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  • Jameson Parker (vanity)

    06/26/2017 4:51:40 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    So I was surfing around the net and came across Yes, AJ from Simon nad Simon. In 1992 he was shot and seriously injured but obviously recovered. His blog was interesting in that he is very pro-first and second amendment, talks about how our kids aren't being taught about government and although he is pretty disgusted with Washington as a whole (aren't we all) he seems pro-Trump and furious over the democrats (including Nancy Pelosi) and their reaction to the Steve Scalise shooting. I didn't expect this from a Cali celeb. My teenage crush may be back! I was...
  • What does anybody make of this? (Vanity)

    05/20/2017 12:38:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 41 replies
    This afternoon I logged on to my daughter's college account and found out grades had come out. I was very excited to see that she had received a 3.75 and was very happy for her. I showed her and the entire family and we went out to celebrate (dinner). I shared my happiness via Facebook. Tonight I went back on to pay a fee that I had noticed earlier was yet unpaid and her grades are completely different! She has one A, a B, two C's and a D! I don't have any clue how this is possible. One of...
  • I voted for Cruz

    04/26/2016 8:56:07 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 126 replies
    I voted for Cruz in the NY primary because I thought he was the most conservative candidate. But it's over. Trump is the nominee. Any contested convention with the number of delegates Trump will have will guarantee defeat in November. I will not sit at home either and let the Clintons back into the White House without a fight. I may not have voted for Trump (yet) but he is what I have to work with to defeat the Clintons and save the Supreme Court and that's what I plan on doing starting tomorrow morning. I'm all in, and that's...
  • My Super Bowl Party that ended up uniting the Conservatives/Republicans attending (vanity)

    02/08/2016 12:13:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 80 replies
    Each year for the past 20 we host a Super Bowl party and we invite the usual group of friends and family and allow our friends and family to bring others as long as they tell me in advance so I have enough food and drink available. This year we had an interesting mix. Before kickoff one guy said he wished they could find a way Obama could run again, and that Obama was one of the best Presidents we've ever had. My husband quickly stuffed a crab puff in my mouth, in an attempt to keep the peace. But...
  • Thank you, Michelle Obama!!

    06/05/2015 2:25:19 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 15 replies
    One of my kids would like me to thank Michelle Obama. She wants me to keep it on the low down and not give any identifying characteristics that may get said kid in trouble so I thought I'd post here. Not that no one reads FR, but I doubt kids school board does! Because Mooch changed the school lunches to basically nothing and had the vending machines stripped to carrot strips that go bad in a day, my kids sports team started selling candy and protein bars on the black market. They raised enough to go to a very prestigious...
  • My daughter brought up joining the Air Force again

    01/19/2015 11:04:04 PM PST · by MacMattico · 79 replies
    A while back I brought up that my daughter had mentioned she was researching and thinking about joining the military. About 80% of the people that responded said "not in this environment". Which I completely understand. She brought it up again tonight. I asked her why. She is a very intelligent girl and would probably get in to many colleges with scholarship money. Before when she brought it up, she didn't say why, just that she was looking. Today was different. She told me how much of her high school has turned anti-military and talk about today's soldiers and marines...
  • Does anybody have any insight into NY-24?

    10/20/2014 9:14:20 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 7 replies
    I can't stand Dan Maffei.
  • Via Every MSM outlet everywhere... and Fox

    08/28/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 13 replies
    Obama just said on live TV it's his job to "protect every embassy and consolute in the world". Puke. Except one, right? And then lie about it and keep secrets, don't allow witnesses to speak up and have a Sec of State that says "What difference does it make?" Now he's telegraphing all of our strategic moves for the rest of his term... Taking no questions... oops, yes taking a question on his "Executive Powers"... Says he can basically do what he wants.
  • Did I just hear Bill O'Reilly correctly?

    06/23/2014 6:07:25 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 85 replies
    He said something along the lines of "I have been at odds with the right wing talk show guys at times, but it's very possible they've been right about President Obama all along." He's suppose to discuss this tomorrow. I know it's a teaser for tomorrow, but he's really never come out and said this w/ his ass-kissing-to- get- interviews with Obama technique of journalism.
  • Sad at results of Educational Testing. Any suggestions going forward? (Vanity)

    05/30/2014 9:47:04 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 48 replies
    I've brought up education issues before. I've tried to help other people's children with school difficulties and dealing with school administration. I have an Education background. My first child is a HS student and even with all of the public school problems we encounter, she enjoys her school (for the most part) and it is a small enough place where everybody pretty much knows everyone else. My daughter has nearly a 4.0 average. I went to the same school and was happy and grade obsessed. I never could understand how people thought HS was "hard". I must have been obnoxious....
  • Bundy Ranch Update

