Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow!

***Hey, we got some snow yesterday! Not a lot, but it sure was pretty.

***What do Democrats really stand for? Jim Geraghty nails it.

For a while, it appeared that Democrats were organizing themselves around the principle that almost every dispute with every other nation and group can be resolved through “tough, smart diplomacy,” but now President Obama has started killing foreigners left and right and not too many Democrats complain at all. Obama even used a drone to kill an American citizen, Anwar al-Alwaki, with nary a peep. Don’t get me wrong, Alwaki had it coming, but this is precisely the sort of don’t-bother-me-with-legal-details-I’m-fighting-a-war philosophy that Democrats spent seven years denouncing.

You think the Democratic Party cares about wealth? Come on. In their minds, George Soros spending his money to help out his political views is noble, but the Koch Brothers are evil incarnate. Higher taxes are good, but no one will complain if Tim Geithner or Charlie Rangel cut corners on paying them. One might be tempted to argue that the righteousness of unions represent an inviolate principle to Democrats, but in New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trimming here and there and living to tell the tale.
No, the party really is about identity politics now; us vs. them. And everybody knows which side they’re on.

Read the whole piece. It's spot on.

***Jerk. Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee is now "Governor Grinch."

A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee “Governor Grinch” after he defied lawmakers and decided that the state would have a “holiday tree” instead of a “Christmas tree.”

***Chris Christie asks Obama, "What are we paying you for?"

From the comments:

We are paying him to be president, Soros and the other Enemies are paying him to destroy America. Duh, is that too hard to figure out.

***New York Times: Democrats are not interested in voters who work. This has been the case for a long time, but now they're publicly admitting it.

***Now THAT'S what I call a pothole!!
Fisherman's dream:


Ow.


Geez. Think this road'll be closed for a while?



Definitely an "Oh Crap!" moment:





***Now THAT'S bad news for Obama: Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's.
I think those two will be fighting it out for a long time for the title of "Worst President Ever."

***No hiring until 2012 - when Barack Obama is gone. That is the policy of one small business owner in Georgia - and probably several more who aren't publicizing it.

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***"For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise." -- Harry Browne

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pluggin' Away

***Still having computer problems with my biggest client, this is driving me crazy! It's hard enough to keep up, and this is making it even harder. I know...wah wah wah...

***Hope 'n Change!


President Obama promised to restore the international image of the United States, but the recent NATO airstrike that killed Pakistani soldiers comes as a historic setback, at least in Pakistan, to judge from remarks made by Army Gen. Martin. E. Dempsey to British media today.
Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the average Pakistani’s respect for the United States is lower than ever. “[The average Pakistani who] doesn’t know the United States, doesn’t read about the United States or just watches something on television about the United States, at that level, [the relations] are probably the worst they’ve ever been,” he explained, according to the American Forces Press Service.
He added that the relationship between the U.S. government and Pakistan’s government is “on about as rocky a road as I’ve seen.”

This is what happens when a completely inept, unqualified, untested neophyte is elected to the most powerful position in the world.

***Laws? We don't need no stinkin' laws!


A newly released internal audit appears to indicate that the Government Accountability Office and President Barack Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development incorrectly argued that a specific organization wasn’t ACORN-affiliated.
HUD’s office of general counsel and the GAO have both claimed that Affordable Housing Centers of America, or AHCOA, is not affiliated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. AHCOA formerly called itself ACORN Housing, but changed its name after the 2009 ACORN meltdown.
The Obama administration has awarded more than $700,000 in taxpayer funds to AHCOA despite a 2010 law stipulating that no taxpayer funds could be awarded to ACORN “or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.”

More of what we've come to expect from this administration. 

***Best news I've heard in a long time: Barney Frank will not seek re-election. Probably going to go into the gay brothel business full time.


Perhaps another reason was he’s no longer chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and like a lot of bullies, Mr. Frank found it’s not easy to be stripped of the power to torment and humiliate others.
Brilliant, but acid tongued and generally unpleasant, Mr. Frank ruled with an iron gavel, ran over critics with delight and treated committee members and especially Republican colleagues as lesser forms of life.
Mr. Frank’s departure in January 2013 will remove from the House one of its more offensive members. Until then, this petulant, abrasive and downright nasty Congressman will keep making his presence known.

