Saturday, May 31, 2014

Offensive?

***Hillary Clinton goes on the "offensive" regarding Benghazi in her new book? Believe it or not, (yes, I know you believe it), she's accusing Republicans of politicizing the matter. As if Democrats, if this had happened during a Republican administration, wouldn't have tried to get to the bottom of it. No, I'll take that back; they wouldn't have tried to get at the truth, which is what Republicans are doing, they would have tried to use the tragedy to destroy as many Republicans as possible. Nobody politicizes a tragedy like the Democrats. This woman is psychotic...how she can look at herself in the mirror knowing she had a direct hand in the death of those four Americans is beyond me. Liberal/Socialist Democrats are just wired differently.

She is unfit for any office, let alone being President of the United States. She would be just as bad as Obama has been, and I hope to God America recognizes that.

***Snoop Dogg leads campaign against gun violence. Well yeah, there's a guy whose opinion I value. Not. Never mind that no gun law would have prevented what happened at Vista, California. Remember, to liberals, facts don't matter. It just makes them feel so good to go along with the other ignorant liberals in Hollywood, y'know?

***Obama cleans house? The house will be filthy as long as you're in it, sir.

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***Beam me up? Not yet, but physicists are able to teleport data.

Physicists have proven it’s possible to teleport information encoded into sub-atomic particles between two points about 10 feet apart – an important first step toward developing super-fast quantum computers that would be hackproof.
 
***Yikes! Willis Tower glass ledge cracks. I wouldn't get on it in the first place. Mark really wants to see this next time we go to Chicago, I hope they have it repaired by then.

For a few frantic seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was a pane of glass that was rapidly cracking as he sat in the clear box jutting out of the Willis Tower.
“I had my palms on the floor and I could feel it cracking,” said Garibay, who was posing for pictures on the skyscraper’s Ledge attraction Wednesday evening with his brother and two cousins. “Honestly, I was in shock, in disbelief. I was scared.”
But Willis Tower officials said on Thursday that he was never in any danger. Only a 6 millimeter thick protective coating cracked. Three half-inches of structural glass underneath the coating that are capable of holding five tons remained intact.

***5 surprising things that 1960s TV changed.

These are interesting: 1. TV became a political force. No doubt about that. 2. The rise of TV journalism. Well, that has become unfortunate in recent years. It's no longer journalism, it's leftist hackery in most instances.

More at the link.

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***Yard sale heaven today! It's the US 40 yard sale, and Mom & I are gonna hit it!  After I drop her off back home, Johnny & I are gonna hit it again! :-) I've been looking for a 10" cast iron skillet, hopefully I'll find one today.

***The future is secure...



***
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?"
"50 cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.
"How much is a dish of plain ice cream?" he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.
"35 cents," she said brusquely.
The little boy again counted the coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.
When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents... her tip.

 
 
***This woman is smart! (Really, Captain Obvious?) When Mom stays with me I watch Jeopardy! with her. I've seen this woman play a couple of times. She knows so much about so many different subjects. 


"Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins is keeping her winning streak alive. The TV game show says Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday's contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive non-tournament wins.
She shares the No. 2 spot with season 22 contestant David Madden. The top "Jeopardy!" player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million.
The 31-year-old Collins' latest victory pushed her cash prize total to $410,000.
The Chicago-area resident already has set another record: She's won more games and more money than any other female contestant.
Collins began taping her "Jeopardy!" appearances in January but remained mum about the outcome — although she did quit her business consultant job.

***  Well, that's one way to get on the counter...



***“If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
Daniel Webster

***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Muy Rapido...

***Hey, I remember a little from my three years of Spanish class. Been another terribly busy day. Finally had enough, picked Mom up and went to Cracker Barrel to eat and shop. Honestly? Their food is just okay, but I absolutely love that little store! Mark had a Wick's sugar cream pie warming in the oven when we got back, so I have her all kicked back in the recliner with a piece of pie and a cup of coffee while I do a quick blog entry. Then I'll suffer through Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! with her.  Hey, she's worth it.

***Obama's plan to use the military against citizens. Come on, this really doesn't surprise you, does it?

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.
“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.
Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”
“Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.

Our President is a full blown traitor, in my opinion.

***The economy is *shrinking*. Remember that the next time one of your ignorant liberal friends starts talking about Obama's "recovery."

