Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

NEXT THE STATE OF THE UNION SIDE SHOW



Today I heard that Bob Woodruff an anchor for ABC news and a cameraman, Doug Vogt were both injured in Iraq. I pray that they both have a speedy recovery and make it back home safely. The last I heard was, that they were in Germany.
My mind keeps coming back to their injury and the fact that so many other Americans are in harms way and I pray that they to come home safely to their families.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 our President will give his State of the Union address and I'm just waiting to see and hear this side show. Bush never seems to let me down. With this Country in the shape that it's in, Bush will find a way to make things seem sweet and running smoothly.

I don't care if you are Republican or what ever party you affiliate yourself with. If you have half a brain that is functioning just a little, then you know that we as a Country, under George W. Bush leadership, are going through a lot of difficult days.

Republicans always find a way to say that this is bad or that is bad, because of Bill Clinton. Well Bill Clinton is no longer in office, George W. Bush is. As a matter of fact, when Bill Clinton left office, we had a lock box of money, the deficit was paid down and everything was just great. Now today while George W. Bush has been our President, we are $8 trillion dollars in debt. Now how can you blame this on Bill Clinton?

This President, with the advice of PANC and the neocons, most of whom have never even been in a war and found ways to keep from serving. Advice Bush to go forward into Iraq and take his eyes off of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the people who really attacked our great Nation.

We went into Iraq with no plans on how to get out. Now we are stuck in a mess that this President is responsible for. He and other Conservatives just kill me, when they bring up the fact that, to leave now would cause all kinds of problems in the Middle East. Well I hate to have to be the one to burst your bubble, but just what do you think is going on right now in the Middle East?

In Iraq, which is among the least secure and most economically fraught countries in the world, the Dec. 15 elections brought into Parliament a set of powerful Shiite fundamentalist parties and a new force, the Muslim fundamentalist Iraqi Accord Front, which gained most of the votes of formerly secular-minded Iraqi sunny Arabs. Some IPP politicians are suspected of strong ties to Iraq's sunny insurgency. In Egypt, last fall's election increased representation for the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood from 17 to more than 70 seats in Parliament, making that group a key political player for the first time in Egyptian history. Decades ago, the party once assassinated a prime minister and attempted to assassinate President Gamal Abdul Nasser, but now maintains it has turned to moderation. It aims at the imposition of a rigid interpretation of Islamic law on Egyptians, including Egyptian women.

Now Hamas, or the Islamic Resistance Movement, a branch of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has come to power in Palestine. In his press conference on Thursday, Bush portrayed the Palestinian elections in the same way he depicts Republican Party victories over Democrats in the United States: "The people are demanding honest government. The people want services. They want to be able to raise their children in an environment in which they can get a decent education and they can find healthcare." He sounds like a spokesman for Hamas, underlining the irony that Bush and his party have given Americans the least honest government in a generation, have drastically cut services, and have actively opposed extension of healthcare to the uninsured in the United States.

So lets stop with this mess about what would happen, when it's has already happened because of our presents in Iraq.

When this President gives his speech Tuesday, I hope that he tells us why the Military can see fit to reduce the Reserves and the National Guard, then why the Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called "stop-loss," but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen flat.
The policy applies to soldiers in units due to deploy for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Army said stop-loss is vital to maintain units that are cohesive and ready to fight. But some experts said it shows how badly the Army is stretched and could further complicate efforts to attract new recruits.
Now tell me how can you say that you will reduce the Reserves and National Guard, while at the same time, you don't have enough personnel to complete the mission right now.

When you make this address to the nation tell us about Abramoff, even some of your own Republican party members wants to know your involvement with him.

Mr. President I hope you explain why Conservative Christian allies of the president are pressing the U.S. foreign aid agency to give fewer dollars to groups that distribute condoms or work with prostitutes. The Bush administration provided more than 560 million condoms abroad last year, compared with some 350 million in 2001. President Bush's $15 billion effort to fight AIDS has handed out nearly one-quarter of its grants to religious groups, and officials are aggressively pursuing new church partners that often emphasize disease prevention through abstinence and fidelity over condom use. Award recipients include a Christian relief organization famous for its televised appeals to feed hungry children, a well-known Catholic charity and a group run by the son of evangelist Billy Graham, according to the State Department.

