Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tossing Away Victory

***That is precisely what Obama has done in Iraq. 

Charles Krauthammer says George W. Bush’s “surge” strategy in Iraq had essentially snatched “victory from the jaws of defeat,” but President Barack Obama squandered that victory by failing to negotiate a status of forces agreement with the country.
The Iraq War “was won and we were in a position, if we had just negotiated a status of forces agreement, to have an ally in the region, to have a base, to train their air force — that would have changed the course of the future,” he told The Daily Caller. “Instead, a decision was made by the new administration to evacuate, leaving a vacuum where Iran has come in, where al-Qaida thrives and al-Qaida actually has extended itself into Syria. This was all unnecessary — and all the result of the liquidation of a war that was won.”

 The liberals WANT FAILURE IN IRAQ. No matter what it does to our national security. No matter that it costs the lives of American military personnel. To them, it's worth everything to retain and build power. They know their nutcase, low information base will blame Bush for any failure, no matter that it happened under Obama's watch. You can't fix stupid, and that's what they're counting on. 

***Jimmy Carter's grandson running on "nostalgia for the Carter years?" Really? There are people who are nostalgic for that?

***We had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving, then everybody was back at my house to celebrate the birthdays of Anne, Derek, and Linda, whose birthdays all fall between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. We ate at the Old Richmond Inn (great food!), then came back to my house for dessert. 



Great time!

***Obama faces Democrat defections from Obamacare. Don't let them get away with this, people. They aren't distancing themselves because they don't believe in it, they're doing it because it's politically expedient. These people never do anything just because it's the right thing to do, because frankly, I don't think most of them know the difference between right and wrong any more. Their decisions are based on what it does for THEM, not their constituents. We need to hang this issue around their necks.

***Black Friday...



***Seriously?



***Obama says he might stick around Washington, D.C. after he leaves office in 2017. Please, make him ambassador to Siberia or something...and make him take the Clintons with him.

***"Eco-Friendly" rules fail, except to skyrocket costs. Exactly what they're meant to do. 

***Abraham Lincoln
by Abraham Lincoln
by Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22397#sthash.xRNxDt3x.dpuf
 
Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good
but god knows When

Bet you didn't know Abraham Lincoln was a poet! 


A Pennsylvania man reportedly bagged the largest recorded black bear of the season when he successfully took it down with two shots fired from his deceased father’s rifle.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said the bear shot by Daniel Beavers weighed 772 pounds, The Scranton Times-Tribune reported.




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***You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough. ~~ Joe E. Lewis

***Have a great day!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Whew!

***Had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday with family. I was so exhausted last night, though! Lots of work, but worth it. I cooked the whole meal, other than the mashed potatoes, which are Mark's specialty. Nobody died, so that's a plus. Really had a great time. Hope yours was wonderful, too! Johnny & I are going to brave a few stores today, but no, I'm not there at 6:00 a.m. Probably won't even be there at 12:00 p.m. I'll be there eventually, though!

***The state of "journalism" today: Duke rape accuser got 160 TV news stories on her fake accusation, 3 on  her murder conviction.  Does this really surprise anyone?

***The most idiotic leftist rant against Thanksgiving. Read it, and try not to sprain your neck while shaking it...

Here's just a taste...

Why is it “normal” to embrace the hierarchy and wealth inequality of corporate capitalism, even though most of us claim to hold moral and/or theological principles that are rooted in the centrality of human dignity, equality, and solidarity? How compatible is capitalism with the values that are essential to a decent human community?

Are ALL liberals this miserable?

***                            The cat? Nope, haven't seen him...



***California woman, two sons thankful for three heart transplants. Wow.

Last Thanksgiving, Deanna Kremis was in heart failure and could barely get off the couch -- and her two teenage sons knew exactly how she felt.
Matthew, 17, and Trevin, 13, suffer from the same inherited cardiac condition as their mom and both had received life-saving heart transplants in 2007, within weeks of each other.
Kremis, who wasn't diagnosed until 2003, finally received her own heart transplant in July, leaving all three with something very big to celebrate this holiday season.
"We laugh a lot as a family," Kremis, 44, told The San Diego Union-Tribune.  "Considering what we've been through, we appreciate every moment we have together."

