Friday, March 14, 2003

I thank God every day for my mother-in-law. She is the best. And I know cause she's not the first I've had... My mother-in-law is someone that I know I can turn to with any problem I have. She is someone that I can have fun with too. She is a wonderful grandmother to all my children. I feel sorry for the folks that such horrible mother-in-laws that it causes a divorce , although being a complete momma's boy leaves some of the responsibility on the exhusband. There is a time to cut the umbilical cord and preferably that should be done before marriage....
Flight Attendant drugged toddler to keep the flight peaceful... That is just wrong... It's a good thing he wasn't serving MY child - cause it would be the last thing he would ever get to serve anyone after I got done removing his hands with small drops of acid... one drop at a time...

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Totally thrilled for this VICTORY ... I want to expound my thoughts further on this subject, but don't have the time at the moment. For now, let's just say I'm celebrating new hope that the murders will cease....
Welcome Home, Elizabeth!!!

This is one of those times where we just need to fall down and thank God above for this miracle. God bless the Smart family... and rot in Hell Emmanuel! You are not higher than God in any way shape or form - when you die, you will find that out firsthand. I can't say much more than that, since I have family members that read this and I don't want to write anything that would offend them in the end.... but believe me, there is a lot I have been saying about these b**t**ds who kidnap children - and I have some great suggestions for punishment.

Anyway... Welcome Home, Elizabeth... and congrats to the Smart family on the return of their precious daughter.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

French victories!!! and then of course,

UN security council meeting...
I posted this one for you, Tony... figured you would really get a kick out of it!
Marines busted after a traffic stop...

Makes ya proud to support your local troops, doesn't it? Yep, this happened in Omaha, Nebraska, where I'm from... major military city... unfortunately, it also houses some of the stupidest people ever to enlist in the military... remember how tight security was after 9/11?? One week after that horrible day, some stupid enlisted military man tried to get on to the air force base with a mess of C-4 in his trunk. I think the military should make routine inspections for the prescence of brain cells along with their tests for drugs.
It just goes to show that politicians will try just about anything under the sun - or beyond the sun for a bit of money....

"" Foley feels the same excitement -- and economic benefit-- can be
spread to the rest of the state by adding a state-sanctioned day
of alien celebration.

"If we can capitalize on something that did or did not happen in
1947 then it can help the entire state," Foley said. ""
This one is just asking for a frivilous lawsuit in about 5 years to come... Already we have people trying to blame their lack of common sense on fast food restraunts, charging that they made them fat, which is total BS cause anyone with HALF a brain knows that if you eat fast food 6 times a week, supplement it with junk food, never exercise, and always watch tv on your fat butt, DUH! you are gonna get fat! It's NOT the restraunts fault!! That's like blaming the car dealership that sold you the car that you wrecked cause you suck at driving! Anyway, I'd give it about five years before someone decides that this promotion/offer caused them to have poor eyesight from staring at computer screens, carpal tunnel from typing, and to have to buy tents to clothe themselves from access to fattening food....
There is a commercial on television for "Fruit by the Foot" candy that involves an older brother snatching a candy from the younger brother. The younger brother gets a new one that when he opens up to find he won $10,000.... My Schlumfy informs me this morning that she wants me to buy her a box of these candies. She wants her older sister to take one from her but, in her own words, "I won't get mad because I'll just get another one and then I'll win $10,000." So, out of curiosity, because if you know our Schlumfy you know that it should always be some sort of treat to hear what she has to say next, I ask her, "what would you buy if you had 10 thousand dollars?" Without any hesitation whatsoever, she declares quite firmly, "an electronical kitten!"

Never mind the fact that she already has two real dogs, seven real rats, and a real kitten would only cost about $20... my 5 year old daughter wants a ten thousand dollar "electronical" kitten...... Go figure....

