Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Are Words Needed?

pic channel 3 slide show

Associated Press Writer

The mayor said Wednesday that Hurricane Katrina probably killed thousands of people in New Orleans. Story here
I think we should take a moment out of our busy day and stop to pray, think or mentally send well wishes to these folks in all of the ravaged communities.


Update On Yesterday's Gas Post

I said that it was 2.73 when I came home on Monday and yesterday morning still 2.73. On my way home last night 2.79 and still this morning 2.79. I am just waiting to see what it will be on my way home tonight. I passed one that is usually in line with the cheaper Arco's and this one was 2.89, Oh my word. We are going to be seeing 3.00 sooner than I thought. I can't imagine what they are paying over in San Francisco right now. Hey folks, give me your gas prices out there. New York? Ohio? Arizona? Conneticut? Wherever you are from, what are you paying right now.


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

This is Just Pathetic

A WDSU news crew captured images of looters raiding a Winn-Dixie on Basin Street.
Pictures from the Channel 3 slide show
This is just horrible to see, but you know you are going to. Some people have no morals and will take advantage of any situation they can, to steal. Very Sad!



Oil hits new record near $71 after Katrina
Aug 30 11:39 AM US/Eastern
By Janet McBride
LONDON (Reuters)
Story here
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil thundered to a new high near $71 on Tuesday as oil firms assessed damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina's rampage through the Gulf of Mexico, where most oil and gas output was at a standstill and refineries were shut.

Yes, here in the Golden State, we are definitely feeling the pinch in our pocketbooks. Like most people though that drive, my husband and I need our cars, we will have to pay it. Down the street from where we live, I saw the gas price yesterday morning at $2.67 and then on my way home it had jumped to $2.73. Prices are just going to continue to climb.

Also because of Katrina, I need to send my well wishes out to those people over in the south and especially to my dear friend, his family is over there. They don't know about their home yet and are told that they can't even go back for a few days.


Monday, August 29, 2005

Men, You Probably Don't Want to Read This.

Can someone please tell me what a "happy period" is?. I have been seeing these Always commercials and they close the commercial with "Have a happy period." You are joking, right? I am sorry there is nothing happy about that time of the month. That is one of the most dumbest things I have ever heard, "have a happy period." If you are like me, you have pain, moodiness and will bite the head off of anyone that comes near you. I am sorry that does not sound very happy to me. Just ask my husband, he gets the brunt of the "happy period," and I guarantee he doesn't think it is very happy either. The irritability alone is bad, but add pain and oh, just don't even mess with me. For that matter, don't even look at me and you might be safe in another room. The words "hi babe" are enough to set me on edge. Don't "hi babe" me and make your own dinner, as the "dumbfounded" and then "realization" look takes affect. Poor guy. It definitely takes a lot of self control to keep myself from going over the edge, and believe me, I am not always successful at it. So remember "Have a happy period," and then get out of my face while you are at it.


Friday, August 26, 2005

You Named Your Baby What????? 2

Ok, regular readers of this site may remember my previous post on this subject. Well, I heard on the radio this morning that "Punky Brewster"(Soleil Moon Frye) just had her first baby. I think Cami Lloyd put it best by saying something like the Hollywood trend of weird baby names continues, and she did mention a couple,Coco and Apple. With a name like Soleil, can you really expect to see a normal name? Oh yeah, the baby's name is"Poet Sienna(oh, a Toyota mini-van)Rose Goldberg." I think Rose Goldberg is just fine. Here is the article I came across
Punky Brewster's New Poet
By Charlie Amter
Thu Aug 25, 3:00 PM ET

I think children have so much to deal with in their lives in this day and age, that having a funky name just makes it harder.


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Well Wishes

I'm sorry I can't afford to send money, but I definitely send my well wishes for Little Byrd.

Here is a link from Dave.
A post with a link from Kate.

I am a parent myself and know how hard it is when your little one is sick. Little Byrd you are in our thoughts.


I am Not Amused.....

One of my co-workers just came over to me with an e-mail from a friend of hers that said go to Google and type in the word "failure" in the search bar. She said "I don't see what is funny, it didn't work for me." So I went over there and typed in the word "failure" and lo and behold the first thing in the search to come up was the The White House, "Biography of George W. Bush." The email my co-worker got was to gasp and laugh out-loud at the same time. I told her if that is suppose to be the joke then I am not amused. The second one on the list was Michael Moore, that is more fitting.

For those of us who respect and believe in our President here is his profile. With a very nice picture I might add.


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I Get Lost in Lost....

