Sunday, July 31, 2011

Klutz!

***I fell while yard saling yesterday and caught myself with the hand I had operated on last month. Sheesh. It, and the knee I fell on, are really sore this morning. Got a pretty bruise on my knee too. I just got up and kept shopping, though! :-)

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***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 dream

Dream 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.

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***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! 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Scoutin'!

***Well, Mom & I will be beating the bushes (read: yard sales) looking for treasures again this morning. She's looking for a DVD player, I'm still looking for a lawn mower. Maybe today!

***A $1 trillion dollar coin? Oh my gosh, don't give Obama any ideas...

***Senate Democrats won't vote on Boehner bill. Think the pinheads on the news shows will start talking about how DEMOCRATS are standing in the way of progress on this problem? Don't hold your breath.

***Obama's approval at an all-time low. So tell me again, exactly WHY are some Republicans scared to death of him and afraid to stand up to him?

***Hyundai named America's Most Appealing Car. For all you car lovers out there.

***God Bless the Military...







***Murdoch pie attacker guilty of assault. Good. What a jerk.

***4.9% unemployment in Mexico versus 9.4% in the United States. How's that hope 'n change workin' out? Wait..I forgot. It's Bush's fault.

***NY State Fair unveils 1500 calorie "Donut Burger." Ew. That doesn't even sound good.

For between $5 and $6, the adventurous eater will get a quarter-pound burger in between slices of a grilled, glazed doughnut. Toss on some cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion and you’ve got yourself a 1,500-calorie meal.

***Wanna buy a ghost town?

***


***
Cora, an elderly woman walked into her local St Michael's Church.  The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps, 'Where would you like to sit?' he asked politely.
'The front row please,' Cora answered amiably.
'You really don't want to do that,' the usher said, 'This vicar is really boring.'
'Sonny, do you happen to know who I am?' Cora inquired, looking directly at him.
'No.' he rejoined.
'I'm the vicar's mother,' Cora announced indignantly.
'Do you know who I am?' he asked.
'No.' she said.
'Good,' he answered and disappeared.

***There there, doggie, iz okay...



***Dan Wallrath builds homes for injured veterans - mortgage free. What a great thing to do!

***Here are some great, healthy chicken recipes. Gonna have to try some of these out.

***Good books to read on vacation, according to Good Housekeeping. Yikes, vacation season is winding down! Hard to believe it's almost August!

***I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.  ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Friday!

***Okay, I don't think I'll bore you this morning with reports about my sleeping problems. But I got 'em.

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***The crooked, slanted, obviously biased media coverage, especially during the debt fight, is even more painfully obvious than usual. If you still have any doubt that the major media in this country is in the Democrats' hip pocket, you are not paying attention.

Wellstone died in a plane crash in 2002, and was immediate lionized. The Washington Post called him one of the Senate's "leading liberals. . . . Colleagues from across the political spectrum praised Wellstone as a passionate advocate for his beliefs." He was "a hero to the left," the paper said, noting "there was little doubt where his heart lay." To The New York Times, Wellstone was "a rumpled, unfailingly modest man," a "firebrand," and although "his opponents always portrayed him as a left-wing extremist," Wellstone was "so happy, so comfortable, so unthreatening that he was able to ward off the attacks." Rumor has it he once fed a crowd with five loaves of bread and a couple of fish.

This is not, to put it mildly, how Tea Partiers and their congressional cohort have been portrayed during the recent game of chicken over the debt ceiling. Rather, those opposed to raising the debt ceiling—or willing to do so in exchange for a slowdown in the rate of government growth—are "obstreperous," "flatly and dangerously wrong," and "not interested in governing." (These are all quotes from major media organs, not obscure blogs.) They're "crazy" proponents of a "dangerous delusion"—"ridiculous," "extremist," "ultraorthodox tax haters," players of "ideological games," "totally unrealistic," authors of "madness," etc. etc.

Read the whole article. It breaks down the budget fight very nicely and makes it easy to understand. The fact is the only plan the Democrats have is to savage conservatives who think government has grown too big and needs to slow - not stop - its spending. Any reasonable minded person would agree. But then, we're talking about liberals.

