Simple Woman’s Daybook

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Here is my Daybook entry for today ~ Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Outside my window. . . it is cold and windy.
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I am thinking. . . that I love the cooler Fall weather.
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From the learning room. . . I’m proud of my kids. They are getting a lot done!
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I am thankful for. . . a warm house.
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From the kitchen. . . I smell the apple cinnamon candle I am burning.
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I am wearing. . . my Tennesse sweat pants and Tennessee T-shirt.  I’m all decked out with UT.
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I am creating. . . a “creativity” list.  Artistic/creative things I want to do.
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I am going. . .to go walking in the morning.
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I am reading. . .so many things. Honestly, I have a couple of books going, plus magazines, plus the internet.
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I am hoping. . . that the Lord shows Scott and I what He wants us to do.
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I am hearing. . .FOX news on TV…Sean Hannity to be specific.
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Around the house. . . I’m bringing out the quilts and blankets for the cooler weather.
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One of my favorite things. . .quiet time to myself.
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A few plans for the rest of the week. . . checking off things on my to do list.  That always makes me feel good!
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Are People Really This Crazy?

Just when I think this “messiah” mentality can’t get much worse. It does.

What are these people thinking? This Little Light Of Mine is a RELIGIOUS song. The song is about how, as Christians, we are to bring light into the world.  These people have so distorted this song because they are replacing the light of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY with the MAN Barak Obama.

I don’t care what party a person is, this should be disturbing to all of us.

Benjamin Netanyahu

I watched Mr. Netanyahu as he spoke to the UN yesterday.   I found his speech to be bold and direct.  Refreshing, actually.  I wish there were more courageous speeches like his.  He spoke up and told it like it is. Good for him!  Quite frankly, I thought he showed remarkable restraint in his addressing the Iranian dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s off the wall comments.  Ahmadinejad believes the holocaust is a hoax and that Israel doesn’t deserve to even be a nation.   This is what Netanyahu and the Israeli people are forced to deal with.

If any of you missed it, please take a few minutes to watch the highlights.

Singing For The President

Several blogs back I talked about some books written about Barak Obama that are specifically targeting young children. I was concerned because I felt like the books were almost messianic in their text. I believe that reading biographies about a president is fine. Children should know who the president is and what he is about….but I also believe that there is a fine line between facts about a person that is in the office of president and making the president sound like he is MORE than just a mere man. Mr. Obama is not a savior figure and I don’t like that tone to be used in literature for young, impressionable children.

This morning a friend sent me this video that she had seen on the internet.  This friend actually lives in Europe and she said that she finds this video unsettling. It reminds her of the historical videos of Hitler’s youth. (Keep in mind that this friend is not American, she is looking at it objectively as someone not directly involved in the politics of the USA.)

This video disturbs me. It bothers me more than the books. Why? Because the children are singing (actively participating) about the president as if he is a savior figure.  I wonder if these  children’s parents had to give permission for them to sing in this  little ensemble? Do the children even know what the words mean or are they just singing to the catchy tune? You better believe that their teacher, or music director or whoever the adult in the backgroud is, KNOWS.  Her political opinion is quite obvious.  Why not sing patriotic songs about AMERICA? Why sing about a single man? I was involved in the education system for 36 years of my 41 years of life.  First as a student myself  in kindergarten through college graduation, then as a public school teacher for 17 years, and now as a home schooler. Never did we have a song elevating a specific president like this video shows. Did we celebrate the office of president? Yes. On presidents day did we study the history of the presidents? Sure.  Over the years there were patriotic celebrations. But NEVER in all those years, in different school systms, in different states, in rural and inner city schools did I EVER hear songs singing the praises of just that ONE  man in particular. I feel this song steps over the line. It is alarmingly close to propaganda.

I believe that the office of president should be respected. As citizens we don’t all have to agree on policy. We are allowed to voice our opinion. I do not appreciate that if, as a conservative, I disagree on something that Mr. Obama wants to do…that, that makes me a racist or unAmerican. That is a completely juvenile thing to say, and yet this is what is being tossed about.  I turn on the TV and the media makes me feel like if I’m not on board with the “changes” that are occuring then there is something wrong with me. That is ridiculous. I do believe there is a change alright. Just not a change that we all can believe in.

Tamiflu

I just finished reading the newspaper/local TV new site from Knoxville, Tennessee.  I  recently moved from there after being in east Tennessee for 23 years. (Go Vols!) I like to keep up with the news of the area. I saw one article that talked about how liquid Tamiflu for children (or for those who are unable to take pills) is running low. Evidently the liquid they mix the medication with is being depleted.  I guess because of all the people who have flu symptoms and so the doctors give prescriptions for this Tamiflu. The article went on to say that this medication only decreases the flu by maybe one or two days because it keeps the flu virus from replicating.  Well, 2 more days of the flu or a medicine that costs in the 70-80 dollar range? A lot of people are out of work or don’t have insurance so I guess if those people get sick they will just be forced to suck it up and tough it out.

The article went on to say that doctors are giving  Tamiflu prescriptions to family members of those that are ill. It is “preventative” to keep the flu from passing through the family. Hmm……. So, the other people in the family take the meds.  The next week they are out in the community (school, church, Wmart) and they come in contact with a person that has the flu (be it the “regular” seasonal flu or H1N1). If they get the flu, they’ll need more Tamiflu, right? Since they already took it as a preventative will their Tamiflu medication not work as well this time?  And what again about the expense?

Seems to me that if a person is normally healthy, doesn’t have a compromised immune system, or no respiratory problems then shouldn’t a person’s natural defenses kick in? I know the big Pharmacy companies are probably LOVING this because hey, let’s face it, sickness equals money for them….and lots of it!

H1N1 Flu Shot

So, I get up this morning and turn on the news.  I hear that the state of Massachusetts is considering making the H1N1 flu shot mandatory. This is crazy! The H1N1 is not really all that different than the regular influenza. Yes, people die each year from the flu. Most of the time they die from respiratory complications or because they already had health issues that were made worse because of the flu. This is not big news. Unfortunately, this happens. People die. We are not talking the Bubonic Plague (“Black Death”) here. The CDC has given the symptoms of the H1N1 virus. Everyone hold your breath….here they are……The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. I don’t know about you, but anyone that has been sick before feels this way, don’t they? I still don’t get it.

But why all the hoopla? Why is the World Health Organization calling it a pandemic? Why is our country freaking out over the flu? Why scare the ba- jeebies out of people? If this legislation passes in Massachusetts then officials will have the right to go into people’s homes and quarantine them if they didn’t get the shot.  If they still refuse, then they can be fined up to $1,000 dollars a day. For crying out loud!!! What is with that?

They want to give the shots to our children first.  Uh, no thank you to that. This particular flu shot is so new….they have no idea what the side effects could be. Does anyone remember the 70’s when Ford had people get the flu shots for this same sort of thing, and more people got sick or died from the vaccination then anyone did from the flu outbreak itself!

I have had family members and friends tell me that their family doctors have told them that they are personally not getting the H1N1 flu shot, nor are they allowing any of their family members to do so.  What does that say? If the doctors themselves don’t feel it’s safe enough for their own families….then I am for sure not subjecting myself or any of those I love to it!

Now, some of you might be all gung ho on getting the H1N1 flu shot. Okay, that’s fine. I’ve gotten seasonal flu shots for years, and so has my family. I’m not against vaccinations in general. I just don’t like THIS one. I think amongst all this panic we need to ask ourselves, why? Who would benefit from scaring the public into believing we are in a global pandemic? Hmmm……….