Friday, January 30, 2009
Honey, I don't have time to tell you all the things I HATE about Obama. Many of those items have already been outlined in this blog. I will take a stab.
One is that he is unpatriotic. How can we have a person running this country that does not love this country. Refusing to put your hand over your heart when our National Anthem is playing is unacceptable. Refusing to protect us from terrorist because we deserve it (that is what his preacher said after 9/11.) is even more unacceptable.
Two is that he thinks he is GOD. He calls himself a Christian, what a joke. He has not a single Christian belief. The next time he wants to hijack a religion, use someone else's. He is more than happy to have the world consider him a GOD. He should have put a stop to that nonsense when his followers first spewed that crap.
Three is that he is a socialist. He honestly thinks that people should all be on an equal level. That sounds good on paper but think about this for a moment, a person who is lazy and just wants to sit home and collect welfare should not be given the same amount of money that a person who gets up every morning and actually works. Take this a step further. Should a person that barely graduates from high school and is happy flipping burgers get the same pay as someone who spent the time and effort to get a college education.
Four I am tired of paying for my ancestors and this guy thinks that all whites should be responsible for the sins of our fathers. I can tell you once gain. I am just poor white trash, my family is poor white trash and I can say with certainty that they NEVER had slaves. Obama thinks that a wealth re-distribution is in order. That whites have to pay the penalty.
Five: Not only is he for abortion he is for the worst kind of abortion. The kind where the baby is delivered until the only thing left is his/her precious little head. Then you take scissors and stab the baby in the head. Why? Well any damn reason you want. He claims health. Well are you trying to tell me that pulling that little head out is going to endanger the health of the woman. Then he claims convenience. This covers anything from money to (insert any asinine reason you want) Thank you to Pamibe for the link proving my point on this case.
Obama claims he is going to protect you and me but he refuses to even protect the smallest of us.
So those are just a few reason why I don't like Obama.
I think this country is/was ready for a black president. It was time and there are several I would have loved to see run. Personally I would have loved to have made double history, the first female and black president be one in the same.
The United States NEEDED a black president. I don't think that Obama was that person.
As I stated before it is like promoting the gym teacher to the district superintendent half way through his first year of teaching. Obama is not qualified.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
As I blogged about before, Obama started breaking his campaign promises before he was even elected. Oh he is making history alright...... unfortunately it is not the kind of history we can afford right now.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
When I could not stand the headaches anymore I dug out the bracelet and started wearing it again.
One month later I am happy to report that the headaches have stopped. I cannot tell you the last time that I had one. It feels great. I am giving the full and total credit to the bracelet. Now I don't know if all magnetic jewelry is equal but I bought this one off eBay for about $15.00. I should also state that this bracelet is cooper, apparently this is an added bonus.
I don't know about you but I spent more than $15.00 a month on Tylenol.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The other question is morals. The majority of Democrats believe that morals are a non-issue. There is no right or wrong just to each his own. Yet teachers success depends on morals. If they have kids that fight, steal, cheat, and what not... it makes their job much harder than kids that have a value/moral system.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Oprah didn't make the list.
I had more to say but my comments must be researched first and I lost interest.
Six months later I received a phone call from my mom. She said: "I just called to tell you that Dee is pregnant". I started crying hysterically. I could not stop. I was angry. I had heard from Dee that they were not trying to have anymore yet. (she had a boy at this point) How could God do this to me........ Dee didn't even want more kids....... I did...... I didn't even finish the phone call with my mom, the hubby did. I was angry with everyone at that point. The hubby for his "nonsense" during our miscarriage, my mom for having no sympathy or bed-side manner, God for giving a non-Christian another child when he hadn't given me one, my sister for being able to have another child, and myself for my past sins because I was sure that is what caused the miscarriage to begin with.
While this post may seem random to some, others will understand the reason. It is OK to be angry, it is ok to be mad as hell, it is normal. I felt so guilty for so long for my reaction, but now I understand that in reality "I" could not react in any other way. That is who I am. Others may have different reactions........ great......
