Sunday, October 31, 2010

To the Grindstone!

***Okay, I didn't do any transcription at all yesterday - so guess what I'm gonna be doing today? My black bean soup turned out really well last night. Man, that stuff's gross-looking, though! We had lots of trick-or-treaters, the little ones were SO cute! We even had a little 2 year old dressed up as an Oompa-Loompa!

***Oh, but I thought it was the Tea Partiers who were violent??

MoveOn and Republicorps member Fred Highton says he regrets initiating a physical altercation with a conservative Tea Partier at a political event at the University of Arizona earlier this month.
“If I’m going to take part in these political events, I need to learn some self-control,” Highton said.

Gee, ya think?


***Can you feel the irony? Ariana Huffington, founder of the lefty hate site Huffington Post, actually uttered these words:

"Taking a stand for sanity is not a partisan position. It's neither right nor left. It's reasonable. We have to stop demonizing anyone we disagree with," Huffington said.

Just a cursory stroll through her blog site will highlight her utter hypocrisy.

***Check out Ann Coulter's latest column, "You don't have to be crazy to be a Democrat, but it helps!." She goes through some of the crazies on the Left...and boy, there are a bunch of 'em...

We've got Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, who personally presided over the housing crash after getting that gay prostitution business behind him. Of course, Frank's actions are nothing compared to Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul's alleged participation in a college prank. Now, THERE'S a scandal!

***Check out this story! A guy called Rush Limbaugh's show and related how a story Rush told 10 years ago about not giving up (the shopping cart story) inspired him to start and grow a business. The American dream is not dead, and this Tuesday we get the chance to make sure the Democrats don't continue to try to kill it. 

***Check out the Nerd-O-Lantern!


***Neat story:
His Mysterious Ways
submitted by Bob Robison

Jobs were hard to find in New York City in 1930. Just 19, I was fresh off the boat from Sweden and didnt speak any English.
When I'd boarded the train in my hometown of Karlskrona, Sweden, a woman next to me had asked, Where are you going?
America, I said. To make a new start.
My cousin Lars works in New York City, she informed me. At the Steinway piano factory. Look him up when you get there. She wrote on a piece of paper, handed it to me and said, God be with you.
It was a sweltering New York day when I set out in search of the factory. I had no idea where it was. I wandered the city for hours, showing people that scrap of paper, which bore four words: Lars Olsen-Steinway Piano. Nobody was able to help me.
I was disappointed, and so tired. When I saw a parked car I opened the door and slid into the front seat. Where I was from anyone could rest in someone elses wagon or cart. I hoped the same was true here.
I soon fell asleep, but was jolted awake by the blast of a whistle. Workmen streamed out of a nearby building. One of the yelled at me, in English. What is he so upset about? I answered instinctively in Swedish that I was sorry. Amazingly, he responded in Swedish, What are you doing in my car? I explained, then showed him that piece of paper. The man smiled. He said the whistle I had heard announced the end of the workday at Steinway & Sons. Then he walked me around the corner and introduced me to someone who got me a job as a painter.
By now youve probably guessed. The man who owned the car was Lars Olsen.

Author, A. Samuel Mattson, Cheshire, Connecticut

***What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.  ~Ezra Pound

***Have a great day! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Candy!!

***Man, I've got candy everywhere. Tonight is Trick or Treat night in Richmond, so I'm prepared. I just leave it in the sack and out of sight until it's time, or I'm in trouble. If I eat more than one snack size candy bar, I'll be sick, and who can stop at one??

***It's Saturday, right? I usually get a little extra sleep on Saturdays, but I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep. Sooo...I'm baking a cake and blogging.

***This is crazy. Four-year-old child being sued in bicycle crash case. This guy is a golddigger, nothing more.

***Best scary movies of all time - according to PJTV.

***The "Tongue Patch" diet. This doctor surgically implants a patch on the patient's tongue in order to make it painful to chew solid food.

***Tubeless toilet paper. Hmmm. Well, that wasn't on my list of priorities, but hey...

***Giants riding high - leading World Series 2-0.

***John Kerry decries "Know-Nothingism" in America. Well, he's the poster child for *that*.

***


Reminds me of my kids a few years ago on Halloween.

***Oh, you gotta see this one too...


Heehee!

***Please....ohpleaseohpleaseohplease...

***In case you were wondering - here are the top 5 symptoms of kleptomania.

***The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~~ Ronald Reagan

***Have a great day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gonna Be a Long Day!

***Lots to do, as usual. Well, a little more than usual, actually. Had a nice dinner with Johnathan yesterday at Max & Erma's. I've never been there before - it was really good! Mark had a huge "garbage burger." Yep, just like it sounds, it had EVERYTHING on it.

***Joy Behar sinks even lower. I know, I know, I didn't think it was possible, either.

***Quote from Joe Biden, our brilliant Vice President:

"Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive," he said. "In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States. ... No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years."

Got that? Only the government can do great things. This is the kind of thinking that permeates this administration, and it has to be stopped. VOTE!!!

