Pet Connections by Marilyn Crook en-us Before & Now I wrote this blog back in 2015 after the Supreme Court Ruled in favor of legalizing same sex marriages. What do you think will happen now that we have a new President in office? Marriage Equality All 50 States Posted Friday, June 26, 2015, at 1:37 PM After much anticipation and wait time, its here. The supreme Court has legalized same sex Marriages in all 50 States Celebrations outside the Supreme Court today MARRIAGE EQUALITY NATIONWIDE... 5-4...Kennedy:... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:47:04 -0700 Saying Goodbye Not Forgotten Lost another friend recently. Michael Bradbury, a great guy who enjoyed life and had many friends. Although we didn't see eye to eye when we talked politics we still respected each others opinions. You might have seen him up at walmart where he was often seen walking around with a pistol strapped on his side. I sure miss having conversations with him. Never Forgotten. I will Miss Him........ He joined the US Marine Corps on Feb. 14, 1966 and served in Vietnam from... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:31:00 -0600 2016 = 16 Presidential Hopefuls Well So Far we are now up to 16 Republican Candidates running for the President of the United States (I am leaving my short opinion after each of them, if I have something to say) Here they are and in no particular order #1 Jeb Bush (I think we all know who he is) John Ellis "Jeb" Bush Born February 11, 1953 is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:32:00 -0600 Marriage Equality All 50 States   After much anticipation and wait time, its here.  The supreme Court has legalized same sex Marriages in all 50 States   Celebrations outside the Supreme Court today       MARRIAGE EQUALITY NATIONWIDE... 5-4...Kennedy: 'They Ask For Equal Dignity In The Eyes Of The Law. The Constitution Grants Them That Right.'...   The Supreme Court ruled today  Will Discrimination against Gays & Lesbians finally get put to rest.  I don't... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:37:00 -0600 The Night Before Christmas And all is well!  .  Last night is a night that will stick in your mind as one of the most talked about Christmas Eve's ever for the City of Mountain Home. We decided to take a ride one more time to see the Christmas Light Displays all across  Mountain Home. The first house was on our list of must see!  The Roddins Christmas display.  We took a turn onto S 5th W and drove up the street until we got to Chukar Circle and waited for a few cars to clear out so we... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:08:00 -0700 Obama beats out President Bush Approval Rating     A recent Gallup poll put President Obama's approval rating at 47 percent, but the report isn't all positive for the commander in chief. By RYAN GORMANU.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit a 2014 high, but pales in comparison to Americans' opinions of a former president during his second term. Just under 47 percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, according to a new Gallup poll. The bump comes amid a number of positive developments... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:05:00 -0700 It Stinks! You be the Judge Sherri Ybarra ® 216,961 50.67% Jana Jones (D) 211,246 49.33% After the results I have my Opinions 1. People didn't watch the debates between Jana Jones and Sherri Ybarra. 2.People didn't do their research on which candidate would make the best Superintendent of Public Schools in Idaho. 3. Republicans voted for the Party, not for the person.   What do you think?  Does she set a bad example for our kids   One of Ybarra's biggest missteps has been her... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:58:38 -0700 An Expensive Lesson to Learn We learned a very expensive and valuable lesson this fall.  Do not rent to someone you don't know unless you get references no matter what kind of story they tell you. In all my years of being a landlady I had never had tenants as bad as my previous ones.  We took them to court, filed an eviction notice through the court. .    I was told after the case was over and they were finally out ,our local law enforcement had dealt with them before.  I am sure they knew... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:12:36 -0700 Those Pesky Black Bugs I bet most of you who read this know what I am talking about.  My house has been invaded by them.  We keep our doors and windows shut and they still sneak in.  Sometimes I find them hiding behind curtains or hanging out on the floor boards of my house.  No matter what room I go in I find them.  When you kill them they feel crunchy and they give off an awful odor.  Someone told me they smell like Listerine,  Ha Ha !  I don't think so..... One... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:34:12 -0600 Freedom of Speech Amendment One Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. As years went by some changes had been made to the first Amendment Here's a link for your satisfaction I wonder what... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:53:00 -0700 Guns Myths & Facts I received this in the mail this morning from a group that calls themselves " Mayors against Illegal Guns" On the bottom it says to share, so that's what I'm doing   (Smile) Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:38:00 -0700 Tell Me Lies & then Tell Me More Lies If its not enough to have to deal with this avoidable Government Shut down we will in a matter of 8 days and counting start the debate on raising the Debt Ceiling. Thanks to Speaker of the House of Representatives John Andrew  Boehner for attaching "defund Obamacare" to the National Budget John Boehner Said In March He Didn't Think Defunding Obamacare Was Worth The Risk Of Debt Default "Our goal is to cut spending, not to shut down the government," Boehner said at the time. "Our... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:37:00 -0600 New Tax Benefits for Some   Two months after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Treasury Department has ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The decision has a host of implications, even for same-sex married couples who now live in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage. It affects how they will be treated in terms of federal income taxes, federal estate and gift taxes, the tax breaks they get for... Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:04:51 -0600 Obamacare Facts not Talking Points Here you go people the real facts not rumors!  I have heard so many different story's about Obamacare running rampant on the internet, and with  a few disgruntled  posters on the Banter Box due to the political comments taking it over, I decided to do a quick blog. I am a knitter  been one since I was 17 years old.   I belong to a few online knitting groups and in one of my knitting groups a lady mentioned she had went to Hobby Lobby to buy some yarn and the... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:10:00 -0600 Outraged! Not Guilty ?     This guy on both video's  is worth listening to.  He pretty much explains why  so  many people are outraged by the Martin/Zimmerman Verdict   Fox News Reaction to the Verdict     Suppose Zimmerman Killed a young black boy right here in Mountain Home, would the Jury come back with the same verdict? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:27:01 -0600 Teapot & Hitler? The buzz all over the internet and on the news is a teapot that some think resembles Hitler. JC Penney placed an Advertisement on a billboard in Southern California and some commuters don't like it.  What do you think?     Do you think Penney's is trying to sell a Hitler looking Teapot?   Wed, 29 May 2013 10:28:00 -0600 Three Scandals……. take your pick ! I enjoyed reading this Article taken from the "National Memo" Wrote by a staff member. In Aesop's fable, "Boy Who Cried Wolf," the boy gets a few free cries before all his credibility is gone and his flock becomes wolf snacks. The Republican Party cried its way to Bill Clinton's ridiculous impeachment, the Iraq War and dozens of fake Obama mini-scandals, including... Mon, 20 May 2013 10:57:00 -0600 Bill Cosby on Face Book BILL HAS DONE IT AGAIN. They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.In fact you will never get any kind of... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:04:00 -0600 Some Peoples Kids This morning I poured me a cup of coffee, turned the TV on, picked up my knitting and sat  down into my favorite chair to begin knitting while taking in a little TV at the same time. I was once again expecting to hear about the Jodi Arias Trial, and was all set to change the channel, however instead I heard a Newscaster talking about Conservative Republican Senator (Ohio)  Rob Portman. In 2011 one of his sons told him he was gay Senator Portman recently came out about this... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:57:00 -0600 We are Blessed to live in Idaho I say that from my heart.  Putting aside politics and every day comings and goings, I want to share the beauty of Idaho that is all around us. All we have to do is get outside and away from television, and computers to enjoy what we have here, right in our own back yard. Grab your camera's and get some shots of what Idaho has to offer us.  It's free for your wondering eyes.  Winter time in Idaho Time for Spring & Summer and Fall ... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:38:14 -0700