30 January 2007

Please Help Fix Our Health Care System

I listened to the president's speech, and we have health care insurance, still the health care system is broken.

I have been really depressed because of what is going on with health care and the the problems from the car accident, and the cost, and the games UPMC Physician Services is playing. So I decided I am tired of being depressed.

Depression is anger turned inwards. So I decided to do something with the anger...so I called my reps and told them to please fix our health care system.

I am asking you to please call them also...to please fix our health care system. We should have the same options for health care that our reps in Washington are getting.

Here are the websites:


Casey, Robert P., Jr.

- (D - PA) Class I



Web Form: casey.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Specter, Arlen

- (R - PA) Class III


(202) 224-4254

Web Form: specter.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInfo.Home


Congressman Murtha

800-289-2642 from Western PA


15 January 2007

How would you feel if your were kidnapped from your home and forced to live in a cage?

Friday evening, my husband and I went to Rosspark shopping center. I loved window shopping in Ikea. Then my husband bought some stuff at Hobbytown USA. Afterwards, we saw a pet store that my husband wanted to see if they had Wellness brand cat food. Instead of Wellness brand catfood, they had caged animals...animals my heart really went out to. I saw dogs shivering, and I felt so helpless to save these poor souls from conditions I would not want to tolerate. I saw beautiful birds where one was plucking it's feathers out. I saw exotic saltwater fish & coral and wondered how many came from the oceans. I even said this out loud to my husband, not realizing an employee was listening, and he then just said *hi* to let me know he heard.

When we left the pet store, I felt so heart broken for the animals in there.

Warning...this is a link to a website that has a heartbreaking slideshow of wild animals that people have bought as pets

04 January 2007

Pets are for life

It really ticks me off when someone dumps a pet to die. Night before last, my husband and I were driving back from Lowes and Giant Eagle heading south on 51. My husband had changed lanes to turn into the main section of Perryopolis when he noticed that in the middle of the street a kitten raised his head. So we went back around and my husband checked to see if the kitten was still alive. The kitten was breathing, but was quickly dying. The kitten looked to be about a half a year old. It was clean, and did not act ferrel, but it had no collar and no tags. So much husband took the kitten out of the middle of the road once he was able to get to the kitten because of traffic. He layed the kitten down on the grass at the side of the road. It was really heartbreaking.

My husband and I do not own cell phones, and we did not know of an animal hospital anywhere around. We could not take the kitten back to our apt because we did not know if the kitten had any diseases that could spread to our cats. So we went home where I immediately got the phone book and called the only 24 hour animal hospital in there. They were at least a half hour drive away, and she told me that the cat would be dead before we got to the hospital. She suggested we call an animal shelter. So I called, but none was open. Then, for lack of thinking of anything else to do, and feel desprit, I called 911. I told the operator, and she said she would call the emergency number to Noah's Ark...a shelter in Uniontown. She said she would have someone from Noah's Ark call me back.

Someone did call back. My husband told him where the kitten was.

I have heard nothing else since about the kitten.

For everyone who has experienced child abuse...hopefully together we can end the pain

According to Time magazine, Sharon Batts was an unlikely candidate for pop stardom. But at age nine the brown-eyed third-grader from the Fort Worth suburb of Bedford successfully bypassed the music-industry moguls with a hit single about a subject few would have picked for Top 40 playlists 2 decades ago. "Dear Mr. Jesus,/ I just had to write to you," Sharon's tinny voice sings plaintively. "Something really scared me/ when I saw it on the news./ A story about a little girl/ beaten black and blue." After imploring Jesus to come to the rescue of abused children, the song concludes, "Dear Mr. Jesus,/ please tell me what to do./ And please don't tell my daddy/ but my mommy hits me, too."

Recorded in September 1985 by the Bedford-based Gospel Workshop for Children, a nonprofit evangelical Christian "music ministry" organized by Sharon's mother Jan, Dear Mr. Jesus first aired in 1986 on a Port Arthur, Texas, radio station. Word of mouth and a 4 1/2-minute music video starring Sharon and her doll Bessie slowly spread the song on stations in Florida and Texas, where it attracted a response from hundreds of overwrought callers eager to discuss their own experiences with child abuse.

Being an adult child of an alcoholic, I hope we can continue the healing.

Dear Mr. Jesus,
I just had to write to you
Something really scared me
When I saw it on the new
A story about a little girl
Beaten black and blue
Jesus, thought I'd take this
Right to you

Dear Mr. Jesus,
I don't understand
Why they took her mom and dad away
I know that they mean to hit
The father's manly hands
Tell them just how big they are

I pray
Jesus, don't let them hurt your children
Bring me love and shelter from the storm
Please don't let them hurt your children
Won't you keep us safe and warm

Dear Mr. Jesus,
They say that she may die
I will hope the doctors stop the pain
I know that you could save her
And take her up to the sky
So she will never have to hurt again

Please don't let them hurt your children
Bring me love and shelter from the storm
Please don't let them hurt your children
Won't you keep us safe and warm

Dear Mr. Jesus,
Please tell me what to do
And please don't tell my daddy
That my mommy hits me too

Please don't let them hurt your children
Bring me love and shelter from the storm
Please don't let them hurt your children
Won't you keep us safe and warm

Please don't let them hurt your children
Bring me love and shelter from the storm
Please don't let them hurt your children
Won't you keep us safe and warm"

02 January 2007

Video of Saddam Hussein being executed...very disturbing & graphic...no child should see this

Originally posted as a link on the Something Awful forums, I saved and uploaded it to google video before it died...

That is what was written on the video when I watched it.

I first heard the news on television. I had no idea though it was this horrible. Then I saw a video on BBC which was really disturbing. Then this video with the chants from the executioners. This does not seem like justice to me...but more like a lynching. Really disturbing.