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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sometimes we need to move away from politics

I've added a new blog to the blog roll. It's from France, but recipes come from around the world.
A wonderful blog for foodies by my good friend Regina. Great recipes and menus.
Please check it out at Do I Smell Burning?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Party of NO, just go away already!

Good freaking grief..why don't all of you old fart Republicans (and yes, I'm talking to YOU Mitch McConnell) just take an extended nap already?

Stop with the NO!!!!\
Stop with the "our goal is to make President Obama a one-term president".
Stop this nonsense about the tax breaks for the wealthy...if the wealthy would create jobs they would have done THAT when GWB gave them the tax breaks...those of us waiting for those jobs are NOT holding our breaths because they COULD have done that during GWB years...do NOT throw that crap at President Obama!

STOP this nonsense about affordable healthcare for EVERY American is unconstitutional!!! WTF are you talking about???? YOU'RE life is worth more than mine and my family and YOU have health insurance paid by MY federal income taxes that I do not have!?!?!

Get on the track or get the freaking out of the way McConnell...and Rand Paul...that goes for YOU too!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Rand Paul kerfluffle in Lexington

It's all over the national news, the Rand Paul supporters who tackled a MoveOn activist in Lexington on Monday night, and then dragged and threw her to the curb where a macho Paul county organizer kicked her in the head (oh, yes! THAT will show those little ladies their place!)

Here's a list of some Kentucky blogs that have been working on the story:

barefoot and progressive

Page One Kentucky

Lisa Graas

blue bluegrass.com

But, here's another take from Texas (or as Monty Python would say, "and now for something completely different...")

Juanita Jean's, The World's Most Dangerous Beauty Salon Inc.

Friday, September 24, 2010

sarah palin busted!

first off I give you Roland Martin talking about how Sarah Palin is a hypocrite with abstinence only and no abortions even in case of rape or incest:



and I also give you lidia17's video mix using Sarah Palin's own mashup words with her every changing "wild ride" story:



This woman is a LIAR!!!! (ht to lidia17 and palingates

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Phil Ochs' voice still sings

a couple of tunes



and



and a third one:

America is NOT meant to be a theocracy!

I am sick and tired of Sarah Palin and all of the evangelical right who seem to believe that our great country was founded on their narrow minded christalban theocracy.

I give you the great Paul Harvey's "Letter from God". Sarah and the rest need to hear this:

stand up Americans!

I can not believe that these crazy tea party peeps are winning all this primaries...and that include that carpetbagger from Texas Rand Paul who thinks he represents ME in Kentucky.

Rand Paul wants to cut off Social Security,Medicare and Medicaid bcause it's "socialist" and "unconstitutional".

I don't know about the rest of Americans or even Kentuckians, but I spend about half of my income in taxes and get NOTHING for the half of my income, most of which goes to small local government.

I don't have a decent road (need 4WD to get through the first mile or so). I don't have water or sewer...I have a well for water and a septic tank (and no one within four miles of me has a septic tank...they have straight pipes to the creek, thankfully they are ALL downstream).

I live in Third World America and Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have NO problem to let the status quo go...they got theirs, screw the rest of us.

I give you a song from The Who and remember this in November! Won't Get Fooled [screwed] Again:

Jimi Hendrix, a Patriot

just have to share this video on the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death on September 18, 1970. This has got to be the BEST version of the National Anthem I have EVER heard. Jimi used his guitar to be patriotic and ALSO mixed in the sounds of war. He was brilliant then and the brilliance still lives on.



Had to replace the video with another source since my first source has been removed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

One of the best speeches never heard

This is one of the best speeches never heard in the USA:




VP Joe Biden spoke in Iraq on September 2 and it was one of the greatest speeches of all time.

How sad that this never hit the radar on USA news....but Glenn Beck's nonsense rally at the Lincoln Monument got loads of coverage on C=Span and CNN.

I weep for my country.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ground Zero

I am so sick and tired of this "Ground Zero Mosque" crap.

President Obama made it crystal clear that our Constitution says that we have freedom of religion in the United States of America.

This is a country that allows the extremely hateful and icky Westboro Baptist Church to spew their hateful "Christian" spew at the funerals of our soldiers who gave their lives in the Middle East.

This is a country that allows very afraid and easily swayed right-wing Americans to call our legally elected President a Marxist, a Fascist, a Communist, a Muslim, and any other thing that can say...and they are just just scared stupid because they have what THEY have and are afraid that the rest of us, now that we have lost almost everything WE have worked for all our lives are going to take THEIR "stuff" away....they have their stuff...government keep its hands off THEIR stuff and screw the rest of us.

How Christian of them...not!

But this mosque in NYC is pissing me off.

How do all these non-NYC teabaggers get off telling a LOCAL government unit how to act????
Isn't the teabag premise AGAINST big government getting involved in local government?
So WHY is Sarah Palin and Rand Paul and all these other non NYC people weighing in and insertign themselves into LOCAL government???

