Archive for July, 2006

Crooks and Thieves in City Government

July 20, 2006

I’m  sooooooooo pissed off.  To make a long story short, I moved to Lincoln Nebraska about a year and a half ago.  We did everything we were supposed to do.  Had a title search to make sure there weren’t any leins against the property, had an inspection yada yada yada.  All clear, or so they said.  Today I get a letter in the mail from the City of Lincoln stating that I owe them almost $400 for weeds they cleaned up in 2004. I WAS LIVING IN COLORADO IN 2004!!!!!.  They are also adding interest and said that if I don’t contact them in 14 days, they will start foreclosure!  WHAT THE HELL is that all about???  This is the first letter I have received!  Are they stupid?  The funny thing is, I just recently contested my tax evaluation which was raised over $17,000.  Is this their idea of punishing me?  Right now my taxes are approx. $3,000 a year.  For a 900 sq. ft piece of junk that currently needs over $30,000 in repairs.  We were seriously lied to by the previous owners and their sack of crap real estate agent aka father of the owner but that is another longer story.  I’M MAD MAD MAD!!!!! THIS PLACE IS SERIOUSLY GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET! So,  what is your opinion on that?

Crooks and Thieves in City Government

July 20, 2006

I’m  sooooooooo pissed off.  To make a long story short, I moved to Lincoln Nebraska about a year and a half ago.  We did everything we were supposed to do.  Had a title search to make sure there weren’t any leins against the property, had an inspection yada yada yada.  All clear, or so they said.  Today I get a letter in the mail from the City of Lincoln stating that I owe them almost $400 for weeds they cleaned up in 2004. I WAS LIVING IN COLORADO IN 2004!!!!!.  They are also adding interest and said that if I don’t contact them in 14 days, they will start foreclosure!  WHAT THE HELL is that all about???  This is the first letter I have received!  Are they stupid?  The funny thing is, I just recently contested my tax evaluation which was raised over $17,000.  Is this their idea of punishing me?  Right now my taxes are approx. $3,000 a year.  For a 900 sq. ft piece of junk that currently needs over $30,000 in repairs.  We were seriously lied to by the previous owners and their sack of crap real estate agent aka father of the owner but that is another longer story.  I’M MAD MAD MAD!!!!! THIS PLACE IS SERIOUSLY GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET!

So,  what is your opinion on that?

This is Disturbing!!! READ!!!!

July 19, 2006

Here is a little excerpt from the Catholic News Service.  I don’t know how you may feel about it but it disturbes me.  It seems that the Bishop in question cannot prove the apparitions are real and yet cannot disprove them.  If I was on e of the Medjugore visionaries and the visions are truely from Jesus’ mother Mary, I don’t think I could give them up for any one on this earth. 

LONDON (CNS) — The bishop whose diocese includes the Bosnian village of Medjugorje has urged six alleged Marian visionaries to stop claiming that Mary has been visiting them for 25 years.

Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, Bosnia-Herzegovina, said the church “has not accepted, either as supernatural or as Marian, any of the apparitions” said to have been witnessed by a group of people from Medjugorje.

“As the local bishop, I maintain that regarding the events of Medjugorje, on the basis of the investigations and experience gained thus far throughout these last 25 years, the church has not confirmed a single apparition as authentically being the Madonna,” he said. He then called on the alleged visionaries and “those persons behind the messages to demonstrate ecclesiastical obedience and to cease with these public manifestations and messages in this parish.”

“In this fashion they shall show their necessary adherence to the church, by placing neither private apparitions nor private sayings before the official position of the church,” he said.

“Our faith is a serious and responsible matter,” he added. “The church is also a serious and responsible institution.”

The bishop made his comments June 15 during a homily at a confirmation Mass in Medjugorje’s St. James Church. The diocese published the homily in English and Italian July 3.

On June 25, thousands of pilgrims converged on Medjugorje to mark the 25th anniversary of the onset of the alleged apparitions.

Since June 24-25, 1981, the alleged visionaries together claim to have received more than 30,000 messages.

But Bishop Peric said in his homily that “so-called apparitions, messages, secrets and signs do not strengthen the faith, but rather further convince us that in all of this there is nothing either authentic or established as truthful.”

He said in February that Pope Benedict XVI expressed similar doubts when they discussed Medjugorje during the Bosnian bishops’ visit to the Vatican.

Bishop Peric told the congregation that because the church did not accept the claims of the visionaries it was illicit for priests to “express their private views contrary to the official position” during Mass, in acts of popular piety or in the Catholic media.

