Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I know this has been done to death by almost everyone else today, but this is my blog, which gives me the ultimate power to do whatever I want on here. (I mean, is it my World, or what?)
So, we now have Obama as president. I read on somebody else's blog where a person (who obviously voted for the warthog) said something to the effect of if the administration does well, will we all eat crow in four years? I think I replied that the only thing we will all be eating the next four years is cow turds.
I can only remember feeling emotions this strong in a country wide manner once; after 9/11. Don't get me wrong, I have an enormous sense of pride and patriotism for the good ole USofA. This was something more than that, and on that fateful day, I felt for a short time shocked, at a loss, much compassion for the victims, and horribly vulnerable. Quickly after, I felt an overwhelming rage at the people who would dare do something so atrocious, and an overwhelming desire to get them, and make them pay. This feeling has not really diminished all that much over the intervening 7 years, and I believe we have done good things in Iraq to this end, as well as other equally desirable ends.
Today, when I heard it for the first time, on the radio, my overarching desire now is to batten down the hatches. Become as self-sufficient as possible, so if the world ends, I will be prepared. Even if that means learning to garden, lol! Seriously though, I just have this burning and renewed desire to not be dependant on anybody, least of all the government at this juncture.
Am I frightened? Not really. Worried some, sure. However, I, for the first time, have undeniable testimony of what the various Prophets and Presidents of my religion have been teaching for decades; become self-reliant. Get my food storage in. Pay off all unnecessary debt. Be prepared financially for all things, especially the end of all things as we know it. I hate to get preachy, but look at what we just elected for the leader of our country. If that's not a sign of the times, I'd hate to see a real one.
The Almighty Liz


timpani76 said...

We'll live. We'll be fine. Take a deep breath, and try not to FREAK OUT (like I did earlier today).

lizS said...

naw, i'm not freaking out. really i'm not, nor have i today. i've just got kind of a new perspective. it's hard to explain; all those things we've been taught for years and years, our whole lives, just suddenly clicked into place for me. it's not like i didn't believe it before, but now i get it, does that make sense? and i'm just thoroughly disgusted with the majority of my fellow americans. have you caught many headlines? "obama brings new FASHION SENSE to the white house"..."celebrity reactions to new president"..."obama brings new puppy to the white house"...UGH!! how vacuous can you GET!?!

Bruce said...

whats to worry about? im poor and should be receving my check any day now.

pie-seas79 said...

I'm freaking out!!! This man is one of the most frightening I've ever seen even if we weren't dealing with terrorism right now. I feel the same way about being prepared Liz. I've asked for a lantern and a dutch oven for christmas as well as other various emergency supplies.
I've been bulking up my food storage since the April General Conference. I'm going to be prepared.
It makes me physically ill to see all the people cheering for him like he's one of the beatles or something...ARGH!

The Marinator said...

Can't do nothin' 'bout family. Sorry it upset you Liz. :) Maybe it just hasn't hit me yet, but I'm really not too upset about things. I never felt that way. I suppose I already kinda knew, so I'm not surprised. It's alright, though. Go read my latest posting, it goes into more detail. Love ya.

The Marinator said...

P.S. God's taking care of us, and if God is for us, who can be against us? I believe that His hand of protection may be about to be removed from this country, but I know always that His hand of protection is with me. And that's more comforting than having McCain as my President any day.

Eyepoke said...

oh, don't think that rob upset me. it's nice to have someone of a different opinion. (who's nice about it, see john's blog for the opposite) he was just one that i could directly quote without getting into too much familial trouble my own self, lol! i don't get bo supporters, i really don't. and i'm not freaked or scared or anything. a little worried at most. this just gave me new insight into the things i've been taught my whole life. like looking at the world through blue lenses when all along you've been looking through green. sort of.