Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So, as soon as I make sure everything on the homefront is good to go - I will have a new post up.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Good luck to PM Cameron, he has a momentous task ahead. He must clean up a looming budget deficit that next year will be larger than Greece's. He must find a way to reduce spending without further crippling Britain.
According to Fox News Contributor: Theodore Bromund
For there is no doubt that the most dangerous enemy that Britain – and indeed the United States – face in the months and years to come is their own desire to give themselves benefits they cannot afford. With sensible policies, competently administered, the threat of Islamist terrorism and extremism can be mastered, in Afghanistan and around the world. Unless it loses its head, Britain is only as powerless as it wishes to be.
But a bankrupt Britain, battered from crisis to crisis, will find it impossible to sustain these policies. Even today, its armed forces have been relentlessly squeezed by the insatiable demands of Gordon Brown’s mania for social spending. The only difference between Britain and the U.S. in this regard is that Britain is closer to the precipice. Because it began with smaller forces, Britain has even less margin for error.
Yeah...but we are following right behind them. Pretty soon Obama will run out of rich and middle class workers to shake down and then we will be Britain or even worse...Greece.
Monday, May 10, 2010
contributed by Alice Kondraciuk (Lil' Sis of the Queen)
They say you will never forget the day when you were told. I couldn’t agree more.
I remember rushing out the door as I usually did to get to class. This time was different – I had to stop at the doctor’s office first for the results. I wasn’t too concerned; my mom had the same type of biopsy done six months earlier for the same concern, and all was fine. So off I went to the doctor and work. Driving in Michigan usually means an SUV and at least one highway – my route had to win the all time prize for crappiness, with five highways, 44 miles and an hour drive each way.
As if on autopilot, I completely missed my freeway change leading to the doctor’s office and was headed straight for the school. My interns called with a problem and needed help with the servers and student computers. Damn! I have to turn around, and I cannot get off the freeway for five miles. Great! I just love it when I miss an exit.
As I pulled into the doctor’s office, I noticed my Mom’s car in the lot. My sister Rose and I have the same doctor, and she had an appointment before mine. I was late, so just waved to my Mom and rushed into the door. I was surprised they were still there since I was late, and the staff was very nice about the whole thing. Rose was still there in the waiting room, too. I thought, “Oh good, she hadn’t been seen yet, so I’m safe.”
Actually, she said she just wanted a chance to say hello to me because she hardly gets to see me anymore.
“How nice,” I thought.
I was called in immediately. The doctor checked my stitches and said to get dressed and come to his office. Then he looked at me and said we did not get the results we wanted. We need to talk about what happens next. My whole world started moving in slow motion, and a wave of emotions came over me. Wait! I said my sister was just in the lobby, can I please go get her? Oh my god. I don’t want her to leave.
“She won’t leave,” the doctor said. “We told her to stay. We told her that you would need her.”
Now her being here made more sense. Rose and I sat down in the doctor’s office where he delivered the news. As she held my hand, the words were spoken. It was very surreal.
“You have Cancer. You are young. You are probably curable.”
“You have an extensive amount of DCIS – Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (non-invasive) and some Invasive cancer, as well.”
Apparently, it’s very rare to have both.
I am a Stage IIA Breast Cancer survivor. I am currently under treatment and looking forward to reconstructive surgery in the coming months. My goal is share my story in a series of articles about how this all affected my life. I invite you all to do the same I would really love to hear from you any and all of you especially if you are a survivor, caregiver or have been affected in any way by Cancer. I also plan to share the choices I have made about my treatment and what I am doing to fight back. I look forward to our conversations. Thanks for listening.
I felt like Kai Lan from Ni Hao Kai-Lan....they made my heart super happy. :-)
I'm gonna let you in on a secret that maybe isn't a secret to everyone but maybe a surprise to some. Drake has autism. Some people may find his behavior to be amazing simply because he is autistic. It's not amazing at all. One thing Drake has shown himself to be is a very loving and very protective big brother. He loves that baby, he's so gentle with him and watches over him like a guardian angel. And I have one person to credit for Drake being such a great big brother to Johnny.
My first born son is probably the greatest big brother of all time. Draco was born during one of the worst periods of our (mine and Jake's) lives. At the tender age of 7, Jacob became both big brother and surrogate father to Draco, since their own father was always either disgustingly drunk and locked in his room with his computer, working (when he periodically could obtain and hold employment) or just simply unconscious. Drake didn't even understand the concept of father or even who his father was until well after my divorce was final.
The only thing Drake knew was Jake and Jake taught him to be a loving, protective and playful brother. And that is exactly who Draco is with Johnny.
My sons make my heart super happy and while they spent Mother's Day showering me with love and appreciation, I spent Mother's Day thanking God for having blessed me four times. Three of those blessings are my sons. The fourth is my wonderful husband, who, not only loves me and shows me everyday how much but loves all three of my sons unconditionally, equally and they know it.
