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Signs of fall

Fall is coming
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The tree that I pass almost daily is starting to turn colors.

Last days of summer
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With the coming of colder weather, I will miss the cows dotting the mountain as I take my children back and forth from the bus stop.

Daily Show – Sarah Palin Gender Card – link to video which is pretty darn funny and informative!  Republicans haven’t learned their lesson.

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  • expatraveler September 6, 2008, 12:31 am

    Oh wow – that is rather scary. It will be interesting for me in a different place to see all of this.

  • sissi September 6, 2008, 2:46 am

    oh no!

  • Julie September 7, 2008, 4:56 am

    It’s not the size of the city she was mayor of that counts. Its her morals and values and the ability and courage to do what is right. I hope I’m not offending anyone. I’m always afraid to leave a comment that disagrees with anyone these days.

    And I think the guy in that video is offensive and immoral. I for one would not take his advice on anything because he said something very gross…that whole “testicle” thing. If I can’t respect someone I don’t care how smart they are. He lost me right there.

    Democrats are crude and rude. They say they want to help people, but if they can’t start by not killing their own children (abortion) they are idiots, and or liars. Everyone knows how brutal abortion is. With all the technology we have we know that baby is alive inside the mother. We know that baby can feel pain.

    We know we are murdering that baby when we abort it. Almost everyone has seen pictures of abortion. If you haven’t you should do a google search. Just type in “abortion pictures”. The most important thing to a lot of people is the ending of abortion.

    So sorry, but I’m going to speak my piece.

    Will something bad happen if she is elected? I don’t know. Something bad happens no matter who is in office. The important thing is she stands for life and liberty of all American citizens, no matter what their age or size. She knows what’s what.

    Obama doesn’t. He’s for killing the babies of botched abortions. That means that he thinks its okay to kill babies that are accidently born. In fact, like Hilary, I think he is for killing babies all nine months through, and partial birth abortion.

    America can’t lie anymore. So America is saying, “So what, we don’t have to lie anymore. We can get away with it.”

    After 9/11 everyone was saying, “God bless America!” Well, how can He if we curse ourselves?!

    I know. I know. A lot of you hate religion. Well, baby killing isn’t just a religious matter. Its a civil rights matter. Its the right to live your life. A mother has no right to decide that the person inside her must die. Its not her life to choose to kill. Its the babies life. You think a baby will say, “Sure! Rip me apart! It hurts so good!” Hitler never ripped people apart the way we do our own.

    I’m not being rude and mean. I’m telling the truth. If you don’t like the truth too bad. Go cry to Mommy. She let you live. Okay, that last sentence was a little nasty.

    Now I’ve said my piece. But I’ll probably keep thinking of more I could say. There’s plenty!

    Dooce wrote something about insurance. I didn’t even bother to leave a comment. If insurance is the most important thing to her she’s too far gone. I can’t afford insurance either.

    And if she thinks government should take our money and give it to the poor then she wants a communist society where the government does everthing and nobody is responsible enough to give to charity and help their fellow man.

  • Pumpkin September 7, 2008, 9:24 am


    I do not believe in abortion but I do not think it is my right to decide for others. Abortion is not an easy subject and I for one would be happy if no one ever got one.

    McCain is against abortion but he is ok in cases of rape which still goes against the idea of the right to life of the baby. How can you say it is ok in some instances and not others? That doesn’t make sense.

    As far as religion goes…even if I do believe in God religion has no place in politics. I support Obama but I still cringe each time he talks about religion which is way too often in my opinion.

    I live in Switzerland. Even in Switzerland there is government aid for people. We are getting aid for our health care which is mandatory here. It reminds me of what Obama wants to do with health care and from living here in Switzerland I can tell you that it does work.

    I think Dooce was pretty clear that she wasn’t for handing out to those that aren’t trying but she thinks that we need to help those that are trying or those that are falling through the cracks. I agree with her. What about the elderly that have no children or their kids are too far in the hole to help? As much as charity from private individuals is nice it doesn’t go far enough. Not nearly far enough.

    I support your right to your opinion and I respect your opinion. I do.