He said Catholics were forbidden from making pilgrimages to Medjugorje if by such visits “they presuppose the authenticity of the apparitions or if by undertaking them attempt to certify these apparitions.”

Bishop Peric said his views, and those of his predecessor, Bishop Pavao Zanic, who was also opposed to the claims, were supported by the pope. He expressed appreciation to Popes Benedict and John Paul II, “who have always respected the judgments of the bishops of Mostar-Duvno, of the previous as well as the current bishop, regarding the so-called apparitions and messages of Medjugorje, all the while recognizing the Holy Father’s right to give a final decision on these events.”

So,  What do you think about this? 

Wake Up Nebraska!

July 13, 2006

I was reading USA Today on Monday.  Yeah, I’m slow.  There was a section stating what several states were doing to address the problem of illegal immigration.  First of all, let me stress the work ILLEGAL!!!!  As in, not here legally???  As in, not obeying the law????  Can we get this first off before I say anything else???  Thanks! Well, in all the states, they are proposing legislation that will  do things like make sure employers aren’t engaging in ILLEGAL hiring practices and limiting the social programs to only emergency level care, or making sure that proper identification is presented before being able to vote or get a drivers license and sending troops to help secure our borders.  Except Nebraska.  Nebraska’s contribution to the problem of immigration is to allow children of ILLEGAL i to pay instate tuition at the states universities and colleges.  Do the congressmen and senators in Nebraska actually understand what the hell is going on here?  Are they stupid? The funny thing is, it specifically states that if the university sees that you did not graduate from a Nebraska high school and you have lived in the state for more than a year before enrolling, it will use this as criteria to charge you out of state tuition for the duration of your education.  We moved here a year ago and my husband works for the state and will have to pay out of state tuition if he decides to get his Master’s degree.  ILLEGAL immigrants won’t.  WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

Wake Up Nebraska!

July 13, 2006

I was reading USA Today on Monday.  Yeah, I’m slow.  There was a section stating what several states were doing to address the problem of illegal immigration.  First of all, let me stress the work ILLEGAL!!!!  As in, not here legally???  As in, not obeying the law????  Can we get this first off before I say anything else???  Thanks!

Well, in all the states, they are proposing legislation that will  do things like make sure employers aren’t engaging in ILLEGAL hiring practices and limiting the social programs to only emergency level care, or making sure that proper identification is presented before being able to vote or get a drivers license and sending troops to help secure our borders.  Except Nebraska.  Nebraska’s contribution to the problem of immigration is to allow children of ILLEGAL i to pay instate tuition at the states universities and colleges.  Do the congressmen and senators in Nebraska actually understand what the hell is going on here?  Are they stupid?

The funny thing is, it specifically states that if the university sees that you did not graduate from a Nebraska high school and you have lived in the state for more than a year before enrolling, it will use this as criteria to charge you out of state tuition for the duration of your education.  We moved here a year ago and my husband works for the state and will have to pay out of state tuition if he decides to get his Master’s degree.  ILLEGAL immigrants won’t.  WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

TEDDY! WHERE ARE YOU!!!

July 7, 2006

Happy Birthday Lee Harvey Oswald! It isn’t his birthday today? OPPS sorry about that. Of coarse, even if it was I don’t think I’d raise my glass of Schlitz to toast him. ( I can’t believe Schlitz is actually in my spell checker)

Oswald was a cowardly scum who assassinated one of the most popular President’s in American history. While I suppose a very small number of you who read this post will think that was just peach keen, I’m hoping 99.999% of you will say “hear, hear, well said!”.

But wait a minute! It appears to me, and I may not know my evacuation apparatus from a hole in the ground, that this is just what is the media doing these days to the President! He may still be breathing but he sure seems to have had the life snuffed out of him. I mean really now! Isn’t he doing anything right? Can’t anything good be said about the man? And, why isn’t he sticking up for himself.

I don’t know who makes me angrier. The voices shouting “Off with his head!”, or the meager entity which seems to have possessed his persona. Is there a Teddy Roosevelt out there somewhere we can elect for President? A little guy who carries a big stick, has the guts to take on the media, and isn’t intimidated by the fact that he has to wear glasses?

Teddy!!! Where Are You

Hello world!

July 6, 2006

The older I get the more I realize I don’t know.  I’m sure that makes no sense to some of you but hopefully a few will get it.  I am opinionated, stubborn and have a high I.Q.  But don’t hold that against me.  I’m getting old and am finally beginning to learn that I don’t have to work myself to death to feel like I’m useful.  I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but it may happen.  I fear for the world had worry about the direction we are heading.  Thus, my nominclature  Helena Han Basquet…Hell in an Hand Basket.