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***Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Not a Problem

***Okay, here's one thing I've never had to worry about: 11 Reasons Being Super Hot Looking is Problematic.

***Been too busy to keep up with the goings on in the last couple of days...has Barack Obama been thrown in jail or anything? Wishful thinking...

***Love it! Phil Robertson to address GOP conference.

***The Obama Doctrine: America Sucks.

Yep, pretty much.

***Obama's West Point speech got "icy reception." Well, he wasn't speaking to a stacked house of his most ardent supporters. He was speaking to people who can actually think, and they know BS when they hear it.

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***Stunning natural wonders







More at the link.

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Psalm 19:1

King James Version (KJV)
19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

***Have a great day!
 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ka-Boom!

***PERFECT response on "white privilege" by former Army Colonel Kurt Schlichter on Tucker Carlson's show:

In a bold discussion, Schlichter, a Colonel-turned-lawyer, vehemently refuted the left’s notion of “white privilege.” Carlson noted that Schlichter, in his Townhall piece, wrote, “What you call ‘privilege’ is just me being better than you.” Carlson asked what Schlichter had meant by that.
 
Schlichter enthusiastically clarified: 
“Have you ever seen or heard anybody babbling about privilege that has any kind of track record of success? I didn’t become a partner in a law firm because my great-great-great grandfather came over from Bavaria, okay? I started out mopping-out stalls at McDonalds. On the military side, I didn’t become a full-Colonel because somebody liked my skin tone. I started out as a Private 27 years ago this Tuesday.
 
All of us have worked; all of us have achieved something and that’s how we measure character; that’s how we measure what the value of a person is. Not some arbitrary category imposed by some ponytailed grad students who’ve taken too many gender studies seminars.”

We ALL need to be this fearless when it comes to standing up to what we believe in. The Left only wins when it is able to shame/intimidate people into keeping quiet for fear of being called racist, misogynist, or any other -ist out there. Ignore them. They're never going to give us any credit, so ignore them and say/do what needs to be said/done.

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"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
Daniel Webster

***The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Nothing gives me chills quicker than hearing a large choir or Armed Forces band and choir singing this majestic song. Here is a history of the song by Mark Steyn.

As He died to make men holy
Let us die to make men free
While God is marching on.

***Guilt about consumption. Great article.

 During a recent visit to California, I attended a party at a professor's house with a Slovene friend, a heavy smoker. Late in the evening, my friend became desperate and politely asked the host if he could step out on the veranda for a smoke. When the host (no less politely) said no, my friend suggested that he step out on to the street, and even this was rejected by the host, who claimed such a public display of smoking might hurt his status with his neighbours … But what really surprised me was that, after dinner, the host offered us (not so) soft drugs, and this kind of smoking went on without any problem – as if drugs are not more dangerous than cigarettes.

Unbelievable. Such is the mind of a liberal, but the article goes further than that. They have made everyone feel so guilty about anything they deem harmful, that many do in private what should be perfectly acceptable in public, and once was. These are the same people who say we should "live and let live." That only applies if we're living as they think we should, and don't you DARE criticize anything THEY'RE doing. That would make you intolerant.

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Remember those to whom we owe our freedom. Never forget.

***Yes, he said it. Obama to troops in Afghanistan: "Caring for vets is sacred obligation." Where to start...?

***Inept, incompetent, sickening..."White House accidentally exposes Afghanistan CIA chief's identity." Those troops Obama was speaking to in Afghanistan should have took him into custody and locked him up.

***God Bless Us
by Udiah

O Lord, our refuge and strength
When it's 'in God we trust'
The foe has struck your firstborn
With a great infamous thrust

Like history repeated
A Trojan Horse await
To massacre the blameless
A 'Nine-eleven' fate

They've dared defy an army
That does proclaim you Lord
Deliver US from their hand
Whet your glittering sword

Our Father who's in heaven
Shield US, your battle axe
Guard these in Thy replevin
Then Babylon do tax

Give US righteous victory
In Thy name, Lord of host
So that all the earth may know
'In God we trust' foremost

O Lord, our Rock and fortress
'Land of the Free' protect
Keep US strong 'til Shiloh come
Then on to Him collect

He maketh the wars to cease
Unto the end of earth
Breaketh bow, cut sunder spear
To chariots flame's birth

