Monday, October 14, 2013

Obamacare, 1 week later...

After numerous error messages and problems verifying my email addy, I am finally able to log into  This is what I just got:


Notice how the second word-grouping isn't even a sentence!  Kinda like what you get when the person speaking isn't an English-as-a-first-language speaker...

    Our tax money at work!!

Monday, October 07, 2013


I went to to see if I could sign up at the Ohio exchange since my current Medicare Advantage insurance is being canceled on 12/31/2013 and this is what I found:

Not very helpful.  I also tried last night and got the same page. 

Hopefully, I'll be able to get through before the end of the year and the end of my health insurance!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Best Mom Ever?

Currently on the radio:  (WTAM, Cleveland)

The woman with her crotch in the guy’s face is one of 2 strippers hired by a mom for her son’s 16th birthday party at a bowling alley.   There were 80 people at the party including one 13-year-old boy.

My daughter and I agree that sheltering children from violence is way more important than sheltering them from sex but I’m thinking this is going a little too far.  /sarcasm.  Your average  raging-hormone 16-year-old is bad off enough without adding this kind of fuel to the fire! 

Notice his hand.  He seems awfully relaxed for a kid in this situation.   Think he’s been there before? 

The kid is prolly in heaven.  I just hope she’s had a recent, thorough bath!! 

Friday, June 15, 2012


Every crafter has at least one large, unfinished project in their crafting closet.  Mine was a large Grandmother’s Flower Garden-patterned quilt.  Lots and lots of small hexagons.

I started it sometime after I finished my first quilt, a crib quilt for my second daughter.  It was all hand-stitched and I wanted to make one for my older daughter that was likewise all hand-stitched.  I had no idea it would take me over 20 years to complete. 

The baby I made the crib quilt for just turned 25!  My older daughter is almost 29!  These projects take forever to do!

I got the top completed somewhere at the end of the 90s.  I remember doing the basting of the batting, top and backing when we lived in Cleveland Heights over 10 years ago.

Each hexagon has a 6-petaled flower quilted into it.  No straight lines for me, no sir!  Nothing easy!  J

The quilt is made mostly from scraps although towards the end I did have to buy some fabrics in the right colors to supplement my stash.  As a result, I can look at it and tell you what was made from the various fabrics: baby or little-girl clothes, maternity clothes for me, clothes I made in high school.  Lots of memories. 

Both quilts are still in my possession.  The kids will get their respective ones from my will.  For now, the ‘new’ one goes into the washer to get, hopefully, most of the cat hair out of it as well as the pencil quilting marks.  It spent years rolled up in my closet and is quite dirty.  Then, onto my bed when the weather turns cold again. 

But it’s DONE!!!!!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Political Stupidity

The idiots in Washington are really starting to piss me off!  They refuse to do what works.

Why do you people keep voting for those guys?  I can’t figure it out.  Washington consistently does exactly the wrong thing for our economy time after time and yet you people keep sending ‘em back to do it again!

We know what works to revitalize and boost our economy!  It’s worked every time it’s been done.  Just ask Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton!


To save our economy, the government needs to eliminate corporate income taxes.  Corporations don’t pay them anyway; their customers do.  Imagine how business would take off here if business taxes were done away with!  All those ‘global’ companies who are ‘global’ only to avoid the highest business taxes in the world would come home!  All that money currently funding boondoggles in Washington would be used to buy new equipment and hire new employees. 

And all these people who are currently on unemployment would begin paying taxes. 

If the government wants more money to waste, it needs to lower personal taxes.  Look up ‘Laffer Curve’ on the ‘net.  At the present time, we’re way over on the right side of the curve. 

If Congress and Obama were serious about helping our economy, they would cut all these taxes.  But, since they don’t, they obviously have another agenda!  Socialism, here we come!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Big, Bad Wind

March is supposed to come in like a lion. This year, it’s coming in like the Big Bad Wolf! “I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”

Yet another blustery night. Not a good night for sleeping. Too much noise outside. Trees wailing and bushes scraping against the house. Very eerie sounding! When the big gusts come and hit against the house, the house pops and creaks in the onslaught. The wind moans and the house complains back. Sounds like quite a fight, at least from the inside.

Rain spatters against the windows. Heave gusts make the patter sounds even louder. A roaring sound in the trees announces yet another blow.

The wind brought us a little more snow. Cleveland is usually very snowy, with a buildup to several feet on the ground in half-melted layers. If you keep ahead of it with a snow blower, it’s not too bad to deal with. Mostly, we have to worry about the city plowing our driveway shut with icy sludge from the street. Not this year, however.

It almost feels like we didn’t have a winter this year. A bit of snow and then more 50 degree days to melt it all away. A bit more snow today but it’s supposed to be in the 60s by Wednesday! My spring bulbs have been above ground for weeks. I hope it doesn’t get extremely cold and kill them! I think they can survive 20s and 30s but if we get an Alberta Clipper with subzero temps, they could be in trouble!!

Now it’s stopped snowing and the sun is out. As we say around here: if you don’t like the weather, hang around for 20 minutes, it will change!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

God and the Western Liberal

To those who are trying to banish God from Western thought, I would suggest that you give it up. God is, unfortunately for them, too much an integral part of Western thinking and ideals.

The central concept of the Western idea is the worth of the individual. Prior to this, people were interchangeable unless one was a member of an elite class: royalty or a member of the ruling party. Western thought birthed the idea that everyone has worth, no matter his birthright or class.

Unfortunately for the anti-deity folks, this idea comes directly from the Judao/Christian concept that men are made in God’s image. We all have worth as we are all images of God. So, it’s not just royalty and the elites that have value; even the lowliest peasant is important.

From this concept comes the Rule of Law; the idea that the laws of the nation apply to everyone equally. Lower class people can’t be beaten just for looking at a king and a king cannot get away with murder simply because he is a king.

Unfortunately, our own Congress is undermining this concept. They routinely pass laws that don’t apply to them.

Congressmen can engage in insider trading to pad their own pockets at the expense of other stock holders and cannot be prosecuted for doing what would land the rest of us in jail.

Think about that the next time you buy or sell stock. Your congressman possesses information that could undermine everything you’re trying to accomplish for your family.

They’re recreating the idea of the Perfect and Immune Elites who can do what they want regardless of the law.

We’re all made in God’s image but some people are extra special; just ask ‘em!