***14 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions.

An example: In 1998, a Russian political writer predicted that by 2010 the United States would have gone through a Civil War, and the United States would look like this:



Read them all, they're really interesting!

***Latest NASA data refutes global warming alarmists. Think they'll give up? Are you kidding? There's way too much money to be extorted for them to give up. They'll explain it away and keep hammering.

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed. …

The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.

Don't bother them with the truth.

***Atheists suing to have cross removed from 9-11 memorial. Jerks.

***This is promising: Drug triples lung cancer survival rate.

***I don't think she likes the striped horsey...



***Bad Teddy!



***

The Recession Has Hit Everybody!

I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
CEOs are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen...
I saw a Mormon polygamist with only one wife.
If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
The Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh great! The guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 trillion disappear!


***Sugar jet fuel?

***I've been a good kitty, can you get me tuna for dinner?



***Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

***Have a great day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doggone It...

***Just couldn't sleep last night, I hate tossin' and turnin' like that. Getting a late start today.

***Of course Democrats hate the Fair Tax. It would put more money in EVERYONE'S pocket, and empower more Americans to better their own lives without government help. Can't have that.

***11-year-old girl hit by lightning on a sunny day. Weird!

***The latest kids toy craze - Fijit Friends.

***Steny Hoyer's "New Tone." See, toning down the rhetoric only applies to conservatives. Democrats can say whatever they want. Got it?

***Fly in my ear! Fly in my ear!



***The food police are at it again! This time they're trying to tell us that hot dogs are as dangerous as cigarettes. Gimme a break.

***Isn't he HILARIOUS??!! Al Franken on the Senate floor:


He's a joke, all right, but not the funny kind. Thank you, Minnesota.

***Thomas Sowell nails it:

Barack Obama's political genius is his ability to say things that will sound good to people who have not followed the issues in any detail -- regardless of how obviously fraudulent what he says may be to those who have. Shameless effrontery can be a huge political asset, especially if uninformed voters outnumber those who are informed.

That, my friends, is the problem in a nutshell. People who don't take the time to become informed, or worse, only watch the nightly news in order to stay up on current events. Until Americans become more interested in their country than whatever happens to be at the top of the Nielsen ratings, we're not going to solve too many problems.

***Have you ever read "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan? It's a classic I've always intended to read, but never did. I finally got it and started it. It's very interesting, but you really have to think and stay with it. I'll let you know how I like it when I'm finished.

***Man severely injured when porta-potty explodes. Hmmmm...

***What a view!!


Beautiful...



***
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The NFL has reached a compromise. The players will make more money, the owners will make more money, and the fans will pay through the nose.

Iowa Congressman Steve King says that if the country falls into default, President Obama could be impeached. Obama could stop that with three words: “President Joe Biden.”

We are $14 trillion in debt. To understand how much money that is, imagine grocery shopping at Whole Foods every day of the month.


***Who's the Dog??



***
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. "
~ Albert Einstein
***Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Am I Nutz??

***I got another client yesterday - a small one, but still, another one! Can't bring myself to turn down business, even if it does mean another hour or two in my office.

***Douglas Holtz-Eakin over at NRO gives the Boehner plan a B+. For my part, I think it's the best we're gonna get as long as we only hold the House. I'm not convinced it can get through the Senate, though.

***This is good - President Dangerfield - Barack Obama has trouble commanding respect.  No doubt about that. I have no respect for him at all.  Here's proof that he'd love to be a dictator:

Earlier yesterday, as National Journal reports, Obama "let his frustration over the stalled debt talks seep into an address on Latino issues, confessing that he'd like to 'bypass Congress and change the laws on my own' ":
He told the National Council of La Raza, "Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you."
But, he had to concede, "that's not how our system works."

But...if he can figure out how to do it, he will. The "system" is just in the way.

