Saturday, February 27, 2010

Health Care

I swiped this from The Tygerrrr Express. You can read his entire entry through the link above.

Republicans did not block health care reform. Democrats did. The Democrats had a filibuster proof majority in the senate and could not get the job done. Again, there is absolutely nothing the Republicans could have done to block the bill. Failure to enact Obamacare is 100% the fault of the Democrats.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Name Calling

Wow, things have been heated lately over at the Women's Colony. If my link works above, you will be directed to an opinion piece where the author claims similarities between Tea Party members and the man who flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas. Comments got pretty spirited.

My personal take is that the man in Austin was not in his right mind and comparing him to people who have different political beliefs than you is just wrong. Also rude. I don't like the comparison. If you want to disagree with Tea Party members, find a stronger platform than that poor schmuck. What he did was absolutely, completely wrong and innocent people suffered as a consequence. It is a far cry from voicing unhappiness with the current state of the union.

Edited to add, the link works! I'm amazed.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Play Nice

Jenny at The Bloggess encouraged all her readers to steal this. I felt it was especially appropriate after the little brouhaha at The Women's Colony yesterday.

I Am Ambivalent

Are you a highly sensitive person?

Self-Test Results: You have indicated that 14 of the items are true of you.

If you answered more than fourteen of the questions as true of yourself, you are probably highly sensitive. But no psychological test is so accurate that an individual should base his or her life on it. We psychologists try to develop good questions, then decide on the cut off based on the average response.

If fewer questions are true of you, but extremely true, that might also justify calling you highly sensitive.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Generation Gap

When I saw that Phil Harris had died in today's headlines, this is who came to mind:

Mr. Harris passed away in 1995.

I never watch Deadliest Catch, even though I live in Alaska so was surprised when I saw this man's face:

My condolences to his family and friends.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hopefully Last Entry On This Subject

A blogger I (used to) read has converted from Christianity to atheism. I commented about this and was told by another commenter that you can't convert to atheism. Yes you can. Look up the definition of convert. It means to change your belief. So there.

The fact that she's done so is really of no interest to me. I am a Christian. I am steadfast in what I believe. She does not want to hear from those who aren't "rah rah" about her decision. I see that many new commenters were led to her blog from atheist blogs. Hope she finds happiness with her new readers.

This blogger has also attacked another blogger - one who is very popular and successful. That I find offensive. My take on this is that she is jealous of this other blogger's success and what is portrayed as a happy life. The attacker has not won major awards, published a bestseller, portrayed herself as being in a happy marriage, etc. Perhaps if she gave a legitimate reason for her attack I would be less defensive, but she hasn't. She states on her own blog, oh wait, the entry has been deleted. Dang, I was going to do a cut and paste from it. In short, she doesn't want people to read her, or at least make comments, who don't agree with her. I think that desire should extend to who she reads and writes about. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I'm contradicting that statement here myself, but I don't feel that I've made an attack. I've not been allowed to share my opinions on her blog so I've stated them here. And that's all I have to say about that, I sincerely hope.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I don't write many entries here but I do comment on other's blogs when I feel I have something to add to the discussion. Left one comment at My Sister's Farmhouse today and have attempted to leave two more in response to commenters commenting on my comment. Neither one has materialized so I guess I've been blocked by Rechelle. Oh well...