***Neat picture!
 
 
 
***This is the kind of spirit that's gonna lift this country up, if we could just get the government out of the way!
Nate Casey and his business partners had a winning idea: a website that lets users correspond with celebrities and professional leaders they admire. They had a name for their venture--Blazetrak.com--and they had entertainment icons and moguls who were interested in participating. The only thing they lacked was money to build the site.
Failing to secure investors, Casey and partner Corey Stanford instead opened a web consulting firm, Clariwebs, with the idea that they would use the profits from that venture to fund their true passion. After more than a year of bootstrapping, they dissolved Clariwebs and launched Blazetrak (along with a third partner, Ronald Harrison), bringing in revenue from day one. Two years later, the site boasts approximately 50,000 registered users from 202 countries and features commentary from 400 celebrities and experts. We asked Casey about making the transition from Clariwebs to Blazetrak.

***Bill Clinton: I should pay more taxes.

Well fine, do it, and leave the rest of us alone.

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***The well chosen gift. Here are some good ideas!

***Doris Day releases new album at 88. Boy, she looks good for her age.

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***Shun idleness.  It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.  ~Voltaire 

***Have a great day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Back to Reality

***Well, the four day weekend is over! I never get one of those, but you know what I mean. Most people are back to the grind today. How's your Christmas shopping coming? I have about 75% done, I'm pretty excited about that!

***The state of American journalism: Remember the Herman Cain accusations?

But back to Politico.
After hundreds of articles at Politico, what do we know about the specific accusations against Herman Cain which gave rise to Politico’s original reporting:  Nothing.
After hundreds of articles at Politico, what do we know about the specific evidence against Herman Cain which gave rise to Politico’s original reporting:  Nothing.
Truly incredible.

 ***From Blue Collar Philosophy: Obama's Green Jobs Boom Failure.

Not only is President Obama’s push for green jobs an abysmal failure, he is attacking the one area that has the potential to create plenty of jobs. The Liberal pipe dream of a green jobs recovery is a bust, but they keep attacking the oil industry, an industry that is creating jobs.

The article goes on to note how the oil and gas industry is creating jobs while mining shale, etc. But...

Jobs that would help the middle class become less dependent on the government is not acceptable to the Democrats, so they must do whatever they can to stop this.

Read the whole thing.

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***Bill Clinton has a new book out, and says GOP and Democrats must work together to save the economy. Blah blah blah. Why won't he and his wife just go away...

***Hey, now they're saying that coffee lowers the risk of endometrial cancer. I'm in good shape as far as that goes...

***Colin Powell: Jerk.


Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington.
Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's This Week

Right, couldn't have anything to do with Obama and the Democrats.

***Military orders cross removed from chapel. This is so sad.

***Democrats always cry foul when you tell the truth about their beloved Obama.

***From Change a Thought:

Sometimes I embarrass myself.
Once, it happened in a taxi cab.
My fare was $5.00, and I had a $20 note with me. I assumed I was fine, because the driver could make change.
It made sense at the time.
Of course, he informed me, I was mistaken. It’s lucky for me I was sharing this cab with another passenger, a waitress, who apparently makes a ton in tips, and it’s not hard to see why.
She intervened on my behalf, calming the angry driver, and breaking my bill. She had enough singles on her to pay my fare, plus her own, and give me back my $15.
I never got her name, but she must be a hard worker to earn tips like that, and she certainly made my embarrassing situation… a little less embarrassing.
Thanks, whoever you are.

***                                                 Mouse McNugget for lunch!



***                                              I CAN FLY! I CAN FLY!



***People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.  ~Will Rogers

***Have a great day!



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Got 'er Done!

***We got our tree put up yesterday. The rest of the living room is a bit of a mess, but I'll finish up today. It was my turn to pick this year - I like short, fat trees and Mark likes huge trees, so we take turns. They love to make fun of my little "Charlie Brown" trees, but they're not THAT small. It's really pretty this year.

***Leadership:

“Pakistan Tells U.S. to ‘Vacate’ Air Base as Border Strike Inflames Tensions.”
“… Islamabad had already ordered the country’s border crossings into Afghanistan closed, blocking off NATO supply lines, after the strike.”
MEANWHILE: “Obama and family take in basketball game, chat with Bill Murray.” He did comment on current events, noting that the tentative deal to end the NBA lockout seems to be “a good deal.”

