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The Palins vs Kathy Griffin

January 6, 2011

An online article two days ago, stated that Kathy Griffin intended on continuing her dogging of the Palin family.  We all know that she does this to keep her name in the headlines.  It’s free publicity.  But at what cost to the Palin family? 

I believe any really good lawyer could take care of this Kathy Griffin situation for the Palins.  I find Kathy Griffin’s remarks disgusting to say the least and let me be clear here, I find Sarah Palin a nice down to earth woman with whom middle America identifies with, but because of her Political agenda, her children for some reason (where is their dad?) have had no guidance at home.  Yes, she may have a political agenda, but she is no one I would vote for, at least at this time and only because I don’t think she is experienced enough to handle the job of President, though she has more Political experience than Obama had.  But there are others that would vote for her and thus, the Kathy Griffin attacks.

That being said, I don’t think Kathy Griffin is qualified to be a comedian or use that title as an excuse to justify her vicious Palin remarks.  I really do not believe that making fun of, in a very nasty way, mind you, another person comes anywhere close to being funny.

It seems that Griffin has decided she will leave Sarah Palin alone for a while, including passing over Bristol and is going to move on to a younger daughter in the Palin family who is only 16 years old, her name is Willow.  I understand that Willow has made some comments on Facebook in response to derogatory remarks made by a student in Alaska, about her mother.  

I have read what the remarks are supposed to be and do find them inappropriate to say the least.  It also appears that Sarah’s children have not been supervised enough or been given guidance on how to respond publicly to things they hear or see about themselves or a family member,  that are basically uncalled for remarks by someone who thinks its fun to take cheap shots at others and do it on the internet, or in public so as to create a media frenzy and subsequently hurt the feelings of one of the Palin family members. 

I really think that the people who watch Griffin do it to see just how far she will go before someone, anyone, a good lawyer perhaps files a complaint against her for harassment, or defamation of character

Now a 16 year old could probably have a lawyer represent her.  You see, she’s not famous in her own right; she’s not in the limelight by her own decision.  She is not a famous person, out on the road making speeches, nor is she a singer or movie star.  She’s an underage daughter of a prominent person.  She should have the right to sue Kathy Griffin for harassment, or defamation of character and win.  The key word here is “under age” and basically a “no one”.

But, the retaliatory remarks Willow makes on the internet or in public do not help her cause.  She is feeding right into the hands of those who want to make her a public topic and ultimately do her harm by publicly insulting her.  If her mother is not at  home then where is her father?   One would think she would have discussed this particular incident with one of her parents before writing about it on the internet.

Just how mean and vindictive does someone like Griffin need to be before someone shuts her up legally?  Even our service men, which fight and die for the rest of us Americans and our freedom of speech, cannot stand her.  So, why is it that the rest of us feel she has the right to be malicious?  How would you like her going after your daughter, sister or mother, I don’t think anyone would like it.  Could it be this is why no one will stand up to her for fear she may come after them next?  Let’s face it, many people have skeletons in their closet and don’t want them yelled out all over t he nightly news.

Certainly many in Middle America identify with Sarah Palin and would vote for her to be President, but identifying with someone who has the same personal and family problems as you do, is not a qualification to be President, especially when those problems are detrimental to the mental and physical well-being of ones children.   When I was growing up it was almost a sin to get pregnant when still a child and in school and it wasn’t much better for a young woman to get pregnant if she wasn’t married.   It was embarrassing for the girl when she had to finally tell her parents.    It was humiliating to the parents when the news got out among family and friends and made them look like they were doing a poor job of raising their children.  It was worse if it hit the papers and went National or International.  

Today, it seems it is more acceptable, but make no mistake it is hard for the girl/young woman when it is kept in the news by those whose intentions are to only humiliate and inflict mental anguish.  It is this reason why I think Kathy Griffin should have some kind of legal action brought against her to stop her mean insults directed at the Palin children. 

I know, the Palins should hire an attorney but they have not, as far as I know.  So, maybe, just maybe,  there is still a Children’s Advocate out there, a Lawyer with some sense of decency who will come forward and offer his legal services to the Palin children.  I mean at the very least there is a huge upside for a Lawyer to do so, he will get headlines, and a reputation for protecting those who can not protect themselves from the evil doers out there, and it would all be free advertising for him.  What better way  to boost ones’ career?  It would be a win/win situation for all concerned (except Griffin).

I  hate to say this, but I don’t think Sarah Palin and her husband are doing a very good job of protecting their children from persecution by those who have no conscience or morals.

Who would or could advise these girls, if Sarah made it to the White House?  Sadly,  it is evident that they were never prepared properly on how to act publicly and more importantly,  how to show respect not only for themselves, but for their mother who is a public person looking at living in the White House. 