You no longer bring up Katrina, after you found out your lies would no longer work on your Republican friends and that you were in sunny California playing golf, when everyone had told you that things would be bad there. But Mr President to make matters worse, a new report is out now about your FEMA Deparment. Hundreds of available trucks, boats, planes and federal officers were unused in search and rescue efforts immediately after Hurricane Katrina hit because FEMA failed to give them missions, new documents show. Now explain this at your address to the Nation.

Now at your address to the Nation explain what Scott McClellan ment when he said. As I indicated, clearly, the al Qaeda leaders and the terrorists are on the run. They're under a lot of pressure. We do not negotiate with terrorists. We put them out of business. The terrorists started this war, and the President made it clear that we will end it at a time and place of our choosing. Excuse me, but if Bush could put al Qaeda "out of business" at a "time and place" of his "choosing," then why has he not done so already? It seems El Presidente is not as omnipotent as McClellan suggested. Does McClellan think about the true meaning of the words he utters? That's a rhetorical question. This was from David Corns blog and I concur with him. Mr. President, why is it that some one from your pack rat Administration are always talking mess for you.

Now, that Medicare plan that I hear Abranmoff, might have had something to do with, is a big mess. Medicare's $728 billion prescription-drug program was supposed to bring relief to seniors and subsidize our country's neediest beneficiaries. There would be a "seamless transition," to the new program for low-income seniors, promised Mark McClellan, chief of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The actual roll-out has been an unmitigated disaster.
Many of the sickest and poorest beneficiaries nationwide are going without life-sustaining medication because of program failures, misinformation and confusion.

The federal government has botched the roll-out of one of the most-expensive entitlement programs ever, and the frail elderly are paying the price in pain, aggravation and tears. Congress should rethink the program and fix flaws inherent in the overly complicated program. The situation has grown so critical that, last weekend, the Bush administration ordered private Medicare drug-plan insurers to cover an emergency 30-day refill of prescriptions and cap co-pays for low-income seniors at $5. It isn't known if this will work. Earlier, CMS had directed pharmacies to provide the refills and bill Medicare. Yet many pharmacies refused because they either didn't get the notice or didn't trust that they would be paid. How bad is it? Consider that 20 states have intervened to subsidize drugs for low-income beneficiaries who can't get their prescriptions covered under the new program. Florida should join the effort. Otherwise, poor seniors will be left out on a limb by the Medicare program until the crisis is resolved. Among the most vulnerable are those who qualify for Medicare's low-income drug benefit, which is supposed to pay up to 95 percent of prescription-drug costs. This group includes seniors eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. Are you going to talk about this and not lie your way through it.

I will not bore you any longer, but there's so much to cover about this man and the mess he has put our Country in. I'll just say this. Go to, PROTEST and see where others might be protesting this State of the Union.

Friday, January 27, 2006

HARRY REID AND DEMOCRATS LACK THE NERVES

What are the Democrats doing in the Senate? Nothing, and boy do I mean nothing. You can say that they oppose Alito and that Kennedy and a few others come on TV and we hear their bites, about how much they are against this or that. But what does that talk mean, when they cant even get enough of their own members to pull off enough support for a filibuster on Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Everyone knows there is not enough votes to support a filibuster," Reid said, referring to the procedural roadblock that some Democrats said should be used to put off a vote on Alito.
"I think it is an opportunity for people to express their opinion as to what a bad choice it was to replace (retiring Justice) Sandra Day O'Connor" with Alito, Reid told reporters after a speech at a Washington hotel.

Alito, a federal appeals judge since 1990, could push the nine-member high court to the right. O'Connor, a moderate conservative, often has been the swing vote on the court on abortion, civil rights and other social issues.

