Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sharing a Recent Post from my other Blog

I took a risk and put this on my 'author's' blog.  Usually when I mention anything political, I lose readers, but in this case, I didn't.  Strange...a few years back, a woman I considered a very close friend wrote me off because I said something negative about Obama when he was first running for office.  She saw him as the second coming of Lord, I suppose.  A true friend wouldn't care if we didn't agree on everything, so I guess I didn't really lose anything, did I?

Ginger is Wearing a Different Hat Today!

I'm an author, but today I'm stepping away from the world of fiction writing where I can sweep myself away to a different era, civilization, and a place where everything has a happily-ever-after and addressing what has happened to the population's voice when it comes to government.  I want changes, but I have no idea how to initiate them.  I wonder why so many take the time to write scathing reviews about fictional works on Amazon, but when it comes to what's really important in life, no one seems to find the time or a way to speak out.

Rumors of siphoning money from Medicare trust to pay for Obamacare ran rampant during the campaign between the President and Romney.  Who knows if that's true, but it made me wonder why Bernie Madoff went to prison for Ponzie scheming people out of millions when, if the rumor is true, what makes a difference between Bernie's actions and the Government infringing on money we've paid for through our jobs all these years?  Even more, I wonder if government officials would be so quick to initiate Obamacare if they had to "endure" it. Aren't they Americans?  Why are they exempt from something they can vote into our futures?  My insurance increased this year, my coverage decreased, and my drug costs went up, too.  When I asked my doctor about the future of the medical profession, he wasn't able to offer any assurance that things would fact doctors are leaving the profession and a shortage is sure to occur. I honestly don't want the government determining my health care needs.

What bothers me more is that I cannot figure out why we continue to re-elect the same stale politicians when what we want is hope and CHANGE.  We at least have the good sense to allow two terms for the Commander-In-Chief, yet we continue to send back old-timers who are more interested in taking a side than considering the issues at hand.  That line dividing our country (GOP/DEM) is killing us.  Why don't we have term limits instead of electing people to a career position where they continue to pad their pockets and vote themselves raises.  Did you know they recently received one?  Did you?  Only one member, and he happened to be a Republican, refused a raise during a time when most Americans are struggling to get by day-to-day.  Now that's what I call noble.  It's time to do away with party lines and become ONE NATION, indivisible, under GOD with liberty and justice for all!

Here's a list I got from the Internet that lists how long people have been in Office.  I got it from Wikipedia, so I can only assume it's accurate although somewhat dated since I know some of the people listed have since died.  No doubt, had they not passed, they would still be serving.  I recall seeing Strom Thurmond carried in on a stretcher in order to cast a vote.


