Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flooding in North Dakota

A prayer for the folks fighting the flooding in North Dakota.

The good, hardy folks up there have closed the schools and everyone is out night and day in the cold, snowy, crappy weather, sandbagging around the clock in an effort to save their homes.

So where is FEMA? I haven't heard one word about FEMA being in North Dakota braving the cold and snow.

I guess FEMA is a fair weather organization.

It's probably just as well they don't show up, they would just be in the way, and would not be able to handle the conditions, and would probably have to be rescued by the folks they're trying to save.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wife swap

So I'm sitting at home on a Friday night with a cold six pack and the remote, so I"m watching wife swap.

Dear God, deliver me from anal retentive, compulsive clean freak women!

I've watched Wife Swap a lot and it is very interesting how one culture of family can learn from another. The show has never offended me until tonight. One woman who is one of those folks who scrubs her GRANITE counter tops 3 times a day, just called the drag racing family "white trash" and "low class"!


We don't all come from the same world. I am not a clean freak, but I do like a clean house. Not polished, just clean and reasonably organized.

And I did teach my kids manners and how to be polite. My kids had chores, and had to contribute to the family. But I also allowed my children to make choices about interests they wanted to pursue.

I have a very diverse family. My aunt Linda Lussetto is super stocker tractor puller. Aunt Linda and her husband recently retired and do nothing but raise horses, pugs and go tractor pulling. Her husband, Pete, takes care of the mechanic work, Linda drives the tractor, fire suit and all, and she is damn good at it and I'm proud of her.

Check out this link of Aunt Linda and Ole Bitty.

Don't get me wrong! I have a cousin who is also a very successful lawyer in Denver, Co. and I admire her too. But how many, over educated, holier than thou, I am an independent women, who think highly of them selves would don that fireproof suit and take on that tractor and all that power and go balls to the wall with it? And aunt Linda is 60 and still spewing fire and brimstone and putting it all on the line in the name of speed, power and fun!

There are 2 women in this world that I admire, and neither one is famous.

One is my sister Kellee, who has made her way and become successful in spite of everything against her, and aunt Linda, because she is so unconventional, and totally does everything against all odds and rules.
Women NASCAR drivers do not have anything on my aunt Linda. She's been into power and speed before those broads were ever born.


Just so you know, I am a die hard Cornhusker fan.

This is one of my favorite videos.

Huskers rock!

What Redneck Revue is all about

For those of you who stop in here hunting for redneck horseshoes, I'm glad to see you!

But Redneck Revue is not all about Redneck Horseshoes and Redneck games.

Redneck Revue is where I voice my opinions on all kinds of stuff.

I voice my opinion on politics, raising kids, jobs, money, sex, whatever. Redneck Revue is where I come to rant.

So stay tuned. It could get interesting.

Feel free to leave comments, the more the merrier!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

little boy and girl pageants

I've watched the commercials, etc. about little girl and boy beauty pageants.


At first I tried to justify the parents and their motivation to the fact that I competed in rodeo and 4-H livestock events as a child.

However, after watching one show, it is not the same thing. These parents are possessed!

As a kid who grew up around cows, horses, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats and so on, rodeo, 4-H market sheep, steers, heifers, breeding heifers, were a natural part of our life style. I also competed in 4-H in sewing, cooking and photography.

4-H was a great experience, we learned about animals, breeding, the best critter to select, to get the best cuts of meat, in sewing, we learned about sewing and about modeling and fashion tips, in cooking, we learned about gardening, presentation, taste, value, canning, freezing, economy, photography was fun, but it also taught graphic design, (in the 70's, OMG).

We also did demonstrations and judging. When you do judging in 4-H, you go to a competition and you judge someone else's work. Then you have the privilege of getting up before a professional and giving them your reasons why you judged the items the way you did.

Great public speaking and reasoning experience.

On the whole sewing experience, I have to mention, I love to sew and still do it, but when I went to work at the veterinary hospital, I was watching as the vet was sewing up an injured dog, and he was explaining to me the stitch he was using, I had to snicker and told him that if he were sewing we called it a running stitch. Same stitch, different purpose, different name.

Anyway, back to the pageant thing. I do not think these kids are learning anything from this. Little girls as young as 3 years old, wearing a buttload of make up, shaving their legs, primping, on diets to stay thin, this is not a good thing.