Two years later we found out we were pregnant again. Nine months later we gave birth to our "miracle baby". It was a very difficult pregnancy.
I am 39 years-old and two years ago I gave up my quest to have more children. I have accepted that decision and I recently found out just how much I have accepted it. I am good. Would I love to have more? Sure but it was not meant to be.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Now we just found out that CAL will have a wrestling tournament in Concord. This will be an all day event so no organizing for me.
I don't know, but this sounds a little fishy. When someone loses their mind do they really check into a hotel? Don't you usually find them wandering around in their underwear in some field.
George and Cindy Anthony are sick people. They are just as ill as Casey Anthony. They need the cameras to be on them, and if they are not they pull some stunt to bring the spotlight back.
Both George and Cindy Anthony need to be sharing the cell next to Casey. They are guilty of obstruction, and aiding and abetting, if nothing else. Cindy Anthony destroyed very valuable evidence in this case. George is a former police officer he knows the games to play.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I said "honey" and he didn't respond. I then said "honey" much louder with panic in my voice. He jerked his head up. I have never been so relieved in my life.
Honey I love you and please don't do that to me again. I then insisted that he go upstairs and lay down for a few minutes.
I forgot that he took NyQuil about an hour ago. He is not feeling well. I think it is going to be the first cold/flu of the season.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This store is very different than my store. She sells everything. Mostly JUNK! Today I noticed shaped soap, bubble bath, and makeup. Yes the school store has makeup. This is a school for 6th - 8th grade. I would be furious if my daughter came home from school with makeup.
My store carried very good quality items. All the stuff in this store is junk that she finds on clearance at any number of stores that she walks into.
I have already over stepped my boundaries. This is something that is very easy for me to do because I am a do'er. If I think it needs to be done, I just do it. Yesterday while they were brainwashing the kids, I decided to add some items to the computer. Today the lady nicely told me that that was something she does and she really doesn't want the volunteers to deal with that.
Oh well, I will have to control myself. I just cannot believe the types of things she "tries" to sell to the kids. About the only thing I have not seen is shipping boxes. I asked her about the profit because I saw a couple items that I had at my store and she is selling it for much less. She told me she marks things up about 15 to 20%. WHAT? She is losing money at that rate. Between the kids stealing and breakage she is making virtually nothing. I told her how much I made in a year at my store and she about fell out of her chair.
I have passed on a few tips and some advise, we will have to see if she listens to me at all.
I also got a long lecture about the stunt I pulled this morning while he was running an errand. I didn't get a chance to take a picture but......
We have two flags flying on our pole. I removed the Christian flag and dropped the US flag to the lower hooks and turned it upside down. Boy was he upset. Then to help his cause his son said he "didn't think it was appropriate". Well tough dog doo.
I also didn't think this was appropriate.
How in the world do you justify that........ In addition I watched a video and the camera showed Obama as this racists is reciting his "very clever" poem, the (insert certain 4 letter word and then add ing) idiot was smiling and nodding his head like a (insert certain 4 letter word and then add ing) bobble head.
We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, where brown can stick around, when yella’ will be mella’, when the red man can get ahead, man- and when white will embrace what is right. Let all of those who will do justice and love mercy say ‘Amen’. AMEN! Say AMEN. AMEN!…and Amen. AMEN!”
Rev. Joseph Lowery
Racist Prayer Leader at Obama Inauguration
January 20, 2008
Exactly how many racists preachers do you know?
I have several questions about his poem. What exactly does it mean when he says "black will not be asked to give back". Give back what? Isn't that what Obama wants the white man to do..... give back and redistribute the wealth? Oh but my favorite is "when yella’ will be mella" huhhhh???. Again can someone explain this to me? I have not a clue. Maybe it is because I am a privileged white girl.
