Monday, February 28, 2011

Drew & Amy "The Modern Day KKK Family"

This is an absolute disgrace to raise their children like this. It just doesn't sit right with me to teach children to hate. They are proud of how they are raising their children and really don't care what people think about how they are raising their children because they feel their views are right. Children are born pure and non-prejudice. They are corrupting their own children teaching them to be unrealistic. I don't agree with the view of sending different nationalities back to their countries. The only true natural born Americans is the American Indians. They were driven off their land and treated like animals. For a Caucasian to say send them back to where they came from is hypocritical. Unless your an American Indian, you came from somewhere else and the same can be said about Drew and Amy. Being culturally diverse is the foundation of the United States. Most everyone came here seeking freedom and a better life. Besides, the African Americans who came here as slaves.  Everyone but the American Indians came from somewhere other than the United States. I don't buy into the whole race thing. We are all part of the same race,  the human race. We were all created in the image of God. We are all different in one way or another. We may have different skin colors, but we all have different color eyes, hair and shaped differently. But, the same blood that runs through my veins or my husbands veins run through everyones veins. That is like saying someone with blue eyes shouldn't marry someone with brown eyes or someone with blonde hair shouldn't marry someone with black hair. Why is the color of someone's skin any different? We are all different in one way or another. Why separate one another by the color of skin or their nationality? If you  think about it, it doesn't make sense.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Anti-Abortion Group Removes Controversial Billboard

An anti-abortion group was forced to remove their SoHo billboard by the advertising company. The advertising company received pressure to remove the billboard and took it down. However, they made an announcement that they shouldn't have to remove the billboard. The mother of the little girl says, she didn't know the group would be using her daughters picture on a billboard like that and is outraged they group used her daughters picture for the billboard.

The group says they target neighborhoods where abortion is three times higher than other neighborhoods. The billboard was timed so that it would coincide with black history month.

"We celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion," said the Rev. Stephen Broden, an official with the anti-abortion group Life Always. Pastor Stephen Broden added, “The reaction to this billboard is centered on trauma; abortion is traumatic, it is the emotional and physical trauma that women face after abortion that necessitates access to post-abortive healing services."

Every woman has a right to make their own choice and it is wrong to target African American women. The group has a right to put up billboards if they choose too. However, the group should not be targeting one population or race in general.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

State Rankings In Hate Crimes

States   Amount  
# 1   California:597 
# 2   Michigan:477 
# 3   New Jersey:358 
# 4   Virginia:200 
# 5   Ohio:184 
# 6   Massachusetts:167 
# 7   New York:145 
# 8   Maryland:135 
# 9   Texas:124 
# 10   Florida:114 
# 11   Minnesota:98 
# 11   Tennessee:98 
# 13   Arkansas:91 
# 14   Illinois:90 
# 15   Washington:87 
# 16   North Carolina:77 
# 17   Oregon:66 
# 18   South Dakota:65 
# 18   Kansas:65 
# 20   Pennsylvania:62 
# 21   South Carolina:61 
# 22   Colorado:59 
# 23   Connecticut:56 
# 24   Nevada:53 
# 25   Arizona:52 
# 26   Missouri:48 
# 27   Wisconsin:44 
# 28   Nebraska:35 
# 28   Kentucky:35 
# 30   Delaware:29 
# 30   Oklahoma:29 
# 32   Maine:28 
# 33   West Virginia:22 
# 34   Indiana:18 
# 35   Louisiana:14 
# 35   Montana:14 
# 37   Utah:13 
# 37   North Dakota:13 
# 39   Iowa:12 
# 40   District of Columbia:11 
# 40   Idaho:11 
# 42   New Hampshire:10 
# 43   Vermont:
# 44   New Mexico:
#44   Georgia:
# 46   Rhode Island:
# 47   Alaska:
# 48   Wyoming:
# 49   Alabama:
Weighted average:81.6  

Chart provided by the Federal Burea Of Investigation

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beauty Tips & Tricks From Your Medicine Cabinet & Your Kitchen

Oatmeal cooking oats bath gives instant relief for itchy skin and mosquito bites.

Eye drops for pimples. Put a few drops on a q-tip and blot on pimple. The eye drops will help reduce the redness and inflammation in the pimple.

Use your old buttons to keep your earrings together.

Make a mistake on your self tanner, use an alcohol infused astringent to fix your mistakes.

Secure loose buttons in a bind by wrapping the loose string around the button and secure with clear nail polish.

