Sunday, March 18, 2012

Classy Friends

***President Obama really has some classy friends.  (I cleaned this up a bit)

How will President Civility explain Cee Lo Green to Sasha and Malia?

President Obama has the classiest friends.

Donors at one of President Barack Obama's fundraisers in Atlanta on Friday received at least one message loud and clear from the Obama campaign: "**** you."

Singer Cee Lo Green, best known for his solo career and his work in the musical duo Gnarles Barkley, was entertaining guests at the $500-per-ticket event at Tyler Perry Studios when he prepared to launch into a performance of his song "Forget You."
There was only one problem. Green decided, apparently at the last minute, to sing the uncensored and decidedly unpresidential version of the song — titled "**** You" — instead.

Before he began the profane song, though, Green attempted to exercise due diligence by flipping off the crowd and asking into his microphone, "Can I cuss?"
He did not appear to wait for an answer before he began singing.
"Ain't that some sh**?" Green asked the donors.

Wasn't it a scant 2 weeks ago that The First Dad was horrified at the prospect of explaining Rush Limbaugh's "slut" remark to daughters Sasha and Malia?
But I supposed it's no big deal for him to explain away his gansta friend's crass language, right? Cee Lo is cool 'cause he's all jiggy wit Prez B-O, yo.

***Obama's History Lesson: Future generations will laugh at us for taking him seriously. No kidding.

***Six brands that have come back from the dead. This is interesting.  A couple of them: Nintendo, Lego.

***I should know better than to get into a discussion with a liberal. Why are they completely unable to have a civilized discussion with someone they disagree with? After a couple of back-and-forths, when you call them on their error and cite some facts, they degenerate into insults, then you back them into a corner and it's either, "Oh, you just don't get it," or "I'm done. You think you know everything. Go back to Fox News," or something brilliant like that. It's always obvious when they have no answer to your question. I was debating the Right to Work laws with a liberal at Facebook. She and my brother keep saying that no one is forced to pay union dues, blah blah blah. I asked her, if that's the truth, why are they so opposed to right to work laws? If it's not happening, what are they opposing? No answer. I think that's a pretty good question. The right to work laws are about what they say is not happening, so why is there such stiff opposition from the unions? We all know the answer, and I suspect they do, too, but are just unwilling to admit it.


***Nancy Pelosi's daughter reveals HBO's bias. Give her some credit here.

According to Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), HBO executives in New York were horrified at the thought of running a video she made depicting welfare recipients as, in her words, "freeloading welfare queens."

"I have offended everybody at HBO, in New York," she told Bill Maher during a segment on this week's "Real Time."  "All of the people I work with, they said 'you can't put that on TV.'  Somehow it was ok to do it to the toothless rednecks," Pelosi continued, referring to a segment she made last week for the same program showing voters in Mississippi making racially charged statements about President Obama and ignorant statements about federal welfare programs.  

Liberals are the most biased, ugly people there are.

To Pelosi's credit, she presented her video, which shows multiple welfare recipients in New York City proclaiming they were at the welfare office to get their "Obama bucks" and that they supported Obama because he "gives me stuff" and "because he is black."  Of course, a person who votes for a man "because he is black" is just as racist as a person who won't vote for a man "because he is black," but Pelosi was unable to find a person like that down in Mississippi, even though she try to coax such statements from her subjects.  

Read the whole thing.

***I.U. squeaked by VCU and are now in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.

***I'm amazed at the ability of the people who build stuff like this:

***A Mountain Of Dirt
By , © 2010
It's always a great idea to keep the front lawn looking tidy and to repair any problems. With this thought in mind, we had delivered a dump truck full of topsoil in order to fill in two large holes created when two old tree stumps were removed.
The big, big mound of earth sat there dumped 200 feet away from these holes waiting for me to begin the process. What had started out as a great idea soon soured when I realized that this big, big mound of earth was not going to move itself and seemed overwhelming. All I could see, as I stood beside it with my shovel and wheelbarrow, was a dump truck full of topsoil; a mound of earth that looked more like a mini-mountain than a pile of earth that would be a simple Saturday afternoon chore. Oh my goodness, why did I ever think that this hole filling, lawn repair project, was something I would be able to tackle?
After staring at this pile of topsoil for ten minutes wondering whether I should hire someone to do what I just couldn't see myself doing, an old Chinese proverb came to mind, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The translation of this proverb to the task at hand immediately became obvious. I needed to take one shovel at a time until a wheelbarrow was full, and then keep filling one wheelbarrow at a time and dumping it until one hole was full then simply repeating the process until both holes were finished.
You see, what I had to remind myself was that what might at first appear as an overwhelming task, or something I couldn't see myself doing, would be resolved by simply taking one step at a time, or one action at a time, over and over again.

Projects, problems, or one's own need to learn a new job or career skill has the same application. Every difficult goal that, at first, may be viewed as an insurmountable obstacle can be resolved when you implement a strategy that requires only one-step at a time. Each action taken moves you forward, continuous progress is seen, and the final goal is closer and closer until it is accomplished. 


"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
~ Helen Keller

***Have a great day!

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