I love the ABC series Lost. It is fresh and different from all of the crime dramas on right now. Mind you I love the crime dramas too. Lost is an absorbing and on the edge of your seat thrill an episode, and you can't wait till next weeks episode. A rerun in the middle of the season is torture. Now I read that ABC is being sued for stealing the idea. Story here

Lawsuit Finds "Lost"
By Joal Ryan EOnline
According to the Reporter, Spinner says he was hired by
the producers of Land of the Lost to develop an idea for an ABC series to be
called Lost, about stranded plane crash survivors who encounter "strange
creatures" and "dangerous characters."

I wonder if Lost was not successful if this person would have anything to say about it?


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Mr. Media Matters......

has been on hiatus for a while. Just collecting his thoughts and his ideas for his new site. Visit him on his original blog with it's new name:
mr. media matters on politics

and his new blog:
professor media matters
all about his knowledge of the media and media issues.



Jennifer Garner Wanted Baby News Kept Quiet
By Stephen M. Silverman

Guess that didn't happen, did it?

I bet you didn't know this. Check out this article with Jennifer Garner and biscuits. I think I can sleep at night now knowing this little tid-bit.

Jennifer Garner CREDIT:



Think twice before getting tattoo, expert advises
By Megan Rauscher, Reuters: article

I found this very interesting article about tattoos. Do you have one? I do. When I was 25 years old I decided I wanted to get one and considered it my 25th birthday present to myself. I have no regrets. Some may after they do it and that is what the article focused on. Make sure if you want one, really want one. Oh, you want to know where it is huh? That's ok, I'll tell. It is not in a very weird place, it is on the back of my left shoulder, the picture is of a butterfly and a heart with swirls. My husband would prefer if I didn't get another one, but I want one. So I settled for just having the one I have re-colored, it has been 12 years since I got it. So eventually I will go in to have it re-colored. One of the first questions people ask me is "didn't it hurt?" No, it didn't, remember Indian burns as a kid? It kind of feels like that. Just an irritation really, it took 45 minutes to do mine. I do agree with this article though that you should really think it through before getting a tattoo, it's permanent and doesn't just wash off and pretty expensive and time consuming to have removed. I do think also that tattoos can get way out of hand and just look tacky that way. I don't think one or two is a problem.


Monday, August 22, 2005

Party Party Party!

The list came out for the top ten party colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Madison was number one. A lot of parents across America just went "Hell no, you aren't going to that school." "I am not spending all of that money for you to party your education away."

All of you out there in love with Brad Pitt, his divorce from Jennifer Aniston was finalized today. BOO HOO???? Who cares actually.


Do You Struggle?

Woman Files Complaint After Doctor Tells Her She's Obese
The story from the Channel 3 website.

"It's an epidemic in the United States, and it's croaking us," Bennett said.

Gee, you figure.? Being a fairly large person myself, I know everything that goes along with being this size. It is depressing and hard to deal with, considering I wasn't always large, but to complain because a doctor is giving you good advice that a lot of problems would be helped if you lost weight, is wrong.

"Now, other overweight patients are coming to Bennett's defense."

"What really makes me angry is he told the
truth," patient Mindy Haneysaid. "How can you punish somebody for that?"Haney said that Bennett has helped her lose more than 150 pounds, but, at first, she didn't want to listen.

I do struggle and I am thankful I have no problems yet. I still
consider the surgery but I am trying on my own right now.


Applause is in Order

Utah Station Refuses to Air Anti-War Ad

Associated Press Writer Sun Aug 21, 8:48 AM ET

In a statement Saturday evening explaining its decision, KTVX
said that after viewing the ad, local managers found the content "could very
well be offensive to our community in Utah, which has contributed more than its
fair share of fighting soldiers and suffered significant loss of life in this
Iraq war."

Cheers to the Salt Lake City, Utah, ABC affiliate for not running the ad by Cindy Sheehan. The last thing in the world this women needs is to continue to spew her nonsense on and on. I applaud this TV station for being brave enough to stand on it's own and not be influenced by the other stations in the area that are running it.

See what Blogmeister has to say on this subject.

Also in the news: I love football and I got to watch my Denver Broncos play Saturday night(yeah, so what if it is pre-season, any chance to watch my team). They beat the 49ers 26-21, YAY. Tragedy though as one of the players for the San Francisco 49er's collapses after the game in the locker room. 49ers had traveled to Denver to play this pre-season match-up. See the story here. Thomas Herrion was 23 and a rookie Offensive Lineman. It will be weeks before they learn what caused his death.


Friday, August 19, 2005


Rosecoloredworld is onto to something interesting? A good question.


Sheehan Still?

Cindy Sheehan attacks The Drudge Report! This woman is a piece of work.
"Even after my repeated attempts to keep the focus of my protest on the war, the Drudge Report and others continue to try to make the issue about me"

She is the one that has made this protest about her. Her ill-conceived notions that this war is "making our country less secure,"(Cindy Sheehan) is all in her head. Her grief has made her blind to what the real facts are. At least she has found other focus at the moment, unfortunately the crowds hang around all waiting for their 15 minutes of fame.


