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January 16, 2013

Guns

by mommahasapottymouth

know your WordPress feed is full of Gun control and the second amendment, but I need to have my fair say.

(I am not going to say much on President Obama. But I will say this; and DO NOT confuse this for anything other than what I am actually saying. Also, please know that I am not really religious, although I do believe in a higher power. )

I while ago ( actually, just before Obama’s first term) I read an entire collection of books called “Left Behind”, and it talked about the Anti-Christ. How he was so smooth and charismatic. And how he can have you believing him with no effort. And then Obama entered our lives. Most of the nation was under his wonderful spell with the hopes of a better tomorrow.

But something had me holding back…. and soon my mind kept going back to the book.

Now, I am not actually calling our President the Anti-Christ. I am just saying that the similarities are quite, astounding.

Lets fast forward to our last Presidential race. Gun control was a hot button issue. Obama is very forward about how he feels and what he wants. I respect that. I, as a law-abiding citizen who is not a felon, do not want to be blind sided by false promises or beating around the bush.

Obama won, and is reinstated into office. That means that whether we agree or disagree, he is still our Commanding Officer. So letsĀ  flash forward again, to about one month ago.

Sandy Hook elementary school. Many lives were lost, and it was an American tragedy. If you didn’t feel any emotion that day, you had no heart. AND then, the conspiracy theorist start. Let me say that I do not buy into that bull shit. NORMALY. But the video, well, now I do not know. I feel like the people who I have grown up believing wouldn’t be capable of a horrific act, well, where not being honest. (HA HA, honesty in D.C., what a joke right?)

But, now I am off topic. I don’t want to get into if it was an act, or if it was a true event.

Today, I sat down to watch the news. I cried. Not because of anything but what has happened to our wonderful country? What happened to the brave that we once where living amongst? Every other word out of Mr. Presidents mouth was “executive decision”. Almost like a threat. (this is what I heard, I am not saying this is actually what he said) ” If my country and my congress members do not like the Gun Control plan I have laid out, well too damn bad. I am President, and what I say goes!”

I did a little research. In another country, they banned guns. They (the people of that country) found other things that where just as deadly as the gun, and used that. (So, if we have a total ban, and people start using pots and pans as weapons, are we eventually going to have a ban on kitchen wear too?) Or in Seattle, we had a gun buy back some 20 years ago. Right after it finished, gun crimes tripled. WTF!

I guess what I am saying is that I feel like there is a bigger picture here that we are missing. Criminals do not follow laws. That is what makes them criminals. Even if we do end up with a total ban, I promise you there will be other ways they will obtain guns other ways. And if the government is successful in the quest, they will implement other weapons. Whats next??? A ban on biological weapons? Oh, right, yes there already is!

To finish this, I think that implementing the Universal Background checks is brilliant. Harsher laws? FUCKIN A! (but why are they not as harsh as they can be?) I also think that maybe a Universal list of potentially dangerous (but otherwise felony free) people, and people who are not in the mind-set to handle or operate a gun would be nice to see implemented. I also think that if you want to buy a gun, ANY gun, you should be required to go thru gun safety classes and prove that you are competent to own one. But taking them away?? Restricting what I can or can not own? Limiting the type of clip I can have?? Lets not!!

Now, if you will excess me, I need to go clean my AR!

(only kidding, I don’t have one yet!)

May 17, 2012

This is our FUTURE?

by mommahasapottymouth

 

So, today as I sit back and think about my children’s future, a horrid thought ran across my mind; “My generation is SCREWED!” I can not imagine what will happen to me as I grow old and need help. I can not fathom having to rely on either our government or today’s youth for anything. Honestly, I am quite afraid. So I’ll just get right to addressing the huge elephant in the room now:

 

Have any of you watched the news lately? How many times have you heard about kids bringing guns to school? Or all the bullying? What about all the cuts OUR government wants to make to things like Medicare? Will Social Security be a thing of the past? Retirement age keeps going up,( yes I understand, that goes up with life expectancy, but really??) How many will end up with some sort of “After-High-School” training or education? What about all the meth heads and other druggies? Will they steal my high blood pressure medication or my heart medication? I know I am being silly, but we have to consider these things? What does our future hold?

 

 

 

If you think I am wrong in my feelings about today’s youth, visit this link. It’s a poll taken over a period of a few years, and illustrates my feelings. Although I fit in the 18-29 year old category, I am less than optimistic.

And please, don’t get me started on the outlook for Social Security and Medicare. It’s a joke. I realise that is not our youths fault, but congress. I would rather not blame anyone. But, alas, the blame must fall.

I am also a little worried about the work ethic. I mean, with the number rising of Americans (young and old ) abusing illicit drugs, I can’t imagine that the work ethic is very strong. With that, I would assume, goes the want to succeed and be better.

