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Friday, December 31, 2010 precious.....

one year ago yesterday, I found out my beagle/dachshund mix had several tumors on her liver. they could remove some, but it wouldn't matter, it was spreading. she had surgery one year ago yesterday and I brought her home a year ago today thinking she would be gone within the week. I got another three and half wonderful months with her. and if there is a god, it gave her a whole year of seasons in that time span. we had snow, which we don't usually have. we had spring in January and summer in February. around the first week in March, she started to slow way down....the second week in March, she started to show some pain...small whimperings, nothing big....over the next couple of days it seemed to roll over her like a wave. I took her to the vet on the morning of March 14th and let her go. the night before, she's hard to tell you the sounds she made and the looks she gave me. I had told her after I snapped the picture below, that I would be there for her and when she was ready, she needed to let me know....I would make sure her life ended as beautifully as she came into our lives.

It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do and yet the easiest thing I ever had to do. I would've moved heaven and hell to get her what she needed. What she needed at the end was to not suffer, and I could do that.

It has been hard, this year. I miss her everyday, but I know she is in puppy heaven (where I will go too, I'm sure of it) and is waiting for me....she is with her brother (0zzy) and all of the puppies I have had in my life. She is still being a good girl. My baby.

this is my favorite, but not because of how it was taken when she got home from the hospital....she was so happy to be home....she wanted her blanket that her Aunt J made for her last Christmas. and to sleep in her is also the one picture that always makes me cry. I realized as I was getting her in bed that the end was coming and I snapped this picture...I didn't know when or how, but the coming days were going to be the last....goddamn I love you Abby...and I miss you more than I knew I could......

Thursday, December 30, 2010

....and the beat goes on....

the guy is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.....
Every president since George Washington has used recess appointments; it's a power explicitly given to the president in the Constitution. Rubin and Gaziano, however, envision yet another hostage scenario -- the White House would have to commit to the Republican Senate minority that the president won't exercise his own authority or the GOP will simply refuse allow any nominees to receive any votes to any office for any reason.
The president might not be inclined to pay such a ransom. Of course, if he resists, I'm sure conservative bloggers will be there to insist the White House has "shed any pretense of bipartisanship."

that the American people buy this shit amazes me...that our media encourages this enrages me....go read the whole post here....

...useless knowledge...

this is what I like about useless knowledge, sometimes you find gems like this.....

Monday, December 27, 2010

must read....

Dennis G. over at Balloon-Juice  is a most excellent writer and knows a lot about what the insane party is should read his stuff.
He has a new post up tonight which you can find here.

I didn't have an intention of being so pro-Obama. I sincerely believe he is the right person for the tasks that we have been kicking down the road since St. Reagan. I think there is a lot of misinformation out there. If you don't know it, our media reports on our politics as entertainment. They have to sell airtime, because the way our government runs and all the other things that we need to know is now for profit. That means that the governing becomes soundbites and when something important comes up, it becomes about winning and losing the news cycle. No one wins when that happens, hence Jon Stewart being one of the best journalists out there.

But I digress. Dennis's post is all about the long game I was talking about before. But his is better than click here to read his.  
It's about Obama going electric, a la Dylan.

From the moment Obama announced his run for the White House to now he has been following his own process and priorities—strategies and tactics—to meet some pretty ambitious progressive goals. So far, the list of accomplishment is long and I doubt there would be a fraction of these successes if he had stuck with the orthodox and predictable game plans of very knowledgeable pundits, bloggers, activists and thinkers who claim to have all the answers for progressive victory. Hell, if he followed their advice he would have never been elected in the first place. And yet for all their rage about how Obama is not following their game plan it is very hard to think of any victories won by anybody who has ever followed their advice.
Based on the evidence so far I think Obama’s approach to getting shit done is more like Dylan’s. I think he has gone electric and that he is changing what is possible in real time. He has produced real results and I expect that the next two years will produce more.
Time will tell.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

comedians as political leaders?

Jon Stewart? He doesn't think he's doing journalism and contributing to the political scene, but I think he is. And Al Franken? shit, Al's been doing a hell of a job. You should follow Senator Franken on Facebook, if you aren't already. If the insane party did more actual work and stop blowing shit out their collective asses, he could teach them a lot about governing. but who am I kidding? they don't care about governing. anyway, this is a good article on Stewart.
The Dec. 16 show focused on two targets. One was the Republicans who were blocking the bill; Mr. Stewart, in a clear effort to shame them for hypocrisy, accused them of belonging to “the party that turned 9/11 into a catchphrase.” The other was the broadcast networks (one of them being CBS, the former home of Mr. Murrow and Mr. Cronkite), which, he charged, had not reported on the bill for more than two months.

