Representative Trey Gowdy’s Epic Speech on the Floor of Congress That May Be a Defining Moment for America. **Updated March 13, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.**


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March 13, 2014

Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) in support of H.R. 4138 the ENFORCE the Law Act.

Link to video

We’ve finally gotten to the point where Congress had to pass a law to make sure that the laws they pass are enforced. Basically, they passed a law to tell President Obama to do his job and quit screwing around with the Constitution. We’ve finally gotten to the point where Congress had to pass a law to make sure that the laws they pass are enforced. Basically, they passed a law to tell President Obama to do his job and quit screwing around with the Constitution.

In a speech that Representative Trey Gowdy really shouldn’t have had to make, he explains angrily to the Congress what its job is, and to Obama what his job is. Members were heard to applaud as he reached this crescendo:

“Mister Speaker…

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No, I did not fall into a hole….

My photographs from vacation

My photographs from vacation

I know some of you thought I fell into a hole or died or something since my postings are SO slow and haphazard. I do apologize for that, but my life is in chaos and I’m doing well to make it through each day without getting into trouble. LOL

Just posting photos from my most recent trip in which I ran away from home for a couple of days…

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESDon’t they look happy?  Spring Breakers were almost all gone by the time I got there.


This old Oak has been here since before the Civil War.  It’s stunning to say the least!

Close up of one of the lower branches

Close up of one of the lower branches


So much life with this old tree…


Looking sorta fat isn’t he?   LOL




Nope… isn’t me….LOL


Fun in the Sun….


Beats me why those red spots showed up….  LOL


One of my favorite restaurants!  It’s filled with REAL dollar bills that have been stapled all over!




Would I love to live here!  Wow…

Candy bean store… oh yum!!!!


On the boat, trying to figure out how to get to the fish….





“Don’t take people for granted, no matter how much they love you, they get tired.” ~ Anon


I’m still living in total chaos, but will try to get by everyones blog to comment in the next few days.

Blessings to All…and Goodnight!

New Healthcare & Stress, Quotes, Photography of Life

Beach girl

(Picture from Indulgy, photographer unknown)


Life is never guaranteed, and never always exactly as you had hoped it would be, but make the best of the time you have here on Earth….  Don’t let  your “Darkness” will take over, blocking out the “Light”

radical honesty

Well, I know that I’m actually very fortunate to even have health care this year with all the confusion & no one knows up from down, but…..  My reason’s for being ill about it today.

1.  My monthly premiums TRIPLED this year after our illustrious president said we should save about 2,400 a year. Several of those idjeets (old word for idiots) are STILL maintaining the lie that they are helping people. Tell that to the over SIX MILLION people who were booted off their last years plan.

2.  My prescriptions won’t go toward my “out of pocket deductible” …. (that’s what WE have to pay before the begin to help) and the deductibles went up… naturally.

3.  They changed our plans in the middle of January, just because they wanted to, after we signed contracts in late October. Now if you or I had a contract with our work, someone working for us, cable company, cell phone company… (you get the idea)

4. They will pay ABSOLUTELY NOTHING toward my Cancer medication unless I change to take the generic. Don’t tell me they’re the same.  I’ve heard that and take many already, I just didn’t want to take it for my Cancer. With generics, they have worked for me in the past, but then one occasion, the generic has NOT worked for me and I had to go back to Name brand. Obviously, with CANCER, I won’t know until it’s too late if it isn’t working.  I’ve been carved up and operated on 5 or 6 times already and would really like to live my life out to see more grandchildren.  I must admit, to find out that my INSURANCE will NOT PAY A PENNY toward my Cancer medication unless I take the generic, is at the very least, maddening.  I think what irritates me the most is that it’s MY body, and I should be able to decide, but here, once again…. I’m being FORCED by my own GOVERNMENT to do what THEY wish, not what I wish.  Isn’t it enough that I have to pay for everyones Birth Control when no one in my family can take it, we have to pay for people to have Abortions… whether we like it or not. and I just found out the other day we have to pay the Dental too… for kids I guess…

