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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well,... this afternoon I planned on writing a post about lovely Spring "daffodils"...but then I happened across this next piece of legislation that President Obama has decided would be good for us, & my blood is boiling!.....Yet another bit of "change" promised by our new president & quickly & quietly voted through!....He has now decided to "do away" with the idea of commercial airplane pilots being able to have accessibility to a gun in case of an emergency of some kind, highjacking, terrorists, etc!?....Are you serious!?....Mr. Obama, not all of us are lucky enough to have access to "Airforce One"!.....All of us need to use regular air service & I for one was thrilled to know that the pilot of any plane I happen to be a passender in,.... knows how & is able to have a firearm in case of some horrific emergency!....Now you have decided to stop the training "mid- stream"????
I realize "budget cuts" definitely need to be made, but having state & federal governments cutting things like this, as well as closing libraries & laying off firemen in our communities, in order to prove the point is ridiculous!....I know these are areas that make some people think things are really getting done, but I disagree. Let's instead, do something that really matters & would make huge differences in our country.....How about STOP printing more money, we don't have, just to give to banking establishments that continue to spend & abuse it! How about letting them just go down, like any other business that fails to work!....Let them hit rock bottom!....Then & only then, honest, hard-working & smaller institutions could begin to take their place. Maybe then some progress could be made!
I realize though, this is not what this administration wants. This administration is only interested in making this country one "huge government run business"!....It seems that until this country is comsumed by "socialism", President Obama & the Democrats will not rest!....
I think we all better be paying close attention to what is going on, because this bunch is doing everything it can for us to be "government owned"....not a situatition I will accept... & one I will fight against every step of the way!


Pedaling March 19, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

i stand by you.
shoulder to shoulder.

DeDe Ray March 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

Okay...I love your blog and I agree with you on the airplane thing. Unfortunately, there will NEVER be a President who is able to satisfy everyone in the world (or even just our country)with all of his choices, democrat or republican. Doesn't mean you can't get worked up about it. But I do have to comment that the bailout started with President Bush and Obama's team has come in to try to finish his job with a little more restrictions. In September when they started to hand out the money, there was absolutely no restrictions. The money was alread set aside and planned by the previous administration, in fact, they had wanted it to be more. Just had to say...Sorry. I still love your blog though!!! :)

mysteryhistorymom March 19, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

Heidi- Just one more thing to back up how I feel about our new president. Extremely disappointed- and that's putting it mildly. I had no idea about this news, Heidi. I already don't like to fly and this is the cherry on top. Unbelievable. Lori

Schotzy March 19, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

Couldnt agree more, Heidi!

Joanne Kennedy March 19, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

I have not heard this one! To be honest I don't think I can say anything he has done has been to my satisfaction. I knew this country was going to go down hill if he got into office. I just didn't think it was going to happen this fast.

I did hear today that they will no longer be as hard on the people in our country who are not legal. They say unless they commit a crime they are going to leave them alone. Hello! Isn't sneaking into our country working without paying tax commiting a crime? It was the last time I checked buy hey maybe this has been changed too.

I think this guy (I refuse to even acknowlege him as my president) is only going to get us deeper and deeper into trouble.

I'm so proud to say I DIDN'T vote for him.


Kass March 19, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

Agree with you 100%...Its terrifying about the guns- didnt know that. he pilots NEED them. I hate flying- this ut makes it worse. We had 4 good friends die on the twin towers- it is way tooclose to home for me.

Terry March 19, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

I am with you sister 100%
I am daily shocked and outraged and angered by this person who calls himself the President.
Yet he can travel around spending tax dollars ,ignore the voice of the public,spend time on Basketball,going on talk shows .
No he is neither a celebrity nor a messiah by any means and at this point a very poor leader.
Thank you for allowing me to finally share all this with someone. I have felt so alone .
Now back to the arrival of spring .
Your blog has so richly blessed my day thank you for that .

