Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Unfortunately, that's what I'll be doing.
Too much gobble, gobble.
And yet, I wanted to stop long enough to wish all of you
THE HAPPIEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

Did you wake up in a warm bed?
Others are cold and alone.

Can you pay your bills (for the most part)?
Others are losing their homes.

Are you able to say you ate too much?
People are starving all over the world.

Are you free to worship the One and True God?

THEN, MY FRIEND, YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED.

ARE YOU TRULY GRATEFUL AS WELL?
God be with all of you and your families...

GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DWTS--GOOD LUCK BRISTOL AND MARK

DWTS
I don’t generally chime in a lot about issues other than writing, but what on earth is happening on DWTS? For those of you who don’t have a clue,
DWTS is Dancing With the Stars!

The show is SUPPOSED to be about taking
NON-DANCERS and with the help
of a professional (and these folks are brilliant, especially Louie whose choreography is spectacular, but I digress)
they learn and improve as much as possible.

NOW, every season manages to have a couple people with little to
no performance experience and they are
generally voted off right away.
But occasionally, as with Emmett Smith, football pro, they improve so much
that the voting public puts them through over very talented,
albeit, already performer, personalities.

And that is the case this year. Bristol Palin is being
crucified in the media
along with her mom and the Tea Party movement, and any other
conservative out there daring to admit to voting for her,
because she, as a non-performer, has made it to the finals.


OH NO! HOW CAN THAT BE? SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY LEARNED FROM NO EXPERIENCE AND IS NOW DOING A GOOD JOB!!!
MUST BE VOTER FRAUD!
GROW UP AND GET A LIFE!

We had to listen to Maks and Brandi (who until their loss, I found to be one of my fave couples) whine all week because she was voted off. She WAS brilliant. She’s also an actor, singer, performer with, I believe, some dance background. Just like Jennifer Grey from Footloose, who is the leader on the show. She is WONDERFUL, but we’re comparing apples and oranges here, folks. What’s so hard to understand in all this.
The show is
SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT NON-PERFORMER, NON-DANCERS
who learn the ropes gradually and get better each week.

THIS ISN’T A CONSPIRACY!
NOT VOTER FRAUD!
IT’S PLAIN OLD, CHEERING FOR THE UNDERDOG
AS SHE/HE GETS BETTER AND BETTER EACH WEEK.
AND THAT, TO HER CREDIT, IS BRISTOL PALIN.
SHE’S ADORABLE AND HARDWORKING.
Just heard a man shot his TV
‘cuz he was so angry
Bristol made it to finals.
WOW! That was intelligent. It’s a show, people.
It is, what it is. Get over it and get on with your real lives.
Cheer for your favorite and be happy for whoever wins,
‘cuz that was
who the voting public wanted. They all work hard and deserve for us to support them all. Show a little class in a world gone nuts!

GOOD LUCK, BRISTOL AND MARK. YOU
REPRESENT MILLIONS
OF US WHO WISH WE HAD THE
COURAGE TO PUT OURSELVES
OUT THERE IN SPITE OF THE ABUSE YOU’VE TAKEN.
YOU’RE A CLASS ACT IN A SEA OF DIVAS AND VIEWERS WHO THINK THIS IS THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, BUT THAT'S A WHOLE N'OTHER STORY!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sanity Prevails

Thank you Fox News for taking a stand.
Thank you Amazon for allowing sanity to prevail.
THE BOOK'S BEEN PULLED...
BIG CHEERS FROM THIS WRITER'S PERSPECTIVE...

AMAZON, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

It’s Veteran’s Day and as a veteran, I have very strong feelings about the direction of the country that I swore allegiance to. The country and it’s tenets. BUT, and I say this sadly, I feel as if we have come to a place where the intent of the Founding Fathers has become so perverted that they, themselves, would no longer recognize their original meaning. Particularly of:

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!

Was it the intent of those good men who gave all they had that we should sit here, in front of our computers, and be subjected to the kind of filth that slithers over the screen at an ever-alarming rate? Do companies, in this instance, Amazon(with whom I and many other authors have done a LOT of business), have the right to sell a book under the guise of first amendment rights whose topic enslaves millions of children worldwide?

Is it a coincidence that John Walsh was on the morning news explaining that wealthy western countries are the source of so many pedophiles? Babies . . . yes, I said babies, some as young as five years old are being enslaved for the sole purpose of being a source of pleasure for pedophiles.

And all under the umbrella of FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!

My heart broke this morning when I read the response from Amazon that it is taking the stand that it would be “censorship” to not sell a book because of the opinions expressed in the book.

Fox News is calling for a boycott that would hit Amazon where it would feel it, in the pocketbook at Christmas. And the only way to do that is to express our concerns, as writers, who may or may not have books for sale on Amazon. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

I understand this topic is a difficult one for us, as writers, but if we won’t stand up for the innocence of children, who will? Aren’t we the men and women who have changed history throughout civilization with our words? And though Amazon is such an important element in our business, what are we going to put first?

I ask each of you, whether you are a reader or a writer, where do you stand on this issue? What is your heart telling you?

I’d like to hear back from all of you.


AND TO ALL YOU VETERANS FOR HAVE GIVEN IT ALL FOR OUR RIGHT TO ARGUE OUR BELIEFS, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Monday, November 8, 2010

THE BARN DOOR

Seeing the world through a midwesterner's eyes!
Stop by and enjoy smirks, smiles, squabbles and quirks
all through the eyes of various midwestern writers.


http://www.thebarndoor.net/

Hopefully, you'll take away some tid or bit

you didn't know about people from the midwest.

Come on by, now, ya hear?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
LET FREEDOM RING!

USE YOUR RIGHT AS A CITIZEN
TO GET OUT AND VOTE!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!