Thursday, November 13, 2008

Poverty Hill's 1st Annual Holiday

Wavin, hey everyone out there, hope yall are doing good. Today has been a rainy, messy day around this neck of the woods. All the leaves around here have been turning beautiful red and orange colors, but with all this rain, now the only thing they are turning is turning loose. Time to break out the old rake and leaf blower, turn up the oxygen and get with it. I can think of a million things I'd rather do than rake leaves.........ughhhhhhh. At least I can put up the lawn mower for a while, it's like me, it needs a good rest anyway.
I've been in deep and heavy deliberation this week with my cabinet members, Levi(my dog)and Jazz(my cat), and we have decided to come up with a new holiday for Poverty Hill. Seeing as how I am the main governing body(when Judi lets me be) here
on the Hill I am declaring November 15, 2008, the first official Pulmonary Hypertension Care Giver Day. I'm sending Miss Judi to the beauty shop to get overhauled, tucked, poked, primped and fancied up and I'm gonna take her out to a fancy restaurant where those folks cook your food for ya. As all of you know just like I do, this could never even come close to thanking them for the things that they do for us. There are no words that an ole country bumkin like me could come up with to tell mine how much I thank her for all the times shes worried if I was going to make it through this hospital stay, for the times she's prepared my meds and made sure I took them on time, for the times she's did things that I used to take care of, but couldn't this time because I was so sick I was unable to do them, and the list goes on and on. I'm sure you're like me, these things don't go unnoticed, but sometimes there just are no words to express how we feel. At times we all feel like a burden, not being able to do the things we used to do, but our loved ones don't see it like that, they stand with us and fight this fight against sometimes unbearable odds but never ask a things for themselves. Yes we fight the fight, but just take a glance around you and I bet there's someone within yelling distance, watching and listening, ready to make sure that nothing happens to you. Like I said there just isn't enuff words in the webster than can show how much we appreciate them. SO:

We Love You, We Thank You, We Appreciate you, We Admire You and we're all glad that you are in our lives.

Take time to let you caregivers know, it's the least we can do for them that do so much for us.

Well all this proclamatin and and holiday declarin has give me out, Yall Come when ya can, the door is always open to my friends, and don't forget this is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness month, try to make one person aware and together we can make many.

Hugz N Handshakes


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Big Bail Out

Heyz everyone, welcome to my lil blog. Hope everyone is doing good today. I've been sitting here on Poverty Hill watching the news. Lord have Mercy, how did this country get into the mess that its in. I've come to the conclusion that the political structure in America has lost it all together. All these big companies that are being bailed out by tax payer money. I don't remember anyone asking me if I'd like to bail anyone out, especially big corporations. Yep, those big assed companies with CEO's receiving 6 or 7 digit salaries for sitting on their fat asses and letting these companies get into the mess they've gotten themselves into. The first thing they need to do is get rid of them, that would be a great starting point. Now they want to bail out the "Big 3" auto companies, sheesh have you priced a new automobile lately? I can't see any reason they should need to be bailed out, besides the fact that they have overspent with these big salaries and benefits. Seems to me that these companies need to kick their management in the rear end and make them earn their money.
And while I'm harping on this, has anyone called you the taxpayer, and asked what you think about spending billions of dollars in taxpayer money to bail all these companies out. I'm sure they haven't. Do we as taxpayers have any say?.....I can't see that we have any say at all. Did we vote to bail these companies out, I don't remember voting Yes. The fact is that we have no say in the matter at all, in most anything, period. All these smaller companies that are going out of business, are the politicians running head over heals to bail them out?, Nope because they can't afford to give kickbacks and furnish new cars. Don't it make you wonder why they want to bail out these companies. I understand that it could be to help save jobs, but it looks to me like the main problem that has gotten them into this kind of mess is overspending, high salaries and the mismanagement of their money. Maybe these companies don't need that yacht to entertain, those jets to fly all over the world, those fancy meetings and balls they throw, or the expense accounts that are worth more than most people make in ten years. We've already paid for those by buying their cars, so why now do we as taxpayers have to bail them out with more money from the hard working taxpayer. It just doesn't make any sense to me.
I love my country and am proud to be a taxpayer and citizen, but I am saddened to see what our so called leaders have done to it. I feel good about using my taxpayer money to help pay for medical research, education, and things important to the average hard core American. But I do not feel good about using our money to help bail out companies that are overspenders, overpaid, and undermanaged to the point that they have to bailed out by the American taxpayer.

Nuff Said:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway I could ramble on about this for dayz so I better shut up now before my blood pressure rises.......laffin. Politics here on Poverty Hill are good, we don't need bailing out but a billion dollars or so would help greatly. I'm sure our government will run on down here with a check in hand to help......haaaaaaaaaaa....righhhhhhhhhhhht. Anyway yall come if ya can the door is always open to my friends.

Hugz N Handshakes


PS: This has been a blog not sponsored by anyone, of how I feel about things going on in our great country. If you agree thats great, if you don't then I feel like our government, who cares.