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Yes, I’m disappointed and sad; not angry just sad about this country. All of my life I believed in the American exceptionalism. We could do and be whatever we wanted to be – provided we worked hard and aspired to greatness. Now the mantra is, don’t work hard and don’t care about success, the government will take care of you.

Just like Rush Limbaugh has been saying the last couple of days – how can you vote against “Santa Claus?” Democrats and Obama are the Santa Claus. Give you something for nothing. The government will take care of you. But who pays for all of this? The hard-working people do. However, too many Americans just don’t understand this concept. They think the “government” has a money tree and gives out money and goodies at will. Well, yes, the government has been printing money but that does not stimulate the economy. It just makes it worse.

Mitt Romney had a great vision for this country. He knew how to make money and success. But too many Americans weren’t listening to this because they can get it for free and not work hard for it. That is why I am sad. This isn’t the America I grew up in and imparted my ideas on my children – who are productive members of society I might say.

I cry for the young people who won’t be able to handle the responsibility of adulthood and take care of their children. I am angry at the American people who think that this is a free ride for everyone.

I know times change, but this direction our country is taking is not right. So we are saddled with four more years of Obama and his progressive/socialistic ideals. Mr. President, you have lied to us time and again and you have no idea how to get us out of this mess. That is why I am sad that Mitt Romney didn’t win and sad for our country.

I won’t get into how the Democrats stuffed the ballot boxes or stole the election. That is for someone else to say. I just see how much our country has changed for the worse and not the better.

May God Bless us and keep us safe.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait until this election is over. I’m so tired of the phone calls, the ads on TV and all the flapping about who is the best person to be President. As you may know, I am a conservative and have been disenchanted by the current Administration – Obama and his buddies to be specific. What a tragedy he has heaped on our country. We are more divided now, our economy is tanking and there is no feeling of unity as Americans. Whose fault is it? Obama.

I heard Obama say the other day, “Who do you trust?” Well Mr. President, you lied about Benghazi where an Ambassador and three Americans died. You lied about Obamacare, my health care cost is just like Mitt Romney said, up over $2,000 a year. Your all of the above energy programs is spot on what Mitt Romney said; the all above is above ground and nothing below ground – that was a good zinger! And when Obama says, vote for revenge – OMG – what is this guy all about?

I have voted already. I have voted for love of country and put a leader in the White House. I voted for Mitt Romney. Now all of you progressive wackos can take a shot at me. I don’t care. I love this country and it hurts when the current Administration has dragged our country in the mud.

One more day and we will truly take back our country from this most corrupt Administration that I have ever seen in my lifetime.

An article on MSNBC, shows just how gullible people can be. First of all, there is no way that the federal government will be paying for your utility bills especially if you have to give them your personal information. There are state programs to help people pay for their utility bills but there is no such federal program.

As a result, scammers are using a form of identity theft that has already claimed thousands of victims. These scammers are so bold they will even contact you by going door-to-door with this bogus utility bill payment scam. They are convincing unsuspected people that a special federal government assistance program has been set up – they describe it as a bailout authorized by President Barack Obama’s administration- to help pay utility bills.

But here is the catch, you have to “register” with them and give them your Social Security number and other personal information, i.e. bank account number. Obviously there is no such program. But these scammers are shrewd, they us door-to-door solicitation, Facebook, emails and tweets to convince people. Then these victims pass it on to their family and friends through these social networks. This is how the scam is growing.

Once again, if it is too good to be true it’s probably a scam. If you are having problems paying your utility bill, contact your utility company and work out payments with them. They are often very willing to get payments from you than no payment at all.

This year in Colorado has been tough. Wild fires and drought have hurt many communities. But this situation for our farmers in Colorado only shows how damaging bureaucracy really is.

In Weld County, a rural area on the eastern plains, grow thousands of acres of corn. However, this year, at least one third of the corn crop is dying because of the drought in the state. Two weeks ago the farmers stopped receiving surface irrigation water from rivers because of the drought conditions. As a result nearly 500 acres of corn is baking in the sun and dying.

Because of a 2006 decision by the Colorado Water Court, farmers in Weld County are severely limited as to how much groundwater they can pump for irrigation. Most were able to pump groundwater for a few days. The reason for the limitations is to protect the water levels in the aquifer and to protect the water rights of residents and farmers downstream.

However, farmers in Weld County argue the water levels in the aquifer are so high that many residents are forced to drain and pump water from the basements of their homes.

