Nov 14, 2008

Joffrey's Coffee 2.0 Java Update

Awhile back I was sent Joffrey's Coffee 2.0 Java to try. Hubby finally got around to using it. We made it in our Senseo Coffee Maker, with the Presto MyPod (it allows us to use any coffee we wish instead of buying the special pods. I loved the rich flavor and Hubby was even impressed with it. Best of all it allowed us to feel alert without feeling wired. Great coffee, go over to Joffrey's and give it a try.

Nov 3, 2008

McCain supporter is a real witch

Oh Please

Contrary to Janna O'Donnell's post Obama and the Danger to our Freedoms, Christians can still "speak about your beliefs to other believers and share those beliefs in discussion (public or private)" , what they can't do is force their beliefs on other people, harass people who belief differently then they do and spew hatred. You wouldn't think that would be a problem for them.

So just to clarify, we still have freedom of speech and Obama and the Democrats support it.

As for intelligent design/creationism not being taught in schools, it is not science. If you want to teach your child the creation myth fine do it at home or in Sunday School.

Oct 24, 2008

WorldNUT Daily still beating a dead horse

According to World Nut Daily Democrat: Obama's grandma confirms Kenyan birth. They even have their followers speculating that he caused his Grandmother's accident

Have you heard what has happened to her now? She has a broken hip and is deathly ill. She sure looked fine to me when I saw her in that video. I do not put it past Obama to have caused this infirmity on his own grandma. We know that he has not appreciation or care of human life from his infanticide bills and this is no different. ~ Exposing and Bucking The System

In fact it is his MATERNAL (white) Grandmother, you know the one who is a United States citizen, who is ill.
"Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has always been one of the most important people in his life," Gibbs said. "Along with his mother and his grandfather, she raised him in Hawaii from the time he was born until the moment he left for college. As he said at the Democratic convention, she poured everything she had into him." ~Washington Post

CNN Says -The Democratic senator was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood raised by his mother, a white American from Kansas. He barely knew his late father, a Kenyan economist from Kogelo.

From USA Today - Obama's grandfather had converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism and taken the name Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but his children had inherited only the name, not the religion. Each person should be able to choose how they worshipped, she said.

"In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents," she said. She, too, is a Christian.

Barack Obama has visited his Kenyan relatives three times in Kogelo, and his grandmother has gone to the U.S. twice. She says they are close, although they have to speak through an interpreter (apparently Granny doesn't speak English).

Sarah Obama was the second wife of the candidate's late grandfather, so is not his biological grandmother.

Does Palin think it's OK to terrorize women?

While most Americans are worried about how they are going to pay the bills Palin is enjoying a shopping spree.

The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

Jeez I could have paid off my house, bought a brand new car and had money left over for that amount of money. And the Republicans wonder why most people think they are out of touch with the majority of people in the United States.

But then when your candidate constantly puts her foot in her mouth over the simplest questions I guess you have to make sure it's well shod.

Her latest gaffe not knowing if someone who bombs an abortion clinic is a terrorist.

A simple YES! would have sufficed instead we got a song and dance routine which left you wondering if she really thinks it's OK to terrorize women who make decisions she disagrees with and murder the doctors who provide health care to them.

HT: Palin: 'I Don't Know' If Abortion Clinic Bombers Are Terrorists
by Jed L

Oct 19, 2008

My head hurts from all the stupidity

Ok, I did like Sarah Palin when McCain first choose her as his running mate. At first glance she seemed like someone I could relate to. A wife and MOTHER with a brain. Unfortunately like fish after a few days she started to SMELL. If I hear "You Betcha" one more time I think I will throw up. I can only hope that after November she will disappear back to the wilds of Alaska never to be heard of again. Funnily enough the Fundamentalist Christians that he hoped to woo with her nomination are opposed to her. Why because she is a woman and a MOTHER and how dare she work outside the home. Don't cha know she should be home changing diapers.

I won't be voting for the McCain & Palin ticket. McCain is way to scary and Palin doesn't have the political smarts needed for the job. While she may not just be 'eye candy' she certainly doesn't seem to have any concrete ideas of how to get us out of the economic mess we are in. In fact both McCain & Palin seem to suffer from a disconnect with reality.

While I am not entirely happy with Obama, especially his plans for universal pre-school. Let's fully fund K-12th grade and a university education first, then we can talk about funding programs (Head Start) that have already been shown to have no lasting effect. I am appalled at the smear tactics that Fundamentalist Christians are stooping to and their ridiculous claims of proof he wasn't born in Hawaii (which by the way is part of the United States).

