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Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! by Beverly Hicks Burch

Never Worked a Day in Her Life?!


This week Hilary Rosen started a firestorm when she accused Ann Romney of “never working a day in her life”.

My first thought was, “Seriously?! Are you really dragging out that old insult? You must feel really threatened!” In life I’ve found the go to tactic is insult the opponent when you feel threatened.

It’s mudslinging time people and the Obama campaign is shoveling it…

Of course Obama’s “advisors” are coming out voicing their “disappointment” in Ms Rosen’s comments. Yep, real loyalty there…

The jaw dropping disingenuous move here is that suddenly the Obama campaign is snatching back from the “war on women” tactic. Why do I say disingenuous?

Well, just this week I was emailed (I can’t for the life of me understand how I got on this email list) an email from the re-elect Obama campaign. The re-elect Obama campaign must feel the inevitable candidate for the GOP is Mitt Romney because the letter contained five (5) scare tactics ominous, treacherous things that will happen if Romney is elected in November.

Number one on the list? (1) Mitt Romney will declare a war on women.

Yep, as simple as that, that’s what Obama’s number one concern about Mitt Romney is and the big evil they are warning and agitating the American people with…and now comes Hilary Rosen…

Give me a freaking break!!

I feel qualified to speak on this subject from several levels.

First and foremost, I am a woman…a bona fide girly girl…a college educated girly girl…so take that… Furthermore, I have worked outside of the home and I have been a stay-at-home mom, been a stay-at-home mom who worked part time, a stay-at-home mom who help in home based businesses and been a stay-at-home mom who homeschooled. Honey, if it’s on the spectrum, I’ve probably been there.

And, let me tell you something, sister…being a stay at home mom is the hardest work I’ve ever done in my life. You scrub, clean, shop, cook, nurse to good health, budget, chauffer, recycle, garden, organize, structure and in many cases educate formally (if you homeschool as I did) or informally just in everyday life, teaching you children about life, love and morals…and those are just a few of the chores you do. Many times you do this on a budget stretched so thin it’s bare in places, but, it’s all about sacrifice for the greater good…in this case for your children and or family. (Sacrifice is a concept that seems to get little understanding in our society today. O Henry’s The Gift of the Magi would seem like a lame and stupid story to many, yet it epitomizes the gift of true, caring heartfelt, sacrificial love.) Most of the time a stay-at-home mom’s work is done without the aid of help…unless she has the help of a caring and loving mate. In that case, then she’s in a loving partnership which works much like a business would work at its best…like a well oiled machine.

Many moms who work outside of the home have the assistance of nannies, and cleaning help. Some have the luxury of personal shoppers, decorators and personal assistance. Notice, I didn’t use a universal statement like the ilk of Ms Rosen are want to do…I didn’t say all working moms have the above luxuries because I know many are living from paycheck to paycheck, especially if they are single working moms. I also do realize there are some stay-at-home moms who may avail themselves to the same luxuries and well they should if they can afford them because they do work hard.

A couple of years ago my sister and her husband adopted their first child. They are well into the middle years of their life. My sister has been an educator all of her adult life. She holds a Master’s Degree and education beyond that. I saw her work hard in her profession. But, since having her child and being a stay-at-home mom I have seen my sister truly tired. It is a blessed, fulfilled tired…with a heart full of love beyond reason. She does it well and she deserves it. She deserves the choice to stay-at-home. It does not make her brain numb, uneducated or clueless to the outside world and the concerns thereof as Ms Rosen would seem to think.

If anything a stay-at-home mom is avidly in tune to the world around her and the issues that affect her and her family. And, for Ms Rosen’s future reference, the economy and jobs are part of those concerns…or as the 1992 Bill Clinton campaign put it, “it’s the economy, stupid!”

I was raised in a conservative household. My parents raised three girls, one who was physically and mentally challenged from a young age. We grew up in the `60s and `70s and we never had to be liberated from anything when it came to expectations.

Our Daddy considered it a top priority we receive an education, respect ourselves and expect others to respect us. Daddy’s mantra was “Get a good education in case you marry some dope who leaves you. You won’t have to sling hash in a greasy spoon if you get an education!” (Yep, I was the one who married said dope who left years later…which is an entirely different story…but, acquiring computer skills helped me snag a job I would have never imagined. Knowledge is power people!) In Daddy’s eyes we could do anything we wanted…there was just some things he couldn’t understand why we would want to do them…I mean why be a ditch digger when you could be a writer, a teacher, a doctor or whatever?!

Let’s look at Ms Rosen’s target for a moment: Ann Romney. Ms Romney is a mother of five sons. Just that makes me tired thinking about it! Ms Romney is no “air head blond or bimbo”. Not only did she attend BYU, but she finished her undergraduate work at Harvard University. Ever heard of that little ol’ school? I’m sure somewhere along the line, if Ms Romney’s college education was like mine, she had to take an economy class or two. Ms Romney has also been involved in charity work with many organizations. Yes, that is work. Someone has to do it or it won’t get done! Also, take into consideration that Ann Romney has accomplished all of this while battling multiple sclerosis and breast cancer.

Let me tell you something: that in itself is no easy task. I can relate to that as someone with chronic and disabling illnesses and as a two time non-smoking lung cancer survivor. Sometimes just dealing with chronic illness is a full time job.

But, what it boils down to is this: Ann Romney is no hot house violet…

What Ms Rosen leaves out when she makes her disparaging remarks is this…choice! Kind of ironic coming from the party of choice, huh? Choice is okay if you are a Democrat and/or a liberal woman, but woe be unto you if you are in the GOP or consider yourself conservative or step out of line with the Democrat party line. Then your choices are invalid if they do not fall in line with the Democrat party and liberal women.

