Being away from the blogsite for a couple of days has left me with a brain-ful of things I have to get off my mind!!!  I just heard a former public official say that the American people of more than one generation were willing to see to the finish "The Cold War" which spanned more than one Presidency and more than one generation.  Patience used to be a virtue but unfortunately we seem to have entered into a generation of Congress-people and their constituents who are not at all patient no matter what the issue is.  Witness the unwillingness to acknowledge that we are engaged in another "war" similar to the "cold" one…a war against terrorists who are set on destroying western civilization as has been built  over so many years.  One of the current candidates for the Presidency has even  gone so far as to suggest we should NOT refer any longer to "the war on terror".  Talk about denial!!!

News today reported Nancy Pelosi making another of her profound statements to the Press, this time regarding the fact that she had been to Greenland and had eyewitnessed, first hand, Global Warming.  I wonder what she saw?  The beginnings of Greenland getting "greener" again, as it did a few eons ago when global warming in a far-gone ancient time gave it its name because it WAS a green land when the ancient Vikings settled there due to its hospitable environs for farming and herding along the coasts.  That period of global warming was not brought about by any man-made  carbon emissionsm but the intrepid and ever omiscient (in her own eyes) Pelosi said that it was high time for President Bush (the root cause of everything bad and evil) to get busy and stop the world from putting out so many carbon emissions so that global warming can be reversed!!!    Another sign of our times:  the idea that we can control EVERYTHING on earth and elsewhere by our own actions.  Give me strength!!!

Then Cindy Sheehan has made her farewell to the war protest movement blaming everyone but especially the Democrats in power  for their failure to create "her Amercia" as sheenvisions it.   I think she has worn herself out due to less and less of the spotlight and fewer interviews with the "Media".  So now she says she is "going home to take care of her family".   It is probably a little late for that sort of "care" since she has twice divorced husbands and abandoned other  children in her desperate claim of "grieving" for her son Casey who volunteered for the military and was a casualty of the Iraq War.

Every parent grieves horribly for a son or daughter who is killed tragically in wars or accidents or illnesses that none of us can control.  Like Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan had the odd idea that by her "protests" and her continual traitorous statements and trips to places like Caesar Chavez’s dictatorship in Venezueala..that she could "control" the war, the government officials and anybody else she chose for her "activism".   I think of other parents who lost children in wars such as Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, or WW 2…parents who accepted their loss and grief and went on to remain solid citizens of the USA without having to blame and bad- mouth a President or others—public or military officials…for their childrens’ deaths.   At Memorial Day ceremonies all across our nation yesterday, those parents… or their descendants… visited the graves of their loved ones and honored them along with their communities in which they live.  Their quiet devotion to their childrens’ memories and their support of our nation— no matter who is the President….is a far greater and a far better testimony than Cindy Sheehan could ever hope to make with her foul-mouthed protests and constant publicity seeking.    She needs to go home, and hopefully, disappear from the public arena for the remainder of her life.

Cindy Sheehan’s "my America" is definitely NOT my vision of America!!

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Kay Syvrud

I am a retired elementary "schoolmarm"..I was a school librarian/media director for nearly 25 years before I retired in 2004. Naturally one of my fondest things is reading! I also love reading aloud to young children, something I did for so many years with amazing results; every child wants to read the same book as the teacher read!!!! I also am fond of my gardens...both flower beds and vegetable plots. I love being outdoors....mowing the lawn after my husband has done so with a big lawn tractor...I trim with my small power mower! I have a rain barrel to collect rainwater for plants! I have an old fashioned "pedal" bike I love to ride. I enjoy going to a Silver Sneakers class at a community center about 20 miles from my country home on what I call the "Buffalo Bluff" which overlooks the Buffalo River and its valley below. I LOVE to write and am working on a book for my grandkids so they will always know more about Grandma when she was still "kickin" and "had all her marbles"!!!!


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