Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Many might not know this, but my family is extremely involved in what is going on with our government right now. They have so much information about our government that it is overwhelming to me. They know the US Constitution and Bill of Rights like the back of their hands. My dad even drives around with a copy in his car!

I am ashamed to say I don't know it as well as they do. Government was just a boring class I took in high school and in college to meet my requirements. I suffered through it and never looked back. The last two years though have been enlightening to say the least.

I am firm in thought that you need to be respectful about others beliefs and they should be in return, not to push your beliefs on anyone, and to agree to disagree.

With that said, here is what I just got in an email today. What I have posted below has nothing to do with Democrat, Rebuplican, Obama supporter or not, ect.... NONE OF THAT. It is about our future, our children's future, and our freedom.

I would say that is enough for you to sit and read this. I KNOW, I don't like to read either, but KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and we cannot be asleep at the wheel when our freedom is at stake.

Remember, this is SOOO not like me. I am pretty passive, but the government has been doing too many cruddy things to us for a longtime.

Here she be:

Hi Everyone,This is to inform you on what is really trying to be pushed upon the backs of Americans. Education is key in keeping our freedoms and rights.

Please Read.
Worth reading all of it:
Michael Connelly ( ) is a Constitutional Lawyer and has read the entire health care bill and has some comments, not about the bill, but about the effects on our Constitution.
It's a broader picture than just health care reform. All of you and those to whom you communicate had better sit up and pay attention; once this sort of thing happens, it will be irreversible. ;Take a look and let me know what you think.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE BILLS ? Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected. To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead, it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated. If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed. The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with. I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

The paragraph below is really frightening. This legislation also provides for access by the appointees of the Obama administration of all of your personal healthcare information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4thAmendment to the Constitution protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.

You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide. If you decide not to have healthcare insurance or if you have private insurance that is not deemed "acceptable" to the "Health Choices Administrator" appointed by Obama there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a "tax" instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the "due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much out the original ten in the Bill of Rights that are effectively nullified by this law. It doesn't stop there though. The 9th Amendment that provides: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;" The 10th Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control. I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea.

This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation" to support the Constitution. If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat I suggest they consult the source. Here is a link to the Constitution: And another to the Bill of Rights: ;
There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton, Texas

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

So I am hoping that many of you can relate to this.
Ghost Adventures on TLC

I was first a tad embarrassed to admit that I totally dig this show. Most people follow other shows like The Office or Heros, or whatever else there is, not me. I am a weird-o majoro who enjoys this show entirely tooo much.
I finally came out when I found out my sister digs the show as that just makes her plain AWESOME!

Now, if you haven't seen this show. It is hilarious. They are just a bunch of ghost busters trying to antagonize ghosts. GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!

Thanks for the comments you guys all posted about my not so great moment breaking our tv. It is crazy how we all know that moderation is key--at least I think that is what ya'll were trying to tell me!

So yeah, that is one of my guilty pleasures that I am kinda ashamed to admit to. I only admit it because I enjoy it when others come out with theirs as well. It was fun to talk about it with my sister and laugh our heads off at how ridiculous we are:D

If ya'd like, leave me a comment on your "guilty pleasure". It would make me feel less embarassed and we could laugh together...who knows, we might share one or two...or three!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


-We really haven't been up to much lately. We didn't travel this weekend though, so HURRAY for us!
-Allergy season is in full swing and we are both gulping down the Zyrtec like it is the sweet nectar of life...
-Charly has long enough hair to finally "style" it!
--I broke the television amidst my cleaning rampage...
-I spray painted our side table because it was ugly and needed some help since I stole it from my dad six years ago...
-Pocatello has some freaky bugs here, no doubt!

So, yes...I broke our TV we won 3 years ago when I was an RA at Western. Ben had to drink a full 16 oz of Syrup the fastest to win that sweet puppy and I broke it on Wednesday. WOOOPS! It is a mammoth of a TV by 2009 standards:D I decided on Wednesday the home needed rearranged because I was so sick of all the hairy mammoth spiders kickin-it in mi mas peeps...NO MAS!

I was doing good...until I set the huge arse TV on the couch...heavy side in of course. Well, she sure did fall off. That old familiar feeling set in when I broke something when I was still living at home. Thankfully, Ben has AMAZING control over his temper (that trait waved bye-bye to me long ago!!!) and said maybe it was a blessing....yeah, ok, sure, whatever...I JUST BROKE OUR TV! My lifeline to good laughs and shutting my brain down ....BOOO!

Then I got to thinking...he really is right. I have been so much more productive these last couple of days without sitting down here and there to watch a quick something. Ben actually studied the last couple of nights.

So now, I pose a we save and buy another one? I am thinking heaven's yes, but seeing how much gets done without one...maybe not?

OH HOW I AM TORN!!! I bet we last a month without a TV and we break down and buy another one:D

SO I am loving doing charly's hair. She is so stinking beautiful! I love it!

Please leave a comment if you would like about my TV dilema...if you think we shall purchase another one or if we are better off without it!!!
I would love to hear personal experiences on this one! I need some help!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


First of all, I have to say thanks to Shalae for the picture. She posted it on her blog so I just HAD to have one of my own:D
This is our family! We all got together this last weekend for Phil's farewell. It was fun to have us all there. I am so fortunate to say I look forward to spending time with Ben's family. It was a great weekend full of good food, laughs, and did I mention good food?
As for the traveling bit...Ben and I never cease to have to travel. We traveled on Friday back to Star Valley with Jeff's boat that got fixed here in Pocatello. After we dropped that off in SV around 4:30, we headed down to Kemmerer for Tiffany's wedding reception. Left Kemmerer around 8:30 pm. Then we drove all the way back to Pocatello and got home around 11:15. We did all of this amidst a very sick Charly and Ben having loads of school work to study for. It was crazy.
I hope this month we can stay home a weekend. We have traveled every weekend for the past two months. It is getting old. So if you want to see have to come over:D