Clear polish can also help keep the rust rings out of your shower by painting a thin layer of polish on the bottom of your shaving cream can. It will help keep the can from rusting in your shower.

In a bind, use your flat iron for minor wrinkles and those difficult to reach areas.

Make expanding room on your waist band by inserting a rubber band through the button hole then wrapping it around the button.

Get a grip on those stubborn knots in shoe laces or necklaces by putting a thin layer of corn starch on them.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two Wilkes-Barre Men Charged For Act Of Hatred

Derrick Donchak (left) and Brandon Piekarsky (right).
 Two Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania men were sentenced to nine years in prison for beating and kicking to death a illegal Mexican immigrant. Derrick Donchak and Brandon Piekarsky were among a group of football players from Shenandoah who beat 25-year-old Luis Ramirez in 2008, because they didn't like Hispanics living in their town. Ramirez died from his injuries and the two men were convicted in October and received 12-15 years in a federal prison. Piekarksy was accused of delivering the fatal kick to the head after Ramirez was knocked unconscious by another teen involved in the fight.

Donchak also was convicted of two counts of conspiracy with three Shenandoah police officers who attempted cover up the crime. Those officers were tried last month in federal court on charges they obstructed a federal investigation into the fatal beating, but a jury rejected most of the government's case.

Ramirez was engaged to be married before the incident and was the father of three small children. Now his children are left fatherless, because of the actions of these boys. Ramirez's fiance says they experienced racism from people in the town and it is hard to take your children out when people say things to her while she is out with her children.

"It's pretty sad when you see the true sides of half of these people around here," she said. "It's not good when you go out and you have your small children and they're saying, 'Take your dirty Mexicans home and give them a bath. "

These teens let their hatred get the best of them. Now, they are sitting in prison and any plans they had for their future is over. Because of their hatred and racism, three small children are left without their father and a woman is left to raise her children alone. Personally, I don't feel that 12-15 years is long enough for someone who has taken another person's life. Ramirez lost his life, and these boys can move on with their lives in 12 years. Which means by age of 32, they will be free and out of prison. It is sad on both ends. These young boys who could have had a bright future ahead of them will probably never have the opportunity to go to college. I hate to blame parents in these situations, but they play a role. Children see our actions and they hear what we say. Maybe if their parents had taught them not to express hatred, this would have never happened and their sons wouldn't be sitting in prison today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bomb Found On MLK Parade Path

 In Spokane, WA on January 17th during a peaceful march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, a bomb was discovered on the corner of Washington Street and Main Avenue. The bomb was discovered in a Swiss Army brand back pack right on the path of the parade. Authorities investigating the incident say they have no doubt the bomb was intended for the people participating in the march.

Tony Stewart, a member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, said, “There would be no question that since it was planted directly on the path of the Martin Luther King Jr. march, that it has to be connected to hate crimes. It was an attempt to injure and kill people because they were out there promoting the equality of human rights. The evidence is just too overwhelming.”

Once the back pack was discovered, the police chief said, he was not going to take any chances and rerouted the parade. The Spokane police chief reported an increase in anti-government, hate literature and other white supremacist activity in the last two years. However, two weeks prior to the event nothing was reported. The crimes in the last two years can be attributed to several people in the Arian Nations group linked to the 1980's bombings.

The FBI confirmed, the bomb in the bag could have caused multiple injuries. Chemicals were mixed with shrapnel to inflict the maximum casualties. Officials say the bomb was carefully placed on a metal bench with a brick wall behind the bench to carefully direct the shrapnel towards Main Avenue, where the marchers were expected to pass. Hundreds of people, including children had gathered on the route of the parade to watch the parade and there could have been several casualties and injuries.

                               Photo released by the Spokane FBI Office of the back pack and the t-shirts that were found in the bag.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hate Crime Allegations In Alabama

The recent hate crime allegations in Opelika, AL is stirring the debate over Alabama's hate crime laws. Alabama has laws prohibiting hate crimes, but hate crimes involving sexual orientation is not included in Alabama's hate crime laws. Regardless of President's Obama's Amendment to include sexual orientation, Alabama has not amended their laws.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lesbian Couple Sues Their Neighbor