The Democrats in the Senate, seems to be a party of scary little kids, making noise and running to hide when King George finally push them in a corner, when they would have to put up or shut up. Anytime an important bill or situation comes to the Senate floor, Reid and his herd seem to stampede away from the fight when it matters. They cant seem to hold enough votes to even filibuster or talk any Republicans to follow their lead. You dont lack the votes Sen. Reid you and the Senate Democrats lack the nerves.

Should we as voters of the Democratic party even show up in November for this type of party. I hear that Democrats cringed and Republicans jeered at the awkwardness of Senator John Kerry's gesture, which almost no one in the Senate expects to succeed. John Kerry called for an Alito filibuster. Where was Reid? Where was the Senate Democrats?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

CAUSE FOR IMPEACHMENT





President Bush is sounding more and more like former President Nixon. He keeps saying that he has the rights, as Presidents before him had. Well Mr President what right is that?

He stated that the so called program is legal, that it's designed to protect liberties, and it's necessary. Democrats and some Republicans of his own party have accused Bush of breaking the law in allowing eavedropping on overseas communication to and from United States residents.

Now lets examine the illegal aspects of this case as to weather its illegal and grounds for impeachement.


Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the former NSA chief who is now deputy director of national intelligence, told reporters in Washington that the warrantless eavesdropping on calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas was "targeted and focused" and did not constitute a "driftnet" over U.S. cities.

Hayden echoed a claim earlier this month by Vice President Cheney that, if the NSA program had been in place prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, "it is my professional judgment that we would have detected some of the 9/11 al Qaeda operatives in the United States."

Cheney and Hayden "did not mention that the NSA, CIA and FBI had significant information about two of the leading hijackers as early as January 2000 but failed to keep track of them or capitalize on the information, according to the Sept. 11 commission and others." The article went on to note that Hayden "also did not mention NSA intercepts warning of the attacks the day before, but not translated until Sept. 12, 2001."

Justice Department's James A. Baker stated "We have been aggressive in seeking FISA warrants, and thanks to Congress' passage of the [Patriot Act] we have been able to use our expanded FISA tools more effectively to combat terrorist activities," he said. "It may not be the case that the probable cause standard has caused any difficulties in our ability to seek FISA warrants we require." This is the same Baker you testified at the Senate committee and opposed lowering the legal stardard for intercepting the phone calls of foreigners who were in the United States even while they were secretly adopted a lower standard on its own.


Timothy Edgar, a lawyer on national security policy for the American Civil Liberties Union, also accused the administration of "remarkable duplicity" for having testified in public against the legal change while carrying it out in private. "It seems they were being incredibly deceptive," he said.


Bush administration argue: When Congress approved a resolution in September 2001 authorizing the use of military force, lawmakers permitted the president to "use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed or aided" the Sept. 11 attacks to prevent future attacks.


Critics argue: Congress specifically rebuffed a request by the administration to include domestic surveillance in the war resolution, which is proof that lawmakers were not providing the president a blank check to initiate new programs. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded it "appears unlikely" a court would side with the administration's interpretation of explicit or implied approval by Congress.


Bush administration argue: The eight top House and Senate Republicans and Democrats in leadership and on intelligence committees were briefed on the program more than a dozen times. "If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?" Mr. Bush asked.


Critics argue: The administration violated the 1947 National Security Act by not briefing all members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, a view endorsed by the Congressional Research Service.

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Ken.) want even be briefed on what the program entails when he meets with the Bush Administration in Febuary and Attorney General Gonzalos will answer questions to what have already been sent to him. Why dont Gonzales get a special prosecutor to determine if this President has broke the law instead of trying to defend him.

What we need from the Democrats are strong and demanding questions to this administration not the scared to speak, scraed to question Democrats that we've seen for the last five (5) years.

Just remember and I'll end by saying this. Current law allows such spying for 15 days without a judge's approval only when Congress issues a declaration of war, and as for as I can see or hear. Congress has not declared a declaration of War.

What this President has done is considered illegal just as what Nixon did was illegal and he was impeached. So lets get this impeachment started after the so called hearings by the Republican Senate.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

IS ROBERTO R. GONZALES DOING THE JOB AS ATTORNEY GENERAL?





Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Department of Justice is for what?
The United States Department of Justice is a federal executive department established in 1870 and charged with providing the means for enforcing federal laws, furnishing legal counsel in federal cases, and construing the laws under which other federal executive departments act. The department is headed by the U.S. Attorney General, the chief U.S. law officer and an original cabinet member.
Before the formation of the Dept. of Justice, the attorney general had represented the government in legal matters and given legal advice to the executive branch under the authority of the Judiciary Act of 1789, but there was no executive department to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. Because of the mounting responsibilities of the attorney general and because of the growing need for uniformity in the administration of law, a department was created. The act of 1870 also set up the office of solicitor general to represent the government in Supreme Court cases.
Alberto R. Gonzales needs to know that he works for the Country not the President. His job is not to defend this president of wrong doing. If I'm not mistaken, he's suppose to investigate wrong doing by the President and any one else in the United States.

SAY HELLO TO MY NEW RENTER





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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

DOCUMENTS SHOW KING GEORGE NOT ON JOB AGAIN


Once again another report shows that old King George was not on his post again. Like 9/11 when King George set for 7 minutes after learning that America was under attack. To add to that, we've found out about reports that were flying around the White House that King George and his Administration never even took to heart. The report was in reference to Al-Qaida and Usama Bin Ladin preparing to use airplanes to blow up American sites.
Now we hear that the NISAC paper warned that a storm of Katrina's size would "likely lead to severe flooding and/or levee breaching" and specifically noted the potential for levee failures along Lake Pontchartrain. It predicted economic losses in the tens of billions of dollars, but that didn't faze old King George. What did he do? Oh King George continued on with his travel plans and his golf game in sunny California.
Three days after Katrina, King George suggested that the scale of the flooding in New Orleans was unexpected, even though he knew about the possible devastation and the warning that was given to him. America, King George lied to us again. Now his pack rats are not commenting on the lie.
Wake up America, how long are we going to let this man, sleep on the job, then lie to us and when caught lying, lie to us some more. I'm sorry America, but King George has got to go!

Monday, January 23, 2006

WHY ARE BUSH LOOKING FOR PICTURES


Hey Mr. Bush, what are you trying to do, cover your back as all ways? I forgot you have your pack rats out there looking for the pictures for you. WHY DO THEY MATTER? What is it that you would like to tell us? I forgot, you dont tell us anything. Maybe the pictures you are looking for might. Good Luck in finding them.
The White House keeps records of all meetings with the President.The White House has no record of the Coushattas or Abramoff at the May 9, 2001, meeting, spokeswoman Erin Healy said but now we know.
Three attendees who spoke to TIME recall that Abramoff was present, and three of them say that’s where the picture of Bush, Abramoff and the former Kickapoo chairman was taken.”
Lovelin Poncho, who was Coushatta tribal chairman at that time and attended the meeting, also recalls meeting with Bush for about 15 minutes. “Poncho recalls Abramoff also attende, said the lawyer, who spoke on condition he not be named.
At think Progress you can get all the facts about this President and his staff being caught in a lie.
Why dont we impeach him now and get it over with before the Summer comes.
SEE ABRAMOFF

Thursday, January 19, 2006

AMERICA, WE NEED A PRESIDENT FOR THE PEOPLE

For the past week or so, I've been reading other blogs and not really posting a lot in reference to what has been going on in our great country. Well I can't hold my peace any longer, so here I go again.

If you think that we have a President right now, then you are sadly wrong. The man that holds that seat right now cares nothing about you. He listens only to his pack rats, who controls the oil and run the big business that we all work so hard for.

Mr. President, why wont you let the People know who Jack Abramoff visited at the White House? What are you hiding now?

This is like Niger and the lies that was told to us, the American People. Why didnt you or one of your Neocons read the report. You have caused a lot of lives over a War that did not have to be Sir.

You seem not to know what exactly is going on in your white house, this country or the world, and yes, you are getting some really messed up information from some one.

Mr. President, your Prescription drug plan is a mess, just like every other thing you try, after getting advice from the neocons. Things that you try are hurting the people of this country and you dont seem to care until the news and your polls start to fall.

