Saturday, December 27, 2008


During the campaign all we heard was how things were going to change. I guess the old adage "the more things change, the more they remain the same", is still at work. I am referring to the pick for Secretary of the Treasury, who happens to be one of the old Washington guard.

Now if the president elect would have picked my daughter or someone like her, I would have been very impressed. She happens to be married to a school teacher, and they have two children. She and her husband decided that she should be a stay at home mom while the children were young.

I marvel at how she has managed to stretch the meager salary of our underpaid teachers. She and her husband purchased a nice home and my two granddaughters are well fed and are always well dressed.

They never buy things they can not afford, but rather save up before they purchase something. They even manage to save a few pennies for a rainy day, so as not to be caught off guard when a catastrophe hits.

Imagine someone like her in charge of the nation's purse strings. We would have a congress that had to live within its means. Millionaire bankers would be told, "Sorry, you made the mess, now clean it up or live with it". There would also no more frivolous spending sprees on bridges to nowhere.

We don't need any more Ivy League rs continuing to lead us in the same directions that caused this mess; we need the real change of someone who can clean this mess up - a housewife and mother.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

WHY ME??????

I just don't understand it. I am older then dirt according to my son, and I don't kick puppies or dogs. My grand kids love me, and other children don't run from me with terror-filled eyes.

Never smoked those funny hand made cigarettes, and the strongest medication I take is aspirin. I dress conservatively and rarely wear sunglasses or hoodies.

So why is it every time I fly, I am pulled aside for an extra search and I find those little notes inside my luggage informing me that it has been searched also?

Just like while I was on the police department, I was always the lucky one picked for peeing in the bottle to test for drugs. I was always told that it was done randomly by a computer.

If I am so lucky to be chosen so often for the tests and searches; why doesn't the same thing happen with the lottery or drawings for prizes?