Monday, August 31, 2009

HOPE you like your CHANGE

I’m back from ‘vacation’. Before I left I snapped this picture of a van I saw after running my 10k. Being a car-activist myself I appreciated this effort.

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And another thing………..

What does a carnival dart game have to do with Universal Health Care? Read Jon’s blog to find out.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Have a Good Weekend

Busy today!!!! Ran my first 10k, now I’m working on a photo project for my Grandma (shhhh you guys, don’t tell!) So here is some classic work of my daughter’s

It’s sort of a Presidents Day Valentines mashup. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Health Care Fun


Driving my anti-Health Care Funvee around has been like one of those stories where each new person adds a line.

Last Saturday  sweetie took it up to the trailhead, and when it came back, below my painted “No Government Health Care” was the comment written in the dust “No Medicare either!”

Is there, out on the Seattle hiking circuit, someone more conservative and or libertarian than us? Or was it a satirical sarcastic comment on just how ‘cruel’ we conservatives would be?

I continued wondering until yesterday. We went over to Wild Waves, for a day of standing in line fun in the sun. I’d been back in the car for a few minutes when the sunset hit the back window and I noticed that added to my rear window were the messages ‘NObama’ and ‘You are Awesome!’

Why thank you.

I guess we aren’t alone in the universe!

PS, if you haven’t seen the Milton Freidman (with Donahue) clip on my last post, check it out. (Yes, you! It’s only two minutes. And it’s good! Sheesh!)

And another thing. If anyone else has a message on their vehicle and wants to post it, please comment here, I’d love to link to it!

Friday, August 14, 2009

What You Need To Hear Today

You had me at Greed!

I could kiss his bald little head.

If only I could say it like Milton Friedman!

Post script…I am sorry to those whose comments have not appeared on this post after I approved them….And now my comment button is completely gone. I’m so non-technical. I hope you enjoy this post anyway!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And What Does Chuck Norris Think of All This?

The following AWESOME post was found at Human and written by THE Chuck Norris……..(With my own picture commentary added……

“Health care reforms are turning into health care revolts. Americans are turning up the heat on congressmen in town hall meetings across the U.S.

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While watching these political hot August nights, I decided to research the reasons so many are opposed to Obamacare to separate the facts from the fantasy. What I discovered is that there are indeed dirty little secrets buried deep within the 1,000-plus page health care bill.

Dirty secret No. 1 in Obamacare is about the government's coming into homes and usurping parental rights over child care and development.

Chuck Norris 3It's outlined in sections 440 and 1904 of the House bill (Page 838), under the heading "home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children." The programs (provided via grants to states) would educate parents on child behavior and parenting skills.

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The bill says that the government agents, "well-trained and competent staff," would "provide parents with knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains ... modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices," and "skills to interact with their child to enhance age-appropriate development."

Are you kidding me?! With whose parental principles and values? Their own? Certain experts'? From what field and theory of childhood development? As if there are one-size-fits-all parenting techniques! Do we really believe they would contextualize and personalize every form of parenting in their education, or would they merely universally indoctrinate with their own?

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Are we to assume the state's mediators would understand every parent's social or religious core values on parenting? Or would they teach some secular-progressive and religiously neutered version of parental values and wisdom? And if they were to consult and coach those who expect babies, would they ever decide circumstances to be not beneficial for the children and encourage abortions?

One government rebuttal is that this program would be "voluntary." Is that right? Does that imply that this agency would just sit back passively until some parent needing parenting skills said, "I don't think I'll call my parents, priest or friends or read a plethora of books, but I'll go down to the local government offices"? To the contrary, the bill points to specific targeted groups and problems, on Page 840: The state "shall identify and prioritize serving communities that are in high need of such services, especially communities with a high proportion of low-income families."

Are we further to conclude by those words that low-income families know less about parenting? Are middle- and upper-class parents really better parents? Less neglectful of their children? Less needful of parental help and training? Is this "prioritized" training not a biased, discriminatory and even prejudicial stereotype and generalization that has no place in federal government, law or practice?