Farmers, along with the support of the Weld County Commissioners, formally requested Governor John Hickenlooper to order the pumps be turned on for one month to get the farmers through this year’s emergency drought situation. During that one month time period the water being pumped would be monitored to limit the impact on the aquifer.

In a statement from a spokesperson for Governor Hickenlooper said, “The Governor has explored every angle of allowing wells to pump more than their legally allocated amounts, and the Attorney General has twice said that’s not possible.”

So there you have it, bureaucracy at its finest. Yes, we have drought conditions but we also need to grow food for us to eat. There seems to be no compromise on this situation. Get ready to pay higher prices in the future for food.

The 4th of July, Independence Day, this year is very special to all of us. Our freedom is very precious to us and unfortunately as time goes on there are “forces” that are trying to suppress our freedoms.  We all need to be vigilant and make sure that we don’t give away our freedom by not paying attention to what is going on.

The United Nations is trying to get a world gun law passed and of course Hillary Clinton is enthusiastic about this. This would be disastrous for all Americans. The new healthcare law was found constitutional because it is a “tax”. Oh goody more taxes coming down in the near future. Eric Holder’s  Fast and Furious gun running has become a joke and this administration is spinning the truth on this matter. We need to hold this administration accountable for this debacle, don’t give up and let them sweep it under the rug!

Here in Colorado we have had disastrous fires that have devastated communities. My prayers are for all of the victims of these tragedies. President Obama was here and said that he would do whatever he can to help out. Right. I’m a little upset about this because when Texas was burning last year, the President turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to that state. Because we have a democrat governor, John Hickenlooper, he’s all over this important swing state to show that he cares. Too little, too late. His presence here was just a photo op for him. I do not trust Obama anymore because of all of his lies to us.

That is why I’m saying, listen carefully and only believe what sounds true to your heart. Don’t fall for a “snake oil” salesman because if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

I hope next 4th of July we can really celebrate because we are truly free and enjoy our exceptionalism as being a proud American.

First of all the final was long and boring, I wish it was shorter and right to the point. But the first shocker on the show was that William Levy and Cheryl came in third place. I never would have thought that would have happened. He was at least one or two.

I thought for sure that Katherine Jenkins and Mark would have won the trophy for sure. She had the presence of an entertainer and dancer but came in second place – shock, shock, shock!

But then when they announced the winner of Dancing with the Stars I was totally shocked. Donald Driver and Peta won the Mirror Ball Trophy!

I guess he peaked at the right time and the fans really enjoyed his performances. His final dance the cha cha cha was okay but the judges were generous with their scoring and gave all the stars 10’s for their dances.

I loved Katherine’ Jive, full of fun and energy. William’s salsa was good too but typical of his Latin background, he just did what he felt comfortable with.

So there you have it, Season 14 came to an end with a shocker ending of the winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy. I really think Katherine was cheated out of the trophy.

Next season they are bringing back former favorite stars to compete, we’ll see how that goes.

What a fantastic final on Dancing with the Stars.  All I have to say is Donald Driver made a “touchdown” with his free style dance. He had powerful lifts and great musicality and of course it didn’t hurt to have his family and friends wear “cheese heads” to spur on his dancing.  For the first time all season Len gave him a 10 and Donald got a perfect 30 for his free style dance. However, his Argentine Tango was not that great. It was too much Peta dancing and not enough Donald dancing. He ended the night with a score of 59

William Levy was predictable with his sexy moves and I found that his free style dance was a lot of lifts, bumping and grinding and shaking his booty. I know he’s sexy but that doesn’t make him a champion. His cha cha cha was more of the same as well. He ended the night also with a score of 59.

Then there was Katherine Jenkins. Would she come back from a down week last week? Was she physically fit to continue from her back strain? Of course! She is a true performer. Her Paso Dobla was awesome and she received a 10, the first from Len. Her free style dance was fun, full of energy and I loved it that they call her “The Welsh Wiggler.” I also loved it when she started the free style with her singing a few bars of the dance. What a beautiful voice she has. Carrie Anne said that she was a true Champion and I agree with her. She ended the night with a perfect score of 60.

So who will win Dancing with the Stars? Right now it is hard to tell. Katherine has been the most consistent except for a slight off week last week. She pushes herself to her limits and beyond. William Levy is the sexy star that can bump and grind and thrill the ladies. But Donald Driver has peaked and that is why it is hard to predict who will win. Donald Driver still has a chance to win the trophy but he does have a lot of competition between William and Katherine

My favorite is Katherine and I think she will win but we’ll find out on Tuesday night. Good luck to all of the finalist. Looking forward to one last great dance from all of them.