Frippery March 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM  

I think until we stand behind a third party of the real PEOPLE that make up the majority of this country the government will continue to grow. I have to say right now policies are being pushed through without even letting us know what is going on. Stop spending our money without asking us! And please stop spending money that doesn't even exist! I am so insulted that this administration feels we are too stupid to have a say in what goes on in our government. I don't need a daddy to care of me I need a government that takes care of our infrastructure and provides defense so that we can pursue life, liberty and happiness. Whew, I feel better!

Emily March 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM  

Amen Sister! Oh what to do? What to do? My parents bought three guns and got their concealed weapons permits before the first of the year, because they worried about how Obama would change the gun laws. Now I wish I would have done the same. Who knows what he will do next?

Elizabeth March 19, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

If a gun goes off on an airplane, the plane will go down. What's the point? They, and the flight attendants should be trained in hand-to-hand combat.
Is a government run by businesses any better?

Cathy March 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM  

I just wanted to say that I so agree with you! I did not vote for the man and I do not support him or his crooked ways. Lots of prayers is the only thing I know to do.

Cathy ♥

Fleur de Bee March 19, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

AMEN!! I never talk politics on my blog but I will just say that my Late Grandfather who was a US Senator for years is rolling in his grave and I am pretty irritated too!

DeDe Ray March 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

So I hate to post yet again on this subject and it will be my last. I didn't realize this was a political blog or I would never have read it. But I just have to ask the other commentors how the PRESIDENT (yes, no matter what, he is the President of the United States) is so crooked and ruined our country within 3 months?? Do you really believe this? And if you do, what do you think about the President of the last 8 years.

So, Joanne, do you think we would have been better to vote another to keep the same party in that got us here today? Because our country went downhill a long time ago.

Terry...a poor leader? Again, what about the last 8 years??

Frippery...I think you are right, it's time some "real" people get in there.

Cathy...Obama's crooked ways?? You must have him confused with the last President.

And Fleur de Bee...I'm sure your Grandfather was rolling for at least the last four years. I know other Republicans that where.

All of that, being said by me, a Republican who is disappointed in such disregard to ANYONE, no matter the party, who is trying to fix something that was handed to him already broken. Even President Bush is not putting down Obama because he knows what he handed him. Maybe if everyone quite fighting and started working together, we could get through this mess.

I'm sure I just ticked a bunch of you off, but I have to say I am very sad that my FAVORITE blog turned to this. Can we please get back to some spring, quilts and swaps?? PLEASE!!!

cakegirl March 20, 2009 at 5:25 AM  

DeDe, I'm in agreement with you. I will go to a political blog to talk politics, but I visit this blog for light chatter, swaps and to put a smile on my face. We have yet to have a perfect president, but I do believe each one tried to do his best. Obama is no different.

Liz March 20, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

Well. Here's my 2 cents that's probably not going to be worth 2 cents much longer with how everything's going.
Now, as many don't know, I'm a loud mouthed, good ole' Southern Belle. I'm skeptical and try to make sense of everything, though I can't. I didn't vote for our Mr. President. Too many things didn't feel right.
Now with that being said... If you're not going to give a pilot a gun, then at least train the pilot or co-pilot how to disarm someone. Train them how to neutralize a situation. I don't like guns. Best friend got shot several times many years ago. Kass, I understand. We had a plane crash here, about a mile from my parents house. But circumstances that life brings does not mean that we should "outlaw" them, or restrict certain people to use them. What's next, taking a police officer's gun away and handing him 50 rounds of pepper spray? If I'm on a plane, and some idiot has some bright idea to try to hijack the plane, I'd be more comfortable with the pilot plum shooting him, than risking the whole plane going down. Bluh.
Heidi, I'm right beside 'ya hun. :)

