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More From Me On Gun Control

So you are a hunter and you really, really, need that AK-47 and the 30 round clip to go grouse hunting. In response to that, I have to ask; is that really hunting then?

If you are a hunter and really, really, need that AK-47 and 30 round clip to get those grouse, could it be that hunting may not be your calling? Are you really that bad?

My response to the people out there who claim to own assault weapons because they absolutely, positively CAN NOT get the animals they are hunting without them is: BULLSHIT!!!

The only reason you own those weapons and magazines is to kill PEOPLE. You know it, I know it, the little baby Jesus in the manger knows it. Unless you live in downtown Baghdad you probably don’t need any type of automatic weapon. Hell, even if you live in New York City, or Detroit, or Cleveland or wherever else you are in this country, you don’t need them.

Can we please at least get these weapons that were designed to do one thing and one thing only out of the hands of the general public? Is that really too much to ask? I don’t want to take all your guns away, but the ones that were designed to kill as many people as possible in as little time as possible need to go back to the people they were actually intended to be used by. You know the ones, soldiers and police. Let’s get some sanity in the guns laws please before somebody else’s precious angels are lying in a morgue waiting to be identified and the parents of the dead are irrevocably reminded that this is a world where littlest among us pay for the folly of man.

Gun Control

Okay, after what happened in Connecticut today, I can be silent no longer. We need stricter gun control laws in this country.

What do I mean by that? Private citizens should not be able to own guns. Period, bottom line, end of story.

I am so tired of seeing innocent people lose their lives because of some psycho who was legally able to obtain (in most cases) multiple guns and then go on a shooting rampage.

There have been 61 mass killings in the US since the Columbine massacre, including today’s massacre in Newtown Connecticut. How many more do there need to be before we get the picture? How many?

After the sheer number of mass killings in the US, how many other deliberate shootings take place every day here in the United States? How many people shoot a “loved one” in a domestic violence situation? How many suicides involving guns happen every day? How many accidental shootings are there in the United States every day? 

If private citizens did not own guns, 98 percent of these killings would be unable to occur. Yes, I am aware of the arguments that if someone wanted to kill someone else bad enough, they would find a way. However, it is a lot harder to accomplish a mass killing without a gun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywQutN0j33o

If the bus company in my city did this to my daughter, there would be hell to pay. No ifs, ands or buts.

New Year — New Me

I embrace my strength. I embrace my knowledge. I embrace my loving nature. I embrace the divine inside me. I embrace my determination. I embrace positivity. I embrace life.

I reject bad health. I reject laziness. I reject depression. I reject sameness. I reject weakness. I reject negativity. I reject death.

My aspirations for 2012 are to stop letting life live me, I am going to start living life. I will stop being a spectator. I no longer am happy on the sidelines. This is my mantra:   New Year — New Me 

Lots of work to do on myself.

So I just got out of the hospital:

I have been in the hospital since Thursday morning. Got out today. I seem to be determined to slowly kill myself just like my mom did. I have asthma, COPD, who knows? I could even have emphysema. I am tracking to die just like my mom did and at exactly the same age. I have got to get a handle on this NOW!!!!

What I gotta do:

I have to quit smoking once and for all and for good to start. I have to lose weight. I have to get healthy both physically AND mentally. Frankly, if I don’t get healthy mentally, I will never be able to get healthy physically and vice versa, I guess. Any suggestions out there for me? Clearly the usually motivating factors are not working for me. Factors like wanting to be here for when my kids and grandkids are grown ups. To be fair, Mike is already grown up, but I do want to be around when Katie is grown and I want to see Mike’s son Ryan grow up, too.

How do I do this???

Please someone give me some suggestions. I really need it. Please give me the motivation to do this everyone. I really need your help.

My kids

I have 2 kids whom I love very much. They were born 11 years apart, and while some people might think this is a bad thing, I have come to realize that spacing them out that far (never my intention) was the best thing for all of us.

Each of them got to be my favorite. There was never any sibling rivalry between them because they are so far apart in age. Mike was old enough that he was a wonderful help to me with Katie when she was a baby. On the weekends and during summer vacation from school, he would often get up with her during the night so I didn’t have to do it. What a wonderful kid he is. Now, Mike is grown up and has a son of his own. He is an amazing dad, and I always knew he would be simply because of the fact that he always took such great care of Katie.

I am a lucky woman to have the kids that I have. They are my reason for getting up every day. They are my joy and my happiness in this life. If anything ever happened to either one of them it would absolutely kill me. When I die, I will die knowing that I have fulfilled my purpose in life in raising my 2 wonderful kids.  

 

The Sorrow: 9/11/2011

So, it’s 9/11, the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrible days ever. The attacks on the US were unbelievable, and it still seems so fresh in my memory. Listening to the radio at work, nothing but horrible sounds coming from there. Watching it on TV that night, nothing but horrible sights to see. People jumping to their deaths rather than being burned alive in the building. What an awful choice that must have been, although I can honestly say that I would probably do that as well. At least a miracle might happen and I might live through the jump. 

My heart still just breaks for the families of the people who were killed on that day. I don’t know anyone personally who died at any of the sites, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still grieve everyone who did die. I also grieve for the families who lost their loved ones. If there was any way for me to take away their pain I would do it in a heartbeat.

Rest easy. Rest in peace. Surely the gods have had mercy on your souls.

Hello world!

Yes, I have decided to start a blog…you poor people.