Thursday, August 18, 2005

Here Kitty, Kitty!

I am waging war with one of my favorite blogging buddies!
Notice, she did start it.
All in fun of course!



Thanks Anita for being a loyal reader. Yay, and it's going to be a girl!

Thanks Rosecoloredworld for the graphics.


On the Border

I know someone who keeps a close eye on the news, for the actions going on at the borders. Rosecoloredworld has a few comments on this subject today and I don't think she is very happy about it either! She has a new template too!


Daily Print, Dodo Bird?

Is the daily print going the way of the Dodo Bird? Reading this article, one might wonder.

Deadline HollywoodHollywood to Newsosaurs:
Drop DeadAs Daily Demos turn gray, Hollywood ad dollars go away

"Every major movie studio is rethinking its reliably humongous display ad
buys in those papers because those newsosaur readers are, to quote one mogul,
“older and elitist” compared to younger, low-brow filmgoers — so it makes no
sense to waste the dough."

With Hollywood wanting to pull huge ads from daily prints, is this just the beginning of the end for the daily print? Could it just be because box office sales are down and they are just trying to streamline? What other companies might consider pulling their ads after Hollywood. With a lot of people heading online to get their daily dose of the news and a lot of people not trusting what is called the Main Stream Media, you have to wonder. The two newspapers listed in this article, I know, are not trusted by a lot of people to give the real story. I know I don't buy the paper and my husband only trusts the internet, bloggers and the Fox News Channel for the real story. How long might it be before the Newsprint becomes a fossil?


Wednesday, August 17, 2005


EXCLUSIVE: Ok, just kidding, thanks Rosecoloredworld for the graphic. That's me Mrs. Media Matters. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my loyal readers. I am fairly new to this blogging thing. I started in May '05 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I decided that I was tired of just reading my husband's blog. I thought if he can do it I can do it. I remember in the beginning two posts, he was my only reader. Then I had Dave and then they were my only two loyal readers it seemed. I decided to take interest in other blog sites, starting with Dave's Blog Roll. On from there, I looked at sites that he had on his blog roll and made new blog friends. Then my interest focused on how to upgrade my template. With Dave's help and idea's, I created the Favorite Blogs list and Favorite Pages list. Then I learned some basic HTML(boy, that blogger dashboard is handy) for changing colors and adding lines to the side bar. Then the last thing was a picture for the side bar. Who knows what I will come up with next.

I have never considered myself a political person and always made fun of my husband(just in fun) for reading all of those sites he goes to. All of you out there in that "The MSM sucks" world know what sites I mean. Guess what? I find myself over at the Drudge Report now. I haven't looked at the other sites yet, I am getting use to the Drudge Report. I guess I can't call my husband a "political news freak" anymore. I seem to be learning new words I have never heard before in regards to the unfavorable political party.

All in all this is very fun for me and I plan to continue on. I enjoy reading from some of my favorite veteran blogger sites.

I would love to have the traffic these guys have on their sites. Maybe one day. So thanks guys for reading. Thank you to all of you that have added me to your blog link list.
Mrs Media Matters


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Is it worth it? Why would you want to spend time in jail just to protect someone who probably would not return the favor? Is it a matter of honor and integrity. I don't think any job is worth it.

NEW YORK -- An anonymous tip that nearly landed Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in jail probably was not valuable enough to justify a promise of confidentiality, his editor said Tuesday. (see story here)By DAVID B. CARUSO
The Associated PressTuesday,
August 16, 2005; 7:56 PM

Locally: Again the flights were grounded for the insecticide spraying. That Delta Breeze we so love here in the valley, has halted the air assault on those pesky mosquito's, as more cases are reported in the Sacramento County area for West Nile Virus. There was some ground spraying but was not the coverage they get from the air.

Are you kidding me? A lawsuit? Absurd!


More Than Just Dogs Barking

"Linda Blair helped organize the protest against Sen. Jackie Speier's bill on breed-specific legislation. If passed, it would give cities and counties the power to enact dog specific laws, which could include rules on spaying and
story channel 3 POSTED: 4:52 pm PDT August 15, 2005

Being in the capital city of CA you will tend to see stars or big name people around. We now have a visit from Linda Blair down at the state capital protesting. Gee, what a concept, protesting. She is concerned about the bill on breed specific dogs(see link above for story). I have a few comments on this. Why do people always take something to the extreme and assume because a bill (mind you, I don't agree with this bill anyway)that has specifics, that it is going to affect everything. I do believe that there should be control on spaying and neutering if you are not a breeder. Cats also should be if you let them roam outside. I don't let my cats go outside and I wish people wouldn't, it contributes to the over-population of strays and cats getting hit by cars. Regarding dogs, I believe that the owner is what makes the dog vicious and not the dog. I have posted on this before. I don't think if they were to pass this bill anyway, that they would be able to stop the attacks of vicious dogs. I don't think it will be a bill that would be easy to enforce. Kind of like that "we don't let sex offenders into our park."prev post


Monday, August 15, 2005

Today's Things of Interest

Inside Politics
By Greg Pierce August 15, 2005
Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" yesterday, the fiery former Vermont governor said, "It looks like today, and this could change, as of today it looks like women will be worse off in Iraq than they were when Saddam Hussein was president of Iraq."
see full article here.

