Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mike Huckabee For President?

Video is forever, Mike Huckabee. This little gem was captured at the "Rediscover God & America" convention.

Monday, March 28, 2011

"I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves..."

To read President Obama's Libya Speech, go to 
the only adult in the room.

No more than 30 seconds after President Obama finished his speech, some "news source" pundit was "anal-I-zing" President Obama's speech about our role in Libya.

I am prejudiced, I guess. Yes, all references to cost were absent. But we've already paid for those Tomahawk Missles that were sitting there in some stockpile, and we don't really have to replace them. We have plenty more. We lost a helicopter and we deployed a lot of top gun computer whiz kids to take out Libyan targets that are hundreds of miles away. Throw in some intelligence and a few other special services and we had it covered. I loved it when he said we pulled together an international coalition and reacted to a plea for help in 31 days. I'm impressed.

Yeah, everyone has an opinion and I'm quite happy to have the NATO forces taking over this assignment and the United States taking on a supporting role. We do not need to be going into Libya and dismantling the current leader and government. Those who yell for something more aggressive have never served in the United States armed forces.

I am proud to have helped elect President Obama, and I am proud of what he has accomplished. I shudder to think of the world we would be living in now, if McCain/Palin had prevailed.

Tonight it was all about "the Obama Doctrine" which is what CNN labeled it before the speech was hardly over. What? I like what the obama diary has done with tonight's speech. Check it out .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Corporations vs. People

For the full article written by Thom Hartman, go to TRUTHOUT.

And please pass this on to your girlfriends. Stay informed.

Getting stuff off my chest about Abortion Legislature

Gestational Sac size = 6 to 12mm
The Embryo is too small to be seen early
in week 5, it is smaller than a grain of rice
This stuff is getting too weird, folks. Surely this isn't true. The GOP wants the IRS to monitor who has had an abortion and prosecute offenders? They can make investigations?

This brings the hair up on the back of my neck. Surely someone has taken liberties in reporting the truth? I read the news and it seems like every week there is another bill to deal with the abortion "problem. " Why is there such a push from the GOP to control women's choices?

And I have never met, nor do I know of any woman who has had to make that decision and felt that it was passe', "no big deal" or of little concern. These kinds of end a pregnancy...tear at the core of a woman's soul. But sometimes hard decisions have to be made. Have you been paying attention to the world we live in these days? Really???

There are currently 20 bills that have been introduced since new Republican representatives came into office in January.  Check them out here.

Here are some articles that just begin to touch on some of the crazy, whacko abortion legislature in this country at this time.
And now as I edit this blog one more time, Arizona comes up with another abortion bill...

It looks like this will never stop.

UPDATE: Insurance Bans On Abortion Go For The Jugular

This is even more horrifying and scarey. How do I let women know that their rights to choose are being dismantled piece by piece? Do women care about what we fought for back in the sixties? Are they not aware? Please leave a comment so I can understand.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Radiation Threat...Real or Not?

This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Japan on Monday. Authorities are struggling to prevent the catastrophic release of radiation in the area devastated by a tsunami.

I was just over at one of my favorite Alaskan Blogs... Immoral Minority ...and Gryph has posted an article about radiation coming out of Japan. I was immediately engaged with the information I found there. Weather Underground is the place to start to get a clear, concise forecast for weather patterns and radiation exposure in the USA. You can register for free.

I poked around there for awhile and found this site, Citizen Weather Observer Program. If you really get all excited about tracking weather, you can buy the hardware and software and start your own weather station. That sounds like more fun than following what Sarah Palin is doing these days.

When I came back to Immoral Minority I started to read some of the comments and came up on this one. I tend to believe what this guy is saying, even though he commented under an anonymous handle. He seems to be intimately involved with radiation safety. Here is what he posted:

Anonymous at 4:58

I'd like to see some links for those statistics you just gave. The last update I saw from the Nuclear Energy Institute indicated the dose rate levels peaked at 1190 mRem/hr, and has returned to 60 mRem/hr. At its highest the radiation levels were at 1.19 Rem, which is extremely low. 0 to 100 Rem are considered sublethal, and anywhere from 200 to 400 Rem are still very manageable. Please consider that the three main aspects in radiation are time, distance, and shielding. The further away from a source the less dose exposure. For every time you double the distance between yourself and the source, the dose decreases by 4 times. Please consider the hundreds of miles between Japan and the West Coast/Alaska. There really is an extremely low risk for any adverse health effects as a result of this. And for those people buying potassium iodine pills, you can stop- the half life of I-131 is only around 8 days... by the time it gets here it's already gone. The Cs-137 and Sr-89 are much longer lived, but again, by the time any "gets here", the concentration will be so dispersed as to not pose any real threat. As for the workers, radiation workers are some of the safest and best protected in any industry. We actually have lower lifetime dose rates than people with "regular jobs" because of all the safety measures put in place. Your dose rate meter is your best friend, and I do not doubt that anyone would put themselves into a situation where they are subjecting themselves to so much radiation that they are certain to die. Workers can and do work in extremely elevated levels of radiation, they just work in smaller time increments (again, time, shielding, and distance). That way the dose is spread across a larger population. Radiation can be scary to those unfamiliar with it, as it was to me when I first started in radiation safety. You have to remember that radiation is ALL around us, in what we eat, drink, breathe, live in- everything. Okay, off my soapbox- I hope I've helped somewhat..? If it's any additional consolation I spoke with my boss who's been involved in radiation safety for over 35 years, and he was not concerned either.
There is no reason to start to panic and wring our hands. I am not trying to downplay it all, but we need to stay calm and patient to see how things play out over time. I hope some of this information offers you some peace.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Huffington Post published today that HBO Films announced that Julianne Moore will take on the role of Sarah Palin in its film adaptation of the 2008 election tell all book, "Game Change," written by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Moore is the first member of the cast, which will feature screen versions of the top players in the election, such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

The book spilled deep, sometimes damaging secrets and quotes from the high-tension campaign trail, including Obama and then-running mate Joe Biden's distant relationship, the Clintons' original distaste for Obama and the fallout from McCain's choice of Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate.

To read the whole article, go here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Talk Sarah, Talk

There's a new article up on Huffpo written by Robert J. Elisberg...He's done a really nice job of covering most of Sarah's gaffs. Enjoy.