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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I’ll be at the Emergency Room for Meningitis – UPDATED – I Hate the ER ( By Zilla Stevenson)

Three days ago I woke up feeling like I had whiplash. My neck still hurts really badly and is very stiff. That’s why I haven’t been online since it hurts to hold my head up to look at the computer. I was hoping it would pass, but nothing has been helping and I’m also having weird headaches, fevers and chills. I am very very nauseous and feel really shaky. The headaches are different from my regular ones. I finally called my specialist, he said I need to go to the ER and I got chastised for not calling the 1st day this started because that’s when a spinal tap would be most useful. I don’t want to go to the hospital, but it looks like I have to. I’m waiting for my mother-in-law to be able to come over to watch the kids.
It is not fun being me right now. In addition to the possibility of meningitis, I also had a tooth break into pieces the other day on the one said that still wasn’t too messed up to eat with. I cannot do anything about it right now except buy temporary filling goop from the drug store to try to keep it covered.
I will try to update about what’s going on with my poor brain when I get back home from the hospital if I can or as soon as I am able. Please keep me in your prayers, and also, please hit the tip jar if you can because I know that this is going to be expensive. Thanks. Wish me luck.

UPDATE – August 16, 2012:
Thank  you to everyone who prayed for me and to the couple of people who hit my tip jar – as it turns out, I forgot that my gas tank was empty before I left for the hospital, so you really did help a lot right away!
I still don’t know if I have/had meningitis; there are 3 types, bacterial (very contagious and deadly), viral (very contagious, less deadly), and “aseptic” (which could be caused by something else, like a fungal infection or even medications, isn’t contagious and not usually as deadly as the other 2 kinds). It is not uncommon for people with tick diseases to get the 3rd kind, and some of those people have chronic forms of that type of meningitis and they even get chronic encephalitis. I do not know if this is what caused my fever, chills, headache and horrible neck pain, because while the hospital people were initially very professional and respectful, once I had to tell them what medications I am on and WHY I am on antibiotics, that all went out the freaking window and it was if someone had flipped a switch – suddenly they decided, without even looking at me, that there was nothing wrong with me, they laughed at me right to my face, and I could hear the nurses mocking me from a few feet away because they talked among themselves about me as if I wasn’t even there.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Impolite Canadian: Montreal Police needs to UPHOLD THE LAW!

The Impolite Canadian: Montreal Police needs to UPHOLD THE LAW!: Those good people who have been following my blog know that I posted quite a bit on the Student strike dubbed the ''Printemps Érable'' (Mapl...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan does not like Canada's health care system. And he's RIGHT!

 Sun News is fussing about Ryan's 2009 speech in witch he described Canada's health care system as ''archaic and obsolete''. You know what? I FULLY AGREE WITH HIM!

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
 Has the Obama administration explained to Americans the facts about Canada's model of government health care? Is this the kind of national health service the U.S. should imitate?--Paul Ryan in the American Spectator--

Before you get your undies in a bunch, hear me out:

I know all too well the woes of our system. My wife has a chronic illness, Crohn's disease. We visited MANY hospitals over the years, usually thru the ER when she has a bad relapse. The average waiting time in Quebec's ERs is 14 hours. I say we waited more than 24 hours more than once. The system being free, the hospitals are crowded by people with various situations from open fractures to a bump on the noggin. While we wait we see a slew of people with colds and the flu, waiting, and spreading their disease with everyone who have LEGITIMATE REASONS to be in the EMERGENCY rooms. ( let me point out that I strongly believe that you have NO BUSINESS in the ER with a cold. Unless you are immuno-suppressed, take 2 Tylenols and drink plenty of fluids. Seriously.)

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Radical Progressive Left: We Shall Call Them Out By Name ( By Randy Hahn)

"The Democrats say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems, that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view." – President Ronald Reagan  

The time for action is now, not later; but now. I have had all I can take of the infighting that is going on in the conservative party; it is doing nothing and getting us nowhere fast. What some of these media personalities see in bickering on Twitter all day, and night is beyond me.

The old saying “Conservatives fall in line” Liberals fall in love” Is not holding true. I don’t see ANY on the right falling in line; I see a bunch of people doing their own thing. We need all hands on deck, and I do mean all. Blue dogs, moderates and Republicans; anyone with conservative values we need to be reaching out to.