And they are all going on and on about 9/11 (and sarah with this stupid "stab in the heart" thing)...I give everyone this:

Welcome to the Rainbow Bridge 9/11/01

Sunday, August 1, 2010

just a nice YouTube wolf video

I just like this one a lot.
And it's just a very nice aside from the nonsense senate race going on here in Kentucky that just makes me want to barf...


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mitch McConnel gets stupid

From Huffington Post:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Announces Opposition To Elena Kagan


All I can say, and I emailed McConnell about this:

Knock it off with this saying no about everything!!!!
I am completely sick and tired of all you obstructionist Republicans claiming to speak for the "American people" when IN FACT you are all against ANYTHING President Obama is trying to accomplish.
I am sick and tired of you people whining about the "socialist" HCR for all Americans (I am a Republican who paid health insurance premiums for decades and had my insurance cut off with NO warning).
I am sick and tired of our Republican "leadership" letting the meme continue that the unemployed are "lazy"...I'll have you know that I have a master's degree and my husband has been a powerline and cable worker for decades but was laid off after restoring power to western Kentucky after the icestorm in 2009 (and he worked 16-18 hour days in below freezing temperatures for more than three weeks with NO days off) and has been looking for work ever since and while YOU are enjoying a PAID holiday weekend, we have only MY minimum wage part-time job to pay our bills.
And neither of us, now in our late 50s, have health insurance because there's no way we can afford it on my part-time income that is hovering around poverty level.
I don't agree with everything that Elena Kagan stands for, but I say that about most people except for YOU! You don't speak for me and not for anyone else I know in Kentucky.
Thanks for NOTHING!
Especially that big stimulus check you brought to Maysville and took photo op credit for even though you voted against the stimulus.
You are a complete fraud.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

BP and the Gulf

I'll not go into Barton's apology tour in a congressional hearing (which was embarrassing beyond belief especially since the extreme right wing Republicans go on and on about how President Obama "bows down" and "apologizes for America").
I need to sleep on all that crap before I post.
In the meantime, here I share a voice from the Gulf...resident Lea Morris...and the stupidity of "Drill, Baby, Drill", given the worst ecological disaster in anyone's lifetime since that damned asteroid killed the dinosaurs. (And yes, Sarah Palin is the idiot in chief when it comes to "drill, baby, drill.)



and then watch this:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

S'error Palin the non-energy expert

Sarah Palin, the self-styled energy expert, just used cuss glyphs in her latest FakeBook post:

"Sarah Palin: Passing The Buck Doesn’t “Plug the D#*! Hole”

http://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/passing-the-buck-doesnt-plug-the-d-hole/393619003434

Yeppers, she sure does know about "passing the buck"...the buck stops at her bank account.

But, let's continue with her "expertise".

She claims she was all over the Exxon Valdez disaster when it happened...but she was waaaaay preggers with her first child. So, she lies.

She slams out President over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but never offers any real suggestions on how to deal with the disaster and subsequent cleanup (much like her grandstanding after the Exxon Valdez SCOTUS decision that she obviously didn't understand but for which she took full credit).

No where in her ghost-written FaceBook screed does she come up with ANY solution for the Gulf disaster.
But we shouldn't be surprised....she is still going with the "drill baby drill" nonsense in her FB post.

All bullshit and no real solutions.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ok...tea party peeps are just stupid...

and they are not embarrassed in the least...



I weep for my country if these are the people who will control elections...they are completely clueless except that they don't like the fact that there is a non-old-fart-white-man in the White House...
other than that...they can't come up with a single thing...
much like sarah palin when Katie Couric asked for a Supreme Court decision other than Roe vs Wade... it was {{crickets}} it was deer (well maybe moose) in the headlights....
and this is the person that some people still think is a contender for the White House.
sigh...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thank you President Obama for the tax cuts!

My family is usually one of the "working poor"... rarely having gross income anywhere near $20,000. We're farmers and, even though I have a part-time freelance job and a survivor's spouse pension (but no health insurance, but that's another horror story), it's always a struggle.

Spouse is IBEW but the union hall only calls him when there is a wide-spread disaster, like Hurricane Ike and ice storms. When he works, he makes great money, but he's working 16-18 hour days (sometimes seven days a week) in very dangerous conditions. He's been unemployed since February 2009...I miss the great income but I'm happy to have him back here on the farm doing the heavy work.

When I finally got around to doing the tax returns this time around, I was stunned at the amount of our federal tax refund. Mind you, spouse & I both file W-4s as "single", just to make sure that our combined small incomes cover everything.

So you can imagine the gobsmack reaction I had to The Tax Policy Center's report that said "About 45 percent of households will owe no federal income tax in 2010, according to our estimates."

But then I realized the operative word was "owe"...

We're getting a refund, so we didn't "owe" any federal income tax but we certainly did PAY federal income tax (as well as state income tax, payroll tax AND self-employment tax...then there's the pesky sales tax, real estate tax, Kentucky personal property tax on every single on of our vehicles EVERY year, and so on and so on...)

In any event, please visit The Tax Policy Center website to read 5 Myths About Your Taxes, it's very enlightening to read the entire thing in context (a phrase of which tea party peeps are stubbornly ignorant).