***Tongue control wheelchairs? 

For patients who no longer have the use of their limbs and torso, life must be navigated through a powered wheelchair – which users must often control by blowing into a plastic straw to execute basic functions.
But now, a novel technology may soon allow patients with quadriplegia to better control their wheelchairs by utilizing a surprising new body part: the tongue.
Called the Tongue Drive System, the method involves implanting a magnetic stud into patients’ tongues, allowing them to use the muscle as a joystick for their wheelchairs. Sensors in the stud relay the tongue’s position to a headset placed on the patient’s head, which communicates one of six basic functions for the wheelchair to perform.

***In the fragility of life, there is hope.

Last night while Hubby was out with the kids, I settled down on the couch thinking I had a good two hours ahead of me to do some much awaited undisturbed blogging. Before I did though, I hopped over to my Facebook account to drop a note. On my thread was a status update from a fellow blogger asking for prayer. Her sweet three year old was found unresponsive, dead, in his bed that morning. No cause of death known, no prior illnesses known…no answers…just a big void in their home now.

I cannot fathom what that dear family is going through now. I don’t even want to try and put myself in their shoes. As another blogger wrote it’s any parent’s worst nightmare.
I don’t know the family personally but we have something in common. She’s a Mom. I’m a Mom. My children are the sprinkles in my life’s cookie. Her children are hers.

Her story is a reminder to all of us that nothing is permanent. Nothing is forever. In a split second things can change.
This is the fragility of life and though it seems like an insecure, worrying situation we have the assurance that we have hope. We have a Constant. Someone who will hold all the pieces of  life together if we allow Him to. Even through those really, really difficult times He IS there even though it feels like there is no light at the end of that dark tunnel. It’s hard but the only thing we can do is trust Him…yes, even in those times.

Even if life seems unfair at this moment, I just want to encourage you with this that He IS a loving God.
His Word IS True.
With whatever faith you can muster, cling to the Promises in His Word.
He WILL bring you through the uncertainty of what you are going through
All you need to do is ask Him to help you through this time.
Cry out to Him and trust in the peace He puts into your heart.
He IS Faithful.

Read more at http://mommysnippets.com/2012/03/in-the-fragility-of-life-there-is-hope.html#qH9mLB78i57QyYux.99


Last night while Hubby was out with the kids, I settled down on the couch thinking I had a good two hours ahead of me to do some much awaited undisturbed blogging. Before I did though, I hopped over to my Facebook account to drop a note. On my thread was a status update from a fellow blogger asking for prayer. Her sweet three year old was found unresponsive, dead, in his bed that morning. No cause of death known, no prior illnesses known…no answers…just a big void in their home now.

I cannot fathom what that dear family is going through now. I don’t even want to try and put myself in their shoes. As another blogger wrote it’s any parent’s worst nightmare.
I don’t know the family personally but we have something in common. She’s a Mom. I’m a Mom. My children are the sprinkles in my life’s cookie. Her children are hers.

Her story is a reminder to all of us that nothing is permanent. Nothing is forever. In a split second things can change.
This is the fragility of life and though it seems like an insecure, worrying situation we have the assurance that we have hope. We have a Constant. Someone who will hold all the pieces of  life together if we allow Him to. Even through those really, really difficult times He IS there even though it feels like there is no light at the end of that dark tunnel. It’s hard but the only thing we can do is trust Him…yes, even in those times.

Even if life seems unfair at this moment, I just want to encourage you with this that He IS a loving God.
His Word IS True.
With whatever faith you can muster, cling to the Promises in His Word.
He WILL bring you through the uncertainty of what you are going through
All you need to do is ask Him to help you through this time.
Cry out to Him and trust in the peace He puts into your heart.
He IS Faithful.

***   Okay, maybe I should have skipped that 4th piece of pumpkin pie...



***Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters.  This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Mayflower Compact


Truly Thankful

***Today, I am truly thankful for the joy of my salvation. I get tired, cranky, overwhelmed sometimes with responsibilities, financial setbacks, political concerns, the everyday things that get to us all, but through it all there is always the joy of knowing that in the grand scheme of things, none of it really matters. I believe with all my heart that one day I will be free of the cares of this world and all these trials will be a distant memory. While I'm here, though, I have much to be thankful for also. I have a wonderful family, good friends, a warm home, so many things in my life that are good. I hope the same for you this Thanksgiving day.

