Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Monday, October 30, 2006

Be Kind


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
by the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
who made me sputter and gasp--
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics, the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

And why's everyone so quiet,
so somber? Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," said He. "They're all in shock.
No one thought they'd see you."

Judge Not...

~Be kind. We're all in this together.~

Someone posted this on one of the boards that I frequent. I thought I would share it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Upcoming Elections

Dear Editor,
With the elections coming up on November 2, there are some things that come to my mind regarding the rhetoric that is found in abundance on news stations large and small. The issue in my mind mostly is that though I am disappointed in the continued wasteful spending in Congress by those I helped vote into office to bring under some control, the thought of Congress being controlled by a party that fuels itself on hatred and disrespect for the current Administration is a scary one. Quite frankly it seems to me that they call for their party supporters to vote for them based on the very fact of this attitude. The Democratic members of Congress have continually cried foul at any hint of the Republicans pushing an ideology and have thwarted the attempts of any and all legislation that would put forth those ideals. They have also have denied the President’s right to make judicial appointments; refusing to show up for meetings as well as continuing to allow these nominees to languish in committee until the time to vote has passed. The reasons for this unethical behavior revolve around the very thing the Democrats cry foul over: an ideology; the only difference is it is the one they support!

Then there is the stem cell issue. I personally don’t support scientists experimenting with embryos, regardless of what stage they are at of human development. They remain just that: human, and therefore it should be morally wrong to do such ‘research’. Not only that, but with the research that has been done thus far on the stem cell lines that were available for such research, there has been no progress to speak of. Unless you call being unable to stop the cells from producing tumors research. Yet we hear nothing of the amazing strides that adult stem cell research has made for treating a myriad of illnesses, including the Parkinson’s that Michael J. Fox suffers from. But if you put that aside, I would still be against it because it calls for using taxpayer dollars. I wonder if my fellow citizens are listening to what it all means. If it is research the scientific community wants, let them spend their own money! The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-million dollar one that can certainly afford to do research of any kind. Let them get behind research funding. I also ask myself why these Hollywood stars are calling for my tax dollars to support immoral research and neither they nor the media are paying any attention to what adult stem cell research has already accomplished! In any case, if all the stars who support embryonic stem cell research each donated one of their many millions to research of any kind, we wouldn’t need to be asking taxpayers to fund such things.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


With all the media hype about the upcoming elections it is clear to me that there is one thing lacking that has increased in its appearance in each passing year that President Bush is in office. From denying the President's appointments to the federal bench (based on idealolgy, not the record) to picking up on any and all news stories to twist them in such a way as to make it the responsibility of the President (as in he failed in some way to do something) to the outright calling the President disrespectful names, respect, in the common courtesy way as well as because he is our President, is simply not there.

I do believe that those Democrats who are in the forefront of trying to loudly pin any and all scandals, missteps and other news issues as the President's Administration's total responsibility, will have all the same come down on their own heads one day. It is inevitable that where you give no charity, you can be sure that when you need it most, it is not going to come your way. And when it comes to such a job as the Presidency where you rely so much on people working together, the Democrats clearly have thrown a wrench into as much as they possibly could and more during all these years that President Bush has been in office, rather than come along side of him, his administration, and their fellow members of Congress.

Our country is fraught with problems of its own, but one problem we did not breed is that of outside (or inside) terrorism, of which we are the biggest target. Clearly there is a lot not being covered in the media, much not being addressed by the Democratic leadership, and things that are ignored in almost every issue in the news today. It is incumbent on we the citizens to get to the bottom of what we read and hear and not to parrot others even if we don't like who they don't like. There is no way our country can truly be successful when we citizens behave in such a way.

The Democrat's platform has no plan to back up the change they say America needs, just ask them or look for it on one of the leader's websites. You won't find it. What you will find is a party sold out to the abortion lobby and many anti-Bush organizations, And we the citizens seem so impatient with the changes that our President has begun in our country, including going into Iraq, that we don't want to give things the time they need to actually work.

We will pay for our impatience and disrespect. My hope is that we change our tune before the enemy gets by us again and takes more innocent lives.