Sunday, May 27, 2012

Great Start!

***Yesterday was a great start to the holiday weekend. Had a houseful for dinner, cornhole, presents, etc for Emily's birthday. We had a great time! Peter helped me at the grill, he's a really good grillmaster. What a week last week, though, my entire body aches. Getting the painting done and the house back in order before yesterday was really hard work, but worth it. The rest of my holiday weekend will be spent here in front of my computer, but that's okay. I'm thankful for the work.

***Brett Kimberlin, Scum of the Earth. If you haven't heard about him, you really need to pay attention. He's the equivalent of William Ayers - guilty as sin, free as a bird. Lefties love guys like him.

Kimberlin is, as Mark Tapscott writes at the Washington Examiner, a sinister enemy of free speech. The question is, how did Kimberlin go from convicted bomber and perjurer to free man receiving funding for leftwing activism. Sweetness and Light’s Ed Barnes clears that up: Kimberlin was the man who falsely claimed that he sold marijuana to Dan Quayle in the 1970s.
Kimberlin, a convicted bomber and drug dealer, learned that lesson in 1988, when he claimed from his prison cell that he had been Dan Quayle’s marijuana dealer in college. The claim got a lot of attention because Quayle was running for vice president of the United States at the time.
Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-old from Bethesda, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and other high-profile public figures.

More here.


***German teen solves 300 year old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton.

***George Clooney's prom picture:

I only draw your attention to this so I can draw your attention to the first comment:

"What? Barack Obama wasn't his date??"

***Love this picture...

***340 lb woman pepper sprays and spits on workers trying to stop her from shoplifting. Charming.

The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.
Appling, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, allegedly hid items worth $88.27 in a canvas bag. She “attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,” according to a worker quoted in an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.
When a Piggly Wiggly employee--who had been tipped to the pilfering by a shopper--asked Appling about the concealed items, she tried to exit the store. After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”
Appling kept spraying as several workers tried to keep her from fleeing. The 340-pound Appling also allegedly punched Orr in the face and spit on the 28-year-old employee. As she successfully bolted from the Athens store, Appling “was dropping beer cans out of her purse.”

***Teach them why they died so that we might live.

And there are so many things to teach our children these days, from being careful on the Internet to making wise choices in music and television.  Back in my day, watching too much TV may have turned minds mushy, but an overdose of Gilligan’s Island didn’t compromise morals like much of the fare threatens to do to kids today.

So there are a lot of new things to teach our children. Important things. Critical things. But I would urge every parent to teach their children one more thing this weekend and emphasize it all the year through:memday3.jpg

Teach them about the meaning behind Memorial Day.

Teach them about the men and women who died so that all of us could live in freedom.

Teach them that what we have in America is rare, an all-volunteer military who willingly risks everything on our behalf.

Teach them that Memorial Day is more than the traditional start of summer. It’s a day to remember that over one million Americans have died in wars on behalf of those in this nation.  These numbers are astounding, but even more sobering is the reality that behind every number is a name, and an entire world that was changed when that soldier didn’t come home.

***                                           Perfect Landing!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
William Arthur Ward
***Have a great day!

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