***Alec Baldwin: Idiot. I refuse to link to the Huffington Post, so I'll sum Baldwin's latest rant up. He blames our economic mess - all of it - on the War on Terror. Then he says we as a country have to suck it up, pay more taxes, and pay the bill. Not one word about Obama and the Democrats' spending frenzy since they've been in office. Here are the facts. Entitlement spending has gone through the roof, and Democrats absolutely will not hear about reforming their pet projects, Medicare and Social Security. Both programs are going broke, but they don't care. They want to keep the elderly scared and dependent and voting Democrat. That is the ONLY objective. Never mind that every Republican plan to reform these behemoths include changing absolutely NOTHING for the people already on them if they don't want to change it. The Democrats ratchet up the scaremongering, telling the elderly that the Republicans are out to take their checks away, even though they know that's a lie. I could go on and on, but I guess that's enough of a rant for now.
***Colts sign Payton Manning for $90 million. Sheesh.
***Game show hosts then and now. I used to love to watch game shows - Let's Make a Deal with Monty Hall, Password with Alan Ludden, The Match Game with Gene Rayburn, etc. This slide show is fun, check it out.
***Remember the drowning polar bears and the heartrending stories about how global warming was gonna kill 'em all? Well, big surprise, the initiator of those horror stories has been suspended and is under investigation for "integrity issues." In other words, he manages $50 million in government grants for climate research, he has to come up with SOMETHING to keep the money coming, right? I've said it before and I'll say it again - global warming is a hoax.
***Apparently, the movie Smurfs is doing pretty well. I didn't really like that cartoon when it was on, so it's doubtful I'll pay to see a movie about 'em. Nice to see something that families can go to, though.
***The Wisconsin Miracle no one wants to talk about.
Over the past six months, Wisconsin has been nothing short of a miracle. Newly elected Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the majority in Madison got just about everything they wanted during the past legislative session, and a state facing a projected $3 billion budget shortfall with no end in sight now has a projected $300 million budget surplus.
The media should be shouting this from the rooftops, but nary a peep can be heard. Think you'd hear about it if Wisconsin's economy tanked after Walker's bold stand? That's ALL you'd hear about.
***You can't make this stuff up: Democrats filibustering their own debt bill. Sheesh.
***Better back off the Twinkies, dude...
***From A Gift of Inspiration:
Take one dreamDream it in detail.
Put it into your own hands.
See its final outcome clearly in your mind.
Then mix it with a little effort and add a generous portion of ambition.
Stir briskly with confidence until the mixture becomes clear, the doubt separated from the resolution.
Then bake at an even temperature in a moderate mind until the dream rises and is firm to the touch.
Decorate with individuality.
Cut into generous portions and serve with justifiable pride.
Approached in this manner, life is a piece of cake.
Written by Bryce Courtenay
***Convicted murderer sues prison for saving his life. Truth is stranger than fiction, folks.
***Family dinner ideas: 10 recipes from Martha Stewart. Some of these sound pretty good!
***Four-year-old Robert opened the big bible which had been in his family for years. Absolutely fascinated, he flicked through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the bible. Robert picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old dry leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
'Mum, look what I've found', the boy called out.' What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think I've found Adam's underwear!'
***Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown
***Have a great day!