'Be calm, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.'*

The Lord of hosts is with US
Our refuge we proclaim
Bless US in our endeavor
We ask in Jesus name


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“I regard it (the Constitution) as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benign Providence; it almost appears a "Divine interposition in our behalf... the hand that destroys our Constitution rends our Union asunder forever.”
Daniel Webster

***Have a great day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nice!

***What a beautiful day in my corner of Indiana! Took my mom & aunt to church, then we stayed for the picnic afterward. Lots of good food and fellowship. My mother-in-law is having a cookout this afternoon too, but I'm going to have to stay home and work. At least I got to spend a little time outside in this lovely weather. I have my office window open too, so that's nice. At least I can SEE the sunshine!

***A profile in spinelessness. I don't have much use for Eric Cantor any more. This is how Liberals do things, not conservatives.

1) On Friday, the spokesman for GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the AP there would be no floor vote on the so-called ENLIST Act,  a seemingly narrow amnesty (for young illegal immigrants who serve in the military) that could nevertheless be expanded into a much broader immigration amnesty by the Senate, which has otherwise been unable to get such a bill through the House. The Cantor camp’s statement came after he had been (accurately) criticized for supporting amnesty by his primary opponent, Dave Brat.
“[Cantor spokesman] Doug Heye said no stand-alone vote on the measure would be permitted ….”
2) The next Wednesday, AP reported that “immigration advocates” were “angry” with Cantor for stalling “reform.”
“Eric Cantor is the No. 1 guy standing between the American people and immigration reform,” Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant group, said on a conference call …”
3) Later that day, Cantor tells Politico that, contrary to what his spokesman had said on Friday, he might indeed still bring the ENLIST Act up for a vote:
“Cantor, who controls the floor schedule, did not rule out a potential standalone vote on the ENLIST Act later this year, saying that the lawmakers involved with the bill are “still working on language” and that “no decisions have been made” on potential floor action.”
In other words,  after criticism from his underfunded challenger, Cantor ditches the ENLIST act. Then after a disapproving sentence from activist Frank Sharry, he tacks back and unditches it.  And they say he is a spineless positioner! Also a clumsy, obvious one.

Done with him.

***Obama visits troops in Afghanistan. No, this doesn't have anything to do with trying to shore up his image after the VA scandal broke, uh uh, not at all...

***Liberal radio keeps shrinking. No wonder they want the Hush Rush bill. They can't keep an audience interested in their stupidity, so they have to try to force conservatives off the air. 

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“The United States and the freedom, for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.”
—Ronald Reagan

A nation can be forged and molded by great men. For sure, that is the beginnings of our nation.
These men receive the glory and the fame and are quoted on a daily basis.
But the true measure of a nation’s strength is its military, which is composed of equally great men and women, men and women who put duty, honor and country first. They receive no glory — except an occasional welcome home party, or the sad mournful sounds of taps breaking the still air around their flag-draped coffins.
Every person who has ever put on a uniform to defend the principles that our founding fathers set forth in order to establish this nation were and are heroes.
Every drop of blood that has been shed by these heroes has made it possible for us to live in a free society, and for that we are grateful on this Memorial Day.

***The history of Arlington.



***Spring smoothies to try:

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
2 cups frozen or fresh rhubarb
2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
2 cups almond milk
2 tsp. honey
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Serve cold.
Orange Delicious
2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
2 cups peeled and seeded orange
1 cup coconut water
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Enjoy.
Green Tropics
2 cups fresh or frozen mango
1 cup chopped collard greens
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup apple juice
handful of fresh, chopped basil
Blend all ingredients. Pour into three glasses. Serve Chilled.

***
After his return from Rome, Will couldn’t find his luggage in the airport baggage area. He went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that his bags hadn’t shown up on the carousel.
She smiled and told him not to worry because they were trained professionals and he was in good hands.
Then she asked Will, “Has your plane arrived yet?”

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 ***Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!
~Thomas Campbell


***Have a great day!
 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Here I Am!

***I know you've been worried. :-)  Another grueling week. Hopefully we can get things caught up this weekend and have a sort of normal week next week. So glad Monday is a holiday!

