The End of American Exceptionalism.

The day that our most patriotic Americans feared is upon us. This day is an end of American exceptionalism. Obamacare invaded the country and America provides health care for it’s citizens. Just like everybody else.

Tea Party fools
We are refusing to accept Government health!

The Day of Reckoning is here!

Obamacare
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Tea Party Fools
Free but not Obamacare

The day that our most patriotic Americans feared is upon us. This day is an end of American exceptionalism and Freedom. Obamacare invaded the country and America provides health care for it’s citizens…just like everybody else.

Weapons, Not Food

House votes to keep increased spending on ‘unneeded and unwanted’ nuclear bombs (via Raw Story )

The Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a measure to roll back spending on B61 nuclear bombs deployed and stored in Europe. Democratic Reps. Jared Polis (CO) and Mike Quigley (IL) proposed an amendment to a water and energy…

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Senator Ted Cruz for President!

Senator proved to us that any severe conservative Republican whose mother ever had sex in the US is eligible to become the President of the United States of America”- Birther’s United for Real President (BURP) representative said.

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Senator Ted Cruz the hypocrite.
She knows.  Good to go Mr. future President!

Senator proved to us that any severe conservative Republican whose mother ever had sex in the US is eligible to become the President of the United States of America”- Birther’s United for Real President (BURP) representative said.

Senator Cruz proves once again that Obama is not eligible to be President because he Obama did not prove that his mother had sex in America.  “Where is your proof Mrs. Obama?  Any videos?  A long form sex certificate?  You should have known better, Momma Obama!”

These BURPers are real patriots!  Real proud Americans.  Proud that their mommies had the privilege to have sex in America. And looking forward for the chance to screw America.

 

N.C. – “Women Protection Laws” Supercedes Sharia Law

In total solidarity with the N.C. women, N.C. legislature decided to beat Muslims to it and establish their own Sharia law which they call “Freedom From Federal Organized Oppression Law” or FFFOOL. And true conservative women of the great state of North Carolina fully agree with the following statement:

North Carolina and women rights
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Amendment 1 –  which adds an amendment to the state’s constitution banning all marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership for same-sex couples, passed today. State law already prohibits the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. http://www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/anti-gay-constitutional-amendment-passes-in-north-carolina

In North Carolina, two state legislators have filed a bill to make it a crime, punishable by up to six months in jail, for women to expose their nipples in public, but their only stated justification for the idea is to put an end to topless rallies in the Smoky Mountain city of Asheville – of which there have been exactly two. http://www.allgov.com/news/unusual-news/the-battle-over-nipple-exposure-in-north-carolina-130217?news=847086 Rayne Brown, a Republican, introduced House Bill 34 to making it a Class H felony to expose “the nipple, or any portion of the areola, of the human female breast.” http://now.msn.com/rayne-brown-gop-lawmaker-in-north-carolina-wants-to-make-exposing-a-nipple-a-felony

N.C. law
6 month in jail!

 

Nipples exposed
Good girl!

 All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.  Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden. http://www.stupidlaws.com/all-couples-staying-overnight-in-a-hotel-must-have-a-room-with-double-beds-that-are-at-least-two-feet-apart/

“A bill proposed by two of them (Congressmen} that says North Carolina and its counties and towns have the right to establish an official religion.”
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/04/3960702/bills-are-laughable-so-nc-is-butt.html#storylink=cpy

HB518 makes it a state crime for any N.C. public servant – that includes police and judges – or any agent of the U.S. government “or dealer selling any firearm” in the state to enforce or try to enforce any federal law regarding such firearms and ammunition made in the state and that stays within its borders. To do so would be a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Read more here:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/04/3960702/bills-are-laughable-so-nc-is-butt.html#storylink=cpy

Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. http://www.harford.edu/faculty/dvolkart/handouts/odd_state_laws.htm

Concerned Women for America of North Carolina, a conservative women’s group, will be at the legislative building Wednesday to talk about shielding American courts from Sharia law.

A morning press conference will be followed by a two-hour legislative briefing in the afternoon. Last month, the House passed a bill sponsored by Transylvania Republican Chris Whitmire that prohibits use of Sharia law in state courts. Read more here: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/concerned_women_and_sharia_law#storylink=cpy

In total solidarity with the N.C. women, N.C. legislature decided to beat Muslims to it and establish their own Sharia law which they call “Freedom From Federal Organized Oppression Law” or FFFOOL.  And true conservative women of the great state of North Carolina fully agree with the following statement:

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to respect the other, and because they spend from their means.  Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in the husband’s absence what Allah orders them to guard.”  Although the Quran does say this, the superiority of men is interpreted in terms of strength by the context – men maintain women.[6]

This of course is the statement from the Quran but in their blessed ignorance the free FFFOOLs of the N.C. Legislature are very proud of themselves as being on the forefront of all the FFFOOLs in our great country.

Bottom line
Bottom line

Breaking News and Silinness..

Why all this commotion? What is happening? First contact with the alien civilization? World peace? Muslim Brotherhood accepted democracy? Republicans accepted Obama as American President?
New royalty. His Presence! Aim higher my friends! Halleluiah! The brand new Royal Baby is on the way! How blessed we all are. People of Earth! Rejoice! The fresh royalty is showing his royal head out of the royal womb and checking out the paparazzi filled world. Oh the suspense… Will he decide to bless the Earth with His Royal Presence? Will he?

Royal baby
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The World is in a state of suspense and anticipation.

Reporters from around the world gathered, waiting, spending sleepless nights around the sacred grounds.

Newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television are on high alert, ready for the breaking news.

The World is holding it’s collective breath.

Royal Baby
The suspense!

Why all this commotion?  What is happening?