***Press corps finally gets around to asking Jay Carney where Obama's plan is. There ain't one, folks.

Since his unmitigated failure of a budget was unanimously defeated in the Senate, this president has refused to offer a specific plan of his own on virtually anything at all. Instead, he talks about “visions” and “contours” and “frameworks” — and tries to blame his opponents when his poor leadership is exposed. Over the last five days, the president has (a) undermined a bargain with John Boehner by introducing an unacceptable eleventh-hour condition, (b) rejected “out of hand” a bipartisan compromise that he found to be politically unpalatable, and (c) delivered a speech that painted his opponents as the intractable extremists. In light of this behavior, it’s entirely reasonable for Americans to wonder what, precisely, Barack Obama’s proposed solution might be. Today, the White House dismissively waived off that question as a GOP talking point and condescendingly inquired if the journalist who dared to ask it was capable of taking notes.

He would rather be petulant and whine about the Republicans, who have put forward more than one plan only to be shot down by the Left and their Leftist "Leader." Right - it's the Republicans standing in the way of progress. This really is something to behold, and I hope and pray more and more Americans pay attention. How this man can have any support at all in a free country is beyond me.

***I wish McDonald's would stop capitulating to the Food Police. Honestly, it's none of their business, nor Michelle Obama's, what your kids eat. This kind of stuff makes me crazy.

***This is NUTS! They're banning Christian prayers at Houston National Cemetery.

A Texas lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation of the Houston National Cemetery after he went undercover and determined that cemetery officials are still preventing Christian prayers at the funerals of military veterans. 
“The Obama administration continues to try to prevent the word ‘God’ from being used at the funerals of our heroes,” said. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas). 

Is it 2012 yet?

***Snoopy imitation:



***In liberal Norway, the police are unarmed. That's why it took them an HOUR to get to the scene of the horrific shooting. They have to ask their chief for firearms.

“Criminals are now carrying weapons, so some people now think that police officers should have weapons as well,” said Gry Jorunn Holmen, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian police union. Though she said it was too early to make any assessments, Ms. Holmen said the union had formed a commission to explore the issue. For the police, she said, “it’s getting tougher.”

Well duh.

***Coal mine owner goes John Galt and just walks away. The environmental wackos just cost the economy another 125 jobs. I've said it before and I'll say it again - they aren't interested in the environment. They're interested in killing capitalism. Here are Ronnie Bryant's words after listening to these idiots whine for two hours at a hearing regarding his proposed coal plant:

“Nearly every day without fail…men stream to these [mining] operations looking for work in Walker County. They can’t pay their mortgage. They can’t pay their car note. They can’t feed their families. They don’t have health insurance. And as I stand here today, I just…you know…what’s the use? I got a permit to open up an underground coal mine that would employ probably 125 people. They’d be paid wages from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. We would consume probably $50 million to $60 million in consumables a year, putting more men to work. And my only idea today is to go home. What’s the use? I see these guys—I see them with tears in their eyes—looking for work. And if there’s so much opposition to these guys making a living, I feel like there’s no need in me putting out the effort to provide work for them. So…basically what I’ve decided is not to open the mine. I’m just quitting. Thank you.”

***Another "flying car," the BiPod:



***John Kerry's Swiftboat sidekick stripped of his Silver Star.

John Kerry was introduced at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Wade Sanders, a retired Navy Captain and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy who served as a Swift Boat officer in Vietnam. Like Kerry, Sanders was the recipient of a Silver Star for gallantry in action. During the 2004 campaign, Sanders functioned as Kerry lead attack dog against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, repeatedly denouncing the veterans on the air as liars and comparing them to Nazi propagandists.
Wade Sanders is now in Federal prison, serving a 37-month sentence for possessing child pornography. Now the Navy Times reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has revoked Sanders' Silver Star. The highly unusual decision appears unrelated to Sanders' felony conviction. A Navy spokesman cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself." John Kerry has to be hoping this doesn't become a trend.
As one might imagine, the media has ignored this story. Even the Navy Times declined to post its own article online.

***Well, it's ugly, but I think I'll eat it anyway...



***

Home Cooked Meal

A young man called his mother and announced excitedly that he had just met the woman of his dreams. Now what should he do?

His mother had an idea: "Why don't you send her flowers, and on the card, invite her to your apartment for a home cooked meal?"