***Cataloging voter fraud over at redstate.com. This will turn your stomach.

***Bush beats Obama 43/43 in poll. Wow. If you had said that two years ago you would have been committed.

***Check out the helmet on the red one:


***Love this bumpersticker:


***Giants win game 1 of the World Series. I don't know much about either team, so I don't have a dog in this fight.

***Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  ~Winston Churchill

***Have a great day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trying Again

***Man, yesterday was a frustrating day! I couldn't log on to my two clients whom I connect to via remote desktop, my internet sometimes wouldn't load, and when it did, it was very slow - argh! I was on the phone with Comcast forever, she had me do a few things like delete cookies and browser history, but that didn't help. I finally had the girl at the surgeon's office reboot their computer and that seemed to help enough that I could get a little work done, but it still kicked me off periodically. Sheesh. Like I have time for that!

***President Obama on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Well, it's fitting that he should be telling us how wonderful he is on a comedy show. Surely that's meant to be funny.

***Voter fraud watch. We all better be on our toes.

***Have you been following the antics of the pathetic Joy Behar? Sharron Angle had a good comeback:


No one can accuse Team Angle of not having a healthy sense of humor.
In response to Joy Behar’s vicious remarks on The View, the Angle campaign sent a lovely flower arrangement with a note enclosed.
“Joy, Raised $150,000 online yesterday. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Sharron Angle”

Love it! Too bad liberals don't have a sense of humor, and liberals like Joy Behar don't have any sense at all. Here's her response:

“I would like to point out that those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants & they’re not voting for you, bitch.”

As I said before, Joy Behar is pathetic and The View is pathetic for having the likes of her as a host.

***More evidence of fraud. Why do I think this is going to be a drawn-out election?

***Take the Constitution Quiz and see how you do. I did okay, scored as a "Patriot."

***Barack Obama says there are "brighter days ahead." Well yeah...in six days, and hopefully when we throw your butt out in 2012.

***Yikes! Imagine the Democrats in the boat, and the Republicans as the shark...


***Thief has a change of heart and returns items. Well, whaddya know.

***Rush Limbaugh lays out more instances of Democrat voter fraud.

***I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. ~~ Martha Washington

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gonna Vote Today!

***Won't take long. Doesn't take long at all to vote straight ticket, which is what I'll be doing. I wouldn't vote for a Democrat no matter what. I don't usually take that position, but if someone is willing to be aligned with the Democrats right now, with what they're trying to do to the country, I don't want anything to do with them.

***I didn't know they were going to make two Hobbit films! They will be prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy - which I loved. I'm looking forward to them!

***Well, I"m gonna post this - my internet is taking forever and a day to load anything. Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Owww!

***I joined the Y yesterday - it has been a while since I worked out with weight machines. All summer I've just been walking, lap swimming, or riding my bike. I did about 20 minutes on the treadmill, then went to the weights. I only spent about 15 minutes on the machines yesterday, but I'm sure feeling it today!

***As Rich Galen says, you don't have to win them all. The votes, I mean. You just have to get more than the guy in 2nd place - or, to add a thought to that, you have to win by more than they can steal. All you hear now is how the Democrats are closing in, they're bouncing back, etc. Nah. No poll shows them even close to the lead. However, as I said before, I'm not celebrating until it's over.

***Here's the Obamacare Repeal Pledge. Sign it if you're so inclined. I sure did.

***

***The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.

Of course it was. That's the idea. When employers stop providing coverage, who will the people have to turn to? Why, the government, of course! Don't think for a moment this hasn't been thought through and planned. Democrats want you dependent on the government. Never forget that.

***Obama Underappreciation Syndrome. Poor little fella.

***Why startups must think lean. Thinking about starting a business? This is a good article with some tips on how to stay afloat in this economy.

***Wow, a 31 carat diamond!

***3-year-old walks two blocks to get help for her father. Great story!

***And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~~ Romans 8:28

***Have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hi All!

***Here we go, another week. Emily starts at Starbucks today, I'll be anxious to see how it goes. My daughter, the barista!

***Wow. 60 Minutes admits that unemployment is actually 17%? Makes you wonder what the *real* numbers are, doesn't it?

***Finding opportunity in a recession. It can be done.

***The 1000 pound car challenge? Great, how'd you like to be in a wreck with an SUV in one of these babies?

***This is crazy. Some cities, like Portland, Maine, are voting Nov. 2 on a measure that would allow noncitizens the right to vote. Stuff like this makes me crazy. If they want to vote, they need to become citizens. If they don't want to become citizens of this country, then they don't care enough about it to vote. Simple as that.

***Okay, this is the weirdest paint job I've ever seen...:


***Another damning movie regarding our educational system and the teachers unions - Waiting for Superman.

***Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.  ~John Ed Pearce

***Have a great day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Yet Another Gorgeous Weekend!

***We have had the most glorious fall weather this year. Mom & I had a great time yard saling yesterday - and of course we came away with some treasures we just absolutely couldn't do without!

***World's first spaceport opens in New Mexico. Okay, let's put all the liberals on board and send 'em...

***This is a great story - the moderator at a League of Women Voters event, at a high school, no less, wanted to prohibit the Pledge of Allegiance being said. She said they never did that. One by one, the veterans and others in the audience stood up and together recited the pledge. Her response? They "disrespected her." Yeah, and you deserved it, honey.

***Meathead Rob Reiner is the latest to compare Tea Partiers to Hitler. What buffoons these Hollywood types be!

***Love this cartoon:


Check out The Cartel. The teachers unions hate this one.

