Friday, November 27, 2009


I wanted to share something non-fattening with you to help celebrate this holiday weekend. I decided on this delicious clip from the fun Cary Grant movie, "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All that glitters

I don't usually like Mobama's fashion sense. But, I give her props for this get up:
Thank goodness she didn't don the ever-present biker belt.

"Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better..." Will Rogers

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” [Plato]

This week the government issued new guidelines for mammograms and pap smears.

Apparently after decades of telling women that annual mammograms and annual pap smears save lives, we're now being told that we should limit mammograms to every two years after age 50 and virtually eliminate pap smears.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) website, "...the USPSTF [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force] says the actual number of lives saved is not enough to recommend widespread screening," although they would increase survivorship by 15%.

I guess if you or I are among the 15% of possible survivors, we might debate that.

Funny, just six months ago the same task force issued a warning that the # of women getting mammograms had dropped and this could result in more women dying from breast cancer. Hmmmm, what changed?

Speaking of change. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now says women under 30 should have a cervical cancer screening every two years instead of annually and women over thirty should only get tested every three years.

If you didn't believe Barack-star's healthcare reform would lead to rationing believe it now.

Why start with women's services? Well, by all actuarial accounts women live about five years longer than men--thus, routine preventative healthcare for women costs more than it does for men. Limiting the number of recommended tests translates to limiting the cost. Note that if this nebulous USPSTF board with nary a breast cancer specialist to be found--not even an oncologist(!)--makes this recommendation now it doesn't carry with it Barack-star's fingerprints.

Go ahead put government-run healthcare in place. Then, guess what? Previously issued government guidelines can be followed. Rationing accomplished. Women's healthcare diminished. Lives needlessly lost.

This is the way it begins. Quietly.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Line 11, Page 122, Section 1303

According to Gateway Pundit a recent CNN poll found that 61% of Americans oppose tax-funded abortions and 63% of Americans oppose most or all abortions. Why then would the Senate require a monthly fee for abortion coverage in its nationalized health care plan?

Gateway Pundit quotes the GOP Leader Blog:

...a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run health plan. It’s right there beginning on line 11, page 122, section 1303, under “Actuarial Value of Optional Service Coverage.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

Apparently the government will assess a monthly premium on everyone in the government-run plan. The money will then be used to pay for elective abortions.

Fact is, even if abortion violates your conscience you'll be paying for them under this plan.

Maybe the government gurus could set up a `conscientious objector' status for those of us who don't want our hard-earned money spent on what we consider murder.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Media war on Palin hits new low

I'm thinking about getting a subscription to Newsweek just so I can cancel it.

This cover is insulting and degrading to all professional women. Tasteless in content and presentation.

No wonder the magazine's circulation has dropped 52% in ten years.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Go Big Red!

As of my birthday gift from Mr. C:

What would be better for a girl from Nebraska, but her very own Huskers' Snuggie?
The back view is a little weird. In the advertisements they never tell you that cute little snuggie looks like this:I suppose it's reversible, but I prefer to wear my snuggie like it's pictured on the box.

And, here I am in my Snuggie dreaming about another national title for my beloved Big Red--and how I'll look today when Nebraska beats Kansas.

Wrapping up our birthday month, here's a photo from John's family birthday dinner with Mom and James, James' grandpa Art, Art's wife Larraine, and Art & Larraine's buddy Reid.
And, a photo from the sushi dinner with just the two of us. Check out the cute little sushi boat.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Wait until you see what Mr. C got me for my birthday. It's not appropriate to post a photo until football Saturday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." Elmer Davis

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"It's not a crime to call Al Qaeda, is it?"

This is a joke, right?

treason  /ˈtrizən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [tree-zuhn]–noun
1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stranger than fiction

Remember when it seemed like an episode of 24 could never happen in real life?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Birthday Week

It's been birthday week around here.

First--and best--my grandmother turned 99-years-old on Halloween. I cannot tell you how cool I think that is. You have to know my grandmother to understand. She and her little dog Lucy live by themselves in a nice little house. She has tons of friends. She's very involved in her church--particularly in a benevolence program that she organized and has managed for many, many years. When I talked to her on her birthday morning she told me she's not telling people her age. So hush, hush. Please don't be ratting me out. As you can see from her picture you would never guess the year she was born.

Then it was Mr. C's birthday. We celebrated Sunday night with a big family dinner, then again on Monday with just the two of us. We went to I ♥ Mr. Sushi. [Terrible name, good sushi].

Yesterday was my brother Steve's birthday. He lives in New Jersey and he's one of the political liberals I have to deal with at family gatherings. I sent him a Happy Birthday text message with a note that I hoped he wasn't voting for that slime ball Jon Corzine. I haven't heard from him today, so I don't know how he's feeling post birthday and post election.