Certainly Americans of all social classes can identify with the Palin family.  Please don’t take my remarks the wrong way.  Sarah Palin’s children have had their lives turned upside down by a media that has no integrity.  The Palin children have been thrown into the lions den, and someone forgot to tell them how to defend themselves in a appropriate  manner.   Becasuse Middle America identifies with the Palins, is not a reason to put Sarah in the White House.   We want the highest of moral standards to be a part of the everyday life of our President and his family.  

 The President and his family  are supposed to set an example for the rest of us.  We as Americans want a President who has control not only of his/her life but also, sets boundries for his/her children.  We want to be proud of the person we elect to the highest office in the land and want him/her to deserve the respect that someone in his/her position should be given by not only Americans, but the world.  Sadly, Sarah Palin cannot change the family issues that have already been blown out of proportion by the leftist media,  but she can try to protect her children a little more, and give them some guidance on how and what they should do or say when confronted by outsiders who try to hurt them just because of their mother’s public ambitions.  

Now, with all that being said, is there a “Lawyer in the House” who has the guts to come forward and give some legal advice to the Palin children and better yet, represent them?     ss

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The End Justifies the Means!

March 23, 2010

 03/22/10 

“We meet at one of those defining moments – a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more”.  Barak Obama, August 28, 2008

Today, I am sad.   I find it hard to believe that our Congress (though right now I am disowning them) using any means possible, some of which I personally would think are illegal (I’m not an attorney) but to me, bribery, pay-offs, like job offers, money, special dispensations for certain states, inclusions for some, exclusions for others, in order for a House Member to vote “yes” to pass the Health Care Bill, borders on being Criminal.  

The fact that Obama twisted House Members arms and basically told them to take one for the team, if they had to and he would give them a job in the White House if the lost their seats in the mid-term election is incomprehensible.   All this was done not for the American people, like Congress claims, because the American people didn’t want it, but it was done to preserve Obama’s Legacy.  Wow!  If ever there were modern day traitors in DC these guys would belong in the club.

I would like to see changes in Health Care, but not at a cost of $1.6 Trillion dollars, not now when we owe China so much money that they basically own our country.  Not now when manufacturing in our country has just about dried up and along with it all the manufacturing jobs.   Not now, when jobs are really more important than even Health Care.

 I know some will disagree, but please take a moment to think.  If you don’t have a job, you cannot afford to pay for Health Care no matter how little it costs (the price of monthly premiums will go up, not down).  And if you cannot afford to pay for Health Care then the IRS will find you and fine you.  Now, if you don’t have the money for Health Care and you can’t pay your fine then it’s supposed to be “off to jail” where you will receive, food, shelter and “ah, yes” free Health Care.  None of this makes sense.  We need jobs, which is what the Congress should have been working on for the last 1½ years.   Instead they have passed a Health Care Bill that the American people Congress claims to be helping, cannot afford to obey.   What’s wrong with this picture?      ss

Thank God for Obama

March 10, 2010

That is right – I will say it THANK GOD FOR BARAK OBAMA

 Every so often someone emails me a terrific piece and this is no exception.   I feel I should pass this on, we need to stay alert in America, and keep up with what these fast and loose elitists in DC are doing.  When I first read this I got angry, thank God I read the whole thing.  Once you start reading it you will see what I mean.

He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine – Driving a stake thru the heart of Hillary’s Presidential aspirations – something no Republican was ever able to do.  Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! (I will say on this one, I voted for Hillary, she was t he most qualified candidate.  By the way, it was the DNC “Howard Dean” and friends that knifed her in the back, one Saturday afternoon during a DNC meeting.   With friends like them, who needs enemies?) ss

He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – No more Kennedy’s trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.  American women and Freedom are safer tonight!

 He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!

                Dennis Moore had never lost a race – quit

                Evan Bayh had never lost a race – quit

                Byron Dorgan  had never lost a race – quit

                Harry Reid – bid for re-election doesn’t look good

These are just a handful of the Democrats that who’s political careers Obama has destroyed! By the end of 2010 dozens more will be!

In December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise.  In the last two election cycles they had picked up 14 senate seats and 52 house seats.  The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.

In one year Obama put a stop to all of this and will probably give the house, if not the senate back to the Republicans.

He has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are.  Every Generation seems to need to relearn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge.  He is bringing home the lesson very well!

                Liberals tax, borrow and spend – check

                Liberals won’t bring themselves to protect America – check

                Liberals want to take over the economy – check

                Liberals think they know what is best for everyone – check

                Liberals aren’t happy till they are running YOUR life – check

He has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan

In One year he rejuvenated the Conservative movement and brought out to the streets millions of Freedom Loving Americans

Name me one other time in your life that you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America! 