I don't care what Stewart calls it, it's what our actual media should be doing.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I have nothing to add....

So let me explain this very, very simply:

All Modern Conservative theory springs from the corrupt fountainhead of St. Ronald Reagan's pronouncement that "Government is the problem".

All Modern Conservative tactics spring from the corrupt fountainhead of Richard Nixon's win-at-any-cost Southern Strategy.

Everything that has happened on the Right in the last 30 years comes down to nothing more than the destructive antics of the ever-more degenerate and horrific political mutations caused by the factory-farm inbreeding of these two corrupt ideas over and over and over again.

And the idea that these clowns on the Right are now fighting in the rubble of the ruin they made over which of them is the bigger dick would actually be hilarious if they hadn't fucked up my country so badly in the process.

You're welcome.

you should read the whole thing here

Ha! ain't that the truth....

Thanks Driftglass

....the denial is a river in Egypt.....

While watching the marathon of Star Trek: The Next Generation on ScyFy....I am going through my blog list and reading the things I missed the last month or so...

I love The Rude Pundit and his ability to be Rude. I wish I had his imagination...check this post out.

Regarding Haley Barbour's recent "mishap/gaffe" about how he remembers the Civil Rights Era, "not being that bad", The Pundit (also a southerner) gives us this....

In 1955, parents of schoolkids in Yazoo City had signed an NAACP petition calling for schools to be integrated. The White Citizens' Council published the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all those who had signed in an ad in the local newspaper, saying it was a "public service." Medgar Evers' widow, Myrlie, stated how this act essentially killed the possibility of change in Yazoo City since those listed, like carpenters and plumbers, saw their incomes plunge. A grocer on the list couldn't get food from his wholesale suppliers. Local white merchants inflated the price of bread to those who had signed. The Citizens' Council asked its members to fire any black employees or evict any black tenants who signed. All but two parents eventually removed their names from the petition.

For those of you who don't do Rude, don't won't be happy. For those of you who find him imaginative, intelligent and correct, do yourself a favor and stop by regularly.

the good ole days......

In case you were curious about US House Pages

picture found by googling at this website

Thursday, December 23, 2010

must read....

You must read these essays....they are not light reading, so you should bookmark for after the holidays if you don't wanna ruin the holiday buzz you may have.....


via Steve Benen

But let's not forget what Senate Republicans demanded to get the bill through the chamber: a considerably weaker bill. The price tag is down to just $4.2 billion, and the life of the program is now five years instead of 10.
 As Jonathan Zasloff noted, "Does that matter? I would think so: a chronic illness doesn't stop after five years because the federal funding runs out.... Hopefully, this does not harm any of the first responders who risked themselves for his freedom. But just remember this the next time Republicans tell you how much they care about national security."

you can read the whole post here

111th Congress of the United States of America......

This Congress has done so much....check out Greg Sargent's post....

The larger story here, though, is that if you add in these accomplishments with the more visible ones, it becomes clear that Congress has expanded government's reach as a defender of the middle class and poor even more than commonly thought. For all the justifiable criticism of health and Wall Street reform for not going far enough -- and for all the talk about the coming battle to repeal them -- the bigger story is that the sum total of this Congress's major and minor achievements have produced an expansion of government's role in society that will be very hard to undo.

Update: then Steve Benen reminds me there are miles to go....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


John Cole nails it.....

firebaggers and teabaggers......thank you Ronald Reagan. And shrub...I refuse to give him the respect of typing his name until he is indicted...and evil too....gotta come up with a better name for him....thanks to you two, the pot is boiling....just what we needed...*sigh*

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

....and the beat goes on....

Just another peak into how the teabaggers and carpetbaggers actually have no clue how to govern....they really fuck everything up. every.time. it really is incredible how they keep getting away with it....anyway, this guy bought his way into office, so there's a bonus.

Monday, December 20, 2010

the long game

I'm listening to Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Lawrence O'Donnell talk about the recent vote on the President's compromise with the insane party regarding taxes and it hit me.