He thought this was a great strategy and arranged a date for a week later.

His mother called the day after the big date to see how things had gone.

"The evening was a disaster," he moaned.

"Why, didn't she come over?" asked his mother.

"Oh, she came over, but she refused to cook ..."

***Well, the formatting messed up after that, so I'll leave you with this:

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower 

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Finally!

***We had a pretty day yesterday - the humidity was down and it was in the 80s. It was nice to get out and do my running around and be comfortable.

***Big Labor seeks to force unionization. Oh, there's a surprise. And who is helping them along? Why, the Obama Administration, of course. Payback!

***House Republicans have come up with a deficit reduction plan that looks pretty good. Read about it here, and tell me what you think. We're not going to get everything we want, not with only the House, but this is a good start, in my opinion. Anybody seen anything from the Democrats? Nope, they'd rather criticize our ideas than come up with their own.

***A rundown of Obama's debt speech last night. Same old same old. It's Bush's fault, we have to "work together" (read: agree with Obama), no plan of his own.

***Boehner's response was a good one. The writer here makes a good point. First, Obama talks about a "balanced approach" where everyone shares the burden and no one feels the pain too much, then he says, "Keep in mind that under a balanced approach, the 98% of Americans who make under $250,000 would see no tax increases at all. None." That is totally contradictory. The only ones who will have to pay more are those making over $250,000.00. That's "balanced?" He speaks as if those in the upper brackets don't pay any taxes now. This is the most duplicitous president ever - heck, he even beats Clinton, and that's saying something.

***



***Oh, this is a good one...



***South African man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge. Eek! How would you like to be working at the morgue and hear screaming from where the bodies are kept...??

***Yep, this was tacky. Microsoft apologizes for capitalizing on Amy Winehouse's death.

***Training for your first Marathon - you can do this! Yeah, right.

***If you need a cuteness fix, check out zooborns.com.






***New book coming out by Mark Steyn, "After America." Kind of a chilling title, but I'm looking forward to reading it.

***I had a feeling this was the case: Almost no heat records were broken last week. As I said a couple of days ago, you would think we had never had 95 degree weather before, the way the news media was covering it.

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***Wow - it's pretty bad when you have to start PAYING people to live in downtown Detroit!

***PayPal's got a competitor - Doxo.

***Signs of the Times:

  - Plumber "We repair what your husband Fixed." 

  - Door of a plastic surgeons office: "Hello, can we pick your nose?" 

  - At a Towing Company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."   

- In a Nonsmoking Area " If we see smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." 

 - On Maternity Room Door "Push, Push, Push." 

 - Outside a Muffler Shop "No appointment Necessary, we hear you coming." 

 - On a desk in a reception room "We shoot every 3rd salesman , and the 2nd one just left."
    

- In a Veterinarians waiting room "Be back in 5 minutes, Sit ! Stay! " 

 - On the door of a Computer Store "Out for a quick byte."

***
It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him
John Steinbeck

***Have a great day!
  

Monday, July 25, 2011

What the Heck??!!

***As if setting the alarm for 4:30 isn't good enough, I woke up at 2:30 and that was it. Don't know what's up with that, but I oughta get a lot of work done this morning. Maybe I'll lap swim at 5:30 instead of 11:30 today.

***Kooky leftists blame the Norway massacres on the "right wing." Of course they do. When the truth is found to be otherwise, don't look for an apology.

***Oh good. "Beavis and Butthead" are returning to MTV. Garbage show on a garbage network.

***A "bee bearding" contest? You gotta be kidding...



That picture gives me the creeps, that's a real person under all those bees.

***In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.

-Ann Coulter

AMEN.

***


***No wonder no one reads The New York Times any more. Here's what they blame the current state of the economy on:

With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here — from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is largely the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recessions.

See anything missing? Like...the absolutely obscene spending spree Obama and the Democrats have been on since they've been in power? Not a word. This is journalistic malpractice, and it's what's wrong with our media today.