***Pepper spray shopper turns herself in. They are undecided whether to charge her. If I were one of the people she sprayed, I'd sure charge her.

Police in Los Angeles have not decided whether charges will be laid against a woman who admitted attacking shoppers with pepper spray during a Black Friday sale.
The woman turned herself in to authorities but was released pending further investigation after she refused to discuss the incident, police said Saturday.

***Homeless to millionaire. Inspiring video.


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The Occupiers have made the Democrats look bad, that is obvious. The more interesting question is, why? Because they say what other Democrats actually think, and act in ways that other Democrats approve of but are afraid to emulate. If you want to see liberalism in action, move into an Occupier encampment for a while, without police protection.



***Charlie Brown beats Lady Gaga. Thank goodness. "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving"? Gimme a break.

All the Thanksgiving specials Thursday night couldn’t hold a candle to a repeat of the CBS comedy, which delivered 11.2 million viewers and a 3.6 adult demo rating. Compare that to ABC’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (5.8 million, 1.8) and A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (5.4 million, 1.6 — more on that one here) and NBC’s 85th Anniversary of the Thanksgiving Day Parade (3.7 million, 1.1) and Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown (5 million, 1.6). The best-performing special was Fox’s Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (7.1 million, 2.3), despite the network getting the holiday wrong. And at least we can take comfort in Charlie Brown topping Lady Gaga, right?

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***A review of "Hugo" at Plugged In. Gotta see this one.

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"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
~ Unknown

***Have a great day!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm Baaaack!

***Didja miss me? Didn't blog yesterday because I was in Bloomington and couldn't get a wireless signal where we stayed. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great day shopping yesterday. No, we didn't get up at 4:00 a.m. and go shopping, but we did spend most of the day after breakfast going through the wonderful shops in Nashville, Indiana and then the Edinburgh Outlet stores.

***The Democrats' Mantra: More More More!


I see Andrea True died earlier this month. The late disco diva enjoyed a brief moment of global celebrity in 1976 with her ubiquitous glitterball favorite: 
More More More
How do you like it?
How do you like it?
More More More
How do you like it?
How do you like it?
In honor of Andrea’s passing, I have asked my congressman to propose the adoption of this song as the U.S. national anthem. True, Miss True wrote the number as an autobiographical reflection on her days as a porn-movie actress but, consciously or not, it accurately distills the essence of American governmental philosophy in the early 21st century: excess even unto oblivion.

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Found the above at a pretty neat blog I just discovered, "When Falls the Coliseum."

***Yeah, I know you've heard it before, but everything I read makes me more and more convinced that limiting carbohydrates is the best way to control your weight. It worked for me, when I stuck with it. Now that I'm down to the last 50 lbs I'd like to lose and have been stuck for over a year, I'm going to make a concerted effort in this direction. Read the reviews of this book, it makes sense.

***Idiot Black Friday shopper peppers sprays other shoppers for an X-Box. Unbelievable.

***Occupy Indianapolis organizers recruiting the homeless in order to keep the protest going. Oh yeah, these are *really* principled folks.

***DINNERTIME!!!



***From A Gift of Inspiration:

Developing your character...

It is something special to be around someone who has real character in all that they do. Below are 10 ways to build your character by adopting a positive attitude in achieving your own level of personal and business success.
1. Do it even if it's difficult.
2. Take responsibility for your choices, your actions and your consequences.
3. Know why you do what you do.
4. Be honest, and be true to your word, both with yourself and with others.
5. Know your strengths, and work from them. Know your weaknesses even better, and avoid feeding into them.
6. Recognise your choices and use them wisely.
7. Develop self-discipline and know how not to overdo it.
8. Develop the ability to luxuriate, know when it's time to stop, and be able to stop.
9. Know the difference between what you want and what you need.
10. Recognise and respect boundaries. Be clear about your own, and give equal value and weight to those of others. 

***Apparently a deal has been reached to end the NBA lockout. Boy, am I relieved...


***Is Kindle or Nook the best E-reader? Here's a comparison.


***  Did you feel like this yesterday?






***"Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt." – William Van Horne

***Have a great day!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

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“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high; To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
                                                                             Psalm 92:1-5







Coolidge was perhaps the 20th century’s most religious president. He saw the hand of Providence involved in America’s destiny and in her day-to-day affairs. He often warmly quoted the Bible in his speeches. He attended church regularly though he never joined a Washington church, worrying that his duties as president might make it difficult to set a good example. “I am inclined to think now that this was the counsel of darkness,” he regretted in his Autobiography. Most of all, he believed, as did his mentor, Charles Garman of Amherst College, that the Golden Rule revealed a new politics, where men would serve one another in the example of Christ. Ours was a missionary nation, dedicated to the truth and its universal spread. The Pilgrims were the first but they were by no means the last to see its application to America’s public life.

