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Februay 26, 2013:
The Texas school that made girls dress up in burqas also made them say that the Holocaust was NOT genocide, but ethnic cleansing. What a load of shit. It also said that those terrorists who attacked us on 9/11, all over the world they murdered Americans and others, are freedom fighters. What the hell? This is more proof that Obama's agenda is to transform America into a Marxist nation that sucks up to Islam. Obama HATES America.
Every American should be outraged. As long as women are not free, these assholes are not freedom fighters. As long as they target everyone not a Muslim, they are not freedom fighters. As long as they don't allow equal rights for all religions in their nations, they are not freedom fighters. They are murderers and liars and the truth needs to be taught. Stop the brainwashing and lies in our schools. Stop this CSCOPE program, it's dangerous. It's indoctrination.
I just discovered this information from a Texan:
Lumberton HS is in the same district as my local school, unfortunately 80% of the schools in Texas in the 20 regions have CSCOPE, the burka lesson is from the is program. CSCOPE is developed by Linda Darling-Hammond a maxist leaning educator and best buds with terrorist Bill Ayers. She was also a consultant to the Obama Administration. The program is being sold through the backdoor to school districts in Texas and all over the US. It is aligned with the UN Agenda 21 program.
We hard working people of Texas have been busy making a living but really asleep at the switch about this creeping doctrine in our school system. Many are waking up and a few state reps. are on the ball, proposing bills and conducting inquires about CSCOPE.
Happy New Year. I took a time out with my blog for a few months, but now I'm back with an important article on how Obama continues to disrespect our Constitution with his three appointments this week. Please read this Lloyd Green's important article. I've been saying the same thing for four years about Obama not respecting our Constitution, but many people are not paying attention. Don't people care about our country anymore?
October 28, 2012:
My next post will be what Pat Caddell said on Judge Jenine Pirro's program the other night when discussing what happened in Libya at our Consulate. Pat Caddell is an American public opinion pollster and a political film consultant. He has worked for Democratic presidential candidates George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, Gary Hart in 1984, Joe Biden in 1988, and Jerry Brown in 1992. He also worked for Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff in 2010. Caddell is a regular guest on the Fox News Channel, and he is listed as an official 'Fox News Contributor'. This has earned him the label of a "Fox News Democrat" by critics such as liberal opinion magazine Salon.com. He has also frequently appeared on the conservative website Ricochet.com discussing politics. [Wikipedia]
"The NY Times says nothing, they have been in the tank on this in a way I’ve never seen, CBS, days after the president told them, in fact, he knew there was an attack.” [Many people, including Senators, Congress members, military leaders, all said that Obama was in the situation room and watched everything going down in Benghazi in REAL TIME and yet did NOTHING to help our people. Three times our CIA man on the ground asked for help three times and was denied it. There is no reason for it to have been ignored – help could have been there within the hour, and this battle went on for hours. What Obama has done is criminal and should be kicked right out of office along with his entire administration for this.]
"I am appalled right now. This White House, this president, this vice-president, the Secretary of State – all of them, apparently, are willing to dishonor themselves and this country with the cheap prospect of getting reelected, willing to cover up and lie. And the worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people and the truth! The leading mainstream media. And I said in a speech a week ago, cause I’m stunned, I’ve never seen on an issue of national security like this – but I will tell you this, I said it then: They have become a threat, fundamental threat to American democracy, and the enemies of the American people. What we saw tonight, what I saw with Ty Woods' father and family, and the outrage I feel for my country, and the SHAME that these people have NO HONOR! When will people finally say it? Coverup is too nice a word, and the media is one that is worst on it.
"This president didn’t care enough to stay in the White House and “find out what was going on the next day after”, or to order the rescue team. Now I know why he didn’t meet with the national security advisors, and why he got on a plane and went to a fundraiser. An act, if any president, Democrat or Republican, prior to this had done while the consulate was smoldering, would have been crucified. And yet, they are in the tank. I'll tell you, I’m not politically but I’m so personally nauseated by this."
So have we been sick over it. How can anybody vote to reelect this farce of a president? Or do some of you not even care enough to be aware of what's really been going on for 4 years, you’re still living in a fantasy, in your own biases and guilt to see the truth? It’s beyond disgusting.
Finally, I cannot forget to mention two important other things: Obama made sure to make a law that says we cannot criticize Islam! Not any other religion, just Islam. Then, instead of protecting the man who made that video the president and his administration are blaming for what happened on 9/11 in Libya (all lies), they arrest him and take away his rights that he has from our Constitution. Do you not see how they do not respect our country or Constitution? They should defend that man as an example of what makes America great! Not apologize for our freedom of speech! And this from Obama who kisses ass to Hollywood celebs in the entertainment industry, and Obama himself sure loves to use his freedom of speech on every show he can get on. Hypocrites? Criminals? You betya.
Wow - I'm stunned! This just came down today via TMZ and I wonder which way it will go - see comments made years ago right here on this blog (see below starting in 2007 for the Anna Nicole Smith posts). My personal feeling is that Howard K. Stern had a responsibly in drugging Smith and her son, and for their deaths:
Howard K. Stern has just lost BIG in the never-ending Anna Nicole Smith case, because a court has just ruled the 2 convictions that the trial judge threw out can be reinstated.
Stern was charged with 11 felonies -- most involving conspiracy to fuel Anna Nicole with drugs. At the end of the trial, the jury convicted Stern of 2 felony conspiracy counts but the judge threw both convictions out on grounds there was insufficient evidence to nail Stern.
A California appeals court just ruled the trial judge was wrong, and sent the case back where the trial judge could now sentence Stern to prison for the 2 felonies.
It's not certain what the trial judge will now do, because there are 4 options:
1. The judge could sentence Stern to years in prison
2. The judge could go as leniently as probation on the felonies
3. The judge could reduce the felonies to misdemeanors
4. The judge could theoretically dismiss the whole case on other legal grounds
The appellate court also reversed the trial court's dismissal of the conspiracy convictions of Khristine Eroshevich.
Read more: at TMZ.
October 17, 2012:
I hope you watched the presidential debate and saw all the lies by Obama. Did you know that Candy Crawley interrupted Romney 27 times but Obama only 9? Not only that, she incorrectly and shockingly got herself involved in the debate, defending Obama's lies, and even Obama couldn't stand on his own two feet by asking Crowley to vouch for him (his lies). Unbelievable. Obama could NOT answer the questions regarding the deaths of Americans in Libya. Why not? After the debate, he went up to the person who last asked a question of him and told yet another lie! Much more will be coming out about Obama's crooked campaign, financing, Obamacare through Issa. Obama has a record and that cannot be changed - we all know he's a failure and a liar, as are many in his administration. October 14,2012:
I've been spending the past day rewatching "2016: Obama's America", an outstanding documentary on the real Obama and his agenda. It has been available on pay per view on cable/satellite stations and if you can, I enourage you to watch it before voting.
One of the most interesting parts of "2016: Obama's America" was the discussion on a man who became Obama's mentor, found by his grandfather. His grandfather used to get drunk with this man - Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist, card number 47544, and he started a Communist publication in Chicago. He was anti-American. For 8 years, until Barack left for college, Davis was his mentor. Davis was considered a danger to the US and put on the FBI security list. He was such a threat that if a war ever broke out between the US and Russia, Davis would be immediately arrested. Obama's handlers and media have tried hard to not let people know about this.
The other thing that people don't know is that Barack's own father was a violent, abusive drunk who beat his wives (he had several in different countries, and fathered many children), got into car wrecks, killed a man, was so messed up driving drunk that he had an accident and needed his legs amputated. Eventually, he was killed in a car crash. Obama's own half sister came to him and told him that he has this fantasy about who his father was - it was all wrong. But, Barack wanted to have this fantasy father - and, as I've said all along, his political views were all shaped by his father, his mother, mentors and friends who hated everything the west was. Given that Obama's closest friends were anti-Semities, Communists, terrorists, Marxists, Socialists, should have been a red flag for all Americans - sadly, they chose to vote for him under the guise of hope, and change. What change, though? If Obama wins this next election, our country (already in a huge downward spiral) will be living a major nightmare. It's up to you to decide if you want your vision of America, or Obama's.
October 5, 2012:
Dr. Barbara Bellar, physician, lawyer, former nun, gives the most brilliant and important summary of Obamacare and explains why we must not reelect Obama - our freedom is in serious jeopardy. The government takeover of our heath care is just the tip of the iceberg - we lose ALL rights. We need real reform once Obamacare is reformed. Please watch her speech.
The other day I posted a link to where you could watch the videos of Obama (at dailycaller.com) telling a black crowd that the govt. didn't waive the Stafford Act to help New Orleans after Katrina, and that the govt. didn't think they deserved help because they were black. FACT: Ten days prior to that speech Obama gave, the govt. DID waive the Stafford Act. OBAMA WAS ONE OF 14 SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL THAT INCLUDED THE PROVISION TO GIVE SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NEW ORLEANS.
There may be some major stuff hitting the fan any minute now regarding Obama's campaign funds. Read the info right here.
October 4, 2012:
What a great debate - Romney kicked ass and shows that experience truly means more than b.s. and that he doesn't need a teleprompter. He knows the facts and states them clearly, with confidence, and good temper. Obama was on the defensive, confused, often lost, not making sense, and it was so easy to tell when he was attempting to cover up his lack of knowledge with baloney. Very weak. It was like watching the master teacher Romney versus the child student Obama. I loved Romney comparing Obama to his 5 sons who sometimes say the same untrue thing over and over, hoping Romney would believe them. I found it hilarious that Obama was pretending to write notes because he had a hard time facing Romney.
I also liked Romney talking about how to bring money back to our country from overseas and that Obama has no idea what he's talking about when it came to corporations getting a big break going overseas. He also nailed Obama on bad investments such as with the energy companies, and used Biden's own words about the middle class being buried for the past four years. I also enjoyed seeing a test audience of 24 watching the debates and how many of them voted for Obama in the last election, but were very disappointed with him since and during the debate. They felt Romeny was wonderful. It is surprising to see how many people who were staunch Democrats and Obama supporters raised Romney and said he came out ahead of Obama in the debate.
This is fascinating information: Heather Higgins, president and CEO of Independent Women's Voice, was on the news this morning and she said that her group just did a study of independence and economics. They discovered the huge degree that the Obama's group depends upon economic illiteracy. Not only that, but it showed that when you took well documented facts and if you knew that they were true, you were you were 30 points more likely to vote for Romney. If you felt these facts were not true, you were on average 30 points more inclined to vote for Obama. I agree with their findings just based on people and friends with whom I've spoken on these topics.
October 1, 2012:
HERE IT IS: I ALWAYS SUGGESTED YOU LOOK BEHIND OBAMA'S MASK, NOW SEE OBAMA PANDERING WITH HIS FAKE ACCENT AND GESTURES, INCITEMENT OF FEAR AND RACIAL ISSUES, LIES ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS IS ALL OBAMA, UNCUT.
Sept. 21, 2012:
Today's flyby of the space shuttle Endeavour was awesome. It was so emotional, unifying, respectful of all of us who supported the space program financially and emotionally. I loved seeing it flying right over my head! People were lining streets all over So. California to watch it and the shuttle went all over the place, sometimes twice, to let everyone see it. It flew low, was loud, impressive. Everyone was smiling, many crying. Cameras everywhere. A happy and sad moment. I'm still pissed that Obama has cut funding to NASA. If he knew how to balance a budget, this wouldn't have happened. My friends wouldn't have lost their jobs, either. Nobody should prevent us from space exploration, nobody should prevent us from our universal connection, nobody should prevent us from knowing more about who we are and what's out there.
The Obama Administration intentionally hid the truth from everyone for a week about the attack that killed our Ambassador and others. That was completely political. They didn't want a planned attack on 9/11 led by Al Qaeda because it makes Obama look bad - as if he doesn't look bad enough. Furthermore, it proved that the White House leaks about bin Laden's death compromised our security and gave Al Qaeda knowledge how we get intel. They have to admit they did NOT take the proper security measures to protect our people.
Thank you to the real Muslim people of Libya who are peaceful and taking action against the extremists and those of the groups who attacked us last week. Keep going! This is great news.
Romney paid 14% effective tax rate in 2011 Mitt Romney made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes, his campaign says. His rate was up slightly from the 13.9% rate he paid in 2010. He's helping America already just through all the taxes he paid. Wouldn't you rather have a president that knows how to make money instead of one who consistently loses it?
Obama is breaking the law AGAIN! This time he's making it so that people on welfare won't have to get a job in order to collect. Thanks to Clinton and Gingrich, it was set that people would have to try to get a job, and then get a job when on welfare so that it was a temporary situation. It was excellent. So, Obama continues to destroy our country, disrespect our Constitution, bringing more and more socialism, people dependent upon the government. This creates lazy freeloaders who will drain our country even more - and who will pay for their welfare checks? Those of us who pay our taxes. And taxes WILL be increasing and we are headed for an inflation. Obama has been partying so much he has missed over half of his daily security briefings. Is it any wonder our country is in a mess and foreign policy is trashed? So, who wants this dictator who breaks the law for another term? Who wants our government who lets him get away with breaking the law and criminal activity? WAKE UP, AMERICA! Learn to see the TRUE SOUL of people; not the mask they wear.
Sept. 11, 2012:
First of all, I must remind everyone of the tragic loss of life on 9/11, remember all those who perished, those who helped and tried to help, and also know that this war is still going on.
The American Embassy in Cairo was vandalized today and the American flag taken down and replaced by an Al Qaeda flag. They say they are protesting a video that defames their prophet Mohammed. This video is being promoted by an Egyptian born Christian living in the US. The State Department says it's working with Egyptian authorities to restore peace there.
The State Department had this statement to make:
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions...Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others." Wow. Really. That's our nation's response to an act of war against us? These guys tore down our flag and put up the flag of Islam. We gave Egypt over a BILLION of our tax dollars, too. The Muslim Brotherhood is treated to gigs at the White House. Why? Wake up, America - when will you learn? Why isn't Obama a real president here? This is crazy.
Sept. 5, 20120:
Hilarious to see the DNC decide to include Jerusalem and God NOW that they realized how many votes they would lose since they removed them. The question is, why did they remove them to begin with? And another new change - now Obama will not speak in that large outdoor stadium - claiming weather concerns. Yeah, I'm sure that's the only reason why. I'll bet they couldn't get enough people to fill that stadium because if people really wanted to show their support for Obama, they'd be there with their umbrellas.
Special lying bitch award goes to Wasserman Schultz, who was chosen by Obama to head the DNC and be his spokesperson. She lied straight-faced and was caught in it (well, more than one of them). She owes an apology to everyone, especially the Israeli Ambassador. Obama picked this woman - oh, mirror, mirror...
Sept. 3, 2012:
"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
---- attributed to Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984)
(from Bartlett's 16th Edition, Justin Kaplan, General Editor, page 684, 1992.
Comments on tonight's speeches and agendas at the DNC.
A circus of baffoonery: Biden, Durbin, Carter, Obamas. Michelle's speech was written for her in an attempt to measure up to Ann Romney's speech. Why didn't Michelle say all these things at the first election? What the heck does her father's illness or Obama's mother have to do with voting for him? He has hardly ever mentioned his own mother, anyway. Michelle Obama wants you to believe her husband is a saint or God. He's an egomaniac, dictator, liar, manipulator. Do you know that they pay $35, 000 a year to send their girls to school? Sure - that's what the average American does, right? Who's out of touch here? All they care about is THEIR OWN WALLETS! Compare this to what Condi Rice said: "We have never believed that I am doing poorly because you're doing well. We have never been jealous of one another and never envious of each other's successes." And a note - the Republicans did not use teleprompters, and they wrote their own speeches. Their convention was first, so they did not have the benefit of seeing what the DNC would be saying or doing. The DNC did hav that advantage - all the did was try to copy and outdo what the RNA did.
I hope you saw the anti-Semites at the DNC BOOING when the desperate Democrats rushed through that vote to bring back Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why would any Jewish person, or supporter of Israel, want to vote Democratic? And why would a woman, who makes something like $300,000 a year, demand the government pay for her abortions? Why should the government do that? A city or state government, maybe, in cases of rape. But the rapist should pay first, don't you think? Abortion is a personal choice, and not the government's business. You want free choice, then take responsibility for it.
Two-faced Obama is trying to make you believe he believes in the American dream for all - equality. But - "YOU DID NOT BUILD THAT" - the government did. We belong to the government, he tells us. No - the government works FOR US! Obama doesn't want equality - he wants to take money away from those who earned it to give to those who didn't and still don't my taxes. He wants us to be completely dependent upon the government - much easier to control us that way. We have free will, Mr. Obama. Stop trying to take that away, piece by piece, year after year.
We're NOT all equal in that we each have the same traits, appearance, skills, intellect, wisdom, intentions. We are equal because we were all part of the One Source of All That Is, and that needs no government or individual to allow us to have that. We have it by birth, by being infinite souls. It is out of Obama's hands - sorry, dude. Obama can't even use the words "endowed by our creator" in quoting the Constitution. He leaves out "by our creator". Do you know how much money Obama gave to charities each year? Not enough. Romney gives 18% of his income to charities. Joe Biden only gave 2/tenths of one per cent of his income to charities. Don't tell me they're so eager to help others out of their own pockets. Do you really believe that Obama is the man we can trust to keep moving us forward? Forward? All he's done in the past few years is take us backwards. Cut NASA funding, bail out corporations, ignore the poor and African-American communities, ignore education, take from Medicare to fund Obamacare - which will take away more of our rights and make our private lives government business and property on a deeper level than ever before and every doctor I know hates Obamacare. It will mean a great reduction in good doctors and care. He has created laws to get the people in trouble by limiting our freedoms of speech, and geared to protect his own ass.
Obama is NO friend to Israel, therefore no friend to us. Putting Israel's safety in jeopardy means our security is in jeopardy. Obama has not taken a stand against Iran, not interested in stopping what Syria is doing. He hasn't said one word about the rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel every day! Israel knows Obama is not a friend. Why now would the Democratic Party not recognize Jerusalem as the legitimate and only capital of Israel? Because it is exactly that. Obsama wouldn't care if Israel failed to exist tomorrow. He showed us his true feelings when he met with Netanyahu. We all heard it when Obama thought the mikes were turned off. We know the truth, Obama. I am so disgusted with what the Democratic Party has become - everything they used to criticize. They are now rude bullies with no open minds and no compassion. Look at how Obama communicates - he yells, as if he's in a church or running a dictatorship. Same with the speakers at the DNC. They scream - bully. Far cry from what the Republicans did last week. Democrats are scared and grasping at straws, trying to make you believe your life is better now. How much are you paying for gas and groceries now? Has Obama done anything to make sure that women earn equal pay for equal work? Aha aha aha. Such examples of equality, humanitarianism, concern for Americans and women's rights.
The hideous attempt to discredit Paul Ryan by claiming his information wasn't right according to some MSM "fact checkers" is bogus! The "fact checkers" needed to have real fact checkers check on them and proved their facts are wrong!
Obama won't speak at the DNC auditorium, as he should. He will speak at a STADIUM with 75,000 brainwashed, adoring fans, just like Hitler did. And now it's even easier since Obama has created a division in our nation, he has also made it hip to disrespect people who don't agree with him - indeed, some people are afraid to say the truth today. Our nation is NOT better off - it's worse off since he's been in office. He spent so much time developing his damned beer recipe and drinking, taking expensive vacations and not meeting with his jobs committees - playing hookey, just as he did when he was in school. Will you be one of those in another trance watching Obama toss out more empty promises this time, thinking this is your messiah? He's a dangerous dictator and folks, this truly is a battle between the forces of good and evil. The light versus the darkness (and I don't mean anything racial in that statement!). He's still trying to pull the wool over your eyes - I only hope you can see through his mask, through the ruse, through the bullshit and see the true souls in all of these candidates. Who really has heart? Ask your higher selves to guide you in this - please. Higher selves never lie. You want to know about Obama's life history - read "Barack Obama: The Story" by David Maraniss. Know who you president really is.