***Marine's parents sued over sign of support in their front yard. This is just sad.

A south Bossier City homeowners association has sued to force a family to remove a front yard sign supporting their son's military service because it violated subdivision covenants.
The Times reports that the Gardens of Southgate filed the suit this month against Timothy and Jodi Burr, who have lived in the subdivision since 2006. The Burrs placed a large multicolored banner with a picture of their 20-year-old son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Corey Burr, and the phrase "Our son defends our freedom" in January after Corey Burr was deployed to Afghanistan.
Jodi Burr says her family will fight the suit and do not intend to remove the sign.
An attorney representing the association, declined to comment.
The Burrs contend signs supporting a school or team are visible throughout the neighborhood.

***


***Emma Watson, of Harry Potter fame, will be starring in the new film version of "Beauty and the Beast."

***Turning trash into cash. Well, if I figure that out, I'll be rich!

***Walter Reed Army Medical Center closing. This is sad.

***


***We're hooked!

The majority of people feel upset and lonely when they are deprived of access to the internet, according to consumer research.
A new study has revealed that 53 per cent feel upset when denied access and 40 per cent feel lonely if they are unable to go online.
The research found that people experience these feelings even if denied online access for a short time.


***"Freedom is never an achieved state; like electricity, we've got to keep generating it or the lights go out." -- Wayne LaPierre

***Have a great day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

At It Early!

***I usually sleep in a little on Sunday morning (you know, 5:00 or 6:00 a.m.), but I really got hammered with work on Friday, so here I am. Gotta get my bloggin' done and get to it!

***This will make you furious, and it's a bit sickening and vile. But...try to suffer through it!

The lesson is clear, little children: If you wanna be a vile vandal but don’t want to be harangued by the media and would like to skate when you should be fined or imprisoned, you might want to consider homosexuality because they can obviously do the aforementioned without any repercussions.

***


***Mark & I were talking about one of his customers whom he had the chance to share the gospel with. It seems strange to those of us who have been in church for most of our lives and have surrounded ourselves with mostly Christian acquaintances, but this guy wasn't, and didn't know what a "Good Samaritan" was, didn't know who Abraham was, and certainly didn't know what Christ had done for him. Makes sense, though; if your parents didn't expose you to Christian things, how would you know? It's odd to think of children who don't know any Bible stories, have never heard of Noah's ark or sang "Zaccheus was a wee little man" or "Jesus Loves Me." The guy Mark was talking to was very receptive and Mark was able to plant a seed and give him some Bible verses to look up (he didn't have a Bible in the house, so obviously we'll make sure he gets one.) Mark said something interesting while we were talking and I expressed my wonder, and sadness that so many kids grow up without knowing Jesus loves them. Mark said, "Yes, it's odd to us who have been in church all our lives and have heard the gospel over and over again. Sometimes we get "gospel numb." That's an interesting term, but I understand what he means. We've heard it so much and are secure in our salvation, so it's not as exciting or invigorating as it once was. I guess that's to be expected, but we need to remind ourselves exactly what we are saved from, and exactly what it took to secure our salvation. I'm as guilty as the next Christian when it comes to not spending enough time in prayer or studying the Word. Guess that's something we'll work on until Jesus comes.

***MSNBC is a "progressive" media arm - it gave up on serious, objective news a long time ago, though they still like to pretend they're a news outfit.

To say MSNBC is a left-wing propaganda outfit is to say the sun rises in the east. It qualifies as a “duh” statement. But that wasn’t always the case, nor were the embarrassing ratings. Believe it or not, people used to watch MSNBC and they had credibility. Telling that story today is like your father talking about walking to school in the snow, up hill both ways, but it’s true. That day is done.

Today MSNBC is the punchline to an unfunny joke someone you’re stuck in a car with feels compelled to tell. No longer interested in objective truth, MSNBC has become the mouthpiece and main propaganda outlet for the “progressive” movement, such as it is. The fringe Left-wing tax-exempt activist group Media Matters for America has a T-1 line directly into the heads of MSNBC producers, as demonstrated here, here, here and here. Chris Matthews, the balloon-headed buffoon on a 5:00, in a deliberately dishonest edit, chopped up a Ronald Reagan press conference from 1987 to try to paint the former President as supporting tax increases to lower the deficit. Newsbusters (Thank God for them and their massive archives) exposed this blatant lie brilliantly here.

