Sarah Palin; Commander-in-Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska

This came to me in my email.

Interesting!!

Things I didn’t know until now.  I wish the voting populace of this nation knew!

1. What is America’s first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States?

49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

2. What is the only National Guard Unit on permanent active duty?

49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

3. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska.

4. What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security and counter terrorism?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

5. What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska.

Oh, my!  What will we ever do?  Obama  told us she is too unqualified to act if we came under attack.

Well, in the words of Paul Harvey … Now you know the rest of the story.

Read what the  LA-Times says regarding these statements.

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Is Joe Biden Serious or Just Talking Too Much?

Let’s talk a little bit about Joe Biden, let’s seriously talk about Joe Biden. Check out the video below:

Or watch this. They don’t want Joe Biden on SNL because he seems to put his foot in his mouth a lot.

“Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy,” Biden said. “I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

“Gird your loins,” Biden warned.”We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.”

Biden specifically said Obama would need “help” from his supporters to stay popular on foreign policy matters.

“I’ve forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I’m not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it,” Biden said of his running mate.

Biden said Obama is “gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.” There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision. Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.”

The text of Biden’s speech was originally reported by Matthew Jaffe of ABC News.

Sarah Palin and Tina Fey SNL Skit; Not Fair to Women

“I think it’s really sad that in America, just because a woman is running for a high office, we have to make fun of her on Saturday Night Live. There is a black person on SNL, why aren’t they making fun of Obama? Because he is black, that’s why. It makes me so mad.” This is a quote from a 21 year old female college student who happens to be my daughter. Wow! Now that is an opinion!

It happens to be an opinion I agree with as a 51 year old woman. What the heck is going on here? Why is this okay?? I have to admit that Tina Fey is pretty funny doing the Sarah Palin Impressions but why isn’t anyone impersonating Obama? Now I think that would be hillarious!!

I don’t watch SNL but I did see replays on the news, (even that is pathetic). Now whenever I see Sarah Palin speak, I can’t help but think of Tina Fey, who has all the mannerisms down pat, and then I start to laugh and even I have a hard time  taking Mrs. Palin seriously. I have to agree with my daughter, not only is it sad, but it does make me mad. And it should make every mother in America mad. How will our daughters ever be taken seriously if we just write off every woman trying to make a change in this country as a bimbo? I can only hope next time there’s a serious female candidate running for a high office, we can get beyond the sexism and look at content of character. Why is it so many people have gotten past the racism with Obama, but can’t get past the sexism with Palin?

I understand that she is green. She does not have the experience she needs to answer the tough questions being thrown at her by the press. I’d like to have seen them ‘hounding’ Obama in the begining or even now. Oh, that’s right. They can’t because then it would be ‘racist.’

Okay, the game is over. It is time for us to get serious about who is going to be running this country for the next four years.

Sarah Palin’s CBS Interview with Katie Couric

Sara Palin’s CBS Interview with Katie Couric

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Rising Gas Prices: I Sold My Car!!

Smoke Free 202 Days!

I didn’t realize how much I would miss it until I woke up Thursday morning and remembered I didn’t have a car anymore. It can be quite a shock at 51 years old. I have owned a car since I was 16 years old. Being stubborn has its drawbacks for sure but, getting rid of your car is a little drastic.

The reason I did it is twofold. My car was a 2005 Chevy Malibu. I had paid two years worth of car payments, ($310/mth) plus kept full coverage insurance and paid the taxes on it. Three more years of payments staring me in the face and rising gas prices and food prices, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I took a leap of faith and sold my car.

The Car I Sold

The Car I Sold

It is a relief to not have the car payment anymore. Considering I only make $27,000 per year and have a monthly rent payment of $545/mth it is a wonder I made it the two years. I am proud to say I was never late or missed a single payment. Not sure what good that does me now.

So, my plan was to walk or ride my bike to work. I have been ‘in training’ for the last couple of weeks walking my dog every morning what I thought was 2.5 miles. When I told my friend Mike that I was walking 2.5 miles in 20 minutes he was really impressed with me. Well, that made me stop and think, OMG, what if it isn’t 2.5 miles? I have been walking the same route for two years. When I was smoking I couldn’t ever finish because I would get short of breath. So, I would cut through the field to get home quicker. Anyway, I had driven the route with my old car that had the old fashioned odometers that weren’t digital. I’m not real good with math so I mush have goofed some how because when I mapped it out on Google Maps it said it was 1.5 miles. Crap! No wonder he was impressed with 20 minutes. Ugggh! So now I have a new route that is is 2.0 and 3.0 miles. I did the 3.0 miles Saturday in 45 minutes. Now that’s more like it isn’t it.

Giant Bicycle-Alternative form of transportion

Giant Bicycle-Alternative form of transportion

I also rode my bike what I thought was 3.0 miles one hot, hot, muggy day. Turns out it was 5.0 miles because I couldn’t find the turn that was on the map to make it 3 miles so I just kept riding, it was downhill after all. Nothing hard about that-until I had to go back and ride UP the hill. Well, I only had one bottle of water. I thought that would be plenty for a 3 mile ride. So, I walked my bike UP the hill and when I made it to the top I called my son and asked him to bring me two more waters. I was determined to finish the ride even if it killed me. And it almost did.

Gas prices a few weeks ago.

Gas prices a few weeks ago.

So now I was ready to sell my car because I knew I could depend on my legs to get me to work everyday. When Gas prices were pushing $3 per gallon I said I would not pay that much for gas. It’s the principle of the thing. Well, I did end up paying +$3 a gallon for gas. So when gas prices were pushing $4 per gallon again I said I would not pay that much for gas. Well, the last time I filled my car right before I sold it, gas was $3.99 per gallon. So the timing was perfect.

Now, back to Thursday morning. I ended up in tears because I couldn’t make a decision on how to get to work. I piddled around trying to decide between , walking, riding my bike, (actually with a heat index of over 100 degrees neither one was a really good idea) or the bus. I changed my clothes three times because as you ladies know if you are going to walk, you have to wear a walking outfit. If you are going to ride, you have to wear your biking outfit which includes your biking shorts , (with extra crotch padding), and if you are going to ride the City Transportation, (the Bus), you can wear your regular work clothes. By then it was too late to catch a bus or I would have been late for work so I ended up in tears and my 23 year old son took pity on me and said, “come on Mom, I’ll take you to work.”My daughter, (21 years old) picked me up after work. I never thought I would be dependent on my children at such a young age.

Friday morning I was better prepared and didn’t panic when I woke up and discovered I didn’t have a car anymore. I had planned on riding the bus and lucky for me it was a “free” day because of the City Sidewalk Sale. So I only had to walk a mile, (straight-uphill) after the bus dropped me off, to get to my building. I am a little sore from carrying my heavy bag, (I looked like a Bag Lady). I’m not sure what is in that bag, but I will never carry it again. I will get me either a backpack or a fanny pack. I did survive and fortunately it was downhill to catch the bus after work. The city bus is really nice and clean. It has Air Conditioning and is very inexpensive.

My dream machine.

My dream machine.

Eventually I want to get a scooter, like a Vespa, maybe a pink Vespa would be cute. My work is only a short 3 mile trek so I really don’t need a big car anyway. Unfortunately I don’t have the $2500 to $3000 to buy a new scooter so that will have to wait until I save some money.

Yes, I have made the ultimate sacrifice because of our current economic situation. My Dad always taught me to live within my means. If you can’t increase your income, (I’m already working two jobs) then decrease your expenses. And if that means no car then that’s what I’ll do.

I could lose some weight anyway!

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Hillary…You Must Be Joking!