August 22, 2012
Akin's legitimate rape comments infuriated me. It's incredible how ignorant and stupid so many people in government are, not just Akin. And I'm talking about ALL the parties here. Rape is an act of violence and control. It is forceable sex with violence and it is without consent from the victim. There is not one more thing that needs to be understood or discussed about rape as a definition. Do people claim to be raped when they weren't? On very rare occasions.
A victim of rape can be raped over and over again, by the medical or police investigation, by the rapist giving them an STD - maybe life-threatening at that - in a trial against the rapist, in the media coverage, and even by the rapist who might claim visitation rights to their child born through rape!"A woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child." [lawyer Shauna Prewitt] She adds, "Make no mistake, my efforts and the efforts of others to persuade legislators to pass laws restricting the parental rights of men who father through rape will be directly impacted by Akin's recent comments. Whether these efforts will be helped or hurt, however, depends upon us as a society."
As for that other idiotic statement from Akin about a woman being impregnated by a rape, and that her body will magically reject the pregnancy - who in their right mind, and a supposedly educated brain, believe such shit? It's NOT TRUE, proven in every possible way to be untrue - just look at all the children born through rape, and all the women forced to keep that child against their will because of laws that don't allow them to abort the fetus immediately.
Facts about pregnancy: A zygote/fetus is not considered a life form until viability, which occurs about 23 or 24 weeks. This small fact is nigh-universal in the medical world, which is why every single major professional medical association in the US, AND every single national medical association in the first world all are openly pro-choice, endorsing abortion on demand through the first two trimesters, and not thereafter (unless the health of the mother is in danger). According to NEJM (Nov-Dec 2009), in the USA 78% of medical health professionals endorse this view.
Spiritually speaking now, the soul of that baby to be does not enter into the body until farther into the pregnancy - usually after the 4th month, and is not fully connected to the body and partially in it until birth (and sometimes after birth, especially if the soul of that baby to be resists returning to a body). There is usually an agreement between the soul of the baby to be and the mother (or parents) to be a family, and sometimes that agreement means a termination of the pregnancy so the soul of the child can go elsewhere for a variet of reasons. But, the average person is not conscious of this.
In my opinion, any abortion should always be a last resort after careful considerations. No matter how a pregnancy began, the after effects of an abortion can last a lifetime for the woman. Abortion is not a normal or usual form of birth control, and should not be performed after the first trimester UNLESS the health of the mother is at great risk.
Should abortion be federally funded? In my opinion, not entirely or even completely. I feel one's state and city that should fund an abortion due to rape, as it is the state and city that should protect its citizens and punish the attacker. Our taxes need to support this because this effects all of us - it is a crime. Additionally, our schools and communities need to teach about rape and the truth about pregnancy and birth control. AND return dignity, respect, responsibility and compassion to our society.
August 15, 2012
"Dishonorable Disclosures" is a short film made by a group of special ops people (former CIA and other intelligence members) who are fed up with Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.
The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious - that for the first time ever - former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go 'on the record' in a special documentary titled "Dishonorable Disclosures." Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.
Use of military ranks, titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement of the Dept. of the Army or the Department of Defense. All individuals are no longer in active service with any federal agency or military service.
August 6, 2012:
I guess other people noticed what I did with Maroney last night and let her know about it, too. Today Maroney Tweeted: "For anyone who thought I didn't want to hug Maria and Sandra that's not the case(: They are my friends, and I'm proud of them both!" Really? That explains the cold shoulder she gave one of them, right?
August 5, 2012:
I don't normally get this vibe from the women's coaches. Is it just me who got a creepy feeling watching Maroney's touchy/feely coach? I'm not accusing him of anything, it just felt weird to me. He was a little too hands-on, and did you catch how he watched her ass as she walked away? Creepy. Some people may think this is mean to say, but I'm going to say it anyway: Maroney, usually excellent at vaulting, needed a dose of humility. Her arrogance and prima donna behavior was taking away the best of her. (An aside - That helium voice of hers drives me nuts. She sounds like she's five years old.) Maybe someone can remind her that getting a silver medal is damn good. Maroney shouldn't have coldly ignored the Russian who came to congratulate her for the silver. So, I feel that metaphysical justice was done.
Finally, those girls need to stop tying back their hair so tightly - they're all getting bald spots. I'm glad the Romanian woman won - she deserved it. The men, same thing. It was fair. And both winners have sweetness and humility in them - you can see and feel it, which is nice.
The Mars rover "Curiosity" landed safely on Mars, and I hope now it will show everyone what really happened on Mars up until now. If you're interested in this - please read Enki's Chronicles: Mars. Then let's see what the rover sends back to us and if they will share it with the public.
July 31, 2012:
I love the Olympics - watch every one. For me it represents the best in people, the planet coming together without politics (well, most try), and with good intentions and friendship. One of my favorite things is listening to John Williams' song - the theme song, fanfare, for the Olympics. I never get tired of that.
This year's opening ceremonies was a disappointment, however. The first one being that NBC did not broadcast it live. Why not? Because of their freakin' ads? There is no reason for them NOT to broadcast it live. It was shown live in many countries around the world, including Canada. SO, WTF?
I found it very dull; even the Queen was so bored that when the British team marched in she was tinkering with her fingernails. She couldn't even crack a smile when she proclaimed the games open. Could she have been any less enthusiastic? Then that mess of a production - the only good thing in it were the beginning high speed flight over the Thames and Rowan Atkinson, in my opinion. The cauldron is very cool, but what the hell were they thinking in not letting it be seen outside of the stadium? The fireworks were nice, and I really didn't care to see Paul try to sing "Hey Jude" one more time. Yawn. What a let-down. I wonder how the Closing Ceremonies will be - I hope better than the Opening.
The other let-down was that the Olympics did not honor the Israeli victims of the Munich Olympics. No one should ever forget that disgusting and extremely cruel act of terrorism and murder. If not during the Opening Ceremonies, when? So, bad move on their part. At least NBC did one thing right - their people DID talk about Munich and how they should be remembered.
The games are fun to watch. I'm a huge gymnastics fan. I was shocked and angry that the judges were so blind that they couldn't see the Japanese gymnast did NOT complete a handstand, and gave Japan the points AND the Silver medal! How messed up is that?! I hope the Ukraine protests and demands an investigation. There is no way Japan earned or deserved that medal. I was so upset that our team didn't do well. They are so good, and had such great promise to win Gold, but blew it under pressure. I also was sure our women's team would win Gold, and they did! I'm so thrilled for them. They deserve it - they are the best team. And Ali has a great chance to win the Gold as an individual. I'm rooting for her. One thing about Ali - her routine was to "Hava Nagila" (as it has been all year long) and using that for the Olympics was one way of saying "We're still here, we deserve to be here, and we're great. We will not let you forget us!" The women used three very different pieces of music (Ruslana's "Wild Dances" that Ali used is one of my favorite songs), showed that they were so united and close, so much hugging and supportive of one another. They looked healthier than the other teams, and HAPPY. They truly love what they're doing and it shows. And that gold medal is gorgeous.
I think Olympic judges should have to prove their deductions. They give them when there are none. When there are many, they don't give them all. Marony's vault was perfection - are they blind? They always score Americans lower than everybody else - still a lot of bias. Then, they gave Japan credit for doing the handstand on the horse that he never did, and that gave Japan the silver?! Again, they must be blind. So not right.
July 30, 2012:
I've often said this and I will say it again - if only the Palestinians (Muslims, not Christians) would stop spending so much money, resources and energy on TEACHING HATRED AND LIES, AND KILLING Israelis and Jews, maybe they'd actually be able to create a decent society/culture, that would be a benefit to their people and actually contribute something positive to the world? Instead those morons decide to keep bombing Israel every day and destroying Israeli-made products in their areas. Just try to live without Israel's help - Israel should stop sending them millions of dollars every month and let them live on their own. They can't make it on their own and they're so damned jealous of Israel and Israel's accomplishments, it drives them crazy. So stupid.......
July 25, 2012:
I'm wondering what the world is waiting for again.....20,000 people, at least, have been butchered in Syria by Assad's forces. Today the report came out in the news that these forces are doing what the Nazis did to Jews: demanding that a mother pick which child should die. When the mother refuses, they pick the child then execute them - shooting them in the head. Of course, driving their mothers insane and sick. What creatures do this? What monsters to think they can take lives, children, or anyone like this? How can Obama, who actually believes the USA is the world leader, not do anything about it? And the useless UN - still useless. Syria has always been known for its cruelty towards people and animals, though. They would have their military line up for annual public displays and they'd bite the heads off of snakes and other animals, break the necks of puppies and kittens, torture these animals to show how tough they are and what they'll do to Jews. What a great asset to humanity they are, eh? Why are they still getting away with it?
July 21, 2012:
Last morning's massacre at the showing of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colorado, was a horrific reminder of the times we live in and how we must be vigilent and responsible for what we are doing and supporting. This also reminds us that life hold risks. My heart feels for all those involved in the massacre. This is another nationawide trauma, however, and we are all, once again, faced with our own demons.
I feel compelled to ask why parents would take young children and infants to a Batman film, at midnight? Is it because they can't afford a babysitter? If so, then don't go. Your baby's health and welfare is more important and by that I mean think of what that baby is being exposed to - intense violence and negative energy in that film, regardless that there is a hero in it. And thank goodness there is a hero that tries to eliminate evil - but evil persists. Films such as Batman do prey on our dark side as well as expose it. But is it healing it, transforming it into something better?
Taylor Swift echoes my sentiments when she told America on "60 Minutes" this past year that "...every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make your words count." This is true with films, books, whatever you put out. There are consequences to your creations and actions. For many years I have wondered why Hollywood loves to focus so much on negativity, fear, and violence? And not only once is enough, but to have remake after remake of the same trash. I'm not saying to ban any film with violence or negativity, but there needs to be some responsibility taken for how these influence the public, even when the public has the choice to go to the film and accept what it shows, or not. Watching anything becomes part of you and once you see some terrible things, it's a lot harder to remove them from your memory and emotions. Some things you can't avoid, but a film you can. So think before you go and what you want to live with, what you want your children to live with, for the rest of your and their lives. If you do see these films, do you discuss them and personalize the message in the film? Children don't need this crap, they really don't. Leave them at home. They can see this stuff if they want to when they're adults.
The next important thing our society needs to realize is that we are not living in such innocent times - after Coloumbine, 9/11, the massacre that killed and maimed many and permanently impairs Arizona Senator Gabby, Virginia Tech, the countless events of terror and violence by not only foreigners but Americans. World suffered 19,200 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11. It's time we have good security at public events. Yes, there should be metal detectors at theatres, and guards who are armed, who know terrorism, who know how to spot crazies or evil, who check bags. Holmes supposedly entered the theatre from a fire door he previously left open. Who in the theatre checked those doors?! Common sense. Better gun control might help, as well. Sorry, folks, but this is a fact of life now in many countries and for us, as well. What are we waiting for? Just smart precautions, not living in fear.
I also think we need to change our criminal justice system. In events such as what happened in Colorado when everyone there saw the killer, the killer admitted it, allowed himself to be arrested and warned the police about his apartment being rigged to kill, why do we need to hold a trial? It's a huge waste of money, time, and who needs to retraumatize the victims? This is a "he did it" and "put him away for good" case. End of story. He knew what he was doing - he planned all of it. So what more do we need? Come on - it's done. What's left to prove or excuse? The guy is a coward who only wanted to protect himself while terrorizing, maiming and killing others. Why does he deserve a trial? What do you think about this?
What I was impressed by was that one girl paid attention to her intuition and did not open Holmes' door. Unfortunately, the would be reporter, who did listen to her intuition in the past that saved her life, did not have the ability to do so this time. So sad. So, pay attention to your gut - your body and soul/higher self are trying to tell you something.
May 18, 2012:
Since the presidential election is coming up again, I thought to share with you some quotes by Obama, from his book Dreams From My Father. People support Obama only because they just see that he's black (ignore the white half), but they know nothing about the man. Do they know that he ate dog? Do they know that he was abandoned by his parents and raised by his grandparents? It has long been my feeling that Obama has been chasing a father figure all of his life, seeking acceptance, along with carrying on his own father's agenda. His own words say a lot, so here are some quotes so you can see some of his influences, his likes, his thoughts, biases, poor decision-making.
"Political discussions, the kind at Occidental, had once seemed so intense and purposeful came to take on the flavor of the socialist conferences that I sometimes attended at Cooper Union..." [Page 122]
"To avoid being mistaken for such a sell-out, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performer poets." [Page 100]
"That's just how white folks'll do ya. It wasn't merely the cruelty involved. I was learning that black people could be mean, and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance. An obtrusiveness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn't know they were being cruel in the first place, or at least thought you deserving of their scorn." [Page 80]
"I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically." That included indulging in a little blow when he could afford it. [Page 94]
"Only Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self creation spoke to me. The blunt poetry of his words. His unadorned insistence of respect promised a new and uncompromising order. Marshall in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will. All the other stuff, the talk of blue-eyed devils and apocalypse was incidental to that program, I decided. Religion's baggage that Malcolm, himself, seemed to have safely abandoned towards the end of his life." [Page 86]
This also has been making its way around the internet - that says: Obama's Literary Agent writes in 1991 Booklet: 'Obama Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'. Update...the explanation from the Obama camp...it was just a simple 'fact checking' error in his bio. Oh yes and the error was repeated year after year in similar bio reprints about Obama for 17 years...until Obama decided to run for President in 2007 and then had it updated for the 2008 version: http://www.examiner.com/article/editor-obama-s-born-kenya-bio-fact-checking-error-bio-used-until-2007 Yeah, right.
March 13, 2012
Last Thursday, President Obama, IN SECRET, signed HR 347, a bill that should horrify every American. This means it is now a FELONY if he or the secret service, who now have the right to determine when and where we are allowed to protest - to shout or hold a sign or anything stating YOUR VIEWS as guarateed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. This violates 3 things: association, free speech, the right to petition the government regarding grievances. How dare he do this?! How dare our representatives not say a word to us and try to block this? How were the people not informed ahead of time about this so we could protest it? What does that tell you? Does this man have our welfare in mind, or his own? Since he's taken office, he's taken away our liberties, and ordering us what we can or cannot do. For instance, demanding we have health insurance, even his wife telling us what to eat. Do you want 4 more years of this dictator? Did you know about this law that will allow our government to shoot Americans - anywhere? Yup - that's going on, too. The FBI Director isn't even clear on this! Our government doesn't just kill our own citizens in our own country, or elsewhere! If the government wants your life, or your liberty, or your property, it has to say to a jury what law you have violated and prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt to the jury - due process. This defies the 5th Amendment. How do you feel about our legislators in Washington, D.C. now? Are they there protecting our rights? They are equally criminalized, in my opinion, by not defending our Constitution and Bill of Rights. So much for Obama's promise that his administration would be transparent and it would be our open government. Bullshit. Here's a great article explaining how HR 347 came to pass, who voted for/against it. Read about how Occupy Wall Street is protesting HR 347.
BLOGS FROM 2011
December 23, 2011:
SHAME ON YOU, EGYPT! How dare you treat women so disgracefully?! Dragging women by the hair, stripping them of clothes, stomping on their chests because they DARE to protest extremism! They know you radical Islamists will keep treating women worse than dogs and have no problem torturing or killing them - or anyone else for that matter. I am infuriated with what's going on now and the great disrespect the Egyptians are showing their heritage and land. Egypt was a kingdom of beauty once, long ago. Egypt, that was once my home many times in ancient times, where women were revered, where the Gods and Goddesses had EQUAL places in the culture. Woman and men were rulers. Men and women were priests and priestesses in the temples. Of course, this was all pre-Islam. EGYPT, SHAME ON YOU FOR REGRESSING TO LOWER THAN THAN THE LOWEST SCUM ON EARTH. Support the Egyptian women and the democracy movement there, please.
December 12, 2011:
I'm so disgusted by Saudi Arabia's idiocy, ignorance, heartlessness. A Saudi woman was beheaded on Monday following a conviction of practicing sorcery, which the ultra-conservative kingdom bans, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said. Would any of these morons even know what sorcery is and can prove it? It's incredible to me that they really believe in the manipulation over people through magic. Assholes don't even understand witchcraft, but any excuse they can to murder a woman in cold blood and spread lies, they will do it. May their karma go right back at them.
The execution of Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar took place in the northern province of Jawf for "practicing witchcraft and sorcery," the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The latest beheading brings the number of executions in the kingdom up to 73 this year, Amnesty International said. The exact number of women executed remains unknown, but another woman was beheaded in October after being convicted of killing her husband by setting his house on fire, AFP reported. "The charges of 'witchcraft and sorcery' are not defined as crimes in Saudi Arabia," said Philip Luther, Amnesty's interim director of the Middle East and North Africa. "To use them to subject someone to the cruel and extreme penalty of execution is truly appalling," he said in a statement, stressing the "urgent need" to stop executions. Amina - you are in my thoughts and heart for this outrageous injustice. Rest in peace.
September 7, 2011:
I'm usually a person who looks for what people share in common while respecting our diversities. But, my latest consideration might be taking my philosophy in new directions. In the U.S. we proudly call ourselves Americans. We feel America more than we do the United States, I think. But, what do people from Central and South America call themselves? Also Americans? Because they certainly could. Usually, they refer to themselves in relation to their country, not continent. Do people from Central and South America feel offended, or proud, that we use the umbrella term "America" so often, as if we automatically forget about their existence, or include them, and maybe even speak for them, too? Should we be doing this? Maybe we, and Canadians (if they choose) need to be more specific and call ourselves North Americans? Isn't it true that to mail something to the United States, one often uses N.A. for North America? What do you think about the idea of caling ourseles North Americans instead of Americans?
July 14, 2011:
I saw an article on cnn.com today asking if the Casey Anthony case jaded us about our legal system. Here's what I think about that: The legal system, while well-intended, sometimes works, but it is really a crap shoot. I don't like the jury system. First of all, it should not be mandatory. it should be voluntary or we should have a professional jury. Jury work is a hardship for many people and it does not pay well at all. In some cases it takes people away from their families or jobs for a long time. It makes the juror a prisoner.
Secondly, a jury is really never of one's real peers. Who was a peer to Casey on that jury? How many of them didn't finish school, don't have a job or profession, are emotionally immature and narcissistic, had a child that ended up dead and was missing for a month and they didn't report it or seemed the least bit concerned - in fact, they went out and got tattoed with "The good life" in Italian and partied. Is the jury made up of pathological liars like Casey is? How many of the jurors had a child out of wedlock, don't even know who the child's father is (or won't say), lives with her parents and can't support raising her own child? Hands?
A jury is chosen to work for one side of the case. Lawyers for both sides try to get jurors they think will buy their story. To know right away that a juror will not vote for the death penalty is a problem in a state where there is a death penalty, and yet there was a juror like this in the Anthony trial. For the lawyers, it's how well you can present the evidence or lack of it, and manipulate the jury. In many cases, it's how good a liar the lawyer is. You can't convince me that Baez believes his client is innocent of her daughter's death. The jury in this case couldn't see the forest for the trees. They didn't have to prove how Caylee died. The fact that she's dead, and her death was ruled a homicide was enough. The evidence points to only one person responsible for her death. The fact that many of them felt Casey had something to do with it and yet voted to let her off the hook shows they're not smart or intuitive, or paid attention. Casey was even smarter than they were! How scary is that?! And that Baez is a shameful piece of work and he comes out the winner? On top of that, he has the damn nerve to tell the public that in time Casey can be invited to talk about her side of this. She had the chance in court and refused, so why would anybody want to hear from her? This case just reinforced how I feel about the faults of our justice system. I think it failed in this case. I feel that there is no escaping karmic justice, and Casey and that jury will are not immune from that. Right O.J?