Can this guy get any dumber? Probably.

YIKES! is right. Does this poor thing suffer? It is definitely one ugly dog. At least he has some one that loves him.
"I've never had a dog this much in love with me," Lockheed
said. "I really baby Sam, and kiss him a lot. He's a toad [that's] going to turn
into a prince."

By Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer

This isn't going to go away, is it?
Retail gas prices hit another record high over the past
three weeks, mirroring a rapid increase in the cost of crude oil, according to a
nationwide survey released Sunday.
Channel 3 story


Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sheehan Continues to be a Disgrace

Cindy Sheehan continues to plague the media with her outlandish and over wrought sense of self-degredation. She is a disgrace to the memory of her son and all the troops still fighting for their lives. Watching Fox News Sunday and they played a clip from her commercial airing in Texas. Also I heard earlier that the uncomfirmed report of husband filing for divorce Friday. This woman has become a media hound and the MSM have just lapped her up. Bill Kristol made a good point today, she is hurting the Democratic party. If this is a true statement from him then Cindy stand on! The brief clipping was of course "Mr Bush you lied." I am trying to understand exactly what these idiots think Bush lied about. How in the world do they not see the connection between terror and Iraq. Saddam was a terrorist. A lot of the captured terrorists came out of Iraq. Gee, that sounds like a connection to me. Ok, now onto the WMD's. Well let's see here because we didn't find them does not mean they did not exist. Saddam has had the time and the means to hide them before we went in with the inspectors. What about all of the bio-chemical agents used on his own people. This may not be a bomb with a big boom, but it does cause mass destruction. The war is necessary and will continue to be necessary as long at this threat exists. As long as things keep getting blown up this threat does exist. President Bush does not owe this woman another meeting and for her to treat his meeting as meaningless is appalling. President Bush is a great man and grieves the loss of a soldier. Unlike the media hungry liberal, President Bush does not need to make every visit to a grieving family, the 10 o'clock news.


Friday, August 12, 2005

My New Blog

I decided that all of the stress and bitching I do over here, that I needed to find another type of outlet. I created Mrs. Media Matters Fun Stuff, this is what I call my less stressful page. There will be no politics, no news, or any stressful stuff on that page. I just posted my first post yesterday and then tonight. Weird noises, and if you read that know that while I write this I can still hear it. So if you like me here visit me there.


Pump Prices Continue Their Uphill Climb

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The pinch at the pump is starting to feel more like a punch for a growing number of Americans."

As I am a resident of CA, I can definitely feel the pain. Every morning hearing Tom Sullivan talk about the oil price for the day and it hurts every time. We are not as bad a San Francisco in prices as they have reached over $3.00 a gallon, but $2.75 is nothing to scoff at. I fear before too long that Sactown is going to go over $3.00. What can we do? Beats me. I need my car and our transit system is not very convenient for me, it is getting better though.


In the Media

I came across a local blog site and found this neat story. You go Andy, we are behind you, if not physically, we are in spirit.
(pic courtesy of SactoDan)

In the local news they are still going to be spraying for those local pests tonight. One has to wonder, I haven't been feeling so hot lately and I am going to see my doctor on Tuesday. hmmm? Stupid mosquitoes.

In the national news I found this appalling story. I love Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and these kids are just ungrateful and rude. I must be fair here though, we don't know what kind of life was going on inside those doors and they have a right to leave if they are feeling they are being mistreated. I must say that they do not have a right to sue ABC. The house was built for the whole family and they can not say that they deserve the house over the adopted parents. Now if these people that got this house were just taking advantage of ABC then I do have a problem with that. The problem is we don't know the whole story and just from reading the article you would have to assume that they were just being ungrateful little brats. I think I will be keeping my eye out for more on this.


Funny Lines from Fellow Bloggers

Mrs. Media Matters feels it is necessary to post on some funny stuff today. After yesterday and the tirade going on over at a fellow bloggers comment section(and no I didn't start it this time) I felt I would pull some of my favorite lines from those comments. These lines just had me rolling with laughter. Some classics from some of my favorite bloggers.

"There's so many moonbats flying around in here that somebody stopped by my blog to comment about it and I didn't even write about this today. Pat may need security in here soon."
(Yes, that was me that stopped by for the visit because I needed a breath of fresh air.)