Total tenure
NameParty affiliationTotal tenure timeUninterrupted time
11Robert Byrd(H,S)Democratic Party57 years, 176 days57 years, 176 days
22John Dingell(H)Democratic Party57 years, 22 days57 years, 22 days
33Carl Hayden(H,S)Democratic Party56 years, 319 days56 years, 319 days
44Daniel Inouye(H,S)Democratic Party53 years, 118 days53 years, 118 days
55Jamie L. Whitten (H)Democratic Party53 years, 60 days53 years, 60 days
66Carl Vinson(H)Democratic Party50 years, 61 days50 years, 61 days
77Emanuel Celler (H)Democratic Party49 years, 305 days49 years, 305 days
88Sam Rayburn(H)Democratic Party48 years, 257 days48 years, 257 days
99John Conyers(H)Democratic Party48 years, 1 day48 years, 1 day
Sidney R. Yates (H,I)Democratic Party48 years, 0 daysn/a
1112Strom Thurmond(S,I)Republican Party47 years, 159 days46 years, 57 days
1210Wright Patman(H)Democratic Party47 years, 3 days47 years, 3 days
1311Ted Kennedy(S)Democratic Party46 years, 292 days46 years, 292 days
Joseph Gurney Cannon (H,I)Republican Party46 years, 0 daysn/a
1513Adolph J. Sabath (H)Democratic Party45 years, 247 days45 years, 247 days
1614J. Lister Hill(H,S)Democratic Party45 years, 142 days45 years, 142 days
1715George H. Mahon (H)Democratic Party44 years, 0 days44 years, 0 days
1816Warren Magnuson(H,S)Democratic Party44 years, 0 days44 years, 0 days
1917Charles Edward Bennett (H)Democratic Party44 years, 0 days44 years, 0 days
2018Justin Smith Morrill (H,S)Republican Party43 years, 299 days43 years, 299 days
William B. Allison (H,S,I)Republican Party43 years, 152 daysn/a
2219Charles Melvin Price(H)Democratic Party43 years, 110 days43 years, 110 days
2320Henry M. Jackson (H,S)Democratic Party42 years, 241 days42 years, 241 days
Carter Glass(H,S,I)Democratic Party42 years, 157 daysn/a
2521John William McCormack(H)Democratic Party42 years, 58 days42 years, 58 days
2622Charles B. Rangel (H)Democratic Party42 years, 1 day42 years, 1 day
2723Bill Young (H)Republican Party42 years, 1 day42 years, 1 day
2824John Sparkman(H,S)Democratic Party42 years, 0 days42 years, 0 days
2925William R. Poage (H)Democratic Party42 years, 0 days42 years, 0 days
3026Jack Brooks(H)Democratic Party42 years, 0 days42 years, 0 days
3127Robert L. Doughton (H)Democratic Party41 years, 305 days41 years, 305 days
3228Joseph William Martin, Jr. (H)Republican Party41 years, 305 days41 years, 305 days
3329Dave Obey(H)Democratic Party41 years, 276 days41 years, 276 days
3430Clarence Cannon (H)Democratic Party41 years, 69 days41 years, 69 days
3531John C. Stennis (S)Democratic Party41 years, 59 days41 years, 59 days
3632Kenneth McKellar (H,S)Democratic Party41 years, 30 days41 years, 30 days
3733William Huston Natcher (H)Democratic Party40 years, 240 days40 years, 240 days
Claude Pepper (H,S,I)Democratic Party40 years, 207 daysn/a
3934William P. Frye (H,S)Republican Party40 years, 157 days40 years, 157 days
4035Ted Stevens(S)Republican Party40 years, 10 days40 years, 10 days
4136Thad Cochran(H,S)Republican Party40 years, 1 day40 years, 1 day
4237Carl Curtis(H,S)Republican Party40 years, 0 days40 years, 0 days
4338Peter W. Rodino (H)Democratic Party40 years, 0 days40 years, 0 days
4439Pete Stark (H)Democratic Party40 years, 0 days40 years, 0 days
Jennings Randolph(H,S,I)Democratic Party39 years, 364 daysn/a
Eugene Hale(H,S,I)Republican Party39 years, 363 daysn/a
4740Leslie C. Arends (H)Republican Party39 years, 362 days39 years, 362 days
4841Daniel A. Reed (H)Republican Party39 years, 352 days39 years, 352 days
4942George William Norris(H,S)Republican Party39 years, 305 days39 years, 305 days
5043John Taber(H)Republican Party39 years, 305 days39 years, 305 days
5144William M. Colmer (H)Democratic Party39 years, 305 days39 years, 305 days
5245Don Young(H)Republican Party39 years, 304 days39 years, 304 days
Samuel Smith(H,S,I)Democratic Party39 years, 9 daysn/a
John Little McClellan(H,S,I)Democratic Party38 years, 329 daysn/a
5546Morris Sheppard(H,S)Democratic Party38 years, 145 days38 years, 145 days
5647Ernest Hollings (S)Democratic Party38 years, 55 days38 years, 55 days
5748Richard Russell, Jr.(S)Democratic Party38 years, 9 days38 years, 9 days
John Sherman(H,S,I)Republican Party38 years, 4 daysn/a
5949Russell B. Long (S)Democratic Party38 years, 3 days38 years, 3 days
6050Patrick Leahy(S)Democratic Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6151Max Baucus(H,S)Democratic Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6252Chuck Grassley(H,S)Republican Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6353Tom Harkin(H,S)Democratic Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6454George Miller(H)Democratic Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6555Henry Waxman (H)Democratic Party38 years, 1 day38 years, 1 day
6656Frederick H. Gillett (H,S)Republican Party38 years, 0 days38 years, 0 days
6757Wilbur Mills(H)Democratic Party38 years, 0 days38 years, 0 days
6858Dante Fascell(H)Democratic Party38 years, 0 days38 years, 0 days
6959Robert H. Michel (H)Republican Party38 years, 0 days38 years, 0 days
Robert Crosser (H,I)Democratic Party37 years, 305 daysn/a
Robert L. F. Sikes (H,I)Democratic Party37 years, 290 daysn/a
7260Nathaniel Macon (H,S)Democratic-Republican Party37 years, 255 days37 years, 255 days
7361Henry Cabot Lodge (H,S)Republican Party37 years, 250 days37 years, 250 days
Alben W. Barkley(H,S,I)Democratic Party37 years, 74 daysn/a
7562Henry B. Gonzalez (H)Democratic Party37 years, 60 days37 years, 60 days
Francis E. Warren (S,I)Republican Party37 years, 6 daysn/a
James Eastland (S,I)Democratic Party36 years, 83 daysn/a
7863Ed Markey (H)Democratic Party36 years, 63 days36 years, 63 days
7964Joe Biden (S)Democratic Party36 years, 12 days36 years, 12 days
8065John Murtha(H)Democratic Party36 years, 3 days36 years, 3 days
8166Orrin Hatch(S)Republican Party36 years, 1 day36 years, 1 day
8267Barbara Mikulski (H,S)Democratic Party36 years, 1 day36 years, 1 day
8368Nick Rahall(H)Democratic Party36 years, 1 day36 years, 1 day
8469Henry L. Dawes (H,S)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
8570Felix Edward Hébert (H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
8671Edward Boland (H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
8772William Broomfield (H)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
8873Dan Rostenkowski(H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
8974Neal Edward Smith (H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9075Claiborne Pell(S)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9176Joseph McDade (H)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9277Paul Sarbanes(H,S)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9378Pete Domenici(S)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9479Ralph Regula(H)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9580Christopher Dodd (H,S)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9681James Oberstar (H)Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9779Richard Lugar(S)Republican Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9880Daniel Akaka(H,S)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
9981Norman D. Dicks (H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
10082Dale Kildee(H)Democratic Party36 years, 0 days36 years, 0 days
Shelby M. Cullom (H,S,I)Republican Party36 years, 0 daysn/a
Henry A. Cooper (H,I)

Just in case you're interested, you might want to check out this list: and note which are still serving.