Back to the paying federal taxes thing...I highly recommend the website The Other 95%, whose slogan I paraphrased for this blog post. We, the "Other 95%" do indeed pay taxes and the tax cuts for our 2009 returns are a great relief.

We got an $800 tax credit on our federal return because we WORK! And, since we don't have enough perk expenses to itemize deductions, we got an addition to the standard deduction relative to what we paid in real estate taxes for our primary residence (which also happens to be a farm the raises fruit & vegetables).

We've been trying to pay off a huge credit card debt that resulted from spouse being desperately ill a few years ago (no insurance so we had to pay every bit of the doctors & hospital bills ourselves)...we used the large part of his brief IBEW work to pay down that debt. The federal refund we'll get will pay off the last of that debt and leave enough money over to replace the leaky metal roof on our more than 160-year-old house.

So THANK YOU President Obama! And I really REALLY mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Friday, April 9, 2010

real Christians will agree...

Friday, the Alaska Legislature manned up and rejected Al Barrette, the wolf trapping, commercial skinning businessman that Alaska governor Sean Parnell (the goofy s'errer wannabe governor) for the Alaska Board of Game...that wolf trapping, shooting, got a business trapping and skinning wolves and that's how Barrette makes his living (and please note that he insists that his last name is pronounced Bar-rette...what little girls use to keep their hair outta of their eyes...)

speaking of barrettes and eyes... here's a video using Phil Collins' song "Take a Look though my Eyes"....and how lots of us love our fellow creatures who share our planet...
Wonder how Sarah can work this into her new Alaska wildlife show on TLC...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jim Bunning, Mitch McConnell and clueless TP peeps

I am soooo sick and tired of my Kentucky senators who think that being obstructionist is in our best interests...
I watched CSPAN today and was sickened by the House Republicans hijacking the veterans resolutions to continue the LIES about HRC. ANd my House rep, Geoff Davis, was NOWHERE to be seen during that debacle.

and then we have these teabagger peeps who spout talking points but have NO FREAKIN idea what they are protesting against:


good grief and Jesus weeps...what the hell is this "tort reform" crap????

freedom for eegits...but the poor wildlife...

Open season on wolves by "sports hunters".

It's disgusting but no huge part of the populace has raised a ruckus.

Alaska killed and entire wolf pack this week, included TWO wolves...the Alpha male & female who both had radio collars as part of a long-standing biology study.
http://www.themudflats.net/2010/03/19/sean-parnell-is-killing-local-business-from-a-helicopter/

Palingates has a YouTube video that will make you weep and then get really pissed off:


good grief...these Republican talibanist claim they are stewards of the earth???? If this is their version of that, I don't want any part of THEIR theocracy.

Queen's lyrics for those who can't hear them clearly:

She keeps Moet et Chandon
In a pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

Chorus:
She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, Gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Asia Minor
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
for cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

Chorus

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She's out to get you

Chorus

weekend HCR crap on C-SPAN

good grief!!!!
John Boehner said that America is 24 hours away from Armageddon..

http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/20/boehner-its-armageddon-health-care-bill-will-ruin-our-country/

WTF????

why is affordable access to healthcare for Americans all of a sudden equated to the end of the world????

And WHY are some Americans more worthy of healthcare than the rest of us???

Armageddon...REALLY? Healthcare for ALL Americans is Armageddon?
I shudder to think what God's Armageddon would be...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

who is the real retard?

Sarah Palin went all off on Rahm with a "fucking retard" comment from last August against Democrats who wanted to make some smash-on commercials against Blue Dog Dems.

Of course Saint Sarah the Queen Esther, a half year wonder splash in the pan (oh! that fits in with her half year quitter governor lame duck quitter speech...at least she got the "lame" part right...)

Apparently her Down Syndrome child Trig is a DEMOCRAT!!!!

Or she just got it all wrong again...

oops! she did...

as for slurs.... Ann Coulter called Louisiana Governer a "slumdog millionaire". and also went on to say:
"But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house? "

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/printer_friendly.cgi?article=299



how does Sarah like THIS?

http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/the-blackbook-advocacy-in-defense-of-retarded/15481


Rush Limbaugh: "There's Going to be a Retard Summit at the White House"

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/02/rush_limbaugh_theres_going_to.html

Is there any wonder I'm a disgusted Republican???

Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union

Oh, yes...the Republicans were so snarky with their stone faces that said "just say NO!!!!"

Oh yes...that's what they get paid the big taxpayer funded bucks for.

Excellent work for money fer nothing.

Thanks fer nothing from your constituents who work for minimum wage....two jobs...and still less than $20,000 a year and paying taxes for YOUR salary and benefits that we don't get.

Thank you Republicans for looking out for us little people who pay for what YOU have that we don't get....

Monday, January 11, 2010

OK..this is a completely stoopid thing...
Harry Reid said something about Senator Barack Obama and the fact the he was "light skinned" and spoke with "negro dialect"?

WTF???

Why was that a bad thing to say? Truth hurts? Truth will set you free!