Sunday, November 16, 2008


so that last post was a real downer. I was thinking of deleting it, but I was truly disappointed with the results of this election and that is how I was feeling (and still do feel but not so lividly anymore) and since this blog is mainly private, I am going to keep the post the way it is.

Let me just state very quickly and precisely why I did not vote for Obama and am concerned by his presidency while I am feeling calmer:

1. He is very pro-choice. He has mentioned before that if his daughters were to make a 'mistake,' he would not want them to be 'punished' (meaning that if one of his daughters were to become pregnant with an unwanted child, he would not want them to have to carry and deliver his own grandchild.

2. He is for making laws that would take away our freedoms. Like the Fairness Act and the Freedom of Choice act would force doctors who were pro-life to perform an abortion whether they wanted to or not. This doesn't matter to a lot of people, but it matters to me and many others that I know very much. I'm sure I mentioned this before, but if our citizens fully understand the consequences of laws like these and are for them anyway, then that to me is a slap in the face to our soldiers who fight and die to preserve our freedoms.

3. I know there are a lot of mixed feelings on this, but he is trying to redistribute the wealth in our country and that is a socialist ideal. And it does not take every situation into account and could potentially harm a lot of people if their employers are taxed very high and cannot afford to keep their employees, etc.

4. He has not given a statement on his views towards homeschooling although HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) has asked for his views more than once! As a homeschool graduate and someone who fully intends to homeschool my own children someday, this is very important to me. I will not be very pleased (big understatement) if Obama tries to take away the right to homeschool.

This post is subject to change (have things added or taken away) but for now, those are my biggest grievances against him. I do not want to overreact, especially since he hasn't even taken the office yet, but since this is my blog I am going to state how I feel for the record. Hopefully at the end of 4 years I can look back at this post (if I continue this blog) and say that my fears and concerns were silly and that Obama was a wonderful president. I understand that all presidents are human and will make mistakes, just like we all would if any of us were president, but the fact that his views are so extremely liberal and, in many ways, socialist is what causes me to be concerned about him.

That's my more explained version of why I am not exactly pleased with the results of this election. Hopefully it wasn't as hostile and despairing as my last one was and maybe a little more informative too.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I am very sad about the way this election turned out. Obama and his socialist ideals and his views on abortion scare me. If it's a socialist leader that our country wants, then they deserve whatever they get. I think that a lot of his voters don't really know what it is that he stands for. I guess we will see what happens over the next 4 years. Who knows? Maybe he will be better than we think he will be.

All that being said, I don't want to behave the same way the liberals did these past 8 years, blaming every single thing that happened to our country on Bush, but at the same time, if I don't like the way Obama is running the country, I will definitely complain about it. Then again, if he does something that is really good, I will be very happy about it. Why am I feeling so hopeless though???

Next rant: I am completely and utterly disgusted with our media. What a totally biased group of people. It makes me not want to watch the news anymore because I can't stand the totally biased news anchors. I'm sorry, but I am totally disgusted with all of them. And I am really disgusted at the way the media and the liberals and REPUBLICANS!!! are treating Sarah Palin. People just don't have any morals or decency. In a way, I am glad that she didn't win because it would be an awful life for her for the next four years. I feel bad for her. She campaigned her heart out for McCain and I don't think he is giving her the respect and recognition she deserves.

I'm so disgusted with politics and with our country.

Oh well, this last campaign lasted 21 months. I figure that we can take a year off and start the next campaign 36 months in advance. Then the "fun" can start all over again.

Is there any such thing as a good politician?

Monday, November 3, 2008

One last thing....

Yay for 'Falling back!' I'm sure I wasn't the only one who enjoyed that extra hour of sleep!

20 for my 20th

I am 20 years old now. :) It doesn't feel any different from being 19, but it is nice to know I'm not a teenager anymore. I had a nice day. I ate too much (wonderful) food, made for my by my sister who is a very good cook! I got to work out (after eating all that wonderful food), I went to the library, Borders, and, best of all, my parents gave me a sewing machine! I can't wait to use it. Hopefully that will be enough motivation to start sewing again. I'll post a picture sometime.In addition to what I mentioned above, I also got lots of emails and phone calls from co-workers and friends (thanks Cheryl! You made my day even better!). I've been told that it is a lot of fun being in your 2os. I hope so! I am pretty excited to see what my 20s hold for me.

I made a list of 20 things to do before I turn 21 (I got this idea off a blog of course!). So without further ado:

1. Finish my associates degree.
2. Go to RADIATE!!!
3. Get into a dental hygiene program (finish prerequisites).
4. Get contact lenses.
5. Have my braces removed.
6. Find a church.
7. Read a really good book. Suggestions anyone???
8. Make at least 1 sale in my Etsy shop (I need to restock it).
9. Sew a dress.
10. Drive on the interstate.
11. Hold my niece or nephew.
12. Take lots of pictures for this blog.
13. Read my Bible more.
14. Vote for the first time (I already did this! Yay for early voting!).
15. Play my violin more.
16. Find a fun class to take (yoga or pottery? Both maybe? Neither maybe?? lol).
17. Love others more.
18. Notice and appreciate the little things.
19. Make time to focus on being healthy and creative.
20. Grow in my relationship with God.

I just love our library...

And it's many staircases. I am finding that I love architecture. Maybe I should do that instead of dental hygiene...or maybe not. :(

I had some other pictures that I took here. Pictures of things other than staircases. Unfortunately, my jumpdrive has been acting really wonky, so I couldn't find them to load them on here. Maybe I'll update this post in the future. :)

Happy Halloween~

The baristas at our local coffee shop. They're a fun I'm sure you can see!

More Scenes from Autumn 2008~