Thursday, April 30, 2009

Little Rocket Roving

Go check the shop blog to see what the boys did last weekend.

Easter Pics

We had a great Easter this year. Good food, great weather and the kids had a great time. I've been meaning to post these but I've been super busy getting ready for my booth at MADD Fest.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Etsy Treasury

I was lucky enough to be able to put together an Etsy Treasury yesterday. Please go check it out and comment on it. I want it to be a "hot one"! :)

Spring Green for Earth Day Treasury

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! What are you going to do for Earth Day? Plant a tree or sew some seeds?

Today is also mine and Brett's 10 year anniversary. Craziness. That's almost a full third of my entire life.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Report

No matter what side of any issue you stand on, whether you consider yourself liberal, conservative, republican, democrat, libertarian, independent or any other label you may carry .... you owe it to yourself as a citizen of this great country to read this report in its entirety. What concerns me the most, aside from the relating of our veterans to Timothy McVeigh, is the footnote on page 2.

Quote below taken from Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment

"(U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

So according to our federal government, if you happen to be involved in a group that takes a stand on a single issue ... you are now a "rightwing extremist". Unbelievable. So does this mean that because I went to a Tax Day Tea Party to show my opposition to the out of control spending in Washington and my opposition to us going into so much debt, that I am now considered a "rightwing extremist"? I am in the process of writing a letter regarding my observations of the Tea Party to my elected officials and the president and plan to share it here on the blog. Let me just say one thing ... I am not a "rightwing extremist" nor are most of the people I know that attended the Tea Party. I believe that a woman has a right to an abortion. I believe that gay couples should have the right to marry and adopt children. I am a libertarian at heart. My point in saying these things is for all of you that only know of the Tea Parties what was reported on mainstream media other than Fox News. We flipped through all the news channels last night just to see how the coverage went and I am sad to say that most media outlets completely missed the point of the Tea Parties. There were people from all walks of life there and the point was that we are sick and tired of the reckless spending. And not just in the Obama administration. There was much talk of what started in the Bush administration. So before you go judging and labeling those of us that attended the Tea Parties as "rightwing extremists" I would highly encourage you to educate yourselves on why we were there. To help in that matter, I am going to post my letter here on the blog once I am done with it. May be later tonight, may be over the weekend. We'll see how long it takes me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Party


Wednesday, APRIL 15,2009

173 N.E. Hernando Ave.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Join us at Olustee Park in Lake City Florida

On the day you pay your taxes, Wednesday, April 15, join others across the country and in your hometown who will be participating in TEA Party Rallies in front of their city halls. Call Congress and the President while attending the rally ( Representative and Senators, 202-224-3121; President, 202-456-1414.) Tell your friends about this effort by forwarding this invitation to them. Together we can make a difference.

Bring your posters and American Flags. The more the better! It's best to keep slogans short and to the point for easy reading. Invite your friends, Let's make this a huge success.

Bill Madden from WJTK, The Jet 96.5 will be the events MC.
Scheduled Speakers from: The NRA, Fair Tax, Columbia Federated Republican Women, The Lake City 912 Project, Right to Life activists, Vietnam Veterans