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You Just Can’t Escape It

I know that I’ve posted something like this once before, but I’m going to share this with you again.

I am writing a paper for my poli. sci. class (Problems with American Democracy) on Rick Perry’s book, Fed Up. (It wasn’t a bad book either. Pretty quick read too. Check it out if you have time!)

Anyways, I’m writing a sentence about the Founding Fathers, and Pages (the word processor for Macs) underlines “fathers” in green, which means there is a  grammatical error.

‘What in the world,’ I’m thinking, ‘Could be wrong with “fathers?”‘

Oh. The liberals have even taken over the auto-correct on our computers.

Father is a gender-specific word and should be replaced with something more appropriate. Examples include “originates”, “gives life to”, and “parents.”

Seriously? you say.

Seriously. And don’t just take my word for it. I have PROOF.

 

 

 

Voila. Pretty ridiculous, huh? I thought so.

Have fun, y’all!

~Lucy

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Watching Barack Speak

Sorry y’all! I know I know… it’s been forever since I’ve been on here. Blame higher education. So, this story is kind of late buuuuut…

I SAW OBAMA SPEAK LIVE. Yeah… I know! It was exactly like watching him on TV. Dead serious. I didn’t think it was anything special. He strutted out. He waved like he was Bono. He nodded his head a lot. Said thank you trillions of time. Tried to get the crowd to stop applauding (half-heartedly I thought). And then began his shpeel on the American Jobs Act. (Which apparently… if you would like to know what’s in it, Obama told us to read it on whitehouse.gov. I guess it’s too lengthy to summarize? Or he just didn’t feel like he owed us a little description of what the bill was about? Who knows?)

I saw him speak on Sept. 14. The cool thing about it was that I got to see a standing President speak live. The downside to it was that I had heard the same speech on TV less than a week before (his jobs speech on Thursday, Sept. 8). It was the exact same speech. PASS THIS BILL! PASS IT NOW! If you love me you’ll pass this jobs bill! (And I was always taught that if someone you were in a relationship with said “if you love me” it was an unhealthy relationship…)

It was nauseating how the crowd ate it up. Like they had no brains of their own and just loooooooved everything Obama had to say. (Granted, it was a bunch of liberal college kids, at a university, which is pretty liberal… Eh.)

And I’m sure you’d ask, “So, Lucy, was Obama’s speech entertaining at all?”

WELL! I’m super glad you asked. Despite the fact that I learned nothing new about this jobs creation act and I was told I could read it online (psh), his speech was quite entertaining.

During his speech, I was sitting next to a foreign exchange student from Australia who was studying “politics” (like me!). And we had a good time critiquing Obama’s speech. She couldn’t believe that people actually believed the nonsense that was spewing from his lips. We talked about how it was curious he never told us how he was going to create all of these jobs. Obama never told us what was going to happen in the creation of the jobs. He never told us how we are going to pay for these jobs. (Apparently by themselves… in both speeches I watched, he said that the bill would be paid for. How? Magically? Is China paying for this bill? Are you going to raise taxes to pay for the bill? HOW is it going to be paid for?)

It was entertaining to see everyone’s reactions. Both the students and Obama’s.

And I’m not going to lie…. It was neat to be able to see a standing President talk. Plus, I’m in the marching band and we were able to play for him. Once in a lifetime stuff I think. And, I have a special VIP ticket. 😛

Hope y’all are having a fantastic week!

~Lucy

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Today, I Remember

Today is September 11. Today is the 10th anniversary of that horrible, terrorist attack on our great country.

Today is the day all of our lives changed. Today is the day we all remember.

Today, thousands of people love their lives. Today, thousands of people lost loved ones. Today is 9/11.

Today is the day we are most proud to be called Americans. Today is the day we most appreciate how lucky we are to be alive, and healthy; to love, and to be loved.

Today is the day we most cling to our loved ones, because we remember that horrible day, 10 years ago, that we could have lost it all.

On this day, 10 years ago, I was in my fourth grade class. I was in the middle of taking a math test and I remember hearing the class phone ring and my teacher walking to pick it up. I didn’t expect her to tap me on the shoulder and tell me my mother was there to pick me up. As I handed my teacher my test, and packed up my back pack, I remember thinking how odd it was for me to be leaving, not even an hour after I had gotten to school.

I walked to the front office and saw my mother with red, blotchy eyes. I was immediately worried, and asked what was wrong. When we got into the car she told me what had happened; there had been a terrorist attack on our country. People had hijacked an airplane and flown it into a tower in New York City. We were living in Chicago at the time, and everyone thought that we would be attacked next.

When we got home, we went to our neighbors house and watched the news there. I remember being incredibly aware of what was going on, even though I was so young. I saw the second plane fly into the second world tower. We all collapsed to the floor, hysterical, overcome with tears and emotion. I prayed like I had never prayed before.

It was incredibly surreal watching what was going on. I never imagined that I would live through a terrorist attack. I never imagined that I would live through a war. I never imagined that there were people out there who could do something so wretched, so vile, as hijacking a plane and crashing it into a building with thousands of people still in it.

That day, I saw a plane crash into the Twin Towers. I saw people jumping out of buildings, desperate. I saw people crying, blackened from the ash. I saw tears, heard screaming. I watched people run for their lives. I saw a tower fall, like it was nothing by a house of cards. I saw destruction. I saw pure evil. What I saw changed my life.

