Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Ol' Broad Update

Seems like Kate's surgery went well. In her words, she's "dopey, sneezy and sleezy"...would we expect anything less? In all seriousness, she's in a LOT of pain and expects to be in the hospital for about four more days. Let's keep her in our thoughts and prayers...I have a feeling she's gonna be needing them.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good Wishes for a Good Friend: Updated

Just a shout out sending prayers and good wishes to one of the most irritating, stubborn, smart-assed, patriotic and awesome people I know. Yep - I'm talkin' about Kate. She is in surgery as we speak (or at least she's supposed to be) having a total knee replacement. I know she's nervous about this, but it's a good thing. Seriously y'all - walking with Kate is like walking with a one legged duck. Trust me, I know.

ANYWAY if you're of a mind to, send some prayers, good wishes, good thoughts, whatever it is you do her way. And ya might want to include Mr. Ol' Broad in those prayers - I have a feeling Kate's gonna be a HUGE pain in the hinder for awhile. :)

Update: Well, our favorite Ol' Broad made it through surgery. She was at the hospital at 6:00 a.m...and didn't go into surgery until a little after 3:00. Now, anyone who knows Kate will appreciate this sentiment: For the sake of everyone within a 50 mile radius, I hope they had her really, REALLY tranquilized. That woman can get ORNERY...even more so than I. Of course, she has had a LOT more time to practice. Heh.

Anyway, she should be moving up to her room soon and is expected to be in the hospital for a few days. I'll let y'all know when I learn anything new.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just for a Giggle

Got this in an email.
Thanks Dad!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I'm getting a little tired of this crap...
A group of New York City atheists is demanding that the city remove a street sign honoring seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks because they say the sign violates the separation of church and state.
“And it’s a totally religious statement. It’s a question of separation of church and state.” He was nonplussed over how his opposition to the street sign might be perceived – especially since the sign is honoring fallen heroes. “It’s irrelevant who it’s for,” Bronstein said. “We think this is a very bad thing,”
“The patriotic and right thing to do is to obey our own law and to realize that we are a diverse nation, a melting pot full of different views,” Silverman added. The local and national atheist organizations said they’ve offered alternative names that would still honor the firefighters, but without any religious affiliation
But the city has no intention of removing the sign. If that’s the case, Bronstein said he may consider a lawsuit.
Read the whole thing. I'm not even going to get into how SICK and TIRED I am of this country bowing down to anyone who gets their nose out of joint when it comes to Christianity. What I DO want to provide is a little history lesson...not the garbage they are now teaching in academia, but REAL American History.

Nowhere in the Constitution does the phrase "Separation of Church and State" appear!

The Constitution CLEARLY states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...
Seems to me that these litigious groups suing left and right over Christianity are inhibiting MY free exercise of religion. But I digress.

The "separation of church and state" phrase was penned by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to the Danbury Baptists. In it he writes:
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
So to all those idiots out there who THINK they are pointing to the Constitution when referring to "separation of church and state"...why don't you actually READ the document to which you refer?? Sheesh!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To my dad, my husband, my son, my brother, and ALL you awesome dads out there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Collective Bargaining is NOT a Right

My friend Fred just sent me a link to an article that really burns my britches.
Madison, WI - The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO joins a broad coalition of worker right’s organizations today in filing a legal challenge to Gov. Walker’s Budget Repair Bill. The organizations include the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 24, AFSCME Council 40, AFSCME Council 48, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the Wisconsin State Employees Union, The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union – Health Care Wisconsin (SEIU).
The lawsuit charges that the Budget Repair Bill violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by stripping away basic rights to bargain, organize and associate for the purpose of engaging in union activity, which have been in place for the last half century.
The lawsuit charges that the Budget Repair Bill violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by stripping away basic rights to bargain, organize and associate for the purpose of engaging in union activity, which have been in place for the last half century.
See, the unions are PISSED because one fundemental part of this bill is what they CLAIM Governor Walker is stripping from them...freedom. With this bill, people actually have a CHOICE as to whether or not they want to join the unions, and the powers that be don't like that very much. They much prefer that membership...and mandatory.

Okay - so let's see what the Constitution has to say about that, shall we? Lemme get out my handy dandy pocket constitution - yes - I DO carry one. Okay - here we go...
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment XIV
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Now where, pray tell, does it mention "basic rights to bargain, organize and associate for the purpose of engaging in union activity?"

Anyone? Bueller?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Drinking Right - June Edition

Okay y'all - it's the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means! Come join some of the best bloggers the Cheddarsphere has to offer (and me too!) for good times. Relax with your favorite beverage and enjoy some free pizza and GREAT conversation.