On Tuesday in Vonore, TN, a lesbian couple filed a law suit against their neighbors saying they are responsible for the fire that destroyed their home in September. Other charges, according to, include “trespassing and conversion, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malicious harassment.” The couple claims their neighbor has been harassing them since they bought their home in June of 2005. The neighbor has made derogatory statements to them such as, "The only thing better than one dead queer is two dead queers." The couple has court documents to support their claims of harassment from their neighbor. They have called the police several times. However, no charges were filed against their neighbor. At one time the neighbor threatened to poison their dog. Shortly after, their dog was found dead poisoned by some raw meat in his yard. He claimed the dog wandered into his yard, but denies poisoning the dog.
In September, the couple decided to sell their home and went on vacation. While they were gone on vacation, they were notified by the fire officials their house had burned down.
It is terrible that someone should have to endure that type of harassement. The police not taking the matter seriously allowed the situation to escalate into something that should have never happened. The police have a job to do and should leave any and all prejudices aside. What if they had been in the home when the house caught on fire? Them being a lesbian couple has nothing to do with him and he should have let them live their lives in peace. You don't have to agree with someone else's lifestyle. But, you do have to leave them alone and you don't have the right to harass them and make their life miserable.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Story About Racism

I started this blog because, I feel racism is still a big issue in our society. Maybe not as big as it used to be, but it is still an issue. You just don't hear very much about it. The KKK is alive and growing in astounding numbers in the United States. Racism is not just about black and white. Racism and prejudice extends to a lot of different areas. People can be racist or prejudice against all races and different lifestyle choices.
Children learn prejudice behaviors from their parents. Parents plant the seed in their little ones by their actions or the words they use. Children don't see people as being different because of their skin color until someone teaches them to be prejudice. As parents, we are the ones who can change our children's lives by setting a good example for them by teaching them we are all the same regardless of our race, culture or sexual orientation. I worry about my children as they get older. I am sure they will experience someone being racist against them, because they are half Iraqi. My oldest daughter says, middle eastern children experience a lot of racism in high school here. I am not looking forward to the day when they reach high school and have to experience someone being racist against them. I think to a certain extent my son has experienced racism and just hasn't said anything about it. If you tell him he is Iraqi, he will say "no I am not, I don't speak Arabic and I live in America. Where did he learn that from? Not from home. I have taught them who they are and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

There is a comment someone left the other day in response to one of my posts, I would like to share with you. I felt it was important to share this with you because, it is a perfect example of children still experiencing racism that should never happen.

 "Did he respond? That is so ridiculous. So sorry you guys had to deal with someone lacking a brain. And kids aren't even exempt. My kids were walking 2 blocks to the corner gas station just yesterday and got called "N"s by a white lady in a car, who took the time to slow down, roll down her window, and yell at them to hurry up across the crosswalk. My kids are smart alecs and my son said back to her, "No ma'am, we are actuall half-N's." We had a big racism discussion at home last night. People amaze me too..and make me sick."

To me that is ignorance. A grown woman using racial slurs against a child. That is really immature and ignorant in my book. Children or adults should never have to experience someone being racist against them because of their skin color. God created all humans in his image and said Love Thy Neighbor. Do some people just believe it means love thy white neighbor? I don't think so.

Young teens come out with being gay and get teased or sometimes beaten to death, because of their sexual orientation. I see people as people, regardless of their race or sexual orientation. People are people, it is as simple as that. I allow my daughter to date whom ever she wishes as long as they are someone who stays out of trouble and isn't going to bring her down with them. That is all I ask from her. It doesn't matter if they are purple, red, black, whatever. I raised my children teaching them that everyone is the same, regardless of race or sexual orientation and that it is okay to love in different ways as long as your happy.

 I will always love and support my children no matter what their choices may be. They will receive my love unconditionally.There are a lot of children out there who never break away from their parents racist ways and develop their own values. In turn, they turn out to be racist and live by the same prejudice values they learned from their parents. This is the year 2011, it is time for racism to end.

If you would like to be a guest writer on my blog to share your stories and experiences, send me an email and I will add you as a guest writer. By sharing your experiences, you may actually change someones point of view and if sharing your experiences changes one person, you have made a difference. It is time to stop sweeping racism and prejudice under the rug.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You can't even escape racism at the grocery store.