***Here are some wise words from President Reagan, in my opinion the greatest president ever. Some excerpts from some of his Thanksgiving Day messages:

THANKSGIVING DAY, 1981 – “Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character.”
Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character. Americans have always understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive. This should be a day of giving as well as a day of thanks. . . .
Searching our hearts, we should ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance.
Let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great Nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people.
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THANKSGIVING DAY, 1982 — “I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom.”
Two hundred years ago, the Congress of the United States issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation stating that it was “the indispensable duty of all nations” to offer both praise and supplication to God. Above all other nations of the world, America has been especially blessed and should give special thanks. We have bountiful harvests, abundant freedoms, and a strong, compassionate people.
I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom. Our pioneers asked that He would work His will in our daily lives so America would be a land of morality, fairness, and freedom. . . .
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THANKSGIVING DAY, 1983 — “We rejoice in the fact that, while we have maintained separate institutions of church and state over our 200 years of freedom, we have at the same time preserved reverence for spiritual beliefs.”
Several days after the dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield, the United States [under Lincoln's direction] celebrated its first national Thanksgiving. Every year since then, our Nation has faithfully continued this tradition. . . .
In his remarks at Gettysburg, President Lincoln referred to ours as a Nation “under God.” We rejoice in the fact that, while we have maintained separate institutions of church and state over our 200 years of freedom, we have at the same time preserved reverence for spiritual beliefs.
Although we are a pluralistic society, the giving of thanks can be a true bond of unity among our people. We can unite in gratitude for our individual freedoms and individual faiths. We can be united in gratitude for our Nation’s peace and prosperity when so many in this world have neither.
As was written in the first Thanksgiving Proclamation 120 years ago, “No human counsel hath     devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God.” .

Follow the link for more. What a great man he was.

***Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder


Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.  ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)


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***Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Under the Bus

***This is what happens when a journalist dares to be critical of the Obama Administration and/or the Clintons. Sure, there were mistakes in the "60 Minutes" expose on Benghazi, but there were a lot of facts, too, which seems to be a forgotten point. The point, here, is that uppity newspeople had better stay in the Obama circle, or else. Here are some facts about Benghazi...which you will not find in the "mainstream" media.

***Hillary Clinton gets $450,000 for speech. Seriously? People will pay to hear this woman screech and cackle? Idiots. Where are the "we are the 98%" people? Why don't they hate crazy rich liberals? Rhetorical, of course. Get this - the speech was at a Global Financial Leadership Conference. There are no words...

***Obama's IRS moves to close down free speech of nonprofits. Hmmm...wonder which side's nonprofits will be targeted? If you can't recognize the  police state tactics of this Socialist, you need to stop watching The Voice and educate yourself.

***Unbelievable. Now Team Obama is telling people how to talk up Obamacare at the Thanksgiving table. Really?

Organizing for Action has launched a site, called "Health Care for the Holidays," urging ObamaCare supporters to "have the talk" with their family about signing up for health insurance.
"It might not always seem like it, but your family listens to you. So have the talk," OFA advises.
The administration did not meet its sign-up targets in October. So if team Obama gets its way, the sales pitch will start anew at the Thanksgiving table.
To help supporters breezily change dinner-table topics from "why is the turkey overcooked?" or "have you thought about having kids?" to "have you tried signing up for an affordable health plan?" ... OFA has devised a step-by-step checklist.
Among other tips, the group tells supporters to "think about how you'll bring it up" and "integrate the talk into family time."

Pretty sad.

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By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State


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***Gonna be a busy day! First work, of course, then HOUSECLEANING! I've gotten some done this week, but I'm running out of time. I'm going to cook as much as can be done in advance today, too. Really looking forward to tomorrow!


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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


***Have a great day!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bad Deal

***Not sure what anyone expected when a Socialist and a traitor get together and make a deal with a major terrorist sponsor like Iran, but I'm certainly not surprised. This is a bad deal, and I think most people (other than his sycophant disciples) realize it. Even some in his own party.

"Worst of all possible outcomes."

One of the worst things is he completely ignored the American pastor imprisoned in Iran. Why was his release not part of the deal? I'll tell you why. HE DOES NOT CARE.