In all honesty one year ago I was more afraid than I had ever been in my life.  Not of the economy but of the direction our country was going.  I thought Americans had forgotten what this country was all about.  My neighbors, friends, strangers proved to me that my lack of confidence of the Greatness and Wisdom of the American people was flat out wrong.

 When the American People wake up,  no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them!

Barak Obama woke up these Great Americans   

Again, I want say Thank you,  Barak Obama!

95yr Old, Tells Obama Shape Up or Ship Out

March 6, 2010

I recieved this from a friend by email.  I understand it is all over t he Internet.  Just in case you think it’s made up, well, I can tell you I personally checked the authenticity of this letter on Snopes.com and it is truly real.   With that being said, I can only say I’m glad we still have some Americans who have the guts to say it like it is.  SS

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out ! 
This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President  Obama,      
         
 My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.  People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate.  Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

             ” We’re no longer a Christian nation”
             ” America is arrogant” – (Your wife even
                 announced to the world,” America is mean-
                 spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching
                 that nonsense to 23 generations of our
                 war dead buried all over the globe who
                 died for no other reason than to free a
                 whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
                 hopelessness.)
I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you.  To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?  Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?  I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination.  You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American.  If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue .  You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight?  You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing.  I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son.  Do your job.  When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him.  But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out.  The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.  
You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy.  That’s not our greatest threat.  Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

 
Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes

When a 95 year old hero of the “the Greatest Generation” stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can.   ss

How Did We Get Into This Mess? NAFTA and WTO

February 6, 2010

NAFTA  and then WTO

Actually since December of 2007, it is reported that we have lost 7 million jobs, but since NAFTA was first initiated and while no one was looking, I believe we lost millions more.  I remember that Lou Dobbs, on CNN, kept a running total of American jobs, that had been out-sourced to China, India and other Asian countries, because they had really cheap labor.  He would show the totals each night on his show.  Unfortunately, I never saw the final total before he finally discontinued tallying up the numbers.  We lost millions of jobs before 2007, no one really knows what that number really is, but I think it’s close to 10 million+  maybe more.

 The following year January 1st, 1995 the WTO, World Trade Organization Agreement was put into law.  There are a total of 153 member countries in the WTO.   The WTO is an institutional body that oversees the international arena of traded goods, like commodities, to agreements within the service sector and the intellectual property rights arena.  The WTO  handles disagreements and negotiations regarding reductions or changes in tariffs.

 These agreements are the basis upon which we have seen the methodical chipping away of the American economy.  These bills were passed by both Houses of Congress too busy to read them.  Sound familiar?   But more importantly they were passed by a Congress I believe was so busy looking for the next big deal that they could cash in on, that they allowed the American people to be sold down the river. 

I’m going to jump forward in time here for just a minute and then come back to events that occurred in 1997.

 Here’s an example of how America’s trade agreements work for the Americans.  Just some food for thought here.

I was in a local market the other day.  It’s very  high-end and one I have shopped in for years.  This market has an excellent “fish” counter.  I wanted something different for dinner that night so I went up to the fish counter to buy some fish.  As I gazed over the selection that they offered, I noticed two things.  The first was that there were some duplicate selections, but they were from different areas of the world.  The second thing I noticed (which really irritated me) was the variety of countries the fish were from.  Here’s a list of what they had and where it came from:

Raw Shrimp—Indonesia     

Raw Shrimp-Vietnam    

Easy Peeled Shrimp—Thailand

Easy Peeled Shrimp—Vietnam

Tequila Lime Salman—Chile

Tequila Lime Salman—Farm Raised—Chile

Honey Citrus Pepper Salman—Farm Raised—Chile

Walleye—Canada

Ocean Perch—Wild Caught—China

Telapia—Farm Raised—China

Salman Fillets—Farm Raised—China

Salman Steak—Farm Raised—Canada

Catfish—Farm Raised—China

Orange Ruffy—New Zealand

Yellow Perch-Wild-Canada

 Yep!  Not one kind of fish was caught, or raised in America. 

Someone besides myself  must have said something about not liking the fact that they didn’t have any fish from the USA in their counter.  Two weeks later, I came in to buy some lunch meat and there were two big signs on the lunch meat counter stating, “all our meats are raised in the USA”.  I have since visited the fish counter, actually just last week and did take note that there was Shrimp caught off American shores, for sale.

 I live in Michigan.  It has long been referred to as the “Water Wonderland” of the USA.  It is surrounded by water on 3 sides, and has thousands of fresh water lakes.  We actually fish here.

 The United States is surrounded on 3 sides by water. I know we fish off the coast of the USA.  Yet, not one type of fish displayed in this fish counter, was caught or raised in the USA.

 So, I would like to know, how many Fishermen have had their jobs out-sourced?????  How many American fishing companies have had to close, due to these Trade Agreements passed by our Congress/White House?

 Boy, our elected officials certainly are looking out for the Americans who put them in office.