Friday, May 25, 2012

Home Improvement

***We've been painting and doing a little sprucing up inside our home. People who enjoy doing home improvement work are in need of clinical help. I hate it!

***This still amazes me. I wrote about it yesterday, but I'm so flabbergasted I gotta do it again. Barack Obama is being touted as a "fiscal conservative."  Why in the world would they use this strategy when it is so easily debunked?

It might seem incredible that a president who has signed into law the largest federal spending in history, who has run up $5 trillion in new debt, who has submitted budgets that propose increasing the national debt to $22 trillion–budgets so extreme that not a single member of either the House or the Senate would vote for them, two years running–would somehow try to pass himself off as a fiscal conservative. But in politics, nothing, apparently, is impossible. This is the Obama campaign’s new theme: Obama as the green-eyeshade fiscal conservative.

Hey, go for it guys. We WANT attention drawn to his fiscal policies rather than the other petty stuff they've been trying to distract us with. Check out Jay Carney's brilliance: "Obama is joining Jimmy Carter as one of the great fiscal conservatives of modern times." How do these guys sleep at night?

You really can’t make this stuff up. Here are the federal budget deficits for the fiscal years 2005 through 2012 (2012 is estimated):

2005: 318,000,000,000
2006: 248,000,000,000
2007: 161,000,000,000
The Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007, one-third of the way through FY 2007.
2008: 459,000,000,000
Now we get to the Obama administration.
2009: 1,413,000,000,000
2010: 1,293,000,000,000
2011: 1,300,000,000,000
2012: 1,327,000,000,000

***NYC public school makes learning Arabic mandatory.

An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said yesterday.
Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses.
One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.

Baloney. It's Muslim pandering. 

***Hot Diggity Dog: 5 tips for making the perfect hot dog. We're cooking out for Emily's birthday tomorrow, maybe I'll try some of these!

Ew. Not that one.

***Summer guide to music and theater. Emily & I used to go to shows a lot. Ball State has a lot of great shows at Emens Auditorum, we've seen Riverdance, South Pacific, and many other shows there. The Murat in Indianapolis and the theater at Butler (I forget the name of it) also bring in a lot good shows, we've seen Cats, Lord of the Dance, Stomp, The Lion King, and a bunch of others there. I miss doing that!
***Half of Detroit's streetlights may be turned off as city shrinks. This is what happens when you let liberals run things. Yet they'll keep voting for them. Amazing.

***Crafty ideas: Gotta show this first one to my sister...

***This is kinda long, but one of my favorites from this poet:

The Sleep  
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Of all the thoughts of God that are  
Borne inward unto souls afar,  
Along the Psalmist's music deep,  
Now tell me if that any is,  
For gift or grace, surpassing this— 
'He giveth His belovèd sleep'?  
What would we give to our beloved?  
The hero's heart to be unmoved,  
The poet's star-tuned harp, to sweep,  
The patriot's voice, to teach and rouse,
The monarch's crown, to light the brows?  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
What do we give to our beloved?  
A little faith all undisproved,  
A little dust to overweep,  
And bitter memories to make  
The whole earth blasted for our sake.  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
'Sleep soft, beloved!' we sometimes say,  
But have no tune to charm away
Sad dreams that through the eye-lids creep.  
But never doleful dream again  
Shall break the happy slumber when  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
O earth, so full of dreary noises!
O men, with wailing in your voices!  
O delvèd gold, the wailers heap!  
O strife, O curse, that o'er it fall!  
God strikes a silence through you all,  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.
His dews drop mutely on the hill;  
His cloud above it saileth still,  
Though on its slope men sow and reap.  
More softly than the dew is shed,  
Or cloud is floated overhead,
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
Aye, men may wonder while they scan  
A living, thinking, feeling man  
Confirmed in such a rest to keep;  
But angels say, and through the word 
I think their happy smile is heard—  
'He giveth His belovèd, sleep.'  
For me, my heart that erst did go  
Most like a tired child at a show,  
That sees through tears the mummers leap, 
Would now its wearied vision close,  
Would child-like on His love repose,  
Who giveth His belovèd, sleep.  
And, friends, dear friends,—when it shall be  
That this low breath is gone from me,
And round my bier ye come to weep,  
Let One, most loving of you all,  
Say, 'Not a tear must o'er her fall;  
He giveth His belovèd, sleep.' 
***Obamacare's religious liberty violation. Educate yourself on this!
***Larry Flynt: Obama has "overperformed." Well, who wouldn't want an endorsement 
from such a stand-up guy?
***Is it possible to love your spouse too much?

***I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprint. 
It's upstairs in my socks. ~~ Groucho Marx
***Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this post.
    When it comes to home improvement, the only smart way to do it is to find a professional company that will do it for you and delegate the work. I did this with my kitchen and it looks so stylish now, requiring no effort from me.
    I asked the home expert to do it for me. They're amazing!