Happy Summer, everyone.
One of my biggest pet peeves is how people do not pronounce English correctly - they don't even know how to spell many words correctly. This is one of the biggest flubs you hear on the news every time the word gets mentioned by most American reporters or actors, AND politicans! Do you know how to spell the name of the month that comes after January? It's FEBRUARY. See the RU in the middle? You need to PRONOUNCE that! It's not Febuary!
June 24, 2011
Is Delta Airlines(because of it's alliance with Saudi Arabia) banning Jews from flights? Here is the information about this news item.
I hope you all are paying close attention to how Obama is trying to manipulate the public for the next presidential election (dictating, oil, getting troops home, etc.). It's all he really cares about. Winning and power.
June 22, 2011:
JUSTICE HAS BEEN PROPERLY AND FAIRLY SERVED. Self-help guru James Ray has been convicted of negligent homicide in the deaths of three participants in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony, but he was found not guilty of manslaughter charges. The case will continue June 28, when the jury will convene to make a decision regarding aggravating circumstances in the case.
May 23, 2011:
Netanyahu got over 20 standing ovations talking to Congress - more than Obama got at the State of the Union address."The Palestinians have been unwilling to accept a Palestinian state if it meant accepting a Jewish state along side it. You see, our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state: it's always been about the existence of the Jewish state." That's right, Bibi, you say the truth.
May 14, 2011:
Eurovision. I have followed Eurovision for over 35 years, and the changes it has gone through have not been so positive, in my opinion. It used to be that countries would sing in their original language. There was no big promotion, ad campaigns, of course no world wide web back then. The songs were performed for the first time on the contest stage and then voted on based on that performance. Through time the public had more voting impact. Now it's come round to the judges having the power over the people. Eurovision has become too political for my taste --- countries giving their votes to their neighbors or those with whom they have special interest. It's not about the music anymore. It's not even about the stupid costumes and absurd performance ideas from some countries. It's VERY political, and I'm glad I've seen many other posts sharing my grievances.
Today I received an email as a member of the press that stated that the Ukraine won Eurovision! This was sent out before the voting, and I feel that the email and its content about an imaginary vote by the judges was to influence the votes. There was no other reason to send around this email saying the Ukraine won this imaginary vote prior to the voting process.
Israel has no chance in this competition any longer because of the unfair bias against it - it's political, again. I don't think Israel should be part of this in the future; it's an insult. I don't think Israel had a great song this year, but in the past several years Israel had very good songs, and the bias against Israel has been obvious.
American singers have been recruited to sing for European countries in this contest. Notice how much rap music has entered into the contest in recent years, as well. But, then we Americans are excluded from participation in the voting and now the purchasing of the songs. This year, one must have a Euro Master or Visa Card in order to buy the songs! That sucks!
I have no more respect for Eurovision apart from the honest songwriters who are trying to get their music out. The contest stinks. I can't stand the politics and the bought votes, the judges have no good taste anymore, either. Then there is the quality of the music that has gone steadily downhill over the past few years. Eurovision has lost its uniqueness and charm, and one fan....me.
May 6, 2011:
Okay, I'm seriously fucked up, but in a good way. Tears were streaming down my face a few moments ago - I just watched the season finale of "Fringe". BRAVO! BRILLIANT! The show with the mostly high evolved consciousness ever created. I was reading some of the comments from viewers and some people don't understand what happened, have limited understanding of our civilization's past (with ETs) and technology, and metaphysics. Others do get it, and it's a celebration for me. What a great finale - whether or not the show returns is unimportant. The message got out, the job is done, and I thank "Fringe" for bringing it on! (If you've never seen the show and want to, start at the beginning and watch it in order or you will be lost.)
April 30, 2011:
Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood. Isn't it funny that human beings are deciding who is a saint? Wouldn't that be more appropriately relegated to God's discretion? But, God doesn't play favorites or have hierarchies - once again the joke's on the humans. Ridiculous - saints.
April 27, 2011:
Well, well, well, finally Obama discloses his birth certificate, and in his usual arrogant demeanor makes it all a joke. He just couldn't be bothered with such a technicality for over the past two years. He pretends that he didn't need anybody to force him to do this, or that it is a troublesome sideline. That's how little he cares about our Constitution and the people of America. It took all the inquiries and Donald Trump to make Obama move his ass and deal with it! Of course many of us feel Obama is hiding things about himself. Why didn't he produce his birth certificate BEFORE the election, or even after the initial inquiries about it? Why is there so few people who remember him all the years of his education? Why aren so many things about him still hidden from the public? In this day of no more secrets, it is surprising and disappointing that Obama cannot be forthright. This is why I can't trust him. I just find him unbelievable.
There are some out there who are making this about race. It has nothing to do with race. It is about abiding by our country's laws, who is eligible for presidency. If Obama was not born in the U.S. and was elected president, then he would have been a traitor, broken the law, and betrayed the nation. That he laughs at all of this, and people say it's racial bias, shows how badly they need to manipulate the public and how little they care!
March 18. 2011:
The disaster in Japan has brought out so much for our planet to think about. The calmness, genuine compassion and collective action by the Japanese people in living through this nightmare is amazing; admirable. While our hearts go out to them, we know it's living hell. People are now sacrificing their lives to save others in trying to stop the reactors overheating. There are some reverberations from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this new event for the collective Japanese people to examine and heal. I found it fascinating that one family fled to safety to areas of the WWII bombings in order to be safe from the current disaster. They made a connection, although I'm sure it didn't occur to them at the time. We can send thoughts of hope and healing to the people of Japan, see them receiving our compassion and support so they can move forward without feeling like victims. May such disasters never be repeated.
The most avoidable part of this catastrophe could have been proper nuclear power reactor thinking. I have never supported nuclear power - it's far too dangerous and a meltdown lasts FOREVER. Do you get that? FOREVER. Still today radiation is leaking into the center of the earth from the Chernobyl meltdown. It never ends. And these plants end up creating even more deadly plutonium. So why do we have these nuclear power plants at all? There are far more efficient, cheaper and safer ways to get power. Did we really need to have another nuclear disaster in order to point this out to our planet? Are we understanding it now? Are we ready to give up old ideas of power, greed, (this includes gasoline), and move into our future in a different way? I certainly hope so.
If anybody is questioning it - I am not in any fear over massive doses of radiation coming to me. I have not run out and bought any pills, or suits, or taped my entire house shut. The most important thing now is not to panic and fear but to calmly center one's self, and take charge of the changes we need to see on our planet. We will always be facing natural changes - quakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires...we still need to be better prepared for them. As I've written in many previous articles, our building structures need to be stronger, not right on the ocean and sea level, and we need to be smart.
Finally, right now is a very good time to implement meditations sending liquid golden light into all the fault lines/cracks in the earth, sending love and support to our planet as it shifts so as to cause as little harm as possible. Tune in to the earth and see if you can pick up what's going on and what is coming. We CAN change the outcome. The disaster in Japan was mitigated - that means it was supposed to be a lot worse but direct intervention through consciousness, people focusing on changing the outcome, altered it. Can you imagine if the quake hit on Monday during the work day, and nearer to Tokyo? Please know that our consciousness is connected to everything, and what we truly wish to create, we will create. We are not victims. Use your power with responsibility, wisdom, and love.
March 15, 2011:
Just heard an expert on the news say that the fish that died in Redondo Beach WERE connected to the quakes in Japan. He said in Japan they call those fish "earthquake fish".
March 10, 2011:
A couple of nights ago I was playing backgammon online with a friend and I felt the ground moving. It felt like a mushy swaying. But, it didn't stop - it just kept moving. My friend who lives about 25 miles away northwest of me didn't feel anything. But, nobody else felt it around me, either. I'm extra sensitive to the earth - so it wasn't unusual. What was unusual was that the feeling didn't stop after a minute, as it usually does before a quake hits. I didn't fully understand why I was feeling that until tonight when that devastating quake hit Japan. In California we are prepared for possible tsumanis in the morning. We've had some small quakes in California tonight. Hawaii has had quakes. Chile had a quake today. The Ring of Fire is very active. New Zealand's quake recently, all the quakes in Chile this past year. Japan has had so many quakes this week alone - Honshu has so many of them each year. But, tonight's event was astrounding - a real shock and awe and so destructive. My heart goes out to the people in Japan. This will be very hard to recover from.
Now I'm beginning to wonder if there was some undersea quake that disturbed the millions of sardines in Redondo Beach this week that caused the fish to swim towards the shore and die from suffocation. The winds we had were very strong and that is listed as the cause for this. But, maybe it was more?
My new favorite song (and one of my all-time favorites). This is, in my opinion, impeccable. One of the best singers of all time. Adam Lambert's acoustic version of "Aftermath".
February 14, 2011:
Quite often people forget
about religious extremism in the US. I saw this ad
today and found it scary, and I wonder if it's even legal to demand
this as an
employment requirement. This is from a Christian firm in Kentucky
seeking a person in
animation and special effects. Look at this segment from the ad:
Wow - watching an interview with Donald Rumsfeld who is talking about something I have been talking about for a long time. He received a gift from Saddam Hussen - a video showing Syria's Assad & his military, women biting the heads off of snakes, men and women stabbing puppies to death, and so on, to show what they want to do with their enemies, namely the Jews and Israel. Saddam wanted Rumsfeld to know what he thought of Syria. So many people have denied this event - and I saw that Syrian military "celebration" for myself when Linda Ellerbee first covered the story back in the 1980s. It was shocking. I'm glad Rumsfeld talked about it.
Rumsfeld also said he had videos of Saddam's men throwing people off the top of tall buildings, cutting out tongues, breaking people's bones. The horrible things he did to the Kurds (much of what we've all seen, including using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds). He invaded Kuwait and killed thousands there. And Saddam wanted to show how bad Syria was? They were the same!
Jan. 25, 2011:
Did you watch Obama's State of the Union Speech? Several times my family burst out laughing at the b.s. coming out of his mouth: Thanks to him and our government our air and food are safe! And this is America he's talking about? This past year my husband's paycheck takes out $100 more for insurance. His paycheck is less than ever. Obama said people are taking home larger paychecks? WHERE? WHO are these people? If Obama thinks our "enemies" don't have access to our top security info and our weapons, he's delusional. And why did Obama single out Muslims? Muslims are Americans because they share our values? Muslim fathers still MURDER their daughters IN AMERICA with tne excuse that it's for "honor" and sanctioned by God. Is that American? Is that about freedom and rights for all? After all that b.s., how can Americans say it was a great speech and his approval rating went up? Are people so stupid? Or, do they just want speeches that are their fantasies of what they wish were true? I found Obama's words largely untrue, all talk and no action, and still think we need to get ready for more taxes and more government in our faces.
Happy new year everybody. Hope yours is magical and fun (please see my new year's message here. I am celebrating 33 years of marriage and my birthday this month. I still can't get used to linear time! It goes too quickly.
Also, I would like to mention that throughout the years I have posted (and continue to post) updates to my individual articles, especially Venus, and Mars. It was very exciting for me to see my psychic predictions and visions of these planets be confirmed in the scientific world, and are now facts. There are still a few left to go until all of what I have seen will be "discovered" by science (and then deemed real - lol). I think you might find them of interest, so check them out on the above respective pages.
BLOGS FROM 2010
Nov. 4, 2010:
I've been having powerful dreams this week about a large quake coming that affects animals as well as people, will have landslides, too. One area I saw that was hit was a mountainous area with winding roads as well as the So. California area. Please be alert and prepared for quakes.
August 31, 2010:
It pays to be a Shaman. Today I went to a shop in a mini-mall. As I exited the store, I heard a very loud crow cawing. I looked to where the crow was, perched on top of a telephone poll. He was huge. He kept cawing. I felt it was a warning. I asked him what was going on and I got the message to beware and not to move. I stood there for a minute looking around to see what was coming and then I heard a loud BANG! There was a car accident on the street right off the driveway to the mini-mall. Had I gotten into my car immediately after leaving the store, I would have taken that driveway out and probably would have been involved in the crash. The crow warned me not to move until it happened. I was so grateful to that crow for that, and for paying attention to it. Luckily, no one was seriously harmed in that accident.
August 18, 2010:
Imam Faisal Rauf (the head of the mosque that is planned to be built near ground zero) has been very silent. Shouldn't America know that he said that the U.S. policies were "an accessory to the crime that happened" on 9/11; he is a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad Movemen. "The trend towards Islamic law and justice begins by religious movements, like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Resistance." This Imam is now going to be an outreach speaker to the Middle East and he wants to establish an Islamic state as a model in Arabia. Obama backs him, the mayor of NYC is behind him, shielding him from the press and the public, and us from the full truth about this guy. The real story is about sticking another knife in America's back, and taking over. Muslims have done this all over Europe - have you seen Spain, and now France, Germany, and England, for instance? The mosques have to be the tallest buildings to show domination - did you know that? Switzerland actually did one right thing in banning the construction of new mosques. Australia has it right in not allowing them to be built at all - it's not a Muslim nation. If the Muslim people have any sensitivity at all and really give a damn about mending fences, then they would NOT build a mosque approximately 550 feet from ground zero! What more needs to be understood?
FYI - this year the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on the weekend of 9/11. Rizwan Jaka, a board member of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, based in Sterling, Va., near Washington, D.C., said the mosque will reach out to its interfaith partners and others ahead of the eid. The All Dulles Society is one of the largest mosques in the country and expects to host as many as 20,000 worshippers during the holiday at several locations. Jaka said the board met a few weeks ago to discuss the overlapping dates and decided to include condemnations of terrorism and extremism in the holiday sermons. The mosque will also hold its annual interfaith, memorial and peace events tied to the anniversary. "Could there be some misperceptions because of the anti-Muslim climate? Potentially," Jaka said. "We will make sure our neighbors and friends understand that we all stand firmly as Americans for peace and for creating an environment of respect."
July 22, 2010:
This should interest Americans:
Rashid Kalidi - Columbia University - remember that Obama spoke of his friendship with him? Terrorist sympathizer. He just signed an appeal for funds to outfit a ship that will challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza around Sept. or October (time of Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur). And guess what? The name of the ship is "The Audacity of Hope" - name of Obama's book that Obama named after a sermon given by Rev. Wright. Are you seeing the whole picture, folks, or are you still in denial?
June 15, 2010:
Bravo to the state of Oklahama for wanting to ban Sharia Law (because it's cruel)! Yeah! Hope it passes and sets a precedent for other states.
I find it really silly that that press is going haywire over Abby Sunderland's boat trip around the world. Did they complain when her brother was the same age when he did it last year? In "certain" countries she would have been married with kids and responsible for them by the age of 16. She can have kids but can't pilot a boat?! Are they kidding me? She's not smart enough or strong enough to handle her boat? This is pure sexism and stupidity. This is not about child abuse. If it were, she would be tossed out to sea without any skills. She had her own boat that she's piloted for years. She knows what she's doing or her parents wouldn't have let her go. Leave her alone.
A classic quote:
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away" your ubiased (yeah, right) president Obama, March 20, 2010.
See for yourselves what was REALLY the cargo on the flotilla that attacked Israel. People need to start asking themselves why Hamas, who gets millions a month, and had the billions of dollars from Arafat's bounty, doesn't help their own Palestinian people? Here's the answer - they want to put the blame on Israel rather than take responsibility. Old story.
June 5, 2010:
Helen Thomas, an old, longtime White House correspondent who now writes a column for Hearst newspapers, made the comments May 27 after a White House Jewish heritage event. Asked by Rabbi David Nesenoff of RabbiLive.com if she had "any comments on Israel," Thomas replied, "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine." Thomas went on to say that the Palestinian people "are occupied and it's their land" and that Israelis should "go home" - to Poland, Germany, America "and everywhere else." She's a member of the press with that kind of ignorance, stupidity and prejudice? How dare the rest of the press corps not put her in her place? I loved what Mike Huckabee said about her having the intelligence of a plant, and he reminded her about the bible, Genesis in particular.
The Jews ARE home in Israel, and are not occupying anybody else. Maybe it's time for Thomas to go home? Seems her parents emigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon. Hmmmmmm..... Yes, she sort of half-assed apologized for her comment - too late, Helen. The cat's out of the bag. Maybe it's time for her to get a brain scan, too?
June 4, 2010:
Please explain to me why Obama's people do not pay their own taxes, and yet they don't waste one minute in raising our taxes? Emmanuel, Solis, Geithner, Kirk, Daschle, Killefer - didn't pay their own taxes, so why should we? Why should our taxes be raised at all?
WE CON THE WORLD right on.
June 1, 2010:
It's happening AGAIN: Israel defends itself per agreements, and then is condemned for doing so. Israeli soldiers were attacked. If the ship was not carrying weapons (which it was), or had nothing to hide (it had plenty to hide), it would have allowed the IDF to check it out, as it did the other ships (which I think was an attempt to trick the Israelis). See what happened for yourselves here. The U.N., whose purpose is to PROTECT and help people and PREVENT war, once again goes against its own credo in condemning Israel. Of course, look who is gearing all up to try to destroy Israel - Muslim nations, of course, and those kissing ass out of fear to the Muslims. Anybody surprised? The upsidedown, backwards world is trying to convince the sane world that they're right and Israel is in the wrong.
Around six months ago, the same thing happened in Egypt - a ship arrived and there was an inspection, the Egyptians were attacked. Did this make the headlines around the world? Did the U.N. condemn Egypt? Nope.
Then we have our own American government leaders who are so ignorant and naiive when it comes to international issues that they can't even stand by their only ally in the Middle East, when they know damned well that Israel knows what it's doing and wouldn't be doing it without good reason. I hold Obama completely responsible for his stupidity and hestiations in defending and supporting Israel. What's he waiting for, another 9/11? It will happen with the attitude he and his minions share. Have you noticed how sharia law is pushing its way throughout Europe, and even America? WAKE UP, PEOPLE! FREEDOM IS WHERE IT'S AT, not slavery. Truth, not lies. Justice, not bullshit. Israel is protecting all our asses, and without Israel, the non-Muslim world will be in deep trouble. Now Turkey is blackmailing the U.S. over Iran, and forcing the U.S. to condemn Israel. The U.S. has no power.
I ask all of you to read the following message, and it is for real, I checked it all out: This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.
Joys of Muslim Women
by Nonie Darwish
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce. To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses. Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.
The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.
The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the West World (America) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law. Ripping the West in Two. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel. He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.
When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
(In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. o elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA. Dearborn Mich. is one, and there are others.)
May 23, 2010
I wonder if every country-western singer signed a contract that says they MUST record at least one song about Jesus LOL. Watching these singers it's like if they sing a Jesus song, all their people love them. Mention Jesus and they all go into some idiotic rapture. If they don't have a Jesus song, I guess their career is in the mud. What I'd like to know is what the heck does Jesus have to do with any of them today? Why would Jesus even give a shit? Why would anybody think that thanking Jesus because they won something makes them better, or special, or that Jesus gifted only them and said the hell with everybody else? People are so foolish. I wonder if they wonder what Jesus would say about all their face lifts, liposuction, collegan and botox injections? Or all the booze? hahahaha
May 19, 2010
Tuesday, Arizona's corporation commission is threatening to turn off the lights in Los Angeles, if the city goes ahead with its boycott of the state. Can't wait to see what happens. Update: May 21 - we had a power outage this morning. Everything in our city went down for over a half hour. The DWP would not say what it was, in fact, they said they didn't know what caused it lol. CBS local news was waiting for an answer from them, too, but DWP didn't call back with any info.