And yet, what I saw can’t even compare to what so many people had to experience first hand. All the first-responders. All the New Yorkers, who were in the city on that tragic day. All the people who lost loved ones. All the people in those towers. All the people who lost their lives. Flight 93. May God bless their souls.

I pray to God that I am half as brave as all of those heroes. I pray to God that I never forget what happened on this day 10 years ago. I pray to God for all those who lost loved ones, that they find peace in their hearts and hope and grace in God. I pray to God to help the people who committed such an act violence. “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23: 34).

Today is the day I will Never Forget.

~Lucy

“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “
– President George W. Bush

‎”You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”
– Colin Powell

‎”The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.”
– Rudolph W. Giuliani

Casey Anthony- Not Guilty

Casey Anthony has just been found not guilty of killing her two-year old daughter, Caylee.

She was found guilty of providing false information on four accounts.

I can’t even tell you all how angry I am at this acquittal. If she wasn’t guilty of killing her daughter (or having some sort of role in killing her daughter) then why would she have to provide false information to police officers and investigators? If she didn’t need to lie, why would she?

It disgusts me to see her there standing in the court room giggling and laughing. I really just want to throw up. Her daughter has gotten no justice today. If she really had loved that little girl, I don’t see how she could stand there laughing and smiling. Her daughter is still dead. She has lost her forever. A truly good mother who loves their child unconditionally could never feel joy in knowing that their daughter was murdered.

I find it interesting that her parents left the court room right after Casey was found not guilty. Of course they know that she killed Caylee or they would have stayed to celebrate with her.

Granted, there were a lot of missing pieces in this case.However, I do believe that there was enough evidence to at least convict Casey Anthony of aggravated manslaughter of a trial. The fact, too, that she refused to testify makes the whole defense case a little sketchy. I know, I know. She can plead the 5th (refuse to say anything that might be used against her), but come on! This is a murder trial. Doesn’t anyone else think that it’s super weird she wouldn’t testify?! If she was innocent, wouldn’t she want everyone to know that? Wouldn’t she want people to know that she loved her little girl and didn’t murder her? I hate to say this, but I think the jury got this one wrong. Everything is against Casey Anthony. All the evidence, as little as there was, was against her.

I’m watching Fox now and the defense team is speaking. Jose Baez just said that he had mixed feelings about the trial. That there were no winners. And some other crap. I do agree with him on one account: the death penalty does not work. I don’t agree with the death penalty, and I don’t think she was guilty of 1st degree murder. And then he ruined it by 1) speaking in spanish (this is America you idiot) and 2) saying that when he goes home and his daughter asks him what he did today he would respond “I saved a life.” What a piece of crap. What an idiot.

Let me know what you guys think about this whole thing.

~Lucy

The 10 Yr. Old

I love this video of Rep. Joe Walsh on a CNN show speaking about Obama. He describes the President as a “ten-year old” who is “in over his head.” Can’t say I disagree.

He makes some other great points as well. Obama doesn’t like to take any criticism and gets awfully defensive when people question his policies and what he has actually accomplished as President. If he had accomplished something, I don’t think Obama would get so defensive. But he hasn’t, and he knows it, and now he’s putting on a front that it close to tumbling down.

Walsh also mentions his golfing and how he really has no right to question where the Republicans have been when he has been hard to find in the White House.

Hope you guys enjoy listening to Walsh speak as much as I did.

~Lucy

Legalizing “Love”

Oh, New York.

How disappointed I am in you.

New York has apparently jumped on the band wagon and legalized gay “marriage.”

I know that I have blogged about this gay marriage before, so I won’t go into it too much… but this is just ridiculous. I guess I will just never understand the arguments of liberals. And call me old fashion, but heck people, marriage is between one man and one woman. It has been that way since the beginning of time. You don’t need a religious argument to prove that there cannot be a marriage between two people of the same-sex.

The law passed the New York Congress with the support of 4 Republican Senators and 1 Democratic Senator who voted against it (good for you).

44 States still do not allow same-sex marriage, and 30 of those 44 states have BANNED gay marriage. Let’s hope that the remaining 14 states soon do the same.

A man and a woman is essential for the creation of life. A child needs a mother and a father, not two mothers and not two fathers. Why do you think it requires a man and woman to create life? Happenstance? Just a mistake?

The traditional family is being thrown out the window, almost literally. There is no respect for traditional marriages. There is no respect for the children. Gay Rights activists are lying through their teeth when they say that people who don’t allow them to love the person they love are homophobes, or they don’t care for the rights of all people or want equality throughout the country. Or that it doesn’t hurt anyone when gay marriage is legalized. And most of us are too dumb to see their weak arguments.

The Human Rights Campaign is falsely named. Their organization isn’t for the rights of all human people; it’s for the selfish desires that benefit just a few people.

So, now we have New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, Connecticut, and Massachusetts that have “legalized love.” (Give me a break.)

I don’t think I’ll be moving to New England anytime soon. Or Iowa.

~Lucy

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/26/for-gay-marriage-supporters-new-york-vote-has-national-impact/

Reagan on Democrats

Got this clip in an email from my Grandpa. (Thanks Gramps!) And I thought, “I just HAVE to share that with those nice folks who follow my blog.”
And so here I am doing just that. I hope you all find it funny. If you don’t, then there is just something seriously wrong with you.
~Lucy

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