***The Real Story of Thanksgiving


***He doesn't look happy...



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***Thanksgiving, from Jim Daly's blog at Focus on the Family

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Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.  ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

 ***Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's Almost Here!

***Tomorrow's the big day. Are you ready? Fortunately, I don't have to "get ready" because Anne & Derek are doing the cooking. Gonna be a great time. We had fun yesterday with Emily, Peter, and Johnathan. What a blessing family is.

***So, do you hit the "Black Friday" sales? Please tell me you're not one of those people who camp out in front of Wal-Mart all night. That's a little nuts, no matter what the deal is! We will be in Bloomington, so on the way home we're going to shop in Little Nashville. They have a wonderful little village of specialty shops. We'll probably stop at the Edinburgh outlet stores on the way home. Can't wait!

***Is Hollywood killing monogamy? I've said it before and I'll say it again: Hollywood is a cesspool.

***The GOP debate. Reading the reviews, looks like they all did pretty well, except for Crazy Paul. Get that dude talking about foreign policy, and he really reveals his lunacy.

***This is nuts, but typical. Why is it liberals always want to ruin your Thanksgiving by telling you how awful all that food is for your body, and playing commercials about starving children during the football games? I'll bet the same people who make these decisions sit down to a huge meal just like everyone else, but they want US to feel guilty about it. The only thing I watch on Thanksgiving Day is some of the parade in the morning.

***Obama to Occupy Wall Street protestors: "You're the reason I ran for office in the first place." Pretty much says it all, doesn't it?

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                                              "Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell

***Being thankful to God.

  • "Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness." Psalm 107:8-9
  • "Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?" Psalm 106:1-2
  • "I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving." Psalm 69:30


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                                                    Ever feel like this right after dinner?

***Virginia Democrats suing to share power. What they can't win at the ballot box, they'll try to win in the courts.

***Not going to end well...



***So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving


***Remember God's bounty in the year.  String the pearls of His favor.  Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light!  Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Groannn...

***3:00 a.m. today - gotta get lots of work done because we get to meet Peter, Emily, and Johnathan for lunch.

***As Good as it Gets. That's how Jim Geraghty is describing Obama's situation right now. "Good," obviously, is relative.

***Corzine's missing money. Yet another corrupt Democrat - and the media yawns.

***Dictator Obama tells insurance company not to raise its rates. Think about that for a second. The President telling a private company how to set its prices. That should chill you to the bone. Unfortunately, many dupes such as the ones camping out in public parks right now will cheer him, saying it's the right thing to do.

***Gingrich is certainly saying all the right things right now. No wonder the press and the Democrats are attacking him. Now he is advocating private Social Security accounts. Great idea, but the Left will holler that he's trying to starve senior citizens. They don't care if they scare the liver out of old folks, as long as it keeps them in power.

***Typical liberal losers: Occupiers in Wisconsin getting kids to sign Scott Walker recall petition, then paying them with cigarettes. Geez, do you think they could sink any lower?

***Heroes Forgotten, Lesson Unlearned.

***  Wow.









***Spain tilts to the right, ousts Socialists. Well, they're starting to see the light. Let's hope Americans do the same in 2012.

***Occupy London goons are defecating in St. Paul's Cathedral. These people really are sickening.

***The "Environmental Engineering News" published some rather sobering information about punishment for drunk driving convictions in other countries.

In Australia, the names of drunk drivers are printed in newspapers under the caption, "He's drunk and in jail."

In Malaysia the driver is jailed and, if married, the spouse is jailed.

In the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden there's an automatic jail term of one year.

In Turkey, drunk drivers are driven twenty miles out of town and forced to walk back ten miles.

In Bulgaria, a second drunk-driving conviction results in capital punishment.

In El Salvador, your first offense is your last -- execution by firing squad.