Bottom line: Is all this what you want or expect in a universal health care bill being rushed through Congress? Do you want government agents coming into your home and telling you how to parent your children? When did government health care turn into government child care?

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Government needs less of a role in running our children's lives and more of a role in supporting parents' decisions for their children. Children belong to their parents, not the government. And the parents ought to have the right -- and government support -- to parent them without the fed's mandates, education or intervention in our homes.

Kids are very important to my wife, Gena, and me. That's why we've spent the past 17 years developing our nonprofit  KICK START program in public schools in Texas. It builds up their self-esteem and teaches them respect and discipline. Of course, whether or not they participate in the program is their and their parents' choice.

How contrary is Obamacare's home intrusion and indoctrination family services, in which state agents prioritize houses to enter and enforce their universal values and principles upon the hearts and minds of families across America?

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Government's real motives and rationale are quite simple, though rarely, if ever, stated. If one wants to control the future ebbs and flows of a country, one must have command over future generations. That is done by seizing parental and educational power, legislating preferred educational methods and materials, and limiting private educational options. It is so simple that any socialist can understand it. As Josef Stalin once stated, "Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."

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Before so-called universal health care turns into universal hell care, write or call your representative today and protest his voting Obamacare into law. Remind him that what is needed in Washington is a truly bipartisan group that is allowed an ample amount of time to work on a compromise health care law that wouldn't raise taxes (for anyone), regulate personal medical choices, ration health care or restrict American citizens”.

----Thank You Chuck Norris. Just one more reason to love TEXAS!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Funvee Hits the Road, Reichert Phones It In

It’s been several days since I painted up my vehicle, as seen in the previous post, and I would encourage you all to do the same. I love my loyal readers, but in a trip to Taco Time my van got more views than my web page. It does have to be short but sweet, but here we are mostly like minded individuals, and I want the people in my town to know that local, normal, friendly people oppose this plan. Maybe they will begin to ask themselves why.van message_QVga

Ugghhh! I Had thought about going up to Everett tonight for the town hall, But it’s a long way for us, and my sweetie is still at work. But he said that they’ve already filled up the Aqua Sox event center with union folks and it’s too late now.

Reichert Phones It In

Ugghhhh Again!

As far as our district goes, I hear Benedict Reichert Arnold is having a phone in Town Hall. LAME. I’m scheming though, about a little friendly demonstration just to be seen and heard as polite law abiding people who oppose the progressive system of government invading our lives.1aaaladylibertygfairy

I will be heard.

I will not be scared into staying home while our freedoms are seized!

I will not look on while our country is sold out!

And if your wondering about life in the Funvee….So far my painted window has had smiles and waves, and no ‘negative responses’ in the form of gestures, etc. Which is better than when I had it painted up for Governor Palin when she was the VP pick. facebook van

Honk if you see me around Seattle or the East Side.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Am a Mob of One

So here I am out by the Funvee with my $1 craft paint and trusty paintbrush….OK, it’s not really a Funvee, but Honda minivan isn’t nearly as exciting.

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A minute with the paintbrush, and viola! Instant Town Hall.

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Let people know what you believe. Pass it on.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Let's Confront the Bullies at Recess!

If you are like me youve already seen a lot of clips of town all meetings where our representatives are being confronted by their constituents about health care. This warms my heart.

I just had a brainstorm.... I have occasionally been known to write political comments on the rear window of my van..... So I would suggest that since we are not supposed to use the phrase 'government health care', that we do use that phrase prominently painted across the back window of our vehicles... As in "NO Government Healthcare!" or "Fight Government Health Care!" Whatever you want, so long as it contains that phrase. Inexpensive acrylic craft paint works great, for about one dollar, washes off with water and a little pressure, or scrapes off.

Lets make our voice heard this August, and bolster the confidence of other conservatives...Isn't it nice to feel like you are not alone?

Many years ago when Hilary Clinton came to Seattle with her Health Care bus caravan, we rallied, shouted her down, and eventually their bus tour fizzled out and they gave up the quest. We CAN do it again. Paint that back window baby!
Who's with me? If I can do it in Seattle anyone can!

I'm off to the craft store.