Remember Harriet Miers? Sir you let the Evangelical Christians and your Right Wing Conservatives talk this woman out of your pick for Supreme Court nominee.

As I recall, it's not for others to choose, but you Sir. You never even let her get to the Senate Hearing, so they could advice and consent your nominee.

Mr. President dont you know that for the first time in 155 years The Marines Sentries at the Naval Accademy are being sent to a War?

Then behind that, some nut has come up with the assumption and talked you into cutting the National Guard to save money, so that you can build more ships.

Your Pentagon even have the nerve to say that if a soldier buys his own Dragon Skin Armor, then he will lose his SGLI Death Benfits.

Oh Sir, who in their right mind would actually call you the President for the people.

I even hear that this War that you started will now cost us over $2 trillion and that's not what you led your Republican supporters to believe.

You got the NSA to spy on American citizens and we let you. You're letting the epa do as they please, no matter how much it hurts the poor inner city neighborhoods.

You even gather the names of our kids at the Pentagon in your computers, so that when they become the age that you might need them to fight another war, well they are sitting right in your computers for you to call on as needed.

I hear that you might renege on McCains torture ban and come January 31, 2006, you are going let us know that you are planning to ask for additional cuts from Congress to save your economy.

Now what kind of a President would treat his people the way that you treat us.

WAS JESUS A VIRGIN?

The question for this week is; Was Jesus a Virgin?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

SAY HELLO TO MY NEW RENTER



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Sunday, January 15, 2006

BUSH CONTINUES TO SHOW NO CONCERNS FOR AVERAGE AMERICANS

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Attorneys general in 12 states said Friday that the Bush administration's plan to ease rules on reporting legal toxin releases would compromise the public's right to know about possible health risks in their neighborhoods.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

WHAT TREE DID YOU FALL FROM




Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool and somewhat accurate. It has been floating around in Hospitals by way of e-mail. Feel free to copy this or e-mail it to some one else.

Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 21 (only) - Oak Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
April 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Popular Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25
to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree


Now find your Tree ( in alphabetical order).

Apple Tree (love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs love and emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, emotional, good leader, takes no unnecessary risk, reasonable, splinded lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength. knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the shy, tends to look dwon on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress other, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimisim, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive, well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree ( Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give but dosen't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which could not be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-Mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.


Fig Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independant, hates contradiction or auguments, hard worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic talent and great intelligence.


Fir Tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish, many friends, very reliable.


Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- Charming, sense of humor, very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a lasting impression, active fighter fo social causes and politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.


Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decions, very conscientious.


Lime Tree (Doubt) -- intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.


Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to be impress.


Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.


Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.


Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.


Popular Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.


Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoisim, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, extremely generous, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.


Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, starnge and full of contrast, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexablity, difficult and un common partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.


Weeping Willow ( Melancholy ) -- likes to be stress free, loves family life, full hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anytthing beautiful, musically inclind, loves to travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when pressured , sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner, loves to make others laugh.