Liz March 20, 2009 at 7:32 AM  

And DeeDee Ray, it's not what you said about the conversation at hand that slightly ticked me off. Because no leader is going to be a "good leader." No leader is going to make everyone happy. And it's not a particular political party at fault of the BS the country is in. It's the particular leaders at hand. But what DID tick me off is you going off on a tangent just because Heidi expressed HER thoughts on HER blog yet you expect HER to blog about something ELSE on HER blog....... If that's something that's such a BIG issue for you, then just disregard this particular post, and wait for the next "non-controversial" post about Spring, swaps, and quilts. She doesn't go off on a wild political tangent every day, and she, like anyone else, has every given right to express her thoughts!

mommyholly March 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

First of all, I have to say that I agree 100 PERCENT with this post! No pilot should have to get on a plane without a gun and knowing how to use it. JUST IN CASE. I would feel much better if I were to fly knowing that my pilot was at least armed.

Secondly, this is HEIDI's BLOG. I believe that gives her the right to write about WHATVER she wants, whether that be politics, quilts, swaps, whatever. Blogs are a way for all of us to express our opinions about things, and just because this is a mainly fun and light-hearted blog, does NOT mean Heidi has to censor her blog in order to make you all happy. That is such crap. If you don't like a post, don't read it. Wait until the "spring, quilts, and swaps" are back. Geez, ridiculous.

PS. Heidi is my mom and she will ALWAYS express her opinion about things- if you don't like it, don't keep reading her blog. :)

Anonymous,  March 20, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

I totally agree and I appreciate your honesty in sharing! Someelse is upset with you for "going political," but I commend you! I had no idea this was going on and appreciate the information.

Some people say that these problems were created by our last President, because everyone always wants someone to point the finger at. Our county's problems were NOT created by one person! I think that everyone should take responsibiliy in their own faults!

Oh and P.S. you are right...SOCIALISM does not work! Those who are too ignorant to realize that is what is going on, should take a look back in History!

~K~,  March 20, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

I want my Pilot to fly the plane..PERIOD!! What they need to be trained in, is bring that plane to a fast and safe landing when there is suspected harm to the passengers and flight attendants....I am not in favor of a pilot leaving his LOCKED cockpit and waving a loaded gun at someone who more than likely is more trained and will shot to kill at whatever and whoever threatens them..!! I ask, How many times have you heard of a pilot having to leave his locked pit with his loaded gun since 9/11...??

And all this President Obama bashing...It's old!! Only 60 days into his presidency and its so, so old.

We do need to take responsibility for ourselves, but when you have elected officials who set the example for our country, running it into the ground as the Past Administration did/has....the end results are not going to be pretty, and Ladies...we are at the end results...!!!

Until your personally apart of all the facts, logistics and complete understanding of this financial downfall, lets let those who do know take care of the problem that HAS been created...!!!


BailiwickDesigns March 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

I wish the government would allow the country to get to the bottom, so it could pick itself up and start again. And let people do that too - a handout only helps a tiny bit anyway. What a lot of people need is re-education for new jobs - why can't government money be spent on that kind of help instead, I wonder? It seems like the government is trying to change a tire while the car is still rolling, and it can't be done. I can only pray we don't become a socialist nation.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps March 20, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

Well, after reading all these comments, I gotta add my 2 cents too!  If the pilot shoots INTO the terrorist, the plane won't go down! If the terrorist shoots the pilot, not only will the plane go down it will go down in YOUR neighborhood, "K"!!! (or any other innocent neighborhood). So we now have a president who has been in office for less than four months and has already spent more than ALL THE OTHER PRESIDENTS COMBINED SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON! What was left over (monitarily, appx $700,000) from the Bush admin, was spent in a flash, gone before our very eyes could see it! Pushed through congress, the house WITHOUT THEM READING ANY OF IT!  And now they want to push YET ANOTHER "STIMULOUS" bill through!  WHEN IS IT GOING TO STOP? They are printing money, without any gold behind it! Not even Germany or France would go along with what we are doing - their leaders laughed at our efforts to get behnd us!  The last 8 years haven't been very good, and in hind-sight a lot of things shouldn't have been done.  But we can SEE NOW what the future is bringing with this group of politicians: LESS WEALTHY, AND A LOT MORE POOR!  Economists have said we will NEVER get out from under these TRILLION DOLLARS DEFICITS the new president and cabinet is spending!Just one more thing; President Obama seems to be still campaigning - but he has the look of the "dear in the headlights" shock of REALLY RUNNING OUR COUNTRY!  He can talk the talk, but cannot walk the walk!
May God Bless us all!