PS. A special thank you to Pamibe for alerting me this nonsense. I would have never know because I didn't watch the "Racists hour", nor did I allow my son to watch when the entire school took an hour and a half break so all the kids could watch history. History? Oh I agree.... Never in our history have such racists remarks been allowed in a presidential speech. President Lincoln must be turning over in his grave. Obama has compared himself to Lincoln several times in the past few days.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
How much money will we spend on throwing Obama a party. More than $150 million — and yep, that's the most expensive ever. (By comparison, George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration cost $42.3 million. Bill Clinton managed with $33 million in 1993.)
So for all you Obama supporters who thought he would help you pay your mortgage and fill your gas tank, yeah he will right after you pay your share of the 150 million to welcome him into The White House.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I think the water heater is starting to go, and I am sure that The Hubby wishes he would have listened to me.
This water heater isn't that old and I am hoping that it is just my imagination. This is not an expense that I want to deal with right now.
It is amazing to me that while everything is Bush's fault NOTHING was ever Clinton's fault. Make no mistake about it 9/11 was planned entirely on Clinton's watch.
President GW Bush was NOT the best president but he is far from the worst. In my opinion had JFK served his entire term, he very well could have been in the bottom of that category. I can only judge the recent presidents but Jimmy Carter is the first to come to mind when I am thinking about the worst. Carter has done much more since he left office than he did in office.
The first job of the President is to protect the nation. Bush did that and he did it with everyone against him. I don't think it will be long before the nation realizes what a great president GW was. You know the old saying "you don't know what ya got until it's gone".
My personal favorite is Ronald Regan. Nancy Regan brought a "royalty" atmosphere to the White House that has not been equaled since. Michelle Obama will give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the backseat driver category.
Of course this is all just my own hick opinions.
The difference: Our neighbor (who happens to be the daughter of the "thing" that my mom married) dared my sister to stick her tongue on the metal rack in their freezer. We were playing in the basement and my sister did it. Several years later the tip of her tongue could still be seen on that shelf. We never told any adults what we did.
The neighbor was always talking Dee and I into stupid things. We got in so much trouble with her. Both of us have scars on the tops of our hands because she dared us to hold still and not cry out in pain while she scraped her thumb nail back and forth over the top of our hand. It wasn't painful but caused a wicked scar. Apparently that was the joke that we were scared.
She also talked both of us into squeezing the chin. You know the one where you grab the bottom of your chin and squeeze. It is "suppose" to give you a head rush. All it does is give you a wicked hickey on your chin.
Mom and Dad used to get so mad at us. We would fall for her tricks every time.
It is a refreshing change from the "me first" mentality that so many of us (including myself at times) have.
I guess the Air Force should take a little credit for training this hero.
Of course, the most credit goes to God. He is the one who landed that plane. I wonder if Mr. Sully is a religious man. Passengers on the plane have all said how calm the entire incident was. I believe it was so calm because God was there.
A couple years ago I bought him a huge tie rack that is suppose to hold over 60 ties. I have doubled up most of the hooks and still it is overflowing. I have tried to get him to sell some of them on ebay, but to no avail.
I have been selling a lot on ebay, that is where I got 100% of my Christmas money. I sold junk we no longer wanted/needed to buy junk we really didn't need.
Honestly though I think I did very good this Christmas. I made very smart decisions, unlike last year. What was a thinking spending $50 on remote control helicopters that NEVER WORKED and broke after just a few uses?
I never really talked about our Christmas loot. I guess that will be for another post.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Last night he was texting with a new girl and I wanted to see how long he was up talking with her. He knows that he is not suppose to be up later than 9:30. The conversation promptly ended at 9:30 which is good for CAL.
I then scanned the textes to make sure the conversation staying on the PG side. At one point the girl asked CAL "why do you like me?" he answered "because your hot!". This morning we had a long talk about treating girls with respect and not being a punk.
See I am very glad that I checked. I don't want my son talking like that. I want him to be a romantic kind of guy. The kind of guy that buys his girlfriend Votive candle holders, not tells her that he likes her because she is hot. He did recover a little and tell her that he thought she was nice.
