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Friday, January 29, 2010

Why Obama isn't good for America

It has nothing to do with the fact that he's black. Or the more politically correct term African American. Who effing cares that the guy is black? I agree that it is monumental that America elected a black man as President. Even though I didn't vote for him or want him to become President, part of me was proud that Americans voted on what they thought was best without bringing race into it. So no, it's not because he's black.

The reason is b/c he's ruining what the United States stands for. If you've forgotten, go read the Declaration of Independence. "All men are created equal". Yes, but this person is a minority and was born into a broken home. How is he equal to a white boy who is born into a wealthy family and won't have to work for his entire life? Bullshite. You can be anything you want to be. You may have a harder time than someone else, but you can do it. Everyone that is born in this world can do something great, no matter what country they're in.

The United States was already in the ground when Obama was elected. He's just pounding Uncle Sam further into the ground. I am so mother-f-ing sick of hearing "I inherited blah blah blah". Dude, has any president been happy with what his predecessor left? Come on. I liken it to "but it's not my fault" when my son tells me why he didn't turn in his homework. To Obama I would say get the eff over yourself. Do what you PROMISED to do in the election. Oh that's right, you lied.

On Thursday night, Obama promised 30 billion MORE of our dollars to banks so they could give loans to small businesses. Essentially the government is telling the banks what they will do. Isn't that everything that we DON'T stand for? Like my husband has said, the banks have plenty of money. They just don't want to loan any out b/c they're scared. Scared of losing money. Which is what any business doesn't want. All businesses are in the business of making money. But now Obama is going to give more money and direct the banks where it needs to go.

I could go on and on. And I probably will. I'm done censoring myself so I don't offend anyone.

The bottom line is that by the time my kids are my age, the United States is going to be everything that the Founding Fathers fought against becoming.

Monday, January 25, 2010

So sick of being sick

I'm somewhat of a germ-a-phobe.  I don't share drinks with anyone.  I wash my hands religiously.  Yet I'm still the one that always gets sick.  WTF.  There is nothing I hate more than being sick.  Nothing.  Sure, it's a pain when one (or both) of the kids are sick, but I'm a much better caregiver than a care receiver.  I've had this cough since right after Christmas.  Nothing else, just a cough.  Then two weeks after my "just a cough", I got a cold to go along with it.  The cough seemed to have peaked with the cold.  Now the cold is going away and the "just a cough" is coming back. 

I hate it.  It's making me bloody miserable.  I fully admit that I'm a HORRIBLE sick person.  If I could, I would whine and cry non-stop until I got better.  But since I'm an adult and still the caregiver, I have to suck it up.  Which I HATE.  I want sympathy.  I want my mom.  I want peace and quiet.  These things just don't happen.

Not to mention that the lack of sleep that Bill is getting is making him turn into a mean Jack Bauer.  If I wake him up coughing at 3AM one more time, he might just put me (and himself) out of my misery.  So his lack of sleep affects everything else b/c he's a grump.  Bill doesn't do grumpy well.  All he does is remind me of my annoying younger brother and try to shove Vitamin C down my throat in hopes that it will clear up whatever is ailing me.

I've gone through about one liter of cough syrup.  And I'm talking the good stuff.  My current doctor isn't very liberal with her prescription pad like my previous doctor was.  Which isn't a good thing when I'm calling every four days asking "can I have a refill?" and being prepared to beg if necessary. 

Every time I get sick, I learn something new.  This time it's that Bill doesn't like when I cough in his face, even if I'm sleeping.  And if I do, he reserves the right to roll me out of bed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Almost Vegan Project

I've been a strict vegetarian for almost three years now.  By strict I mean that I eat no meat at all.  Not even fish.  I won't eat anything that has beef or chicken stock in it.  I buy what I call "happy eggs" which are eggs from free range, vegetarian fed chickens.  I (usually) only buy organic milk.  Maybe I have my head buried in the sand, but I imagine that the cows which organic milk come from are happy and free to roam.  Like the California Cheese commercials.  I buy it for health reasons as well, but mostly b/c in my mind organic milk=happy cows. 

The question I always get: "What do you eat then?"  My response?  "What do you eat?". 

I eat almost all the same things as meat eaters.  I just replace a burger with a boca burger.  I replace chicken with chi'kn.  I eat tofu.  I add TVP to stuff.  I get as much protein as the next person, maybe even more.  Vegetarians can be as healthy or unhealthy as they want.  I can eat chips, cookies, and cake.  I try not to, of course, but I am a slave to junk food. 

It is b/c of this that I'm embarking on the "Almost Vegan Project".  It is a project where I will eat only vegan for x amount of time.  Vegan means nothing with animal by product.  No milk, cheese, eggs, or even honey.  I want to try it for health reasons more than personal reasons.  I have a friend that is vegan and she doesn't use or eat anything that has animal by products.  Like she replaced all her makeup b/c of [insert animal thing here] that was in her makeup when she went vegan.  I'm not going that far. 

I've been wanting to do this for some time, but frankly I'm too lazy.  If vegetarian recipes have ingredients that aren't usually found in your cupboard, you have to hunt down certain ingredients for vegan recipes.  Since I wasn't really committed to becoming vegan (at all) I just decided it wasn't worth the effort. 

The hardest thing to cut out will be cheese.  I'm not much of a milk drinker and I don't eat eggs a lot.  But I love cheese. 

Casee=cheese lover.   

So if there's anyone out there that wants to join me (or try an almost vegetarian), feel free.  It's really not that hard.  No, really.