Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Now this might just work!

I got this as an e-mail. But ya know it might just be what we should be doing!

NOW HERE?S A THOUGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child.
So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00. My plan is to give $425,0 00 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam. But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college - it'll be there
Save in a bank - create money to lend to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth
Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean or else
Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces .
If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.
If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult US Citizen 18+!
As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can work.But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
How do you spell Economic Boom?I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC .
And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because$25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.I say we apply the same logic to the $700,000,000,000 bail out of all the banks !!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Now we know

The baby is due May 27th! She is 5 weeks along today!
There are many mixed emotions. Son says he didn't sleep with her. Yet she claims its his. And I think she is right. WHY you ask?
Because son text ed me just this morning and tells me everything was already bad (between them) and now this. SO I tell him you went to health class.
He says not funny mom.
and I say well you already knew how u felt about her and yet you went ahead and took chances.
His responds?(now this is what makes me know its his baby) Thanks for the cheer up!

Ok sorry hun. As much as I'm not happy about it either I have excepted that I will have another grandchild.
Oh Oh you say... "Gab's not happy"? Why?
I will tell you why.
As much as I love babies I think that because they were already having difficulties with raising the 3 boys they have(his two her one) and that they are always complaining how much stuff cost to buy for the boys. And this ever changing world in which we live now and all the crap happening on Wall Street plus the economy being bad I just don't think another kid right now is the way to go. They have 3 boys that is a good sized family. Plus the fact that youngest son is always putting his sister down for having four boys. (which we all know grandma cares for during the day while mom works)Thing is she is a single mom. He has his girlfriend to help raise the boys. Our daughter only has us to help her.

So with all that in mind no I don't think they should have taken a chance. And yes to some point I think they were careless and thoughtless. and again he went to Health class he knows what he's suppose to do to not get this way if he didn't want the problems he's facing today. (cover it up with that latex thing)

But again like I say a new baby is on the way and grandma and grandpa are happy about it!
I just hope they all get with the program and be happy. Things always happen for a reason.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OMG OMG OMG SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Well yesterday my youngest son started out this conversation with me.
"I don't know if I should tell you this or not,you'll get mad"

"Too late hun, you say something like that you might as well tell me"

"Well S said she is pregnant" "But I don't know how she can be cause we haven't done anything"

"Well if she is you better get a DNA test"

"Well she wont tell me how she thinks she is and I can't ask her right now she's at work"

And bla bla bla.

Then this morning I get a text message from youngest son:

"It's true"

So most of today we text ed back and forth about how he hasn't been very responsible and he already has two of his own kids plus her other kid that calls him daddy and how hard and expensive it is taking care of them. And I ask what the heck does he think a new baby will do to his expenses? (He pays her child support and barely gets by with whats left afterwards).
He was so afraid of what his dad was gonna say that he kept telling me "Dad's gonna kill me"
But Mr Gab had two optimistic things for that.......1 being its another grandchild for him to love and spoil,(after all they are all pretty much grandpa's kids) and 2 maybe we will get another granddaughter!!!!

Either way as soon as we know when the due date is I will tell all.....LOL.
I guess congrats are in order!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Hump day and Happy Birthday

Well we are at the middle of the week again...Happy Hump day.
And it's my sister's birthday. In true gab form

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR D
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOO YOOOOOOUUUUUUU!
and many more.

Yep today is my handicapped sister D's Birthday. This is the one they told my mom and dad she wouldn't live past age 5. The jokes on them she is 49 today!
Back in the day they used to call all children (and/or adults) "Special".
regardless if she is handicapped or not she is still "special". But back then you didn't say that word unless you were talking about her. It used to drive me nuts. I would ask my parents if I was "special"? They would tell me no not in the same way as D. Well that right there was enough to make any child any age cry. But they explained to me that with all her problems they called her "special". That was before all the politically correct terms such as Handicapped,...retarded,...Mentally challenged.
So if I seen another person in a wheelchair or one who had Down's syndrome they were "special"
all other kids were just that....kids. And back then they didn't usually keep the "special" kids at home, they sent them to live in hospitals that could "handle" "special" people. But my parents thought that if God had given them a "special" child then it was up to them to care for her no matter what the hardships were. And there were hardships. When D was little she had problems when eating so we never could go to a restaurant. And when she was little she couldn't be left alone for fear of her choking to death. And yes she did choke a lot and mainly on......nothing.
And many places we did go to were not set up to handle a wheelchair. Going to the state fair was the hardest of all but mom and dad went and never complained much about the difficulties they faced each year. One of them being no place to go smoothly off a curb. Another was all the electrical cords running across the ground that they had to push and pull her over. Now of course they have little dips in the curbs for chairs,strollers and whatnot's to go down. And the cords are now covered so that when you go over them its like a speed bump. I will tell you now that my parents fought the fight for her to go to a place to learn(wasn't school although that's what D called it) And they did join the battle for the curbs and cords. They also started the war for those little buttons to open the doors. But it was for our state only they didn't realise they could have done more had they gotten all the states to fight at the same time.
So Handicapped or not my sister D is VERY SPECIAL to me and my sister C.
Love you D happy birthday. Love ya C!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Im up

WARNING WARNING:
if you have just eaten, plan on eating or are eating at this time please read this later! Otherwise skip ahead to rest of my story.