I can say that I have had faith in this President because he's smarter than me. I can also say that there have been some things that I have been disappointed by. Strangely enough, I learned that I don't conform to what the media tells me is The Left. What the President called The Professional Left. I come from a long line of democrats on my mother's side. My father's side is from Utah, nuff said? Anyway, my grandfather took me to the Register of Deeds on my 18th birthday to register to vote. He told me that I could register with either party. He then told me why he was a democrat. I wish I could remember his exact words but I'm getting old and my once good memory has left me, but I do remember the vibe I got while listening to him. What sums it up is pretty simple: We are Americans, we help each other's who we are.  He said it had been his experience that the party that most aligned with that were the democrats. (This is one of the strongest reasons I support this President. He thinks like my grandpa. :))

This President has had a long game strategy all along. I knew that when I voted for him, but listening to Mr. Kucinich talk about why he voted for the bill, I realized it again. I also watched Dr. Nouriel Roubini on Rachel tonight talk about how things could return to a doomsday scenario. When the President announced this deal he said the next two years are for fighting about taxes. And he's right. Taxes are going to have to go up. There's no way around it. The only thing left to do to fix this mess we haven't bothered to fix or think about for thirty years is raise taxes. They can have their cuts now, but over the next two years....those extravagances for the wealthy are going to have to go away. And if unemployment doesn't get any better under republican leadership in the House, there's not much they can do to help themselves. It is clear to those of us who follow politics in between elections, have known for a while, but the rest of the public will see over the next two years how hollow those arguments are. And with the inner struggles the establishment republicans are going to have with their far right wing televangelist crowd, the media won't be able to keep it from showing up everywhere. I mean, my god they put Michelle Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee!

So there's my thought for the day. It's a long game...we have to figure out how to live in a 24/7-politics-as-reality-show world and remember that.

....once on a lifetime game....

I didn't watch because it is hard to watch the New England Patriots. Tom Brady especially. He's just too cocky. I know he's a damn fine football player, but he just gets under my skin...he's creepy cocky. (sorry cm if you're reading and look cock)
Anyway, I didn't watch because it's hard and I had to pick them to win...I didn't last week on principle but with Aaron Rodgers being out and the rest of the Packers being banged up, I figured I had to. There are only two teams that I will hesitate to pick, The Dallas Cowboys and The New England Patriots. I will choose the Pats when I know they will win, the easy games for them and when I can't afford not to. I will never choose the Cowboys....ever. But to get to the point of this thought.....The QB for Green Bay, since Rodgers was out, was a kid who, in his first ever NFL start, did this...

24 completed passes out of 37 attempts
251 yards
3 touchdowns
1 interception
31- 27 Patriots win

His name is Matt Flynn. If he never plays another NFL game, this is a good one to have. He did this against one of the most consistently best teams in the league. The New England Patriots and the coaching staff are very good. I don't like them, but I have to acknowledge their talent. And congratulations to Matt Flynn for a hell of a game.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 form a more perfect union.....

My President did this. There are times when I am ashamed to be an American. You may find that offensive, if so, blow me. Then there are other times when I feel like my chest is going to burst open with sheer, pure....something. There aren't any good words that tell you what that feels like. I like to think that every American feels that and knows what I mean. It's the same feeling I get every time I hear The Star Spangled Banner. I honestly can not watch or hear that song without tearing up. 

I never understood what a Goddamn Awesome country we live in until I saw Washington and the Capitol for the first time. I was offered a Pageship when I was sixteen. I had no idea what it was until 2 months before I moved into the Page Dorm. It was offered to me when someone at another high school in the district turned it down because she didn't want to leave her boyfriend. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to her. I don't remember if I even knew her, but I am grateful. She gave me the chance to find out what I wanted to learn, history. I arrived in January for the Spring Semester. Reagan was President. Democrats controlled both Houses and had for thirty some years, if memory serves. I was sixteen living in a dorm two blocks from the Capitol. I was one of sixty six that semester. It continues to be one of the best five months of my life. It gave me an appreciation of what my parents' contribution was to this grand experiment our forefathers began. My father served for almost 30 years in the military. He worked on the Minuteman I think...he was the phone guy is what I remember. What I didn't know until I was in college is that every base we lived was on the first strike list. I cannot tell you how glad I am that I learned that in college after retirement. ( Did I mention I tend to ramble? My niece says I use too many words....) 
Anyway, the Capitol is such a wonderful symbol of who we are as a nation. I look at that building and I feel as one with it. I guess that sounds weird to some but it's a spiritual thing for me. And over the last two years I have realized I would fight and kill and die for what that building represents. When I reflect on the past fifteen or thirty years and I see how there is disrespect for the House of Representatives by Members?! I get so angry and at the same time disappointed. Americans civil rights are being trampled upon for religious ideology by these same people. All the while they are professing this as an American ideal. So when I read last night that the Senate had finally done something that should have been done years ago, I was surprised. When I see that, finally, the United States Congress has fulfilled another piece of this experiment started by those men and women in the 18th century who spoke of all men being created equal and forming a more perfect union, I get that wonderful feeling all over again. 