I have made peace with myself on those issues… even though I always had to pay for MY Birth Control, girls had to pay for their own Abortions (which made them think twice about it usually), and no one paid my kids dental bills but me, but for them to FORCE me onto generics and say they aren’t going to pay a penny if I get generic, I don’t understand how Obama can say with a straight face that he wants to help people with pre-existing conditions. (I’m sure he knew exactly what he was doing when he set this up… They all have their own insurance and it’s FREE) They are just trying to find ways to have the older generation die off because we are ones who remember the way it was, and know the way it’s suppose to be.  I know, my medicine is $549.00 a month…. now how many among you could pay that along with everything else.  That’s just one pill a day for 30 days…. Oh well…  What goes around comes around and I personally put my Faith in God. He will take me whenever he wants me, and not before….

Obviously, I would love to hear from anyone who has had a good experience with this new Healthcare.





















Live with Passion


What’s different???


My little cat certainly has a life of ease! I think in my next life, that I’ll come back as a house cat rather than a toaster.


Talk about feeling like you “Stand Out” in a crowd. There have been times when I’ve felt lonely or invisible in a crowded room.




I love this tree, yes, those are the roots bubbling up through the ground and creating their own patterns of life beneath the majestic tree itself.  I have wanted to take pictures of it for years now, but never remember to have my camera with me so yes, this was taken on my phone…LOL  I guess people see life (and other things) through different eyes, because I think this is truly a thing of beauty, but my friend who owns the house, and thus the tree in her front yard, can’t stand it.  It’s understandable that she fears someone will trip over one of the roots and fall, but I wish she hadn’t decided to have them all cut off.  I think it will kill the tree, but perhaps not… We shall see….


More of my tree…. When I was small, (before the world of technology) kids actually played outside on ever pretty day. My Grandmother use to tell me stories about fairies, what they looked like, what their powers were, and where they lived. Every time we saw a tree with a hole in the tree or under the tree, she said it was a fairy house. Perhaps that would explain my fascination with trees… but makes me wonder about my fascination of photographing graveyards/grave stones..LOL. This obviously would be an excellent example of a fairy’s dwelling.  I think about her every time I see one….  Memories are wonderful things, but they have to be made while people are alive, so that others can have the memory to hold in their hearts after we’re gone. My personal opinion…. make as many good memories as you can while you have the chance.

Dr William F Walker_1- in carriage

As some of you know, my mother had a stroke Jan. of 2013 and now lives in an Assisted Living facility, and my stepfather (they were married 2 weeks shy of 32 years) was kept by his son for 2 weeks and then placed in another Assisted living facility since I said he couldn’t live alone in my mom’s house. (Apparently I’m just the worlds meanest person) But I told his son who lives here that at 97 1/2, he couldn’t do that.  He had Dementia (beginnings of Alzheimer disease) and that he fell at least 2 or 3 times a week and I couldn’t leave my family to move over there to take care of him cuz I had total responsibility for my mom.  Yes, I adored my step-dad since I had him longer than my real dad, who died young, but I felt like his son’s could help take care of him. I visited him, took mom to visit him once she was well enough to stay out of the hospital, my kids and their families all visited him, and even my little grand-daughter, so it wasn’t like I was neglecting him… Oh well, that’s another story….  But I had the task of cleaning out mom’s house. She had lived there for 42 years, so to say it was a massive job, would not be an exaggeration. (Now I know why my brother and sister moved so far away from home, lol)


ANY WAY, I found some pictures I had never seen before, the above one is a picture of my great-grandfather. Wow, just look how times have changed…  He was a doctor and went to the people’s houses to do house calls in that wagon. Unfortunately, he also became an alcoholic. His father, my great-great-grandfather was a lawyer, and apparently it wasn’t out of line, or should I say, was an accepted practice that the father of the family was the one to make the “ultimate” decision in things…  (For example he “disowned” a few family members (women mostly) if they wanted to marry someone he disapproved of or if they did something he didn’t like.)  Apparently, he passed that custom down the line, so when my grandfather, dropped out of Medical School to go into the Ministry, he was disowned.  (Thus the rarity of pictures of his family)


When I look at some of the old pictures I found, ones I’d never seen before in my entire life, I can’t help but compare his life with that of my grandfather’s, & mine. So many parts of History have been forgotten or re-written, that the majority of people 35 and under, have no idea how life was.  I remember asking my mother if she wore “Hooped skirt dresses” like Scarlett of Gone With the Wind.  LOL… Since she was born until during the Great Depression, that would be a NO… LOL.