    However, I have never supported Republicans because they lie ALOT which is not what I would consider living the word that they like to preach about. Honestly, I think Republican politicans play on that just to get votes. Plus, each time they are in office the economy of the US goes for the worse. Republican politicans are for the rich and the corporations…they are for themselves and their kind of people and they are not for the regular every day American that goes to work each day at their low income job struggling to eat.

    I am an independent because I don’t believe in supporting a party but I do believe in supporting a person.

    Obama matches my political and moral standards more than McCain. I do think that Obama will work hard to change politics in Washington and that he wants to restore the values of America. I trust him and he doesn’t lie just to forward his position. He is honest and clear. I respect him as a person and trust that he will do what is best for the American people. He has strong values and is a good person. He will work with Democrats and Republicans to do what is right for Americans just as he has in the past.

    However, that is my opinion and just because you support Republicans doesn’t mean that I won’t like you as a person or that you should not voice your opinions.

    If no one ever spoke up we would never know another way of seeing the world. Voicing opinions is one of the most important points in a democracy and I am happy that you felt comfortable enough to do that here. :)

  • Julie September 7, 2008, 6:19 pm


    Thank you for being so patient with me. :) But I still think I’m right. I’m not for everything McCain advocates. From my perspective he the lesser of 2 evils. I don’t think abortion is ever okay. And I think that if religion isn’t taken seriously enough to be in politics then its not worth having at all. Because then religion would just be a child’s game that no one thought was mature or real.

    As far as government aid goes, I believe you’re right to a certain extent. But I don’t think they should be taking anymore of the money they already are. I think that the people of the U.S. should get more active. Its scary when government takes over too much.

    I believe that Republicans lie. My Dad says that all the time. I don’t really follow too much what’s going on in politics. But this election we’re all paying more attention. All I know is that I have to vote pro-life. Palin is a strong pro-life woman. She is 100% pro-life.

    No one should ever abort their baby. Mother Theresa told Bill and Hillary Clinton to give the babies to her. She would take care of them. There are all kinds of people waiting to adopt in the U.S. No one has to kill their kid. I know all kinds of organizations that would jump at the chance to help a pregnant mother have her baby, pregnancy help centers, pro-life groups of all denominations and beliefs, even Feminists for Life. All these people want to help. There is no need for abortion.

    I don’t agree with you on Obama. He talks a lot about change, but never gets too specific. I think Democrats lie a lot. But that’s just the way it goes. Both sides think the other side lies.

    I wish things were easier. Its like the world is going crazy. Everyone in office seems to foil things up. I don’t think there ever will be that perfect person who does everything right. But I do believe we can end abortion. And that is more important than anything else.

    I really like you, Pumpkin. You are so open and nice. You’ve always reminded me of a teacher, always making sure everyone feels heard and enjoys participating in your blog. You’re a special lady I am glad to know.

  • Pumpkin September 8, 2008, 10:38 am

    No matter what happens with the elections I only hope that the economic situation gets better in the States. I, personally, know those that it has hit hard as I am sure you do.

    And, you know that I feel the same about you. It is too bad I didn’t have a chance to meet you when I was in the States! :)

  • sissi September 9, 2008, 3:39 am

    I am sorry Pumpkin I know it is not my blog and you are free to erase my comment but I have a big mouth and some senses and I can’t let this one fly:

    “Hitler never ripped people apart the way we do our own.”
    Maybe some education on what happened in the camp should be mandatory for this person, the SS killed mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, childrens, aunts, uncles, friends…
    To compare the atrocity of a war, any war for that matter to the termination of the development of an embryo, not a human yet, just an embryo is somewhat very insulting and plain stupid. And a reason why so many people all over the world despise American. Because people like her open their mouth and they don’t even realize how deeply dumb and crazy they sound.
    My grand mother lost her father, the Gestapo came, burned down their farm, beat up her father and took him away, and it was the last time she ever saw her father, until this day she has no idea when, where, and how he died…In the aftermath of this tragedy they became extremely poor and so very hungry, the gestapo under the leadership of Klaus Barbie burned down my GM farm and their animals, took their money and any pricey stuff they had and my Gm and her mother were left with nothing…