I continue to enjoy watching this President do almost everything he said he would. I am still waiting on the executive power stuff and Gitmo, but I am amazed and hopeful that I will see this President continue to do what he said he would. I don't know why he wanted the job, but I am glad he did. What President do you remember fulfilling most of his campaign promises? Maybe you didn't like the final result of some things, I know I didn't, but the man has done more in less than two years than any President in my lifetime. And give credit to the 111th Congress, Nancy Pelosi (love her or hate her, the woman did a hell of a job) and Harry Reid (thank god Nevadans didn't send Angle). I'm proud to be an American today.

Today, President Obama released a statement on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Today's historic vote would not have happened without the tireless efforts of many, including leaders in Congress, advocates, and the clear leadership provided by the President. As recently as this morning, the President has been reaching out to Senators from both sides of the aisle to help secure votes. It was only 11 months ago that the President called for the repeal in his first State of the Union and then laid out the plan, including the Pentagon’s Comprehensive Review for the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, that has taken us to where we are today.
Here's the President's full statement:
Today, the Senate has taken an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security while violating the very ideals that our brave men and women in uniform risk their lives to defend. By ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” no longer will our nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans forced to leave the military, despite years of exemplary performance, because they happen to be gay. And no longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love.

I want to thank Majority Leader Reid, Senators Lieberman and Collins and the countless others who have worked so hard to get this done. It is time to close this chapter in our history. It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed. It is time to allow gay and lesbian Americans to serve their country openly. I urge the Senate to send this bill to my desk so that I can sign it into law.

update: I have to thank my friend FCTileman for the picture of the President at the top, thanks! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

....the world is spinning round and round, out of control again.....

I started this blog because there are just some things you have to get out of your brain. Since I live in the teabagger south, I don't often get the opportunity to express myself out in the I started this journey. who knows where it will end or if I will even keep it up....I am a proud slacker after all....but I finally wrote the CJ post and thought, cool I can do this...then the next day read something that pissed me off.....I decided I would only watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to get my news. I can't even listen to NPR anyway, something pissed me off and I just stopped paying attention.....I am sure I will start again, it's who I am. But I need a break. So I will share this thought and write up a little more later....... I was so hopeful that the country listened to Barack Obama when he said it would be hard and it would take a long time, but if we stood together as a nation, not red or blue, liberal or conservative, but as One Nation, we would be fine. I believed all the people I met when I campaigned for him in NC and SC. (where we kicked Hillary to the curb, thank you very much.) I was hopeful that after electing the very first non-white male in our short history that we could overcome the petty squabbles and the entertainment like news divisions across the spectrum....we survived 9/11 and the Bush years, we all inhaled a clean new breath of clean air that anyway, and then the next two years unfolded and here we are.

I'll have more to say on this later, but I'm missing Colbert.......

The post title are lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong...

Monday, December 13, 2010

...useful knowledge.....

Just in case you missed this.....I don't normally read The Huffington Post, however, a few of my favorite bloggers post there regularly and I do read them. If you haven't read Chez Pazienza, you really should. He's one of the reasons I waited so long to write up a blog.....comparatively, I suck. So please read this piece regarding Wikileaks and the 'Professional Left'. Here's a taste......

