Thursday, September 07, 2006

NBC Poll

NBC POLL

Do you believe in God?

NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest
Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the
Percentage was the same as this:


86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance
14% against.

That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.

Now it is your turn ... It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such
A mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having
God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Why is the world catering to this 14%?

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wal Mart

I got this today and thought I would share:

AFA Pass Along Sheet

Make Copies of this sheet and pass along to your family and friends.
Wal-Mart asks for, and receives, permission to join homosexual marriage group

Wal-Mart comes out of the closet



Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has asked for and received permission to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The NGLCC is a leading promoter of homosexual marriage.



Although Wal-Mart has never excluded homosexuals from being employees, customers, or suppliers, the company wanted to be more closely identified with promoting the homosexual agenda. Wal-Mart is now a “corporate member” of the NGLCC, putting their approval on the NGLCC’s efforts to abolish the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A Wal-Mart vice president will serve as an advisor to the NGLCC, helping them promote homosexual marriage.



Wal-Mart agreed to give $25,000 to the NGLCC and to pay for two conferences scheduled by NGLCC. Also, Wal-Mart will give homosexual-owned businesses special treatment when making purchases. Companies not owned by homosexuals will be moved down the list.



NGLCC called Wal-Mart’s action "part of the company's ongoing commitment to advancing diversity (homosexuality) among all of its associate, supplier and customer bases."



Wal-Mart is offering the same kind of support for homosexual marriage which Ford Motor Company has been giving to homosexual groups for years.



TAKE ACTION



1. To make sure your voice is heard, please call Wal-Mart's home office headquarters and ask for Chairman Rob Walton at 479-273-4000. Also, call your local Wal-Mart manager and express your concerns. Please, be polite when you call!

2. Send an email to Wal-Mart Chairman Rob Walton by visiting www.afa.net.



3. Print out and distribute this Pass Along Sheet.








.American Family Association – Tupelo, MS 38803

www.afa.net

Monday, August 28, 2006

Changing the Words of History

I received this today and wanted to share it:



SHALL WE HIRE A MONUMENT ENGRAVER TO GO TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY AND ADD THE MISSING WORDS ?

A MESSAGE FROM AN APPALLED OBSERVER:

Today I went to visit the new World War II Memorial in Washington , DC . I got an unexpected history lesson. Because I'm a baby boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents, veterans of "the

greatest war," with their families. It was a beautiful day, and people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and Truman that are engraved there.

On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the words President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941-- a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.

One elderly woman read the words aloud:
With confidence! in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.

But as she read, she suddenly turned angry. "Wait a minute," she said, "they left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important part. Roosevelt ended the message

with "so help us God.'" Her husband said, "You are probably right. We're not supposed to say things like that now."

"I know I'm right," she insisted. "I remember the speech." The two looked
dismayed, shook their heads sadly and walked away.

Listening to their conversation, I thought to myself, "Well, it has been over 50 years. She's probably forgotten." But she had not forgotten. She was right.

I went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading --- "Flags of Our Fathers" by James Bradley. It's all about the battle at Iwo Jima . I haven't gotten too far in the book.

It's tough to read because it's a graphic description of the WWII battles in the Pacific.

But, right there it was on page 58. Roosevelt 's speech to the nation ends in "so help us God."

The people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved it on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the war. But they couldn't fool the people who were there. Roosevelt 's words are engraved in their hearts.

Now I ask:



WHO GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF HISTORY??

People need to know before everyone forgets. People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning. He still wants to be... and He always will be!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I See...........Oh my word!!!

Yes, there was another one of "those" incidents today. Except this guy for SURE wasn't wearing roaches........or anything else for that matter. Yeppers. He shows up at our clinic, stands at the front door, strips down naked and runs across the parking lot to the holding pond where he is "Robin Hood living in the forest".

This time someone else called the law and the officers ended up using the taser on him and Baker Acted him and I don't know what else......."he's another one who refuses to take his meds".

I'm just amazed. One county, just one county over. I live in one county and work in another and you would think I worked in a foreign country. I just don't understand. I'm like, where do these people go??? Where do they live???? WHY DO THEY COME TO THIS CLINIC????? It was the same physician as the Roach Man and I said, Do you see any normal people???? Or maybe I should ask, do any of your patients take their meds????

It's not that I haven't been around the mentally ill or that I don't have sympathy but I am not use to seeing them run around in public unattended as they seem to do in that county that I work. I don't understand. Is there no place for these poor people???? If they are unable to realize they need medication to function in society then shouldn't someone make that decision for them??? Either that or place them in a location so that society is safe. You can not tell me it is better for them to be tasered and toted off in the back of a police car. And you certainly can not tell me that he should be ignored.

When do the rights of the individual outweigh the welfare of the majority????

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Baby David

Today was a very special day for myself and my family. This morning my family and I went to visit another church family (where I once attended for many years) because it is where my brother and his family now attend. Today, we had a baby dedication service. My brother's oldest son, now has a son who was born very premature and weighed in at 1 pound. Baby David had the odds completely against him but that did not matter because God was completely for him. So today, we came together as a family to celebrate his dedication service at a grand weight of 10 pounds now. They had put together the most moving clip of before his birth, the birth and the days that followed, right up to today. How awesome.

I held Baby David and just marveled. What a miracle. What a testimony. It's just so awesome.

