Saturday, December 8, 2012


Currently Reading:
A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

Most Recently Watched:
Rise of the Guardians - in theaters

Current Obsession:

I'm on vacation.  It is Saturday morning and instead of sleeping in I decide to blog.  The baby is asleep, Dad is snoring softly, yet I can't shut my mind off enough to get more than 6 hours of sleep.

While nursing the baby early this morning, I made the mistake of checking my Facebook.  Usually I nurse him with my eyes closed, head drooping to my chest, ready to go back to sleep once he's had his fill.  But I came across something that I absolutely had to share and it fired up my neurons enough to wake me up for the day.  But it's worth it, even if no one bothers to enlighten themselves and read it.

My husband and I are Democrats.  We are very, very liberal.  We're not crazy hippie liberal--we're not that intense--but we believe in a lot of things that Conservatives would deem "Socialist" (although I doubt that many actually know what the term means, especially those who call Obama a Socialist Fascist Dictator...he's gotta be one or the other, guys.  Come on.).  When did Socialism get such a bad rep?  Them darn Russians...  But apparently since I like to help people, believe that health care is a right and not a privilege, don't mind sharing my hard-earned money with my country and its people, that makes me a Socialist!

Call me whatever names you'd like, but you wanna know what I find funny?

I am unpatriotic because I want to help my fellow Americans.  YOU are patriotic because you don't believe in government handouts (unless it benefits you, of course).

I am unpatriotic because I believe in a country that provides health care for all of its inhabitants.  YOU are patriotic because health care is a privilege and not a right (until you're in need of it, of course).

I am unpatriotic because I believe love is love and everyone should have the right to get married.  YOU are patriotic AND A GOOD CHRISTIAN because the Bible says that marriage is between man and woman (despite the fact that there's a separation of church and state and a whole other list of arguments).

I am unpatriotic because I don't mind giving a percentage of my income back to the country and back to its people.  YOU are patriotic because that's YOUR hard-earned money and no one else should benefit from it but you and those who make more than enough should get a tax break because they worked hard for that money (and it's so much easier for someone who makes $20,000 a year to live on 80% of their income than it is for someone who makes $200,000 a year to live on just 80% of theirs).

So basically to be a good patriot I have to be...selfish?

One of my biggest pet peeves is hypocrites.  I remember when Democrats were upset after Bush's win the second time around, Republicans told us that criticizing our Commander in Chief was unpatriotic.  Now that Obama has won his second term, those same Republicans are doing exactly what they told us not to.  But now they also have the aid of social media sites like Facebook and Fox News Entertainment to further their fear mongering and propaganda.  Bad news and fear spreads faster and farther than intellect and truth.

Which is what started me off on my political rant this morning.

My husband shared an article on Facebook about the 7 things you should know about Obamacare.  If anyone would care to read the article, here it is:

I then shared the article on my Facebook as well but with a caption:  Unfortunately I doubt that those confused on the issue will actually read this article. Anything related to health care automatically falls under the Obamacare umbrella.

All right, the rest of the group have woken up including my baby.  It's time to put away the anger sharks (as a member of the group would say) and start enjoying my Saturday.  It snowed!  Time for Baby's first Snow Day!