***Saw this on Facebook:

NEWSFLASH: Are Americans now living in a socialist police state where the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law don't matter...??? The law establishing the IRS does not grant the IRS the power and authority to enforce socialized medicine. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was unconstitutionally originated (filed and passed) in the United States Senate, when it was a revenue (tax) bill that was required by the Constitution to originate in the U. S. House of Representatives. It was unconstitutionally passed outside of Constitutional Order and is therefore unconstitutional and unenforceable. The President of the United States has NO power or authority to enforce an unconstitutional law, just as he had no constitutional authority to make changes to the ACA after it was signed into law.

So, how come we're putting up with it? Oh yeah, because our president and his Democrat enablers don't CARE what the Constitution says.The Supreme Court should have struck Obamacare down when it had the chance, but John Roberts inexplicably saved it. If it is ever fully implemented, we'll be even more screwed than we are now. 

The IRS is now set to hire and arm agents in order to enforce Obamacare. Saddle up, we're in for quite a ride.


"Under the law, the IRS will provide tax breaks and incentives to help pay for health insurance and impose penalties on some people who don't buy coverage and on some businesses that don't offer it to employees. The changes will require new regulations, forms and publications, new computer programs and a big new outreach program to explain it all to taxpayers and tax professionals."

Hope and Change! You Obama voters should be hanging your heads in shame.

***Well, I'm a little disappointed in Amazon.com.

***Good reviews for the 9-11 Museum.

 
“Everything in it says the real and physical does matter, and what happened on that day—the facts of it, the meaning of it, who did what and how, who survived and died—matters. It is a true history of the day and its aftermath. You see the ruined fire truck from Ladder Company 3. The helmet of a fireman. The red bandana that Welles Crowther, a young equities trader, wore when he lost his life saving others in the south tower. There are things picked from the debris like bullets from the field at Gettysburg: a woman’s purse, her eyeglasses, the shoes a man wore as he fled the collapse.”

***"Why does the USDA need machine guns?" Good question.

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***Kerry agrees to testify on Benghazi attack. Oh, he must have gotten his talking points down pat. Why does he have a choice whether to testify, anyway?

***I watched Frozen the other evening, got it from Netflix. Meh, not on par with Disney's other offerings. There were some cute parts, like Olaf the snowman, but the rest of it was pretty average, in my opinion. Won't be buying that one.

***9 highly effective migraine treatments. I've never had problems with migraines, but I had an aunt who did. I felt so sorry for her, she would have to go to a completely dark, quiet bedroom to try to get over them.

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Out of the Vast
Poet: Augustus Wright Bamberger


There's a part of the sun in the apple,
There's a part of the moon in a rose;
There's a part of the flaming Pleiades
In every leaf that grows.

Out of the vast comes nearness;
For the God whose love we sing
Lends a little of His heaven
To every living thing.


***8 emotional moments perfectly captured by a soldier's salute. These are neat.


God bless and protect our soldiers.

***“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
George Orwell

***Have a great day!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mocking the Chin-Tuggers

***You know, Sarah Palin has a point here. First of all, I think there is a lot to dislike about Hillary  Clinton, and her health is the least of them. But...all these people tut-tutting about how awful right-wingers are to bring up her health, didn't seem to mind when their side was making fun of a boy with Down syndrome.

"Hey! Hillary’s brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone!" Palin wrote in a Facebook post. "Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. You can’t probe a woman like that because, well, it’s a war on women!"
Palin linked to articles from Politico and Salon about rumors that circulated when she was running for vice president suggesting she wasn't the real mother of her youngest son Trig, who has down syndrome.
"Goodness, no one credible would print lies, continually harass a candidate’s doctor, disrupt local hospital staff, or even offer to pay locals to give 'quotes' about her health records to be included in a 'research book' by a public university professor (your tax dollars at work?) which the candidate’s attorney will need to respond to," Palin wrote.

Hard to argue with her.

***The Pentagon is actually thinking about allowing illegals to join our military. What could possibly go wrong? We have GOT to get these idiots out of power.

The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilateral step by the Obama administration as immigration legislation remains stalled in the Republican-led House.
The announcement came Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, defended his election-year decision to rebuff a narrow immigration measure pushed by a GOP congressman to achieve a similar goal.

