Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bullies, we are their creators

Our kids are what we teach them. Take a look around at what the adults, even our Pastors, Ministers, Politicians, and other powerful people are doing today. Especially when it comes to the disrespect and pure hatred being spewed by our politicians and the different parties. Radical religious groups, the rich complaining that the poor are the ones that need to pay more taxes, and cutting care or food for the poor because we want less government. Then, the parents that think they can bully other children for their children and think they are not doing anything wrong. The lines that adults will cross to try and cause emotional and physical: pain,  distress, slander, embarrassment and humiliation is out of control. The kind of hate for our leaders where people encourage their assassination, the people that threaten to stop the government from running at all if they don’t get their way or where we have radical church groups screaming that soldiers who died for us in battle are devils and screaming these men deserved to die at these soldiers funerals is what our kids see, every day, and what we encourage them to do. This is not even half of the hate they are witnessing on a daily basis.

We all seemed to have lost our sense of dignity and decorum as intelligent adults that belong to the most powerful nation in the world. It seems the people of this nation are getting more ignorant each day and the statistics show it in how our nation lags behind in education behind other countries. People are afraid to say what party they back for fear of retribution or being “bullied” or ridiculed for their beliefs. And most of what people are saying is the same thing little kids will say when picking on each another on a playground. Are we a nation of 2 year olds having temper tantrums and resorting to nothing but, threats and name calling?

I wish people would just stop the name calling and hatred and get to work to make this nation strong again by talking and voting on what the majority wants. It is called DEMOCRACY not INTOLERANCE…..we are who we decide we want to be. Are we divided by party? Or are we a United Nation? Can we not be civil and teach our children what pride is?

I can only vote for those that I believe will act in our countries best interests, what ever party you are in.  You better mind your manners for this gal. I am watching and becoming educated against a lot of peoples wishes. I guess keeping us stupid is their way of staying “in control”.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yes, it has been a long time

It is almost like my knitting...for some reason, I put it down, right before summer and do not pick it up again till fall.

I guess this is how the blog has been. But, I think being so ill the last year has had a lot to do with it also.

I am hoping it gets better soon. But, if anyone wishes to talk with me about their diabetes, kids that have leaft the nest or anything else..let me know.  I will be back soon!

Gotta at least catch up on the kids...if they ever contact us again!


Let your memory
be your travel bag.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

All know the way,
Few actually walk it.
- Bodhidharma


For it isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Congrats Michael!

My favorite quote from Michael is:

“The tragic irony here is that if she (the mother) had been more willing to accept the fact that he was suffering from a serious mental illness, it might have resulted in her not getting killed,"

after winning a landmark case against a man who beat his mother to death with a guitar. Rings very close to home since mental illness runs in our family. If it was not for the interferance of other people or the denial of my family,  not to mention the inability to have any control over it without having a LOT of money, maybe lives and relationships may not have been ruined.

Ritter taps three for new El Paso County judgeships


A city attorney, a public defender and a former prosecutor have been tapped for three new judgeships in the 4th Judicial District.

Gov. Bill Ritter’s office has not yet announced his choices for the two new District Court judges and one El Paso County Court judge.
However, sources have identified Colorado Springs Senior City Attorney Will Bain and Senior Deputy Public Defender Mike McHenry as Ritter’s choices for District Court. Former Chief Deputy District Attorney Doug Miles has been picked for county court.
The three judgeships were added to the 4th Judicial District by the state Legislature. The three new judges start in January.
Bain has been with the City Attorney’s Office since 2007. He previously served as a prosecutor with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 10 years. He prosecuted Timothy Nicholls, who was convicted along with his wife in the murder of their three children in a 2003 house fire.
Michael Paul McHenry has been a public defender since 1991. His specialties have been in mental health law, computer forensics and child witness testimony. Earlier this year, he defended Christopher Weiler, a Colorado Springs man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges that he beat his mother to death with a guitar.
Douglas Joseph Miles has worked since July 2009 as western region attorney/advisor for Aequitas, a prosecution resource on violence against women established by the U.S. Justice Department. He previously served as a chief deputy district attorney for the 4th Judicial District, overseeing prosecutors in county court

The whole family wishes you well in your new adventure. We know you will do well.