Republican's BEST rebuttal selection to Pres. Obama's speech? Joni Ernst, Freshman senator from Iowa? She IS: Anti Abortion (wants fetal-personhood passed), Anti Gay Marriage, Anti Marijuana ("it will get into the hands of teens"), she "doesn't know much about the science of global warming" but wants TO Eliminate the EPA, and thinks warming isn't much to worry about. She wants to see the PRIVATIZATION of Social Security and Medicare (unbelievable to me...this idea), she thinks the Clean Water Act is too restrictive for farmers, so okay to contaminated water, and yes, wants REPEAL of the ACA.....and create a plan for Privatized Medical Care Insurance (oh yes, that's worked well hasn't it)....... So there you go, she says she grew up so POOR that her mother had to put bread wrappers over her shoes to walk to school (as did all the other Iowa kids on the bus).... and yet....WAIT A MINUTE..... she's a simple copy of about EVERY Republican elected in that congress / senate. I got curious about her beliefs when I heard that canned robot speech last night....she didn't respond to Obama's remarks at all. There's our new rulers. We're in trouble.
Was so very quiet, we were able to get back on track and be ready for 2015. This was the first year since moving here that we got exhausted just getting everything done like lights on the house, tree up, gift mailing, buying, cooking food......and NONE of that involved inviting friends over. Sigh. No, not the neighborhood party. No, not the socializing we've done in the past. A VERY quiet, holiday......... That's how 2014 ended. What does that mean for 2015?