Elise March 20, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

Preach it sister!! I agree 110%!! This guy is a little nutty in his "saving" plan. Whatever...
Happy Spring to you, Heidi!!

Rue March 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

I don't even watch the news anymore because of the stock market and I used to watch it every single day. To hear this is just another thing to make me shake my head and wonder what we're all going to do. The country is going down hill so fast it's making my head spin. So sad....

The Rustic Victorian March 20, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

Did you all know, part of his plans are to take "all" guns away from "every" american, if we are caught he will make it a "felony",,,even if we are caught with them buried on our property...right to bear arms...does that sound familiar? Better educate ourselves on who this joker realy is, not just what we are told by main street media, or repeating what others say. Get the facts. Write letters make phone calls. Get proactive. I am sick that my tax dollars are now going to fund abortions and embryonic stem cell research. It's murder. Socialism is here, now, we have been working up to it for many administrations. Hiedi do what ever you please with your blog, its your business. I am behind you all the is more than half of America. Dialogue is good. I thank President Bush for keeping me safe since 9-11. That is my biggest concern right now...another 9-11,,very, I think I have ruined my appetite, maby I will loose some weight.
One more,,socialized medicine has never worked anywhere, and know "who" your local leaders are and "what" they are about. I say get educated and get proactive.

Joanne Kennedy March 20, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

I had to come back to read all the comments. Looks like most everyone is behind what you posted. It's pretty hard for anyone to not think this loser has made the biggest mess of our country in the shortest amount of time.

Oh and a gun shot on a plane DOES NOT bring the plane down. That's only in the movies.

Don't you recall when 1/2 the top was ripped off that plane in Hawaii and it was able to land. A tiny bullet hole would not do much damage at all. Only in Hollywood.

Also, for the person who said they don't want the pilot to go out of the cabin to shot the Terrorist I think they forgot that the Terrorist broke down the doors to the cockpit. No one opened the doors for them.


Rhondi March 21, 2009 at 4:49 AM  

Hi Heidi
I agree with your 100 percent.
I usually don't read all the comments, but your previous poost got me curious!
Hugs, Rhondi

Liz March 21, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

Okay. Now it's my turn to tick a couple of people off.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps, abortion isn't murder. No matter what way you look at it... scientifically, religiously, or morally, abortion isn't murder. I can provide a plethora of references showing that. Many people claim that it is without actually doing the research on it and looking at the facts. (I'm not for or against abortion for anyone that wants to attempt to jump my case. I feel that certain circumstances leave no other choice. But I don't see it as a "get out of jail free card" either. People need to take responsibility of their actions.)

As far as being "sick that tax dollars are now going to fund abortions and embryonic stem cell research" ...I have one simple question to ask about that. What good came from Hitler? Has anyone here ever thought about that? I'm not condoning any motive behind Hitler's actions. I don't agree that all of those people needed to go through what they went through -- No one needs that treatment. But at least there was SOME good that came out of a treacherous situation. Efficient treatment of hypothermia, understanding of malaria, gas gangrene, tetanus, and syphilis. What's the point in asking that question? Because whether you agree with a particular action, motive, situation, etc or not, 9 times out of 10 you can find at least SOMETHING good come out of the situation. How is that? It's called balance. That's just how the world works. You have to have indifference in order to have love. You have to have fear in order to have confidence. You have to have weakness in order to have strength.

