Saturday, March 29, 2014

Politics (now you will never read it;) bwahahahahaha)

Today I went to the El Paso County Republican Assembly to support a candidate running for Sheriff. I went not knowing for sure I would support him or not, John Anderson. He was the former Sheriff before our now infamous Sheriff Maketa (I'm a huge fan of Maketa - he stood up for our rights as Americans when others did not).
Sheriff Maketa was putting his name and reputation behind Anderson and not the front runner, Bill Elder.
I had a private conversation with Sheriff Maketa...then I met John Anderson.

Putting your name behind a candidate is a very personal thing to me.
Politics suck but I am a Mom and I care about the future for my I'm going to CARE.
I'm going to read everything I can about those running for office.
If I can I want to meet them.

I know my friends get sick of seeing my political posts on Facebook..I don't mind. Maybe I can help one person realize the truth about a candidate and which might be suited best for a job. Maybe not even the candidate I support...but at least you go out their educated.
Ignorant people just don't know.
Stupid people know but ignore or dismiss.

I sorta liked Paul Ryan awhile back...and then...he put together the Ryan/Murray budget...BAM! No more respect from me. That was the biggest load of crap.

There will never be a candidate that fits all my criteria so I'm always gonna have to make concessions. (I'm a fiscally conservative Wiccan that is pro life (I don't believe in the death penalty either) and I'm pro gay marriage....I also don't care for the attacks on Christians of late. I believe in my constitutional rights and YOURS.)
Oh...and I'm anti drug...I'm a MOM with three Children! Of course I'm anti -drug.
So I'm not a Libertarian, a Republican, a Democrat...or any of the other political parties.
I'm an Independent in its truest form and I WANT to believe in someone....
...but I'm going to have to make a concession here and there, I know this.

When I share the information I share I want you to read it. Don't agree, fine. BUT CARE. Be nice. Use good matters (that's hard sometimes because ignorant people learn, stupid people will argue....stupid within any party).

John Anderson did not win the votes to make the ballot, Bill Elder did.
What do we do now?
Everything I have read and heard Bill Elder makes him NOT a great or even good choice. Some one tonight told me, "He won? I'm not voting for him."

Do we find an independent to run against Bill Elder?
I don't have money to put behind any candidate...all I have is the internet.
Do you even care?

The Governors race is coming up...2014 is going to be something...
Will you go to the ballot stupid? ignorant? or educated?

The following articles and/or videos are only half the problem...

I heard a comedian (I can't remember who it was or I would give them credit)...
...Politicians should be like race car drivers... the politicans that receive big money should have to wear patches on their suits so we know who paid for their vote.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Something not political!!!

I have found I don't care for the 'mixes' you can buy of gluten free 'flour'...I like the brownies and cakes though.
I wanted to make Pancakes for my five favorite three and my 'Boy'-friends. One of the Children has Celiacs so we are very careful. One of the others has a life threatening allergy to all nuts...gluten/nut free I can do now. A lot of gluten free stuff is 'nutified'...
I'll have a few notes at the bottom...

I made it up as I went but wrote it down (small miracle)...

Mix Dry ingredients in large bowl

1 Cup tapioca starch
1 Cup brown rice flour
1 Cup sweet sorghum flour
2 Cups white rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Guar Gum
1 tsp Xantham Gum
8 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
4 Tbs sugar

In a seperate bowl mix the wet ingredients

1 quart buttermilk
4 eggs
1/2 Cup butter melted
2 tsp vanilla

When everything is ready pour the wet into the dry and not over stir.

Then cook your pancakes the way you regularly would but as with all gluten free batters will need to spread them out a bit and you will not get pretty circles.
Makes enough to feed two 9 year old boys, one 10 year old boy and two 12 year old girls that love pancakes and one Mom. If you need to feed the Dad too...make some eggs to distract the boys a bit away from the pancakes.

That's a lot of different flours I used. I know. You HAVE to have the tapioca starch for sure. As for the rice flours you probably could use one kind...I have no idea about the sweet sorghum flour...I figure it says 'sweet'....I should use about a cup;).
Guar Gum and Xantham Gum are not interchangeable but many recipes only call for one or the other....always use both. If a recipe calls for 2 tsp of Guar Gum use one of Guar Gum the other makes a difference.
They also require an acid to activate them. In these pancakes the buttermilk is the acid. When baking bread type recipes call for vinegar but you will get a tiny bit of a better flavor if you use lemon juice (not the kind you squeeze from a bottle, the kind you squeeze from a lemon).
You also should know you will have to take out an extra mortgage for the Gum's but you don't use that much and if you have someone with celiacs it's worth it so the family can have yummy things to eat and person with Celiacs will stay safe and healthy.

