Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lookout world

So...she may be back!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

So you say you're a Christian

Good. Maybe you can answer some things for me because I don't understand some of the "Christian" logic.

How can you call yourself a Christian and then judge those in poverty? Didn't Christ say "judge not less you be judged"? How can you condemn them as shiftless or unwilling to work especially without even meeting them? How can that attitude be reconciled with Christ's message?

How can you offer to pray for the well being of people and then want to deny them health care? You'll pray for God to heal them but aren't willing to support the programs that might do the same? Did you ever think that the answer to your prayers might be you?

How can you be pro life and then not care about the quality of life those children live? How can you resent the medical and nutritional programs designed to keep that precious life that you advocated so hard for, healthy?

How can you call yourself a Christian and then judge or condemn another's opinion as less than Christ like if it differs from yours?

How can you profess Christianity and then seek to disrupt the process established to represent all by angry shouts and angry words?

How can you call yourself Christian and then deny the least of these? Wasn't that one of the mandates of Christ? And didn't he say when you attended them you would be attending Him? Or do you get to pick and chose who is and isn't worthy of help? Was that in his message? Could you show me where because I've missed it?

How can you call yourself a Christian and then not uphold the greatest of these? To love your fellow man as yourself. The greatest of these is love. Where is the love in the anger? Where is the love when you treat those without as simply lazy freeloaders? I see the judging but where is the love?

How can you call yourself Christian and then call into question a man's heritage simply because he's black? And please, let's not cloak that debate in the more politically correct terms. We both know much of this dissent is motivated by racism. Do you realize Christ wasn't white, despite the many portraits American's cling to that portray him as such.

We must be worshipping two different Christian Gods because I don't believe mine would ever uphold the greedy, condemning, judgemental words I'm hearing from "Christians" today.

I don't get it. I don't get how true Christians or Americans can turn their backs on those in need and then still claim the title of either.

When are we going to put our money where our mouth is? When do we begin to live up to the rhetoric we proclaim?

When will God be pleased with our actions and words? I'm sure He isn't now.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We're Making History Today

I can't help it. I'm am excited. Not because Bush is leaving office, although that's decidedly a good thing imo, but because we're going to make history today. It is a new era. I know that sounds trite but in my opinion it is.

When I was young I went to an all white pool. Blacks weren't allowed in. I still remember the change in society's laws and their arrival to the facility. Some parents refused to allow their children to swim there afterwards.

I remember the owner of a department store in Charleston barricading himself inside with a shotgun and refusing to allow blacks to shop in his store.

I remember the little school on the hill that used to be the "colored" school.

and now we are going to see our first black president. I am proud of America. Proud to the point of tears. Barack Obama's inaguration signals progress. Signals hope.

I was blessed with a father and mother who saw color, appreciated that people were different in many ways, but didn't make the difference in how they treated people. A man was a man regardless of color of his skin, money in his pocket or cut of his clothes. I am thankful for their influence.

Prejudice is still an ugly fact of our society but...

We're making history today and I am so excited to be able to see it and experience it in some form.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

RIP Art Harvath

Anyone with any political involvement in Huntington will know his name. Word came through another forum this afternoon that Art lost his battle with cancer today. I didn't always agree with Art but no one could question his passion and committment, not to mention his love, of Huntington. Huntington has lost one of her most dedicated sons. Prayers for his family. We are less today with his passing.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words..

...especially when it has narration.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

So ironic

and very well done

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Best political comeback yet

John McCain has subcumbed, in spite of his promises not to do so, to the political muck raking and negative politics of his predicessors. But I heard the absolute BEST rebuttal from Obama today that I've heard in ages.

In reply to McCain's snarky ads which attribute positions to Obama that he hasn't taken, Obama said:

"Someone needs to ask John McCain what he's FOR instead of just what he's AGAINST."

I love it. Succinct and to the point. Bravo Barack Obama.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Prostitute Known As Ralph Nader

His people are in WV again, canvasing for signatures so that Nader can run again in the general election.

I have come to despise this man. His supporters drone on about the corruption of both parties while Nader takes contributions from republicans to disrupt the process. He doesn't want to win. He has no real desire to be president. If he did he would begin his campaign early.

Instead he is a prostitute, selling himself to interfere with with the process. Please DON'T make me ill by saying my irritation at his antics means I don't want people to have choices. You HAD choices during the primary. Where was Nader then? He was sitting back, waiting on the highest bidder.