May 17, 2010 MISS USA IS
BLOGS FROM 2009
Nov. 13, 2009
"2012" - I will not be seeing this farce of a story on film. It betrays and misinforms the real message of what is coming. 2012 is not about people dying horrific deaths, massive destruction, the earth destroying everything. It IS about a death of the old consciousness and a birth of a new one. This is what is meant by the end of times. It is merely a new birth into a new consciousness of greater enlightement, compassion, and balance. It is a consciousness that will continue to allow more and more people to see and hear and move between dimensions. And, it will also allow us more contact with extraterrestrials. In 2012, their non-interference policy is finished. Therefore, it will be important for people to be very clear about who they are, what they want, to know what is real and what is false, and to choose to function for the highest good, with compassion and responsibility. For instance, can you tell a false prophet when you see one? This one has me concerned because of our recent election outcome. People see Obama as their prophet and are more than willing to give their power away to this delusion.
I am very happy for Adam Lambert that he landed a deal in singing the theme song for a film; I just wish it was not for a money-maker disaster film that couldn't care less about facts or being responsible for what garbage it is instilling into people. The only positive thing I can think of about all of this is that perhaps it will make people think about what future WE want to have, so it doesn't end up like this stupid story in the film.
Nov. 10, 2009
There is no doubt about Hasan being a domestic terrorist. He murdered 13 people just after yelling "Allah hu Akhabar" (the call of a Muslim Jihadist) in cold blood because of his extremist religious beliefs. And, our government is responsible for these deaths just as Hasan is because our government knew he was in contact with members of Al Qaeda. But they thought nothing was wrong with that! Hasan supposedly was a devout Muslim. Seems he is a hypocrital Muslim - he murdered, he frequented strip clubs and drank beer. He's a traitor, he was in contact with our enemies - why have we been at war if not for Al Qaeda and extremist Muslims who attacked us on 9/11? I saw Evan Thomas of Newsweek on telvision tonight saying that, "I cringe that he's a Muslim because it just inflames all the fears. I think he's probably just a nut case. But with that label attached to him it'll get the right wing going..." Why say such bullshit? It SHOULD remind people of what's real in this world for everybody. Right wing, my ass.
For years I posted articles on my site that warned that if people did not take it seriously, there would be Al Qaeda on our doorsteps. And it's happened, due to lax attitudes, negligence, fear of being politically correct. There is no politically correct when someone is out to kill you. We have to get over this crap about being politically correct and call it for what it is - hate crimes, terrorism, murder because of crazy beliefs. Not for one minute do I believe that Hasan was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. He wasn't in battle. Nothing happened to him to give him PTSS. When he was shooting and killing his fellow soldiers, "He was very swift, very tactical," Spc. Logan Burnette told reporters Wednesday outside the Metroplex Adventist Hospital near Fort Hood. That's not someone who's crazy or under stress.
Hasan lectured that Muslims should not go up against another Muslim in war - and he was an officer in the U.S. military! He said that if you don't believe in Islam you will go directly to hell. And no one said a word, and everyone, including a psychiatrist who was present and witnessed that, was freaked out. But people can't say anything against a Muslim. (Shades of Europe, already?) He knew EXACTLY what he was doing, and why. He planned it and carried it out. He should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law as a mass murderer and terrorist, and a traitor to our military and country. Furthermore, those government officials who didn't think something was wrong with him being in touch with Al Qaeda should also face the consequences of their actions.
Oct. 15, 2009:
A large helium-filled, mylar weather balloon caught the attention of America today because a six-year old boy was thought to be in it. The balloon became unthethered and flew away, reaching an altitude of over 8.000 feet. My first thought was wondering if the boy saw the movie "Up" and was trying to have an adventure as character in the film had. The nation was so transfixed on this balloon story that even those working at the NYSE stopped what they were doing to watch and hoped the best for the little boy. All air space in Colorado was at a standstill to make way for the balloon. At this point nobody knows where the boy is, or if he ever was in the balloon and perhaps fell out early in flight. I don't know how a person could survive for very long in that balloon, but who knows? What is truly fascinating is that this "first" is more important than anything else that everyone stopped what they were doing to watch the news and the balloon flying and finally coming down. It brings people back to the very basics of the value of life, putting one's self in the place of the boy's parents and the fear and worry they have. Compassion. Caring. Human nature, perhaps our divine nature at its best. I hope this boy is found safe.
Oct. 12, 2009:
I'm putting out a notice to anybody who is interested in going to a sweat lodge ceremony. Do NOT stay in there longer than 15 minutes, and do not fast before going into one. If you have a heart or thyroid condition, or any other condition that cannot tolerate intense heat or increased heart rate or blood pressure, do not do the sweat. Be sure you always have fresh water to drink and fresh air while in a sweat lodge. If you don't feel well, then get out of the lodge. Don't risk an imbalance in your electrolytes. Do NOT do the sweat naked, NEVER sit on the ground naked, and sex is not part of a sweat lodge ceremony. You do NOT have to pay thousands of dollars to do a sweat lodge ceremony.
Sept. 24, 2009:
CNN is so biased against Israel: Today Netanyahu addressed the United Nations to an audience that applauded him many times for his brilliant speech. CNN's web site's front page didn't even mention it while it was happening. However, Foxnews' web site had a large banner on the top of their main page saying what was happening and that we could watch it live on their site for free. Following the speech, CNN's news coverage allowed one complete sentence by Netanyhu and cut off his following sentence mid-stream. They then showed the terrorist/liar/anti-Semite Ahmadinejad (who most UN members walked out on in protest) many sentences of vomiting his hatred and lies (propaganda) against Israel. Why? BIASED! Contrast that with Foxnews doing a special discussion on Netanyahu's speech, they touted as being a healthy dose of reality and a powerful speech. Yes, it was. I wrote to CNN to complain that they had nothing on their site about Netanyahu's speech. I don't know if my message had any effect, or if others wrote to CNN. It took over three hours, THREE HOURS, for CNN to put up an article covering the speech.
Sept. 16, 2009
Two people that affected my generation died today - Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul & Mary) and Henry Gibson ("Laugh-In" and "Boston Legal"). Gibson was a good actor and a very funny comedian who brought us a lot of laughs since the 1960s. But no one had more of a major effect upon my life than Mary Travers. Earlier this year I was thinking about her life and how she played such important roles as a female singer and peace activist. I wanted to write a tribute to her because I think her so much for her example of a powerful, loving, peaceful woman who lived her convictions. Her singing style was also powerful, unique, and she sang unlike those who preceeded her. Mary belted out songs in beautiful harmony with Peter and Noel Paul and she tossed her head around and gave it her all. Her passion for music and the message is what moved me the most. When I was younger people used to mistake me for being Mary - we looked very much alike, so that contributed to having a special feeling for her. I sang her songs and saw the group in concert several times and loved every minute. An era is gone today and it's a tremendous loss for America and the world. Rest in beautiful, golden white peace surrounded by angels, Mary, and thank you.
Sept. 16, 2009
There is an obvious double standard going on...I pose this question to the news media and political machine: what is the difference between Wilson calling Obama a liar, Obama calling Kanye West a jackass, and twittering the truth? These are all truths, and they can be considered rude, disrespectful, even as truth. Is Obama's comment off the record and allowed because he's a president? But Wilson gets creamed for being honest? People are entitled to their feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and to express them - IN AMERICA. The truth will continue to be exposed and double standards should not apply. The truth will set you free, eh? We must not be afraid of the truth. We can word it in a more loving and respectful way, however. And oh yes, all of this is connected to anger energy. In regards to anger, we can include the threats issued by Williams at the tennis playoffs. I think people aren't getting the whole picture - they keep sidestepping it! To divert attention from the real issues, Jimmy Carter says this is about racism. Carter, who lied in his own books, who is an anti-Semite lectures accuses racism? No, the majority of people who are upset are feeling that way because of what Obama is saying and doing to America.
Sept. 8, 2009
This day has given me an observation that I could not ignore: EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE I went today (including myself) was wearing black. At the bakery alone there were five women (workers and customers) and each one wore complete black. I couldn't help but talk about it out loud to one of the women who was oblivious to it. Even on the 5pm news I watched the anchor wore a black jacket (I've never seen her do that before). When this kind of synchronicity occurs I pay attention because it means something. And I don't mean that every woman wore it believing it made them look thinner lol. Black encompasses all colors, it is also an attractor, absorber and keeper of energy (which is why it's used for mourning in many cultures). What happened that made each of us wear black today? It's still hot outside, and I would not normally wear black in summer but I suddenly had the urge to wear it. I mentioned to my son seeing all women wearing black today and he said that he noticed that most of the women on his school campus were in black today, too. In the evening, I heard from a friend of mine who went to a funeral today. She said that she only wears black to a funeral if it is a relative's and she is mourning, but today she decided to wear black even though the funeral was not a family member. Very interesting but I'm not yet sure what it means. Hope to get more insight into this.
Sept. 6, 2009:
I wonder why Senator Dianne Feinstein has SOOOOO much frickin' time on her hands that most of what she does for the past two weeks is tweet stupid photos of Obama! We are paying a Senator for this? I protest! Kick her out!
August 31, 2009:
We are having a fire disaster in Los Angeles and our Senator Feinstein is Twittering a stupid photo of Obama eating fruit in a market! Where are her priorities?
I hold all California lawmakers responsible for our living in hell, for the damage and destruction to property and life. The fires here are never fought aggressively from the get-go, therefore they quickly become huge and deadly. The fire departments are annually delusional, believing they can handle these brushfires on the ground. They can't and year after year of writing to Senators and Congress has done nothing to change the system. The big tankers should be used immediately and put out the fires before they spread. Even though we got a couple more, we still need more tankers. We also need to be able to use more water so that there is not so much dry brush. But, NOOOOO, California has regulated how much water we can use, when and for how long we can water our gardens. It's absurd. They know this is fire season and the lack of water will only add to more fires and destruction. We pay taxes upon taxes to a state that cannot budget money, and our tax dollars are also up in smoke now. Not only is the weather hot, the fires hot, but my temper is quite hot at the moment, too.
Now our telecommunications transmission towers and the Mt. Wilson Observatory are in serious jeopardy. This is the birth place of modern astronomy, where black holes were discovered, where Einstein expanded his theory of the size of the universe, and where the magnetic field of the sun is still being studied. Where are the tankers near Mt. Wilson? I'll tell you where - on the ground. This afternoon the news showed two super scoopers (planes that hold water for dropping on fires) on loan, leased, from Ontario, Canada. Why are they on the ground? A bunch of idiots are running our state.
July 27, 2009:
I just saw the musical-comedy "Spamalot" - the funniest show I've ever seen. If you like Monty Python and parodies, you'll enjoy this show. [Ended up seeing it twice!]
I wish people would lay off of attacking Sarah Palin. Let me ask you this - do you eat meat? Somebody kills the fish, animal, fowl, or whatever, you eat and prepares it for you so you can buy it at the market or in a restaurant. Palin at least has the guts, honesty, ability, and knowledge to be self-sufficient. How many people today can say that? How many women today can say that? Palin uses all of the animal she kills and this is in complete support of the natural balance of things on earth and the Native American philosophy, by the way. Do you go out and bitch about Native Americans killing animals so they can eat, and use the entire animal for clothing and shelter (certainly I refer to those who still do this). Do you complain about people who fish?
Palin does not kill animals for sport, nor does she advocate needless killing. As a governor she had to take a stand against encroachment, and out of balance numbers of certain animals, such as wolves, that would endanger moose and other wildlife. Maybe the wolves could have been captured and relocated - but that would be a huge undertaking and I don't know how much money or time that would require, and where the wolves would be placed. There has always been a thinning of certain herds to support the lives of other animals. So, I really think this has been blown way out of proportion just because it's Sarah Palin, and a woman governor. That's really what it all comes down to - a woman in power. The attacks against her and her family disgust me and I would hope all women and men who value women and family, even if you don't agree with her on her position on every single issue. It is more than that.
July 16, 2009:
I was watching the CNN show and some film clips of MJ were shown and his right wrist appeared to be deformed, lumpy. Nobody seemed to have noticed, nobody mentioned anything about it. I wonder what he had to make his forearm so deformed. Anyone know?
July 12, 2009:
A Michael Jackson update: I was watching Geraldo last night and he had the doctor on who did the intimate examination of Michael Jackson during the molestation trial. This doctor is now Geraldo's son's new father-in-law. The show was interviewing lawyers and doctors, including Baden and Geragos and they all said that the government is going after the doctors for murdering MJ. They repeated that MJ had so many fresh needle marks on his arms - so many collapsed veins, too. How on earth could anybody take over 40 Xanax a night? Good lord - MJ was so screwed up. So, the doctor who examined him in 1993 said (for the first time now) that there was no evidence at that time of Dr. Klein prescribing drugs for Michael. Michael did have vitiligo and bleached his skin to make it one color (which many of us suspected).
He said Michael Jackson's genitalia were oddly colored with both light and dark colored skin, and the description and photos taken showed it, and all were exactly what the child in the case had attested to. He said that Michael had only skin involvement of Lupus (that was shown in his nose), so it wasn't extreme. The nose had scarring from the Lupus and the attempts to fix it didn't work. He was trying to look like a normal guy. Otherwise he was pretty healthy. Dr. Klein was the only one who could calm down Michael. MJ paid $15.3 million to the Chandler family. Furthermore, the doctor said that it isn't completely normal for a child to describe the genitalia in such detail under normal circumstances. So, the fact that this child could do so, was unusual. But, what actually took place between them, he had no way of knowing.
Another doctor named Sebi talked about MJ coming to him for help because MJ was delirious, couldn't sleep, and was undernourished. He gave him bromides, iodizes, carbonates, phosphates. Dr. Baden said that it sounds like herbs, harmless drugs, and that it probably didn't help MJ, but it didn't harm.
I am not surprised at all that the boy who accused MJ of molestation could describe MJ's genitalia. In the early 1990s, I had a dream about a music star who was like the Pied Piper, luring young children to his lair, in which he would tempt them with toys and treats. Once he had them in his spell (so to speak), he would give them substances to relax them. He would also have them photographed. There was more to my dream that I will not write here. When I woke up, I knew that the music star in my dream was MJ, and I was shocked. It was like a light bulb went off in my head. When the molestation trial came up in 1993, it made sense to me.
I don't believe MJ was killed as a conspiracy for his money and assets. If somebody wanted money from him, he'd be better off alive than dead. What LaToya is accusing, makes no sense to me, unless she can provide some kind of written contract showing MJ transferred stuff to someone else right before he died. I don't believe MJ was murdered intentionally. I think he did himself in with the help of a doctor who let him have meds he should never have had, and didn't have the right help when he needed it at the end.
July 8, 2009:
I wonder if Michael Jackson's children have the right to know their biological heritage. I think it's a crime that "Blanket's" mother was listed on his birth certificate as "none". That is a huge disservice to the child.
July 7, 2009:
What a spectacle today. Some of it was respectful, loving, (yes, Jackson did call attention to very important issues through his music videos), it was exploitive, and some of it was just plain lies about Michael. Yeah, at least they said he had his flaws. While I could feel the emotions of many people at the memorial, the one person who seemed to take this very hard and whose feelings were very intense was Lionel Richie.
Do you know how much this circus costs Los Angeles? Millions. I hope the Jackson family and Staples will pay for it. There is no reason we taxpayers should pay. Interesting that this was not the most popular show today - some venues even cancelled for low turnout.
This doesn't make sense to me. Why would the Jackson family have a funeral service at Forest Lawn, and THEN bring MJ's coffin with them to Staples? Why wouldn't it be buried while they were there? Why did they have to schlepp it around? (I think it was a decoy.) His soul isn't in there. His soul is still probably so drugged and groggy it has no idea where it is, what happened, and it will take some time for it to clear itself to know what is what and be healed.
I feel sorry for the children - Michael is the only parent they knew. I hope they will be placed with the right person to raise them from now on. They need a mother, but not Rowe. I wonder if the children ever asked their dad, Michael, why he used to be black and ended up white, and why his face changed so much. How could he look them in the eye and tell them to feel good about themselves, accept themselves just as they are? Can the African-American culture really mean they love Michael when he did everything possible to not appear African-American? Those children should have the right to know who they are, too. Who are their real biological parents.
One speaker (Jermaine or Marlon) said that God decided to take Michael, and Stevie Wonder said God must have needed him more. How arrogant! No - Michael took himself out, say it like it is. If a grown person is living a life that has him unable to sleep without a major drug to knock him out, and ultimately kill him, then something is wrong with that kind of life! Get out of denial and deal with it. Marlon also hoped that "they" would leave Michael alone now. Michael didn't like being left alone, that's why he tried to make a comeback - because he knew his career was dead for years. Then, Smokey Robinson wondering how a very young Jackson could know about loving somebody who hurt you and then losing them and wanting them back. Need we remind Smokey about Michael's father?
And that embarassing display by a Congresswoman from Texas! Why does the government get involved in a funeral of someone that was not a statesman? She never said anything like that about our troops putting their lives on the line and dying every day! Look in the mirror - indeed. Michael couldn't stand seeing himself in the mirror. Can she look at her own reflection and love what she sees? If that wasn't enough, there were Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton - both make me ill with their need to fabricate a racial issue out of Michael Jackson's death, not to mention how overdone their praises of Jackson were. I wish those two men would just shut up and stay out of other people's business already.
Every network had to cover this show, as if there was no other important events happening today. The media has become suckers. And oh - about the child molestation cases? Acquitted doesn't mean he did nothing. Remember, Michael paid off something like $20 million to make one case go away. Let's also remember that Michael openly admitted that he slept with other people's children in the same bed. I leave you with a great comedy routine by the late Richard Jenni (who sadly took his own life a couple of years ago).
I love the music to Jackson's song "They Don't Care About Us" but who are the us he's referring to? I also don't understand why he used these words:
Jew me, Sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, Kike me
Was this a jab at bigots, or was Jackson being biased against Jews? If a white person used the N word in a song believe me Jackson would detest it. So why do the same to the Jews? These words are a huge insult.
July 5, 2009:
This morning I had a dream about Sarah Palin. She was standing with her family in a type of fair or outdoor store environment, and she was interested in a key chain that was quite simple. It had a thin rectangular plaque that on one side said "Coca Cola" and on the other side "We bring good things to life" (which is GE's motto, I think). The key on this thing was for a Cadillac. I had the impression she got a new corporate deal for a job, maybe on television. I think it's weird that both those companies were on the same key chain plaque, but maybe both will endorse her. The motto kept repeating to me and I felt that her focus was bringing good things to life.
July 3, 2009:
North Korea keeps firing off missiles but Obama focuses on stopping the growth Israeli settlements (within their own country), and Israel is the threat for that reason? Talk about twisted priorities!
Happy Independence Day!
July 2, 2009:
I wish the Jackson family would have MJ cremated and his ashes scattered. That way there would be no shrine, no more idol worship, flocking to a grave where he is not. Spending $25,000 on a fancy coffin is ludicrous, a waste of money. If they honored Michael, they'd not do this to him after death because it's just more exploitation.
June 28, 2009:
Wow, you'd think a father would be grieving for his son, because he loved his son. But what is the first thing Joe Jackson says at the BET Awards? That they lost the greatest star on earth. A star, not a son, his cash cow, not a human being. Joe took that opportunity to plug his new business venture! Disgusting. Joe also had the nerve to say that people should have recognized Michael when he was alive. How bitter. Has Joe been living under a rock? MJ won countless awards, was granted privileges nobody should have been granted, was adored and fawned over plenty while he was alive. What should have happened was something like this: that Michael would have listened to his real friends and associates who warned him and tried to get him off drugs and a damaging lifestyle. Michael wouldn't take heed, however. He did himself in, just as he wanted to so he could be compared to Elvis. And people want to make an idol out of this guy? I'm disgusted by all the media attention and Jaime Foxx saying that the media is doing something like conspiring and making up things about Michael Jackson. Hey, Jackson did it to himself. Don't defend him or make excuses for him. He was an adult who was smart enough to put out some great music videos and con people, so there is no reason he couldn't have gotten his life in shape. It was his own responsibility. End of story.