"Where'd all of the libtards come from? Did the Daily Kos toilet overflow?"

Last but not least I can not forget the poor victim that was subjected to all of this tirade. Alas, he had a few choice comments of his own.

"Unfortunately, some toilet paper got stuck to my shoe, so they were able to follow me back here".
(this line being in reference to Chris' question above.)

These of course were so funny to me that I thought I would share them. They are still making me laugh this morning.


Thursday, August 11, 2005

President Bush or Michael Moore?

I think we all know my answer. I know I am a little late on this subject but I felt I had so much yesterday that I would save it for this morning. I wasn't really watching but listening too Bill O'Reilly's show last night while I was on the computer (I think Mr. Media Matters was watching). I do like O'Reilly sometimes with his in-your-face style. He was talking to a women named Dolores Kesterson, who's son was killed in Iraq. This woman is also an anti-war mom and had understanding for Sheehan(other mom) who was planted down there in front of the Presidents home in Crawford, Texas. She (Kesterson) went on to say that she blames Bush for 100's of thousands of deaths. WHAT??? Blames Bush? She went on to say that she did not believe that the war was justified. O'Reilly chimes in and says a lot of people believe the war is self-defense for the people(Duh!) She does not believe this. I finally tuned her out after I began pacing the living room. These people just irk the crap out of me. I am sorry your son was lost but he died a hero for a war that is justifiable. Why can't these people see that. I don't understand the ignorance of these people. They feel that if we just sit by and do nothing that is will all go away. I have said this before and I will say it again "Get out of the way and shut up"
O'Reilly did ask her if she believed in Michael Moore or President Bush. I don't remember the exact answer but she did dance around the subject and hinted that she prefers Michael Moore over our President. You know what Dolores, go crawl under whatever rock you were hiding under and stay there.

Oh I did forget this. Dolores told Bill "Don't put words in his mouth." Meaning Michael Moore. I hate to tell you this Ms. Kesterson, but nobody puts words in that idiots mouth. The ignorant comments he spews are his own words.

*****Update I was bouncing around the blogging world and found a couple of other weigh-ins in-line with this subject. Pam over at Blogmeister and Pat over at Brainster.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Giving a Helping Hand to a Fellow Blogger

Kitty over at Kitty Litter has got some questions on dating today. I am no expert but I am not too far away from remembering the dating scene. I have blogged on this subject before, and I feel that some of the old rules apply and can be very effective in working them in with modern technology. One thing I did before the internet came along was do ads in the local paper. I did do the bar hopping scene but realized early on that it was not going to cut it. Yes, the night clubs were great for having fun, dancing, and just plain partying, but this old rule applies: I don't think your are going to find a quality person in a bar. If there is anyone out there that has, good for you.

Let's talk about the internet. I feel that the internet in today's day and age is the best route to go. I feel that men are looking for a woman that does not want to give out on the first date(yes, I mean sex), If you find a man that does want to get busy on the first date then he is probably not the type of man you want or is he is not looking for a long-term relationship(that is an old rule). Men, women do not want to hear an bunch of stupid pick-up lines, corny jokes, or hear about just you on the first date. I feel this is an old rule too. Women this goes for you too, don't just talk about yourself. If both sexes are looking for a quality relationship this old rule applies also: Honesty. I am not saying lay it all out on your first date, but be yourself. If you feel one or the other is hiding something, then he/she probably is.

For safety with online dating. I feel I am qualified for this because I did it for so long.

  • Always meet in a public place for your first date and don't give out your address, you can give your phone number and if it is a problem that is easy to change at no charge.
  • I feel that you don't want to rush into that first date: Talk, IM, or E-mail for awhile if you want to feel more comfortable about it. Talk about things honestly.
  • Never give out your personal information on the phone, online ad, or on a first date.

I don't know if this is helpful, but you can always leave me a comment and ask me a question. Mr. Media Matters and I met on 7/23/03 through Yahoo Personals: Married on 03/28/04 and we are very happily married. Don't ever believe that you are going to find someone perfect because there is no such thing as a perfect person.


Other News

Do we really ever believe those tabloids? I know I have talked(ok, ranted) about this before, so I won't get into it. I was just over at the Fox News page and noticed a really nice(at least I think) article on Lindsay Lohan. I have always liked her. I always thought she was so cute. The first time I saw her acting was in the remake of "The Parent Trap," such a cute movie.

"It was very disappointing. I wanted a temper tantrum, a quick run to the bathroom for a snort, anything juicy!" Roger Friedman

Also he talks about the sad news of Dana Reeve:

"Reeve, 44, is not a smoker, which makes the situation all the more baffling."
Roger Friedman

I would have to agree I also find this very baffling. It is possible though. Working in the medical field, I know this.