***There are absolutely no grounds for the claim that Obamacare will lower health care costs. Of course not, anyone with half a brain can figure that out.


This is a good piece, take the time to read it.

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***Illinois racks up unpaid bills. Oh, what a surprise. It's a blue state.

***State confirms health website security breach. This is becoming an everyday occurrence...


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And in your dream
though impossible things may seem,
Someday, somehow you'll get through to the goal you have in view.

Mountains fall and seas divide before
the one who in his stride
Takes a hard road day by day
sweeping obstacles away.

Believe in yourself and in your plan.
Say not - I cannot but, I can.
The prizes of life we fail to win, Because we doubt the power within.


***"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." St. Ambrose

***Have a great day!

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Why He Lied

***Anyone paying attention knew this, but the low information voters refused to educate themselves, and believed Obama. Hey, it was easier than thinking. Poll: If voters had known they'd lose their insurance, they would have voted for Romney. Pretty clear why Obama lied, and also proves he and the Democrats KNEW ALL ALONG this would happen. Republicans need to start hammering this in ads NOW in the states where Democrat Senators are up for re-election. The only way to stop this train wreck, especially now that Obama is free to pack the DC court with rubber stamp liberals, is to retake the Senate in 2014. We can't wait until the last minute to pound these points, we have to start NOW.

***Nanny state alert! California town bans smoking IN PRIVATE HOMES. People, this is really getting scary.

Oh California … you are such a nanny state sometimes.  The city of San Rafael, CA, recently passed one of the most restrictive smoking bans in the whole country -- it’s now illegal to smoke in your own home if you share walls with another residence.

***Personality traits of entrepreneurs.


Many people think of a certain personality type when they think of entrepreneurs and innovators. In fact, many famous entrepreneurs have the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ENTJ. This famous personality test, based on Carl Jung’s typological theories, says that ENTJ’s are strategic leaders who are objective, ambitious, forward-thinking, and motivated by success. Donald Trump, Margaret Thatcher, and Bill Gates are noted ENTJs.
Not the type to be boxed in, some famous American innovators have personality traits that might surprise you. We researched the personality traits of some of the greatest American entrepreneurs as identified by a group of business experts as well as our Free Enterprise Facebook fans. What kind of entrepreneur are you?
The Supervisor—Henry Ford
Ford, thought to be an ESTJ, had just the right personality to revolutionize manufacturing in America. ESTJs are practical, organized, structured, logical, and hardworking. If you’re the one who keeps the trains running on time, you might be an ESTJ. Your personality is only half the battle, though. As the man himself said, "I always am certain of results. They always come if you work hard enough.”

The Visionary—Thomas Edison
Do you like solving problems others would call impossible? ENTP’s like Thomas Edison are curious about the world around them—so much so that they often use their curiosity to make the world a brighter place.

The Provider—Sam Walton
It’s no coincidence that Walton built the largest retailer in the world—ESFJ’s are organized, productive, and feel a sense of personal responsibility to provide for others. If you live by the rules, are serious and practical, and value loyalty and tradition, you may be a provider.

The Craftsman—Steve Jobs
Introverts can be innovators, too. In fact, some say they make the best leaders. ISTPs like Steve Jobs are flexible, independent, spontaneous, and hands-on. They also strive for efficiency and innovation, something that’s easy to spot in the Apple products Jobs is famous for.

The Champion—Walt Disney
If you have an active imagination, like helping other people follow their dreams, have been called “quirky,” or are frequently misunderstood, you might have something in common with Walt Disney. ENFP’s like Disney are bad with details, but excellent at imagining new possibilities. ENFP or not, take Disney’s advice when starting a new venture: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

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***For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. ~~ Sir Winston Churchill

***Have a great day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Law of the Land!

***Isn't that what all the Democrats were saying when Republicans first started talking about repealing or delaying Obamacare? "Oh, you can't do that, it's the law of the land! Get over it!" Now that it's a train wreck and may threaten their political lives, they're changing their tune. Democrats/Liberals are lying, dishonest hypocrites. The slimy Al Franken is the most recent one to cave. Gosh, is he up for re-election in 2014? Since he stole the seat in the first place, he really needs to get booted out of it this time.