Scanned pictures 008

This is a picture of my eldest child, my son, when he was 2. I use to make all of my kids Halloween costumes every year, even though they were not able to have the fun, free, halloween I did growing up.  We always made our own costumes and carried “pillow cases” instead of little pumpkin buckets, on our halloween adventures. Back in the dark ages, when I was, people didn’t even have to worry about locking their doors, to the cars or the houses. All of the kids in our neighborhood were allowed to run free, from house to house, with our trusty flashlight, and we went to every house in the neighborhood. Our pillow cases were at least half full and bulging by the time we made it back home.  I had to walk with my kids and a flashlight every Halloween, and usually…. we even went before it got very late.  My kids never got to play in the front yard of our house, because a sex offender lived down the street.  (He moved in a couple of yrs. after we did, and we were not notified…  I just happened to see him on the website)  I guess it didn’t “damage” my children by not playing outside, but for many children, their creativity is stifled unless they happen to have parents willing to make tents etc, inside the house.


I have so many funny memories from my childhood, that they never even got a chance to experience. 

1.  The time my brother put a frog down my shirt, and in my bed once..  We had bunk beds until my little sister was born, then I shared with her until I got into college…

2.  The time we were playing cowboys and indians and I had an obsession with being an Indian princess at that time, so GUESS who got tied to the tree in the back yard?  That would be me… :D and the LEFT me there and ran off to play at someone else’s house… I was probably about 4 at the time…   Had to yell until my mom heard me and untied the rope to set me free…

3.  When my dad finally built me a “Play house” (probably really a work shop for himself..LOL) and then my brother and a friend peed their names all over the inside. (I didn’t know it would shoot that high actually) Dad had to end up painting over it, but I guess they had great fun…

4. When I was small we only had 3 television stations and they all went off at midnight.  I was maybe 10 or so when we got our first COLOR  TV…. and had to use “Rabbit Ears” as the antenna. No remotes, the kids had to get up and change the station when told to… LOL. I’ll never forget that we were the first people on the block to get a color TV and everyone came over to our house to see what it was like. To see that Peacock (NBC?) spread it’s tail feathers and each was a different color got lots of oohs and awe’s.  Kids today can’t even conceive of having only 3 channels, no remote, and everything was in black and white. No computer’s, no hand held games, no cell phones, in fact we had a “party line” for years, and that was when more than one family used the same line.  You could pick up the phone to call someone and hear someone else’s conversation going on…LOL  What a night-mare.



Amazingly enough, I did actually take this picture. (Still haven’t found the ones I wanted to, so I’m giving up..LOL)


There are so many other memories… I’ll share some next time… but will share some of the photos I have taken lately. Finally got mom’s house cleaned out and sold, furniture stored, all finished!!!  (YEA!!!!!)       






Opinions, Personal thoughts, & Whispers of War

lady in gauzeImage from Indulgy – Artist not listed


Whispers of War

Hear the silent music

secluded and forlorn.

The Faithless masks have fallen

Reality now scorned.

Shrouded in Conviction

the bloodied Hope defies,

with swords and courage raging

they fight on in sunset skies.

The veil of Tears is tainted

and thus blinded by Death’s gore.

Ruthless and destructive

the warriors fight for more.

Truth dispels the Silence

as Hollow prophets shout,

and Death reveals the Imminent,

dressed, in robes of Doubt.

Created understanding

illuminates the Past.

The Truth is often painful

but the knowledge there is vast.

Cruelty lies in Silence

for all the Innocent Souls.

Their vanished Dreams lie dormant

and their memories grow cold.

Their lives methodically taken,

 Their families ripped apart.

Can you not hear the voices

as they whisper in your Heart?

Revenge is thus awaiting

like a beast you feed unknown.

Turn your back, devoured you’ll be

by contemptuous thoughts alone.

Don’t be naive,

 they respect you not,

It’s Hatred they spout

 to create in you,


Their Lies fall easily

from lips unsealed,

to sear the Faithful

as their Evil’s revealed.