    04/14/2014 12:16:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 85 replies
    I can't cite my sources and I know people on FR have been talking about this all day, but I come from a family of military, fire fighters with law enforcement mixed in. Many of my Twitter followers and Facebook friends are law enforcement. With that said, many of these people are on the side of the Bundy's. I am getting bombarded with posts from retired NY State Troopers, Sheriffs from all over the country and some that I will just say are in or very close to the whole Bundy situation. They are telling me that the BLM's fallback...
  • Daughter Interested in Joining the Military

    04/07/2014 5:35:52 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 114 replies
    Wow. My daughter is 16, an A student and interested in possibly joining the military. While this fills me with great pride, and my family has a history of male members in the navy and Marine Corp, this kind of blew my mind. Not in a bad way, I guess it's just amazing, wonderful and scary all at the same time coming from MY daughter! I was wondering if anybody would like to share any and everything they know about their daughter or females in general in the military. At this point she is thinking of an eventual career in...
  • Fox News Flash on my Phone-- No Plane Debris Found at Chinese Satellite Photo site

    03/12/2014 10:13:14 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 16 replies
    This is all I have right now.
  • I miss my Dad today... But it was a good day!

    02/02/2014 4:31:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 11 replies
    I'm not out to put down any other team, just share a story. As a little girl growing up near Syracuse, I became a huge basketball and football fan. My Dad was a huge fan and if we weren't at the game, we had the radio on and the TV turned down. If there were more then just he and I watching a game, we each had our Walkmans on to listen to the local guys, especially during football season, because they didn't bother trying to explain the rules of the game to those that just tuned in to "the...
  • NOT being "allowed" to drop a class?

    01/29/2014 1:39:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 79 replies
    My daughter has a very bright and sweet friend that is doing horribly in Algebra II/Trigonometry in high school in NY state. She came over today and asked me if I could Tutor her in Math because she knew I had an Education degree used in a past life. I said Math wasn't my specialty, and I wouldn't be of much help. She started to cry and say she was going to fail and even though the class took all her time, she had failed her midterm miserably and had quiz grades in the low 30's! She went in for...
  • ER Visit Last Night

    12/28/2013 12:27:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 120 replies
    Hi all, Last night I spent 8 hours in the ER and am still in pain. I'm also mad about the whole thing. Obviously, though, I'm healthy enough to type on my iPad! Any insight is appreciated. For the last 3 weeks or so I have had a dull pain right below the bottom of my ribcage on the left side. At times it would become sharp, like a stabbing pain and I would not be be able to take a deep breath during that time. I would cringe in pain during these times. After a while it would go...
  • What to do when a coach sends your kid an e-mail like this....? (Vanity)

    09/07/2013 1:13:55 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 79 replies
    I know this isn't Syria or anything of that much importance to anybody but my family. But as a Conservative I think it's important to talk about kids and how they're treated and what we expect of them. Honor roll niece is a member of an undefeated team in her sport. We go to watch her games, she is in HS and has been a Varsity starter for 3 years since 8th grade and was made a Captain this year. After she started seeing a little less playing time, she respectfully (I watched her do this) asked if there was...
  • Any AT&T iphone users or employees out there? (Vanity)

    08/05/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 21 replies
    As some of you know, my mother passed away last Jan. By June we decided to turn off her home phone and because it was my phone number since childhood, I called AT&T and asked if I could have that number as my cell number. They said no problem but there would be a $36 fee to do so. I was fine with that. Within a week, I had my childhood phone number as my iPhone number! They had done all the work and switched me over. I never stepped into a store. In June , 2 of the 5...
  • School Supply Lists (Vanity)

    07/28/2013 3:45:35 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 202 replies
    I'm in NY and my daughter's schools just recently put out their "school supply lists" -- what students have to have for each class and supplies they "share" like tissues, whiteboard markers, colored pencils. My kids are in high school and Jr High. It cost me $206 for school supplies! And we spend about $17,000 per year per student in this district! Wayyy over taxed!! My parents couldn't have afforded this for 4 kids. I told the Superintendent this was ridiculous. She tried to steer me to a "charity" group that could help me get the supply's. I said I'm...
  • Al Gore Should Thank Fox News

    07/19/2013 2:29:45 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 12 replies
    It's 5:10am Friday. The Fox News weather chick just announced, in a somewhat distressed voice, that we've globally had the highest average June temperature on record and the four highest average June temperatures of all time have occurred since 1998. She did get in there at the last minute that "all time" means since they started keeping track in 1880. And I'm sure the temperature taking devises all over the world were oh so technologically advanced that we can depend on those stats from 1880 on. Just what was the average June temperature in Mongolia or The Amazon in 1880?...