To me, tea looks great and smells nice but lacks substance and leaves me wishing I had chosen something that was more lasting and less like steamed grass.
I fought this post today. Really, I know my readers aren't visiting the Pretty Political Palace. Still, I would be untrue to myself, even off balance with my priorities if I did not tell you how much I love our country and our constitution. In short: I love America. I love you... My American sisters (for those of you tuning in from Australia... I love you too!) and all of the work you do to bless your families and build our country. So many of you (I include myself) struggle to provide and make the buck stretch in your homes and these days many of you have faced even more difficult financial struggles.
I feel like our represented leaders have been brewing some pretty awful tea in Washington. Bail out after bail out and a Blue Whale sized over- extended budget to some may look great, it may even smells great... but to me it's just a cup of steamed grass. A stinky brew that lacks substance that ultimately will malnourish the future of my children who will pay for all the misdeeds of this era. I'm tired of funding budgets and bailouts that pass in the dark of night without complete review by my elected leaders and even more tired of hidden "gifts" for the study of pig gas emissions that make up a good portion of pork that attend these bills.
As reported by MSNBC:
Some of the other “bridge to nowhere” projects identified in the CAGW’s “Pig Book” include:$13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit$6,435,000 for wood utilization research$1,000,000 for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative$500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, N.C.$550,000 for the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash.$500,000 for the Arctic Winter Games in Alaska$250,000 for the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa$234,000 for the National Wild Turkey Federation$100,000 for the Richard Steele Boxing Club in Henderson, Nev.To search the group's database for pork projects in your state, visit: http://www.cagw.org/WHAT?!?!?!
If you've made it this far through this post... you're doing great! I'm almost finished... I wanted you to know that I will be at 2 tea parties today. I am hoping that my 1 voice will be heard. I am standing up for what I believe in:
- Honesty in the dealings with my fellow men- I need honest people in government.
- Support of the Constitution and the limit of Federal powers.
- Our unique system of checks and balances that allows "we the people" power to change what we don't like.
- Responsible spending
- and Righteousness- for I believe that the Lord will always protect and watch over His people, so long as they are righteous.
There you go. Pretty Political Organized Palace... maybe I should start a second blog. I love America and want to see this great nation prosper, responsible, and out of debt... just like I'm teaching my kids. I invite you all to send your representatives a tea bag and help them remember what America's all about. I also invite you to attend a tea party near you to let your voice be heard.
Keep your chins up mothers of America. We are a unique and powerful people united... a voice for good all over the world. Truly, I have got to know many of you and am amazed at the great work you do in serving your families one day at a time. Thank you for keeping your priorities organized... and for lasting to the end of this post!
Love me or hate me today...
Pretty "Political" Organizer