- Diamonds or pearls? Neither – I am not a jewelry person.
- What was the last film that you saw at the cinema? The Tale of Despereaux.
- What is your favourite TV show? I don’t have cable so my TV is limited to DVD’s. I like Hogan’s Heroes and M*A*S*H
- What do you usually have for breakfast? Coffee with cream and Eggo waffles.
- What is your middle name? Ann
- What food do you dislike? Shellfish
- Favorite sandwich? Subway melt
- What characteristic do you despise in others? Thinking they are better than me.
- Favourite item of clothing? Old Navy Jeans
- If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Wildwood, NJ
- Where would you retire to? The Ocean
- What was your most recent memorable birthday? They are all a blurr
- Favorite sport to watch? Football – and I have not seen a single game because we don’t have cable.
- Furthest place you are sending this? World Wide Web
- Person you expect to send it back first?
- When is your birthday? June
- Are you a morning person or a night? Morning.
- What is your shoe size? 8 1/2
- Pets? Two Geckos
- Any new exciting news you'd like to share with us?
is on the wrestling team this year and a girlfriend might be in his near future. CAL
- What did you want to be when you were little? Out of
- How old are you today? 39
- What is your favorite flower? I love plants – Flowers make me ill.
- What are you looking forward to? Being able to pay my bills
- What are you listening to right now? Country Music the hubby just switched because the Christian station was playing a bad song.
- What was the last thing you ate? Bran Cereal
- Do you wish on star? I don’t see many stars, I am in bed at 8:30. But no, I don’t
- If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Broken in the bottom – does the color really matter?
- How is your weather right now? 3 degrees – darn global warming.
- Last person you spoke to on the phone? Other than business – I don’t remember.
- Favorite soft drink? Coke
- Last place you ate out? Olive Garden a couple months ago. We are poor.
- Hair color? Redish brown with God’s highlights
- What was your FAVORITE toy as a child? Wow – I honestly cannot remember.
- Summer or winter? Summer
- Hugs or kisses? Hugs
- Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
- Coffee or tea? coffee
- Do you want friends to email you back! If I had friends yes I love to get email from them.
- When was the last time you cried? I don’t keep track probably during a movie.
- What is under your bed? The Floor and plastic bins that I don’t even remember what they contain.
- What did you do last night? Slept
- What are you afraid of? Losing my house.
- Salty or sweet? Why do I have to choose, both thank you very much.
- How many keys on your key ring? No idea.
- How many years at your current job? Since 89
- Favorite day of the week? Sunday
- How many towns/cities have you lived in? 5
- Do you make friends easily? Nope not at all
- How many people will you send this to? none
- How many will respond? Hmmmm none
- Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Yes
- What is the last book you read? I never remember the titles. A Christmas Book.
- What time did you get up this morning? 6:15
- What would you change about yourself if you could? My temper and thin skin. I let what other people think keep me awake at night.
- What is your occupation right now? Self employed – owner of failing business.
- What color are you socks right now? Black
- What are you listening to right now? My husband laughing at me.
- What was the last thing you ate? Didn’t I answer this earlier? I have not eaten since the bran cereal.
- Can you drive a stick shift? Yes but I don’t like to anymore.
- Do you like the person who sent this to you? What kind of question is that? I try not to read emails from people I don’t like.
- What is your favorite drink: Water – Ice Cold Water
- Have you ever dyed your hair. - Well when I first went to college I bleached the sides blonde. I looked like a skunk in reverse. It was very silly. I have never dyed the entire thing.
- Favorite Food – This changes with my mood. Ice Cream on sweet days – sunflower seeds on salty days. Oh did you mean real food. Chicken
- Favorite day of the year? Birthdays
- How do you vent anger? - I am not proud to admit that when I get angry I tend to curse A LOT!
- What is your favorite season? Football and baseball
- Cherries or blueberries – Cherries without a doubt.