***What should a Republican majority do? David Limbaugh has some ideas. I'm going to wait until after the election before I start celebrating - things look good, but I wouldn't put anything past the Democrats. We have to watch them very closely or they'll steal what they can't win, if there is any way possible.

***George W. Bush spoke in Chicago recently. What a classy guy. What a *difference* from what we have now. Notice he says his biggest failure in office was not passing Social Security reform. See what's missing? He didn't blame Congress, he didn't blame his predecessor, he didn't blame anyone else. Quite a change from what we hear now day after day.

***Okay, why do they make Catholic Archbishops wear these weird hats??


I know there is probably a reason, but sheesh.

***Mike Pence says no compromises if GOP wins house. Stick to it, guys & gals. We need to STOP Obama in his tracks.

***When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea.  He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.  ~Adlai Stevenson

***Have a great day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What the Heck?!

***I didn't set my alarm last night because I always wake up about 4:30 - 5:00 when I don't. This morning I didn't wake up until 7:10! Geez, I haven't slept that late for a long time! Now I gotta hustle, I'm picking mom up at 8:00 - this is yard sale/Amish store day!

***I agree with National Review Online, and I've held this view for a long time. NPR should not be state sponsored. They are far from non-partisan, they are liberals through and through. Let them pay their own way, and rise or fall with market share. They should not be propped up with taxpayer dollars.

***From Charles Krauthammer - I didn't know this:

Well, I want to start by having people look at this quote from Jesse Jackson about 18 years ago in which he says, ["There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery … then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."] Jesse Jackson is saying this. In other words, if the people he looked at were black, he would feel anxiety or fear.

Same book, different chapter. Jackson certainly didn't get the reaction Williams is getting, did he?

***What a stunner - the Left is already cheating.

***A Super-Helicopter! Check this out. 300 mph!



***Union man fired for wearing a Bush shirt. Yeah, they're the tolerant ones.

***Yay! The Rangers beat the Yankees! Sorry if you're a Yankee fan, but I just don't like 'em.

***Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.  ~Richard Armour

***Have a great day! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Caught up!

***I have my transcription in pretty good shape, thank goodness. There's always more to do, and I'm thankful for that, but my Virginia office has been slow this week and I haven't had to kill myself to keep up. Heck, I even slept in until 4:00 this morning!

***The real racists. You and I know racism permeates the Left. Sometimes they feel compelled to prove it, unbeknownst to themselves.

***The truth about Obamacare. You and I have known this from the start. Too bad it has caught so many by surprise. The same people who ignored Obama's lack of experience, his past/present associations, his Leftism, also ignored the facts about what Obamacare would do to our economy. Well, here it comes folks. Thanks.

***I've heard this for a while - aspartame can be really bad for you. I used to practically live on Diet Coke, but since my surgery I almost never drink it. Need to work on my husband's addiction now.

***10 products changing the business world.

***  A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with
her five and six year olds.  After explaining the commandment to "honor
thy Father and thy mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that
teaches us  how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
   Without missing a beat one little boy (the Oldest of a family)
answered, "Thou shall not kill."

***
Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.
Claude T. Bissell 

***Have a great day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rats...

***It's 5:30 and I'm just getting started. I KNOW better than to turn that alarm off for "just a minute..."

***Here's Jay Nordlinger on not missing Clinton. It amazes me to hear even conservatives say he "wasn't so bad." Um, yes he was.

***Wow, NOW a US court has reinstated the ban on openly gay people enlisting in the military. What a mess.

***Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker is one rocker who gets it:

Moe Tucker: No country can provide all things for all citizens. There comes a point where it just isn't possible, and it's proven to be a failure everywhere it's been tried. I am not oblivious to the plight of the poor, but I don't see any reason/sense to the idea that everyone has to have everything, especially when the economy is so bad. I see that philosophy as merely a ploy to control.

***James Cameron, global warming wacko and multimillionaire, says we all have to learn to live with less. Okay, dude, you first!

***Heehee!


***He did it again - Obama drops "Creator" from Declaration of Independence. Once could have been a mistake. Twice? It's on purpose. Just more proof of what he really believes - or doesn't believe, as it were.

***Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.  ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yikes!

***Ain't it always the way? We made our first payment on our new (used) Tahoe yesterday, and Mark got into an accident the same day. No one was hurt, but our front bumper has a harelip now. Sheesh.

***The wife of Clarence Thomas asks Anita Hill to apologize. Yeah, like that's gonna happen. Once a liar, always a liar.

***Tea Party Member denied the right to vote while wearing a Gadsden button. They let people like this be election officials? Electioneering constitutes favoring one party or candidate. The Tea Party does neither, and a Gadsden button certainly doesn't.

***When will liberals learn that the military is not a social organization? They know what works, and what doesn't. It's more important though, apparently, not to hurt a gay man's feelings.

***Steny Hoyer says the GOP wants to "return to the failed policies of the past." Rep. Hoyer, are you saying that what the Democrats have done for the last two years is *helping*? That's an interesting take, I must say.

***Awwww....can't resist this...



***Godspeed, Lady Thatcher.


***It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.~~ Theodore Roosevelt

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soggy!