Read more at THE TEXAS PRESS

Of Guitar Strings, Cream of Wheat and Us ( By Jerry Wilson , Goldfish and clowns)

A followup to my most recent post. (Yes, more guitar talk in order to make a point.)
The type and age of guitar strings, along with how much they’ve been played, have a huge effect on how a guitar sounds, especially an acoustic one. Everyone has their own taste and preferences; mine lean toward strings with a bright, clean, deep sound. I’ve tried numerous string brands and variations over the years looking for that one best of the best for me. There was a brand made in the ’70s that I loved, the name of which regrettably slips my mind, that I absolutely loved. They came in a long cardboard sleeve rather than the usual square paper envelope, the company insisting that bending strings into a loop for insertion in said envelopes adversely affected the tone and their method of packaging was much better. Whether it was I don’t know, but I do know they sounded wonderful. I haven’t seen them in decades (ouch); I seriously doubt they’re still being made.

Read the rest at Goldfish and Clowns

Oath-Breakers Among Us (By Paul H Lemmen)

There are oath breakers among us. Wherever we go, they influence our lives, our daily activities, our social intercourse.
They cause the prices of fuel, food and housing to rise precipitously. They lengthen unnecessarily the wait times to travel by air, train and even bus. Their perfidy extends into every aspect of life in America circa 2012.
By writing legislation, supporting and voting for said legislation and acting contrary to the very words of the Constitution (as well as the spirit of the Constitution) these oath breakers steal our Liberty incrementally and in doing so bind us in chains of slavery to the government, not as masters and institutors of that government.
On January 3, 1974 I swore the following oath:
“I, Paul Howard Lemmen, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

Read more HERE

Exciting!!! #RomneyRyan2012 #TCOT – Updated ( By Zilla Stevenson at )

It is taking a lot longer than usual to come back from the latest flare up of my illness, but seeing good news when I flipped on the TV, shortly after waking up, about Mitt Romney’s VP pick had me smiling for much of the day despite my medical issues.
Here are some of my initial thoughts on the news that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan for his running mate, as I watched the live coverage of the announcement and then the Romney and Ryan speeches, I’m including some stuff from the A-C page, Tweets, and also a roundup of  links to awesome posts about #RomneyRyan2012 from other bloggers:
It is finally morning in America again, and as our long national nightmare draws to a close, a glorious new day is dawning.

Read more of Zilla's toughts HERE

Obama Chokes on Chick-Fil-A ( By SideTrakd)

I absolutely love Chick-Fil-A.
My original affection for the fast food chain has little to do with the recent controversy centered around the topic of traditional marriage.  We don’t have many of them in my area, so it is a treat when I get to eat there.  The food is always great, and I’m a huge fan of waffle fries..!
Yes, I am a life-long fast food junkie, and since Chick-Fil-A is rarely available to me, it has always been elevated a little higher than the other chains I frequent.
This recent controversy just elevates them higher in my eyes.  They handled the entire situation wonderfully, with grace.  By all accounts (including my own) people who went to support them during the height of all of the drama had a very pleasant experience.  The planned boycott and protests against them fizzled.  Angry activists were greeted with the same warm kindness and service standards set for those who came in support.
Now, according to Scott Rasmussen, 61% of people hold a favorable opinion of Chick-Fil-A.

 Read more here:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Israel-Iran war BEFORE the U.S. election? (By Impolite Canadian)

 ISRAEL’S PRIME minister and defense minister would like to order an attack Iran’s nuclear sites before the US election in November. That war with Iran could be imminent, even though it might bring tensions on relations between Israel and the United States.

Israel has long threatened to attack its arch enemy, Iran, seeing a menace in their nuclear advances and dwindling opportunities to deal them a blow with its limited military clout. Washington has urged Israel to give diplomacy more time.

On Truth, Lies and the Father of Lies ( By Paul H. Lemmen )


Question 16. Truth

  1. Does truth reside in the thing, or only in the intellect?
  2. Does it reside only in the intellect composing and dividing?
  3. The comparison of the true to being
  4. The comparison of the true to the good
  5. Is God truth?
  6. Are all things true by one truth, or by many?
  7. The eternity of truth
  8. The unchangeableness of truth

Article 1. Whether truth resides only in the intellect?

