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He says one thing to you and another to someone else. He says he is this for you and turns and says he is something else to someone else.
He seems to play what ever card needed to win your approval but really stands for nothing?? Don't take my word for it. He goes to church, he says he is a Christian [ Christians believe in the bible as the truth and nothing but the truth ] and yet in the video below he seems to be mocking not only Christians, his own beliefs but the bible as well ???
I tell my children "say what you mean and mean what you say".
I tell my children to be one face with everyone and stand up for what you believe in - even if others don't.
Yet Obama says what he thinks will win him votes and changes every place he goes... Is that the change we need or even want in the white house .????
Funny Doctor and Spaghetti joke...
A doctor started having an affair with his nurse. A short while later, she told him that she was pregnant. Not wanting his wife to know, he gave the nurse a sum of money and asked her to go to Italy and have the baby there.
"But how will I let you know the baby is born?" she asked.
He replied, "Just send me a postcard and write "spaghetti" on the back. I'll take care of expenses." Not knowing what else to do, the nurse took the money and flew to Italy.
Six months went by, and then one day the doctor's wife called him at the office and said, "Dear, you received a very strange postcard in the mail today from Europe, and I don't understand what it means."
The doctor said, "Just wait until I get home and I will explain it to you."
Later that evening the doctor came home, read the postcard, and fell to the floor with a heart attack. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital emergency room. The head medic stayed back to comfort the wife. He asked what trauma had precipitated the cardiac arrest.
So the wife picked up the card and read: "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti - Two with sausage and meatballs; two without."
So just incase your having a "need a smile" day - hear is an old marriage joke I revised and turned into art..
Before you think my “Parenting Advice” is abusive or comes from the NRA [ national riffle association ] handbook let me just say - it’s a figure of speech.
My parenting advice is meant to [ Mom or dad - best both ] have a plan of action.
Let me tell you a little story - here I am walking thru the grocery store and I notice a Mom with a small child [ looks to be 4 yrs old ] and she seems to be loosing it. Her kid is not listening to her, he is embarrassing her and she seems to be frozen - unsure what to do. Me, I would have smacked him up side the head [ figure of speech people ] and put and end to it. But many people think different.
I had people say they don’t hit their child in public because they don’t want people talking [ clarification - nosy people calling child services ]. Some have told me that they just talk to their children they don’t hit them... Others - they just freak - their so embarrassed that their kid is acting up in public they don’t know what to do.
Me, I have one rule I tell my kids - you embarrass me - I will embarrass you. As far as child services - hey I will say the same thing my grandmother use to say “let me raise my kid - I feed him not you!”
My point being is, despite what ever method of training you use on your child - be ready, be prepared, hey start at home. Some parents ignore their kids at home and then expect them to be obedient in public. What ever method you use to control your kid - use it at home and don’t be afraid to us it in public. I’ve dragged my son to the supermarket bathroom many of times. How is he suppose to learn discipline, correction, proper behavior. Understand that there are consequences to his actions of rebellion.
Again my Parenting advice - don’t stand there - act. Don’t allow a 4 yr old - your 4 yr old to dictate to you how you will act in public. I felt so bad for that Mom - and in the words of a correction officer I know in New York - “before I have a police officer show up at my house saying my son was killed because he was breaking the law - I’m going to break my foot up his AS* to teach him right from wrong...” [ a bit harsh but you get his point ...]
Can Racists Stop Obama?
Barack Obama has been cautious to poise himself as an African American candidate. As Dean Reynolds reports, racial stigmas of both conservatives and liberals could detriment his campaign.
Life is So unfair at the beach ???
Oh how unfair life can be.
As promised I wanted to share my trip with you. I had to go to Venice Florida for some training and my Boss was gracious enough to put me up in a beautiful condo right on the beach. He even suggested that I bring the family along so we could have a nice time of it.
At first I was leery of one - taking him up on his offer - second, taking my family along for the ride. But the more I thought about being away for two days the more it sounded - ok. Ofcourse my wife loved the idea. The minute she heard that the condo was right on the beach and that the back door opens up right on to the beach - it didn’t take her long to start packing.
So what’s so unfair about life and this situation: well, where do I start.
Let me begin with how first it wasn’t a trip for me - I had to work, and while I woke up early and went to bed early because I had to be at work - my kids and my sweet wife enjoyed the beach [ see the pictures below and their nice tans ]. The most I got out of the beach was a minimum of fifteen minutes I spent one night - in the dark before we went to bed. The rest of the time I was getting ready for work, taking the family out to eat or getting ready for bed...??? That’s not fair.
I am glad they could come, I’m glad they had a good time, I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for a hotel room - and the condo was great. But it just doesn’t feel right that I had to work.