So my question, who is going to man the rest home or hospice I happen to land in if fewer people are being trained to do so? Who is going to foot the bill (because I most definitely will not have all kinds of money saved) when some fool with no desire to care for me grudgingly takes me in out of pitty?

 

May 3, 2012

Children with cell phones

by mommahasapottymouth

As promised, I have something to say about children with cell phones.

First of all, what the hell did our parents do with out their own or one for us???

I really don’t think that it is appropriate for a child in school (elementary, middle) to have a cell phone. And a $300 + phone at that? Shoot. My momma would’a laughed in my face.

What are the reasons y’all are giving them to kids anyway? Here I will list why your crap reasons are just that: C R A P.

  • To stay in touch: loosely translates (in my opinion) to I want to be able to call them and get an answer. I say PSH! Big load of crap. Those elementary and middle school age kids are exactly where they should be: school. And last I heard (times change though) was there is (in most cases) a no cell phone/ electronic devises allowed at school.
  • Family bonding? Are you fuckin joking? What ever happened to movie night or dinner table talks?
  • Teaches Responsibility: Yeah, because with my first cell phone I was SOOOO responsible, with the racking up the minuets and the downloading of the cool ring tones. And with today’s cell phones, there is also that huge DATA charge.
  • In case of an emergency: OK i will slightly concede with this one, but when I was a kid, my momma always made sure that we had two quarters to call her with.

So I under stand the need for an older child to have a cell phone, with limitations. As I mentioned before, I worked for a major cell company and I know there are ways to limit usage, like say, 12 am texts? Gone! Oh daddy doesn’t like lill miss’ new boyfriend? That is a now RESTRICTED number that can not be called.

The one thing parents need to understand is although you think you are in control, you are not. I over heard a man telling his girlfriend that if he really wanted to, he could check in to her daughters texts and read them all. All he had to do was call the company. Heres the thing: These company’s do not have this large room being manned watching all incoming and out going texts waiting for a concerned parent to call and ask to have a copy of all the messages being sent to and from a number on their account. At best they have record three (yes 3) days back and you need a court order. Those people answering the phones at customer service can not even see them.

 

So, if you are going to trust your kid with a phone, I think it would be mighty wise to learn everything available to you before you take the plunge. There is a chaperone service, a Disney phone that only has preset numbers. And there are parental controls.

May 1, 2012

Theres an App for that…

by mommahasapottymouth

In a society that is built on looks alone, I am disturbed by this app. I’m sure that it will be a hit at frat parties and drinking games, but I think it is absurd!

 

The app I’m specifically talking about is called “How Ugly Are You?” and it is an iPhone app. I don’t even know where to begin. I have no idea how much it costs, but I do know that it scans the structure of your face, looking for symmetry. And then it gives you a rating from 1 to 10, 10 being the very ugliest.

I guess my concern is the young generation havin smart phones to begin with. They are impressionable. One friend at the lunch table says ” Hey Dorothy, come on over here. I wanna take your picture. It will tell you how pretty you are.” And BAM! she gets a 10. Then what? The girl becomes (or rather tries) to change her self into something that is not needed.

Save the ” parents know what their children download” crap. I used to work for a MAJOR wireless company. There are so many STUPID parents out there that have no idea what their children are doing or looking at its amazing.

(SO this wasn’t supposed to be about kids with cell phones. It’s about apps. I have a post in the works about kids with cell phones. Your gonna love it. I HOPE it gets a debate going. Or someone telling me I am wrong. )

Any who….

So why exactly would one purchase this stupid idea of an app?? I mean really, when you look in the mirror, you honestly know if one side of your face is different then the other, don’t ya??

 

Next look for the dumbest smart phone apps. Yup. I am stooping that low! See y’all later!

 

 

April 30, 2012

Sex Education

by mommahasapottymouth

In all honesty, the thought of having the “birds and the bees” conversation with my daughter (DH gets to have the “talk” with JR) scares the ever livin shit outta me. No joke? I mean how do you know they are ready?? Damn, why don’t kids come with handbooks or instructions. Oh, I forgot. Schools have deemed when MY child is ready to know about these things.

 

I just am not sure that I would rather my child learn about ANYTHING about sex from someone paid in a school full of students. I would rather have to do it my self.

And I remember our “Sex-Ed” class, THIRD grade!! Yeah I think that’s a bit on the young side.

How does one go about beginning that conversation any way? ” Hey AM, I know your 35 years old now and have been wondering why we live in the woods and have had no communication with the outside world in the last 30 years. Well I guess its time to tell you how you were made. Sex. Yep sex. OK well you go on now and go play out side with the goat.” ( Now your confused, I’ve always wanted a goat and I’m pretty sure that soon DH will want to relocate us far away from boys from AM)

something like this I’m sure. serves two purposes: No boys and Camo. LOL:

She already know where babies physically come from. Isn’t that enough????

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