Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
For the Shirks, it was a day for their children to seek inspiration from Palin and the other speakers, who questioned Obama’s patriotism and at least one of whom referred to him repeatedly as Barack Hussein.
The couple, who rely on Medicaid for their health care, were also upset about the nation’s new health reforms.
When asked why her family used state-subsidized health care when she criticized people who take handouts, Valerie Shirk said she did not want to stop having children, and that her husband’s income was not enough to cover the family with private insurance.
“I know there’s a dichotomy because of what we get from the state,’’ she said. “But I just look at each of my children as a blessing.’’
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Shirk,
While you were dragging your brood of children off to criticize our new health plan, I was hard at work at my retail job, a job I work work my ass off at for 40 hours a week, a job that has me in at 5:30 am some days, and has me leaving at midnight some days. A quarter of my pay goes to pay for my family's health insurance. Unfortunately, this policy will not cover my chronically ill daughter because she, being 22 years old, and not a full time student, is not eligible under current law. My daughter would be covered if the new health care bill were in place today. But since she isn't covered, she is on Medicaid. She is the kind of person Medicaid was meant for, people who are in a tough spot, or who are battling illness, people who just need a little help, not hypocrites like you! You pop out 10 kids, and then think it's the taxpayers responsibility to cover their health insurance? You complain of the welfare, while you rely on the government to help you raise your children?
By the way, I'm a homeschooling mom too. I have to cram lessons in before and after work and on my days off with my 14 year old son. It's called sacrifice. That's what real parents do.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I work in the paint department at Lowe's. I've never had such big guns in my life. Really, curling barbells every day for 30 minutes would produce a mere fraction of the musculature that I comes from lifting 1 gallon paint cans repeatedly throughout the day.
For lower body exercise there's lifting 5 gallon buckets of paint. There's also climbing ladders, squatting, streching, and running around the floor to assist the myraid of customers that cross my path each day.
Abs, back, shoulders, everything is covered in this intensive full-body workout. Even the mind does sprints with the popourri of daily challenges.
And no fancy workout clothes required here folks. Just throw on an old pair of jeans and a t-shirt, and the fine folks at Lowe's will supply you with a dandy red vest.
Wear study shoes or you'll destroy your feet!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Anyway, I find the term SAHM quite ironic with all the places we must go as mothers-the grocery store, the errands, sports, dance, and other various activities. SAHM sounds like I'm in time-out or something. And what a passive them that is. "What do you do?" "Why, I stay home..." Forget all those years of hands on care when the kids were little-you know, the kind of care people pay others for when they go to work.