As always, it's at Papa's Social Club, 7718 W. Burleigh. The fun starts around 7:00. Hope to see you there!

Fight Club

This disgusts me...
Milwaukee police busted a dogfighting operation on the city's north side, rescuing six sick and injured pit bulls and arresting one man, police said Monday.
When police entered a house Friday in the 4900 block of N. 27th St., they found six pit bulls, weight equipment, drugs - most likely antibiotics - and a treadmill used to train the dogs, police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said.

Police also found a string pull, a thick piece of leather shaped like a hook with a chain, hanging from the ceiling.

Dogs are hung from the hook by their jaws to strengthen the jaws for clamping on to other animals during a fight, said Caroline Knitter, a sergeant with Police Department's sensitive crimes unit who specializes in animal abuse. The dogs' back legs also are strengthened, she said.

"That's what they use to pitch their force during the fight," she explained. "Because often in a fight, the front legs will be broken, so they need to use their back legs to be able to get up to continue to fight."

Police photos show at least one dog, a brown pit bull, was missing an eye and was badly scarred with fresh sores on its snout. Scarring is a typical sign of dogfighting, as are heavy chains, thick locks and weights, Knitter said.
Read the rest of the disgusting details here.

What the HELL is wrong with people? Hung by their JAWS??? My GOD - these are living breathing animals - who could do this?? How can any human being treat a living creature this way??

I have an idea. How about if we hang these pieces of pond scum (my apologies to pond scum) by THEIR jaws and let those poor dogs have at it. I think that's a reasonable reaction, no?

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Right Direction

Executives surveyed by Wisconsin's largest business lobbying group overwhelmingly say the state is "going in the right direction," a near-complete reversal of sentiment from a year ago that comes against a backdrop of exceptional political animosity.
A year ago, 10% of the survey respondents said they believed Wisconsin was going in the right direction. This year, that number jumped to 88%.
Hmmm - from 10% to 88%. Not bad - not bad at all.

Hate to say I told ya so but...aww I dont. TOLD YA SO!!

Thank you Governor Walker. Wisconsin is indeed open for business.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Shamelessly swiped from Ol' Broad

Friday, June 3, 2011


I kinda went off in this post. Seems a few things have changed since this morning.

Federal Court Lifts Ban on Public Prayer at Texas High School Graduation After Uproar
A federal appeals court has lifted the order banning public prayer at a Texas high school graduation Saturday.

The reversal comes on the heels of increasing criticism of a federal judge's earlier ruling that agreed with the parents of one graduating student that religious expression during the ceremony at Medina Valley Independent School District would cause "irreparable harm" to their son.
"This is a complete victory for religious freedom and for Angela," said Kelly Shackelford, president/CEO of Liberty Institute, which had represented class valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand in the appeal. "We are thrilled that she will be able to give her prayer without censorship in her valedictorian speech tomorrow night. No citizen has the right to ask the government to bind and gag the free speech of another citizen."
It's wonderful to see that there is still SOME common sense out there. It's not surprising that it's Texas that will not let ONE ruin the traditions and beliefs of MANY.

The War on Christianity

Warning: I am in a FOUL mood today, and this just kinda set me off.
A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.”

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony.
Excuse me?? Irreparable harm? Are you f*cking KIDDING me? What kind of "irreparable" harm can a simple prayer cause? And this from a JUDGE???
“It’s just a big surprise that one kid can come in and change what’s been a tradition since Medina Valley started,” student Abigail Russell told KABB-TV.

Fellow student Alicia Jade Geurin agreed.

“At graduation, I would love to be able to speak from my heart,” she told the TV station. “But in this situation I feel my freedom of speech and my First Amendment is being infringed upon if I can’t say what I feel.”
Ya know - I agree with Ms. Russell. Why is it that in so many cases like this, one kid and/or one parent can take away traditions that have been around for years?? It is utterly absurd that the desires of ONE person can ruin things for so many!! What about the rights of those who wish to pray?? Why is their free speech being trampled on?

We are on a clear path in this country to wipe away any and all forms of Christianity. Christmas trees have been replaced with holiday trees. And if you want to pray, better watch where you do might be against the law. I am SICK and TIRED of having the principles and beliefs that formed this great country being hacked away, bit by bit. We are becoming an amoral which condones all manner of bad behavior and punishes those who are trying to be good, God-fearing Christians.

And some wonder why this country is going to hell in a handbasket? Just look around.