***That's okay, though, we need the rain around here. My daughter got a job at Starbucks yesterday - she's as much a nut for flavored coffee as I am, so that's really good for her because she'll get a discount! I'm just happy she found something.

***Lack of Vitamin B12 linked to Alzheimer's. I have to have a B12 shot every month since my surgery because I don't absorb B12 as well as "normal" people now. I don't ever have to worry about forgetting it, because I really start to run down when it's getting close to time to have it. Mark says I get "mopey."

***Women sumo wrestlers? Don't worry, they're wearing more than the men do...

***Clueless MSNBC contributors can't figure out why there are so many women in the Tea Party. Talk about out of touch.

***Well, I got excited when I saw Amazon.com was having a sweater and fleece sale - but the first one I looked at was $68.00! I don't know about you, but that ain't a sale price to me!

***Biden booed in Philly, shunned in Wisconsin. I honestly wouldn't walk across the street to meet him...or Obama, or any other Democrat I can think of.

***Here's what electing a hard leftist will get you:

It’s official: The Obama administration has now borrowed $3 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
It took from 1776, when the United States became an independent country, until 1990, the year after the Berlin Wall fell signaling victory in the Cold War, for the federal government to accumulate a total of $3 trillion in debt, according to the Treasury Department. It only took from Jan. 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, until Oct. 15, 2010, for the Obama administration to add $3 trillion to the federal debt.
The overall debt of the federal government, according to the Treasury Department, is now $13.666 trillion.

***Here's a collection of stupid liberal quotes - just the tip of the iceberg.

***Neat watermelon carving:


***Here are some ways you can save money in your home-based business.

***Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. ~~ Ronald Reagan


***Have a great day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Short 'n Sweet

***Hey all - gonna be in and out today! Got a pile to do - the computer I connect to in order to do my surgeons' work kept freezing up on me yesterday, so I couldn't get as much done as I needed to. I'm hoping it's better this morning.

***Obama's latest stupid remark? "The Empire is Striking Back," referring to the GOP. What the heck?!

***The trauma is Obama!

***Man spells out marriage proposal on baseball diamond. Cheesy, but romantic!

***This is kinda long - but it has a great message!

Priorities

So many things to do, I'm always rushing 'round
I wish that I had time to just sit still
I'll get done all the things I need to do today
I promise then I'll stop a while, I will

And so I start to tackle the list of chores I made
I'll make this house look really spick and span
I'll tidy up and wash the floor and vac and dust as well
Clean the bathrooms, clean the house – I know I can

A friend rings up. She's feeling down. She wants to come around
She asks if I have time to talk a while
I stop to make a coffee and lend a listening ear
I have nothing to give except my smile

Then, when she's feeling better and she knows that she's been heard
She thanks me and then she goes on her way
I look around my house and continue with my chores
For I am going to get somewhere today

The telephone then rings. My son's teacher's on the phone
She wants me to come down and get him now
I go down to the school and I bring my sick child home
I’ll clean this house up later on somehow

And later when the kids are home; 'Mum, I need to talk'
And so I stop to listen for a while
My daughter tells me how she feels, she opens up her heart
Then, when she knows I've heard her, she can smile

When the night has come, I wonder, 'what did I achieve?'
And, then I look back on all I have done
The house is still not tidy and there’s still so much to do
Just like it was when I had first begun

But, then I stop and realise my priorities are right
For when someone’s in need then, I am there
I give to them the time they need and help them where I can
I let them know how much I really care

For when the years have passed and my kids have all moved out
They will feel the love and warmth I had to give
And I know that they'll remember the lessons that they learnt
In self-worth and in how they choose to live

Written by Michelle Tetley 
©2005


***A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.  ~Arabian Proverb

***Have a great day! 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Squishy Pastors

***Good Sunday morning! I was just reading an article by Doug Giles regarding why pastors punt on political issues. Not all of them, mind you. But - there are some pretty squishy pastors out there who will not speak out for various reasons - Giles lists some of them. Check it out.

***Man who had this billboard commissioned and put up has taken it down after receiving death threats from the tolerant, loving left:


I seem to remember signs and billboards depicting George W. Bush as Hitler, a gorilla, etc. I'm pretty sure that we on the right didn't threaten to kill the owner and/or harass his family.

***How to act on your big idea.

***6 year olds on cheerleading team chanting, "Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booty from left to right." What happened when the parents of one of the cheerleaders complained? The daughter was kicked off the team. I would have taken my daughter off anyway, but that's not the point. The other parents had no problem with their daughters acting like Lady Gaga? Amazing...and very sad.

***Speaking of Obama's running mate for 2012...I don't think it'll be Hillary. I don't think she would be happy with anything but the top job.


Sorry to make you suffer through those photos...

***Great article over at the Boundless webzine - A Season of Celibacy. Check it out.

***
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless.
You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life,
something greater than yourself
Denis Waitley 
***Have a great day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's the Weekend!