Read the whole thing.

***This one cracked me up - those "smart cars" are the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen!



***It's raining! Thank the Lord, we need it.

***Obama twists and flip-flops during debt talks. No! Well, knock me over with a feather...

First, the White House wanted the debt ceiling vote separated from spending cuts. Now the administration likes them linked. Then, Obama adamantly vowed to reject any short-term deal to raise the borrowing limit. Now the White House says he could make an exception. And Obama pledged to meet with congressional leaders every day until a deal was reached. But the daily meetings stopped or at least disappeared from the president's schedule.


***Ohhhhh crap...







He stands 4ft high at the shoulder and is 7 ft long. Sheesh! That ain't a dog, it's a pony!

***
"Holding resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over."
~ Unknown

***Have a great day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Already?

***Boy, the weeks go fast. Seems like only a couple of days ago I was writing about yard sale/Amish store day, and here it is again. Gonna be hot again today, but no matter! There are lots of good yard sales in the paper & we don't want to miss any treasures!

***Democrat Representative David Wu is at it again. Remember this?




Apparently he has been a freak for a long time, and the Democrats - you know, the ones who were going to "clean the House," - never mentioned his past sexual deviancy or did anything about it. What a bunch of glaring hypocrites.

***Thoughts about the horror on the island in Norway.

What happened on Utoya island was that the murderer, dressed as a policeman and heavily armed, took a boat to the island, ordered teenagers to assemble around him, and started shooting. His rampage continued, as I understand it, until a SWAT team apparently dispatched from Oslo arrived on the island and shot him. In the meantime, he murdered at least 80 kids.

Many facts are still unknown, but at this point it appears that a key ingredient in the tragedy was the fact that the killer had the only gun on the island. It is, really, one of the ultimate horror scenarios: hundreds of kids, accompanied by a relative handful of adults, isolated on an island with a crazed killer. The outcome might have been very different if some of those adults had been armed.

An Islamic group has claimed "credit" for the attacks. Islam - the religion that claims to be non-violent, but will shoot you (and/or any innocent people within reach if you're not available) if you say anything against them. This was said to be in retaliation for a Norwegian newspaper printing the infamous Muhammad cartoons. Looks to me like the "Religion of Peace" begets pure evil.

***Well, this was expected: Senate blocks "Cut, Cap, and Balance." It's going to be hard to get real reforms as long as we only hold the House. The cowards voted to table it, along party lines. That way they won't have to go on record as voting against it - but a vote to table it amounts to the same thing. Jerks.

***Chinese woman mistakes atrophied ape for alien. Well, ya gotta admit...



***Waaaahhhh!! Obama complains about his job...how un-Presidential.

***NFL Lockout: Deal or No Deal?

***Making hybrid animal-humans? Why on earth do they want to even experiment with this?

***Defending marriage on Capitol Hill.

***This is kinda sickening. The Russians are saying, "It's our space age now."

***Ready to go!!



***Drunk woman in motorized wheelchair charged with DUI:



A spokesman from the Middlesex Township Police Department confirmed Thursday night that DUI charges have been dropped against a 63-year-old woman who police say crashed and flipped her motorized wheelchair in a mobile home park earlier this week.
It remains unclear why the charge was dropped, with the spokesman stating that the District Attorney's Office had made the decision.
Despite the DUI charge being dropped, Connie Lebo still faces charges of public drunkenness stemming from the early Wednesday morning incident at the Country Manor mobile home park.
According to police, officers received a report that a woman was crawling around a yard at 4:23 a.m. When they arrived, they found Lebo sitting in her motorized wheelchair and drunk, police said.
She told police she had been driving the wheelchair around the mobile home park when she crashed and started to bleed.
Lebo was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center where she submitted to a blood test.


 
Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!  

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!
 
 
There, now don't you feel smarter?
 
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***Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
John F. Kennedy
 
***Have a great day!