And as far as Mr. President changing the amendments, and allowing me to not bare arms... Well. Ya'll will be more than welcome to come on over. 'Cause when that happens, I'm sure you know what will more than just hit the fan. I've got a hyper puppy ready to dig me a hole for a bunker at any time I'll let her dig in the yard. (She's tried.) We're stocked up on "arms" and bullets. I fill every gallon jug of milk and 2 liter of pop we empty up with water and store it. We grow more veggies than we can eat in a year and can them. My mother was a Mormon for a very long time. If there was anything that stuck with me, it was this: be prepared.

You can't change the world. I can't change the world. But you can change your world. I can change mine.

Joanne, you're 100% correct. A bullet hole will not damage a plane to the point of it not being able to properly land. I said it before, I'll say it again. Give the pilot a gun. You can land with a dead terrorist. Can't land with a dead pilot. (unless by some crazy chance you have someone on your flight who knows how to fly.)

And another piece of food for thought.... Rome wasn't built in a day. Rome didn't fall in a day either. America is no different. Bush didn't screw up the country. Obama isn't screwing up the country. Clinton didn't screw it up. It's a little bit of everyone. It goes into the theory that no one will ever be able to make everyone happy. America is a big culture pot. What works for you isn't going to work for me. That's why united we stand, and divided we fall.

Christine Edwards March 21, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

Wow Heidi, you've really gotten everyone riled up. :-) But it's probably a good thing that people are that passionate about how they see their country is being run, and how their tax dollars are being spent. So, congrats to you for stepping up and speaking your piece.

onlymehere March 21, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

Heidi, I hadn't seen this post until I read you post today about the lady who blogged about you. I agree that your blog should be what you want it to be about. My blog is family, sewing, food storage and whatever else hits my fancy for the day. I've only blogged about politics once but that's bz it was a topic like this one was for you, it made me so upset. You keep blogging about whatever you want. I love your blog and don't have time to comment much but I keep coming back for more! No matter anyone's views on what they think of Obama this is your blog and you have the right to speak your mind!! Cindy

P.S. I happen to agree with you wholeheartedly. Just think 9/11 might not have been such a HUGE disaster and loss of life if the pilots had guns and the crew had been taught to fight back. Things were much different back them.

PatQ March 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

I wouldn't worry too much about them doing the airplane thing again. When and if they attack again it's going to be some other way. They know everyone is stuck on the airplane thing so we'll be on the look out for that. They will do it some other way. I personally do not want a gun on the plane at all. It's an invitation to disaster. Planes are extremely crowded and a nervous pilot will not have good aim. Besides if there's a situation I want the pilot working on getting the plane to land. Not shooting people.
Bin Laden did so much more damage to our country then just 9/11. He has torn us apart at the roots. Blame him for the way the country is. Instead of everyone blaming either the right or the left. We have to all come together as a nation and join together and stick our tongues out at him. This insider fighting over petty issues is ridiculous.

Liz March 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

But, PatQ, it's not just Bin Laden to blame. It's a combo of many people. And how do you know a nervous pilot won't have good aim? Are you a pilot? Have you been in that situation? Have you been in a situation where you have to kill or be killed? What about our troops? I'm sure they're nervous as they're stuck in sand, facing the sunrise of the enemy. Do they still have bad aim? What about our scout snipers? They're paid to have good aim. Does that mean they're emotionless, and just don't get nervous? What about our police forces? All of these people are trained. The pilots would be too. Well. Not anymore. :)

(And I'm not trying to point fingers at anyone or ridicule anyone. I ask all of these questions to hopefully get people to open their minds and think about things.)

PatQ March 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

Let me start this with my youngest son is a proud Marine. And I can assure you he would be a nervous wreck shooting a gun in a plane full of innocent bystanders, and he's a highly trained sharp shooter.
Yes, it is several scared people that we have to blame for this. But who started our fear?? They can attack us anywhere anytime. Are we all to carry around guns and live our lives in this fear? My son volunteered for the Marines after 9/11. Let them take care of this and not our pilots or us.

Linda March 21, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

JMO but pilots need to fly. That is what air marshalls on the planes are for, having the guns and defending the plane. My father through the military has known air marshalls, I want them to have that job not my pilot.
Plus I like him working on changing the good old boy Washington we have had for to long!