***John Neville, RIP.


***Diet Matchmaker. Okay, maybe not the best time of year for this...


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***"You put 12 partisan Democrats on this committee who have as their number one objective reelecting Barack Obama and I will guarantee you that there is no way that this problem's gonna be solved." ~~ Rush Limbaugh

***Have a great day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gettin' Better

***Well, I think I'm finally starting to get over this nasty cold I've had for a week. The bad thing is, now Mark has it.

***Obama's latest anti-American jobs action:

Late Thursday the Obama administration abruptly knocked Kansas aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft out of contention for a $1 billion project to make a fleet of lightweight counterinsurgency aircraft for the Air Force.

Who will likely get the project? Well well well...

So that’s another 1,400 American jobs lost. And it gets worse. By knocking Hawker Beechcraft out, the Pentagon has limited the “competition” to one company, a company that is not only not an American manufacturer, it’s a government-owned entity with ties to our enemies. The company is Embraer, which is controlled by the government of Brazil and has close ties to the government of Iran, as Timothy Lee wrote for the Tatler on Nov. 10.

Follow the link and read all about it, if you can stand it.

***The Occupy Project is failing miserably, so the Democrats and their willing accomplices in the press are trying to downplay their complicity in planning the whole thing. That's gonna be tough for them to do, when our side can bring up stuff like this:



***Debt panel heads for failure. Really, was there any doubt with doofuses like Patty Murray and John Kerry on there? They will never agree to anything that doesn't include tax hikes.

***Food clothing. I just have one question: WHY??

 An artichoke dress. Yeah, I've always wanted one of those...


Pasta top and ravioli shorts. Um, okay.


Fruit and waffle outfit. Well, I can certainly see the fruit...



And who can forget Lady Freak's meat dress? I'd like to...


***NASCAR crowd boos Michelle Obama. Can't blame 'em. I love this from the comments section:

I am now a NASCAR fan...

Michelle Obama...the visual equivalent of ipecac.

***Ben Shapiro's Top Ten Most Overrated Actors/Actresses of Our Time. 

This is interesting. Included are George Clooney (I completely agree) and Tom Hanks (not so much.) Check it out.

***I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 last night. Part 1 was really dark and not really enjoyable, but Part 2 was a good ending to the story. Quite a high death count, unfortunately, but a good ending.

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***Hypocrisy personified: Occupy Wall Street protestors stay at $700 a night hotel. Yeah...it's all about principle, right?


***Tired and wired? 7 ways to feel better fast.

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***"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry

***Have a great day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snowed Under

***...with work, I mean. I got quite a bit done yesterday morning, but that's all the transcription I did yesterday. Mom & I went to the Amish store, K-Mart, and Marsh, then I went to the Christmas craft thingy in Liberty, came home and did dishes, then not much else after that. This cold is really dragging me down. Have to get with it today, so this morning and then after church I'll pretty much be stuck in my office.

***Boston Herald: Occupiers Must Go


Two months into the “Occupation,” the Greenway Conservancy Board has decided it is as fed up with the squatters on its land as most of the people who would like to once again enjoy the property their tax dollars have paid for.
Board Chair Georgia Murray outlined the group’s concerns in a Nov. 8 letter to Mayor Tom Menino — a letter not made public until the Occupiers took their case to court this week.
Murray wrote, “Although we have not sought until now to have the Boston Police Department enforce our rules with regard to Occupy Boston, we have always taken the position that the current use of Dewey Square Park is in violation of our rules.” Those rules prohibit — not surprisingly — sleeping in the park overnight and require permits for tents. All of that seems to have been lost on the Conservancy’s executive director, Nancy Brennan, who insisted earlier on making nice with the Occupiers, asking merely that they respect certain boundaries.
Murray on the other hand gave the mayor a real piece of the board’s mind, citing incidents of drug dealing, deteriorating sanitary conditions, a loss of income to vendors and to the farmer’s market.

Oh, I'm sure the Tea Party would have enjoyed the support of the Mayor, who has completely ignored the rules and let the squatters squat. No doubt the major media would have ignored the squalor caused by the Tea Party and rationalized the inability of others to use the park. Uh huh. They'll never be faced with that dilemma because the Tea Party obtains permits, follows the rules, demonstrates peacefully, and cleans up after themselves. However...guess who got all the bad press? More and more people are getting fed up with these losers, especially the people who have to live close to their filth, or have to try to do business in the same area. They have the full support of unions like the SEIU and the Democrat Party, so they're allowed to pretty much do whatever they want.