- Living arrangements – right now in a nice warm house. We will have to see what tomorrow brings. That bridge down on route 3 might soon be the roof over my head.
- What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes and ties. Hubby has so many ties that won’t stay on the rack.
- Who is the friend you have had the longest that might read this? Becky
- What should you be doing right now instead of filling out this silly thing? WORKING on my company's web site.
My senior year my Dad had this great idea. He would teach me how to ride his motorcycle, and I could start using that. He gave me a couple lessons and I was on my way. I had no license or even a permit. I rode that thing back and forth for a couple months. I don't even want to think about what could have happened to me. I didn't really even know how to ride.
One day I dumped the bike in the parking lot in front of the entire boy's soccer team. Most of the jerks just stood and laughed. I picked the bike up about half way but could not get it standing. Finally a few boys came over and helped me. When I got home my Dad hit the roof, not because I could have gotten hurt but because I put a dent in the gas can. I don't remember riding the bike after that.
I have always wanted to learn to really ride, and I definitely have a fascination with motorcycles. Now that I am old, I would be happy with a scooter.
I wish that I had a cruiser that I could customize. I know several women that ride, my sister is one. I know that I could handle the bike with the proper training, and a license. New England is not the best place for a motorcycle but I have been looking to move anyway.
No more than ten minutes later The Hubby said "do you have any money, if you do I need it."
Now he knew darn well that I had just found that twenty. When will I ever learn.
The funny part was he could have just said that it was his to begin with but then he would have to admit that he misplaced the money, so what he did was put the blame on me for misplacing it and now he wants it.
Now that CAL has become involved in sports, our lives seem totally out of control. The other night we were driving home from a wrestling match and it was nine o'clock already. Can you imagine. Most nights I am in bed by 8:30 pm (winter schedule).
There have been times when I have not left this house for an entire week at a time. That is no longer the case. CAL has been keeping us very busy. This week he had a match Monday and Tuesday. He will have both basketball and wrestling on Friday and again on Saturday. We are so busy that I am considering looking at PDAs to keep track of our busy schedule.
I cannot imagine having more than one child involved in sports. I know that most of you are reading this and laughing your heads off. You are probably much busier that I could ever dream possible.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I came home and told the Hubby that "T" gave me $20.00. Since that day the Hubby has asked me every day "do you still have that $20.00 from T." Me: YES!! Hubby: "well I am going to need it soon" for such and such.
He just cannot handle the fact that I have cash on me. I should have just given him the money immediately and then I would not have to put up with several days of him making sure that I had not spent it.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Why? I will tell you why. Because in the little hick town that I grew up in if you were a girl you were forced into a business program. They tried to send most of the boys to BOCES to learn auto mechanic, small engine repair, or construction.
I am going to have to start looking into a job in the landscaping/gardening/greenhouse field.
When I get depressed I eat. I eat non-stop. It is strange because before I got married my reaction to stress was just the opposite. I couldn't eat. I was tested for ulcers when I was in high school because I would have the symptoms when I was under stress.
Now all I do is eat. I am not sure which is better, to be praying to the porcelain god, or to be OBESE as the Wii Fit loves to point out. Maybe I need to take some Fenterdren when I know that my stress levels are through the roof. Frankly I could stand to lose more weight than what I can blame the stress for.
The middle kids (this is where CAL plays) scored most of the points. The fourth and fifth periods are suppose to be when the coaches mix up the kids and everyone gets a few extra minutes. I guess our coach is trying to give the starters extra playing time and it didn't happen for these games. Gee do you think that might be why we lost. You have the kids that score the most points on the bench.
CAL really wanted to play this year (he sat out last year) but honestly these coaches are just living their childhood through these leagues. The coach for the other team was horrible and yelled and screamed at the ref's and his players. He was even keeping track of how many points a certain kid on his team "cost the team". Yes you read that right. Every time this poor child would miss a basket or make a mistake that cost them a basket he would say "Adam, that is 4 points we don't have because of you." and this went on through the entire game.