***Hey everybody! It's yard sale/Amish store day. I love Saturdays!

***Amen to this. I've been saying it for weeks - the Republicans had better be on their guard. The Democrats will cheat, there's no doubt about it. A reader over at Instapundit puts it this way:

Never underestimate the opposition , the polls haven’t closed. military ballots AWOL, the union/ACORN ground team has lots of experience GOTV..the dirty tricks will increase in intensity…and MSM will put out early polling results during Election day to try to derpess the GOP voters- ..and the candidates leading slightly need even more to win- at least 3-5% above the fraud factor- Remember Franken.So it’s all hands on deck for the next couple of weeks. Focus on the fact that the major legislation has already been passed to make the U.S. into a socialist country. The ideologues will continue their path unless they lose handily on Nov 2…and that means getting your family and friends and their friends to the voting booths.

***This looks interesting: "Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism."  Richard Nixon, Walter Cronkite...they certainly had a lot to choose from.

***Love this one!



***This is good news:  U.S. states can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.

***Clean joke of the day:

A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17.

Every hand went up.

The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

***Best line of the Angle-Reid debate, "Man up, Harry Reid!" Yeah, like that's gonna happen...

***Gotta have this T-shirt:



You can get this one and others like it at Those Shirts.

***Wow. 8-year-old has painted art worth $250,000.00.

***Hey, apparently eggs are healthy after all!

***Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.  ~Joe Paterno

***Have a great day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Here We Go Again

***I'm tellin' ya, my Virginia office is trying to kill me. Why does 3:00 a.m. feel so much earlier than 4:00 a.m.??

***Wisconsin judge gets it right on concealed weapons ban. Of course it's unconstitutional. It shouldn't take a law degree to see that.

***First Hypocrite Lady has cheeseburgers and fries at a diner for lunch. Hey, it wouldn't be so bad if she were not constantly on the road lecturing us "little people" that we shouldn't be eating that junk.

***On a related note, apparently Mrs. Obama did a little illegal electioneering in Illinois. Nothing to see here, move along...

***I didn't see it, but it sounds like Sharron Angle did well in her debate against Harry Reid.

***Negating the military vote. Aren't Democrats wonderful?

Every time I've seen this story reported there has been one glaring omission. Nobody seems to remember what happened in 2000. When you consider the actions of the Gore campaign and the Democrat National Committee during the Florida recount debacle you really have to wonder if the lack of compliance in 2010 is purely coincidental. Get in your way-back machine and you will remember that the Democrats sent dozens ... perhaps more than a hundred ... volunteer lawyers to Florida. These lawyers had one primary instruction. They were to fan out into the various Florida voting districts where recounts were being held, and they were to to everything they could to make sure military ballots weren't counted. Democrats knew that military voters trend Republican ... and they were determined to prevent as many of these votes counting as possible.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Republicans had better have a plan to watch the Democrats very closely in the close races - they will try to steal the elections they can't win legitimately.

***A cheap, complete home gym.

***We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~~ Sir Winston Churchill

***Have a great day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Late to Bed, Early to Rise...

***Wait, that's not how it goes! Oh well, six hours of sleep will just have to do!

***First New York, now Illinois didn't get their military ballots out on time. I smell a conspiracy.

***All 33 Chilean miners rescued. Awesome!

***If you want a different vacation, you can rent an island for $450.00!

***What is it with rich celebrities lecturing us about greed? Now it's Jack Black.

***Ann Coulter exposes Richard Blumenthal for the slug he is. I hope the voters in Connecticut figure it out before November.

***There's a United States Potato Board??

***Another sidewalk chalk picture. These just amaze me!



***We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of entrepreneurs, seeing possibilities where others see only problems. - Ronald Reagan

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Up 'n At....zzzzzzz

***Man, I felt like throwing that alarm clock across the room when it went off at 3:00. But, here I am. Didn't get everything done yesterday, so I have to start early today. My tendinitis is giving me fits this morning, too. Let's see, whining out of the way? Check. On we go.

***They're getting the miners out in Chile! Great news.

***Stunning science projects. We've got some really smart kids out there! Kinda makes my "Does Ice Melt Faster in Cold or Hot Water?" project look really lame...

***The Great Unifier seeks to divide. Hey, *there's* a real surprise.

OBAMA:  See what the other side is counting on, what they're counting on is you're gonna stay home.  They're counting on your silence.  They're counting on your amnesia.  They're counting on your apathy.  They're countin' on young people staying home and union members stayin' home, and black folk stayin' home.

He does his best to pit blacks against whites, gays against straights, rich against poor. Saul Alinsky would be proud, Mr. President.

***

***Susan's story. Remember that Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad that caused such a stir? Read Susan's story and see what can happen when you stand up for what's right.

***Turn the TV off. Now there's a cartoon aimed at kids featuring Muslim superheroes - burqa and all.

*** .


Faster than a speeding bail-out. . . . More powerful than a teleprompter. . . . Able to create huge deficits in a single bill. . . .
"Look, down in the polls!" "It's a burden!" "It's a plague!" "It's SUPERBAM!" 

The Man of Steal!!!

***If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

***Have a great day! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good (yawn) Morning!

***First I set my alarm for 3:00 and my body was like, yeah, right...so I re-set it for 4:00 and here I am. Sorta.

***Check out how the Obama administration is using the IRS to harass his political opponents. Is there no level this slug will not stoop to?

***New York City Board of Elections "mistakenly" does not get ballots sent to New York soldiers serving overseas. Charles Schumer is feigning righteous indignation, but really, I don't believe for a second that he's outraged.