These little girls look like a pedophiles fantasy. And the only thing they have learned is make it on your looks baby! Your looks is all that counts.

It is so sad.

At least with rodeo, we learn to work with someone else, even if it is an animal, and looks don't matter, it's all about hard work, practice and working with someone besides yourself. Rodeo is a team sport.

The biggest thing I learned is, no matter how hard you work, some days everything goes like clockwork and you kick ass, the next day, you might be sucking hind titty, but that's just the way it goes.

From what I'm seeing as I watch a kiddy beauty pageant, we have a bunch of fat ass moms, living through their little girls. Mom, if you want to be a beauty queen, go on a diet, get a face and boob lift, don't force your kid to be what you wish you were. Your kid is not you! give your gid a break, let them be a kid.

None of us are perfect. I'll take rodeo any day over being a beauty queen.

My parents never forced me to do the 4-H market steer, breeding heifer, cooking, sewing, photography, best halter mare/gelding/foal, market sheep, I did it because I enjoyed it. As I got older I dropped some of the projects and only did the horse/market beef and creative sewing, because that is what I wanted to do.

I did win 2 trips to our state fair in judging competitions. I went to the state fair, did my judigng, gave the person juding me my reasons for why I placed things the way I did. One year I won a blue ribbon, pretty good, on year I got a green participation ribbon. That's ok .It was a good experience, and I didn't have to look like a child molesters fantasy to compete.

The wedding

So, I was watching a show about shopping for the perfect wedding dress. ROFL!

Brides, think the wedding is all about them. Ha Ha.

Your guests come to the wedding for the free supper, free booze and the reception party.

I'm not in any way, discounting the importance of the day to the bride and groom, but, most of your guests do not put the importance on the dress, decorations, tuxedo's, flowers, glitz, glamour and money that the getting married couple does.

Guests want to see a nice wedding, short and sweet, and let's get to the reception, the free supper and the FREE BOOZE and the DANCE.

Wedding receptions are where rednecks and all other folks, hang out, eat the free food, drink the booze, and get totally stupid all in the name of the wedding. And unless you start a fight, no one cares how stupid anyone gets at a wedding reception.

By the time the night is over, the bride and groom have left and all that is left is a bunch of drunks, who just want to have a good time for free. Visit people they don't see often, do the chicken dance and the macarana and whatever.

So, anal brides, give it a rest. As a guest I really don't give a crap what your dress looks like, bring on the free supper, beer, party and an excuse to get out of town for the weekend.

The best wedding I ever went to the bride and groom went and bought new levi's and matching white shirts and sprang for an assload of booze.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Redneck Revue

This is Redneck Revue. While we love to drink beer and play redneck horseshoes, we still have conservative political views and we express them here.

So, I here that in Feb. 650,000 people lost their jobs. Now, I am not going to argue that, that is not a good thing. But, think about it. How many of those people are over paid and over compensated union workers? How many of those people had jobs where they did not really do anything?

And as far as Obama and his screeching we have an economic crisis, Kiss my big ole redneck ass. We do not have an economic crisis. We have an assload of people who bought houses they could not afford, with shady, shaky loans from crooked mortgage brokers.

I really think we should let the whole shebang go broke. No more bail out, no more money from the government. The money does not come from the government, it comes from the taxpayers.

As a middle class, (aka $40,000/yr) family income, I do not want to bail out anybody. My husband and I are in the position of being one of those middle class families that does not qualify for shit. Except more taxes. We are current on our house payments. We pay that before we pay anything else.

We may end up having to give up our satellite tv, and diet pepsi and mountain dew and Friday night happy hour. But I will always make our house payment.

We have no credit card debt, and no car payment. Our only payment is our house payment. Yes, our vehicles are old and have an assload of miles on them and they have dents, and they look like shit, but they are paid for, cheap to insure and liscense and they get us from point A to point B, which is the whole purpose of a vehicle.

Right now, our washing machine took a crap. As much as I would like to have a new one, we don't have the cash, so I've been going to the laundry mat to wash clothes and I bring them home and dry them. It will be at least 6 months before I can afford the cash for a used or new washer, so in the mean time I will bite the bullet and go to the laundry mat. It just is the way it is.

The whole point is, suck it up America! Do the right thing, if you don't have cash, don't buy it. Tell Obama to take is spend, spend, spend, policies and stick them up his ass. YOU CANNOT SPEND YOUR WAY OUT OF DEBT!