Friday, November 11, 2011


Every once in a while I have to YELL out and name the names of the bad guys, and the worst of the worst.

The Alleve baloney -- sure, it's easier to take two pills instead of 8 Tylenol pills, but Alleve is naproxen -- it can create major health problems.

Guys, close your ears and eyes to the ads. Don't switch to Alleve. It's potentially bad for you.

TempurPedic mattresses-- they don't stand by their warranties. Ours is lumpy. it started getting lumps 5 years ago. It has a sag in the middle. Yes, we called! Yes we wrote letters. We'd have to prove it with photos, and photos don't show the lumps or the sag.

The worst guys are Oil Companies -- nowadays they've got tailored, choreographed handsome, authoritative males telling/selling us how careful they are about protecting us. (BS, baloney -- BP, Exxon, and all the others are careful?) Yes, the Oil guys are re-explaining how good for everyone it is that they drill under our land for natural gas that they'll sell back to us at higher than ever prices.

And Halliburton, who is/was Dick Cheney, and the Bush family, who keeps changing its name so that we don't realize it's the power behind various "fracking" oil companies that offer great deals to home owners so the company can dig for natural gas under their home sweet homes -- poison the water, the air, the foliage, the pets, and often the family.

Under various names, Halliburton, has made tons of money from the war in Iran. Reliable sources (Associated Press,,, and the "UK Guardian"), tell us that Halliburton (under one of its names) continues to be on our federal government payroll.

Huh? Why? How come?

I don't know why. But facts about this monster corporation are disguised and thoroughly hidden by the company's expert legal staff. It's got 52, 00o plus employees, in 70 countries, with hundreds of subsidiaries, an annual income revenue of $18 billion. All I can do is yell.

And include on my hate list, the sex medicine that makes sure you can get it up, anytime, every time you might be in the mood. Also all the insurance companies --Geico, Progressive are the big names selling you bargain rates. (You may save money, but based on my experience, you probably won't get a human someone on the phone to comfort you, if you have an accident.)

Also, I'm yelling about medicines that help the medicine you're taking work better, though the extra-help-medicine on top of yours might make you sick, crazy, suicidal, or kill you.

And here's a yell about the latest crop of bad guys who are encouraging you to pay them to help you into bankruptcy so you won't really have to pay all your bills, (except what you have to pay them.)

They are on my hate list. They should be on yours.

Along with a huge, loud YOWL about the media, the advertisers, the guys who are making money from selling us what sells to the indiscriminating, DUMB buyers who've been brain-washed since childhood by various representations of reality -- cute animals, birds, butterflies, bees, flowers, stick figures, slang-talking cartoons -- that have been creating a culture of violence.

My husband and I filmed a video blog that I'll post soon -- "Favorite liars." I was hoping to get strong supportive comments from him on my big liars list, but hate is not what John Cullum expresses. He gets annoyed, bored, irritated. I HATE things.

The picture at the top of this post is very ugly. Hate is very ugly. What's being done to us is very, very ugly.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


When pressure is on you to do something -- start it, finish it, make a decision, confront an issue -- you're immobilized.

There are two yous -- Grownup you, and Child you.

Grownup Em has had experiences, learned the rules, and coped with many things.

Child Em has needs, fears, impractical dreams, and expectations. She often feels quite small, vulnerable, and not very capable.

Child Em panics. Wants to hide, or sleep, or watch a dumb TV show.

Grownup Em tells Child Em what to do, or not do, and calms her by pointing her in a direction.

If you remind the child, parentally -- patiently, logically, lovingly -- the child feels safer, and can even handle rather scary things. Therefore, the Grownup-you needs to guide the Child-you into "Tackle one thing at a time."

The Grownup knows how to organize disorder into an orderly sequence of activities.

Like -- "One two, button my shoe,
Three, four, close the door,
Five, six,. pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, close the gate.
NINE -- you're fine!
Ten is not the "big fat hen,"
It's just the end.

So LOVE your child and coddle your child,
Tell the child in you it's okay.
Help the child push worries away.
Banish, make vanish all the fears --
And strongly advocate "no tears!"
The balm is being calm.
It' helps the two yous
Unwind, and re-find
Peace of mind.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Here's Al Sharpton and guests.

Watch, and listen -- it's the liberal side of a looming BIG, MAJOR, IMPORTANT, URGENT issue.

Oh boy, Sharpton makes disenfranchising voters sound like a new Republican tactic, a new way for them to win the election in 2012.

Gee, I can't help remembering when George W Bush was elected -- the voter fraud issue -- a
fter weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, the findings that proved Al Gore won that election. On December 13, 2000, though Gore sharply disagreed with the Supreme Court verdict that ended his bid for the presidency, Gore said, ''Partisan rancor must now be put aside. I accept the finality of the outcome, which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College, and tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.''

Gore won the national popular vote by more than 500,000 votes, but narrowly lost Florida which gave the Electoral College --
271 to 266 -- to Bush. And we got Bush/Cheney, war, 4,810 dead, Abu Ghraib prison, waterboarding, and on goes the list of wrongdoings.

Is voter fraud a serious major issue right now?

Here's what I learned from Brian Montopoli, reporter, for CBS Online News' Hot Sheet. The Brennan Center for Justice, a think tank at New York University, reports that 34 states have introduced voter identification laws this year that create hardship for 3.2 million Americans who want vote.

Republicans say they're promoting new restrictions on voting because of voter fraud, because voting machines -- new ones and old ones -- are too easily hacked.

The "Vulnerability Assessment Team," at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, found that the old machines can be hacked by anyone with an 8th grade education, with parts that cost $10.50. You can hack the new Diebold voting machines by inserting a piece of "alien electronics"-- it costs $26, requires a decent amount of knowledge and access to the machine, but it is possible to do on "every electronic voting machine."

Roger Johnston, leader of the assessment team, told, a national online media magazine that reviews technology, "This is a national security issue. It should really be handled by the Department of Homeland Security."

At the moment, the Republican voting reforms that are designed to prevent fraud are discouraging first time, young voters and low-income voters -- and yes -- these are voters who tend to vote Democrat.

New laws in Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin require photo ID. (Only One in 10 voters has them, according to the Brennan Center report.) Other states have cut back on early voting that's used by millions of Americans. Two states have disenfranchised voters because of their past criminal convictions, despite the fact that these voters are currently taxpaying members of the community. Florida and Ohio are eliminating early voting on the Sundays before election day, which is when some African-American churches organize voters to go to the polls.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi, house minority leader in a congress that has vowed to stop everything President Obama is trying to do, has been traveling, making speeches, attending town halls, working with state legislatures to revise these laws, and meeting with local church and community groups, revving up voters in the states where they now have to fight red tape and spend money to obtain voter ID's.

Wow! It's a huge problem that could take billions of dollarts to solve. Nowadays, nobody can win without the loser claiming fraud. No doubt about it, the new laws will keep a lot of people who elected Obama from reelecting him in 2012. It reminds me of the debt ceiling issue that hangs over our country. There are solutions, but in my opinion, a Republican in the White House will not solve or fix any of our current huge issues, including voter fraud.

Back and forthing over what I've learned, I think we need to reelect Barack Obama and get a Congress that will help president Obama pass legislation and tackle the urgent issues in America.