Hail Hitler – I Don’t Think So!

I was on Twitter early, and one of the ladies that I follow mentioned Hitler in her post. Out of curiosity I clicked on the URL. The video was entitled, Obama Hitler Youth Style Brainwashing. For those who aren’t interested in clicking over, the video showed a group of young men speaking of Obama and pledging to make various commitments. When I first viewed the video, I didn’t understand the connection to Hitler.

As I read further, there where more posts referring to Hitler. I soon realized the ladies were referring to the group of young men, their military style dress and the fact they were performing somewhat in unison. Most importantly, the fact that they were speaking of Obama. I realize there are people in this country who are displeased with the new President Elect; however, to compare him and our youth to Hitler was beyond my comprehension. At this time I don’t know anyone on the face of this earth that is comparable to Hitler, and what he stood for, Black, White, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Bi-racial.

I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I am a subscriber of this lady’s newsletter and a member of her forum. I have been for years. As a result, I let her know my displeasure with her comment. I stated that to compare Obama and those young man to Hitler was one of the most ridiculous statements that I have read on Twitter.

I also let her know that the movements in the video were used in fraternities across the country as a form of discipline. She responded by saying, it wasn’t used in any colleges that she had attended or in any that she knew of. I gave her a few colleges that used the method of discipline, and explained that it was a version of dance called Stepping. The colleges that use this method of dicipline or dance are Spelman, Morehouse, Howard University, Hampton University and many others. She stated that it wasn’t for her and her children.

As adults don’t we learn that not everything is for everybody. Is this video worthy of a comparison to Hitler? I don’t think so. Personally, I think it’s a sad day when Obama and these young men are compared to Hitler. The thinking is beyond me. I would love to hear your thoughts on this video and the comparison to Hitler.

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Obama Mania

The world is in love with Barack Obama it seems. It’s amazing to watch someone who was scarcely known several years ago become a national and international phenomenon. Parents are naming their children after Barack, Michelle, and their two beautiful daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama. Seven children in Africa have been named after President Elect Obama. Florida, Maryland, and Arkansas couples have named their children after President Elect Obama and soon to be First Lady Michelle and their children.

I became aware of President Elect Obama several years ago on Oprah. He was promoting his book, Audacity of Hope. My first thought, was who is Barack Obama. I decided to watch, and within 5 minutes I was enthralled. I found him to be a fascinating man, and completely understood why Oprah was fawning over him. I soon learned that Barack Obama was a highly intelligent U.S. Senator with an interesting background.

People around the world are not only celebrating the fact that he is America’s first black President, they are also celebrating the fact that America has changed forever. We have watched the most powerful country in the world show that it is time for change. A country that was built on the backs of diverse people has sent a message to the world that there is hope for everyone here and we would like to live peacefully among our brethren. We also sent the message, that no matter who you are, if you work hard enough you can succeed in achieving the American Dream, whatever it may be for you. Regardless of your political affiliation, isn’t it wonderful to know that we, as a country, can come together and have a say in our country’s direction. We are the epitome of freedom.

I hope this country can recover from the economic and financial hardship that we have found ourselves in as well as end the two wars that we are currently embroiled in. I pray that President Elect Obama is given the support and insight needed to lead us back to a place of peace and respect in the world. Oh how beautiful it is to be a part of America’s history. Hail to the Red, White and Blue.

I would love to know your thoughts regarding this incredible 2 year journey, that is as long as they are not offensive.

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Wordless Wednesday

Pimp My Ride!

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Personalized Children’s CD Give Away

Giggles & Sugar Kisses maintains a list of the Top 100 Baby Boutiques and Shops on the web. Each month I check our new sites and several of the more established to see if anything new or interesting has been added. This month Kids Personalized Music joined our Top List, and we have a jewel. This site offers CDs from lullabies to personalized stories. Several of the CDs are offered in Spanish. After listening to several samples, I was so excited that I contacted the ower of the site to inquire about the product. I wish I had checked them out before my grandson’s birthday, I would have purchased the Birthday CD. My grandson loves music. These CDs get 3 snaps, a booty shake and go into grandma’s bag.

Victoria, owner of the site, said she and her husband discovered the personalized music by accident. She said they were attending a festival in South Florida with her husband, and the background music caught their attention! Each song had a child’s name in it. She said they were totally captivated and they walked away with six of the twenty four CDs that mentioned their grand kids names, lol. They were obviously sold. They are now offering personalized CDs.

Victoria has been kind enough to offer our readers a personalized Birthday CD either in English or Spanish. This CD will make a great birthday gift. You could be the winner of this fabulous CD! Here’s how: Check out the Kids Personalized Music site and leave us a comment on your favorite CD. I also liked the You’re An Angel CD, which contains lullabies, and the Nursery Rhymes CD. My grandson’s name is Xavier. It was so much fun to hear his name throughout the CD.
You can double your chances of winning by subscribing to our blog and triple your chances of winning by subscribing to our Giggles & Sugar Kisses newsletter. The last winner of our Give Away had a triple entry. It paid off.

This give way ends mid-night November 15 and is open to US and Canada residents 18+. The winner will have 3 days to respond to the notification. Failure to respond will result in a disqualification. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified as well. Have fun browsing and listening to the music samples, and good luck.

For more Bloggy Give Aways click here.
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Children’s Books Give Away

Giggles & Sugar Kisses was given the opportunity to review several groups of books by Kumon Publishing Company. Kumon focuses on basic learning skills for childen aged 2 through 6. They cover everything from the alphabet, reading, counting, tracing, basic addition and subtraction to scissor skills.