Also note Gluten Free baking is easy, fun and always a science experiment....I've thrown away some doozies!!!
It's usually not 'attractive' and it's lumpy looking...go for flavor.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Voting- The ACA...per another blog;)

Voting- The ACA

We all have reasons we vote for whom we vote...
We support life
We support choice
We support free stuff
We support workers rights

I could go on but as I said above we all have our reasons.
...but are your reasons reasonable or are you fooling yourself to think they are reasonable?

I'd like to take on those that support/ed the Affordable Care Act.

Firstly our Insurance Industry was crooked a disaster and often unfair. It needed to be overhauled for sure.
The ACA had(s) a really great part to it...something I support with my whole heart.
Those with preexisting conditions can not be turned down.

Now to be reasonable...with a clip for you to watch so maybe you will understand. comes down to ..." have to pass it to know what's in it..."
This is/was SERIOUS legislation that will change our nation...and " have to pass it to read it..."?!

Maybe I'm just pretending to be reasonable here but can you support (vote for) someone who voted for legislation..any legislation.

Would you like to look up your own incumbents and see how they voted? If they voted 'yes' I implore you to spread the word and perhaps say, 'maybe your just pretending to be reasonable' as to why they should not be voted in to office EVER again.

(Please read all the way to the bottom.)

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes On Passage of the Bill "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590 as Amended) Christmas Eve, December 24, 2009.
  • YEAs: 60
  • NAYs: 39
  • Not Voting: 1
By State:
  • Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay
  • Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
  • Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay
  • Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
  • California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
  • Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea
  • Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
  • Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
  • Florida: LeMieux (R-FL), Nay Nelson (D-FL), Yea
  • Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay
  • Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea
  • Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Nay Risch (R-ID), Nay
  • Illinois: Burris (D-IL), Yea Durbin (D-IL), Yea
  • Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Nay
  • Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Yea
  • Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Nay
  • Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Not Voting McConnell (R-KY), Nay
  • Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Nay
  • Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay
  • Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
  • Massachusetts: Kerry (D-MA), Yea Kirk (D-MA), Yea
  • Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
  • Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
  • Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Wicker (R-MS), Nay
  • Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Nay McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
  • Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea
  • Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Nay Nelson (D-NE), Yea
  • Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
  • New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Nay Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
  • New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
  • New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
  • New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
  • North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay Hagan (D-NC), Yea
  • North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
  • Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
  • Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
  • Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Yea Wyden (D-OR), Yea
  • Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Specter (D-PA), Yea
  • Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
  • South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay Graham (R-SC), Nay
  • South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Nay
  • Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay Corker (R-TN), Nay
  • Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
  • Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay Hatch (R-UT), Nay
  • Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Yea
  • Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Yea Webb (D-VA), Yea
  • Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
  • West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
  • Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea
  • Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Nay Enzi (R-WY), Nay

House Roll Call:

U.S. House Roll Call Votes On Passage of the Bill "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590) Sunday, March 21, 2010.
  • YEAs: 219 (Voting yes were 219 Democrats and 0 Republicans)
  • NAYs: 212 (Voting no were 34 Democrats and 178 Republicans)
(There are 4 vacancies in the 435-member House.)
By State:
Democrats -- Bright, N; Davis, N.
Republicans -- Aderholt, N; Bachus, N; Bonner, N; Griffith, N; Rogers, N.
Republicans -- Young, N.
Democrats -- Giffords, Y; Grijalva, Y; Kirkpatrick, Y; Mitchell, Y; Pastor, Y.
Republicans -- Flake, N; Franks, N; Shadegg, N.
Democrats -- Berry, N; Ross, N; Snyder, Y.
Republicans -- Boozman, N.
Democrats -- Baca, Y; Becerra, Y; Berman, Y; Capps, Y; Cardoza, Y; Chu, Y; Costa, Y; Davis, Y; Eshoo, Y; Farr, Y; Filner, Y; Garamendi, Y; Harman, Y; Honda, Y; Lee, Y; Lofgren, Zoe, Y; Matsui, Y; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, Y; Napolitano, Y; Pelosi, Y; Richardson, Y; Roybal-Allard, Y; Sanchez, Linda T., Y; Sanchez, Loretta, Y; Schiff, Y; Sherman, Y; Speier, Y; Stark, Y; Thompson, Y; Waters, Y; Watson, Y; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, Y.
Republicans -- Bilbray, N; Bono Mack, N; Calvert, N; Campbell, N; Dreier, N; Gallegly, N; Herger, N; Hunter, N; Issa, N; Lewis, N; Lungren, Daniel E., N; McCarthy, N; McClintock, N; McKeon, N; Miller, Gary, N; Nunes, N; Radanovich, N; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N.
Democrats -- DeGette, Y; Markey, Y; Perlmutter, Y; Polis, Y; Salazar, Y.
Republicans -- Coffman, N; Lamborn, N.
Democrats -- Courtney, Y; DeLauro, Y; Himes, Y; Larson, Y; Murphy, Y.
Republicans -- Castle, N.
Democrats -- Boyd, Y; Brown, Corrine, Y; Castor, Y; Grayson, Y; Hastings, Y; Klein, Y; Kosmas, Y; Meek, Y; Wasserman Schultz, Y.
Republicans -- Bilirakis, N; Brown-Waite, Ginny, N; Buchanan, N; Crenshaw, N; Diaz-Balart, L., N; Diaz-Balart, M., N; Mack, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Posey, N; Putnam, N; Rooney, N; Ros-Lehtinen, N; Stearns, N; Young, N.
Democrats -- Barrow, N; Bishop, Y; Johnson, Y; Lewis, Y; Marshall, N; Scott, Y.
Republicans -- Broun, N; Deal, N; Gingrey, N; Kingston, N; Linder, N; Price, N; Westmoreland, N.
Democrats -- Hirono, Y.
Democrats -- Minnick, N.
Republicans -- Simpson, N.
Democrats -- Bean, Y; Costello, Y; Davis, Y; Foster, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Halvorson, Y; Hare, Y; Jackson, Y; Lipinski, N; Quigley, Y; Rush, Y; Schakowsky, Y.
Republicans -- Biggert, N; Johnson, N; Kirk, N; Manzullo, N; Roskam, N; Schock, N; Shimkus, N.
Democrats -- Carson, Y; Donnelly, Y; Ellsworth, Y; Hill, Y; Visclosky, Y.
Republicans -- Burton, N; Buyer, N; Pence, N; Souder, N.
Democrats -- Boswell, Y; Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans -- King, N; Latham, N.
Democrats -- Moore, Y.
Republicans -- Jenkins, N; Moran, N; Tiahrt, N.
Democrats -- Chandler, N; Yarmuth, Y.
Republicans -- Davis, N; Guthrie, N; Rogers, N; Whitfield, N.
Democrats -- Melancon, N.
Republicans -- Alexander, N; Boustany, N; Cao, N; Cassidy, N; Fleming, N; Scalise, N.
Democrats -- Michaud, Y; Pingree, Y.
Democrats -- Cummings, Y; Edwards, Y; Hoyer, Y; Kratovil, N; Ruppersberger, Y; Sarbanes, Y; Van Hollen, Y.
Republicans -- Bartlett, N.
Democrats -- Capuano, Y; Delahunt, Y; Frank, Y; Lynch, N; Markey, Y; McGovern, Y; Neal, Y; Olver, Y; Tierney, Y; Tsongas, Y.
Democrats -- Conyers, Y; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Kilpatrick, Y; Levin, Y; Peters, Y; Schauer, Y; Stupak, Y.
Republicans -- Camp, N; Ehlers, N; Hoekstra, N; McCotter, N; Miller, N; Rogers, N; Upton, N.
Democrats -- Ellison, Y; McCollum, Y; Oberstar, Y; Peterson, N; Walz, Y.
Republicans -- Bachmann, N; Kline, N; Paulsen, N.
Democrats -- Childers, N; Taylor, N; Thompson, Y.
Republicans -- Harper, N.
Democrats -- Carnahan, Y; Clay, Y; Cleaver, Y; Skelton, N.
Republicans -- Akin, N; Blunt, N; Emerson, N; Graves, N; Luetkemeyer, N.
