Beautiful Blogger Award

A very gifted young lady has honored me by awarding me the Beautiful Blogger Award.  Not only did she honor me in this manner but she also wrote some really flattering things about my blog.  Pat is a very gifted and published writer and this truly makes this award so special!   Pat also paints silks and makes beautiful handmade gifts.  Please check this out and join me as being one of Tersia loyal blog-followers/ fans.

Tersia thank you for this award.  Thank you for all your heartfelt comments and loyal following of my blog.

You are truly a Beautiful Blogger.

Seven things about myself:

  1. I have 9 grandchildren
  2. I believe in every moment of life having meaning
  3. I have a passion for shoes and purses
  4. I love sunshine
  5. I love beaches
  6. I love mountains
  7. I love artichokes

Now here is where I get to nominate other people:

I suggest you check out:


I do hope you will go and take a look at them. They really deserve their awards and your visit.

Thank you again Tersia for your kind nomination. I will do my best to be a Beautiful Blogger!

Tea Party Slayer

See Link Above – Sequestration a ‘Main Street’ Issue in Virginia 


Virginia’s economy relies heavily on the Pentagon’s defense spending. Changing demographics would have put this state easily back in Obama’s column again, in my opinion. However, the threat of severe defense cuts via sequestration and Romney’s $2 trillion defense spending bait have given Romney a slight edge in the state.

However, Obama and Tim Kaine are fighting back there with the following argument: 1) The sequestration is less likely to happen under Obama than Romney because Obama can control the liberals; 2) Obama does not want to cut defense spending, he wants to keep it flat; while on the other hand Romney shoots unrealistic defense spending through the roof to the detriment of other needs; and 3) an increase in revenues from the expiration of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy can offset even more dramatic defense cuts.

I’ve also heard that…

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The World of Special Olympics

The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child…

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Tea Party Slayer

See Link Above – Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig


BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama’s “horses and bayonets” zinger, shooting down Mitt Romney’s concerns about the state of the Navy, may have drawn reproach from Republicans, who called it “petty” and “belittling.” But at least one former Navy secretary told The Huffington Post after Monday night’s foreign policy debate that Obama was right on the mark.

“I thought the president’s line was terrific,” said Richard Danzig, who served as secretary of the Navy for two years under President Bill Clinton. “You don’t measure efficacy by the number of ships. You measure it by your firepower, by the character of your people, the character of your equipment.”

During the Boca Raton debate, Romney repeated his campaign call to build new ships for the Navy and accused Obama of allowing the number of…

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Our Daughters and Granddaughters Need to Have Same Rights as Our Sons and Grandsons

I have listened to a lot of talking today. One person from the House of Representatives says that when rape ends in pregnancy, that is God’s will. I say The Divine does not work this way. Does not victimize those who have suffered because of the hatred of other beings.

” I want us to move forward and to continue fighting for justice in those areas where triumph has so far eluded us.

I want us to feel not only our power, but the absolute necessity of using it to the fullest.

I want each of us to connect what is happening politically in the world and in our country to what is happening and will happen in our own lives, to understand the real, practical meaning of the aphorism, “The Personal is Political.”

“What we do individually and collectively does make a difference. Each of us can, and must, play a role; we face challenges on so many fronts, and we have so much to do.”

—–Patricia Ireland, Past President of Now, The National Organization for Women