"I have no doubt she will tackle her cancer — which I gather she was forced to divulge because the tabs were going to "out" her mercilessly — with the same courage and strength."
Roger Friedman

On to another subject, my husband and I were watching Steel Magnolias last night on DVD(I have probably seen it 30x's). I love that movie and we were watching the extras and I learned something new about that movie. I had no idea that the writer of this story based it on real life of his sister. It basically was his tribute to his sister and her young child. OK, how many of you out there knew this and I am just out of touch?


Today's Local News

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Continues (link)

This just burns my butt!!!

"I'm actually appalled that our elected officials would allow something so un-American to take place," a resident told the council.

I live in the Sacramento area and also for 9 1/2 years lived in one of the now highly infected areas, Orangevale(till married in '04). How dare these ignorant morons say that spraying an insecticide that can save your life or the life of a loved one is "un-American?" Just because the county and city want to be cleaning equipment down at the parks, does not make this dangerous. West Nile is now being considered an epidemic in this area, the aforementioned Orangevale has had 11 cases. Orangevale is a little community in the Sacramento area.

County officials insist the pesticide is safe for humans, pets and plants.(link)

It is just like any pesticide used on fruit. You always have to wash fruit before you eat it and vegetables. I am personally glad this spraying is going on because I wouldn't want my friends kids to be bitten and get sick. This is very alarming in the young and elderly. Obviously the ones screaming about this don't have a loved one already sick or dead from the disease. Maybe they would think twice before spouting off on what they don't understand.

See here to get an email notification when they will be spraying in your area. Remember this is for the better good of everyone's health. This should be the last night they are spraying in the area.


Tuesday, August 09, 2005

This Day in History

As I was not alive on this day, it still holds meaning. 60 Years ago today the last of two A-bombs were dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. This bringing the climatic beginning of the end to World War II. I remember one of my favorite subjects in High School was always History. I even had a class called WWII and Vietnam. I still love history and like to watch documentaries on the History Channel. Here is a radio address excerpt by President Truman on that fateful day:

"The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians"

Notice the error of "military base" not city?
Yes, President Truman "thousands of lives" were lost. This day points out the fact that war is necessary to end certain conflicts. That is why I support what we are doing in Iraq. Those people deserve freedom and peace.

Dave has got some comments on today in history also and cool pics.

pic courtesy of this page


Monday, August 08, 2005

Blast from the Past

Guess who the cute one in front is? The one in the "Oh my God, did I wear those pants" is?
Yep! Me! Also the "'Growling' I don't want to be here" brother next to me. At least he had normal pants on.

*****special note*******
since Rosecoloredworld was kind enough to email me this picture, I feel it is only right to point her out in it also. The top right corner with the leather embroidered poncho (popular in the 70's) and the scarf on her head.



This gives new meaning to being "under lock and key." Huh? Double take. I can only imagine. OUCH!

So Peter Jennings died last night. He news cast won't be missed in our house. We were sorry for his family's loss.

Pam has some interesting analogies. Keep up the good work on the lawn mowing and check out her revelation. Clever

"I had a bit of a revelation. It's not as earthshattering as Einstein's theory of relativity, but I'm excited about it nonetheless."

A very touching tribute to Joan's father, on his birthday.


Can oil prices get higher? Unfortunately, yes.

I am happy to say that my daughter has an new puppy. Name: Paris. Why? Because as she tells me "a foo-foo name for a foo-foo dog." Paris is a Jack Russell Terrier about 8 weeks old.


Sunday, August 07, 2005

Sunday Morning Lay About

Cheers Britain, for the excellent rescue job of the Russian submersible.

As I find myself alone on this glorious Sunday morning(Mr. Media Matters has run off to work a couple of hours). I do a few chores, a thought on a few things, a few simple pleasures to jot down.

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich made by my husband(he did this for me last night).
Sitting down and just taking time to pet my cats and the touch of their soft fur.
Sitting down to enjoy a movie knowing my housework was done.
Knowing the fact I have a home and family to enjoy in my life and good friends.

When I watch shows(documentaries), news reports and disasters, I think about how sometimes we just don't think about the simple things we have. Yes, we work hard for them, but what if one day we didn't have it. I think sometimes we just need to take a moment and be thankful for what we have.

Don't worry I am not being preachy, just being lazy on a Sunday morning and it was something I thought of.


Saturday, August 06, 2005

Help Us All!

