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Oklahoma July 5, 2010

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, (had a few liberals in the mix), an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.  The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake.  Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…!   HB 1330

               Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen.  They all scattered.  HB 1804.  Hope we didn’t send any of them to your state  This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said  it would be a mistake.

              Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal’s to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.  Pelosi said it was unconstitutional.   SB 1102

              Guess what……. Oklahoma   did it anyway.

Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring   Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives.  Joining   Texas, yep, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.  More states are likely to follow:  Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolina’s, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, Florida.  Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again.  HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns.  Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles.  I’m sure that was a set back for the criminals (and Obamaites).  Liberals didn’t like it —  But ……..
               Guess what………… Oklahoma did it anyway.
Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL driver’s license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language.  They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only.  If you want to drive in Oklahoma , you must read and write English.  Really simple.

By the way, Obama does not like any of this.

             Guess what….who cares… Oklahoma is doing it anyway.


Letter about Immigration in the United States June 3, 2010

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From: David LaBonte


My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.


Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register :  


Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry .  

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.   They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.   Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.   When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American . The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.

These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.   And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country . I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags .   And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.   

– Rosemary LaBonte 


Congress Exemptions – Proposed 28th Amendment March 29, 2010


     For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens have no idea that members of Congress can retire with the same pay after only one term, that they don’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempt themselves from many of the laws they have passed while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.

     The latest is to exempt themselves from the Health Care Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms.  Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical (or remotely fair).  We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.  This is a good way to do that.  It is an idea whose time has come. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

     Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

     “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United


The Gift of an Ordinary Day

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One of my friends posted this video on her blog. It made me think about how fast time flies and I got a little choked up. Here is the video:


Inappropriate, Rude, and Tacky March 21, 2010

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I had a lady come up to me today, put her hand on my belly, smile, and say, “Is this a baby bump?” I forced a smile and answered, “No, that’s just a fat bump.” Ok, I just need to put this out there: I think that asking a woman if she is pregnant is such an inappropriate, rude, and tacky question. If she is pregnant, she’ll tell when she wants people to know; no one needs to ask. And if she isn’t pregnant, the question makes her feel fat.


Taxes and Senators March 20, 2010

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Since I am self-employed, the government is taking about 35% of my income in taxes. Does this seem wrong to anyone else? Makes me livid!

Also, I just found out that the average senator’s income is around $115,000.00 a year and that even if they only serve as a senator for one term, they have health care for life…. lucky them. I’m so glad that we make THIER lives so good.


The Lady at the Post Office February 10, 2010

       I’m writing this blog with a very heavy heart; I feel like I could start crying again at any second. Today I witnessed such a terrible moment in a lady’s life. I went to the post office today and there was a very long line (as usual). I was in line behind this man. There was one lady working the counter; she’s probably in her late 40’s. After a few minutes, it was the man’s turn in front of me. He walked slowly up to the counter and put some papers down in front of the lady. She stared at them for about a whole minute. Neither of them said a word that whole time. Then she pushed the papers back to him and said, “I can’t handle this right now.” He then took them, stepped back, looked at her for a few seconds, and then he turned and left. The second he was out the door, the woman had tears running down her face. And it hit me what had just happened. They were divorce papers. Her husband brought divorce papers to her work and gave them to her with 10 people watching her and just a few days before Valentine’s Day.

       I walked up to the counter with my boxes, not knowing what to say. She looked at me, grabbed a tissue from under the counter, and as she was wiping her face, she kept saying, “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry….” to me. I just looked at her and said, “No, that is absolutely fine.” She took my boxes and I could tell that she was trying not to cry. She started to say, “Is there anything liquid, fragile, or perishable” (I go to the post office 2-3 times a week so I know all of their sayings) but she couldn’t even get through the sentence. So I said, “Neither of these boxes has anything liquid, fragile, or perishable. I don’t need conformation and I need to send them both priority. And I need two books of forever stamps,” to try and help her not have to say anything. I could just feel the hurt coming off of her and I could feel all of the eyes of the people in the line just staring at her. I almost started to cry myself. She cried the entire time she helped me. When she handed me back my debit card, I said to her, “I’m going to pray for you the second I get out to my car.” She looked at me and nodded; tears rolling down her cheeks.

       When I stepped out of the door of the post office, I burst into tears. As I drove away, I thought, “You know, God put me there at that moment for a reason. What can I do?” So I drove to the florist down the street and bought her a flower arrangement. I prayed that not many people would be at the post office when I got back. When I pulled in, there were only two cars in the parking lot. I walked in and there was only a little old lady at the counter buying stamps from the broken hearted lady. Her face was all red and her eyes were swollen. I walked up to the counter and set the flowers next to her station. She looked at me with a confused look. I said, “I just thought that you needed some flowers today.” She then burst into tears. I felt myself about to start crying too so I just smiled at her and nodded and walked out.