June 26, 2009:
An article worth reading about Michael Jackson.
June 25, 2009:
Michael Jackson just died, and here we go again with the media making out this tragic man to be a saint. Jackson did contribute a lot to music and dance, he was a phenomenal performer and in his own way united the world. I love his "Black/White" music video the best for what it expressed. "We Are The Word", "Smooth Criminal", and all the great creative things that came out of Michael with music and dance. But, let's keep some perspective before we all worship him as an idol in death.
Jackson was a man who didn't know what it was like to be a man, just as he didn't know what it was like to have a childhood. He was abused as a child and hated himself, therefore all the plastic surgery. He did try to be a good father, but he called two of his sons Prince Michael (1 and 2, 2 often being called "Blanket", gag me - couldn't he give them each a unique name of their own?), and he felt like he was the royal king of an imaginary country...Neverland. He dangled his baby upside down out of a hotel window, he made his kids wear veils in public. He traveled around the world, moving from home to home, blowing his money on anything and everything. He didn't keep his word and contracts he made. He didn't respect his employees - those at Neverland weren't paid for months and suddenly Jackson was gone, left them dangling, too. Too bad they didn't see it coming. He used people (and vice-versa) and was terribly fearful of real life, often concoting medical excuses for not appearing. He made his court dates a circus. Even today, people thought this could have been one more ploy to get out of his upcoming tour. He was addicted to substances. Grace Rwaramba, his children's nanny who worked for him for 17 years, said she often had to pump his stomach because he mixed medications. He didn't even keep his house clean and had no money for his kids at home. Is this the man you want to idolize? The man wasn't perfect, nobody is. He wasn't a saint. He was a sad and sensitive man who never found real peace and kept trying to be adored by the public. He's in a much better place now, and I only hope his kids will be, too.
Let's learn from Jackson how a life out of balance can have tragic consequences, and yet he tried to give his children the life he never had as a child. He tried to bring joy to children, and he did bring joy to many. While he did get joy from watching happy children, unfortunately what he sought for himself he did not really obtain. It will be interesting to find out what the cause of his death was. He was a frail man who supposedly ate only one meal a day. Was he anorexic and did the stress of the tour prove too much for his body? f
June 22, 2009:
Ditz award goes to the judge who sentenced Chris Brown to five years probation and 180 days of community service picking up trash or cleaning graffiti and to have domestic violence counseling instead of serving jail time for nearly killing Rihanna. Yes, folks, that's how much a woman's life is valued in OUR OWN COURT SYSTEM! What is with that judge to agree to this plea bargain?
June 22, 2009:
Bravo - this is saying it like it is:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the Muslim burqa would not be welcome in France, calling the full-body religious gown a sign of the "debasement" of women.
In the first presidential address to parliament in 136 years, Sarkozy faced critics who fear the burqa issue could stigmatize France's Muslims and said he supported banning the garment from being worn in public.
"In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity," Sarkozy said to extended applause at the Chateau of Versailles, southwest of Paris.
"The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement - I want to say it solemnly," he said. "It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."
June 20, 2009:
Happy Summer Solistice - may it usher in freedom, love, peace, and more light for all beings.
I support the Persian people for their protests against tyranny and corruption. I hope they will not give their power away to anybody else and will keep fighting for equality and freedom. No more martyrs, either! That is completely unnecessary. Nobody has to martyr themselves. What use is a dead martyr? It is meaningless and the waste of a life. I hope people will calm down and regain a centeredness and focus on peace and empowerment for all people. Amadinejad and the Ayatollah - their time is finished. It is time for a new Iran. Now the Persians see how their own leaders treat the people who peacefully demonstrated, and journalists for taking pictures. A wake-up call, indeed.
We also can look at what's happening in Iran as a reflection upon our own freedoms. Are we losing our freedoms? How? How important is your freedom? What does the Constitution mean to you? Do you feel our government is upholding our Constitution and what our founders intended for our nation? I sure don't think they are. What would you do to keep your freedom intact? Because when people are pushed too far, they will rebel because freedom is our natural and divine state of being that no government has a right to deny us. Please remind yourselves about what America is all about by reading the basics of the Constitution.
June 16, 2009:
Well, why should we be shocked to learn that Jimmy Carter wants Hamas removed from the list of terrorists? He has been befriending Hamas for a long time. Dealing with them on his own in spite of the fact that they are murderers and on the U.S. terrorist list. Why should the U.S. remove Hamas from this list after they continue to attack Israel? Who sent thousands of missiles into Israel in the past year alone? Hamas. Who refuses to acknowledge the existence of Israel and wants to destroy Israel? Hamas.
More power to the Persian people for standing up to their dictatorship and wanting freedom.
The world reaction to Netanyahu's speech has done exactly what he set out to do:
to prove that there are many in the world that do not want Israel to exist, not a Jewish country to exist. They NEED their scapegoat, after all, it seems. It is perfectly fine to have a Catholic country - the Vatican - and other countries based on Catholicism or Christianity, or Muslim nations, or Hindu or Buddhist countries, but not a Jewish one - can't have that. To those countries, I say a very big FUCK YOU. And I hope Israel will do the same.
June 14, 2009:
If Palestinians really want a peaceful co-existence, why don't they work WITH Israel, IN Israel and share the country, the army, all that it means? No, they don't want that because they want all of Israel. Okay, so now In his first speech accepting the concept of a two-state solution for the Middle East conflict, Netanyahu set rigid conditions for moving forward. Among them: unequivocal Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish national state with Jerusalem as its capital, and full demilitarization for a Palestinian state -- no army, no rockets or missiles, no control of airspace. I think it must include the removal of the PLO Charter which calls for the destruction of Israel.
"I say this in a clear voice -- if we receive a guarantee of this demilitarized unit, we will be prepared to reach agreement to a demilitarized Palestine side by side with the Jewish state," Netanyahu said, according to a direct translation of his speech at Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Ramat Gan, Israel.
This is the most acceptable way to have a Palestinian state for now. They are the threat to Israel and have to prove that they mean peace and will live peacefully. It sure will be better than what they now have, and if they don't like it, once again I pose the question to all of the other Arab nations - if you truly care so much, then why don't YOU give YOUR LAND for a Palestinian state? Nobody stops them from doing so.
The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel goes back more than 3,500 years, the prime minister said. "This is the land of our forefathers.
"The right of the Jewish people to a state in the Land of Israel does not derive from the catastrophes that have plagued our people," he said. "True, for 2,000 years the Jewish people suffered expulsions, pogroms, blood libels and massacres which culminated in a Holocaust - a suffering which has no parallel in human history.
"There are those who say that if the Holocaust had not occurred, the State of Israel would never have been established. But I say that if the State of Israel would have been established earlier, the Holocaust would not have occurred." Regarding Jerusalem, Netanyahu said it "must remain the united capital of Israel with continued religious freedom for all faiths." RIGHT ON. The full text of the speech can be read here.
June 12, 2009:
I just watched an outstanding film that shows the reality of what's going on in the world when it comes to religion, politics, terrorism. I hope you will rent it and watch it: "Where in the world is Osama bin Laden?"
Can you imagine what would have happened had David Letterman called Hillary Clinton's, Michelle Obama's looks as being slutty airline attendants, or their underage daughters by saying that they would get "knocked up" by a baseball player during intermission? Does that comment about slutty looks go for the male attendants, too, Letterman? Or, are you still living in the 1950s?
So why is there still a double standard when it comes to Sarah Palin? Why is it alright for her to be attacked with such words by Letterman, and CBS does nothing about it? Letterman and CBS had plenty of time to edit those comments off the show before air time. Palin is right in saying that Letterman should apologize to ALL women in America for his comments. Letterman, like Johnny Carson had, has a history of demeaning speech about women. (That is one reason why I don't watch his show; the other reason is that I don't find his humor intelligent or funny.) It's time he's held accountable to what he says. It is time that male talk show hosts and comedians stop demeaning women and children, while believing that it's funny.
June 8, 2009:
People prefer to deny Obama's doublespeak, arrogance, and that he now identifies as a Muslim, (now it's okay to use his middle name, when during the campaign nobody was allowed to mention it). They don't want to see his socialism and dictator mentality, and you want to believe he supports Israel and the Jews, but I still don't trust a man who just today said, "I have no patience for people who don't respect history" and then he doesn't respect the history of Israel. The other day Obama America is one of the largest Muslim nations in the word (not true). He apologizes for America. He still doesn't address the real issue behind the West Bank. He keeps getting it wrong. Israel has ALWAYS been the only homeland for the Jews, and the Jews never willingly left Israel. Wherever they were, they vowed and prayed to return to Israel. Israel is also the only place where Jews are sovereign.
Can you tell me who founded the original "Palestinian" state in ancient history? What form of government did it have? What was its borders? What was its capital? What was its official language and form of currency? What kind of food, religion, or culture did it have? Why did nobody say anything about this so-called "Palestinian" state until after Israel won the 1967 war? Why were these so-called "Palestinian" people living mostly in Jordan? (Philistines were Greek. Delilah and Goliath were Philistines. The Philistines died out.) Why were they kicked out of numerous Arab nations? If you don't know the answer to these questions, then you don't know anything about the history of Israel and its surrounding Arab neighbors. You don't even know that this "Palestine" is a recent fabrication by Muslim Arabs that has only one goal - the complete destruction of Israel, and that hasn't changed.
If Arab hatred toward Israel is based on their love and support for their Palestinian brethren and their wanting to have their own state, where were those concerns before modern-day Israel? Why didn't they rise up and speak out when the Kingdom of Jordan temporarily ruled the area? Why didn't the Arab world and the United Nations call on Jordan to stop occupying Palestinian land? Fact is, the Palestinian people didn't exist until 1967, LONG AFTER Israel became a state. Prior to that they were just Arabs belonging to different Arab nations.
June 3, 2009:
Do you remember during the presidential campaign, Obama downplayed his Muslim heritage and education? In fact, he didn't even utter his own middle name - nobody in his campaign did. Obama said that his father was an Agnostic. Now he says that he's a "confirmed Athiest". His step-father, father, brother - all Muslims. Obama was educated in a Muslim public school. He said he made faces during Koranic studies. But, as he's done before, he does a switcheroo and now embraces his Muslimness. But, in his youth nobody was that religious. In his 30s Obama became a Christian. Now he's going to use his Muslimness for influence in the Arab and Muslim world. He already told a French publication the other day that America is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. WHAT???? Nothing in his sentence is true! Let's see what else he does, shall we? Let's see him ignore the real issue of what constitutes Israel and how he keeps trying to control Israel from building. Please read Occupied Territories? for the history and reality of what the West Bank is and who has legal control over it. Oh, and Obama, the Arabs were not kicked out of Israel in 1948.
June 2, 2009:
North Korea's Kim Jong Il has chosen his third and youngest son, Kim Jong Un, to succeed him. It is interesting that this son had a Swiss education and western influence and likes American sports figures. Kim Jong Il did not choose his other sons because they were not manly enough. The eldest was caught trying to sneak into Japan to go to Disney World, and the middle son is accused of having "the heart of a woman"! As if that's a bad thing?! Why is having the heart of a woman a disqualifying offense in North Korea? I think what North Korean needs is a woman's heart! Maybe then North Korea would develop compassion and not focus so much on weaponry and war.
May 14, 2009:
Eurovision Song Contest - this year is in Moscow. My top favorites for this year are: Israel, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Finland. Finals are Saturday night. Honorable mention - Malta - beautiful song and a great singer, but this is not a song that will win this kind of competition.
May 10, 2009:
Why is the Arab and Muslim world always about abuse and not respecting one another? What beasts! Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend too much, a Saudi judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence, Saudi media reported Sunday. They've been raised to see women this way, that they're less than a person," Saudi women's rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider told CNN.
April 30, 2009:
Last night after American Idol, our local Los Angeles Foxnews reporters Terri Seymour (Simon's former girl friend) and Jane Yamamoto interviewed people from the show. Yamamoto talked with Jamie Foxx about working with the singers from the show and he said, "To see these white kids with all of this soul coming out of their body - it flipped me out." He was deadly serious - it was NOT a joke. I'm shocked that he would think that soul belongs only to blacks, and make this a racial issue. Jaime - this is 2009, not 1951. Foxx and I went to the same performing arts university in San Diego, and let me tell you, there were lots of white kids there with plenty of soul. He should know better. He just showed exposed a part of himself that is not cool. By the way, on AI Foxx performed his number one song and it is horrible. How did this song get to number one? Anyway, we're all people - and people from all races have soul.
April 21, 2009:
The rest of the story (from my post yesterday)...
Co-director Shanna Moakler, best know as Travis Barker's wife in the MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers," said that she fully supported Lewis' condemnation of Prejean's views.
Blogger Perez Hilton was also enraged, calling Prejean a "stuipd b***h" in a video tirade he aired on his blog. [Wow, that's not very loving and tolerant of other viewpoints, and yet they demand Prejean share their beliefs?]
But the backlash is having little affect on Prejean, 21, she says.
"I wouldn't have had it any other way. I stated an opinion that was true to myself, and that's all I can do," she told Billy Bush, who hosted Miss USA, on his radio talk show on Monday.
"It did cost me my crown," Prejean continued. "It is a very touchy subject and [Hilton] is a homosexual, and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would've wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything."
"I feel like I won," she said. "I feel like I'm the winner. I really do." [I agree - good for her.]
Prejean also said that her sister, a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and a supporter of gay marriage, was not offended by her answer.
"She was just in my hotel room and she said, 'Sis, I'm not offended by anything that you said. We have two different opinions and I love you because of it. I love you because you stood up for what was right, and it's not a matter of being gay or not gay, it's a matter of you competing for Miss USA and getting a question and answering it to the best of your ability." [Now, that's a cool attitude!]
Miss California's answer sparked a shouting match in the lobby after the show.
"It's ugly," said Scott Ihrig, a gay man, who attended the pageant with his partner. "I think it's ridiculous that she got first runner-up. That is not the value of 95 percent of the people in this audience. Look around this audience and tell me how many gay men there are."
Charmaine Koonce, the mother of Miss New Mexico USA Bianca Matamoros-Koonce, argued back.
"In the Bible it says marriage is between Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!"
The winner, Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton, a 22-year-old aspiring motivational speaker and entertainer from Wilmington, edged out Prejean and second runner-up, Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco, of Phoenix.
April 20, 2009:
I saw the news last night with a report that Miss North Carolina is the new Miss USA and the first runner-up is Miss California. At least one writer and Foxnews.com suggested that the answer Miss California gave regarding a question about gay marriage cost her the title.
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement. "As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family." [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517137,00.html]
My god, is no one entitled to their own ideas, beliefs, religious faiths? Does everybody have to think alike, and does everybody have to embrace gay marriage? I thought we live in America and in a freer society than some other countries in the world. Lewis and Hilton seem to want us to think otherwise. Why are they entitled to their beliefs and lifestyles but Miss California isn't? Because she didn't conform to gay thinking she was held back from being Miss USA. This is just another form of a dictatorship, and this is calling our attention to beware of how some people are trying to control our personal beliefs and make it policy. Shame on them!
April 15, 2009:
Okay, I have to say I told you so. I warned about the tax issues before the presidential election and that if Obama wins he will steer our country towards socialism while taxing more, and he has done this. Obama had the nerve today to say that he kept his word regarding people who make less than $200,000 a year and they got their break "BECAUSE THEY EARNED IT"! Hey, Obama, everybody earned what they made, whether they made $100 or a million dollars. Obama is still acting like Robbing Hood and it isn't right. Tax everybody through sales tax and keep it equal, erradicate the class wars instead of feeding them and dividing people, Obama! We are taxed up the wahzoo, ALL OF US.
April 14, 2009:
I'm glad the rocket from No. Korea was a dud.
Phil Spector was convicted of 2nd degree murder with the use of a firearm and he's in jail. This is a victory for justice and for all women, and most certainly for Lana Clarkson, her family and her memory. I feel better knowing that Spector is behind bars and can't harm another woman. He'll spend the rest of his life in jail.
April 4, 2009:
No. Korea launched a rocket tonight (my time) in defiance of the world community. This just goes to show you that a very small and sick man will do anything for his huge ego. (I wonder if he has a very tiny penis? Ya think?!) The saddest part about this is that the No. Korean people have such a misconception of the rest of the world thanks to the brainwashing of their leadership and educational system. They have extremely limited resources to even know what's going on in the world so they can think for themselves and question their dictatorship - or change it to a democracy. I am particulary disappointed that there are still leaders who are trying to get a one-upmanship over other leaders and nations, and think nothing of starting a war. What will it take to remove such leaders and give more power to the people for true freedom and democracy?
March 25, 2009:
I'm a fan of American Idol and have watched the show from the first year. I predicted the winners each year except for last year - I was hoping Archie would have won, but I saw that Simon favored Cook. At least both of them got recording contracts.
This year my favorite singer is Adam Lambert. He is a true artist in every sense of the word, knows how to play the game, gets into character, executes his songs brilliantly. What he does, how he does it, is incomparable to anybody else on this season's show. I think he is the best male singer to ever be on American Idol. I was fortunate enough to see his live performance in "Wicked" a year and a half ago. He then caught my attention as somebody to watch. If you can, view him on youtube, or on America Idol's site, and you can get his songs on iTunes if you like them. For me, he's this year's Idol.
Tonight Adam made a VERY SMART MOVE dressing up as he did in a classy, shiny suit and an Elvis/Kurt Russell look - no make-up. He knew that he had to show his diversity in order to not alienate some of the population. He sang beautifully - he always knows exactly how to sing a song and get its meaning across. I have an affinity for the guy because we share this connection with musical theatre and to ancient Egypt and the ankh. Ankhs rule!
Danny still comes in a strong second and Alison ties with him. I only wish Alison would not choke on her voice when she sings, but open her throat for a fuller sound. Kris and Matt were enjoyable. Megan's singing and arrangement was horrible (I used the same word as Simon). I agree with Simon that she is in serious trouble this week. Kara was right "My Guy" would have been the perfect choice for Megan. Anoop was just alright, a little boring. I liked Michael's performance, even though there were some rhythm mishaps, and it was a bit overdone. Michael loves singing, he has good energy, he appeals to the audience and he's good for warming up the audience. He might not be "the star" but he's good - he needs to take some more risks (as my husband says, and I agree). Lil can sing, and I like her, but I think "Heatwave" was not the best song for her - too much yelling and she went off-key. Scott, I'm sorry to say, will be low on the list this week with Megan and Anoop.
March 23, 2009:
Yes, it's very bizarre, as the article below states that a woman can be a journalist or a surgeon, but can't drive a freakin' car! I always find it incredible that men can't control their sexual urges so they demand that women deny who they are; women have to completely cover themselves and not be seen or heard! Don't you think it's the men that need to work on themselves? Or, finally admit that humans are sexual, sensual beings and that is normal. There is nothing in Islam that bans music from being played or heard, either. Proof of that can be seen in the Sufis and the whirling Dervishes, Cat Steves/Yusuf Islam, and in the prayers, themselves. This kind of thinking as these Saudi clerics is crazy, all attempts to keep women as slaves, and to keep joy and fun out of life - that breeds anger.
A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom's new information minister on Sunday to ban women from appearing on TV or in newspapers and magazines, making clear that the country's hardline religious establishment is skeptical of a new push toward moderation.
In a statement, the 35 hardline clergymen also called on Abdel Aziz Khoja, who was appointed by King Abdullah on Feb. 14, to prohibit the playing of music and music shows on television.