I have always believed that the country was not ready for a woman President. I do not see this even in the near future. I hear lately so much on the assumption that Hillary Clinton is running for President. If there was any woman that was definitely not qualified for the job, she would be it. I have always thought that I was a pretty intelligent person. I could be wrong in that assumption. If I were to use Miss Rodham's commencement speech from her graduation in 1969 from Wellesley Woman's college, then I could probably doubt my intelligence. I had a really hard time trying to figure out what this woman was talking about. I have never seen someone say so many words without saying a damn thing. We always knew that she was one power-hungry woman. I have to say I did not consider it an honor to be able to read this over-bloated and rhetorical nonsense. If you have the stomach and some caffeine here is the link:

Commencement Speech

I really mean it on the caffeine too! One paragraph in and I am yawning. How in the world can you say so much without saying anything? My understanding of that school is you had different type of women than the type of woman Hillary was. Miss Rodham goes onto talk about trust. Interesting seeing how she is one of the least trustworthy people in power. She starts the speech with:

"I am very glad that Miss Adams made it clear that what I am speaking for today is all of us...."

I then go on to read a bunch of nonsense that I don't really think had anything(as I repeat myself) to do with the type of woman that was coming out of that school in that era. The first thing I thought about when I read this, was that movie with Julia Roberts, "Mona Lisa Smile". I don't know if that is a proper connection but that is the one I made. Was Hillary very close to her mother? She talks about "inauthentic reality." Hmmm, I think Hillary Clinton lives in a world (in her own head) of "inauthentic reality." What in the world is she talking about? As I continued to gulp down this nonsense, I think I made a little understanding of something. This woman is definitely not fit for President. Are you sure she wasn't running for President then? How can she talk about trust and the type of people she thinks should go to her school? Look what cheating, deceptive loser she is married too. Did this speech really make a difference to the 400 women sitting there, or were they sleeping by the first paragraphs end? Well as I end this, I feel I must doubt my own intelligence, as I did not understand a damn word she was saying. I find it hard to believe that New Yorkers put this woman in office(no offense Kitty). What am I saying, I live in a state with two women Senators that are no better than her. I didn't vote for them. Please whatever you do, don't let this woman get past the primaries.


Friday, August 05, 2005

OH! I Want to Play!

Kitty has a list of some best smells in the world, and a link to where her idea came from. I want to play!

1. Lavender
2. Fireplaces in winter.
3. The smell of clothes in the dryer from outside the house(vent)
4. I agree, freshly bathed baby smell.
5. Baby lotions and powders
6. Spaghetti sauce cooking.
7. Cookies baking
8. Musk
9. Scented Candles
10. Ground coffee (I don't like to drink it though.)

My all time favorite manly smell. Drakkar.

That was fun!

Mr. Media Matters might like this one:
The smell of Democratic defeat.

****side note: Gayle (comment section on Kitty's page for this list) said that she loved the original smell of Jergen's because it reminded her of her aunt. I agree with that. My dearly loved Mema(grandma), who has been gone some 21 years now, used it all the time and when I catch a whiff of it I always think of her and miss her. Moth balls go with that memory too!


News Interests

Today's news interest:
Listening to a news report this morning and they were talking about President Bush's approval rating and the poll conducted by some AP Poll 39 % approval for Bush on the war in Iraq and that is a drop. They said that young women in suburbs and men with high school or less education. Gee, to me that explains the results. How many people actually believe these polls are based on any real numbers. I don't, that should have been proven in the presidential election. All the polls favored Kerry as the winner. Projections and polls and interviews. Well I guess that should be your answer there, the polls don't hold the everlasting decisions of the masses. Some of us are much smarter than that. I think Bush's approval rating is much higher than the polls and MSM would like you to believe.

Other interest:
I find it interesting now that one of our local talk radio stations (KFBK 1530am) has now dropped the ABC news radio affiliate and has gone with Fox news. I don't quite know how that is working as I have only heard our local reporters reporting the news at the top of the hour now. I have been listening to KFBK since the attacks on 09/11/01. If I am watching the local news, I only rely on Channel 3 (KCRA, Sacramento), they have the best coverage of any station and the best weather forecasts. I have been in this area 16 years and channel 3 has always been the best. The other stations claim "we have more human interest stories." Sorry, I want to know what is going on in my neck of the woods good and bad. I think it is just better awareness to know the bad that is going on around you. If there is a disaster channel 3 is also the best for coverage. Mr Media Matters relies on Fox News Channel. He doesn't like the local news. If I want to know what is going on in the world, then I agree Fox News would be the best.

Finally I could not help but bring this up:
The story on the Florida five year old hand-cuffed by police. Parents are suing. Oh spare me. I don't think that the police were out-of-hand for this. I think you have a child being as destructive as this one, a simple time-out will not do. If this child is this angry and aggressive you have to restrain her somehow. Maybe hand-cuffing her would be just enough to scare her into behaving herself. There are obviously issues that the parents need to be dealing with medically and psychologically. I agree the cops should not be disciplined for being in their rights. Just like the cops that shot the guy in the London subway, they told him repeatedly to stop. Maybe there are some cops out there that are bad, but in these cases a little force is justifiable.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

Never-Ending Showdown.

Can she be wearing anymore eye-makeup?