How totally hypocritical…

© 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.


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A Gassy, Bloated and Unfortunately Not An Anomaly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In many places in this big ol’ US of A of ours people are now paying about $5.00 a gallon for gas…and then we’re being shamed for “needing” that commodity to run our lives.

We should after all, in a perfect world, ride horses every where we go or at least go the way of the Amish and use horse and buggy.

OR if you’re very fortunate and make lame movies like the remake of Charlie’s Angles and 50 First Dates then you can afford a $50,000 hybrid electric vehicle. That would make you one of the most evolved of our society and deserving to be worshiped…and own a car.

Here’s what I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Back in 2006 when gas prices were rising to an teeth-rattling three bucks, Democrats and the media couldn’t lay enough blame at the Bush Administration’s feet. (Yet another example.)

So, now that we are paying five bucks and waiting with baited breath for that $6 mark just in time for summer vacation time (anyone have money for vacation this year?) why is the current administration not getting fair and equal treatment. Especially since the current President has reduced domestic oil drilling by 13% and is on the campaign trail scaring people about the horrors of that old evil coal. *gasp*

Even though he knows how bad people are hurting…he’s just not going to change his mind…

..and how did Einstein define insanity? Oh, yeah, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results…


© 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved

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Pocket Change and Taxes, by Beverly Hick Burch

I know I have a lot less pocket change these days. One big reason is the cost of gasoline. Here’s a staggering statistic for you…gasoline was $1.83 on Jan. 20, 2009. That’s an 87% increase in a little over two years. Now, gas is quickly approaching $4 a gallon. And, why on earth in Jan. 20, 2009 such a benchmark? Come on mind think! Oh yeeaahh…that was the day our current President was inaugurated…DUH!

© 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Right Reserved.


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Highlights of Obama’s deficit reduction proposals…what idiot came up with these?!

Highlights of deficit reduction proposals –

Please read this article! If you care about your financial future and this country READ THIS. Then contact you Senators and Representatives and tell them this isn’t acceptable. Remind them what happened last week during the last election…and that the house cleaning can keep on keeping on…

This man is totally out of his league. He has sent this country on a downward spiral in two short years and these proposals will pretty much put us where the Bolsheviks put Mother Russia…in the toilet.

Here are just a few of the proposals:

  • Reduce the cost of living raise for Social Security (how secure is that?!)
  • Raise the age of retirement eventually to the age of 69. The French just rioted in the streets when their government tried to raise their retirement age to 60!!
  • Raise the threshold of how much of your income can be taxed for Social Security
  • Eliminate the child tax credit
  • Eliminate the mortgage interest deduction
  • Put a 15 cent tax on gasoline
  • Eliminate the tax free status of employer provided health care…in other words you’ll pay a tax on the health insurance you buy at work

And starting Jan. 1, 2011 the inheritance tax or death tax increases to 55%. That means if, for the sake of round numbers you have a 1 million dollar estate and hope to leave your family with no money worries…forget about that!!! All those years you worked to take care of your family were for nothing. The government will get 55%. So, out of 1 million dollars the government would get $55o,000 and the family would get $450,000.

How fair is that? This is one of the worst presidents in our history and he needs to be taken to the proverbial woodshed via elections…

© 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.


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Woman Dies After Docs Miss Toilet Brush Embedded in Buttocks – Incredible Health –

Woman Dies After Docs Miss Toilet Brush Embedded in Buttocks – Incredible Health

Read this seemingly unbelievable but true story about socialized  medicine at it’s “best”…from one of the countries our own government is looking to as the model when “reforming” our healthcare.

I’m afraid this is what we have to look forward to…the shaft…

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John Stossel and the Food Police

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I left a comment on John’s blog concerning this issue. You see, this takes away individual responsibility and opens the door for the government to rule every aspect of your life. That’s just what we need in this country now…less individual responsibility…NOT!

At first glance I’m sure there will be many who will say, “Dude, this is a great idea!” A lot are the same people that march in “protest marches” against “the Man”, “Big Brother” and “the evil Empire” known as the US government. So, now they want to let “the Man” manage your table and diet.

A wise man said, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

This particular issues steams me on a personal level. You see for years I was extremely thin…anorexic actually. I counted every calorie that went into my body and walked at the track and rode my exercise bike as much as 30 miles a day, but never less than 5 miles. I was obsessed.

But, then life…Mother Nature or fate intervened. At the age of 28 I had my first episode of NON-smoking lung cancer…in my right lung. Thirteen years later, a second episode struck my body, this time in my left lung. I had absolutely none of the risk factors for cancer in general and lung cancer in particular. No, none! I had never lived with a smoker, picked up a cigarette…blah, blah, blah… You tell me why…doctors are stumped…unless…

Unless the cancer is related to the several autoimmune disorders that decided to attack my body at a fairly young age. These illness attack internal organs…

The next thing that started happening was rounds and rounds of different types of medications prescribed by the very supposedly health conscience doctors attending my illnesses. There’s one thing they don’t tell you about these medications…many of them have hidden side effects…one in particular…weight gain.

Oh yeah, it happens. So, even though I have always tried to maintain a healthy diet and stay as active as my disease ridden body will allow, I gained weight on these meds. I’m not the only one this has happened too. Who can forget the shock the world expressed when they saw comedian Jerry Lewis in 2002 after he revealed poor health and the side effects the medications caused on his body. At least a 45 pound weight gain…

So, I say, “fat tax”? No way!! How about taking that discrimination and putting it where the sun doesn’t shine?

© 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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