Objection 1. It seems that truth does not reside only in the intellect, but rather in things. For Augustine (Soliloq. ii, 5) condemns this definition of truth, “That is true which is seen”; since it would follow that stones hidden in the bosom of the earth would not be true stones, as they are not seen. He also condemns the following, “That is true which is as it appears to the knower, who is willing and able to know,” for hence it would follow that nothing would be true, unless someone could know it. Therefore he defines truth thus: “That is true which is.” It seems, then, that truth resides in things, and not in the intellect.

Objection 2. Further, whatever is true, is true by reason of truth. If, then, truth is only in the intellect, nothing will be true except in so far as it is understood. But this is the error of the ancient philosophers, who said that whatever seems to be true is so. Consequently mutual contradictories seem to be true as seen by different persons at the same time.



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Amazing: Gays boycott Pride event in NH due to Chick-Fil-A participation? ( By DatechGuy)

by Datechguy | August 9th, 2012

One of the first rules of being in a hole is to stop digging. Apparently the folks at GetEQUAL MA & Join the Impact MA haven’t figured this out yet. They have decided to pull out of the Pride NH event because…wait for it. The Nashua Chick-Fil-A Franchise is supporting and participating in it:
From a press release I received today
Despite the Nashua franchisee’s declaration of being welcoming to the gay community, his restaurant — like all Chick-fil-A restaurants — gives 15% gross + 50% net profits back to the Atlanta-based parent company, from which Chick-fil-A is free to donate to whomever they want. The $50 booth fee for NH Pride is a paltry price for the local Chick-fil-A to pay in order to market a product, in the hopes of gaining new fans who will produce more profits — profits which will end up supporting anti-gay groups working against the interests of the very people and their loved ones NH Pride is celebrating. The Chick-fil-A story for the LGBTQ community has always been one about a company specifically supporting efforts that harm our community, not about a private citizen’s personal opinions.


NACBU's stand on the NBC and Ali Akbar ( By The Impolite Canadian) UPDATED

 I have been writing on the National Bloggers Club for a couple months now. Questions were asked DIRECTLY to Ali Akbar and Michelle Malkin, the only 2 members I am aware of, opinions were expressed, and as far as we can see, NO ONE from the NBC dared to give the answers.

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Mind you, it's very hard to ask questions when the organization of the NBC is hidden from the world. No one knows who these bloggers are, the organization does not have a list of members.The NBC does not even have a blog.  The ONLY one we know for sure is Ali Akbar. And he's not answering questions. They claim to represent ''100's of bloggers''. Who are they? .Demands of interviews did not even get acknowledged. Oh sure, when FOX NEWS calls, Akbar and Malkin are all over it. But when the small bloggers they claimed to care for ask legitimate questions, they are ignored. Not only ignored, they are shunned and demonized as not being true conservatives.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Perhaps It's A Fluke ...

How does a not too smart (she can't figure out how to afford her contraception but can figure out how to afford a weeks long trip to Europe) woman attending Law school end up introducing the empty suit in chief at a rally in Colorado?
(How did she afford the airfare to Denver from DC? That's quite a bit more than the $9 per month cost of birth control)

Is it a fluke Sandra Fluke is being promoted by the Cultural Marxist agents of change in the Democratic Party and in the "Suborned and Complicit Media™"?

Not at all! She is being promoted as the modern "every woman" by the liberals. What great example for us to use in raising the next generation of young girls! (sarc)

One who demands others support her and demand those supporting her have no voice in her life or actions, demands to live out of our collective wallets and also demands that regardless of our beliefs, she'll spend our money on anything she wants even if it against our religious beliefs.

Worst. Role. Model. EVER!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Welcome home, fellow patriots!

 The North American Conservative Bloggers United ( or NACBU for short ) was born because of a lack of solidarity towards the smaller conservative bloggers by the ''elites''. Those bloggers try to monopolize attention on them on ''big'' stories, and give no room for the smaller guys and gals, stealing posts and not linking to them.

They marginalize bloggers about their pasts (even when pro actively disclosed), and by their all mighty hit counters. They went as far as ''VETTING'' bloggers out of stories they worked hard to dig up. They said that some are faking to be ill just to mooch on good people's money. They also blindly follow a leader that, with his lies about his past, made all of us on the right look like utter fools when someone on the left exposed him.

So you're not big? So what?? Your voice deserves to be heard too!

By joining NACBU, your voice will be heard.

How to join? Read the following. And remember: NACBU will ALWAYS BE FREE for ALL members, big or small.