And I could not help but remember all the babies who weighed his weight at birth when they were aborted. If only those mothers could grasp the reality....Baby David is that reality. I whispered a prayer over Baby David as I held him, under my breathe, Baby David, hon you live for all those who could not. Who were not allowed to.

We all went out to eat together afterwards and it was just the grandest of days. So much joy. Baby David slept and we all rejoiced.

Thank you Lord!!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

New Site

I have successfully created a new blog site (listen folks, you have no idea what an accomplishment that is for me LOL). hope found it but clicking on something here that told her I had another site. I don't know.

At any rate, it's just for fun. I love a lot of the reality TV shows and it's fun to talk to others about the shows as they are going on. So this is a site for that and just to have some fun.

Trying to figure out who is going to do what and why, etc.

So this is an open invitation to anyone who enjoys that kind of thing. Otherwise it will be a completely boring site.

We all NEED to laugh and have fun and do so more than we stress or worry.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

KGB Alive and Well

As y'all know,I have been recovering from stone crusher procedure (I had a large, the size of a small marble I am told, kidney stone) They found it a year ago but at that time I was told just leave it alone. Well, a year later, I am told it has doubled in size and needs to go. I'm thinking okay, what the hay, let's do it. Had one done a few years back, no biggie. The size of the stone makes a difference people. Wish someone had explained that to me. So all week long I have been passing stones. Anyone who has experienced this knows what I am talking about. This has been an ongoing process since the procedure. Passing stones about every 4 hours or so every day. I have been and am miserable. So everyone pat me on the back and feel sorry for me.......thank you very much.

Now the REAL reason for my posting today. I find out (I have been off work, although I did go in for a few hours this morning) about something that has REALLY disturbed me not only as for my job but as a citizen. I work in a very, very poor county. All I hear about is how poor this county is. All I hear about is how in NEED this county is of medical healthcare. I mean I was "volunteered" to be a Board Member of a Health Council Committee for this county and I have heard about all the desperate needs for medical healthcare of this county. And it's true, I'm not denying that. So now you tell me how much sense the following makes to you. If you can explain it to me, go for it.

While I am off sick, (of course if something is going to happen, it will be when I'm off sick wouldn't you know) a man shows up and starts bullying my staff saying he's from some agency and he's there for an inspection. None of my staff know who the heck he is or what he is talking about so they ask him to please wait for them to call management. They politely (witnesses verify this) explained that I was off sick and they needed to talk to someone in management to know what to do. Well, he just got mad and blew his top........HOW DARE THEY QUESTION HIM!!! Meanwhile, my Front Office Supervisor calls me at home and I'm kinda looney on pain pills but trying to make sense of it all......I didn't have any audits on my schedule, couldn't figure out who or what she was talking about.......so I tell her to tell him/them to please hold on until we call corp. I call corp and find out it's ACHA and it's a surprise inspection, etc. For those who do not know, they are the people who can close us down in about one second. So my staff, once told, is as co-operative as they can be. Never were they rude at any point. Now also let me explain, the clinic is a mess right now because we are painting and renovating. I am trying to make this clinic nice, just because we work in a poverty county does not mean we have to LOOK like it. Our patients deserve a nice place to come to and I'm working to make it that. Plus my staff deserves a nice place to work. I'm making the most of what we have to accomplish that.

Well, from what I understand this man was not only rude but a bully. He of course wrote us up BIG time for things I am not sure about because I have not received the report but my boss says it's nothing we can't fix, that it read more like somebody who was mad because my staff didn't kiss his feet. He threw his threats around and was just a bully. Now my boss says he wished I had been there because he thinks I could have "handled him with my southern charm"......LOL.......yeah right......it would have been more me loosing my temper because he was rude to my staff.

All this running my mouth to say this, where is he getting off???? This county is understaffed and BEGGING to get healthcare providers in this area and he comes in and threatens to close us up for what?????????? Because we didn't show him the respect he felt he deserved???? These providers could take another year or two in some specialty field and earn probably twice what they are earning now. The very least they could go somewhere more pleasant to work. They work here because they want to help those in need of help. These are good guys......the staff is good guys. We are audited more than any place I know because we accept all the government programs for the poor including those who have no coverage at all.....I mean our every move is watched and documented and questioned again and again....we HAVE to stay on our p's and q's at all times. Because we are owned by a hospital, we HAVE to follow ALL the rules that hospitals have to. So for this guy to come in and treat my staff like they are dirt or criminals or in any way badly is just uncall for. When I found out what all happened, I was livid. How dare he!!!!

I told my boss that if that man's true concern had been the patients, then he would have commendated my staff for not allowing someone they did not have a clear understanding of who he was or what right he had to come in and look at patient's records, etc. I asked if the guy's last name was McKinny. Please explain to me where the sense is in all that???? A county that is begging for help and then our government comes in and only makes it as hard and as impossible as they can for the ones who are working here and covering the shortage as best they can. This kind of thing happens every day. The public has no idea. It's a wonder there is any college students willing to go into medicine today. The students come in and only see a small bit of it because if they saw the whole thing, they would not. We are loosing excellent providers on a daily basis because they are fed up with it all. You have people who do not have a clue about medical care telling the professionals what they can or can not do. You have people who do not have a clue coming into medical facilities "inspecting" them and doing their best to intimidate all those who are working so hard to give medical care to those in need. I was told this guy who came by to inspect was a retired law enforcer who now does this for a living. EXCUSEEEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

If anyone can explain the sense in any of that, please try to make me understand because for the life of me I can not.