He's a sham. He cost Gore the election and did damage to Kerry. He needs to disappear from the political scene completely.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Have radio personalities lost it?

Don Imus has allowed his common sense to take a vacation more than once in recent years but as repugnant as his comments were, I think Michael Savage takes the cake.

What did he hope to accomplish when he called most autistic children "brats"? Was he hoping to increase slumping radio listeners by staring a conflict that would bring him attention or is he simply so moronic that he believes the bile he drools?

If Imus was fired for his comments about black women, then Savage needs to be permanently banned for his comments about autism. It shows his arrogance and his ignorance and neither is pretty.


Some parents of autistic children have called for Savage’s firing after he described autism as a racket last week. “In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out,” Savage said on his radio program last Wednesday.

Savage offered no apology in a message posted Monday on his Web site. He said greedy doctors and drug companies were creating a “national panic” by overdiagnosing autism, a mental disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate.

On his radio show last week, he said: “What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, you idiot.”’

Savage, you're a moron.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dear Rich Rod...

Ole Coach Rod was on WOWK's Decision maker's this morning. Talk about SPIN!

Quit whining.
Pay the money.
How stupid do you think we are? Attempting to be concerned about OUR attorney fees doesn't come across with even a modicum of sincerity. You're not going to convince us you're right.

Attempting to paint yourself as a victim shows a marked lack of intelligence on your part. Poor pitiful you!?! NOT A CHANCE. Why don't YOU give US a break?

And if your family is embarrassed? Tough! You're the embarrassment.

You signed a contract. You left our kids hanging at the worst possible time.

Pay up, big boy.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Thank you, Dick Cheney!!!

For the best state slogan in decades!!!

"Dick Cheney Is Not From Here!"

I expect the business and tourists to begin rolling in!

*I actually didn't come up with that myself. One of our reps, Nick Joe Rahall, did. Only thing he's done in decades that I approved of.*

Friday, May 23, 2008

Can America elect a minority president? Are we ready?

Whether it's a woman or a man, are we ready? I'm not asking are they capable, I'm asking can America put aside her petty prejudices as a nation and elect someone that represents a minority if he or she is the best candidate.

I sat and listened last night to a conversation where a gentleman recited the hyperbole circulated on the web that Obama has middle eastern connections. I got an email this morning that I replied all to (which I almost never do) claiming he was sworn in on the Quran and not the bible. Earlier in the year I made a someone angry after she sent me another message claiming Obama was muslem (which wouldn't bother me) and had ties to terrorists.

Can we elect a minority? Are there enough educated and informed people in America that actually PAY ATTENTION to the facts that can stand up and elect someone who is not white and male?

I'm not sure we can. Especially when only 40% of the population bothers to vote.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Please give Dulcy and Tess a chance to live

This was sent by a friend. Please spread the word about Dulcy and Tess? Give them a chance to live after losing their "mom" to cancer. What a shame for these two loving animals to be destroyed.

Dulcy and Tess
Apr. 21st, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I posted this on a local forum, but I'm trying to get as much exposure for these two as possible. If you know of someone who can help, please let me know...

Here is another adoption story, but one with a slightly more dire deadline... Elderly dogs are always hard to rehome and these two, while healthy, may not have much longer to live before they are euthanized simply because no one will take them. These dogs have done nothing more than outlive their owner:

Dulcy and Tess are 12 years old. They were adopted as babies, and lived happily together in Ardencroft until their “mom” died last October.

Now, Underground Dog Rescue (UDR) volunteer Beverly Ford says unless someone gives them a home, they are going to die, too.

Tess is a healthy female Labrador Retriever. Dulcy, short for Dulcinea, is a female Golden Retriever showing early signs of arthritis in one hind leg, but is otherwise healthy. Both dogs come with complete medical records.

Both were well groomed, fed and cared for by Donna Dreisbach until she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November 2006. As Dreisbach’s health deteriorated and hospitals stays lengthened, a family friend helped look after the dogs in Dreisbach’s Veale Road home, in Brandywine Hundred. The following August, the friend moved in to be a companion for Dreisbach in her final months.

Before Dreisbach died, she made her family promise that her beloved pups would never see a shelter.

That’s been a tough promise to keep for Dreisbach’s sister, Heidi Springer, because she has a dog of her own that she rescued in 1999, one that is too aggressive for other animals to share in the Coatsville, Pa. home.

For the past six months, the family friend has continued to live at Dreisbach’s house rent-free in exchange for caring for the dogs, everyone hoping a new home could be found for them.