"We have great hope that this media reform will be accomplished by you," said the statement. "We have noticed how well-rooted perversity is in the Ministry of Information and Culture, in television, radio, press, culture clubs and the book fair."
Although it raises the pressure on the new minister, the recommendation is likely to have little effect. Khoja's appointment was part of a government shake-up by Abdullah that removed a number of hardline figures and is believed to be part of an effort to weaken the influence of conservatives in this devout desert kingdom.
"No Saudi women should appear on TV, no matter what the reason," the statement said. "No images of women should appear in Saudi newspapers and magazines."
Saudi Arabia was founded on an alliance with the conservative Wahhabi strain of Islam that sees the mixing of sexes as anathema and believes the playing of music violates religious values.
The former information minister, Iyad Madani, earned the ire of hardliners several years ago by allowing music in government-run TV and female journalists to interview men, despite the country's strict gender-segregation rules.
Women also appear on Saudi television with their faces showing, though most in public totally cover themselves.
Newspapers publish pictures of Saudi women, but almost always with their heads covered, while pictures of Western entertainers are shown but bare arms and cleavage are painted over.
The clerics include several professors from the ultra-conservative Imam University, Islamic research scholars, a judge in a court in the resort of Taif and some government employees.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in town for meetings with Saudi officials, told a news conference that during lunch he sat between a female Saudi surgeon and a female journalist. He said while one woman is allowed to perform surgery and another is allowed to teach, neither is permitted to drive.
"I find that bizarre," he said. [no shit]
March 18, 2009
Why are any of you surprised about Rhianna being beaten up by Chris Brown? For years my generation (I'm in my 50s) complained about rap music (gangsta), their lyrics and treatment of women as being horrible role models. Women were treated like dogs and Chris Brown biting Rhianna is proof of that. Women in these music videos are property, they are called ho's, are only there for sex and bling, and are abused. Why are you surprised that more than one generation (but especially the young one now) doesn't find violence against women shocking? Indeed, some think Rhianna deserved it! Nobody deserves abuse! I think we have to hold the entertainment industry accountable for some of this, and parents, schools, and communities for the rest of it. Do you how that hundreds of thousands of women each year IN AMERICA are raped? Have you noticed the rise of murder against women and children? Come on - this is seriously wrong. May I remind everyone that you are alive because of a woman who carried you for 9 months and gave birth to you, and most women raise their children - often alone? Respect women because women give life and nurturing. If you don't respect women, you don't respect yourself or your life.
This abuse is indicative of a much larger issue of disrespect across the board. We see it everywhere in how people treat one another from people loudly talking on cell phones letting everyone hear their foul language and private business, to the inability of a company to know how to handle customer service. I personally feel that this began with the Reagen era in Washington and reached its peak during the Bush Administration, with their cockey and threatening attitudes, their lack of respect for others. Now we see it in politics in the Democratic Party, and the rudeness and corruption went full throttle during the past election. So why is anybody surprised? You're allowing it.
Respect must have a comeback in schools, in homes, in the workplace. Common decency and kindness, compassion. Abuse in any form is NOT love. Pleae read my complete article on abuse.
March 13, 2009:
I wish to share my intuitive hits on a few current legal cases: Anna Nicole Smith's death and that of her son, Daniel; Casey Anthony's trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee; Phil Spector murder trial. There is no presumption of innocence in any of these cases - the evidence of their guilt is overwhelming. The DNA evidence in two of these cases is more than enough to convict the killers. And just fyi - presumption of innocence before guilt applies ONLY in a court of law.
When Anna's son, Daniel (who was not a drug addict) died from a drug overdose, my intuition said that Howard K. Stern was responsible for giving the drugs that killed Daniel. I had posted my concerns in Feb. of 2007 on this blog (see below) because I felt Stern was going after Anna's fortune, and the money she could be inheriting from her deceased husband's will. Stern would first find a way to get rid of Daniel so he would not be a threat to him, someone who would stand in the way of Stern inheriting Anna's money. Secondly, he manipulated and abused Anna to get control over her new baby and her fortune with the commitment ceremony. Remember also that Stern took photos of Daniel's dead body because he thought (and said) that the photos would be worth a lot of money some day. Stern also filmed Anna looking like a clown in a drugged-out stupor so he could make money off of the film. And yet denies any involvement in the deaths of Daniel and Anna, and he has the ghaul to say, "I loved Anna and Daniel more than words can express," Stern states. "I would never have done anything to harm either of them." If he really meant that, he'd never have abused Anna, filmed her and Daniel as he did, for money.
Stern also tried to keep Anna and Larry (the father of the baby) apart in every way, lied when he said that the baby was his, he lied about being responsible for drugging Anna, and he and her doctors were responsible for her huge collection of drugs obtained illegally, by deceit, and responsible for the abcess Smith received via an injection Stern gave her that contributed to her death. Stern is a dangerous man and I feel that the law has yet to uncover and/or expose all of his motives and methods. I hope he is put away for life for what he did.
Casey Anthony murdered her daughter for three reasons: to make her parents suffer because they loved Caylee more than Casey; her mother (especially) forced her to give birth and raise Caylee against Casey's wishes; Casey didn't want to be a mother, she wanted her freedom. There is also heresay that Cindy was threatening to legally adopt Caylee as her own the week Caylee went missing. Casey's father was a cop - hmmm...maybe it's also a thrill for her to outsmart her cop father?
Caylee's death was premeditated. There was never any nanny. Furthermore, why would Casey need a nanny when she had no job or income? How could she afford one? She doesn't report her child missing for a month? And Casey spends her time partying? That reminds me of Simpson and after the criminal trial how he'd go golfing and say he's looking for the "real killers". Caylee's remains were found (where Casey used to bury dead pets), with objects from her home, her head decapitated, duct tape wrapped around her mouth and skull and a heart sticker over that part covering her lips.
I feel Casey's brother knows more about Caylee's death than he's telling. Casey is a very disturbed woman, a pathalogical liar, a sociopath, and I don't believe that she has a conscience - she's completely narcissistic, just like Scott Peterson; both only thinking of themselves. They have no feelings for anybody else. I sincerely hope the prosecution will not flub the trial, thereby allowing Anthony to be freed.
Phil Spector has nearly a lifelong pattern and history of abuse, of hating and threatening women and a few men (including John Lennon) and of shooting off guns when he would get drunk and angry. "All women are fucking cunts and deserve a bullet in their heads." [Phil Spector] Spector killed Lana Clarkson and should spend the rest of his life in jail - and he doesn't have a very long life ahead of him for health reasons. Spector admitted he killed Clarkson to the limo driver, and to three police officers. After Clarkson was killed he didn't call 911. Instead, he changed clothes and tried to clean up and tamper with the evidence before the police arrived to his house, the murder scene. His blood is found on Clarkson and her blood is found around his house and on him. There is NO WAY Clarkson committed suicide. No way a woman who planned to go to a friend's party in the near future and who shopped with her mother and bought 8 pairs of new shoes for her new job that she was excited about goes right off to work and three hours later and kills herself! She met Spector while she was working and he convinced her to go home with him for a drink. She only knew that her boss told her Spector was an important customer and to treat him well. She felt she had to go with him. Boom - she's dead. Not by a gun she owned and had with her, but by Spector's gun (one of many he owns). She has her purse around her shoulder and arm, her coat, she's ready to leave to get her car, and the defense wants the jury to believe that she just spontaneously got severely depressed and committed suicide? Clarkson had no history of risk-taking, or suicidal attempts or threats. How can anybody respect a lawyer who lies and defends murderers? There is no way Spector's attorneys believe he's innocent. That is a crime in itself, in my opinion. I hope the present jury will convict him. (Spector's wife is with him mainly for his money and show.)
Drew Peterson - guilty of murdering his wives and disposing of at least one of their bodies.
March 10, 2009:
The only real way to have all people in America treated equally is to get rid of the IRS and taxing our income. We should only be taxed on what we purchase and use - what we consume.
BLOGS FROM 2008
November 4, 2008: McCain didn't do so badly after all, considering he spent significantly less than Obama, their popular vote wasn't that far apart. Change would be coming with either candidate - although different versions of change. I'm glad Bush will be out of the White House. I think this election was revolutionary in that it brought people out of their homes to vote, people who either never voted or felt that voting could make a difference. If only they were voting all along, eh? So it's good that people feel empowered and let go of feeling like victims. It's always time to remind certain politicians that they work for us and not the other way around.
I never view voting for somebody for any reason other than feeling they are the best for the job. I don't feel Obama is that person. However, I do think it is a great breakthrough moment in history. I hope each one of you listened to the speeches tonight by McCain (gracious and heartfelt). This is what I have always seen in McCain. And Obama's speech - (he is a bit of an egomaniac), but at least he gave credit due McCain. I hope you paid close attention to the choice of words in Obama's speech about his plan for the future. He is already telling you that his plan may not manifest in one term. He is also saying that everybody has to make sacrifices and work harder. I hope Obama will move more to the center, as it would be better for the majority. I have not fallen under the Obama spell - I see things many people don't see, or don't want to see. I truly hope that this "change" is the change you really think is coming and what you want, and know you are creating it, therefore have no regrets. I hope that this election heals race, gender, and party issues because the campaign didn't make them any easier. We still have a LONG way to go until women are treated equally in America. At least now a bi-racial man can be president. I hope America has seen how nasty it has become and will not go down that path again. Do you think now the world will love America? I hope that now no one will use the past as an excuse for not doing something now. And, I hope nobody ever forgets what America is all about - liberty.
As for California's ballot - this is a very strange state. A state that will vote for Obama, but not for same sex marriage nor rights of a girl to have an abortion without notifying a parent, even an abusive parent. I just don't get it - seems a contradiction to me. At least the prop to help animals in confinement did pass.
October 23, 2008:
If anyone reading this article would say they've never tried to look their best for a new job, never got a new haircut or hairdo, never bought a new suit, or new clothes, new accessories for a job interview, I'd accuse you of lying. Why are people (including women, which is the most disturbing) criticizing Palin for having new clothes on the campaign trail? Has it never occurred to you that all candidates get new clothes, new dos, and that it is often paid for by donations to their Party? But because Palin is a woman, it's suddenly not okay and open season to bash her for yet one more thing. It's enough sexism folks, and this is what it is plain and simple. It also seems to bother people that Palin will donate her clothes to charity after the campaign. Why? Isn't that spreading around and sharing the wealth? Where are all of you when it comes to what Michelle Obama is wearing, or what Barack is wearing? Get a grip, focus on things that really matter. It's not Palin's clothes that are the issue. The real issue is that she's a smart, experienced, good looking woman who's a threat to Obama because she has what it takes to be in the White House, and he doesn't. Sarah Palin will be in an interview tonight at 9pm ET, 6PST on Foxnews with Hannity. Why not actually watch her and listen to her for yourself instead of paying attention only to the negative press about her?
DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF SOCIALISM:
so-cial-ism - Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation [soh-shuh-liz-uhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun
1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
This is what Obama is planning for America, and he's going to do it with forcing higher taxes, and creating a class war (which has already began). His distribution plan will make sure that those who are not paying taxes now and living off of the taxes from the wealthy will have absolutely no incentive to do better because they will be punished for financial success (just as the wealthy). He will create an even poorer lower and middle class. PLUS, the wealthy will not want to have their businesses in America because the government would control them, so more and more will take their businesses elsewhere. Socialized medicine is another example, and if you think it's free - you're wrong. There will be more regulation, more unionization, higher taxes, more government controlling what we can do and how we can do it. Americans will lose. I don't want less freedom, do you? And I never thought it would come to this with a Democrat.
I feel that this election is a crucial challenge to everybody to come to a honest grip with how we view ourselves and what we expect from our government. Do we want a government to be our parents, or do we feel we have evolved into being more of an adult, personally responsible for our own decisions? I choose the latter.
I believe that in America, and even on this planet, we have enough to help everybody have a life that includes education, health care, food, clothing, shelter. But not when it's forced, a nd not when it abuses one group of people for another.
You know the Chinese proverb "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime?" McCain is for teaching the man to fish; Obama is for tossing the fish for a meal. That means making people MORE dependent upon the government as their caretaker, and less free.
One of the scariest things about an Obama presidency is that Obama is ready to sit down with tyrants without preconditions. Just today, Iran issued its own set of preconditions in which it will sit down with America - like it's running the show.
And finally: If Israel falls, so will all nations. When Israel is strong, we are safer from terrorists and democracy will survive. This is not debatable - it is a fact.
Here's a good article that may remind some people of a past election issue: It used to be there was no crying in politics. Just ask "Crying Pat" Schroeder. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney all were able to show their softer sides during the 2008 campaign, but a stifled sob two decades ago was political suicide for Schroeder, a Democratic congresswoman from Colorado who had hoped to become America's first woman president. Schroeder had formed an exploratory committee after Gary Hart's campaign imploded when his relationship with Donna Rice made the headlines. But Schroeder was unable to raise enough money to make a full-fledged bid for the nomination, and she withdrew from the race in September 1987. And she cried.
Like Sarah Palin, Schroeder became fodder for Saturday Night Live. Comedian Nora Dunn parodied her by crying several times during a mock Democratic primary debate. Today, 68-year-old Schroeder just shakes her head and laughs.
"It was hysterical. If you look at the tape, it was 2.5 seconds. I kind of choked and came back and they had me absolutely having a nervous breakdown. It was unbelievable," she told FOX News. "Then all the men that year had to choke up and cry and show how emotional they were. If men do it, isn't that wonderful? If women do it, what's wrong with them?" The double standard still gets under her skin.
"I thought the classic for Hillary was when people would show up with signs that say, 'Iron my shirt,' but if somebody showed up at an Obama rally saying, 'Shine my shoes,' all sorts of whites would have stood up and said that was racist," Schroeder said. "Unfortunately, with sexism its usually only women who stand up to fight it, and then people say they don't have a sense of humor." Schroeder calls her 24-year political career an accident of fate.
"We had a Republican incumbent in the district who was the most popular person in Colorado, and nobody wanted to run against him," she recalled. Her husband was on a committee to find a candidate, and Schroeder's name had come up at a meeting. He told her, "You won't win, but somebody's got to go out there and argue these issues," she said. So she ran, thinking a win was impossible. She didn't even quit her job. A few months later, she was surprised to find herself in Washington, one of 16 of women serving in the House of Representatives. During her 24 years in Washington, Schroeder took on family and work issues, including family medical leave and family services for the military. She fought for whistle-blower protection and sought to reform the National Institutes of Health. She was the first woman to serve on the Armed Services Committee. In 1997, Schroeder retired from politics and spent a semester teaching at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs before being tapped to head the American Publishers Association. She has been its CEO and president for eleven years and shows no signs of slowing down.
"Life just keeps bubbling along," Schroeder said. I keep thinking I'm going to retire and I never do. With this new downturn, nobody knows. Can any of us ever quit working?" [from Foxnews.com]
My note about the article: Thankfully today, we have men who are boldly standing up along with women against sexism and not afraid to call it like it is. Interestingly enough, Newt Gingrich is one of them standing up for Palin, and not just because of the Repbulican Party.
October 9, 2008:
Acorn's Las Vegas office was raided on the 7th and they are under federal investigation now for voter fraud, plus they hired 59 felons (without much security checking on them). They signed an affidavit knowing they hired 59 felons, too. Some of the Acorn people asked random people on the street to sign numerous voter forms and they've made names on the forms. There is now a request to the government to stop its funding of Acorn. Acorn is a big waste of our taxpayer dollars. The money they got was supposed to help housing concerns. The integrity of the ballot box is crucial. Bill Ayres and Acorn represent the far left viewpoint of America. Acorn was intimidating banks and bullying them into giving high risk loans, and if they didn't give the loans, Acorn would threaten to block their mergers and block their business expansion. Acorn has three basic arms: to try to get money into communities; voter registration; and lobbying groups. Obama's camp gave about $800,000 into Acorn's educational and registration drive. Acorn endorsed Obama. Obama is the direct connection to social engineering and marketing. [Source, Laura Ingraham] Plus, on the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout bill, Democrats stuck in funding for Acorn in that. Obama - voter fraud with Acorn, he has been their attorney, think it's a coincidence? Or, will Obama continue to deny any connection with them? LOL
September 14, 2008:
If any of you watched Charlie Gibson interview Palin this week you might have noticed that it was obvious the show had edited out her comments, didn't let her finish what she was saying. I kept asking my family, "Why aren't they let her finish? You can see they cut it." Well, it came out today that some of her statements explaining and clearing herself of accusations were edited out of the broadcast, but they were included in the written transcript. SHAME ON ABC. The media has been trying to influence voters and this is clear proof of it. Read the full report at Foxnews. Furthermore, the commentator interviews with McCain and Biden had some issues, as well. I don't know about you, but when we watched it, the sound kept going out during McCain's segment, but not during Obama's. Was it a sound glitch, was someone accidentally stepping on a wire, or was it sabotage? I wrote to the news about it but they never responded.
September 13, 2008:
I used to consider myself a Liberal Democrat because I believe in freedom and equality for all people and accepting people of all beliefs. I took pride being with a Party who defended the underdog. This year I see that I no longer fit into that category because I'm not mean-spirited or hypocritical, as that seems to be the trend in Liberal Democrats these days. I'm more a Centrist. Roseanne Barr said (on Real Time with Bill Maher) that the Democrats should stop talking about Palin and that all women want to be respected. Then Barr goes on to say that Sarah Palin is the most disrespectful thing that's ever happened to women, and Barr continued to insult Palin with inaccuracy and a viciousness repulsive to me. Barr did exactly what she said people should STOP doing! Over and over Democrats are now unaccepting of any viewpoint other than their extreme ones, when they're supposed to be the ones accepting diversity. They have turned into the most snobby, elitist, ingorant bunch of people I've ever seen. They don't see themselves, they don't hear themselves and how idiotic they sound. Bill Maher brags that he knows more than Palin does - why doesn't he go run state government and prove it? Comics telling experts they don't know what they're talking about because they're so fearful that McCain and Palin could win this election. They concoct stories about Palin and project what they wish they'd seen in her face or heard in her voice. They can't be bothered with facts. It's embarrassing and shocking to see people who let hatred and misinformation taint everything they say. Gerofalo thinks all Republicans should be imprisoned. She also basically said that no Republicans have feelings or are helpful to others. What a lie. I know many Republicans who donate millions to help others and do an incredibly large amount of voluntary charity work and public service. Roseanne says that all rich people should be taxed the most, and even Bill Maher (who can't even say one kind or positive thing about Palin) had to tell her that they already are. So Barr then apologizes and corrects her self with saying that rich people who made money from corporations should be overtaxed. The audience, filled with more of the same kind of nasty Democrats, cheer and applaud loudly. Bill Maher thinks that a woman with five children doesn't have time to read a newspaper. Talk about hating women! And they accuse Palin of being cold and unfeeling? The Democrats have become their own worst enemy and are taking themselves down with cruelty and a new "I'm superior than thou" attitude. Does any of this show intelligence and compassion in the Democratic Party? Hardly. Not a club in which I want to be a member.
September 12, 2008:
I watched all the interviews with Sarah Palin and I agree with her on so many points. I respect her, I like her and I want to vote for her (and I'm a Democrat) - she's a smart, confident, open, authentic, self-made woman. And since I have such respect for such an intelligent woman, I find it a little hypocritical for Palin not to allow women the same freedoms as men. This is the only area in which I have a conflict voting for Palin. To fight for the freedom of all Americans includes American women. I am directly referring to her stance on Roe v. Wade and that she feels a woman should be allowed permission to have an abortion only if her life is in danger to deliver that baby. She feels we need to reduce the number of abortions and encourage adoption. While Palin wisely and openly said that her personal views do not have to be in agreement with law, we do have to wonder if she will legislate against women. Yes, she believes in contraception and teaching about it, and she is in favor of abstinence. But, pregnancy and disease happen in spite of these things.