    If she so concerned about lives being saved maybe she can be concerned about all those Iraki children that are very well alived with a soul, a working body, feelings and intelligence, 65.000 deaths since American invaded this country, ah yes but who cares about them, they’re just arab right? … better off saving an undesired american embryo than an actual living human…

    As far as the very laughable Palin she is so world oriented, she didn’t even own a passport before 2007.I think that pretty much sums up how educated she is…

    Anyway it is politic and I am not even american so this is not my place to share my opinion I just wanted to point out the Hitler comment, it was very, very, ignorant and stupid. More than that it was disturbing, very disturbing…

  • Vilay September 9, 2008, 7:44 am

    What a lack of education! How can you be able to compare Hitler to abortion? No one in Europe would dare say such a thing but maybe the neo-nazi.
    Palin pro-life? She’s pro-gun (100 000 people are killed per year in the US) and pro war in Iraq (who knows how many civilians were killed because of the Bush’s pro-life lies.
    BTW, I was in the US at 9.11 and I didn’t say God bless America because I don’t believe in God. Crazy idea.

  • Pumpkin September 10, 2008, 4:13 pm

    You have the right to your voice in this matter. Your family is Franco-American and besides whoever is going to be the next US president effects the world. I do think that most Americans do not understand the depth of what Hitler did because it didn’t really touch home in the way that Europe felt it. However, that doesn’t make the lack of understanding right. I blame the schools and the fact that America is kinda cut off from the rest of the world.

    It is not because you are my husband that I agree with you on separation of church and state. But, because it makes sense. (He knows that but I want everyone else to understand that I am thinking for myself here.)

    It is because all Americans do not share the same religion or lack there of.

    There can not be a TRUE democracy when only SOME Americans are being represented. The only way to represent ALL Americans is to have COMPLETE separation of church and state. There is no other way and I think that having a TRUE democracy is very important. Whether we like it or not others do not always believe the way that we do. We must have a government that represents everyone even those that do not believe in the same god as us or in no god at all.

  • Julie September 11, 2008, 2:58 am


    From three months after conception, actually probably before three months, a baby is not an embryo. And I was also referring to partial birth abortion that Obama is for.

    I’m sorry about what happened to your family. But what I said is still true. I’ve never heard that he took people and ripped their legs and arms off, have you? He did a lot of atrocious things. But I’ve never heard he did that. And we are the United States so why are we trying to compete with Hitler’s cruelty and see how close we can come to being like him?

    Abortion is murder. And murder is suppose to be illegal. Those babies are not all embryos. Martin Luther King Junior’s niece said that abortion is a civil right’s issue.

    I believe that if we quit killing our kids good things are bound to happen all around for our country. Many abortions are not embryos. You need to do a google search of pictures of aborted babies. They are horrendous. You cannot see them and not be affected.

    Again, I am sorry about your family. But abortion is still murder. And murder is still wrong.

  • Julie September 11, 2008, 3:32 am


    If guns kill people, do pens misspell words?

    I’m not for the war either. It’s not right, and I’ve always thought that. 40,000 babies a day are murdered by abortion. Go do a google search for pictures of aborted babies. I assure you, they are not all embryos.

    BTW, I know you don’t believe in God. I don’t think anyone can forget it. You were so adament about it on some of the Thinking Thursday comments. lol That is your choice and no one is required to believe in God.

    Abortion is not about religion it is about civil rights.

  • sissi September 11, 2008, 5:53 am

    Girl, I raise my case, you’re just “one of those”, no need to try and explain, this would be a waste of my pagan time.

    Me think you had an abortion and feel so guilty about it you turned into a fanatic born again christian…
    Or you gotta to be on drugs..hey, what are you taking?
    Must be fun to try, makes you completely delusional.

  • Julie September 12, 2008, 2:44 am

    I know Hitler’s done worse than ripping people apart. I was referring to a specific type of torture. And that abortion tops the list when it comes to being ripped apart. Maybe Hitler did take a person and rip their arms and then their legs off and leave them without limbs. But I’ve never heard he did. And my point was, why should we try being like him.

    The last time I heard that “blob of tissue” excuse was probably 10 years ago. Nobody tries to pull that one anymore. Even politians are forced to admit that abortion is sad. I’m not on drugs. But I’m not in denial either.

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