I'll try to say this as respectfully as I can, but it's getting to the point where whatever Glenn Greenwald says, I feel an instinctive need to stand against it, simply on principle. It's not that he doesn't occasionally make some excellent and even necessary arguments from the left; it's that he's become the personification of a movement that's so self-righteous in its outrage, so petulant in its demands, and so destructive to its overall cause by refusing to give even an inch in its quixotic quest to see the Progressive Utopian States of America come to fruition in our lifetime that it's tough to consistently take his side. All that aloof disapproval just becomes exhausting after awhile. Throw Sirota and Hamsher into the mix and you've got the intractable left's own version of the Supremes -- only more diva-ish.

remember, it's important to know what's going on around you....politics and the business of politics are intertwined in our daily lives and we must be as informed as we can be......

...the spaces in between......

Ha! I just realized that I have Sunday Ticket (TM) and I don't have to listen to Jon Gruden. I can watch the Giants and the Vikings! Gotta love when the brain kicks in......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I took my mother to prison.....

This is Marley. She is a Walker Hound. She's been in prison. She's my kind of girl.

In March of this year I lost my sweet baby girl Abby. Abby was a mutt and the only child I was going to have. And then I received an email from a friend about rescuing puppies. At first I thought, no way...I can't have another puppy so soon. Then I saw Marley. She came home 2 months to the day that Abby went to heaven. I was scared and confused and not sure I had made the correct decision. I found out I am no good living in a house without a puppy. So Marley came home with me. Two weeks AA (after Abby), I took my mother to prison. My local animal shelter pairs with the Humane Society and the local prison and the inmates train the puppies. I thought this was an excellent idea, so I am always one to enjoy shocking people, so I took my mother. (My mother is a very straight-laced, very Christian woman...I have been trying to corrupt her since I was 14.) The moment we arrived at the prison we saw Marley. She was sitting with her trainer looking up at him and smiling. There is nothing sweeter than a puppy smile. We got in the enclosed area and Marley came over to inspect us and immediately sat down on my mother's feet and looked up and smiled at her. There was no more discussion, the only thing left was to donate to the Humane Society and wait for her training to be over.

It was an adjustment I didn't expect. I have always loved puppies. There has been a puppy in my life for every day of my life. Even when I moved away, I had two puppies at my parents house that I considered mine. I can never remember a time growing up that there weren't any puppies, usually we had two. (and just FYI, we had a lot of dachshunds. They are very sweet, but vindictive puppies. Sometimes not so good around kids-my sister can attest to that when one of our beloved babies bit her nose and hung on while she tried to shake him off. I can still see that in my head....*shivering*...just sayin') I honestly didn't think it would be a problem. She was a puppy, I was biggie. And while I do love her and am happy she's here, it was a very hard adjustment.

Abby was the first puppy that was mine. I didn't share her with anyone like I had the other puppies...they were family dogs. I brought Abby home at 9 weeks....I was late. I had had an accident three weeks before I was supposed to pick her up and was on crutches. I was trying to hold off another week but the lady wanted her gone. She was the product of a registered puppy and a non registered puppy, so therefore, worthless to the lady. So I trooped over there on crutches and picked her up. For the next 13 and a half years, we were together every day, every night.....we were a family. She was my kid. And now, here I was with a three year old, the doctor thinks, with an unknown history. How had she ended up at the animal shelter? Had she been mistreated? Abandoned? I didn't ask. I couldn't know. I had to walk out of there and go forward....both of us. She is a very sweet girl. She is very affectionate and she does smile a lot. It's been a learning experience and it's been an enjoyable one. There are things she does that are unique to her that I am surprised by daily. It still feels new and weird sometimes, but we are both better for it. She gets spoiled by her grandparents and loves going to doggie daycare at their place. I get a very loving puppy that makes me smile. I hope in time she forgets whatever happened before and knows only fun and love.

So if you're thinking of getting a puppy, or a kitty cat (I'm not a cat person, but they're okay), please consider rescuing an older puppy from your local shelter or animal society. All puppies are nothing but unadulterated love on four legs. They are wonderfully cute and who doesn't love puppy smell? But the older puppies need to feel the joy of being a puppy with a good family. If you're just going to get a puppy and leave it outside though, then my vote on that is a big fat no. Puppies are meant to be with people, not be stuck outside in the cold and wet....they are family members. If you wouldn't let your kid stay outside in the cold and rain, then puppies shouldn't either. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"You can't do that. Why? Because it's freaking me out"

Which brings me to the end of the week. We, as a country, are freaking me out. We're so outraged at the little stupid things that don't matter. Everything is about perception. Nothing has substance. We still follow a version of the Mercator Map, albeit to the nth degree of fantastical proportions. Look at the map we use, then look at the map as reality shows us. Not the same. Why? Perception and human failing.