As a 56-year old adoptee, I can tell Palin she is talking about two different issues. Pregnancy and adoption should be choices. Women should be treated as sovereign adults capable of making their own decisions regarding their body, just as men have the right to decide what they do with their body. Row v. Wade the law doesn't order women to have abortions. It's a choice. There is no religious or moral judgment - it is a personal decision, and must remain so. In the case of rape or incest, a woman MUST have the right to an abortion if she wants one. Rape is a criminal act of violence. A raped woman has not given her consent for sex. She is victimized, tortured, terrorized, and humiliated in the process. In the case of incest, the crime is even worse because love and trust of a family member (who should have been even more vigilant to protect the female) has been betrayed and destroyed. To ask the female to then have a full term pregnancy and give birth to a child conceived without her permission, through victimization, is forcing another victimization upon her - taking away her free will and rights a second time.
Adoption is not the answer or solution to forcing her to have a pregnancy and give birth to an unwanted and often hated child. Furthermore, that child in the womb will know it is not loved or wanted and have a spiritual trauma in life that will need healing if it survives. Then, there is the possibility of contracting an STD and AIDS. How can anyone force a woman to go through this? This tells me that the individual wanting to remove her rights and personal empowerment has no clue what she is going through, no compassion for her and her situation. Why would a woman with particular religious views want to torture another woman, and more than once? We have religious freedom in America, and that should also apply to how we choose what happens with our physical bodies. We fight wars in other countries which, and help women gain their sovereignty and power in those countries. Why not in America? Palin's personal feelings about birth control should remain her personal views. I truly wish Palin would reconsider what she's saying to women and leave free choice to all of us. I wrote a personal e-mail to Palin and wonder if she will answer it.\
September 11, 2008:
Each 9/11 since 2001 there are people who post their conspiracy crap about the attacks. Seven years later, these people need to believe a lie - that the U.S., and even Israel, were behind the attacks on America. They don't even want to consider the truth, that's how badly they need to have an enemy within, and yet they live in America and reap the benefits of doing so. It sickens me to read how ignorant these people are. It wasn't about us - it just used a weakness in our security to make their point. It wasn't about the Palestinians, either, and Israel had no part in 9/11. Even Arafat told Al Qaeda to stop using that as an excuse, but Bin Ladin didn't like America's support of Israel. Bin Ladin felt Muslims were victims of global persecution (delusional and filled with fear and need for security) and promoted himself as a reformer who was improving Islam. Those who flew the planes on 9/11 were mostly Saudis and they were Muslims. They flew for Bin Ladin, who took credit for the attacks. It was about the battle for Bin Laden to overthrow the Saudi rulers and to be the new Saladin, the Islamic leader in the world where Islam will be the rule. Bin Laden believes he gets his orders to kill Americans and Jews directly from God. That is what we have been fighting because WE believe in freedom.
Those who died as victims of the Muslim terrorists deserve more respect. In memory of those who died in the planes, in the crashes at the Pentagon and Pennsylvania, and at the World Trade Center, and those who died later on as a result of 9/11, you are not forgotten. You will always live in our hearts and in history. May you be at peace and surrounded with love and light. May your loved ones be healed and at peace. May America and the world never forget, and be vigilant so it never happens again. May we all have worked with our own inner terrorist, with our anger, and our fear of separation from the Source - for we are never truly separate from the Source. May we all strive to live more with love, gratitude, joy and compassion. May we walk in balance and harmony.
This song was written by a CERN science writer - and it's about the hadron/particle eccelerator - like a mini science lesson on it. Large Hadron Rap. A great way to teach and learn.
September 10, 2008:
Great news: The Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has launched a campaign to set a minimum age for marriage in the kingdom. The SHRC began its campaign following several high profile trials, where young girls, sometimes less than 10 years old, were married off to men above the age of 50 and even 70. "This is a violation of human rights, and a clear breach of international conventions that Saudi Arabia has signed onto," SHRC chairman Turki A-Sudeiri told the London-based daily al-Arab. "Child marriages should be considered the same as forced marriages, since valid consent has not been obtained from the bride, who is also under-aged," Sudeiri said, adding that this could lead to "severe health complications, since the girl is not psychologically, physically and sexually mature to enter wedlock." The minimum age for girls to marry is suggested to be 17 years old, and 18 for boys. That's a good start.
However, there is another issue directly linked to weddings and bridges of any age, the money one pays for a bride. Many old men temporarily marry young girls and divorce them soon afterwards. This is like paying for the services of a prostitute or child abuse. Take away the girl's virginity against her free will because they paid the parents for her, and then dump her. This practice must end. Women and children are not property to be bought and sold and abused. They should be free to decide for themselves who they marry, or even if they marry, and with whom they have sex. Saudi Arabia needs to address the purchasing of human slaves or this age minimum issue for marriage is only half resolved.
OBAMA IS FOR CHANGE, ABSOLUTELY: ASK HIM A QUESTION AND HE'LL CHANGE THE SUBJECT. [my own quote of the day]
Sept. 9, 2008:
Alright, are you still sweet on Obama, who sank so low today with his comments about Palin: "But you know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. You know, you can...wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it's still going to stink after eight years." And Biden's attack on Palin's baby regarding the subject of stem cell research. Low, low, low. The reason Obama's lipstick comment was so shocking was that because of Palin's reference to it in her acceptance speech (what's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick.). The automatic thought people have is that he's putting down Palin. Poor decision and judgment on Obama's part, and just part of his usual methodology of passing the buck. Obama has been losing voters this week and comments like these will only turn off many more. Fact is, these men are afraid of a strong woman, they don't want a woman in office. Ironic, isn't it? Now you know why Hillary wasn't on the ticket. They still want it to be a boy's club. A smart woman they can't handle. Same goes for tv personalities like Bill Maher, who will sink to new lows to insult, degrade, discredit, and lie about Palin, from her looks, the way she talks, her religion, her family and so on. Her executive experience to them is a joke and they're delusional if they think Obama has more of that than Palin. Folks, what we are witnessing is their own hang-ups and insecurities as they strike out at a woman. Sexism is alive and not well in America, as I've written before, and I'm glad that people are finally seeing it and criticizing it. Now, you might have heard that some other countries have expressed their "votes" of who they want to lead America. They, such as England, Russia and France want the phony Obama, they know he's a puppet. They can't vote here, furthermore, they want what they feel they can manipulate for their own benefit - they know Obama is inexperienced. They should mind their own business and take care of their own countries and pay us back for the money they've "borrowed" and kept.
SEXISM IN THE ELECTIONS
Isn't this a kicker:
On April 18, CNN reported "The U.S. government paid more than $1.7
million in defense contracts over the last decade to companies owned by
leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect. The contracts, for airplane
parts for the Air Force, continued even while Jeffs was on the FBI's
"Most-Wanted List." The Pentagon stands by the deals."
Obama claims that he's never heard Wright spew the kind of stuff caught on numerous cameras, and now says that that kind of language is incendiary that he couldn't object to strongly enough. Are we to actually believe that in twenty years Obama never knew about Wright and his views, never heard a peep on these issues out of him? I just find it very hard to believe. I think this is exactly a portion of what I felt I could not trust about Obama. I'm glad it's coming out for more people to see what has been going on behind doors. Did you see the congregation jumping up and down in glee with Wright, obviously agreeing with his warped views? After professing himself a devout Christian and church-goer, don't tell me Obama had no idea and did not support it.
Quote of the day,
BLOGS FROM 2007
FAVORITE FILMS OF THE YEAR
February 8, 2007:
This is my short list of what I consider to be the best films of the past year. Of course, I don't always agree with the various show biz academies. I felt that "The Color Purple" deserved a best picture Oscar, and that "Everything is Illuminated" should have won an Oscar, as well as Kevin Kline and Johnny Depp. Anyway, here is my list for 2007:
These first two are some of the best writing I've ever seen on film...
Gone Baby Gone
The Great Debaters
The Kite Runner (wow - was that a great book!)
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd (hate the story but the acting was good)
Atonement - only for cinematography
Wild Hogs - fun film
I have seen some of the others nominated for an Oscar, but frankly, I usually can't tolerate films about the most corrupt, vile, and dark side of life (drug dealers, murderers, money-grubbing scumbags or slasher films). There are some films I have not seen yet, but want to see, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Savages, I'm Not There, and Away From Her.
CLINTON VS OBAMA: HAVE YOU NOTICED....?
I feel offended, as a woman, that Obama needs to have these women - Oprah, Schriver, Kennedy, Mrs. Obama - (most of whom I am not fond) speaking for him, trying to get other women to back him. It is as if he doesn't give women the respect or ability to think for ourselves. Cheap trick. Some newscasters have called Obama's success or Super Tuesday thus far a "tsunami" - let's hope that should he by some chance win the party's nomination, and become president, that this election doesn't leave destruction in its wake.
February 1, 2008:
A FEMALE PRESIDENT IS CHANGE. Why? Obviously one main reason is because she's a woman. Obama can't claim that. And let's get real, with Bush out of the White House, anybody would be a change.
People's memories are very short-lived. Clinton is not the first woman to run for the presidency: Geraldine Ferraro (an brilliant politician), and Shirley Chisholm also ran for office.
Okay, I watched the Democratic debates with Clinton and Obama last night. In my opinion, Clinton rocked; she was the best prepared, showed the most experience, knowledge, planning and explanations for everything raised. She also managed to get in a few good jokes and a great jab at the Bush presidents: "It did take a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, and I think it might take another one to clean up after the second Bush," she said. My husband was greatly impressed by Clinton - and it's not easy to impress him. He said she is one smart lady, and he respects her even more after seeing how she conducted herself last night. In fact, the more he hears her speak, the more he likes her.
I don't know if it's his arrogance or tone of voice (or both), but when he speaks Obama bores me. I just don't feel anything from him but a man who is power hungry and manipulates the audience. He rarely gives any substance to his words, while Clinton is all substance. One thing he said that was a red flag for me was that he wanted to sit down with our enemies, Muslim nations, and talk with them and find out what they don't like, reach an agreement. But, we already know what they don't like, it's not news. They don't like freedom and they don't like Israel. And most of them want to keep women subservient. Would Obama go along with what THEY want? I could not help but think about Obama's father, a Muslim, and just what agreement does he think he can reach with terrorists who have already attacked America and many nations around the world? What change is Obama? Just because his last name is not Bush or Clinton?
And what about the war with Iraq? Iraq is largely Muslim. Why wouldn't Obama want to attack a Muslim nation? So he accused Clinton of being wrong in supporting the war in order to throw people off the scent. SORRY! Clinton was NOT wrong. She did what she thought was the best for our country AND she did not work alone. She also did not implement the war. Don't forget that she also supported her party, just as Republicans supported theirs. They did the best they could with the information they had at the time. That was not wrong, and they could not predict the future. This needs to be corrected by our media and by Obama, and I hope by Clinton in maybe clearer words than she already spoke. Fact is, Saddam Hussein did have WMDs and the U.N. did get rid of what was left. He bluffed about the rest. But, at the time no one knew for sure. Obama is hoping the public is too lazy to know the facts and will believe whatever he throws out there.
I think it's rotten what Ted Kennedy did - creating divison within the Democratic Party. The Party knew what it was facing, and it could have united and thought this through a lot better. This division is forcing people to choose between a woman and an African-American man. That is what it comes down to now, and Obama is playing the race card, himself. That's a no-no.
Say what you will - I'm saying what I will (lol), but I think Clinton has shown that she is strong, confident, not ego-driven. She has a good mind and heart, and is no novice to politics and government. I agree wholeheartedly about changing our entire educational and health care systems. Obama could use about ten more years to gather more knowledge and experience before becoming a president, I think. As a woman, I think it's important to finally have a female leader; someone who understands the value of giving and nurturing life, and who has a long background in helping families.
Some comments have been made on the networks about this being such a history-making election - a black man and a woman running for President. I think some people still find it hard to accept a female leader and would rather have a man no matter what is the color of his skin. I can't forget that black men had the vote before women in America. I sure hope that won't predict an outcome this year - meaning that a black man must be president before a woman (based on that alone, of course). My vote isn't based on race or gender, but it is on substance and quality...that's why I am more inclined towards Clinton now that Edwards is out of the race (he was my first choice).
Today Romney ran an ad attacking Clinton. Why? Clinton hasn't yet been picked as the Democratic candidate, and Romney hasn't been chosen as the Republican. Isn't that fishy? Why now? Why this tactic?
I will tell you a personal story about Hillary Clinton. Years ago, I wrote an article about her when she was the First Lady. She read it and wrote to me a very nice and personal letter. You can read it here.
January 28, 2008:
What is all this euphoria about Barak Obama? It's like a hypnotic Obamara concert where people are manipulated emotionally and aren't even aware of it. Has anyone actually heard Obama say anything unique? Has he said anything at all about his plans for change? I haven't heard one word of these things. All I've seen is a man who says what he thinks people want to hear without being specific about who he is and how he plans to go about doing whatever it is he wants to do, or suck up to reporters who question him by giving generic answers. Does Obama have a clue about how to deal with international maton't think so. Does Obama have a universal health care plan? Nope, that's Hillary's plan and she gets specific about it. Does Obama plan to raise or lower taxes? What do you think?
I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s and my generation grew up with JFK and knows how to do a real love-in. Obama is a far cry from being like JFK. All I've heard from Obama are words, words words, empty words geared to make you believe in something - but what is real here? Do you really know who the real Obama is? I've seen a couple of hints at who he is: ego-driven, ambitious, and blaming Hillary because she's married to Bill (like Obama didn't know that when going in for the campaign and Hillary was already in it). As an American, I'm concerned when I see young people yelling cheers for somebody they don't know anything about and think he'll make a good leader. Based on what? Can these people tell me about Obama's experience in the Senate? Most American young people can't even pick out the U.S. or Iraq on a world map! We're in serious trouble, I think.
And an important reminder before you vote: YOU CAN WRITE IN THE CANDIDATE OF YOUR CHOICE IF THEY'RE NOT ALREADY ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT, as long as they qualified for write-in candidacy.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION DOES GOOD!
January 6, 2008
Thank you to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) for acknowledging the importance of spirit and the bridging of dimensions on their Jan. 6th show. Beautiful! The show had an intuitive come to a family's home before demolition to get the spirit of the great-grandfather and other relatives who had long passed over for rebuilding the house. The spirits gave the builders suggestions to have some of the old house put into the new one - that made everybody happy and respected spirit.
BLOGS FROM 2007
THE CHINESE RESTAURANT POSSIBLY HOAX NEAR YOU
December 15, 2007
I'm starting my own campaign for honesty - care to join me? Maybe some of you are old enough to remember the good old days when you and your family did your weekly meal at your favorite Chinese restaurant. You ordered your favorite dish, shrimp in lobster sauce, and it was delicious. Little pieces of lobster soaking in the sauce with the shrimp and vegetables. Yum.
Fast forward to today.
You go to your favorite Chinese restaurant and order shrimp in lobster
sauce and you prepare yourself for a great meal. You take a bite and
wonder where is the lobster....it doesn't taste the same. What's going
on? You ask the restaurant owner if there
is any lobster in the dish and he tells you no. "So," you say, "how can
you call this shrimp in lobster
sauce if there is no lobster?" "Oh," he explains, "this is how
everybody makes it. It's just a white
sauce." I told him that is false advertising. He says, "Oh?" This is
what I went through last night. I checked several Chinese restaurants
in my area, including a famous large chain (P F Chang's), and
read their menus. No lobster in their shrimp and lobster sauce! How are
they getting away with
this lie? I say it is UNACCEPTABLE! Bring back the lobster to the dish
or rename it shrimp in
white sauce - mock lobster. Yes, I know lobster is costly. My solution
is that if people want to have
shrimp in lobster sauce, restaurants can use a portion from a lobster
tail and figure in the cost to the dish. Those who really want it will
pay for it. We have enough lies in our world, so let's get rid of this
LARRY KING'S SHOW ON
SPIRITUALITY IN COMMERCIALS
June 1, 2007
The advertising industry is delving more regularly into the occult (as the religious right would call it. I call it spirituality.) They can't deny it. First we had the crop circle commercials. Now look at Bank of America's new commercial of people SCRYING. That's right, scrying. The ancient art of looking into a glass, mirror, or water, to see the future. Very clever, B of A. Look into the odd floating glassish object outside and see your joyful future that you created through your greatest passions. Of course, B of A wants you to believe that you can get there by using their services. It's all about the money; using spirituality to sell credit card use. Talk about a double message. But, allow psychics to make a living as spiritual counselors or even by predicting the future, and you know what happens? Some cities want to shut down these businesses and make them illegal!
RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL BLACKMAIL
May 11, 2007:
They're at it again - attempting to blackmail people with religious furor and push religious agenda into politics and government. CNN's Lou Dobbs wrote May 9, 2007 that, "The separation of church and state in this country is narrowing. And it is the church, not the state that is encroaching. Our Constitution protects religion from the intrusion or coercion of the state. But we have precious little protection against the political adventurism of all manner of churches and religious organizations." Suddenly, candidates aren't "Christian" enough to be president. Where is it written that presidents must be Christians? By the way, seems the presidential candidates' memories are failing: it wasn't Iraq that attacked us on 9/11 - most of the terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. So why did we go into Afghanistan and Iraq and still haven't gotten Bin Laden? Why does Saudi Arabia get off the hook? You tell me.
Religious coercion isn't limited to the U.S., however. This week Pope Benedict XVI said that he supports the excommunication of politicians who legalized abortion in Mexico City. Church teaching calls for automatic excommunication for anyone who has an abortion. In Mexico City, where abortion was legalized during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, church officials have said that doctors and nurses who perform the procedure, as well as lawmakers who supported its legalization, also would be excommunicated. Can't get into heaven if you have an abortion, either. The Pope also believes in making people suffer to death. Can't have compassion for anybody with a terminal illness who wants to end their own life and suffering, oh no. You must remain a slave to the church. So, can anybody tell me where the teachings of love and compassion fit into this picture? A woman still can't be a priest, so why do women belong to any church unless the believe they are inferior to men and have negated and denied Miriam (Mary Magdalene)'s role in Christianity?
Make no mistake about the hypocrisy in America: Oliver North and the U.S. military say they have had great success in invading Afghanistan and Iran and helping girls and women in those countries so they have freedom, education, safety. Yes, schools have been built, but they are still booby-trapped with bombs by Muslim militants to threaten girls who go to those schools. Yes, women can vote. If you're read my web site you know I'm in favor of helping Muslim women and girls, women and children everywhere. Now I get to the hypocrisy part: we claim to bring freedom to the Muslim women in those nations, but we still keep American women slaves from freedom because of those who want to take away our rights to choose! You elect a Republican president again, and you are sealing more slavery for women and the removal of more freedoms from ALL Americans with the bullshit story that Republicans believe in less government. Like hell they do. Just like they believe in lowering taxes....hypocrites.
A woman's right to make decisons regarding her own body isn't allowed by the church and some people are doing their darnest to make sure the government won't allow freedom, too. Make a woman go through an unwanted pregnancy in order to give that child up for adoption, without any consciousness of how that affects the baby! Listen to your politicians (including Rudy Giuliani) preaching that! That's called inhumane, compassionless, stupid and it's slavery, folks! Slavery against our Constitution. And if abortion is legal, it doesn't mean one must have the procedure. It's an option. Women who have been impregnated by rape, or whose lives are in danger due to pregnancy DO NOT COUNT. The church doesn't know when a fetus' life really begins. If that fetus can live outside of a womb on its own, then it's an independent life, a human being. Not before then - it's a fetus whose gender isn't even decided until the 4th month in pregnancy. A fetus' life isn't more valuable than the woman who is carrying it in her body! Her body comes first, sorry, men. How about preaching more birth control instead of adoption? Guess the Pope thinks he's God, judge and jury of every soul - the kind of thinking goes against what Jesus believed and taught and yet the Pope tells you it's in the name of God and Jesus.