Here's proof that some people just never go away:

California and Nevada are two of the most financially devastated states and when it came time to vote, they put the same politicians right back into office.  Does that make sense to anyone?  I am neither Democrat or Republican....I chose candidates personally, not by a party affiliation.  It's time to speak out, and this is my opportunity to do so and I took it.

Remember, the content reflects my opinions, and according to the constitution, at least for now, I'm still entitled to have a few.  I'm putting away my soapbox and getting back to doing what I enjoy most...writing novels.  There I can forget reality.

Friday, March 15, 2013


If we could amass a crowd like those waiting for the announcement of a new Pope, maybe we could do something about the mess in Washington.  I'm not comparing the importance of the Pope to the Catholic people to our President, but since I don't share their faith, I was more focused on the thousands waiting in the rain to see white smoke.

I guess the after-life is more important to some than the here-and-now.  God gave us brains so we could handle somethings ourselves and not drop everything in his lap.  Why can't we amass a crowd like this to protest the undermining of our constitution?  If only we could.

On second thought....I think President Obama anticipates something given the government's purchase of 1.6 billions rounds of ammunition and armored vehicles for use here in the US.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I Think We've Found Obama's Voters

Honestly...these people are entitled to vote and they are totally clueless.  Maybe we should have a minor exam prior to heading for the voting machines.  This is total BS.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Who's The Racist?

For those of you who slept through World History 101 here is a condensed version. 

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were:

1. The invention of beer, and
2. The invention of the wheel. 
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer, and the beer to the man.

These facts formed the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1.. Liberals
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men.

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs, the evolution of the Hollywood actor, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide all the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years, Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. 

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, firemen, lumberjacks, construction workers, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, golfers, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America .. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history.

It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers.. 

I received this in my email today and had to share it.  I couldn't think of a better place than on my blog. Pretty cute, and frighteningly true in some ways. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Time...

Yes, it's time for party lines to go away.  Our country is divided by two entities who ask you to ignore the issues and choose which side of the line on which you intend to stand.  Choices aren't based on what is right for the people, but rather the need to dominate and "show" the other side who's boss.

When the two-party system was created, it worked, but those days are long gone.  Although some people dare to claim themselves as "independent", you'll never see one elected or taken seriously by the media because they just don't have the backing of big corporations and business interests to make them legitimate the media controls things these days.

Old timers refuse to look forward, and focus on the past...when unions served a purpose and helped improve out country.  Now they seem to be running things...and into the ground.  I've often felt if you put a party label on a dog turd and put it on the ballot, people would vote for it based on what party is represented.  That might be loyalty, but c'mon folks, we need to stop and look at what works for all of us, not just a few.

I want to have faith in my government, feel protected, and promise my grandson that his tomorrow will be brighter than our today.  The reality:  everything the government runs is bankrupt.  I offer as proof, the post office, Amtrak, the Veteran's Administration, and our dwindling Social Security.  We've accepted the word "entitlement" to mean welfare (food stamps and money) for those who choose not to work and keep having children we must support.  No!  Entitlements are the things we've paid into and we're supposed to receive in our senior years.  Veterans are due help for their service to the country, but are they getting it?  If you answered yes, then ask yourself why you continually see commercials on TV asking for your contributions to Wounded Warriors.  Then ask yourself what has happened to the Social Security Administration and why things are drastically changing.  That money was earmarked for a special purpose, not for special needs of the government.

A friend of mine who lives in Alaska and has her own medical practice recently shared with me that 30% of the doctors in that state have already stopped accepting Medicare patients.  That's pretty scary.  Are we destined to be thrown out with yesterday's garbage, or will we finally grow a pair and stand up and say, "WE'VE HAD ENOUGH!

Friday, March 8, 2013

I'm Back and I Hope You'll Join Me

Risking having my house hit by a drone, I'm back to share my disgruntled outlook with the Obama administration and the President in general.  I broke my own code today and posted a political rant on my regular blog, and I'm sure I'll lose some readers.  There are people out there who would rather keep their heads in the sand than know the truth.  I'll be sharing information and pokes and digs I find with you.  The president is a joke, and I for one, don't know why America isn't scared to death.  We're headed for financial ruin, we've already lost respect around the world, although he put his hand to the bible and swore to defend the constitution, he's hell-bent to change everything to fit his agenda.

I guess now I'll be labeled a racist, because every time someone disagrees with what's happening in Washington, someone plays the "race" card.  Honestly, I wouldn't care if he was purple, pink, or orange...the man is an empty suit that someone with big bucks is manipulating.  That's my opinion, and until he re-writes the constitution, I'm still entitled to freedom of speech.  :)

Hope you'll come back and stick around.
WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!