       PLEASE pray for this dear lady and for her marriage. I just hurt so badly for her. Please pray.


6,000 Steps and Choosing to Show Up January 27, 2010

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I’ve been wearing a pedometer for a few weeks now. My goal is that everyday, I take at least 6,000 steps. For some people, this isn’t hard to do at all but since I have a job where I’m sitting at the computer most of the day,  it takes some effort for me to reach my goal each day. My husband and I are planning to go to the beach the first week of July so that means swimsuit, which is very motivating.

I’m reading the book “First Place 4 Health” by Carole Lewis. The part I read yesterday was about “choosing to show up.” She talks about how we must choose to show up and not just in dieting and exercising but in every part of our lives. We may not FEEL like exercising but we must still CHOOSE to put on our tennis shoes and get on the treadmill. We may FEEL like eating an entire pizza but we CHOOSE to eat two slices. We can’t let our feelings rule our lives. We have to make choices. And she talks about how being healthy is just a series of small, positive choices. Like when you’re about to get on the elevator or escalator, CHOOSE to take the stairs. I felt proud of myself the other day because I wanted something sweet so I went to the freezer and got out some ice cream. Then I stopped and actually thought about what I had read in Carole’s book. I thought, ” I FEEL like eating ice cream. But I’m going to CHOOSE to eat a tootsie pop instead.” I know the best choice would have been to not eat either but the tootsie pop was a better choice (because I probably could have eaten the whole thing of ice cream). This also reminded me of something that a speaker said at a conference that I went to a couple weeks ago. He said, “I don’t have to be the best. But I do have to be better than I was last week.”


I Am BEYOND Fired Up!!! January 22, 2010

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I am obsessed with watching/listening to the news and I LOVE history documentaries. I LOVE watching/listening to FOX news. History fascinates me. Politics fascinate me (and also annoy me to death but I love to know what’s going on).

I just finished watching Glenn Beck’s special documentary: “The Revolutionary Holocaust.” It was amazing. I learned so much. It was also extremely disturbing. What made me so fired up was seeing celebrities and teens wearing Tshirts (and necklaces and bikinis) with Che Guevara’s and Mao Zedong’s faces on them and hearing some of the leaders of our government say that they look up to and have learned a lot from the teachings of Che Guevara and Mao Zedong. What I learned today is that these two individuals were just as bad as Stalin and Hitler. They were murderers and evil men and yet we have people in the U.S. praising them! Are you kidding me?!

I bet most of the teens that wear these Tshirts don’t have a clue as to who these evil men really were so this could be an honest mistake on their part. But if you are someone who has one of these shirts, PLEASE stop wearing it. Throw it away! I started crying when they interviewed family members whose fathers had been killed by these vicious men. It broke my heart when they said how much it hurt them to see people in the U.S. wear these monsters on their shirts and praise their teachings.

And celebrities, come on now! KNOW who these people really are before you are photographed wearing a shirt with their picture on your chest. And if you are a government official or politician who admires one of these men, you disgust me and you do NOT belong in the U.S. government!

Now if you are a person who wears these shirts and you KNOW who these men were and you still think it’s a cool and it makes a statement, that just disgusts me too. We can NOT support and honor these men. The United States MUST stand against teachings of people like this! 

Learn more about the documentary HERE

I hope the special will air again on FOX news. If it does, please watch it.


A Billion Dollars January 21, 2010

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The other day, I was in the car with two of my friends and we all answered this question: What would you do if someone gave you a billion dollars? This is a fun thought. Here is what I think I’d do:

1. Tithe

2. Pay off all debts of my mom and dad, my husband’s mom and dad, and my sister.

3. I taught a little boy for four years who died when he was seven. He was born with a very serious heart condition. I’d donate money in his name to the children’s hospital that tried to help him or to research for the heart condition that he had. Also, his mom has been through such a hard time, not only with his death. Her mother had a lot of terrible health problems so she now takes care of her mom and runs the family business. I’d give her a lot of money to help her. But I wouldn’t let her know that it came from me.

4. Buy my husband a truck

5. Buy us some land and build our dream house.

6. Take our families and closest friends on trips to anywhere they’d like to go, anywhere in the world. We’d pay for everything.

7. I’d like to give money to families in need in our community and have them not know who it came from. 

8. My husband is interested in learning more about carpentry so I’d build him a workshop and get him all of the tools he’d need.

9. I’d buy a new camera.

10. My sister and I would make a CD of the songs God’s given us.

11.  Put the rest in the bank (if there was any left).

What would you do if someone gave you a billion dollars?