The left and the right baggers are agreeing. The best possible outcome of the November elections was for the dems in Congress to shut up and get some work done. The spineless ones who couldn't or wouldn't call for a vote on the taxes before the election are now pissed that the President has done what they wouldn't or couldn't do. He moved forward. He knew the weasels wouldn't budge on the tax cuts for the rich and so he did what he had to do, what I elected him to do....get shit done. Then the ones who said to him, sure Mr. President, you talk to the other party and see what you can get...sure....we'll be right here ready to bash you like they do.  What the dems should be doing is going on teevee and pointing out over and over and over again, this sentence the President has repeated....

"The problem is, is that this is the single issue that the Republicans are willing to scotch the entire deal for. And in that circumstances -- in that circumstance, we've got, basically, a very simple choice: Either I allow 2 million people who are currently getting unemployment insurance not to get it, either I allow the recovery that we're on to be endangered, or we make a compromise now."

Which brings me to Senator Bernie Sanders. I love the guy, I do. I just don't like the timing of the mini-filibuster he had yesterday. This Congress has had 2 years to deal with these tax cuts.....let me say that again, 2 years! and they did nothing. They kept their mouths shut and ran away from their own agenda in the campaign and threw the President under so many buses, I lost count. (looking at you Joe Manchin (D-WV). So for those of you who think it's Obama's bad and no one else should be held accountable for this, then god/fsm/thor help you because I can't and I won't enable your feeble thinking. What should have happened after the midterms is the dems should have put up a united front and got shit done. They didn't. They should have gone about the business of governing and let the other party fall apart. Because they will. For those of you who think the President sold out and will capitulate when it comes to the debt ceiling....just wait. If you step back away from the picture, what you will see is the corporate owners of the other party will not allow the United States to default. They WILL NOT let that happen, it would cut into their profits and that's a no no.The President has always had a long term view of how the change comes and how we make it happen. He never said he would make it happen, go back and read or watch the videos....he said this would be difficult and that we would have to make it happen. But we didn't and we don't understand what he is doing, so he must have sold us out. You people are freaking me out.

If you think I'm an Obat for supporting my President for doing exactly what he said he'd do, then move along. This is one of those things I don't argue about. No one seems to remember what he has said over and over and goddamn over again since 2007 and they still aren't listening to him. sigh

We have been on this path since at least 1980, W was the logical conclusion to the Reagan years. that's 30 really think we, wait, you think that he can fix everything to everyone's satisfaction after less than 2?

You people are freaking me out.....

Sunday, December 5, 2010


this is my first attempt at a blog. some would say, myself included, what the hell do you have to say that you can't say on Facebook? well, I don't know. I guess we will find that out together, if you care to come along on the ride.

I guess there are some things you should know about me. I don't do grammar. there will be many things I misspell or I won't put an apostrophe in somewhere it should is too short to worry about shit like that. if it bugs you, you won't like it here. I don't much care for sentence structure either. I write like I think. so, move along if you are freaked out by that.

I love to cuss. I am a woman in my 40's and I can say and do what I want.

I have no business having any children that are human and love my canine family.
I love Pink Floyd.
I love Green Day.
I love Led Zeppelin.
I love football (American-you can keep your soccer world).
I am a true cancer. what you can take from that is I am a worrier, I am sensitive and I have a hard shell on the outside. Also, if you are my friend, you will always be my friend unless you fuck it up. I can only be a doormat for so long. (and I'm looking at you snort)

I am a smoker.
I am the youngest of 4 girls brought up in a military home. my sisters think I am still a brat.
I am a democrat, liberal, progressive....whatever. I believe in caring and helping others when they need it. so whatever label you want to use, use it.
I voted for Barack Obama and will do so in 2012. I am proud that he is my president. I am not proud of how some of my fellow Americans have treated him. If I were to use the metrics of the other party, what they have done is treasonous. except Palin, she is just treasonous all on her own.
There are things I will not argue. if I keep this up you will find out what those things are. mostly they are political, but I can be a hardass like my dad anytime I want.
I guess that's all for now. so I leave you with the universe creating stars.

(the picture is one of the first I saw from the wonderful, underrated Hubble Telescope. I grabbed it off the net, so I don't know who 'owns' it. It is a star nursery.)