Monday, March 10, 2003

Would you vote this teacher for the distinquished "Teacher of the Year" award???


not sure I would either.................
Ya know, I'm constantly seeing articles saying "we did a study on this" and "we did a study on that"... all these to come to some sort of conclusion on why people are the way they are. The most recent study I have read is another one that I really don't buy in to. And I'm a prime example... I was never permitted to watch violence when I was growing up. Television was strictly monitored. Even movies... a movie could be rated PG, and my parents still screened it - sometimes we weren't permitted to watch it. Yet despite being shielded from all of that, I have grown in to an aggressive, abrasive person... or so I'm called by my friends, my husband, and even my therapist. Now, I have never really "shielded" my children from television. My oldest was watching Jurassic Park when she was a toddler... in kindergarden, her favorite playstation game was "Mortal Combat 4", which she still has and plays, because her favorite part is when her character looses and falls down the pit on to all the spikes... she thinks that part is cool. And yet, she is the most passive child I have ever come across... It frustrates me, too, cause she will come home crying cause she was called a name or hit or something and she never stands up for herself. She is 9 now and just now starting to stand up to her 5 year old sister (who takes after me in the way that she does not have a passive bone in her body). I really don't believe in studies much anymore.. they can be manipulated to fit any outcome wanted. And personally, to me, in my opinion, small as it may be to some, I just see studies as another way of finding a scapegoat so that people in today's world don't have to take responsibility for their actions... "well, this is what was done when I was a kid, so this is why I do this now... it's really not my fault"... I'm so sick of scapegoating. You did it, live with the consequences. That's how I'm raising my kids. I'll be damned if they grow up blaming any destructive actions on something that happened to them during childhood... they have a damned good childhood. Ask any one of the parents that have seen the way my kids live. They are in touch with reality, they know right from wrong... if they mess up, they are shown how to fix it... if they deliberately do something wrong, they suffer the consequences (which is usually a time-out seating, or just me yelling at them)... And when they accomplish something that they were initially complaining about was impossible, we praise them for their determination and perseverance. (My spelling is horrid... I hope ya know what I'm trying to say... )

Anyway.... enough rambling... gotta help oldest daughter with homework.
I came across this article today and I'm really not sure how to take this... Is it the fault of the parents that are just too lazy to sit down and actually READ the instructions, instead of glancing over them and saying "I don't understand"? Is it the fault of the educators in this country that most adults don't have a reading level above 10th grade? Is it the fault of the careless and reckless drivers on the roads today that make having a safety seat for children all that much more important than typical conditions?

Instead of patronizing the American public parents, we need to actually make them take responsibility. IF they can't read above a 10th grade level, or 8th grade as the article also suggests, then it is the job of our government to look more closely at the standards of teaching in the classroom. Make our children today actually LEARN how to read at a passing level per grade, instead of just letting them slide by. Hospitals should have it a general rule throughout the country, at every hospital in America, before the child goes home with the parents, a certified nurse or doctor or someone who knows what the hell they are doing should walk out to the car and make sure the parents have installed the seats correctly and understand how to do so if not done in the first place. I remember when I had my oldest daughter - they were more concerned over how I put a tshirt on over her head than her carseat position in my car (which I knew better both ways anyway)... First time parents have someone from the hospital come in and show them how to nurse or bottle feed their child. If they have never changed a diaper, they are shown how to do that as well. Some even teach the parents how to sponge bath their baby to prevent the risk of accidently drowning the child. I'll admit, diagrams are extremely helpful... but don't talk down to parents in the instructions - that only gives them a crutch instead of teaching them how to actually work the problem.

I think in the end the fault lies every where with every one.... People need to drive as if they have an ounce of sense instead of taking the mortality of others on the road in their hands.... Hospitals need to make sure these babies are leaving the building safe in ALL ways, not in just the most convienient for the staff to teach at the time... Our educators need to toughen up on their standards before passing these kids from grade to grade just to make room for the next batch... And fines for parents that don't even place their children in the proper restraining system, whether it's a carseat or seatbelt, should be more severe than just a slap on the wrist and a ticket - they should have to be the crash test dummy at the automobile (yes automobile - not "car") factories.... Maybe then they will see the importance of taking the time to buckle their child up, read the directions fully, and if by some incredible off-chance that that particular adult really is THAT much of an IMBECILE then at least ASK for HELP!!! We all claim to love our children, but every day we place them at risk, endangering their lives. Most of the time because we are too lazy as a society to take the time out of our busy lives to safeguard them. We need to wake up... we need to stand up... we need to say we are responsible... our future counts on this course of action. The future of ourselves and of our children.

That's just my nickle...