I know the league becomes much more competitive after next year so hopefully we only have one more season of this. Then again CAL is so "into" wrestling that maybe we won't have to worry.
I know that the money that she raised goes for cancer research. I am sure that people with Mesothelioma are very appreciative for WB and all of those who ran the marathon today.
Several times throughout her training WB would make reference to the person that she was running the race for. She would say that if they could go to treatments than she could go out and train. She is so right. I think maybe I need to start training for a marathon to help me remember that my life is pretty darn good.
Friday, January 09, 2009
I am surprised with some of the details that she has shared. I don't understand why these people have to be at the starting line at 3 am. This seems very silly. She seems very concerned about the sitting in the cold dark for three hours. Why do they do this? You would think they would have nice accommodations set up for these people. From the sounds of things they would be more comfortable in steel buildings with some chairs, rather than sitting on a cold concrete floor. They are not even going to provide a comfortable place to sit?
NASA is now predicting a Powerful Solar Storm. This storm could shut down the US for months.
I love NASA they "predict" all these catastrophic events to justify their existence. I have no idea why they just don't justify themselves with all their contributions to technology. Apparently that is not enough for them. They have to constantly give alarmists something to worry about.
I also don't understand why such an event would only effect the US but that is the report. Could it be because the rest of the world is not taken in with their nonsense.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I am a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but I also have to watch my pennies very carefully during this difficult economic time.
I have three sites and one of those is my company site. This is obviously the most important, and I need to have this hosted with the best possible company, for my money.
Webhostingreport.com is one of the information site that I look at regularly to help with my decision making. They critique companies in several different categories like, Best Cheap Hosting, Best Domain Hosting, Best PHP Hosting, Best Windows Hosting, Best Dedicated Hosting, Best Ecommerce Hosting, and Best Blog Hosting to name a few.
One of the companies that caught my eye was FatCow. I love companies with silly little names like that. When I logged onto their site I noticed that they offer a Free Domain for Life. I know that I am currently paying yearly for my three names. This might be a feature that would make it worth my while to change companies.
It is a light green color. I was upset because this was the gift that I spent the most money on for Christmas. He never said anything when he opened it and of course I cannot return it now, nor would I try that is just not fair.
I took several videos with it and love it. It takes a much better video than my camera. I have taken possession of the camera and have claimed it as mine. I cannot tell you how much I love this camera. It is so simple to use and I even figured out how to hook it up to the TV and watch the videos. I took it to CAL's wrestling match. He lost the match but it is a good learning tool for him. He watched himself and said "oh I should have done......." this or that differently. I think he might be second guessing his decision to be a turd about the camera.
Morey's Piers is where we spend most of our waking hours. The best part, for both CAL and I, is the games. I would spend a fortune on the games. I won't play anything that gives you a stuffed animal for a prize but in Wildwood on Morey's Piers you can actually win some really nice things. The year that the razor scooter came out that was the big prize. I had never seen so many kids on scooters. There is also an arcade there that is our favorite. They have skee ball and slot machines and we walked out of there with about $100 in prizes; a neon lamp, beach towels, boxes of candy, board games, and other useful items.
I guess I got a little excited and forgot to tell you exactly what Morey's Piers is. It is a huge amusement park right on the boardwalk that is only feet from the Atlantic Ocean. They are currently running a sale on their Season Passes. You better hurry though because it looks like the sale ends tomorrow January 9th. In addition they also run weekly specials that can be found on the site.
The hotel that we stayed at no longer exists and we have to find a new one. Their web site can help me find Jersey Shore and Wildwood hotels. I am on the Wildwood/Morey's Piers email list and I am hoping that we can resume our yearly pilgrimage to the Jersey Shore. Morey's Piers is a great place for a New Jersey Vacation.
