Thursday, December 27, 2012

Build the Death Star?

***Hey, whatever it takes...

***Nasty weather, but Mark's family made it here for dinner yesterday evening. Mark made barbecued ribs and his famous mashed potatoes. I tried a new recipe for spinach cheese squares. I don't like spinach so I didn't eat any, but everyone liked them. They were really easy to make.

***Hawaii governor appoints white male to Senate seat long held by a minority. If he were a Republican, that's all we'd hear about. As it is...

***U.S retailers scramble after lackluster holiday sales. Why, it's Bush's fault, of course!

***If David Gregory were not David Gregory, he'd already be in jail. Stuff like this is commonplace any more. The media's bias is not surprising nowadays, it's expected.

Check this out:

David Gregory mocks NRA leader for proposing armed guards in schools, but sends his kids to school with 11 armed guards.


***Prayers for former President George H.W. Bush.

A spokesman says the fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a Houston hospital over Christmas has worsened, and doctors have put him on a liquids-only diet.

***Well, looks like we're out of the woods for now weather-wise.


A man and a woman go to the carnival every year. Every time the man says, "Anna, can we ride one of those airplanes that go up for a couple of minutes then come back down?"

The woman always replied by saying, "We don`t need to spend any extra money on those airplanes, it's too expensive! Ten dollars is ten dollars.

Tom, the pilot, said, "Larry, every year I hear you say you want to ride my airplanes, and every year Anna says it's too expensive. I`ll make you a deal. If I do all of my flips and tricks with you in there with me and you don`t say one word, I`ll give you the ride for free."

Anna and Larry discussed it and decided they would take the deal. They got up in the air and Tom did all of his tricks and flips.

Tom said, "Larry I just knew you'd say something on that first flip, but you didn`t!

Larry replied, "I was going to say something when Anna fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."

***New York newspaper provides road map for burglars. How *stupid* can you get??

A local New York newspaper, the Journal News, has seen fit to publish an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents of Westchester and Rockland counties who have handgun permits. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to the school massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn., and the concerns of some residents about which of their neighbors might have firearms.
Ironically, the reporter who wrote the story identifying local gun owners himself “owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City,” according to the newspaper. Presumably, the Journal News sees no problem employing this fellow notwithstanding his atavistic attraction to guns.

There are no words...

***Lovely Coincidence
Author Unknown

I don't know if it's a true story, but it sure is a nice one.

In 1945, there was a young boy of 14 in a concentration camp. He was tall, thin but had a bright smile. Every day, a young girl came by on the other side of the fence. She noticed the boy and asked him if he spoke Polish, and he said yes. She said he'd looked hungry, and he said he was. She then reached in her pocket and gave him her apple. He thanked her and she went on her way. The next day, she came by again, bringing with her another apple which she gave him. Each day, she walked by the outside of the fence, hoping to see him, and when she did, she happily handed him an apple in exchange for conversation. 

One day, he told her not to come by anymore. He told her he was being shipped to another concentration camp. As he walked away with tears streaming down his face, he wondered if he'd ever see her again. She was the only kind soul he'd seen across the fence.

He made it out of the concentration camp, and immigrated to America. In 1957, his friends had fixed him up on a blind date. He had no idea who the woman was. He picked her up, and during dinner began talking of Poland and the concentration camp. She said she was in Poland at that time. She said she used to talk to a boy and gave him apples daily. He asked if this boy was tall, skinny and if he had told her that she shouldn't come back because he was leaving. She said yes.

It was her, the young girl who came by every day to give him apples. After 12 years, after the war and in another country... they had met again. What are the odds? He proposed to her on that very night and told her he'd never again let her go. They are still happily married today.

Now that, my friends, is a love story.
apple girl 
***"There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple, and useful life." Booker T. Washington 
***Have a great day!

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