I sure hope people in North America will be smart enough to see the religious manipulation that continues to come from the churches into our private lives and realize that they don't need other people to tell them what to do. Unfortunately, in South America where the Pope just gave his speech, people think they aren't able to do anything without the church's permission - they obviously don't want to figure anything out for themselves. Be very wary of anybody who has only one book and follows it blindly. It means their god is right you are a non-person.
AFTERMATH OF HORRORS
April 20, 2007
This past week the media has focused non-stop on replaying the Virginia Tech massacre and Hui's videos, ending the work week today with the coverage of copycats that forced schools to remain closed today, and the NASA, Johnson Space Center hostage killing and suicide. Don Imus, American Idol, and Alec Baldwin are also popular topics of the week but haven't taken up as much media coverage as the murders. The good news out of all of this is that the media is reevaluating itself and its responsibility in playing videos over and over, that make celebrities out of psychopathic killers (thereby giving them exactly the star status they wanted), while repeatedly pounding a horror theme. Some have already decided not to show these videos any longer. Thank you for that.
I think it's of value to look at what is going on and ask ourselves some important questions. Do these events speak to you of something more going on than just an isolated event? What does all of this coverage do to you, personally? What does it do to the public? How have you been feeling all week? Are you reacting emotionally and/or physically to these events? If you have had trouble sleeping, eating, with your digestion, or had buttons pushed (like fear or helplessness)? Or, have you been able to observe these events for a time, without emotional involvment, then turn them off and go on with your life? Are you able to feel grateful for what you do have and enjoy your life right now?
I'll tell you what I did on Monday night. I watched the news all day and felt empathy for all those who were at Virginia Tech, all those whose lives were forever changed by the senseless massacre. But, I did not get caught up in the drama of it, the emotions of it. I was able to observe and realize that I'm here, my family is here and well, and I'm going to celebrate that. We went out to a nice restaurant and had a wonderful dinner, enjoying one another. No, we were not in any denial of the day's events. We acknowledged it with respect, and we chose love and joy for us in the present. I am not watching the news all day, every day. It's not healthy and it doesn't serve me or anyone else to be in the drama or in misery. The event is over; there is nothing one can do to turn the clock back and change or prevent what happened. We can be more observant in the future when we feel or see things that don't feel right - maybe then we can prevent another massacre from taking place.
We have to be here
now, value our lives now, and value those in our lives now. If not now,
when? Love and joy are the
most powerful energies. Fear and hatred cannot coexist with love and
joy. If we chose to be responsible for our reactions and responses to
events and that choice includes love and joy, without a doubt these are
a great service and respect to everybody,
including those who died in the massacre. For, with love and joy their
souls will be healed.
THE JESUS FAMILY TOMB
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
On Sunday a new documentary The Jesus Family Tomb will be shown on the Discovery Channel. This film was made by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and biblical film documentarian Simcha Jacobovici. Some people call this a publicity stunt and fiction. However, there is compelling evidence that says this could be the Jesus family tomb. One needs to look at the a larger picture in archaeology. I agree and say that the larger picture includes more than just archaeology. It includes religion and deeply imbeded belief systems that can be challenged and even shattered.
In 1980 a construction crew in the Jerusalem suburb of Talpiot chanced upon a first-century tomb, which are not uncommon in that city. The Israeli Antiquities Authority found 10 bone boxes there, and stored them in a warehouse. In 1996, the BBC made a film suggesting that. given the combination, it might be that family. The idea was eventually discounted, however, because, as University of St. Andrews (Scotland) New Testament expert Richard Bauckham asserted in a subsequent book, the names with Biblical resonance are so common that even when you run the probabilities on the group, the odds of it being the famous Jesus's family are "very low."
The filmmakers claim that the DNA test performed from the remains prove that Jesus and Mary were married because two of the individuals in the tomb were not related. This does make sense, because why else would a man and two women, man, and a child be buried together unless they were a family? To produce this combination of names just once in a large city of Jerusalem is astrounding. The names, Jesus, Maria; Mariamene e Mara (Mary Magdalene); Matthew; Judas, son of Jesus; and Jose (the nickname of Jesus' brother listed in the Gospel of Mark). The odds are 600:1 being in favor of this being the tomb of Jesus. What is amusing is the religious community's immediate denial that this could be the actual Jesus family tomb. The filmmaker says to go to forensic archaeologists and statisticians for proof.
But what is happening? An uproar about what some people believe is the actual word of God. Why anybody believes the bibles literally is beyond me, but they do. Do they not know about the Council at Nicea, in which a group of men threw out what they didn't want in the New Testament, manipulated and added what they DID want in it? There were heavy political reasons for why they did this. Given that one fact alone, how could anybody believe that the New Testament is the word of God? (I encourage all of you to read up on the REAL history of Christianity, including the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gnostic Gospels.) Don't you all know that many PEOPLE wrote the bibles?
What is scaring the hell out of people is that IF this is true, then Jesus didn't physically ascend to heaven. Well, he didn't. People saw his spirit. He was a man with a high level of consciousness, but he wasn't a god, nor the only son of God, he wasn't THE God. He was a Jewish man who taught Judaism with a little new spin of his own. Christianity didn't come into being until more than thirty years after his death. Jesus was never anything BUT a Jew. Why shouldn't he have been married? It is known he had a close, respectful and loving relationship with Mary. In fact, Mary was the ONLY one he trusted to teach his apostles. She knew his teachings better than anybody else - she was also a learned woman - NOT a prostitute. That lie was concocted by men who wanted the Church to be run only by men - following the trend set by the woman hating and jealous Apostle Peter. Being married, it would be natural for the couple to have children. But people don't seem to want to accept that Jesus was just a man. They need to make him more, and ironically, in making him more and preaching his teachings, few people actually live them or have understood his messages. If they had, they'd realize they are doing everything anti-Jesus.
So, I think it's important to ask yourselves what this information means to you. What if this is the actual Jesus family tomb? Would your world crumble? Would you still believe in God? Would you stop believing in God? Would you realize how much and how long the Church has lied to you? Would you trust the Church after this? What would Jesus and Mary mean for you now? Could you accept that these were people and not some "special" beings that God favored? Could you accept that you are equal to them in the eyes of the Source? Could you let go of needing to believe in anything other than yourself, the here and now?
I will watch this special and then report my thoughts about it on this page. I hope you will be watching, too. I don't know if anyone can prove this is the actual tomb with genetic data, since we don't have any genetic data we know for certain belonged to Jesus (unless the bones in this tomb are his). So it will be fascinating to see how this continues to unfold and how it affects people. I just know one thing: the Church will continue to deny the possibility that this could be real - because if it is real, that means their jig is up. They fear the backlash and their future. Those in the Church who bought into the fantasies about Christianity might flip out. Where will their money come from, and how would they continue to control people if the truth finally came out? Oh my goodness, that could mean millions of people would have to find the real Source on their own! Imagine that. I think that would be a real modern-day miracle. We are our OWN saviors and divine just as we are. Isn't that what Jesus taught? Yeah.
Copyright, 2007 E. Nora H. Amrani
AN EARLY ST. VALENTINE'S DAY
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Tonight I saw something I've never seen before. I went with my family out to dine at one of our favorite Italian restaurants (Zach's). We frequent the place and have eaten in all of the nooks and crannies of the place except one tiny, separate room. That is the room in which we ate tonight. The walls of the room are hand-painted scenes from Venice, Italy. We walked in to the room to find two other couples seated at their tables.
One couple immediately stood out - couldn't miss them. At first glance we thought maybe they were in charge of a party that was going to be held in the room. Their ages are probably late 50s, early 60s. The husband wore a black suit with a deep red shirt. His wife wore a get-up that looked like she performed in strip club for older folks who never got out of the 1960s. She wore black fishnet stockings with red decorated pumps. Her dress was black, with a black net covering the top of her torso and upper back and arms - the arms and skirt (that was too short and tight for her) were trimmed with red boa feathers. I just tried to imagine eating with those feathers dipping into my food or falling off into my food. Not very appetizing.
The table was completely decorated by the couple. They brought their own vase with flowers. On the two chairs opposite from where they sat were gift bags. Gift bags were also on the floor and on the table, as were wrapped little gifts and cards. If that wasn't enough, the husband was still wrapping presents and then handing them to his wife who promptly opened them.
We stared at this very odd couple, obviously out of place on a Sunday night, the 11th of February. They were odd, funny, sweet, and a little creepy. The husband kept getting up and shifting the gifts around, making sure the waiter brought an ice bucket for the champagne they had brought with them, ordering for his wife. They opened present after present, read cards, and drank their wine. We just watched, a bit in awe.
During our stay the lights kept dimming and then flickering brighter. This is common at this restaurant, but I had to make a joke out of it. When our waiter came back to our table I loudly asked him, " So when are you going to stop electrocuting people in the back room?" The other couples looked startled, which made me laugh. He didn't waste a breath - he nodded and said, "Oh, you mean our ghost." Exactly. So we talked with the ghost for a minute and asked it to dim the lights again if it really was a ghost.
Halfway through our meal, the wife got up and came over to our table and the table next to us, and gave us a handful of Hershey's kisses (in red foil, of course), telling us "Happy Valentine's Day." We thanked them. Her husband explained to the five of us in the room that this was their early St. Valentine's Day celebration because on the actual date the place would probably be packed, and they work. We smiled, understandingly.
My husband, who at first was quiet about this couple, suddenly couldn't stop whispering about them. He couldn't get over this big production they were making. He said, "They even brought their own flowers!" I laughed at him and said, "Yes, I know. Look at this as learning experience!" Then it dawned on him that this week was Valentine's Day. He smacked his forehead and then pushed over all the Hershey's kisses to my side and said, "Happy Valentine's Day!" I cracked up and said, "Cheapskate!" We all laughed, and I repeated, teasingly, "Learn."
We finished our meal and on the way out wished them a happy Valentine's Day. My husband got teased by us, "This means that now you'll never forget about Valentine's Day." But we know that after this night, none of us will ever forget it.
THE WHO'S YOUR DADDY SYNDROME (Anna Nicole Smith's death) Saturday, February 10, 2007
When the news broke that Anna was found unconscious, I immediately knew she was dead. I heard her say, "Now I'm free." A minute or two later, I heard her say, "Let them fight it out now." (Reference to the court cases.) Immediately after I heard this, the news said that she had died. My impression was that she had taken her own life, she was miserable and couldn't go on.
Since Anna Nicole Smith died I've had some very unsettling feelings about what's going on with Stern and her baby. I'm not accusing anyone of anything, just sharing some thoughts.
Ms. Smith was responsible for her life - she made her life's choices and they weren't the best, in my opinion. While I'm sure she and Stern shared feelings for each other, I don't trust Stern for a second. I think he's in it for the money only. Why was he present when both Danny died? Why was he on Methadone? What a plot that could be: first get rid of the son, then the mother, then have the baby and the inheritance for himself. (That's going the extreme route, I know.) What illness did Anna have - HIV/AIDS? Is that why they didn't want to do the paternity tests? Why the nonsense of a commitment ceremony and not a real marriage when he's a lawyer and knows the baby is involved, legalities are vital? Where is her will? Why does he not go for the paternity test, if he cares about the baby? It's very suspicious to me. Larry Birkhead has only been after the best interest of the baby and he wants the test. I believe he's being honest about wanting to know who the father is and feeling certain he is the father. Now Zsa Zsa's husband (what is his problem?) is trying to get in on the baby and the money deal. And there is a report that Anna's sister said that Anna used frozen sperm from the old geezer she married (the one who died) and whose money she wanted to inherit. That would be a sneaky way to ensure inheritance, eh? (This was declared a hoax by Geraldo Rivera.) The whole thing stinks. Whoever is the judge in this case better look at everything VERY carefully before awarding that baby to anyone.
P.S. Have you ever noticed that Anna doesn't smile in the photos? She snarls - and I find it very ugly. Some people say she was very smart. I feel she was a needy, sad fool who left this world finally feeling free and leaving the rest to fight in court for battles for which she had no more energy.
THE "N" WORD CONTROVERSY
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Michael Richards recent outburst in a comedy club has made all the headlines because he used the "N" word and said some very hurtful things. Speaking only for myself, I don't believe Richards is a racist (but I don't personally know him). I do believe he was very angry at hecklers who verbally assaulted him, and Richards returned the only way he knew would really hurt them with words. This is not a pure racist issue - it is an ANGER issue. A similar thing occurred at Barbra Streisand's concert when she was heckled. She didn't respond with a racial epithet; she told the person to "f**k off. In both cases it shows how easily people's buttons can be pushed and how short a fuse we can have that we do not take the time to breathe, think, choose to ignore, or choose to respond in a way that is not reacting with the same energy thrown at us, thereby CHANGING THE ENERGY.
When it comes to the "N" word, I have long felt there has been a double-standard at play. It's okay for African-Americans (who used to be called by their racial cateogry Negro - by the way, is Negro okay to say just as Caucasian is? - to being called Blacks) to call non-African-American people cracker (i.e., Chris Rock) and all other sorts of insulting names. It's okay for African-Americans to call one another the "N" word, but others can't use that term. That is being racist, in my opinion. Why the double-standard? By the way, what is the PC term for Caucasians who are African-American? Does it conflict with Blacks? It gets confusing. Maybe people need to get clear on who they are and if labels are that important? Are they separating people more? I think in some cases, they do. For instance, why are there Black Awards? What if we suddenly had White Awards?
So what should we do with the "N" word? One alternative is that people can say it's just a word and anything goes for anybody. The other alternative is that the "N" word should not be used by anybody, not those who are comics or musicians or other entertainers, those in the media, nor in books that are not of the Civil War or pre-Civil Rights Movement times, when that word was used and is part of history. (Used in the proper context of time.) Why? Because that particular "N" word IS a derogatory word, just like calling all women "hoes" or "bitches", all Native Americans "savages", or calling all Jews "Hymies" are derogatory (remember that Farrakhan scandal?). How about we tackle all these offensive words right now and treat one another respectfully?
I don't think calling a name is a crime, but can be hurtful and offensive. What we have to look at is WHY we use these terms. I think it's fair and honest to say that most people all over the Earth have used a derogatory term towards someone other than their own "kind." People have a need to feel better, special, and that often means the other has to be lesser than they are. It is also a way people refuse to be personally responsible for their own condition in life. There are jokes of all races, religions, nationalities, genders. People make fun of each other. How many Polish or Italian or Irish jokes do you know? Yeah, we all laugh at each other when we know it's meant in good humor. But, how many of you have blamed the Jews or Israelis for all the problems in the world? I know a lot of you have. That's a cross-over of anger and racism.
However, anger out of control or a need to blame, to have a scapegoat, are often the culprits or derogatory terms with an intention to harm. And there are people who will act like jerks because of their own issues. So, this points to only two things - the lack of personal responsibility and compassion combined with respect for others. We can examine if our own mirror being presented to us (such as the hecklers and Richards are mirrors for each other). This reminds me of my own message for the energies of 2006 - mirrors and reflections are major this year
WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN'T SAY ON TELEVISION
February 2, 2007
It seems this is going unnoticed: while one branch of the media jumps all over "stars" for using the "N" word, and other "slurs", right out in the open on another media limb, the oldies TV networks air shows such as "The Jeffersons" and "Sanford and Son" that are packed with the use of these words (and all without apology). You see, from the 1960s through the 1980s people (especially African-Americans) overused the "N" word as much as they overused the term "honky," or all races used the word "homo." [See the shows "Soap" and "Diff'rent Strokes".] In a way, I'm glad the networks are airing these programs uncensored, but just try to get them to broadcast "Amos 'n Andy," a comedy starring good African-Americans actors that was popular in my childhood. Don't some states ban the book "Little Black Sambo?" People forget the historical timeframe in which these were produced, in which context these words were used, and how some were criticized, and that's too bad. [See "All in the Family."] There is a lot people can learn from the old. One day in the future, the politically correct individuals will come up with some new word they find offensive, try to ban it, and then more people will enter rehab. "Ohh, I apologize...."
CARS IN CALIFORNIA
January 9, 2007
Governor Arnold today said that he wants to have cars in California set the trend for the U.S. in low carbon dioxide emissions, contributors to greenhouse gases, and be less dependent upon fossil fuels. Well, Arnold, why haven't you thought of incorprating the Air Car
Snow in Colorado
January 6, 2007
Thoughts on the overwhelming amount of snow in Colorado this winter:Power. Snow - water - tidal waves - tsunami in the mountains. A redistribution of energy, life forms, geology. Cleansing, healing overloaded emotions, bodies. Negative ions. Isolation. Need to stay indoors, hibernate with family, friends, self. Introspection. Patience. Remember importance of life, value of life-sustaining items as opposed to the more frivolous things in life. Planning ahead. Being prepared. These are some thoughts passing through me.
GOVERNOR ARNOLD'S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
January 5, 2007
Governor Arnold was sworn into his second term in office in California. What I don't understand is the government hypocrisy in having a religous ceremony at the swearing in. The hand on the bible (see first blog item on this list below) is silly enough. But to have preachers praying and giving flowery sermons is way out of character for a government that is supposed to have separation between church and state. Why do we allow it to go on? Why does no one else criticize this religious pageantry? Does it make people feel more secure, or that the governor is more holy? Sheesh. How many people have been duped by this and think it's the right thing to do? I don't think I really want to know.
HYPOCRITICAL CENSORS ON TV
December 23, 2006
How many people, raise your hands or speak out now, are as fed up as I am with a certain comedy network on cable television for their outrageous and constant use of censorship? Have you ever tried to sit through their programs? It's like watching a movie on TBS or WE. So much is censored out that the movie has no semblance to its original self. It's disrespectful to the people in the film, to the film, the author, the public, all. I am waiting for the day when the film industry says they've had enough and sue these networks for butchering their films. How do they get away with it? And credits? Please - credits aren't always shown, and if they are, they fly by so fast no one can read them. Is this Russia in the 1960s, or America? First Amendment, anybody?
Once in a while this particular comedy network will show a movie without censoring the words - during the daytime. Why this whacky way of doing things? And what criteria is used to decide if a word should be censored? Can say bitch - why? Let's get picky for a minute: It's a derogatory term against women (not talking about dogs here) - like the "N" word is against African-Americans. Why is bitch not bleeped? Can say ass, but can't say asshole - the hole is bleeped! Can say bull, but not bullshit. Can't say dick, or fuck, laid, or numerous other words some idiot censor decides ADULTS can't hear after 9pm, or anytime. As if adults can't figure out for themselves that if they find something offensive that they can change the channel or turn off the set.
What is the point of showing any standup specials when 99% of the show is bleeped out? No one knows what the person is saying, nothing makes sense, and it's aggrevating as hell. I watched one show tonight and in some sentences every word was bleeped out. So why is it even on? And you know what? The networks don't give a damn about what we viewers say about it. I've written many times and never have they written me back or changed their policies. I wonder how these networks stay in business because they've lost me and probably many other people as viewers, that their sponsors must be suffering. Thank goodness for XM Radio where there is NO censorship and people are respected and free to choose what they want to hear.
MEDIA & SECURITY
December 22, 2006
America has the most irresponsible media when it comes to reports on terrorism. What other country would publicly and continually state where it's cities are most vulerable and give precise methods of terrorism that could be used against such weaknesses? I don't know of any other country that would be this stupid. If it is known there are vulnerabilities, protect and FIX THEM, don't broadcast them and invite problems. Just today was another report about tunnels being vulnerable to attack. Why are they doing this? To instill fear? Does the media hope for an attack, so they'd have a new story to cover? Or would it justify keeping U.S. troops in Iraq?