The most exciting part of my trip was the Taco bell - yep, I mean it was the most elegant looking Taco bell I’ve ever seen and eaten in. Other than that the trip was great for the kids and my wife. My duaghter - she collected a large amount of sea shells. My son - he enjoyed the waves and some treasure hunting he did. My wife - other than the jelly fish sting - was had a blast. She more than the kids wants to know when will we be going back. Not if I have to work again.....
Now there are rumors of Biden stepping down and that Hilary Clinton will step in as VP for Obama. People must be getting desperate [ at least democrats ] if Obama needs Hillary just to compete against Palin - give me a break. Palin is the VP, Obama's competition is McCain ... see more details below...
Russ Limbough has been saying this too............
Sean Hannity talked about this today, September 19th…
I have been saying this for a couple of weeks............ now this article.... don't know by whom, but it has a ring of truth to it...
On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing
health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary. This is timed to occur
after the VP debate on 10/2.
There have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info.
Generally, the feeling is that we should all go ahead and get it out there
to as many blog sites and personal email lists as is possible. I have
already seen a few short blurbs about this - the 'health problem' cited in
those articles was aneurysm. Probably many of you have heard the same
However, at this point, with this inside info from the DNC, it looks like
this Obama strategy will be a go. Therefore, it seems that the best
strategy is to get out in front of this Obama maneuver, spell it out in
detail, and thereby expose it for the grand manipulation that it is.
So, let's start mixing this one up and cut the Obamites off at the pass -
send this info out to as many people as you can - post about it on websites
and blogs - etc.
Every Morning is a challenge - but this one was a whole defferent story.
Some of you may not know but, I went to venice, Florida for some training and took the family so they could enjoy the beach [ another story I'll share next post - life is so unfair ....].
So, when we came back - trying to get these kids ready for school the next morning was a nightmare. My son, he acted like a wet noodle. I'd pick him up so he could stand and he would just melt and slide down into the bed. My duaghter - well - you can just imagine how she got up. Not a happy camper. In fact my son fell asleep on the way to school - what a twist. So here is some art to enjoy and tell me what you think.
Is Obama a retard. Do I look stupid.
Why in God's green earth would you want to teach my kindergartin son or duaghter [ age 5 ] about sex - or approve legislation that would approve teaching sex education to a 5 year old.
" The Obama campaign has complained especially about an ad that declares Obama supports sex education for kindergartners. He supported legislation that would teach age-appropriate sex education to kindergartners, including information on rejecting advances by sexual predators."
Today on the presidential campaign trail
Monday, September 15, 2008 5:43 AM EDT
The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
Look, I don't care how you slice it, dress it up or paint it. I don't need the government getting involved in when is the right time to teach my five year old about sex. I don't care if your saying your using it as a tool to fight against perverts - why don't you do something about the laws that lets those perverts get away with molesting our children. Why not pass laws and enforce laws that locks perverts up and doesn't let them get out of jail after a year or two. Why not do something about how convicted perverts roam free and the system has a hard time tracking them....
Why not do something about that...
Oh poor baby, you say McCain is unfairly accusing you. It sounds like he is right to me. What kind of moron thinks that you can teach "age appropriate" sex education to a five year old. What moron doesn't understand that this will only open the door for more. Hell, our teachers have enough trouble trying to keep up with all the stupid government rules now - why not add a super sensitive issue into the class room. Hey, how the hell you expect to teach a five year old "age appropriate" sex ed - give them half the info they need - or spend millions in government dollars to tell kids what we already tell them - if some one touches you there - scream, fight, run.... is America this dumb...
Forgive the rant, but this is moronic.
The hills are alive with the sound of Music...
You know, I usually look forward to the week end. It’s time to hang loose, the most I worry about is if I can get away with “not doing “ the lawn. Heck, come Saturday night - I look forward to joining my kids and watching some Naruto [ cartoons ]. But, lately my week ends seem to bring fear, large amounts of fear.
Look, I am grateful that my daughter has an interest for music. She’s shown interest in the "recorder" [ looks like a flute to me ], she’s taken some tips on the Drums from me and when she showed interest in the Piano - a teacher at her elementary school gave her some tips. So what does she do when she get “band” in middle school [ jr high ] - she decides she wants to learn how to play the Alto-Saxophone ????
So what’s the problem, what causes me such fear - I love my little girl, but when she ask me if I can pick her up Friday from school so she can bring home her Alto-saxophone so she can practice making noise....
I didn’t say - she did...
It’s what she said - let me quote her "Dad my teacher taught us how to make noise today".
