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October 21, 2008

Who Supports Obama? Military Wives Among Others

As you can probably guess by now, I'm voting Obama on November 4th.

No, I'm not interested in a debate with you, should you disagree it's unlikely you'll change my mind, and I doubt I'll change yours.

*I do want to make this disclaimer, I am not voicing my husbands voting choice here, these opinions may or may not be his, but that is information that he chooses to keep to himself*

As a military family I have often found myself on the end of several attacks basically stating that by supporting Obama I clearly have not given any thought to our service men and women. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

It is becoming ever more apparent that the military life my husband has chosen is one he wants to extend and continue on for an indeterminate amount of time. He enjoys and appreciates what it has to offer and the opportunity it provides for him to learn and give back to his community and country. So obviously I have given thought to our men and women serving the country and those who might choose to do so in the future.

Despite what the anit-Obamas may tell you, I am not alone in being a military family that supports Obama for our next president. Please take a peek at what these high-ranking, educated and informed military officials have to say about him.

Even U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus statements have alighed with Obama’s foreign-policy proposals.

March 07, 2007

Votin' It, Votin' It.

day 30/ VOTE SUCKAS!

February 23, 2007

New Albany City Council

Hold on to your seats ladies and gents. Thanks to several last minute filings for city council seats, this is going to be an election not to miss.

Check out the new listings via the Tribune. With the primarys being the first of May, we have some major rushed campaigning to do, so if you live around here, watch for me hitting the streets and of course GET OUT AND VOTE!!

November 14, 2006

Wal*Mart, Nazi's and Consumerism. OH MY!

In my small town, one of the many topics that comes up repeatedly is focused around Wal*Mart (and other chains) and how they are killing the small-town mentality and local business'.

This just added fuel to the fire.

I don't really care for Wal*Mart, mostly because of the censorship thing with their music. And isn't it wonderful to be idealistic and swear off big-box stores in favor of smaller boutiques?

I was all about this until I had kids. Especially Lilli, did you know that Meijer and Wal*Mart are the only stores within a 20 mile radius of my house that carry preemie diapers? I couldn't find one mom and pop or boutique store that even carried diapers, let alone preemie diapers. Target doesn't even.

Also, when buying clothes for a 2 year old which will most likely be stained or grown out of in a week, I head to a big box store. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to buy all their stuff from Strassburg and Hanna Andersson, but I can't spend $15/shirt that won't last around here.

I do however buy all my books from my local bookstore (which is quite a few) eat at a local restaurant at least 2-3 times a week, buy flowers from my local florist, buy my hometown newspaper, and Adam bought my birthday present at the local jewelers.

For Christmas, my sister and I get angels from the angle trees, in lieu of presents for some family members. Our budget goes a lot further at Target or Wal*Mart, allowing us to give these kids clothes, presents and just a little bit more then if we were limited to just boutique shopping.

November 09, 2006

Why I Support Same-Sex Unions/Gay Marriage

(or why my congressman is spineless and it hurt to vote for him)

I don't like him, but I voted for him. Baron Hill is my congressman, and I was appalled at how little he took a stand on. But I think that was the democrats "tactic" this year. Point out the faults of the others, and whatever you do, DON'T say anything about your political standings.

Baron Hill's commercials all reminded me that he was for our "Hoosier Values" and he doesn't support same-sex unions. Of course not, why would a forward-thinking democrat put his neck out there like that? I hate that term "Hoosier Values", I can garaun-damn-tee that Baron and I feel completely different about our values. I'd like to think that my Hoosier Values include open mindedness, forgiveness, acceptance. You know that whole live and let live thing.

I guess it boils down to my wonder of why everyone has their panties in bunch over people getting married in the first place. Umm look brother, unless it's you Bob down the street is trying to marry then why the hell do you care? Plus there is the whole separation of church and state thing. Last conversation I had with a gay friend, he was mostly concerned about getting the same rights legally when it came to making the same (and in some case stronger and more genuine) commitment to his partner. He didn't say anything about wanting God's or your blessing. So butt out.

Why would you want to keep apart two adults who love each other, who have found a friend, companion, lover in someone they want to spend the rest of their life with?

I'd like to think Britany Spears has done more damage to the "protecting marriage" campaign then my "queer" buddies.

Please don't mistake this anti-gay sentiment as a "Christan value" either. It's extremely far from the truth, while many Christians I know don't condone it, they also realize that A) It's not really their place when it comes to the legal aspect of it, B) If you are going to pull it to a God and sinning level, then every sin is the same in God's eyes, so whether it's ogling Brad Pitt on TV or cussing at the jerk who just cut you off, you're on the same sin level as "the gays" you hate so much.

I guess my point is this. FIND SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT TO OBJECT TOO, LIKE OUR THOUSANDS OF TROOPS DYING OVERSEAS BECAUSE OF BULLSHIT.

Whatevs, I've gotten all worked up. I'm out.

September 11, 2006

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August 21, 2006

roosevelt quote

This was on a banner at the entrance to the Indiana War Memorials Musuem, in Indianapolis. We were there on Sunday for Adam's graduation from his OCS class (which I'll talk about later).

This banner made me stop and ponder for a bit because it really sums up what, I think, being in the military means to a lot of these men and women.