My husband was off today, so we decided to go grocery shopping so we wouldn't have to do it Saturday morning. We pull into the Kroger parking lot and park. As we were getting the pop bottles out of the back of the truck, a older white women looks at my husband and asks him "Were you in my car? I can't find my keys." Now, why would she be asking him? We had just pulled in the parking spot and had gotten out when she asked him. Which I am sure she saw as she was walking to her car. It couldn't have possibly anything to do with her misplacing them. The black man must have taken her keys. People amaze me.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Candy Love


Candy Love

© Terra Mcdonald
Fly away with me my dove
To a forbidden place where the skittles meet the rainbow
Lay under the milky way with me
And lets gaze at the star burst together
Just you and me, sweet bliss
When the moon begins to eclipse we'll be in each others arms
I never knew how much of a sweet tart you could be
There are zero people like you
Your my lifesaver in this unforgiving world
I love all your little snickers
And I feel safe when you wrap your butterfingers around me
I want to share all of your kisses
Now and later, always and forever
Your all the payday I'll ever need
I wouldn't trade you for 100 grand
All because I love my sweet gummy bear

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Case Of Bullying

Little did I know my son was a victim of some bullies in his school. I just found this out yesterday, as I hear screaming in my front yard and my son comes running through the door. Well, I do know now and there is going to be a lot of people who is going to wish I didn't, because I am not the type of parent who is going to sit around and do nothing. This has been going on since last year and he never told me. Apparently, he says he told the principal last year in elementary school and they never did anything. He is in middle school now and it is still going on.  This time he told me because these kids took it a little too far. They were calling him names on the bus and throwing pencils and objects at him. Then when they got off the bus, one of them followed my son right up to the door throwing snow balls at him and threatened to beat him up. The crazy thing about it is, the bus driver didn't do anything about it. This is the same irresponsible driver who drove right past the bus stop at the beginning of the year, leaving the kids standing there. So, I called the school principal yesterday as soon as he told me and gave her the names of the boy and two girls and told her about the bus driver. She gave me the name and number of the bus driver's supervisor and I called reported her. Heads are going to roll Monday morning,  because I am taking him to the school and I am going to make sure something is done about it this time. I am laid off from work right now and I have nothing better to do with my time. I will go down to that school and sit in the office until something is done about it, because I will not allow this to continue on for one more day. My next step is that if this happens again when he gets off the bus is to call the police and have charges filed against the boy and the two girls. I don't care of they are only 11, they are old enough to be held accountable for their behavior and I will make sure it happens. I am his mother and if I don't look out for my son's well being then who will? Nobody but me and my husband. We already know the bus driver isn't doing her job. So, she won't. If I have to go to the news over this, I will. I will make sure the driver and the students are made an example of for their poor choices. I don't question why the man who went on to a school bus to talk to the boys who were harassing his daughter did it. If the schools aren't doing anything what is a parent to do? I definitely wanted to confront these kids yesterday as they were running across the street when they saw me. But, I told myself, I will give the school an opportunity to take care of it.

There are a lot of problems on the corner with kids fighting as they get off the bus, whether it be with the middle school kids or the high school kids. It is time for this bullshit to stop. I have broke up too many fights on the corner. I am just going to start calling the police on these kids. One of the fights I broke up three boys had a boy on the ground in the street and were kicking him and punching him. The funny thing is, I don't live in a bad neighborhood. The biggest problem is kids fighting and stealing. I don't have a problem yelling at kids fighting in the street. I'm not going to stand by and watch some innocent kid get bullied or beat up on. Especially, when it comes to my own son. I'm am tired of this kind of stuff going on. So, I guess it is time to take further steps in preventing it going on in my own neighborhood.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love Quotes

I am a hopeless romantic, it was so hard to just pick ten, but here is my Top Ten Love Quotes.

1. Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin6. "Love is the beauty of the soul."
--St. Augustine

2. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

3. "In my wildest dreams, you always play the hero. In my darkest hour of night, you rescue me, you save my life."
--Bliss and Cerney

4. "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach..."
--Elizabeth Barrett Browning

5. "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."
--Roy Croft

6. "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
--Robert Heinlein

7.  "Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."
--John Keats

8.  "... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me."
--Gretchen Kemp

9. "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

10. "The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life."
--Sir Hugh Walpole

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shh, I Have A Secret.....

Do you want to try something new and exciting? Fulfill your partner's fantasy and give your partner an equal opportunity to satisfy your sultry fantasy. Seriously, think about what is your wildest fantasy you would like to have fulfilled and your mate can do the same. Then you can write a letter or send an email to one another describing in detail what your fantasy is. Make it secretive, plan everything through emails and letters. Don't discuss your fantasy with one another.  You can even meet each other in seperate cars, like you are complete strangers. Don’t be conservative, this is your lifetime partner. If you can’t share your dreams and fantasies with your significant other, then who can you share them with. By this point, you have probably shared illnesses, childbirth and many other personal circumstances. Why not share your fantasies? Many couples are uncomfortable with opening up in the bedroom because they are afraid of how their partner will react to them. In most circumstances, they will be pleased to know what you like and how to please you without playing a guessing game. Boost your intimate moments and make them more pleasurable by letting them know what you like. Couples who are more comfortable with open communication are more satisfied with their sex life. Go ahead, book that room at the hotel down the street or send the kids to a family members’ house for the night and let your imagination run wild. One little fun fantasy me and my husband like to share is we are secret lovers having an affair. That's always fun!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spice Up Your Love Life- Valentines Day Series

