gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 10/10/04 - 10/17/04

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

When It Rains...

While still dealing with my son Lucas being a runaway and in the hospital in Missouri, my other son has been in an accident.


I had just gotten to work on Thursday morning when I received a call from the police that my son was taken to the emergency room.


My first question was “Which son? Which hospital?”


Apparently Anthony had been riding his bike to school and the handle bars had come off.  He could not control the bike, thus hitting a fire hydrant head on.


His head grazed one of the bolts on the fire hydrant.  He has a 10cm gash on the top of his head that took 15 staples to close up.


No other injuries except a few scrapes and bruises.  He will be fine.


With no insurance, this is just something else to add more stress to my life.


At least he will be okay.


Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Military Resumes of Democrats, Republicans, Pundits

Military Resumes of Democrats, Republicans, Pundits & Preachers

Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.
David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.
Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.
Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army
journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.
Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.
Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, WWII.
John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V
Purple Hearts.
John Edwards: did not serve.
Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.
Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.
Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.
Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.
Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.
Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII, receiving the Bronze Star and
seven campaign ribbons.
Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,
and Soldier's Medal.
Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and
Legion of Merit.
Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.
Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze
Star with Combat V.
Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.
Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57
Chuck Robb: Vietnam
Howell Heflin: Silver Star
George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.
Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but
received 311.
Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.
Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.
Wesley Clark: U.S. Army, 1966-2000, West Point, Vietnam, Purple Heart,
Silver Star. Retired 4-star general.
John Dingell: WWII vet
John Conyers: Army 1950-57, Korea

Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
Tom Delay: did not serve.
House Whiip Roy Blunt: did not serve.
Bill Frist: did not serve.
Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
George Pataki: did not serve.
Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
Rick Santorum: did not serve.
Trent Lott: did not serve.
Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.
John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.
Jeb Bush: did not serve.
Karl Rove: did not serve.
Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max
Cleland's patriotism.
Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.
Vin Weber: did not serve.
Richard Perle: did not serve.
Douglas Feith: did not serve.
Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
Richard Shelby: did not serve.
Jon Kyl: did not serve.
Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
Christopher Cox: did not serve.
Newt Gingrich: did not serve.
Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as aviator and flight instructor.
George W. Bush: six-year Nat'l Guard commitment (in four).
Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role
Gerald Ford: Navy, WWII
Phil Gramm: did not serve.
John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bob Dole: an honorable veteran.
Chuck Hagel: two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam.
Duke Cunningham: nominated for Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Silver
Stars, Air Medals, Purple Hearts.
Jeff Sessions: Army Reserves, 1973-1986
JC Watts: did not serve.
Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.
G.H.W. Bush: Pilot in WWII. Shot down by the Japanese.
Tom Ridge: Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam.
Antonin Scalia: did not serve.
Clarence Thomas: did not serve

Pundits & Preachers
Sean Hannity: did not serve.
Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.' a
hair-containing sinus)
Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.
Michael Savage: did not serve.
George Will: did not serve.
Chris Matthews: did not serve.
Paul Gigot: did not serve.
Bill Bennett: did not serve.
Pat Buchanan: did not serve.
Bill Kristol: did not serve.
Kenneth Starr: did not serve.
Michael Medved: did not serve.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone for their concern.

My son is safe.

Lucas is in the hospital in Springfield. They have him under a 48 hr psych eval. I think it is partly because his dad asked for it and partly because they didn't know what else to do with him.

He was picked up at school and blatantly told the cops, the principal and anyone else who would listen that he would never go home. He didn't care if he went to jail, he just wasn't going home.

I am not sure what is going to happen with him now, but I am pretty sure Child Services is involved after all that mess.

I am going to call and talk to his doctor later today.

Thanks again for all your support.

Monday, October 11, 2004

My Son Is Missing in Springfield, MO

On Thursday,my son Lucas and his father got in a huge fight right before school.

That evening, Lucas called and said he was at the courthouse filling out the paperwork to be an emancipated minor. He also said his bike had been stolen.

When asked where he was so his dad could go pick him up, Lucas refused to answer.

He has not been heard from since.

Lucas is 16 years old and lives in Springfield, MO. He is approximately 5'8" and 140 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

He usually wears black bell jeans (you know, those baggy things all mothers hate).

His father has determined that when he is found, he will be living in a bedroom with nothing but a bed and some family pictures. Apparently, dad went thru Lucas' things and found a pack of cigarettes, a hidden lighter and a Snap-On calendar with naked women on it. (Oh my! A 16 year old boy that likes naked women!)

Anyway, he has also decided that Lucas will be going to some kind of Christian boot camp when he returns. If there is one thing I am totally against, it is fundamentalist Christianity.

So, this is a plea for my son. If any of you live in that area, please tell him to go to Pat's house. And he can call me from there.

Thank you.