They do something most of us could never do by serving in the armed forces, they sacrifice family, security and a lot of other things on the off chance that they will get to help someone just "be better".

As you walk through the musuem it starts at the beginning of our country basically and follows the conflicts up till the present day war in Iraq.

Several of the displays are about individuals in the armed forces who made a significant impact (most gave their lives) to the country and sometimes even world. And these are just people from Indiana.

It also made me question what I am doing to help others better their current situations. Is it everything I can bed? Is there something more?

This quote just hit me in such a way that I wanted to share it with you guys and I hope you can find some kind of special meaning in it too.

June 30, 2006

Close to home

Saw this today. Boo. Keep him and their family in your prayers, especially his son.

Floyds Knobs man hurt in Afghanistan
Pfc. William H. Garner IV hit in neck with shrapnel

June 19, 2006

sick

Gah, I can't even read about this anymore. I mean look how young those men BOYS are. Stupid fucking war and stupid fucking Bush.

I beg all of you out there to pray, cross your fingers, chant, WHATEVER, to bring all of our troops home safe. They didn't sign up to go to war, they signed up to defend our country, and we need to support them by bringing them all home safe.

June 05, 2006

damn hippies

Anyone every been arrested for civil disobedience before?

Jes' wonderin'...

June 02, 2006

Have I mentioned how much ass my husband kicks?

So there is this super fun and time consuming political blog that I spend way to much time reading, and today there was a fun post about a recent Memorial Day broo-haha put on the by city.

This one guy makes some really dumb and assanine comments about the military brainwashing, so of course my big mouth responds, though I did retype it several times, the first reply was just a string of cuss words.

But the most beautiful part was where my husband, who hates all things blog, posted and put this little shit in his place. Saaaaah-weeet.

You can read it here.

May 26, 2006

Memorial Weekend

With this upcoming weekend being that of the Memorial kind, please take a moment to remember all of our service men and women, past and present. There are many who have sacrificed much. I feel my family is extra blessed when it comes to Adam's military life and what we've had to (and not had to) endure.

This is not about supporting or not-supporting this war or this president, but about taking a moment to be silent and grateful.
Thanks and enjoy your time together this weekend.

May 16, 2006

Politics, Schmolitics

I thought this was pretty right on. I do consider myself a democrat(shhh don't tell the hubby) I am NOT a liberal, and I hate the way that word is just thrown around anymore like it's a bad word or something.

So for what it's worth, here are my results, what about yours?


You are a

Social Moderate
(56% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(33% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist




Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

February 01, 2006

As the whole world responds with,"Duh!"

Was anyone else just too afraid they would projectile vomit if they watched the president stutter one more time?
*Raising and waving hand* Oh me, me, I was!

I opted out of watching the prez lie a little bit more, and instead watched a rerun of Project Runway, because, let’s face it, Michael Kors ain't afraid to tell the truth!

Anyway, back to the important stuff. I found some reviews and transcripts of the speech last night, and was so grateful I didn't watch.

Let's explore...

Bush:” America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world, the best way to break this addiction is through technology."
Me: umm duh, and isn't this like, a little late? I mean the Green Party has been toting this line for years (as has anyone one else with half-a-brain, and no stock in Halliburton or any of the Bush oil co's)

Bush: "second-guessing is not a strategy" (when referring to the war in Iraq)
Me: OMFG. I thought only God was infallible-oh wait, never mind.

I think that Nevada's Democrat and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, put it best, saying it was not credible to hear Bush talk about "making America more secure and honoring our troops or making America energy independent or making health care more affordable without hearing him explain why he's done just the opposite for the last five years."

He went on some more about how the war was the best thing for us, and to leave now would mean abandoning our allies blah blah blah, it's the right choice we have to keep our word, blah blah.

Yeah, how about helping all those soldiers keep their word to their families, that they would be coming home safe.
AARRGGHHH- don't even get me started.

Have a nice Wednesday, and I would like to hear your take on the President's speech.

January 03, 2006

Welcome

Well, it seems I will be having some new readers for a bit. Some of the fellow posters on the New ALbany political blogs have discovered my site and decide to check it out, for better or worse.

So yes, you will find cussing, and pictures of my family, and semi-regular updates of what's going on in my life, but hopefully you will also find that I am not a mean or cruel natured person.

Some content has been password protected as there have been some idle threats of using it to do me harm.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or comment.

December 02, 2005

Remember our Troops This Holiday Season

October 29, 2005

no words...

adam sent this link to me earlier and at first I thought it was a joke. This person seems to not have all their facts straight and it is a real shame.

I know a lot of you oppose this war (as I do) but the thing is, this is not the troops fault. These are men and women who signed up, just like Adam, with the sense of wanting to help out where they could. Not so they could leach off the system. haha I can't even type that with a straight face. What with the whole $150.00 Adam gets paid a month, i hardly call that leaching.

I am so pissed about this site I can't think straight.

I am not asking you to do anything, especially not to send this loser hate mail, because he probably feeds off that stuff. But just be aware that fuckers like this exist and pray especiallly hard for him and our troops.

Thanks guys

October 27, 2005

Nooo! It's all falling apart!

bush sad.jpg

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