Kumon’s workbooks are unique. They use a step by step approach, so children can master one skill before moving to another. Their learning system was developed in Japan by Toru Kumon 50 years ago. Mr. Kumon wanted his son to do better in school, so he developed workbooks to help his son. By the sixth grade, his son could do calculus. His techniques have been proven. Kumon currently has learning centers in 44 contries.

Giggles & Sugar Kisses will be offering several sets of books to our readers to test for us. You could be the winner of our second give away. This set is geared toward a children ages 2 – 5. The set contains a Tracing book and Numbers 1 – 30. Visit Kumon Publishing and check out their site. Leave us a comment on the books that you see most beneficial to your child. We will randomly select a winner from our posts.

This give away will end January 5, 2009. It is open to US Residents 18+ only. Winner will have 3 days to contact us once they are notified. Failure to contact us will result in disqualification. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified.

We will be listing additional sets over the next month, which includes Mazes, Simple Addition, Telling Time, and Rhyming Words. If you are interested in testing any of these books, be sure to check back.

Giggles & Sugar Kisses believes education is the key to success. As a result, we require the winners to follow up with their opinions and comments on the set of books that they win. We would like to share your experience with our other readers, they may be interested in purchasing the books. If you’re not willing to follow up, please do not enter the give aways. Thank you and good luck!

Mia Bella Votive Candles Give Away

Giggles & Sugar Kisses is giving away 12 Mia Bella Votive Candles. You could be a winner. Here’s how: Visit Giggles & Sugar Kisses and leave us a comment on your favorite item. If you’re a subscriber or you subscribe to our blog you can enter twice. If you’re a subscriber or you subcribe to the Giggles & Sugar Kisses newsletter and you can enter three times.

Votive candles will be mailed directly from Thirty One. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you. Contest expires mid-night November 20, 2008 and is open to all US Residents 18+. Winner will have 3 days to submit name and address information. Failure to contact us within 72 hours will result in a disqualification. Good Luck!

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Personalized Confetti Give Away

Oh La La! Look what we’ve found at the Pink Poodle Boutique. Personalized Confetti. You heard us right, Personalized Confetti. The Pink Poodle Boutique is owned by Christian Walker. It’s a chic little boutique with fabulicious gifts. Besides the confetti, they sell dress up items for your little princess too.

Pink Poodle allowed us to try a bag of the Photo Confetti for my grandson’s 1st birthday party and the guests just raved about it. My daughter was in awe. She shouted, “Mom how did you do that.” The tables looked great, but I couldn’t take the credit, I told everyone about Pink Poodle Boutique. There’s enough of confetti for you to use in your Thank You Cards too. An idea given to me by owner Christian. The bag is quite generous. This idea get 3 snaps, a booty shake and goes into Grandma’s bag. I love it!

I had so much fun going through my digital photos trying to decide what photos I wanted to use for the confetti. Creating your personalized confetti is a 4 step process. Get your digital photos together ladies, lol, you may need your photos for this Give Away.

Pink Poodle is offering a free bag of confetti to one of our lucky readers. Don’t you love Giggles & Sugar Kisses? You are going to love the Pink Poodle Boutique too. You could be the winner of this great party favor. Here’s how: visit The Pink Poodle Boutique and check out Christian’s Custom Confetti. This lady is awesome. She has Cinderella, Butterfly, Wedding, Photo; I could go on, but you need to check it out for yourself. Return to this site and leave us a comment on your favorite Personalized Confetti. A winner will be randomly selected from our posts.

Give Away ends December 1, 2008 at mid-night. It is open to U.S. Residents 18+ only. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified. The winner will have 3 days to contact us after notification. Failure to contact us will result in disqualification. Enjoy your visit and good luck!
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Happy Halloween from Giggles & Sugar Kisses!
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Can You Steal This?

Lets see if you can steal this! After having her Obama sign stolen, an Austin, TX woman decided to take things to a new level. She used 12 cans of spray paint to permanently mark her front lawn with an Obama logo.

I’ve heard people complaining about their signs being stolen, but none have used this measure to replace it, lol. I believe people should have the right to express their candidate of choose at or in their home and not have to endure someone else’s disapproval or desire to possess their sign.  I admire this lady for fighting back. 

Shannon Bennett used the logo on her stolen Obama sign as a guide to the symbol painted on her lawn. How does her neighbor feel about the new lawn decoration, her neighbor who is a Republican admires her grit and thinks the symbol is pretty too.
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Bloggy Giveaways!

We’ve joined the Bloggy Giveaways! We have a practical, but adorable fall themed towel cake for one lucky visitor. It includes a delicious candle for your kitchen and 9 – 10 kitchen items, which includes dish cloths, oven mitts, and utensils.

How do you win? Just browse our blog and leave us comment. We recently had a make over and would love to hear what you think about the design and content. We will select a random winner of this towel cake on Saturday, November 2, from the posts. The winner will have 3 days to respond to notification. Failure to respond will result in disqualification. Entries with invalid email addresses will be disqualified as well. Give Away is open to U.S. Residents 18+ only. We have several other Give Aways listed on our blog, be sure to enter while you’re here. If you like our blog become a subscriber and you can enter our Give Aways twice. As a subscriber you will be one of the first to know about our great monthly give aways: Personalized Confetti
Personalized Children’s Placemat
Mia Bella Votive Candles
Diaper Clutch
Child ID Kit
Personalized Children’s CD
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