***You won't hear any more about the book throwing incident now - the thrower was an Obamabot. As the author says - if the thrower were a right-winger, it would have been the lead story for the next three weeks.

***Paladino's right.

***Another hand painting. These are so neat!!


***10 games for old age:

1.)Sag, You're it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners

***Creativity and careers after age 50. Great article! It's never too late.

***You can help! Voter Fraud Watch. You know they're gonna try to steal the close elections.

***Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

***Have a great day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What a Blessing!

***We had a wonderful time with Mark's family yesterday. The weather couldn't have been better, and I outdid myself with this batch of chili, if I do say so myself! Derek & Anne dropped in, which made it even better. The only thing missing was Peter & Emily! Hopefully he will be promoted soon within his company and have more weekends off. Here's prayin'!

***Armless pianist wins China's Got Talent! (Does every country do that show??)

***Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie slam Obama and the Democrats for their lies and abuse of power. This particular whopper revolves around Obama's claim that the Republicans are using foreign donations to fund their ads. Of course, he provides no evidence. I'm glad they're speaking out, but that's as far as it will go. Obama's cronies in the media will continue to protect their own. More on this from Michelle Malkin; apparently Obama is backing away from these baseless charges.

***Mitsubishi to offer online test drives of an actual car. Wow, talk about high tech.

***How to get your house organized. Now there's a project I can use.

***Building a house for the Walkers.Great way to support a soldier.

Clark Howard is teaming up with Habitat For Humanity to build a home for Army Spc. Michael Walker and his family. He came home from serving in Afghanistan to find his home burned down. Clark is putting up half the money, can you help with the rest?

***Wow. What people won't do for a million dollars...

***Dining out dos and don'ts.  In a nutshell - if you want to lose weight, spit it out if it tastes good.

***Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious.  We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.  ~Thomas Szasz

***Have a great day! 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fun in the Sun, Day 2

***We had an awesome time yesterday with Peter's parents and Emily. Tawawa Park is beautiful. We ate chicken, played Frisbee (boy, I'm really bad at that...), and walked the nature trails. Today will be more fun with Mark's family. I got up at 4:00 to cook chili and make salad. Now I have to clean up my mess in the kitchen before getting ready for church.

***Boy in England will turn 10 years old at 10:10 p.m. on 10/10/2010. How cool is that?

***Check it out, a pink hippo!



***A disgusting stroll down memory lane. It amazes me that there are people out there wearing Che Guevera shirts and thinking he was just the coolest thing ever! He was a cowardly, crazy mass murderer.

***Glenn Beck to undergo medical testing for physical problems he is having. Keep him in your prayers!

***U.S. physics professor tells it like it is:  

'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life' 

Amen, Sir. Too bad many of your brethren are trying to capitalize on the lie.

***A closer look at Internet Explorer 9.

***No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.  ~Guy H. King

***Have a great day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What a Weekend!

***Well, it's going to be a beautiful Indiana weekend, and we have every intention of taking advantage of it. Today we're headed to Sidney, Ohio, where Emily & Peter were married, to have a picnic at the park where the wedding was with Peter's parents and Emily. Unfortunately, Peter has to work and can't come. Then tomorrow we're having the whole gang from Mark's side of the family over for chili and cornhole. Gonna be fun!

***Here is Al Sharpton's ignorance and arrogance on display - directed toward his own listeners. All 10 of them.

***Trash-talking Grayson going down in Florida. Thank God. This guy is insane.

***Five resources to help small businesses survive.

***Bozo strikes again, "If we lose, we're going to play hell." Keep it classy, Plugs.

***This is the coolest thing ever. Look closely - it's a hand painting!


***Amazing Gracie. Neat story.

***More on Obama's botched response to the BP spill in the Gulf. Anyone surprised?

***
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"

***Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.  ~Gordon R. Dickson

***Have a great day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Treasures!

***The Antiques Roadshow is in town, and I'm taking a couple of things out there for my mom today to see what they're worth. Should be interesting!

***Obamabots only need apply.

***Joe Biden calls his audience "dull." If JOE BIDEN calls you dull, man, you must be *dead*.

***Amen, Rush. Our stellar national media once again demonstrates that they are merely hacks for the Democrat party:

RUSH: This is from Gallup, unemployment numbers.  I want you to imagine -- this chart starts in January 2010, goes through the calendar year, and it's a chart, up-and-down green line of unemployment.  And the number is tacking up beginning in the middle of July to the present, we're going up.  There's no downward trend, there's no straight line.  We're going up.  This close to an election, a month out, partisan operatives in State-Controlled Media would be on fire from now until Election Day with this information if there were a Republican in the White House.  It would not be ignored as it is being ignored by our brethren and sistren in the partisan-controlled media. It would lead the news if Republicans could be blamed for it.  This would be the blockbuster story of the month, Gallup's US unemployment rate, 30-day averages not seasonally adjusted.  They have us now at 10.1%, not seasonally adjusted, 10.1%.  It's an election year.  

They wouldn't tell the truth about the good economy when Bush was president, and they won't tell the truth about the tanking economy now that their guy is in office. American journalism is nonexistent in the major news outlets. They are leftist shills, nothing more..

***As a companion post to the above, not hearing much about this, are you? Rangel and Waters have trials set for their ethics violations. Imagine the coverage if they were Republicans. But - it's an election year, so the "journalists" will keep as quiet as possible about this.