So I'm up. My head is clear but my nose is still running and all the gunk going into to my throat. And I'm trying to clear my throat constantly because I can't swallow it down so I gotta try to bring it up so there I am going gack gack gack. (well ok it sounds worse than that but how do you describe something so disgusting?) And sooner or later I finally bring it up. I have gone through 3 boxes of Puffs (with lotion)! I really am glad that I didn't develop a cough with this. The watery eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat along with aching body was enough!!

So Ok now we've dealt with that lets get on my original blog.

I was sitting in my chair Saturday morning,watching TV and reading my book. Oldest grandson's coach had picked him up for practice, Mr Gab was asleep as was grandson #2.
I noticed a car pull up at the end of our driveway and stop. My first thought was grandson was home from practice.
Then I noticed the car was black (coach's car is silver(grey)) I looked to see what he was doing when I noticed he had a camera and was taking a picture of the back of our daughters van! So I got up went to the door and went out. Where he promptly started to drive away. We live on the corner and he was turning onto the side street when he stopped and took another picture. Now I started out towards him and he took off like a bat outta heck!
I went and told Mr Gab and he said did you get his license plate? I said no he took off before I could.
NOW here's my theory of what this guy was taking pictures for.
Theory #1: We are behind on house payments and they want to see what they can take to make up payments. Well the jokes on them cause that's our daughters car and it doesn't run!
Theory #2: Her van has been sitting there for 3 months and hasn't moved an inch. Well not quit true cause it was down the driveway more, grandson and I pushed it forwards more so it was higher in drive. I suppose someone has complained cause if you look under the front end you can see the battery sitting out plus some odd tools that Mr Gab left sitting after he looked at it the last time.
The thing that bothers me either way is what ever happened to a persons privacy? I mean really now why in the heck do they have to come take a picture? If it's theory #2 and someone has complained to the city then why don't the city come look and talk to us about it? Why send someone to take pictures? And if its some one who thinks they are gonna get money from us by using the van as colloratial, well then they just wasted a lot of time because like I said its not our van! Poor daughter has this nice van that she is making payments on monthly but she cant drive it cause she doesn't have the money to have it fixed. last con senses was the motor is froze!
And worst part of all...she is having trouble with her station wagon so she borrowed a friends car to deliver pizza's Saturday night and she had her first accident ever.
Here is what her friends car now looks like! Poor daughter is really is having a very bad run of luck since she moved out on her own!
Hope you all are having a good week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Awww I feel like crap!

Ive got a cold....but not the coughing kind of cold,but the sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat, and watery eyes kinda cold. I imagine it wont be long before I add the coughing!
Oh and how I wish I could just crawl into bed and sleep till it goes away. But no alas Ive got kids to look after! Anyways for now.......I'm staying in bed when no kids are here so I will check back with you when I'm better!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Elections

Elections drive me nuts. All the mud slinging all the he's better than he is bla bla bla. Each person has his good qualities as well as some questionable ones. But I really get annoyed when one says well this guy did this in his commercial and within a half an hour we have that guy saying almost the same about the other guy. SO what does that mean? That they are actually both guilty of the same thing? And the thing that bugs me the most?...........My name is.............and I approve this ad. OMG of course your going to approve it. Weather its good for you or not(mainly good cause why would they put something bad about themselves on air?)I know there is another reason they say it they say it just so they let you know that they know whats being said about them. And like I said why would they put something bad about them selves on air? But don't ask me why but it just bugs me. I guess its all this stuff that they all do just to try to get votes. Now I'll admit I wasn't going to register to even vote this year but after reading some of the reports and getting some emails from friends I think I should go and actually vote this year. After all its our right and we women fought to vote so why should I not? I'm really glad they only happen every 4 years. But let me tell you something no matter who we vote for some one some where will say why in the heck did I vote for him? Because usually some time down the line the person elected will do something that will have the whole country talking about. and its not usually good!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Questions but no answers

So as I sat yesterday watching the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon, I thought to my self wow he's been doing these telethons for a long time and he's getting old. I wonder who if any one will take over the telethon for him when he passes. Or will Jerry's kids be forgotten. With all the money he has raised for Jerry's kids its amazes me there isn't a cure found already. After all, these telethons have been going since I was a kid.
I love watching Jerry doing his thing for his kids and when I can donate, I do. But it scares me that the fact these have been going on for years and they still haven't found the answer and he wont be here forever. What will happen to those kids who mean so much to Jerry?
Then I put that aside and went to the fair.
Now that was a fun thing ........(not!!!) Weather was 90+ yesterday there was some cool breeze every now and again.
We were invite as guest of our youngest sons girlfriend who said she was paying for everything.
Well that was partly true. Another friend of our sons also went and he paid for some stuff.
And then at one point we had to pay (with money we didn't have!)
But all in all it was a fun day. We took 3 of our daughters boys with us. youngest son had his 3 boys. So it was a good day. I took precautions so not to get burned but I still came home with some very red spots(that I forgot to cover with lotion).
I think Mr Gab and I had sunstroke or at least heat stroke! We came home collapsed and basically went to sleep. By 8 pm I got up told the 2 boys who live with us to go to bed then told Mr Gab let' s go to bed. By 8 20pm we were out! All of us. which was good because the boys had school today. I also Had to have a friend drive us over to school for J's orientation of Kindergarten, which he starts tomorrow. And Little Lj comes home from daddys tonight so grandma will have him tomorrow. I wont quite be alone once the 3 boys go to school. But thats ok. I can deal with it!