***Lots of gift ideas from Amazon.

***Tailgater dies at Yale-Harvard game.

A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said.


This is so sad, and unnecessary. You know, nothing good comes from alcohol. Nothing. It won't help you succeed. It won't help anyone get what they want out of life. You spend wads of money on it, and have absolutely nothing to show for it. I really can't think of anything positive that comes from drinking alcohol, but I can certainly think of a lot of negative, even tragic, consequences from it. Whenever I hear someone start a sentence with, "I was so drunk that..." I know I'm going to hear something completely stupid and useless. It's really sad when that sentence is uttered by someone who is otherwise bright and has a lot of potential. That potential can be drowned out of a life with alcohol, or even snuffed out by it, as happened with the woman in the above story. 

Okay, end of sermon.


A Toronto school angered students and parents when it banned soccer balls, baseballs, footballs, tennis balls and volleyballs from the school grounds, the Toronto Star reported.
Students at Earl Beatty Public School were sent home carrying letters stating that nobody could bring any of the balls to the junior and senior schools after a "few serious incidents" in which staff and students were struck in the playground.

Oh no! Somebody might get hurt on a playground!! We can't have THAT. Apparently, we also can't allow fun.

***How Congress Occupied Wall Street, by Sarah Palin. Great piece.

***Now THAT'S cute...



***Pelosi calls Cain "clueless." Well, she's certainly an expert on that.

***Charles Rangel honored - one year after censure. Democrats really are something to behold, aren't they?

Almost exactly a year ago, members of Congress voted overwhelmingly to censure their colleagueCharlie Rangel for bringing dishonor on the House. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summoned the New York Democrat to the well and chastised the congressman for his 11 ethics violations, which included improper fundraising.
This week, Rangel again brought the House into disrepute — but this time he had the full support of his colleagues.“Last night marked a momentous evening in my campaign for re-election,” Rangel wrote Thursday in a letter to supporters. “At a special event in Washington, Democratic leaders including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn, Sandy Levin, John Con­yers, Emmanuel Cleaver, and Steve Israel stood by my side and pledged their unwavering support on my behalf. I am so humbled and grateful for their involvement.”

Sickening to think that people like him are in positions which are supposed to be held by honorable men and women. There is very little honor in the Democrat party.

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***I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

***Have a great day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Weekend!

***Well, the yard sales have pretty much petered out for the winter, but Mom & I still make our Amish store run on Saturdays! There is also a Christmas craft show in Liberty today that I'm going to. Love those things. First, though, I have to type for a few hours.

***Obama and the Greenies cost Ohio up to 200,000 jobs. Let's hope they remember that in 2012.

***There's an "Ugly Bug" contest? Who knew? I think this fella may have a shot at the title:







***"Occupy Wall Street Crowd Blind to Benefits of Capitalism." Of course they are. Most of them don't even know why the heck they're there. They're using their Iphones and Ipads, depositing their money in "big banks," and protesting capitalism. What a bunch of dummies.

***Honestly, who is responsible for Hillary's hair...??



***Not having a good year: Joe Paterno diagnosed with lung cancer.

***Christian gift ideas.

***Army's new supersonic weapon. This is awesome.


The U.S. Army's hypersonic weapon prototype streaked across the Pacific Ocean at several times the speed of sound Thursday, Nov. 17, in a flawless maiden test flight. The success could pave the way for a new military capability to strike targets anywhere on Earth in as little as an hour.

Such a hypersonic weapon concept flies at a relatively flat trajectory within the atmosphere, rather than soaring up toward space like a ballistic missile and eventually coming back down. Hypersonic speed is defined as being at least five times the speed of sound (3,805 mph, or 6,124 kph, at sea level).

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***Walk fast, live long.

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***In America you can buy bucket-sized cups of coffee in any flavour you like other than coffee-flavour.  ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Glad it's Friday!

***Hard to believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away, isn't it? I love this time of year, but it seems like the time between Halloween and Christmas goes by in about two weeks!

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***The U.S. is now $15 trillion in debt. Oh yeah, it's all Bush's fault. Not. Here are a few things $15 trillion would buy:


3,333 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers — it would require the entire population of New York to crew that many ships.

3,000,000 Abrams tanks — one for every person in Chicago.

