Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Real People In Review

Now that we covered the celebrities and in the news, I thought I would now cover the Real People 2011 Review. As we are watching television just before New Year's Day, we get slammed with the celebrity stars year in review, greatest sports moments and so on. But, they never mention what happened to the average every day person. I will start with the bad and finish with the good. What about?

How Eddie and Jan's house was
foreclosed on last month

How many homeless families and people
there are in the United States now.

Or how Frank next door lost his job last week.

And his wife lost her job 2 years ago
and they had to file for bankruptcy.

Johny had his car repossessed after his....

unemployment benefits were cut.

Cousin Sally's school got shut down.

Police officers were cut from the force. So, the next time you call
911 when someone is breaking into your house,
they may not have one available and your wife will have
to drive you to the hospital after you've just been shot.

Urrrrrr ..........

That may not be interesting enough.

But, I'm going to tell you anyway. Because, we want to know when....

When Maggie turns six.

That Jimmy returns home to his family in time for

Nick and Alison just got married and
still believe in the American Dream and.....

a year later they gave birth to triplets. Then....

Alison's little brother recovered from cancer.

And many more sad and happy stories of the everyday Americans people. But, we watch them. We kick back on our sofa watching TMZ and show after show of celebrities year in review or sports in review. By far I am not making fun at all the happy and sad moments in the lives of the everyday American. I am poking fun at all those who don't believe we are important enough to talk about.

2011 In Review

Finally, the Notorious Bin Laden was killed! So, we think.
He's kind of like the soap opera character that keeps
coming back to life.


Ahhh.... let's not forget the Royal Wedding and it's hats.

Snookie gets arrested.

JLo falls right on her Hollywood rear end while performing live and blames
it on the dancers sweaty backs. Yes, stars have
their awkward moments too.

Detroit's Ex-Mayor Playboy sitting in court again.

Lady Gaga's Most outlandish entrance of 2011.

Charlie Sheen while thinking about losing his job and custody of his
children and wondering why.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Awful Customer Service Experience With T-Mobile

I thought I would share my most recent run in with call centers overseas. Christmas Eve I called T-Mobile to do some changes on my account. Well of course, someone I could barely understand and who could barely understand me answered the phone. It took me three phone calls and an hour later to accomplish what I needed done on my account. The people on the other end kept putting me on hold and disconnecting me and had no idea what they were doing. Not only did they have no idea what they were doing, they were having a hard time understanding me, like I was speaking a foreign language to them.

Finally on the third call, what I asked for was completed. So, I asked for a supervisor to complain about how the phone calls were conducted. After a few minutes, the girl comes back to the phone to tell me they don't have a supervisor available. I was expecting that one, they never seem to have supervisors available in those overseas call centers. So, I asked to be transferred to the corporate office in the United States. They did transfer me amazingly without disconnecting me this time and I complained about the awful customer service I received.

It really irritates me when I am calling customer service and it is such a struggle to understand the person on the other end and they have a difficult time understanding you. It makes you feel like your business means nothing to them, because saving money means more to them than your experience with their company. Every since all these big companies have started sending their call centers overseas, customer service has gone straight down the tubes. Not to mention, the thousands of people who have been put out of a job so these companies can send their call centers overseas to pay their employees and $1 an hour. Our American dollars are being spent to employ thousands of people overseas and possibly even millions of people overseas, while the American people are sitting here losing everything they own. Lets not forget customer service has gone straight down the tubes. There is no such thing as a valued customer anymore. They just want your money, they don't care if we are satisfied with our customer service experience.

It is no wonder, so many companies have security breeches and our personal information is hacked. These countries they are using and sharing our personal information with doesn't have the ability to pay for the same software as the United States or take the same security measures as a customer service call center in the United States would take.

I am asking that anytime, someone reaches an overseas call center complain and complain loudly. This isn't going to stop until we complain about it. Voice your opinion, you have that right. Write about it, do whatever it takes to get your voice heard. As a mommy blogger, you have the ability to reach thousands of people with your blog, your twitter, facebook, and all your different blogging communities and groups you belong to. Use the resources you have available and demand change.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nativity Scene Dispute?

In the city of Warren, Michigan there is a dispute about an equal display of time. There's a man who is arguing that displaying a nativity scene in front of a city building is a violation of the separation of church and state. The man is an atheist and wishes to display his own sign that reads:

He placed the sign directly next to the nativity scene in front of City Hall. The mayor forced the man to remove the sign, because he does not have the permission of the city to display the sign on public property. Because he was forced to remove the sign after several attempts to get permission from the Mayor to display the sign, him and the group "Freedom From Religion" plan on suing the city for not allowing him to display his sign.