***Just givin' my snake a bath, no big deal...



***

                   To Risk

  • To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
  • To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
  • To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
  • To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
  • To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
  • To love is to risk not being loved in return.
  • To live is to risk dying.
  • To hope is to risk despair.
  • To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change and the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward


***Progress always involves risks.  You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.  ~Frederick B. Wilcox

***Have a great day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beautiful!

***That's the only way to describe Indiana fall weather. Sunny, low 70s. Doesn't get any better than that! I'm definitely going to walk or ride my bike for my workout today.

***Racist judge - but since he's black, you won't hear much about this.

A black judge from western Pennsylvania rejected a plea agreement for a man accused of fighting with police during a traffic stop saying it was “a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys.”

Allegheny County Judge Joseph Williams, who is black, claimed on Tuesday that a black defendant in the same situation would not have been treated as leniently.

***The two faces of Michelle Obama.  This woman really is vapid, y'know?

***How to eliminate the deficit. From Nealz Nuze:

  • If we cap federal spending at current levels and extend the Bush tax cuts the budget will be balanced by 2016.
     
  • If we limit increases in government spending to a rate of 1 percent above inflation and population growth the budget will balance by 2017.
     
  • If we limit increases in government spending to a rate of 2 percent above inflation and population growth the budget balances by 2020.
As Neal says, though, this administration is not interested in eliminating the deficit, no matter what they tell you. They are interested in wealth redistribution.

***New species of katydid. Well, it's not new, I'm sure the little fella's been around for a while. It just took us a while to find him. Check out those pink eyes!


***Whoa. Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter against the Reds in the playoff game last night. I'm a Reds fan, but ya gotta admire that!

***Republicans working on plan to block health care "reform." Go for it, guys/gals!

***Must have tech tools. Well, I don't know about the "must have" part, but it sure would be nice!!

***Remembering marriage.

***Here's a visual of the Democrats' situation right now:



***

She walks in beauty

by Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
    Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, 
    So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
    But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
    A heart whose love is innocent.

Beautiful poem, huh?

***
Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is
a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today

Akin A. Awolaja

***Have a great day!






Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Candles and Chili Weather

***I love the fall! I start lighting my candles again and making chili and vegetable soup. I don't know why those taste so much better when it's cool out, but they do!

***The shoe's on the other foot now. Great analysis by Michael Barone regarding Barack Obama's foreign policy. He unswervingly bashed George W. Bush's foreign policy and would not-and still will not-acknowledge any successes whatsoever, even though they were/are in plain view. Now that he's in charge, he's singing a different tune. Not out loud, and he is certainly careful not to give Bush any of the credit for the advances made in the Middle East, but he is continuing many of the policies he trashed so frequently and unrelentingly during his campaign for president. His kook base doesn't appreciate it, but really, where else will they go?

***Deep-friend cheddar bacon mashed potatoes - on a stick!

***Green Beret who saved 22 lives in Afghanistan to receive Medal of Honor. R.I.P., Staff Sgt. Robert Miller.

***Check out this sidewalk chalk art! Does that look real, or what??


***Message in a bottle found in Ireland. Neat story!

***
Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles.
It won't take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother

Barbara Johnson

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Howdy Ho!

***Strange greeting, I know! It's just hard to come up with something clever every day, y'know?

***Where's W when you need him? Amen. That's the name of Rich Galen's latest article. Have you noticed how, ever so subtly, the terrorists are bolder and bolder since we've had this poor excuse for a president in office? Now Americans traveling to EUROPE are on alert.

The terrorists are still at war with us whether we're at war with them or not. Notwithstanding that Barack H. not George W. has been strutting astride the world stage since noon January 20, 2009, the U.S. Department of State has had to issue a "travel alert" warning U.S. citizens about the dangers of traveling to … Europe. Not Kandahar. Not Tehran. Not Tikrit.

Europe.

The Eifel tower in Paris. The Spanish Steps in Rome. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Europe.

But, this can't be! Barack Obama was going to usher in a new era of respect and love for the United States all over the world! Terrorists can smell weakness, and Obama reeks of it. I hope and pray it doesn't happen, but another attack on the scale of 9-11 would not surprise me at all.

***Unfit to govern. Indeed. Here's what's going to happen if Congress continues to sit on its hands and lets the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year:

If Congress does nothing on taxes by the end of the year:
- The estate tax will return to pre-2001 levels, socking estates worth more than $1 million with a 55 percent tax.
- The capital gains tax on most assets will jump from 15 percent to 20 percent.
- Dividends currently taxed at 15 percent will skyrocket to individual tax rates that go as high as 39.6 percent.
- The Making Work Pay tax break will cease to exist.
- The Alternative Minimum Tax will hit the middle class for 2010 tax returns.
- A slew of tax breaks that expired last year, including credits for research and development expenses and relief for college tuition, will not be available for 2010 tax returns.
- The Child Tax Credit will revert from $1,000 to $500.

When combined with inaction on the Bush tax cuts affecting marginal rates, taxpayers would be hit with a tax increase that easily tops $4 trillion over the decade if all the tax issues are untouched. Next year's increase alone would amount to over $200 billion, according to Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee.