Friday, January 13, 2006

WE NEED A GOOD THIRD PARTY

I cant see myself as a Republican and it confuses me to see people making under $100 thousand a year could even think about being a republican. The Republican party seems to be about big business and God help the average citizen.They cried for years about the Democrats out of control spending, to help the needy, and what do they do. They take over the House and the Senate and spending has been the most ever. The bad thing about this is that, it does not help the average citizen, it helps big business and the person making over $100 thousand a year. So I'm really confused when the average citizen calls himself a Republican.Now I understand to a degree, why the right wing Christians are all over this party. They want to reverse roe vs wade and they feel that the republican party will give them that. But once again, if you're poor to middle class, then you are hurting yourself and guess what? You're being used.
I use to call myself a Democrat but now I just dont know. In the late 80's and early 90's when they ran the House and the Senate you found a lot of people there being jailed for doing something wrong, involving money, just as the Republicans are going through the same thing right now. The Democrats made promises and never ment to keep them, but always said, we'll get around to it later. They over spent, but never like the Republicans are doing now. This war that I feel was a big mistake are now being embrace by Sen. Clinton and others, instead of trying to find a way out of this mess. We can never win this type of war.
I look at the war in Iraq this way. When we leave Iraq or if we ever leave Iraq, they will have a fundamentalist Islamic Government, similar to Iran. Women would have no rights, no matter what our president tells us. I feel that a civil war would start between the Shiites and the Sunni people of Iraq. The terrorist would still be there and causeing all kinds of problems for that country. Iran is right next door to support whom ever they wish.
Now how can I feel good about these two parties, that got us in this mess in the first place. No matter how you look at it, both Republicans and Democrats gave this nut George Bush, free will to go over to Iraq and cause over 2000 deaths, Lord knows how many disabled and this war has cost our country way over $300 billion and we are still spending.
We've heard all kinds of reasons as to why we went to war with Iraq, but now I feel that the only reason we went to war, was because Bush, had all those neocons whispering in his ear and those good old boys, oil rich friends wanting to get their hands on that black gold, thatTexas tea.
We need a third party that works for the best interest of the people of the United States. Not a party that only helps the well off and big business or a party that dont seem to have the nerve to stand up for what they believe and let another party walk all over them for fear of being called non patriot. We, the average American citizens, need a for the People party!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

QUESTION OF THE WEEK; WHY DO WE SIN?

The question for this week is Why do we sin?

Do we sin because we are human?

Do we sin because we know , we can ask GOD to forgive us?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

SAY HELLO TO THE WEEKLY RENTER





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Sunday, January 08, 2006

MEETING SPECIFIC NEEDS

In this day and age, there are many of us who go through more than most people can stand. We sometimes suffer many different types of hardships and most people have no ideal as to what we are going through.

Then there are days and times, when we are very happy, when everything is going better than we could ever imagine, and we just feel all good inside. Money is no problem, our kids are doing great in school or in life and we have almost everything that we want.

Then at some time in life, all of us will be sick and have more problems with our body than we even thought was possible. There will be days when we just get tired and want to end it all, because of the suffering our body and minds are enduring.

Now I know that most people can identify with sin, yes sin. We all, sometime in our life, have sin in one way or another. We sin because we want to, we sin because someone else caused us to, we sin because "the devil made us do it" and we sin and don't even know that we sin.

We go through all of this and never follow the blue print on how to really get out of the mess that we are sometimes in. We follow others, as if they have an answer, as if they are God. Even when we know they are wrong.

To meet our specific needs, all we really have to do is follow the teachings of Jesus. Remember Jesus came to this earth to show us the way to God and in so doing. God has given us his words in the Bible. So lets just go to the word.

James 5:13-18

Is anyone among you suffering hardship? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful, in good spirits? Let him sing psalms, a hymn of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

COMMENTS FROM WEDNESDAY QUESTION; WHAT DID JESUS MEAN

COMMENT 1:

In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus was refering to those who think they can get to heaven by just doing good works, or those that worship other gods. They will claim to have followed Jesus, when in fact they did not. That's what I think, anyway.


COMMENT 2:

Jesus is simply teaching that some people pretend to be Christians when they actually are not.

One way they pretend is to do good works (charity). God is not fooled. But we can be. At least, if someone is running around pretending to be a Christian by loud charitable deeds, he is not in a position to activily critize the Lord too soon.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

MR PRESIDENT, WHERE'S THE BEEF?

After the speech the President made in Chicago this week. I'm left with asking, where's the beef? The president said the Economy was doing fine, because of the tax cuts that have been made. He also base the cuts on a better unemployment rate for the month of December and I guess 2005.

Well I'm not one to burst your bubble Mr. President, but the growth of the economy is at 3.5% percent and slowing. Yes our wages grew at 3.1% percent, but lets not forget inflation grew 3.5% percent. The unemployment rate fell by a percentage point for 2005. If I'm not mistaken that leaves it at its lowest level since 2001 during 9/11.

