Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My life's been so intense lately

I've been in such a rut for a while. My younger daughter entered Kindergarten this past year and had many battles with the school. When your kids have learning disabilities you have to fight for services. The IEP process is a pain, but when you do it right it really benefits your child. I had to hire an advocate to get all the right things for my little girl. A lawyer is expensive and the school district gets really defensive when you hire a one. Advice to other parents who are in the same situation is to find out your rights, stick to your guns (don't compromise with the district)and get an advocate when things get too complicated. Our advocate smoothed things out and got the district straightened out too. I thank God for his persistence and strength to get me through this time. I know my Daughter will benefit from it. We are keeping her in General Ed with an instructional aide in the classroom. She'll be in first grade in the fall.

My older daughter is in Special Day Class (Special Ed) and we knew she would benefit from it. Its just the school district never lets you know what your options are. Now that I have my younger one all set we want to get my older one into more mainstreaming and then full inclusion in junior high and high school. We have to change schools again but the teacher is very good and will get my older daughter ready for middle school. Her reading has really picked up to three grade levels and next year she'll be on grade level! Her math is still behind but if I can get her to general math (she has + and - but * and / is next) thats ok. If she can reconcile a checking account and handle money that's what she needs to live independently. That's the goal and she is determined to get there.

Just a little background on what's going on in the NavyFamily this spring. I hope to be back in the posting action. The main focus is supporting the troops and their mission and fighting the immigration bill. Hey President Bush why are you stepping on your base? What do you not understand? You're selling us out to the Democrats. Uncle Ted wants to destroy the Republican party. And you're helping him! Now I'm fired up and ready to roll!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

If Google could.....

Would they?
Hat tip from LGF here.
Powerline chimes in too here.
Ya think they'll do anything for Flag Day? My thoughts are they should either do every holiday or none at all. All or none and leave it at that.

A day of Honor to our Heros

Mommy Sheehan is going home

"The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing," she said in reference to her son, who was killed in Iraq in April 2004.

"I have tried every (day) since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.

"It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

Sheehan is right in that the Media is more focused on American Idol than the war. I watched Fox news yesterday and they were more focused on Lindsey Lohan than the Memorial Day events honoring our solders who sacarficed thier life to defend our country. But she is wrong about the reason why her son died. He died for us, he died for his country, and his flag. She did not fail her son. He did what was right. She might not believe in what he believed in. But he knew what he signed up for when he joined the military.

Sign the petition to NO Amnesty

Say No to Amnesty!

Sign the petition here at NOAmnestyPetition

Let's enforce the boarder, build the fence and deport the lawbreakers. Then we can talk about the other stuff!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Duke!

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to others, and I require the same from them" (The Shootist).

McCain is right

“I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan,” McCain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, said. “This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”

Yankee Doodle part two

My Yankee Doodle

Friday, May 25, 2007

Yeah! Rosie is gone!

The funding for the troops passed

"I think the handwriting is on the wall that we are going in a different direction in the fall and I think the president is going to lead it," he said.

McConnell said he expects Bush announce his intentions on his own timetable.

The legislation that cleared Congress late Thursday night marked the end of a struggle in which Bush rejected an earlier bill because it contained a troop withdrawal timetable.

The White House said it expected to receive the replacement measure Friday afternoon and that Bush would sign it — privately, with no fanfare other than a written announcement — as soon as it arrived from Capitol Hill.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Congressman Ed Royce on the Immigration bill

Washington, May 17 - The Senate bill will provide amnesty to those here illegally, no matter how the Senators "spin" the issue. Amnesty failed in 1986, as it prompted a massive increase in illegal immigration with the anticipation of future clemency. Amnesty says that individuals need not respect our laws, it awards people who break the law and flout our sovereignty

The1986 amnesty provided legal status for undocumented aliens already present in the country. It was passed with the promise of tougher enforcement, which was never realized. The law required illegal immigrants to wait, pay a monetary fine, and learn English. Does that sound familiar to today’s backslapping by the Senators and Administration?

Black’s Law Dictionary classifies the 1986 law as an amnesty. Because of that law we saw an immediate spike in illegal immigration. The ‘86 law was touted as the solution to our illegal immigration problem. They were wrong then and they are wrong now. The consequences for this country are potentially catastrophic.

The rest of the statement is here.
Ed Royce will get re-elected in Fall 2008 for sure! I'm glad he's my rep!

guniea pig baby

Little Reds my newly adopted pet

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

T-Wall Paintings, Baghdad, May 11, 2007

Baghdad Murals

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our New Member of the Navy Family

Coco our new member (Male)
Spotty Bun Bun our first pet (male)

Pray for our Solders

One of the missing is from Torrance, CA. I grew up in Redondo Beach, next to Torrance.
The missing will be in my prayers today.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mom's Day!

My Navy Family is fixing breakfast for me! (I've gotten out of bed though!)

Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's and especially those who have sons and daughters deployed around the world. You are the greatest and raised wonderful kids! They are fighting for our freedom! Thank God for our troops and their MOMs!

And I can't forget my Mom, who is back at home in Hilo! Love ya Mom! Thanks for all that you do. I couldn't be what I am if it weren't for you!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rush Defaced

"It looks like they took globs of paint and threw it on his face. It looks great. It did my heart good," said Murrow, who admittedly is not a Limbaugh fan.

Kurt L. Kocher, chief spokesman for the city's Department of Public Works and Murrow's supervisor, took issue with Murrow's statement.

"As much as you don't like Rush Limbaugh, you don't endorse vandalism, period," Kocher said. "It's an outrageous comment, and he shouldn't have said it. It is not our policy. I think he got overenthusiastic about his feelings for Mr. Limbaugh. I am very upset about that comment, and I've let him know I'm very upset about that comment. It's his personal comment and it's wrong."

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Fort Dix terror plot

This proves we still have terror cells in the US. We have to eradicate these cells. I hope and pray we keep our forces in Iraq and win the war. Victory is our only hope. Once we loose Iraq, the cells here will be embolden and the terror will be fierce. A-Q will take the Iraqi Oil to fund the acts of terror. A democratic Iraq that can defend itself will prevent A-Q from setting up shop. Remember, our troops are fighting for our freedom!
Investigators said the men planned to use AK-47s to storm Fort Dix and open fire on soldiers and civilians stationed at the New Jersey base, noting that other military locations were scouted by the terrorist cell.

Three of the suspects are brothers and are all believed to be Islamic radicals, according to sources. Some of the six arrested men were also born in Albania and the former Yugoslavia, but have spent a significant amount of time living and training in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to authorities.

And this cell also planned more attacks in PA. Thank you tipster in NJ! Another plot has been uncovered and exposed. This enemy is evil and will not stop. We have to get them before they get us.

Update From Michelle Malkin:

The men - several of whom were in the same family - had videotaped their practice sessions in the Poconos, the source said. That videotape, in which they railed against America, led to their arrests.

The men made the mistake of bringing it to a retail store, seeking to get a copy burned to a DVD, according to one of the sources. A store employee who later watched the tape called the FBI who began immediately investigating.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Where's my Check?

If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released on Wednesday.

This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year's $134,121, according to Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts.

The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother's work were housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist, it said.

The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, it said, working 40 hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime.