Monday, April 9, 2012

Off & Running!

***Had a wonderful weekend with both sides of the family, now it's back to the grindstone. Hope your Easter weekend was a special celebration of family, friends, and mostly, the Resurrection!

***Tim Tebow speaks to thousands on Easter Sunday in Georgetown. What a classy guy.

***Mike Wallace, RIP.

***White House still stonewalling the Fast & Furious investigation. In my opinion, this is far worse than Watergate was. There certainly is a bit of a difference in the media's interest though, isn't there?

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress.
White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March 28, asking the White House to step aside and let O’Reilly talk to investigators.
Grassley is the GOP ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Issa chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, whose members include Chaffetz.
“[O’Reilly’s] personal attorney indicated that he’s more than willing to talk to the committee, on the record, under oath”” Chaffetz told Kelly during her Friday afternoon broadcast. “It is only the White House and the White House Counsel that is saying they will not make him available.”

If there was "nothing to see here," they wouldn't continually be putting up roadblocks. Republicans, you need to pound this into the public's consciousness. The media certainly isn't going to give it the coverage it deserves. Gotta protect their Boy Wonder, you know.

***Wow. Bacon on a stick!


I like bacon, but, naaaaa...

***Dick Durbin: Buy hybrid cars or get killed by tornadoes. What a tool.


Sen. Dick Durbin reacts to the tornadoes in Dallas, Texas earlier this week. Durbin calls for more laws regulating carbon output while he sends a dire warning that we must convert to hybrid cars or lose our life. Durbin says we must spend money now to fix the problem.
“It’s your money or your life,” he said a press conference. “We are either going to dedicate ourselves to a cleaner, more livable planet and accept the initial investment necessary or we’re going to pay a heavier price in terms of loss of human life, damage and costs associated with it.”

***A cowboy's guide to aging. This is good.

1. Be careful about reading health books. You could die of a misprint.

2. Make time for your loved ones. We are not promised tomorrow so make the most of today.

4. Live a good honorable life. Then when you get older and think back you’ll enjoy it a second time.

5. Finally, we all need to accept the fact our time on earth is limited.

***Fresh fibs, half-truths, and more from Biden...and the media is silent. This from the same media who got years of mileage out of Dan Quayle misspelling "potato."


Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that Republicans would rather defeat President Obama than see the American economy improve.
“What’s really bothersome to me is that it almost seems like my Republican colleagues in Congress and Mitt Romney are rooting for economic failure,” the Florida congresswoman said in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“They’ve been hyper-focused on one job, Barack Obama‘s, for really the last two years. And we all need to be pulling together to focus on moving the economy forward for the middle class and for working families,” she said.
The two go hand in hand, lady. Removing Obama from the White House is the crucial first step in restoring our economy. 

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***From A Gift of Inspiration:

A special place

There is a special place in life, that needs my humble skill,
a certain job I'm meant to do, which no one else can fulfil.
The time will be demanding and the pay is not too good
and yet I wouldn't change it for a moment - even if I could.
There is a special place in life, a goal I must attain,
a dream that I must follow, because I won't be back again.
There is a mark that I must leave, however small it seems to be,
a legacy of love for those who follow after me.
There is a special place in life, that only I may share,
a little path that bears my name, awaiting me somewhere.
There is a hand that I must hold, a word that I must say,
a smile that I must give for there are tears to blow away.
There is a special place in life that I was meant to fill,
a sunny spot where flowers grow upon a windy hill.
There's always a tomorrow and the best is yet to be,
and somewhere in this world, I know there is a place for me.
Author Unknown

***I'd love to have an iPad, but I don't really need one and can't justify the expense. Darnit. Here's an article on the 5 best tablets.


How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!  Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.  The effects are apparent in many countries.  Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.  A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.  The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.  Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities.  Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die.  But the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.  Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proseltyzing faith.  It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science—the science against which it had vainly struggled—the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

That is from Winston Churchill's The River War, written in 1899. Prophetic, no?

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***I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. ~~ Elvis Presley

***Have a great day!

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