© 2014 ~ Kathryn E. Green

*Warrior and girl

Image from Indulgy~ Photographer not listed


Heal the soul

Image listing on the bottom of picture ~ I got it off Indulgy


I wrote this one a couple of weeks ago but just haven’t had time to post it. Home you like it. Children are NOT born with HATRED for others, THAT is TAUGHT, as is bias, religious thoughts and/or expectations, social expectations, culture.

My personal thought is that children not only are TAUGHT Cultural beliefs (I’m not saying that’s wrong), but they also SEE/WATCH the actions of elders and those they hold in high esteem.  I really don’t think that my country (this is MY Opinion) should try to go into another Country to try to “liberate” it and then turn around an leave. I don’t think we should choose sides in their Civil Wars, but at the same time, I don’t feel that other countries should either.   Also, I think any leader who is naive enough to tell the leader of another country that what they are doing is illegal or against some World Decision, when that President doesn’t even respect or abide by his own countries Constitution.  Why should anyone else trust my country, when they see the Govt. deceive the public over and over again and ignore their own the laws of their own country.   I personally find it hard to understand why anyone would believe that words and promises will be kept…. especially under such double standards.

(This is my own opinion, my own thoughts, on war or conflicts, not just on any particular one. Look to history, we can’t change hundreds or thousands of years conflict between other countries. My question is why to we get involved?  Is that our place to do so? Would we want them to come do that here? (It’s bad enough to have so many dishonest leaders as we have now).  We are not “The Supreme Leader”, be that whomever is worshiped in the various countries. I call my guy “GOD”, so I ask…. is it OUR responsibility to judge others as to who is right and who is wrong?

Another thought….. (personal opinion), why would someone continue to plead the 5th and not answer any questions if they were innocent? If copies of the email conversations are in hand, why refuse if you aren’t guilty?  I do not know if this is fact, but I was told that the Department of Justice (Holder) has already told her that nothing is going to happen to anyone involved.  (If that is true, has he judged them as innocent before the truth is told, or is he covering up for himself or someone else?  Just questions that I wonder about.

I must admit, I do find it rather ironic when they want to have OUR Govt. tell us what to do, what to eat., what to teach our children, what kind of insurance we are allowed to have, who will live and who will die (as the panel of NON-MEDICAL people decide if our medications are “COST EFFECTIVE or not)……   I don’t understand when someone runs for an elected office on the premise of making things easier for the people with pre-existing conditions and getting healthcare for the un-insured, while Insurance companies are forced to drop millions of people who were already insured and now can’t get insured. ( Many more than have signed up on the working or not, web site… that # also included many of the prisoners in many states, to make the numbers look better)

Oh well, I cannot solve the world’s problems…. besides the fact that the leaders wouldn’t list, they aren’t honest.  People would be STUNNED at what was stuck into the Health care law that have nothing to do with that…


Oh, by the way…. I know I’m not even close to being perfect thought I do try to be the very best, most honest person I can….. The Athesist can have their own feelings or beliefs, but just because they say they are offended by seeing a CROSS anywhere and it causes them distress… Well, I’m here to tell them, they are deeply offending and distressing ME (who has as many rights as they do) by trying to take the word GOD or any religious symbols from society. WHERE IS THE TOLERANCE THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON?????


Little girl big eyes

Image from Indulgy and unfortunately had no links attached that I can publish for them.
I ask everyone to REMEMBER THE CHILDREN, born INNOCENT and their thoughts created by the Society in which they live.
Past and Future


Life just isn’t simple….

Since I’ve been away for a while, I have a million things tumbling through my head… Thoughts I wanted to write, but didn’t.  Opinions I wanted to express or questions I wanted to ask, but didn’t…  Perhaps tomorrow… For now you some new pictures of my babies, otherwise known at pets… LOL

IMG_6761Oh, there’s mom’s hair thing…. my favorite toy!

IMG_6744Let me look to see if it’s in mom’s camera bag? Awe…. Nope!

IMG_6748Well, maybe it went under here?  Nope…..

IMG_6749Darn, I’m gonna pout.  I can’t find it!

IMG_6755OH, here it is!  Wonder if it’s been there all the time?