Republicans -- Rehberg, N.
Republicans -- Fortenberry, N; Smith, N; Terry, N.
Democrats -- Berkley, Y; Titus, Y.
Republicans -- Heller, N.
Democrats -- Hodes, Y; Shea-Porter, Y.
Democrats -- Adler, N; Andrews, Y; Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Rothman, Y; Sires, Y.
Republicans -- Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, N; Lance, N; LoBiondo, N; Smith, N.
Democrats -- Heinrich, Y; Lujan, Y; Teague, N.
Democrats -- Ackerman, Y; Arcuri, N; Bishop, Y; Clarke, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Hall, Y; Higgins, Y; Hinchey, Y; Israel, Y; Lowey, Y; Maffei, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; McMahon, N; Meeks, Y; Murphy, Y; Nadler, Y; Owens, Y; Rangel, Y; Serrano, Y; Slaughter, Y; Tonko, Y; Towns, Y; Velazquez, Y; Weiner, Y.
Republicans -- King, N; Lee, N.
Democrats -- Butterfield, Y; Etheridge, Y; Kissell, N; McIntyre, N; Miller, Y; Price, Y; Shuler, N; Watt, Y.
Republicans -- Coble, N; Foxx, N; Jones, N; McHenry, N; Myrick, N.
Democrats -- Pomeroy, Y.
Democrats -- Boccieri, Y; Driehaus, Y; Fudge, Y; Kaptur, Y; Kilroy, Y; Kucinich, Y; Ryan, Y; Space, N; Sutton, Y; Wilson, Y.
Republicans -- Austria, N; Boehner, N; Jordan, N; LaTourette, N; Latta, N; Schmidt, N; Tiberi, N; Turner, N.
Democrats -- Boren, N.
Republicans -- Cole, N; Fallin, N; Lucas, N; Sullivan, N.
Democrats -- Blumenauer, Y; DeFazio, Y; Schrader, Y; Wu, Y.
Republicans -- Walden, N.
Democrats -- Altmire, N; Brady, Y; Carney, Y; Dahlkemper, Y; Doyle, Y; Fattah, Y; Holden, N; Kanjorski, Y; Murphy, Patrick, Y; Schwartz, Y; Sestak, Y.
Republicans -- Dent, N; Gerlach, N; Murphy, Tim, N; Pitts, N; Platts, N; Shuster, N; Thompson, N.
Democrats -- Kennedy, Y; Langevin, Y.
Democrats -- Clyburn, Y; Spratt, Y.
Republicans -- Barrett, N; Brown, N; Inglis, N; Wilson, N.
Democrats -- Herseth Sandlin, N.
Democrats -- Cohen, Y; Cooper, Y; Davis, N; Gordon, Y; Tanner, N.
Republicans -- Blackburn, N; Duncan, N; Roe, N; Wamp, N.
Democrats -- Cuellar, Y; Doggett, Y; Edwards, N; Gonzalez, Y; Green, Al, Y; Green, Gene, Y; Hinojosa, Y; Jackson Lee, Y; Johnson, E. B., Y; Ortiz, Y; Reyes, Y; Rodriguez, Y.
Republicans -- Barton, N; Brady, N; Burgess, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Gohmert, N; Granger, N; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Olson, N; Paul, N; Poe, N; Sessions, N; Smith, N; Thornberry, N.
Democrats -- Matheson, N.
Republicans -- Bishop, N; Chaffetz, N.
Democrats -- Welch, Y.
Democrats -- Boucher, N; Connolly, Y; Moran, Y; Nye, N; Perriello, Y; Scott, Y.
Republicans -- Cantor, N; Forbes, N; Goodlatte, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, N.
Democrats -- Baird, Y; Dicks, Y; Inslee, Y; Larsen, Y; McDermott, Y; Smith, Y.
Republicans -- Hastings, N; McMorris Rodgers, N; Reichert, N.
Democrats -- Mollohan, Y; Rahall, Y.
Republicans -- Capito, N.
Democrats -- Baldwin, Y; Kagen, Y; Kind, Y; Moore, Y; Obey, Y.
Republicans -- Petri, N; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans -- Lummis, N.
This isn't ablaut Republican vs Democrat although when you look at the names and yeas and nays it might look like it.

The 2014 midterm election is coming up this November. The LAW that was passed has been changed (most likely illegally by President Obama and is going to court again).

The delays that the President has implemented are both after the the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 elections.
Maybe I'm just pretending to be reasonable, but if you think your own elected official (if they voted 'yea') with out reading this legislation making it LAW will not effect you personally  I think you should start reading.
Learn the numbers ...
..and what they mean.
Ask yourself why all the sudden the Unions in all their might are 'frustrated' with the direction of the ACA.
This is not a problem with the left, the right, the independent....
This is an AMERICAN problem.