***We get to see Emily & John today! Meeting them for lunch in Dayton, then a little shopping. Always fun! When I get back I have to get started on this house - having Thanksgiving here for Mark's side of the family. I'm looking forward to it, but it's a lot of work! All worth it, though. I just hope I don't mess up the turkey. We're having ham, too, so at least there's a backup. :-)

***Doctor Dump. Yep, a lot of doctors are bailing out due to Obamacare. Many don't want to mess with the regulations. There have been several in our area who have just chosen to go ahead and retire rather than deal with it.  

WHITE HOUSE BRACES FOR DOCTOR DUMP - The president’s “if you like it” bait-and-switch on insurance is not the only pledge that will be broken under ObamaCare.  Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared to step back from the second part of President Obama’s oft-repeated campaign promise: that Americans could keep their doctors if they like them. Carney hinted consumers could lose their doctors too saying, “So, if you are looking for, if you want coverage from your doctor, a doctor that you've seen in the past, and want that, you can look and see if there's a plan in which that doctor participates in.”

I think Jay Carney has to be the most obnoxious, annoying Press Secretary ever.

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***Did you know?

The ocean is 12,080.7 feet (3,682.2 meters) deep on average. That's about eight Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other. The deepest part of the ocean, however, is about 36,200 feet down (11,030 m). That's more like 25 Empire State Buildings.

 King Richard the Lionheart's heart is still around. After the English monarch died in 1199, his heart was removed and preserved — though today it's basically just a pile of dust.

When a woman gets pregnant, she's not only growing a baby — she's growing a support system for that fetus. As a result, pregnant women have about 50 percent more blood by week 20 of pregnancy than they did before they conceived.

Gravity on the moon is a sixth of what it is on Earth. Someone who weighs 150 pounds (68 kg) on this planet moves the scales at only 25 pounds (11 kg) on the moon. Its gravity is so much lower because the moon is just 1 percent the mass of Earth.

As of 2011, Twitter users sent 200 million Tweets per day, according to the social media website. That’s the text equivalent of 8,163 copies of "War and Peace."


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***Is anyone else sick to death of all the hullaballoo about "bullying?" My gosh, it has even permeated the NFL - you know, those guys who are supposed to be so tough. We're becoming a nation of pansies. Yes, I know kids can be cruel. I was overweight through my school years and I know first hand how mean kids can be. There's a difference between physically hurting people, which of course isn't good, and a little hazing. Kids need to toughen up to make it outside their bubbles, and yes, teasing can be a part of that. Again, of course there are limits and anything can be overdone, but the other extreme is no better. We're coddling and sheltering our kids to the point where they can't function when they are adults. And that's my two cents, worth what you paid for it.

***George W. Bush's artwork up for sale. 



Pretty.

***Now there's an idea...



***"Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it." -- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

***Have a great day!
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rich and Stupid

***Unbelievable. Russell Simmons: "Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act. But, it is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now."

Oh, it gets better. Read the rest, if you can stand it.

***John Kerry heading to Geneva for nuke talks. Now, don't you feel safer? Me? I'm ready to build a bunker.

***Brace yourself for a shock: James Carville actually said something intelligent.

The abominable Obamacare rollout is a "joke," and its snowballing fallout is ultimately the president's own fault, former President Clinton adviser and Democratic strategist James Carville said Thursday.

"I think the president has himself to blame as much as anybody," Carville said on a broadcast of "Imus in the Morning," which was simulcast on the Fox Business Network.
"I don't think he was done in, in this instance by the Republicans, or done in by the media, done in by anything," he said. "It was just a massive mess-up that's cost him and cost the Democratic Party some grief. Maybe temporarily I hope, but it's certainly caused some grief out there."
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***Hey, if you're anywhere close to east central Indiana, you need to check out Warm Glow Candle Outlet. Absolutely beautiful store and merchandise, not to mention a great little cafe.

***Conan O'Brien: Okay, I don't usually think he's funny at all, but these are pretty good.

Everyone is talking about Toronto's crack-smoking mayor. His reality show has been canceled after one episode. That is the difference between the U.S. and Canada. In America, when somebody goes off the rails we RENEW their reality show.

Last night during a TV special, magician David Blaine performed magic for Kanye West. Blaine performed an amazing trick where he got Kanye to not talk about Kanye for eight seconds.
 Both "jokes" ring true, actually. 

***Okay, is this cool or what?




***Have a great day!