IMG_6758I’m taking it back to Mom so she can shoot it across the room again. I love this game!

IMG_6751I better run and get it back to her before she leaves the room.  She tries to sneak out so she won’t have to play Fetch with me for 15 minutes.

IMG_6760OOPS, almost dropped it…. That would be bad.

IMG_6752Hurry, hurry.  Shoot it mom, shoot it again!

IMG_6753Well that was a pitiful flick mom.  It didn’t go very far…

IMG_6762I dunno, daddy’s drill cord is starting to look like it might be fun to play with!

IMG_6763What do you mean, “get away from there”? Darn, you are just NO fun mom!

IMG_6767What do you mean I need to just stop and calm down?

IMG_6766You mean lay down like this?  For how long????

IMG_6765OKAY, are you happy now?????

That little adventure was with my little cat Anna. She is part Tabby and part Bengal cat. You can tell better on her stomach and her other side… the dots are more obvious.

IMG_6817My little boy…. another rescue baby!  He was very abused and though he loves it here and I’ve had him for about 5 years, he still won’t take food out of my hand.

IMG_6807This is my big cat, another rescue, who lives on my screened in back porch most days. It’s large and she has plenty of room and comes inside when it’s cold.

Picture was taken through the screen… she won’t hold still in I’m in the same room with her.

IMG_6821Guess it’s gonna start raining again soon. She’s on her back with her mouth open… LOL

Did anyone else hear that story on TV?  When a cat or a dog lays down on their back and opens their mouth that means it’s suppose to rain soon?  Guess we shall see how reliable she turns out to be… LOL


Facing Desolation ~ Poetry with images by Marcelo Leonard

Facing Desolation

Marcelo's house picture


The light burns bright


though the darkness,

and evil, surround us.

It peeks through the windows, & cracks,

as it tries to destroy all Light & Hope

that dwells within us.

I admit that I believe

we are all made to carry a beautiful light within our Soul,

even though there are times

when we must face darkness & evil

it’s un-relenting in it’s tries to extinguish all Hope & Inner Light.

Difficult to deter,

it claws repeatedly at the cracks in our Faith,

& windows to our Souls.

It seeps like a thief in the night under doors & through cracks

shrouding us when we venture out.

It tries all possible ways to steal our Hopes

Dreams & any possible chance we have of Happiness or Success.

We must be ever vigilant,

regardless the personal pain,

to not let the evil, hatred, & darkness,

steal inside,

to shroud & suffocate not only our Hope, Happiness & Inner Light

but that of others.

When times seem to be the bleakest,

when we feel abandoned and alone,

remember, this is the path they want us walk,

those who have already sold their souls.

They want us to joint them on the path to destruction.

It isn’t the only path available to us.

 Marcelo's picture - split paths

In life there are always choices.

A fork in the road, other avenues we may take, other paths to walk.

The choices we make

affect not only ourselves, but others.

Often our choices, like throwing a pebble into a pond,

sends ripples away from the rock’s splash, sinking point.

We often never know how our decisions will affect others,

even those Souls we do not know, or realize will be touched by OUR decision.

Think carefully about your Soul, you Faith, your Beliefs.

For many of us they are different….

I realize this,

however I personally feel that though

(my)God says He forgives us all

if we are honest in our appeals for forgiveness,

does NOT mean there will be no Consequences to face.

Like any parent who loves their child,

my personally feeling is that though God forgives them,

He will not let them go unpunished.

Only He can decide their punishment for any perceivable wrong doing.

Yet just as we, as parents, love our children,

if they are never made to face consequences of their actions,

they would most likely be repeated again and again.

Naturally, we still love them as they are part of us,

but consequences are a natural part of life.

Why is Self Responsibility no longer required of our citizens?


(c) Kathryn Elizabeth Green 2013

copyrighted, all rights reserved


 (Images by my good friend Marcelo Leonard, also copyrighted)

Check out more of his work here:
I’m sure I didn’t really do your beautiful work justice marcelo.
I’m just in “one of those moods” where I’m disappointed by the Injustice
that seems to be the norm these days.
IMG_2521(one of my own photos (c) 2013)

Blessings to Everyone!

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