And of course, no one has ever visited the shore without hearing "watch the tram car please......" in their heads for weeks after. The tram car shuttles you from one end of the boardwalk to the other. We have spend many summers on this boardwalk and I hope that in the near future we can spend many more.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
He saved the state of MA a lot of money and I am sure the majority of people are very thankful for his thoughtfulness
Monday, January 05, 2009
The next day we found out that they charged our paypal five times. If you are familiar with paypal everything is pending for a few days. Today all five charges were confirmed and paid. Along with that we received a notice from the postal service that the package we shipped was sent "postage due" and they would not deliver until the postal was paid. We paid the charges.
Now this order was $25.00. I have now spent $80 in postage for this order.
I called the post office 800 number. The first time the computer just kept saying "I am sorry I did not understand your answer" I kept replying "I am sorry but there was no question".
I hung up and called back, after 15 minutes of going through their voice mail maze, I talked to a human. At least I assume it was human.
I said I needed a refund on some shipments and explained the situation. She said "you can apply for a refund online" I asked where and she stated "on the refund page, thank you for a calling is there anything else I can help you with?" I said "YES help me find the refund page". Her answer floored me "I am sorry but that is all my notes tell me. I cannot help you anymore than that."
I thought surely this was just an Obama supporter and didn't feel like helping white trash like myself so I called back. After another 15 minutes of crazy maze I spoke with another "customer service representative" and she assured me she could help. GREAT. She then proceeded to give me the same exact answers as the Obama supporter. I can apply for a refund on the refund page but their notes don't tell them where the refund page is.
The scum parents in this case are "very worried about him" even though THEY never reported him missing. The also feel "very guilty" about the entire situation.
It appears that Adam was adopted and he had a "habit" of running away. He was 11 or 12 when he disappeared.
This case is just too bizarre. This little boy had brother and sisters in addition to two sets of parents and NO ONE reported him missing. It is still not clear as to who actually called the Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Children's Unit with "concern" regarding Adam.
His birth name was Irvin Groeninger III and his birth parents state: "I thought what I was doing for them was in the best interest of the children and evidently it wasn't," Irvin Groeninger told KWCH. "If he was still in my custody this would have never happened."
I hope they find that Adam just ran away and he is fine but honestly this day and age I don't hold much hope for that.
Do you ever remember as a kid, someone with a nut allergy? I don't remember not being allowed to bring a PBJ sandwich to school. I certainly don't remember our snacks being read carefully to make sure they were not manufactured in a factory that also produced a nut product. How in the world did we survive all those years without these precautions. I wonder if there has truly been a rise in the condition or a rise in the doctors/mothers need to diagnose.
There is no doubt that there has been a rise in diagnosis. There are many reasons for this increase. My personal opinion is that the number one reason is wacky mothers, and doctors covering their backside.
It appears that I am not the only person who think that this nut craze has gotten out of control.
Of the roughly 3.3 million Americans who have nut allergies, about 150 die from allergy-related causes each year, notes Christakis. Compare those figures to the 100 people who are killed yearly by lightning, 45,000 who die in car crashes, and 1,300 killed in gun accidents. As a society, Christakis says, our priorities have been seriously skewed, and it's largely a result of fear. "My interest is in understanding [the reaction to nut allergies] as a spread of anxiety," he says.
If you think I am way off base take a walk around your local elementary school. It is borderline ridiculous the nonsense that staff and other students go through. I worked in a school for five years. Each and every time the nut allergy is viewed as a life or death situation. Really only 150 deaths out of 3.3 million. Your kids have a better chance of choking on the nut than dieing from an allergic reaction.
I am surprised that the nut industry has not gone to the government for a bail-out package. They are probably the only ones who really deserve it.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
The computer that I am working on was reclaimed from CAL. It is a good little computer but it does not recognize the memory card that I use in the camera. I promise that I will catch up (posting a picture each day) when I get my computer back.
You Remember 70% of 2008
You were paying attention during 2008.
And you remember what happened really well.
You'll be able to talk about 2008 for years to come...
Even when most people have forgotten what went down.
I thought I did pretty good, but I obviously missed three. I wonder which ones.