8,823 space shuttles — enough to fly the entire population of Bismarck, N.D., into space.

67,628,494 houses (based on the median home price) — that’s one for every child in America.

6,250,000 Bugatti Veyrons — one for every person in Missouri.

a 30-year lease of Poland — GDP $469 billion.

12,500 Cowboys Stadiums — enough to hold the population of China.

15,400,410 tons of gold — 42 times the weight of the Empire State Building.

643,942,646 lbs. of platinum — six times the weight of the Washington Monument.

Kinda puts things in perspective, huh?


***Now the Occupy Freaks are terrorizing schoolchildren.   

Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.

It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street.
     

I'm guessing this would be getting more play in the media if the Tea Partiers had harassed kids on their way to school.

***Another Obama scandal in the making. Another, you say? Haven't heard too much about the first ones, have you? The lapdog media is doing its level best to protect The One, but I daresay that is getting more and more difficult. I hope whoever the Republican nominee is pounds this day and night, like the media would be doing if Obama were a Republican.

It has to do with a “green energy” company called BrightSource Energy Inc., which develops solar energy products (or intends to someday, anyway). In 2010, BrightSource was in deep trouble. It was $1.8 billion in debt and was losing money hand over fist–a $71.6 million loss on a mere $13.5 million in revenue. A company destined to go down the drain, one would think. But no! The Obama administration bailed out BrightSource to the tune of a cool $1.4 billion in loan guarantees.

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***Seven Secrets to Resilience. If you're a small business owner, you need to read this!

***Judge approves sale of Crystal Cathedral. A great example of needless excess. Too many churches and denominations are more interested in what their facilities are like than what their message is.

***New Ford Escape Crossover. I love this!



***109-year-old Arkansas woman's wish comes true. Wow, that's a long life.

At 109 years old,  Bertie Ross was asked what she would do if she could do anything.


Her answer included a new dress, new wig, and eating catfish at Benny Bob's in Blytheville, Arkansas, reports MyFoxMemphis.

In response to a question about what has made her so special to live 109 years- she answered, "Treating people right...living right."

***


Author Unknown

Junior high school students in Chicago were
studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At
the end of the lesson, the students were asked
to list what they considered to be the Seven
Wonders of the World. Though there was some
disagreement, the following received the
most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

1. to touch...
2. to taste...
3. to see...
4. to hear... (She hesitated a little, and then added...)
5. to feel...
6. to laugh...
7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful - and we don't have to travel anywhere special to experience them.

Enjoy your gifts!
 
 
***
"Champions are willing to do the things they dislike to create something they do like. Don't let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least."
~ Dexter Yager  

***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Abnormal

***That's me! I thought I'd sleep like a rock since I didn't sleep much when I stayed at Mom's night before last. Set my alarm for 4:00, and was awake at 2:30. I think the coughing spell I had contributed, but then I couldn't get back to sleep, so I figured I might as well get up and be productive. Maybe I'll take a nap later. That was a joke.

***Idiot Occupier threatens to burn New York to the ground. Yeah, we heard the Tea Partiers yelling stuff like that all the time, didn't we CNN? Still waiting for the media to report what's really going on with these leeches.

***Maxine Waters with sage, thoughtful commentary on the Occupiers:


When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said “that’s life and it happens.”
“That’s a distraction from the goals of the protesters,” Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

She wasn't quite as patient with the Tea Partiers, whom she said could "go straight to hell."  And there wasn't even any violence at the Tea Party rallies. Kinda shows you something about her character, doesn't it? The country's in the very best of hands, to steal a phrase from Glenn Reynolds.


***Barack Obama is a president so horrible that democrats around the country are running from him like the plague.

***Awwww....



***Federal debt tops $15 trillion. That is unbelievable. Hope & Change!


***More brilliance from Harry Reid:



“My Republican friends are yet to bring a single piece of evidence that the regulations they hate so much have the economic harm they claim,” said Reid from the floor. “That’s because there isn’t any."

 He & Biden should have a stupid contest. Talk about a close one!

***A linguistics professor was lecturing his class one day.
'In English', he said, 'A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.'
A loud voice from the back of the room piped up, 'Yeah, right.'

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***Taking the love of dogs a bit too far. Come on, people. Get a grip.

***Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. ~~ Ronald Reagan

***Have a great day!