Some of the most common complaints in a relationship is their sex life has faded, it's become boring or the spark just isn't there anymore. People get settled and comfortable in a relationship and no longer work at trying to impress their partner. Intimacy has an important part of the relationship to keep the love alive and burning. Appreciate the needs of your partner. Instead of complaining about it, take some action. Put down the remote and sneak into your bedroom once the kids are tucked away in their beds. You don't need to go anywhere to have some fun, you can have fun in your own room. Go to your local pharmacy and get some massage oil, light some candles and do sensual massages on each other, buy a new negligee or go online and see what you can find interesting to add a little spice to your relationship. Do anything, but nothing. Another option is, if you do have children and you need to get away, get a babysitter, pick up some take out and rent a room somewhere for the night. You don't even have to leave town. You can rent a room a mile from where you live. Who says you have to go out of town to rent a room or that it needs to be a special occasion to appreciate your loved one. Experiment a little and have some fun. You actively pursued your partner in the beginning...why stop now?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today's Black History Month Goes To Sojourner Truth

Today's post is dedicated to a truly courageous woman, Sojourner Truth. Isabella Wagner was her legal name, which she changed in 1843, vowing to follow her supernatural calling to travel the land and spread the word of God. Sojourner Truth was an evangelist who dedicated her life to preaching the word of God and the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth the daughter of slaves and was a woman who was abused by her many slave owners until her final slave owner released her. She then went to court to fight to get her son back who was sold illegally by a slave owner in the south. Sojourner Truth recovered her son, her four other children and began her battle. In 1829, she joined Elijah Pierson preaching in the streets of New York City. In 1843, she left New York City and traveled preaching the word of God in camps, churches and village streets. Sojourner traveled throughout the Midwest preaching to anyone who would listen to accept the biblical message of God's goodness and fellowship of man. Truth supported herself by selling copies her book The Narrative of Sojourner Truth.

In 1850 Sojourner Truth encountered the women's rights movement and encouraged other women leaders to get involved and appear at gatherings to encourage the rights of women. Sojourner spoke at gatherings for women's rights for encouraging them to read Sojourner Truth: What Time of Night It Is.

In the 1850s Sojourner Truth settled in Battle Creek, Michigan. At the beginning of the American Civil War, she gathered supplies for black volunteer regiments. In 1864 she went to Washington, D.C., helped integrate streetcars and was received at the White House by President Abraham Lincoln. In 1864, she accepted an appointment with the National Freedmen's Relief Association counseling former slaves in resettlement. In the 1870s, she encouraged the migration of freedmen to Kansas and Missouri. In 1875, she retired to her home in Battle Creek, Michigan where she remained until she passed on November 26, 1883. Sojourner Truth lived from 1797 to 1883 and was a courageous strong woman who accomplished some amazing things through out of lifetime.

Monday, February 7, 2011

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Celebrating Interracial Love

Created By: Mrs. E

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love Is Love

Why is there so much controversy surrounded around interracial couples and alternative lifestyle couples? Why do people even care about who we love? When did someone who doesn't know you think they have a right to judge you for who you love? Honestly, wouldn't it be a better world if people didn't see color when they look at people. It would be a better world if we saw people instead of color.
Couples in interracial relationships see people when they look at them. Regardless of the color of your skin, you are beautiful. There is no dominant race. It's an illusion that racists have created to give themselves superiority and if you buy into it, you are buying into racism. Interracial love is something a lot of people will never understand. The thing I don't understand is, why is it an issue. Everybody has their preferences.  No one should have to settle for something they don't want to make anyone else happy. Love people for who they are.
The same goes for gay couples. They have every right to love who they want to love regardless of what other people think. They are the ones who have to go home everyday and fall into the arms of their lover. So, shouldn't they go home who they want to? Love hard and love who you want to love. That is the only way you will ever be happy. When someone gives you a long stare or a dirty look, give them a big smile and lean over and kiss your lover.

End Racism


Martin Luthe King Jr.  Wall Street Journal, November 13
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplieshate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Diversity Is Strength

You can not determine what people are like simply by looking on the outside. You must experience them one at a time to enjoy their unique qualities.