I thought our President would tell it like it is, for once. Yes the economy is doing better, but not by much. Inequality of jobs are continuing to increase, just ask the guy out there looking for employment. What I'm saying is, what our president didn't say. Yes new jobs are out there, but they are going to the high skill workers and for the regular Joe out there, well good jobs are harder to find.
Our president, will not say this, he just makes everything look so great, when the average worker is catching it out here. For example, take the Home buyers and the fact that the president has said that the market is wide open for new or first time buyers. Well the mortgage bubble hasn't burst yet, but the ARM and other high interest loans are going out of reach for the first time buyer.
Just face it, with the interest rates going up now. The four-decade lows we enjoyed are out of here. Leaving ARMS and other type loans just about the same as a regular 30 or 15 year loan.

I don't know how much more of this; everything is OK, from this President we can take. Just look at the pension plans that are going up in smoke. IBM might be freezing its pension plan as has Delta and many other companies. I understand that new companies are not even offering pension plans.
So if you want to believe everything this president tells you and you are not yet feeling the punch of what really is going on. Then I say to you, go right ahead, but when things hit the fan for you, remember. I told you so.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

QUESTION OF THE WEEK; WHAT DID JESUS MEAN

What did Jesus mean in Matthew 7:21-23 and Mark 9:38-41.

Matthew 7:21-23

Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord," shall enter the Kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'


Mark 9:38-41

Now John answered Him , saying, "Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us."
But Jesus said, "Do not frobid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. For he who is not against us is on our side. For who ever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

Monday, January 02, 2006

COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

I said last week that I would start posting the comments that I received on the question that I ask on Wednesdays. Well I never received a comment to post last thursday. I just received one yesterday, so as promised, I will not comment on it myself, I'll just repeat the question and post the comment.

QUESTION: IS IT RIGHT FOR GOD TO INTERVENE IN OUR LIFE?


COMMENT 1:

Semper Fi!Is it right for God to intervene in our lives?I foresee a trick somwhere,you have something up your sleeve!The logical answer is YES of course,He is God,we are His creations to do with what He wants.Millions beg God daily to intervene in their lifes,when they should be giving thanks for what they have.There are few poorer then I yet this is my prayer,would love your comment(all true)I pray that others will find the joy in living I that I have discovered.I pray that others may join me in Giving thanks for what I have,not wish for what I do not.I pray others will be inspired by my events,and from them take new understanding.I am disabled barely able to walk with a cane,near blind,deaf in one ear.I suffer from Fibromylogia, I have contacted Hep-C,I just had a CAT scan and a spot of Adenoma was discovered.I have twice beaten cancer,this maybe the third strikeI suffer from PAD,my feet and legs are swollen to three times their normal size and leave me in excruciating pain.I have been stabbed eight times,suffered two gunshot wounds.I have had over 40 broken bones in a dozen different incidents.I have lost the use of my left eye(knife)and right ear(kicked)I live in poverty,needing to beg from food banks in order to have enough food to live.I live in isolation,needing "away time"to heal,yet I am never alone,for He is with me, one more thing I give thanks for.I was sexually abused by a teacher/boyscout leader as a young teenager.I was a pallbearer at four,attendant at 3 others of my schoolmates funerals before the age of 17,which perpared me for death of love ones.I lost a son,my one and only, to SIDS,taken at just 12 weeksI lost a wife,my one true love to a neurological disorder.I very recently lost my friend and lover to an overdose.I was found"dead" of a drug overdose,yetI am ALIVE! I SURVIVED! I DO NOT HAVE AIDS OR HIV(a miracle in it's self)I AM HAPPY!I HAVE THE LOVE OF MY FAMILY!I HAVE THE LOVE OF JESUSPRAISE THE LORD!Thank you Lord,for leaving me alive at all,for the roof over my head,( have been homeless) the porridge I had for breakfast and will again for supper ( no lunch) for the gift of this computer( it was a gift from my daughter,reunited by His Hand) and thank you for the company of my cat,I was lucky,her children all found good homes.It ia a wonderful day!Though the skies might be gray,and the air cool,I bask in the glow of His love and am warmed.Thank you Lord,just for being You!a wonderful blog,I will return!