Friday, September 21, 2012

You Have Been Warned

***David Gelernter has a good piece about the closeness of this election. Given Obama's dismal record, it should be a cakewalk for Romney. Why isn't it? I'm still ticked at the clueless voters who put Obama where he is, thinking they were being all open minded in voting for a black man. What did that get us? Look at his views and his policies, not the color of his skin. I'm hoping enough of those people have woken up that it doesn't happen again, but it's too close for comfort.

***Grill a burger, go to jail? The environmental wackos lost it a long time ago, but this is a whole new level of dumbness.

***Here is one who thinks Romney is going to trounce Obama in November. Oh, how I hope he's right.

As a former journalist, I've learned that most polls commissioned by news outlets are done not to reflect reality, but to distort it.  In the same way Hollywood has discovered it can cheaply fill airtime with so-called "reality shows," news outlets have found they can fill their pages with polls.

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***From Inspire 21. This is cute.

A Cowboy Named Bud

-- Author Unknown
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous
pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward
him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses
and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you
exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you
give me a calf?"

Bud  looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully
grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects
it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the
Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his
location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the
area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.
        
The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and
exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany .
          
Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image
has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL
database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his
Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response..
     
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his
hi-tech,miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says,
"You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."        
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with
amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
              
Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what
your business is, will you give me back my calf?"       
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why
not?"
"You're a Congressman for the U..S. Government", says Bud.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even
though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already
knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of
equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you
don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about
cows, for that matter.  This is a herd of sheep. ....

Now give me back my dog.

***This is disappointing: Chick-fil-A will no longer fund traditional marriage groups. We supported them when they stood up for what they believed in. Now they have caved.

Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.
The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the company’s move there. Chick-fil-A wrote a letter to Alderman Joe Moreno affirming this, according to his spokesman, Matt Bailey, but the company initially wouldn’t allow his office to release the letter to the public. Three weeks later they relented.

In the same way we supported you, we can now stay away. Mark my words, they'll lose business over this.


***I'm so glad it's Friday! I have a lot to do today, but I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Mom & I will do our usual coffee/yard sale/ Amish store thing, then we're going to meet Emily for lunch! Gonna be a great day.

***You can't make this stuff up: Censured tax cheat Charles Rangel to Mitt Romney: "Unlike you, Americans pay their fair share of taxes." Where to start...?

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Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

***Have a great day!

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