The never-ending showdown between the tabloids and the stars. I always thought tabloids were put in register lines to entertain us while we are checking out at the grocery store. What? They aren't? Do people actually believe that garbage on the covers. "Alien BigFoot Babies from Neptune" "Well that is what the guy in the bar told me he saw." It has to be real, right? How many times can one person be on the cover? My word. Perusing the KCRA channel 3 website(I never seem to watch the news anymore) I came across this. Oh brother!

Image by AP


Around the Blog World and Back

Stopping by some of my favorite blogs, I came across and few things I agree with.

Pam over at Blogmeister USA, seems to have noticed that the usually very outspoken celebs have been on hiatus. I think she is right. It has been pretty quiet.

Kitty has some comments on my one of my pet peeves. Children and parent's ideas of style. Her poor grandson. What possesses a person to put an earring in a 2 year old boy. Or a mohawk on a 5 year old. Children will have all that time when they are teens to do battle with their style, can't you let them be a normal child when they are little? Parent's please get some help. I did see a young child in the store the other day with funky hair and couldn't of been more than 7. ARRRGGHHH! I have heard parents on talk shows say that they have no control of their 10 year old girl wearing sexy clothes. Oh, you don't? Well then there is problem with your parenting skills. If you can't set ground rules when they are young, then you have lost the battle already, forget the teen years.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I have got to cut back on the caffeine! I knew something smelled funny in my water dish!


Not All He is Cracked Up to Be

Well we all know the break up of the wonder couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. All the hype that it was Angelina Jolie that did it. Of course we know what the tabloids, TV, and magazines tell us. If you were to look at from that point of view you have to believe that Brad Pitt was just a sleaze. We don't know the whole story do we? I was reading an article today from Channel 3 on Jennifer Aniston's article in Vanity Fair:

"Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes," Aniston told the magazine. "Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I'm also doing really well."

I feel for her. It would seem by all the coverage that he left her for Angelina, but like I said, we don't know the whole story. The point of this was that I thought this was the funniest quote from her regarding Pitt's new look:

"Billy Idol called," Aniston said. "He wants his look back."

That was funny.


Brad must of heard Jennifer's comment. Check it out!


Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Nice Pic

Awesome pic thanks Quality Patriotic Pictures.


Monday, August 01, 2005

Tid Bits

Yay! My radio station won. Flash 92.1, woo hoo.
Sorry, I can't find a logo yet to put here.

OK , we all know how much I hate reality TV(and if you don't that's ok, now you do). I won't even watch a show and try to give it a chance. So what do I find myself doing on Saturday morning. None other than watching "I want to be a Soap Star," for three hours. I can't believe it I got myself suckered into watching all of those horrible people (gulp...actors) trying to compete for a spot on All My Children. What happened to me? Now I am stuck, because I think Farley is the best and now I have to see if he wins. ARRRGGGHHHH! My husband doesn't think so because the last season (first) a black guy won and he doesn't think that they will pick another one. That would really suck because I think he is the best one. I don't like any of the two women left. BAD, BAD, BAD. My soap is Days of Our Lives and has been for almost 25 years. I have been watching it on and off since I was 12. Excellent job Farah Fath (Mimi) , her total break-down of Rex walking out on her was very good last week. I could totally relate. I felt like that when my boyfriend (husband now) and I would fight and I thought it was my fault and he was going to leave me for good. I think I really broke down and sobbed like that in those moments, almost to the point of hysteria, so again, excellent job Farah. I am sure there are a lot of women that could relate to that utter despair for some moments in their life, especially when you know it is the love of your life that you hurt.

Well it is Monday and has been a typical Monday. I had a shrimp incident this morning, my computer has been acting up all day, and the phones were down for a while. I am almost done with my lunch (1/2 hour). Is it time to go home yet?

Happy Day all.


Wonder Woman

I was listening to Paul and Phil (local morning DJ's Y92) and they were talking about the new Wonder Woman movie, due out next year, and who they might cast for the lead. They were talking about hearing Sandra Bullock or Catherine Zeta-Jones, or even Scarlett Johannsen(sp?). I believe I heard that Lynda Carter(yes, the original one) said that the first two picks were to old for the role, then these two were trying to figure out how old she(Lynda Carter) was when she played the role. Well my opinion(yes, I know I am full of them) is that Sandra Bullock is not voluptuous enough for the role. Yes, you read me right voluptuous. Lynda Carter had the build and I don't think Sandra Bullock does. Scarlett is too blonde and I don't think a wig would cut it. I also agree she is too old for the role. I was reading the movie buzz here, it was saying Jessica Biel or some Canadian unknown or even Katie Holmes. Catherine Zeta-Jones may have the build for it but she is too old. I don't think I like any of the choices I have heard so far. We will have to wait to see. I remember the series and I loved watching it when I was a little girl.