Like I said, I am blessed and unlike Hero, I shall not die while my slander lives. I shall defeat slander by living well, showered completely in happiness and loving.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My hubby and I have had this discussion more than once and we are in disagreement. We agree that both of these men were scum sucking monsters. We just disagree as to what degree of monster each man was.
One of us feels that Sammy the Bull was worse because not only was he a vicious killer but he was also a turncoat, who, got away with dozens if not hundreds murders by turning snitch for the Feds.
The other of us feels that John Gotti was worse because not only was he a killing thug in his youth, but he also ordered the deaths that Sammy the Bull and others carried out.
So, what's your opinion? Were these scumbags equally scummy or was one actually worse than the other and why?
Friday, May 7, 2010
Unless I’m wrong on this, I think everybody in the United States is on file with the Social Security Administration (SSA) from the year they are born. Moreover, this information is probably known to every school district in every part of all 50 states.
Therefore, an easily programmable national database with all the vital US Census-related information already exists, and is updated every year. And all the need on everybody is probably no more than 200 bytes, that means a database of about 60 GB. Which is easily handleable on any 64-bit platform.
Hell’s bells. for my mailing list business, I already have access to a national database of some 240 million people. I have all the Wisconsin consumers in a single database on one of my business-class computers. And as soon as I upgrade from 32-bit to a 64-bit processor, system board, and memory, I will use a modern post-VFP xbase program to get the USA file into a single database so I can make cross-state customer counts.
And I’m certain the US Department of Commerce can do all this even a lot more efficient and quicker than an old man in southern Wisconsin running a small-time list business. And that certainly must include the ability to estimate the population of each state sufficient to re-apportion the seats of the US Congress as is done every ten years.
Or is this just another $500 federal purchase of a toilet seat that I can buy for about $13 in a local do-it-yourself plumbing supply store on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin?
Mount Horeb WI
Because they know exactly how far they can go and stay out of trouble. Hell, they will even rally people to their cause. Soon, they are the victim and people look at you like you are a cruel and heartless beast. How dare you try and destroy this poor soul? Get this poor down on his luck guy or gal in trouble. Suddenly, in the grand audience of the bully, YOU are the rotten person trying to victimize the bully and your bully is sitting there getting the hugs and the pity and you are trying to figure out what the hell to do.
So, what do you do? Do you stand up for yourself and fight back? You've done all the right things, you ignored him, you went to the authorities, you tried everything you could to get the bully to just leave you alone. You've listened to well meaning advice about taking the high road. None of that worked. You are still getting relentlessly attacked and the bully is being encouraged to do it by people that believe YOU are the bad person. The victim is seen as the victimizer and the bully is believed to be the victim...because you chose to take the high road and ignore the attacks.
Now what do you do? Do you let the bully continue because no authority can stop him? Or do you stand up for yourself and say enough is enough?
Thursday, May 6, 2010
For the new people and a reminder to the old ones, I used to be The Queen of All Evil. Now, I am simply The Queen. Since I last blogged, I gave birth to my third and last child, Johnny in March of 2009 and I married Johnny's father, John (aka Mr. Wonderful) in October. Jacob and Draco are thriving and we are a very happy family of 5.
We have recently purchased and moved into a lovely home in Novi, Michigan and now that things have settled down, I am ready to blog again.
I've got a lot to say. It will be political, personal, health and mix of things that fascinate me...or you. I will certainly take suggestions for topics of discussion. My comment section as always will be open to all. I don't believe in banning people but I will draw a line as to what is unacceptable. Thread hijacking is a not acceptable but everything else goes.
Some of you may have heard or even read some of the nasty things that have been written about me, my husband and even members of my family....by my former spouse. I've done my best to ignore the vicious campaign of lies and distortions but it's hard to ignore when the attacks spread out to my family. This hateful and conflated nastiness affects my children. That doesn't seem to matter to self important cerebral narcissists with an inability to take personal responsibility.
The only saving grace here is that his instability and irrational behavior has chased off a majority of his readership. The bad thing is not that he lies and lies big...it's that his vicious lies will attach themselves to my and my husband's name when we are Googled. This can have a major impact on current employment and any future employment opportunities that may come calling. And that more than anything else will have a major impact upon our children. Why? Because the only ones who are supporting those 3 boys financially happen to be my husband and myself. Prior to my husband, it was my mother who footed the bill for the kids. The $50 bucks a month that came from my Ex's unemployment check wasn't enough to cover lunch money for one son let alone two.
While I plan to shed light on sensitive subjects, I also plan to discuss and debate my favorite sport of all...politics. And with the Socialist in Chief sitting in the big chair, it will be like shooting fish in a barrel.
So, let the games begin!!!!