Saturday, December 20, 2014

Almost Here!

***Hard to believe Christmas is this Thursday. I'm looking forward to the fun and family that goes along with it, but a part of me will be glad when it's over. Don't know why I'm like that this year, but it is what it is. Going to be a busy day today, so I thought I'd do my bloggin' early. Wouldn't want you to miss out. :-)

***Teacher wears same outfit to picture day for 40 years. 

After a good long career in education, Dale Irby has retired. And so have his groovy shirt and sweater vest.
In every school picture for the past 40 years, Dale wore the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater.
And let me just say he aged a whole lot better than his clothes did.
It began as an accident — a product of his sparse wardrobe back in the day.
“I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63.

Click the link to see the progression. I dunno, I thought it was a cute story...

***Obama says Keystone would help Canada more than U.S. I don't believe that for a second, first of all because he said it, therefore it's suspect; secondly, he would have approved it immediately if that were true. He's all about helping other countries, enemies or not, and holding ours down as much as he can.

***St. Louis prosecutor says shooting witnesses lied under oath. Of course they did, but it's too late now. This race garbage is out of control, and the first casualty was the truth - facilitated by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. They should all be in jail for inciting rioting. Right, like that's gonna happen.

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***Breakthrough in stroke treatment. This is great news.

After three decades of failure, researchers have found a treatment that greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe and disabling strokes. By directly removing large blood clots blocking blood vessels in the brain, they can save brain tissue that would have otherwise died, enabling many to return to an independent life.
The study, published online Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by researchers in the Netherlands, is being met with an outpouring of excitement. One reason the treatment worked, researchers suspect, is that doctors used a new type of snare to grab the clots. It is a stent, basically a small wire cage, on the end of a catheter that is inserted in the groin and threaded through an artery to the brain. When the tip of the catheter reaches the clot, the stent is opened and pushed into the clot. It snags the clot, allowing the doctor to withdraw the catheter and pull out the stent with the clot attached.

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***Jeb Bush exploring a run for the presidency. I have to agree with Paul Mirengoff on this.

I am unenthusiastic about Jeb Bush as a presidential candidate for several reasons: his position on immigration reform, his position on the common core, and the fact that his last name will make him difficult to elect.

Simply put, he is not a strong, principled conservative. That's what we need. My #1 pick is Scott Walker, in case you're wondering.

***Getting a drink of water at Harvard offends Palestinians. They're taking the Made in Israel labels off of their water fountains. I kid you not. This is really getting out of hand.

Well, obviously, this must not stand.  Because, of course “Palestinian” students will be offended.  The term coined for this sort of thing, by the way, is “microaggression.”  Who knew that dispensing a glass of water could become an act whereby a person feels that a small act of aggression has been perpetrated upon him?  But hey, we are, after all, living in the Age of the Victim.

If you don't like it, go back to where you came from.

happy christmas

I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny?
Yeah, well I couldn't believe it.... he was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT HAPPY!!!'
So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'
…….and then the fight started
***Wish I had a mantle...

“Let Every Day Be Christmas”
by Norman Wesley Brooks

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.

Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!

***"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Leo Buscaglia

***Have a great day!

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