In my opinion, I find his sign intrusive and a mere attempt to force his views on others. He can choose not to believe in God. However, that doesn't give him the right to challenge the beliefs of others in a public forum. I personally would not want my child to walk past the sign and read the sign.

Celebrating Christmas is a tradition that has gone on in the United States for many many years. I am a little tired of other groups thinking they have the right to stomp on the rights of Christians. However, there religious rights should be protected. For example, a christian child is not permitted to say a prayer in school or bring a bible to school. But, if you walk into the office during Ramadan, you will find Muslim children spending their lunches in the office, because they are fasting or young girls wearing scarves to cover their hair. The schools respect their rights as Muslims and allow them to sit in the office during Ramadan instead of the cafeteria like the rest of the children, but our own christian children are not allowed to practice religion during school hours. The religious rights of other cultures are groups are respected in schools, except for the religious rights of christian children.

It really irritates me that our own children can longer say the pledge of allegiance in schools anymore, because it may offend someone. National Anthems are being banned at sporting events, because of the wording. How do children learn to have pride in their own country if they don't know the pledge of allegiance or hear the national anthem? Where does it stop?

Now, atheists want to take our right to display just about anything that symbolizes Christianity. Atheists may believe "Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds", but religion gives people hope for a better world and a moral foundation to rest their hearts on.

Everyone has the right to believe what they wish to believe. But, it is time to stop stomping on Christians and Christianity. Let us enjoy something without it being dragged through the court system and the mud. If you don't agree with the nativity scene, keep walking and find better things to do than wasting our tax dollars over a nativity scene dispute.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

US Soldiers Coming Home From Iraq

It was nice to hear the US soldiers will be pulling out of Iraq. We have lost enough of our good men and women to a country that doesn't want us there. After a nine year battle with Islam's Extremists, it's time to throw in the towel and let our men and women come home. After visiting Iraq in 2003, my heart goes out to the men and women who have spent years in the country. As you drive around the country you can see the buildings and homes that have been destroyed by war and the dirt stings your eyes from all the bombings. I worry about all the cancers and health problems the soldiers will have once they return home and the PTSS, the soldiers will have to face when they return to their homeland.

The country has lived at war since it's existence and will continue to live at war with one another. Our American Soldiers occupying the country isn't going to change that. War is a way of life for the Iraqi people. The United States can not change what is in the Iraqi peoples hearts and minds and our country is in an economic struggle of it's own and can not afford to continue to pay for the war in Iraq. The United States didn't learn their lesson in Vietnam or Afghanistan. What makes our government think Iraq would be any different? Afghanistan hasn't changed, their political activity is hidden better. Yes, I feel somewhat sorry for some of the Iraqi people who have fallen victims to their political system. But, the United States can't help everyone.

We are in a country that doesn't want us there. As an American visiting the country, you have to disguise you are an American or risk being killed. Sure, a few select Iraqi people want us there, but there are too many that despise our existence in their country and don't want us there. Therefore, it is best to leave them to their own fate. Islamic Jihad is a way of life in Iraq, just as it is in many of the Middle Eastern countries. You can't change a country that has been brain washed by it's religion and culture. It is a waste of time to even try and change their way of life or the way they think.

I wish all the American soldiers and very Merry Christmas and pray for the their safe return to their families. This will be one of the best Christmas's ever to have their loved ones home for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Funny Parenting Quotes

"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable." ~ Lane Olinhouse
 "When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out." ~ Erma Bombeck
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." ~ Bill Cosby
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." ~ Franklin P. Jones
"Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own." ~ Doug Larson.

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snowblower or vacuum cleaner." ~ Ben Bergor

"Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath, and hope we've set aside enough money to pay for our kids' therapy." ~ Michelle Pfeiffer

"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet." ~ Bill Cosby
"Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare." ~ Ed Asner

"Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes." ~ Joyce Armor

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The US Air Force Dump Remains In A Landfill

When I read the story about The United States Air Force dumped the ashes and remains of 274 soldiers in the a Virginia landfill, I was totally outraged. How could they do that to American Soldiers who fought for our country and gave their lives for our freedom, not just our freedom their freedom? The Air Force used the Virginia landfill to dump bodies between 2004 and 2008. The Air Force do not plan on notifying the families who's remains lay in a landfill. Of course, they do not plan on notifying the families of their idiotic decision to disrespectfully dump the remains of their loved ones in a landfill.

What is this a third world country we live in now? That sounds like something Saddam Hussein would do and our own American Government dumped remains in a landfill. Your not even allowed to dispose of an animal that way and they did it to the American men and women who served our country. It is completely horrifying to know our own country disposed of honorable military veterans in a landfill.