Oh, trust me people no matter how much I love my little girl - it does not sound like the hills are alive with the sound of music [ more like something is dieing in them darn hills ].But like any good dad, I sit, I listen and I pray that she gets better. God I pray she gets better.
Here is a "Parenting Advice" and "Parenting tip" - It’s a bit unorthodox so hear me out.
I used a little Nelly rap song to teach my child [ daughter ] to build her self esteem.
What does it take to be #1 - hey, hey, hey ..."
This method of “Parenting advice” may sound a bit off, but please - give me some time to completely explain my madness. I know most people hear the words “Rap music” and they think - degrading, thug, junk... So how did I teach my daughter about having good self esteem with a rap song?
Well, one day I heard this song and it was so catchy - I spent days humming the chorus and singing the chorus to myself. I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Then came a conversation with my wife - she was expressing her concern over our daughters “shyness” and her fear that our daughter may have low self esteem. So an Idea was Born...
I figure if this song so easily ingrained itself into my mind, could I use it to teach my daughter self worth and raise her self esteem. After all my daughters hip ,she’s cool , groovy or what ever they use now a days...
So what I did was I started singing the chorus of “I AM NUMBER ONE” around the house, which she picked up quickly. Then I started talking to her about peer pressure and self worth, then with every conversation I brought forth a bit more - finally I told her that she is special, that like the song - she is number one, and not to let no one tell her different. Not because she is better than everyone else - but because there is no one who can be better at being her than her… It took some time but she got the idea.
I told her that Mom and Dad will always love her no matter what. We may not agree with everything she does or will do - but we will always love you [ her ]. And that she has to be able to love herself as herself - that she shouldn't try to be something or someone she is not so she can fit in.
I still remind her of it - as I wrote this I found a "you tube" video of Nelly’s “Number 1” video and when she heard it [ she was reading over my shoulder ] - she shouted - I remember this. She’s eleven years old now - and I know she is going to run into a lot of kids who do nothing but put other people down so they can feel good about themselves.
So remember Parents ; "I am number 1, no one is better at being you, than you...."
See video - Below:
NELLY "Number One"
Take a moment to remember, think back..
It’s not about being democrat or Republican - but American.
It’s not about Obama or McCain - but Rights.
It’s not about approval of the war - but honoring lives.
It’s not about politics or rhetoric - but Freedom.
Remember 9 - 11
In the immortal words of Forrest Gump’s Mama : “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get”. And this is so true, Life is always a surprise and as I contemplate the meaning of Life, I can not help but ponder the comparison I see in a marriage and a Boxing match....
Maybe it’s me or maybe lack of sleep - but think about it. After having one of those [ what the hell were we fighting about ] bouts with my wife, I came up with the comparison of marriage and a boxing match. Indulge me as I show my reasoning:
Marriage - compared to - a Boxing match
You get married ---- you agree to clash
You have disagreements --- you come to disagree
You fight --- you throw blows
You fight several times --- several rounds to fight
You quickly change topics --- you dodge and weave
You get hurt --- you get the snot beat out of you
You choose your battles --- you choose your punches
You bite back --- you bite an ear off [ learned that from mike ]
And right now, after our small tiff - I’m sure my wife is thinking that if she buys herself some time, she's going to knock me out on the last round [ about when I’m 60 or 70 yrs old ].
Curbing Child tantrums
Question: how do you deal with your childr's disruptive temper tantrums? Parents TV weighs in [ see video below ]
Look, maybe I'm old school - hell, I am old school.
Want to know how I deal with children’s tantrums - "Corporal Punishment".. That’s right - I said it.
I know, your shocked, surprised, appalled - oh my.
Look, I am not talking about abuse or child endangerment - I'm talking about punishing your child. Depending on what age my child is and his/her mental capacity [ meaning if it hurts him more to take away the x-box than a spanking - take the x-box away ]. And ofcourse if your child leans towards talking fine talk - but. I mean but, never forget your child is a child and will do things to test your limits and it will require you to punish that child in a corporal manner [ spanking ].
Let me give you an example: My father-in-law has this story. He tells me that when his youngest daughter was very small he asked her to do something and she freaked out. I mean started screaming, hitting the walls - you know, a tantrum. So he didn’t start telling her to stop - he just got up and spanked the living daylights out of her. You know what, she never did that again. And apparently she remembered that show of parental guidance [ force ] because he never had to spank her again. Maybe he knocked sense into her - that’s it's best to listen to dad or maybe she was just to fearful to openly burst out like that again. In either case she is now almost thirty with a husband and a child - and it didn't kill her.
But for you who might think that spanking your child is wrong - see the video below and take their advice.