But the Petfinder.com: Adopt a pet and help an animal shelter rescue a puppy or kitten. listing through UDR has not found a family, the burden of two mortgages has been hard on Springer, and she finally put Dreisbach’s house the market. When it’s sold, the dogs will have nowhere to go.

“The sad truth is that they will be euthanized,” Springer says.

Ford hopes someone will come forward before that happens. In one last blitz effort, UDR volunteers canvassed area pet stores recently with pictures of the dogs and their story.

Ford, a government affairs official, was a founding member of the rescue nearly four years ago, and has been passionate about the issue for more than 20 years, because she has seen too many cases like this –healthy, happy dogs killed because no one wants them.

“There are a lot of Dulcy and Tesses out there, and the number is rising as foreclosures force more families out of their homes into housing that often doesn’t allow dogs,” Ford says. “I am not an activist, but I respect dogs, and I think they deserve better.”

The Chadds Ford, Pa. based rescue takes shelter dogs just before they slated to be destroyed, then works to permanently place them in appropriate homes. So far, UDR has been directly responsible for saving 55 dogs. Volunteer staff “temperament test” each dog to ensure the best family match.


UDR does not have facilities, but rather works through fostering their animals until an adoptive home can be found. If you are interested in adopting Dulcy and Tess or can foster them until an adoptive home can be found, please contact Beverly Ford at 559-4793.

For more on Dulcy and Tess, go to: www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA395.html

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dear John and Hillary

I hate to break this to you but Obama was right. I *am* bitter. I am a baby boomer who has worked hard her whole life in an attempt to find the American dream but it keeps moving on me.

I thought teaching was a noble profession that would earn me a comfortable living but in the past few decades teachers have become punching bags for all the fobiles of education as well as being underpaid and over worked. We teach to the test, not to the child.

I thought buying a home and becoming a contributing member of the community would occur with age but I find myself so harried and hurried to keep afloat financially that I have neither the time nor energy to contribute to my community.

I *am* bitter, John and Hillary, that I've struggled for so many years and still worry about the price of gas or heating busting my budget and throwing me in to credit hades.

I'm bitter that health care is still not there for the most vulnerable, our elderly and our children. I'm bitter that politicans are still splitting hairs over providing this modicum of comfort while immersing themselves in something as banal as baseball.

I'm bitter that even after, what? three years? We STILL haven't put New Orleans back together, leaving the ravages of Katrina - mostly the separation of communities - on the back burner until we figure a way to give business first dibs on the property.

I'm bitter AND angry that the political divide has grown so wide that instead of an "us" that works together for compromise, there is a "we" vs "them" mentality that feels like one party has to win it all and anyone that opposes you is evil.

I'm bitter, I'm angry and I'm tired of snark. I'm sick to death of the machinations that take the words of an earnest man and twist them for political purposes. And SHAME on BOTH of you, because you yourself have been victims yet now proceed to inflict that same damage on someone else. And for what? A political victory? At what cost will you win? I'm most bitter that those in power are more concerned with rhetoric than helping our citizenry find solutions.

I AM bitter.
I AM angry and while I may not cling to a gun or embrace religion for that reason, the emotions are very real and very much in the fore front of the mind of this middle class american middle aged woman.

Don't talk down to us.
Don't think we don't see what's being done.
Address the issues. If you can't win on them, WE DON'T NEED YOU.

Ms Bitter

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dear Bobby Rush....

So you find it offensive that I don't care about steroid use in sports?

Let me then reaffirm my total disinterest in your opinion. I am paying over 3.25 at the pumps to make my hourly commute to work. I am paying almost 23% more in heating costs this year vs last as well as dealing with increases in other utilities and food costs. Not only don't I CARE about what professional sports figures who are making millions of dollars DO with their bodies, I find it offensive that YOU waste MY time and money on this in congress.

If you want to regulate "drug" use then turn your attention towards the huge meth industry that is thriving. Put some money into law enforcement and rehab treatments. Ben tobacco sales once and for all.

But PLEASE don't try to bullshit America with your concern for sports figures.

Bobby Rush is a senator from Illnois. He is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection and made the comment today that those who find congress's obsession with this issue "elitists, the cynics and cultural critics".
He wants to move forward with meaningful legislation for the sports industry. I want him to move forward with meaningful legislation that will help the kids down the road whose parents were arrested for cooking meth.

Get some priorities, RUSH!