Snopes.Com plainly shows why we shouldn't believe the nonsense about his birth certificate. Not to mention that if there was any validity to the nonsense HRC would have used it to insure that she was the Democratic nominee.

Sep 11, 2008

First the Chinese Killed Our Pets, Now They are Killing Babies

Federal officials warned Thursday that tainted infant formula from China may be on sale at ethnic groceries in this country, even though it is not legally approved for importation.

The Food and Drug Administration urged U.S. consumers to avoid all infant formula from China, after several brands sold in that country came under suspicion of being contaminated with melamine, a chemical used in plastics. Officials said there have been reports from China of babies developing serious kidney problems as a result.

Melamine is the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year. (The recall responsible for Whiskers' murder by the unscrupulous Chinese.) It is not supposed to be added to any food ingredients, but unscrupulous suppliers in China sometimes mix it in to make foodstuffs appear to be high in protein. Melamine is nitrogen rich, and standard tests for protein in bulk food ingredients measure levels of nitrogen.

Sep 9, 2008

Newsweeks take on Palin and the bridge

That said, the most interesting thing about today's give-and-take is not that Palin and McCain are misleading the public. In politics, that happens all the time. It's that the Internet--and, through the Internet, the Obama campaign--is forcing major media outlets to repeatedly reject the Bridge to Nowhere deception. In the past, Time and NEWSWEEK and the Times and the Post would've run a thorough factcheck the first time the falsehood surfaced. But then they would've ignored subsequent repetitions. We've already covered that, they'd say. It's old news. Meanwhile, the McCain camp would keep airing the same ads in swing states across the country--reaching millions of credulous voters who'd never read the original fact-checks. But now sites like TPM are (in their own words) forcing "the same news orgs that debunked the original Bridge to Nowhere falsehood" to "aggressively stay on McCain and hold him accountable every time he and his campaign repeat it." That's a certain kind of progress.

And for those who care about the bridge to nowhere how did Biden and Obama vote on it?
Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.

Sen. McCain did not vote on the Coburn Amendment, though he is on record as opposing the Ketchikan bridge earmark. Palin eventually killed the project, in my opinion Biden and Obama's vote for the earmark should be the real story.

Sep 4, 2008

Alasandra through the ages

The 90's.

1984 - why do they always have you hold your head in weird and uncomfortable positions?

The 70's - Bad hair decade.

1966 - Actually I was a newborn baby, but hey the hair style isn't bad. Especially since I was bald as a baby.

Visit Yearbook Yourself to see what you would have look like in year whatever.

Aug 31, 2008

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

I have been reading a lot of blogs saying she is a terrible choice, but honestly she may be just what the country needs. She certainly seems to have more in common with normal middle class Americans, then either of the Presidential Candidates or the Democratic VP nominee. Do I agree with all her positions NO, for one thing I am pro-choice and she is anti-choice but .....................if she was running for President I would vote for her. But unfortunately to get her, you get stuck with McCain. For those of you criticizing her lack of experience, maybe that's just what we need someone who isn't a political animal with years of experience wheeling and dealing Washington style. We have that now. And you have to admire the fact that Sarah Palin got the VP nominee on her own. Unlike HRC who MARRIED her way into politics.

I'll be honest I am not happy with either the Republican or Democratic choices. McCain is a power hungry ego manic and Obama is one of those high-minded individual that Amelia Peabody warns us about. "High-minded individuals are more dangerous than criminals. they can always find hypocritical excuses for committing acts of violence."Amelia Peabody Emerson

Frankly I don't care for someone who thinks they know what is best for me better then I do. I am also very opposed to Obama's comprehensive “zero to five” program. Preschoolers belong at home with their Mothers not in some government mandated 'program'.

Which leaves me hoping a viable Independent Presidential Candidate will emerge. If not I'll be trying to pick the lesser of two evils and right now I am not sure which would be worse for the country an ego manic or a high minded individual.

Mar 5, 2008

Free speech and the public schools

A teen who used vulgar slang in an Internet blog to complain about school administrators shouldn't have been punished by the school, her lawyer told a federal appeals court.

But a lawyer for the Burlington, Conn., school told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that administrators should be allowed to act if such comments are made on the Web.

Avery Doninger, 17, claims officials at Lewis S. Mills High School violated her free speech rights when they barred her from serving on the student council because of what she wrote from her home computer.