***Tony Curtis, R.I.P.

***Obama's next Chief of Staff?


Or maybe...


No wait, that's his Vice President.

***Working less and doing more.

***The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. ~~ Ayn Rand

***Have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Plain 'Ol Monday

***Nothing special happening today - work, and more work.

***One more time - here's a nifty picture overlay of the difference between the crowds at the Glenn Beck rally and the Union Thugs rally last Saturday. Pictures don't lie, but the media does!

***Great roundup of the global warming hoax. The opening lines say it all:

Global warming alarmism is not science. It is a toxic combination of pseudo-religion and totalitarian politics.

***


***Great web site affiliated with Focus on the Family if you're interested in pro-life activities, Check out Be A Voice.

***There is now a Tea Party Coloring Book. Of course, the publishers have received death threats from some tolerant, loving liberals. No surprise there.

***$6000.00 toilets??

***Aw man. The Indianapolis Colts lost a heartbreaker yesterday.

***To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.  ~Farmer's Almanac, 1978

***Have a great day!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday!

***Well, we had a good time yesterday, except it was too soggy for cornhole and a cookout. S'okay, though, we still had a nice visit! We found a lot of good yard sales yesterday, so that was fun. It didn't start raining until the afternoon, so at least we got that in!

***Mark's mom had a scammer almost fleece her for $2700.00. A guy called on the phone, called her "gramma," and said that he was in the hospital in Chicago and had had a wreck, and needed her to wire $2700.00 for repairs on the rental. He told her not to tell his mother as he would call her later. He was quite convincing and had her very upset. She went to the school where her daughter (her grandson's mother) teaches and told her anyway. They went to get the money and on the way to Western Union, Linda tried to call Derek to see how he was doing. Of course, he didn't know what they were talking about. They of course reported it to the police then, and she went back through her caller IDs and found out the call had come from Canada. What a despicable thing to do. They obviously call until an elderly woman answers, and try the scam. Of course if they say they don't have a grandson, they'll feign a wrong number or something. Eventually they'll find somebody like Betty, the perfect mark. She was home alone and gullible. You don't think clearly when you think your grandson is hurt. I doubt the police will be able to track them down - I'm sure they use disposable cell phones when they do this, but the guy did try to call back later in the afternoon, and Linda answered this time. She started to go off on him and he hung up. I hope that since he called a second time, maybe they'll find him. Worthless jerk. This happened Thursday and Mark's mom is still shook up.

***Limited Government Amendment? Now *there's* a good idea.

***Compare the crowds. Saturday's liberal rally didn't even come close in numbers to the Glenn Beck rally. But hey, don't count on the liberal media to bring you that fact. Look for yourself.

***Do the rich work harder? According to this study, yes.

His study found that people who earn less than $20,000 a year, for instance, spent more than a third of their time in passive leisure, like kicking back and watching TV. By contrast, those earning more than $100,000 a year (more affluent than wealthy), spent less than a fifth of their time in passive leisure.

***The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.  ~David Russell

***Have a great day! 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What Could Be Better?

***Today'll be fun - yard saling this morning with Mom, 4th Street Fair this afternoon (local fall festival with lots of crafts & stuff), cookout, cornhole, and fire pit this evening with Mark's family. Gonna be a great day! It's supposed to be another glorious Indiana fall day, too.


***More Harry Potter books?

***The thrill is gone. Only 39% would re-elect Obama if the election were held tomorrow. Where the heck have those 39% been these last two years??

***The more I read about this Tyler Clementi story, the sadder it makes me. Here's one reporter's take.

What kind of a people have we become that we find joy and comfort in the misfortunes of others? What kind of people have we become that we find pleasure in exploiting the secret places of another’s life?

Have we reached an age in this nation where destroying lives has become something of a spectator sport?

I've often wondered at the popularity of "reality" TV. First of all, that anyone can believe those shows are not scripted to some extent. Secondly, the abject stupidity, usually, of the subject matter and the subjects themselves. I just don't get it.

***Okay, you've all heard about the "it took time to free the slaves" remark, right? Michael Ramirez has a great cartoon out:


Click to enlarge.

***Liar. And this time it's not even Obama I'm talking about.

***Al Gore and global warming called a fraud in Tampa during rally. Way to go, Tampa!

***Coffee and tea lower brain cancer risk? Hey, I'm in great shape! I love my coffee.

***Check this out. It's a watermelon carving! More here.


***Ronald Reagan voted Greatest American. Amen to that.

***Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.  ~Edmund Burke

***Have a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October??!!

***Wow, this year has gone fast. I don't know where September went! Life's too busy when you lose a whole month. :-)

***Obama "needs a little break??" Geez, how many golf vacations, etc. does Wonderboy need?

***Gay group exploits tragic student's suicide. Come on, people. A hate crime? It was a stupid, underhanded thing to do, but using this student's suicide in an attempt to score political points is despicable.

***Apparently, to liberals, politics and the Constitution don't mix.

***Found this on Rush's site:


Perfect.

***I don't wanna get my hopes up, but how sweet would it be to get Barney Frank out of Congress?

***Rainbow and lightening at the same time. How cool is that?


***World Champion sand sculpture event. No really, there is one! The one pictured is pretty neat, check it out.

***Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.  ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!