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March Photo A Day Challenge

Now, this looks like fun. This is a link to March Photo A Day Challenge.

It has a calendar with a daily word for inspiration for a photo. Today’s is “Up.” One doesn’t need a fancy camera, in fact, many just use the camera on their phones.

Upload the shots onto your favorite social media. I’ve gotten together with some virtual “social media” friends to share our photographs. It will be nice to share our creativity.

(h/t Price Benowitz LLP.)

Freedom of Religion……

I’ve been kinda grumpy today. I must have a Newt hangover.  He came to visit the West Jawja area and I had tired of hearing about it, so I am not going to talk about it.

Moving on to other crazy people, there is Congressman Phil Gingrey, Republican from the 11th district of Jawja. Oh, that’s DOCTOR Gingrey,  pro life OB-GYN.

A friend dropped this letter from Dr. Gingrey into my email box this morning…….

Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me to express your opinion regarding Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that will require mandatory coverage of contraceptives, sterilization, and abortifacients for religious institutions. As your Congressman, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and welcome every opportunity to be of service.

As you may know, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced on January 20, 2012 that an agency regulation stemming from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148)—commonly referred to as ObamaCare—will require mandatory coverage of contraceptives, sterilization, and abortifacients, regardless of whether such coverage infringes upon the religious rights of individuals or businesses.

I believe that this regulation is a direct assault on our constitutionally protected right of freedom of religion. Employers must now choose between offering health insurance coverage to their employees or risk federal penalties if they exercise their religious beliefs. Religious charities will now have to choose between their convictions and providing food, clothing, medical care, and education to those who are most in need.

Unfortunately, many religious institutions have reported that they will be forced to close their doors rather than compromise their religious beliefs. Currently, religious employers include charities, hospitals, community clinics, universities, and other non-profits that provide free services to millions of Americans and insurance coverage for their employees.

To that end, Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) has introduced legislation – H.R. 1179, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 – that would permit a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services that are contrary to the religious beliefs of the sponsor, issuer, or other entity. Furthermore, this important issue of conscience protection was the subject of a hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held on November 2, 2011.

As a cosponsor of H.R. 1179 and a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, please be assured that I will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Sincerely, Blah Blah blah

Energy and Commerce committee? Ooooo-Kay!

I was under the impression that “Freedom of Religion” was meant for the individuals practicing a religion, not the religious institutions. I thought the religious institutions existed because people came together to create them.

 

 

Because writing a note keeps me polite and civil…. sometimes.

If I had called them up, I would have yelled, cussed and started ranting. But, as a former call center employee, I know that isn’t really effective. So, I just send polite notes.

Dear Mortgage Company,

Last night I tried to give you money, like I always do through your website on the 28th. First, I got a message that my password was wrong. I changed it and I got the same message again. I told you the name of the street I grew up and then I was redirected to another mortgage payment site. Typed in my username and password 3 times and was locked out.

Reverend Al came on tee vee, so I suspended this frustrating exercise. I have to have my daily dose of preaching.

This morning, I pulled up the original website. Put in my username and password 3 times and was locked out. Changed the password and proceeded to “Speed Pay” (?) and completed my transaction.

I WANT y’all to have my payment every month in a timely manner. I use the Internets because it is (allegedly) convenient and the one time I mailed in a payment it “disappeared.” Your website is starting to give me the impression you just don’t want my money.

I think next time I have to go through all that nonsense; I’ll bypass it all and just mail you the freakin’ keys. K?

Your “Under Water” Customer,

Boohunney

How come……

There is a BIG Newt event in Carroll County tomorrow, right next to Spruill County. I can’t find anything on the internet or his website regarding this?. Hummmm….. or the papers…. just sayin’…..

$3.58 a gallon here in Spruill County, Jawja.

Yes, gas prices are through the roof. It is of great concern in the Metro Atlanta area. We commute further, by automobile, than nearly any other population in the country. My more conservative friends blame our President for this spike in prices. Bring up speculators and one will lose the attention of these lost souls (unless they are “Libertarians” and worship at the Christo – Objectivist Temple.)

Memories are short regarding gas price trends by some folks.

I have a “friendly” reminder, bless their hearts.

Letter to my dear friend, Cheryl Heddesin Foyle.

Boohunney is a longtime reader and commenter from the Great State of Georgia. She’ll be checking in occasionally.

Dear Cheryl:

I MUST respond to your social media rant that having a gas hog is an ‘merican right offline.

In the past, freedom was not free. And it wasn’t meant to fill cars up with gas or for commodities. It WAS about freedom. In WWII people had to recycle, grow victory gardens, men were DRAFTED (and BTW, I am FOR reinstating the draft), gas was rationed (OMG! In our lifetime they talked about it during the embargo in the 1970’s.) Textiles went to the military first, so dungarees were expensive and the patches that were on your own clothes were worn with pride. People volunteered. Women rolled bandages and were members of the Red Cross.

I could go on. But, it seems to me ‘mericans think being supportive of FREEDOM is buying a magnetic yellow ribbon from China for a huge old hunky gas hog and wars are fought to keep a few folks rolling in dough.
Just sayin’.

With all due respect,

Boohunney

P.S. Bowling with Sherri Stately Ayers next week? Call me!

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