Sunday, April 22, 2012

Grope & Change

***Love that headline! Mark Steyn has a piece over at National Review Online about the Secret Service hooker scandal. What a mess.

Unlike the government of the United States, I can’t claim any hands-on experience with Colombian hookers. But I was impressed by the rates charged by Miss Dania Suarez, and even more impressed by the U.S. Secret Service’s response to them.
Cartagena’s most famous “escort” costs $800. For purposes of comparison, you can book Eliot Spitzer’s “escort” for $300. Yet, on the cold grey fiscally conservative morning after the wild socially liberal night before, Dania’s Secret Service agent offered her a mere $28.

Read the whole thing.

***Mom & I had a great time yard saling yesterday! I got two sets of dishes (Johnny says I need an intervention). It was at an estate sale and they were almost giving stuff away. I got two full sets, with plates, saucers, bowls, and cups for $1 apiece. They're really pretty, too! I was excited! I love dishes, especially old ones. At another sale I got some pretty placemats. Mom found an antique coffee table, a really nice one. All in all, a great morning!

***Think the media and the Obama Administration will ever take responsibility for fomenting this kind of hatred? Black suspect says he beat up a white man because he was mad about the Trayvon Martin case. 

Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.
Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”
The two allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets, then threw him to the ground and punched him “numerous times” in the head and back before running away, police said. Hayes and the boy are black; the victim is white.

The last sentence is why you won't be hearing much about this. But just imagine if the opposite were true. Where is the outrage from the Left? Where are all the howls for "civility in political discourse?" Despicable hypocrites.

***Don't let 'em tell you the Tea Party is losing it's influence. Orrin Hatch has been forced into a primary in Utah. This is huge.

***                                      Parenting Fail...



***How a 9-year-old entrepreneur's business went viral. This is a great story!

At YoungEntrepreneur.com, we regularly bring you stories about innovative startups and their wide-eyed founders. But even we were in awe of 9-year-old Caine Monroy, who last summer constructed a makeshift arcade out of cardboard in his father's auto-parts store in Los Angeles.
He started off catering to the shop's visitors. Now, though, his business has become the main attraction, with excited children and television crews filing through daily, all clamoring for a turn. A $1 ticket gets you four spins at one of five arcade games and a $2 ticket gets you 500 spins. The industrious lad also sells $15 T-shirts -- like the one he wears -- that display "Caine's Arcade" on the back.

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There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:

“Just take care of my eyes dear.”

 
***                                           Um, I meant to do this, honest...



***YIKES! This is a frilled shark. Never heard of it, and I don't think I ever want to meet one...



***Chuck Colson, RIP. He did a lot of good.

***Defense worried about Zimmerman's safety. Gosh, I wonder why.  Couldn't have anything to do with the thuggish New Black Panthers putting a bounty on his head, could it? Which, by the way, I've heard no Democrat, including our weenie of a President, denounce.

***Starbucks to stop using "crushed bug" dye. Ew.

Starbucks Corp. says it will stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs.
The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website Thursday that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a "thorough" evaluation.
The company says it will swap out cochineal extract, which is made from the juice of a tiny beetle, and instead use lycopene, a tomato-based extract.


Long-unrecognized lettering confirms that first-century artifacts found within an ancient Jerusalem tomb are the earliest representations of Christianity ever found, researchers say.
Two Hebrew scholars who examined photographs showing the inside of the tomb agree that markings on an ossuary — a box made to hold human remains — are stylized letters that spell out the name of Jonah, the researchers said Thursday (April 19). Jonah was the Old Testament prophet whose story of being swallowed by a great fish was embraced by the early followers of Jesus.




***Have a great day!

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