Louise March 22, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

I had not heard about this piece. Makes me more than a little uneasy as well. I totally agree about the government-run business. Scares me to DEATH!!

Well-written post.

Liz March 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

PatQ, first off I never said anything about a sharp shooter shooting anything on a plane. If you're a Marine and you've taken oath to protect your country, there's no nervousness about it. You sign your life off into a contract. There's no room for emotion in the line of duty. Obviously you have never been in war, and obviously you've never been put in that situation. Which furthermore, as a woman, is why I believe that most women SHOULDN'T be presidential leaders.

And I never said there were many "scared" people to blame either. This situation doesn't scare me. Does it scare you? Why should it? There's nothing to be afraid of, assuming you're prepared for whatever may come. But, after all, there's no such thing as being fully prepared.

People have obviously lost their sense of patriotism. People need to stop worrying about POLITICS and renew their PATRIOTISM. Left and right wings don't mean a thing in the face of disaster.

As far as changing the "good ole' boy" Washington... What do you think we were built on?!?!!?!? You do realize that when we first came here, all of the men of the colonies were Bible and gun clinging glorified rednecks right?! Do you honestly think any of that is REALLY going to change? I doubt it. And I can assure you that once they start stripping us of certain rights that we've had since oh I don't know... the second amendment came around in 1789... Yeah I'm sure you're going to have some ticked off people who are going to revolt against that.

You put faith in your President. I'll put faith in my America.

cedwards55 March 22, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

Heidi, I read your blog but have never commented. I'm behind you 100% of the way. Pat you can put your faith in America or in the president. It doesn't matter. My faith.... I'm putting it in God!

NadineC March 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM  

Ok...Heidi - I do believe you have the right to post anything you want on your blog. The one thing I HAVEN'T seen anyone actively involved in checking this news story out. So far, Snopes has nothing, but Urban Legends says it's not true, and even Fox News denies it (as does the TSA). I want to reserve my judgement on this until it can be confirmed or denied, based on facts, rather than biased news stories, and wildfire posts, which add nothing but to spread possible untruths, and get people riled up.

Liz March 23, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

I won't get into a religious debate here, but to each their own.

Just because someone's not posting links every second of every minute, doesn't mean someone's not actively pursuing what's going on. SO here you go:

Here's the denial article

So you've got one group saying one thing, and another group saying another.... What else is new?

Joy March 27, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

Amen, Heidi Sista. Well said, but this country is doomed--it ain't gonna make a comeback. It's only a matter of time before God judges this nation for our sin and unbelief. The only thing that is going to 'save' us is saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Joy March 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

Well, I need to address 'Liz' on her statement about abortion not being murder. Well, Liz, I invite you to google 'photos of aborted babies' and tell me an abortion is not murder. Get off the Denial Wagon!

Connie March 28, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

Ooooohmygosh, kindred spirits. I weep for my country, ladies. Thank you ALL for speaking up. I'm with you 100% and just hope we can make it through this administration........
xoxo to all of you,

Lisa March 29, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

I'm Pleased I found someone who feels the way I do!

Hugs Lisa

Q April 3, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

This is why I don't watch TV or read the paper, etc. It's rediculous. Our terrorist president (Weather Underground) is disarming the pilots?

Sorry, but if I can't fly armed, I think the pilots should be!

Lavender hearts April 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

Hi, I haven't visited for a while so thought I'd catch up. I think this is a topic that divides the Brits and Americans - I personally don't think guns of any kind are good and 1 gun against even 2 terrorists (trained killers) is probably not going to make any difference.

Nothing to do with politics, but I do like Obama's wife and I love the fact that she is going to have her own veg patch, that did make me chuckle! :-)

Anonymous,  June 8, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

Good thinking!! I am so thankful to have found a writer who THINKS!!! Mr. Obama is so busy trying to convince everyone that he is empowered. Bah-humbug! and thank you for saying it better than I ever could have!

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