First contact with the alien civilization?

World peace?

Muslim Brotherhood accepted democracy?

Republicans accepted Obama as our American President?

Aim higher my friends!  Halleluiah!

The brand new Royal Baby is on the way!  How blessed we all are.

New royalty
His Royal Presence!

People of Earth!  Rejoice!

The fresh royalty is showing his royal head out of the royal womb and checking out the paparazzi-filled world.

Oh the suspense…

Will he decide to bless the Earth with His Royal Presence?  Will he?

We horses are buffed with all this commotion.  We never create so much hoopla about a newborn horse; also we have a better reason for excitement.  At least we horses earn our living.  But we are too busy for this human nonsense.

As long as I can remember, my mother dreamed of leaving the Soviet Union.

As long as I can remember, my mother dreamed of leaving the Soviet Union. When I introduced Nathan to my parents, my mom’s first question was if Nathan would be open to the idea of leaving the Soviet Union. Only after receiving a positive answer from him did she give her blessing for us to marry.

My mom
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When I introduced Nathan to my parents, my mom’s first question was if Nathan would be open to the idea of leaving the Soviet Union. Only after receiving a positive answer from him did she give her blessing for us to marry. In 1977, the borders opened up and Jews were allowed to leave the Soviet Union. Although my parents could not leave, my mother insisted on Nathan and I applying to leave with our newborn, Inna; she didn’t want us to miss this opportunity. What struck me was the courage my mother had to push her only child and only grandchild (and of course her only son-in-law) out of the country. She did not know if and when there would be another chance and if they would be able to join us later. But the dream of a better life for her children prevailed over any argument as to why now might be a wrong time to leave.

me and mom 1967
Me and mom 1967

I do not remember lots of hugs and kisses from my mother. I do not remember conversations praising me on my achievements. I do not remember my mom saying, “I love you.” But I do remember the sacrifices she made to feed my sick dad and I at a time when food was scarce and their paychecks were not enough. I do remember the efforts my mother made to get us out of the country despite every obstacle. I do remember her enormous help around the house despite her dislike of housekeeping when she and my father came to this country. I do remember her learning English at the age of 56. She was in a new country with a new language and she wanted to be able to talk to her grandchildren. She did not want to depend on her children if she needed to make a phone call, fill out an application, etc.

She still does not like to trouble us if she needs something. The only thing she asks is for us to call once a day. I love my mom because she does not wait for my call – she calls us every day.

(I would have said “she calls once a day” but this is a massive understatement according to Nathan)

My Mother-In-Law

I am writing about my mother-in-law, Evelyn “El” Rosenblum. Sadly, I knew El for only 8 years before she died. But she earned my love and respect immediately. One could argue that she was so overjoyed/grateful/relieved that a “nice Jewish” girl (or any girl for that matter) was dating her youngest son, that she was extra nice in order to lure me in. But, even once I was “hooked”, she continued to be warm and loving and welcoming.

My first memory of El was when she (along with Carolyn/Larry and Terry/Bernie) “joined” Howard and me on our second date. (They all wanted to come on our first date, but Howard put his foot down on that one.) Howard had told his family that we were going to a Peter, Paul and Mary concert, and they decided that they’d like to see that show too. They sat about 6 rows in front of us in tiered seating and spent 50% of the time watching the show and 50% of the time craning their necks to watch us.

I remember, too, the time she called Howard early one morning to see how his date went the night before. “How’d it go last night?” I heard her ask. Howard shot up in bed, bumbling and fumbling. “Oh, is she there now?” El asked hopefully?

So later, when she confided in me that Benita was the only one of her children who had ever lied to her, I knew she was wrong. When I told Bernie, Howard and Carolyn what El had said, Bernie and Howard smiled with the knowledge that they had, in fact, pulled it off for all those years. Carolyn just sat there innocently.

Oh yes, and I remember another early date that we all went on to hear a speaker. Ruth Dansky nudged her way over to El, and “whispered”, Who is she?, “furtively” glancing back at me. El whispered back, “Her name is Cathy and he likes her”.

When Tali came along, El was the best grandma – even though she’d already been a grandma for nearly 30 years! And when baby Noah was born, she looked at him lovingly and sadly, knowing that she wouldn’t be around to watch him grow up. And 2 years later, she was gone.

In the short span of years we had together, El got the satisfaction of knowing her little Howard was a happily married doctor with 2 beautiful children. And, she became an inspiration and model to me – of a loving mother and wife, a devoted sister, an adoring and involved grandmother and great-grandmother, and a woman for whom family was the most important thing. Her heart would be warmed to know how close her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins have remained – thanks to the seeds of love she planted long ago.

Happy Mother’s Day, El. We all miss you very much.

Cathy

Congress Wants To Spend $436 Million On New Abrams Tanks, Army Says It Doesn’t Want Any More

Jim Jordan
What sequester?

 

 

Money wasters
Sherrod Brown

 

 

the champions for more tanks are Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Rob Portman
Rob Portman

 

Unneeded tanks
At least I am in a good company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The one area where we are supposed to spend taxpayer money is in defense of the country,” said Represantative Jim Jordan, whose district in the northwest part of the state of Ohio includes the tank plant.

 Yes! In the light of recent Boston terror act and possible Mexican invasion our country is critically under tanked. The meager 2500 Abrams tanks are not nearly enough to protect our freedom to waste taxpayer’s money on total crap and to cut money for research, education and health care. Just look at them! They are the real heroes. Heroes of the Military Industrial Complex!

Nobody cares more about jobs than the champions for more tanks Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Rob Portman, two of Capitol’s Hill most prominent deficit hawks, as well as Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.

And I mean their jobs.