I was picking up my son from pre-k school today and I just happened to over hear this conversation - “I’m sorry - the darn waiting area is so small - how can I not over hear the conversation”...
But this mom was talking to another mom [ luckily I’m not the only Dad there…] about how she almost breaks down every morning when she brings her little girl to school. I could sympathize with her, I’m a man and I almost broke down when my son gave me those - your abandoning sorrowful tear filled eyes look.
Ofcourse the second Mom who of her own admission has way to many kids - said… “oh, I was so happy when school started, I finally got some free time again”. Not what the first mom was expecting to hear - in fact every one in the waiting room was a bit shocked [ but we pretended not to hear ]. Then the second mom went on to say - that after having the first one, the second, the third and the fourth - parting with them was pretty easy. Now she wakes up eager to take her kids to school. Hey, don’t get me wrong, I have my days where my two kids drive me to the point where I wonder - “why did I have kids, really?”
The thing is that it reminded me of how easily conditioned we are. You know - you think your in control and then you realize that your actions are not dictated by you or your desires. I’m sure every parent at one time thought - “hey my child is going to school so he can learn, be a doctor or something” then with out knowing it - we some how were trained to believe that our children going to school is way of us having free time. I know some parents that wish school was an all year event, heck make that an all day and year event.
Funny, we send our kids to be schooled [ politically correct way of saying - trained ]. They teach your kids how to read, how to interact, how to walk in a straight line. They condition them to fit into our society - I expect that. But when did the school system start conditioning parents - when did the school say they were the parents and we are just the daycare????
Trying to save our precious photo memories.
What parent doesn’t want to take a picture of their child. I’m sure most parents like myself have hundreds if not thousands of pictures of their children. A picture of a first step or a first birthday - these photos all stored away in boxes and tubs in a closet.
How many families have lost thousands of precious memories because of flooding or fire and all these pictures and memories are gone. The solution has been to move over to digital cameras and digital pictures - you not only save closet storage space, but you can save all those pictures on your computer.
What most of use do not consider is - what if your computer goes down?
My brother-in-law gave me a call once, he needed me to help him fix his computer. It apparently went down and he couldn’t do anything with it. Well after I tried everything I knew and we spent more than three hours on the phone with tech support [ mostly waiting ] we came to the conclusion that there was nothing we could do. The sad thing wasn’t needing to buy a new computer, but the fact that he lost over 15,000 pictures. Pictures of his first born, the birth of his little girl, all his family vacations - I mean everything. I was surprised when he told me that he never backed up any of these family pictures on to Cd, it was devastating.
At first I thought I would never do that - then I noticed that I have several family photos that are sitting in my computer and I keep forgetting to make a cd copy for safety. On top of that, Cd’s degrade and they can be lost, burn in a fire and heck - I miss place things all the time [ I lazy it’s so easy when it’s on my computer ].
So my solution is to store much of my special photos online, yeah it’s kind of hard downloading all my pictures online - but hey, I’d rather be safe than sorry. I’m currently doing all my “Online file storage“
with this company that offer a free trial offer. I figure I might try it out before I pay for it. I guess the teat will be if I can store all my most precious memories online before the trial offer is done, then I’ll pay for it.
After all, I don’t want to pay for something I’m not going to use.
School, strange request?
Here is a funny thought: My daughter comes home from school and after spending time arguing with her brother and driving me a bit batty - she tells me the teacher gave me homework. What? She said that I had to do it and that it was due tomorrow. Well, first I was not in a good mood and second I don't have to do anything... [ got that out of my system ]
My so called school homework was to describe my child to the teacher in a million words or less - funny, a million words or less. Right now I can use one - bother or pest or well you know...
Ofcourse my first reaction was - you have to be kidding right. After all - isn't the teachers job to assess my child? Besides what parent wouldn't lie thru their teeth about their child on a thing like this. It's like filling out a resume - you put all the good things and leave out all the bad. It's what I do.
Then my wife came in, took over and wrote this glowing inspiring report about my daughter - as her dad, I agree with everything my wife wrote. But i couldn't help but wondered - what if? What if you caught me on a bad day. A day the kids were driving me up the wall and i decided to let loose with my pen and write all the real things my child. Imaging that - what would the teacher say or think if she received report as honest as that.
What would the teacher think if she received something like:
In a Million words or less i would describe my child as, pesky, at times annoying. Rude at best and does not know when to stay still. She is good when she’s a hundred miles away - that’s why i send her to school, so I can have some peace and quite. tell me, does she bother you as much as she bothers us. is she always fighting and asking question. does she give you attitude - must be tuff since you can't spank her....
Wait - it's just a joke, but i just wonder. Maybe if i send one just like that - I wont receive any more silly homework from the teacher...