***Howard Dean: "Republicans aren't American!" What a moron.

 A terrible sort of insanity has gripped the Democratic Party. On almost a daily basis, when you see the party’s leaders in action, you want to start edging toward the door, murmuring “Nice doggie. Nice doggie.” Today it was Howard Dean (filmed a week ago, but seen on YouTube today). He was addressing a Democratic crowd in Colorado, and went off on a tirade against Republicans. Yes, he really did say that Republicans aren’t American. And that they should stay away from the United States, and go to Russia where they belong. One gets the feeling that if the Democrats ever have the opportunity, they will have us all arrested. Or deported.

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***Doesn't matter what the people want. If a liberal judge says it's to be, it will be. 

***Rides to go loopy for. Nope, some of these I ain't interested in. Give me the water park...

***Experts say these magic words will save your life.  
Here's an example:

“Some”

“Nothing’s going right! Everything is out of control!” Sound familiar? When you get stressed, it’s easy to slip into an all-or-nothing mentality. But that can just drag you down, Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, told Woman’s Day magazine. A simple solution: Use the word some. In other words, “Some things are going right, some things aren’t.” Suddenly the glass is looking half-full.

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                      Hmmmm...
 


                       Then and Now:


***Another one bites the dust: Nevada abandons failed State Health Exchange.

***

Sonnet: I Thank You

By Henry Timrod
 
I thank you, kind and best beloved friend,
With the same thanks one murmurs to a sister,
When, for some gentle favor, he hath kissed her,
Less for the gifts than for the love you send,
Less for the flowers, than what the flowers convey;
If I, indeed, divine their meaning truly,
And not unto myself ascribe, unduly,
Things which you neither meant nor wished to say,
Oh! tell me, is the hope then all misplaced?
And am I flattered by my own affection?
But in your beauteous gift, methought I traced
Something above a short-lived predilection,
And which, for that I know no dearer name,
I designate as love, without love’s flame.


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***To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self.  ~William Wordsworth
 
***Have a great day!
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Opposites

***Wonder if we could trade? 
India elects Narendra Modi, Obama's polar opposite.

“A meeting between the two men, when it occurs, could be fascinating to observe. Obama and Modi are from two different planets, and each, in his heart, is likely to have a hearty contempt for the other. The former is an exquisitely calibrated product of American liberalism, ever attentive to such notions as ‘inclusiveness.’ He is the acme of political correctness (notwithstanding the odd drone directed at ‘AfPak’). Modi, by contrast, is a blunt-spoken nationalist, opposed to welfare, and to the ‘appeasement’ of minorities.”

***Michael Goodwin says the American spirit is breaking.

Glenn Reynolds says it's not breaking, it's being consciously undermined. I have to agree with Reynolds. Barack Obama and liberals like him do not believe in American exceptionalism, and they don't want anyone else to believe it, either.

***The feds are trying to put gun sellers out of business any way they can:

Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.
Since 2011, regulators have increased scrutiny on banks’ customers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2011 urged banks to better manage the risks of their merchant customers who employ payment processors, such as PayPal, for credit card transactions. The FDIC listed gun retailers as “high risk” along with porn stores and drug paraphernalia shops.
 
This is insidious, people. An unarmed populace is a vulnerable populace, and that's exactly what they're aiming for.

***                            This harp is out of tune!!



***Plan to honor Mark Twain scrapped after complaints about racism. Oh, for heaven's sake. Don't you liberals have anything better to do?

An effort to name a Lake Tahoe cove after American literary icon Mark Twain has been scuttled for the second time in three years, citing opposition from a tribe that says the writer held racist views of Native Americans.

Never mind the fact that he was a great writer.

***Ready to feel old? Mick Jagger is now a great-grandfather. Time to hang up the skinny jeans, dude. 

***Disneyland tickets are getting more expensive. Isn't everything? It's my dream to go to Disney World someday.

The price of a ticket at Disneyland is creeping closer to triple-digits.
A single-day ticket for either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park is now $96 for those 10 and up.
The $4 hike went into effect Sunday and is about the same as previous boosts, which usually happens about once a year. Single-day ticket prices have more than doubled since 2003.

***The state of education in America...



***

A Complaint


There is a change--and I am poor;
Your love hath been, nor long ago,
A fountain at my fond heart's door,
Whose only business was to flow;
And flow it did; not taking heed
Of its own bounty, or my need.

What happy moments did I count!
Blest was I then all bliss above!
Now, for that consecrated fount
Of murmuring, sparkling, living love,
What have I? Shall I dare to tell?
A comfortless and hidden well.

A well of love--it may be deep--
I trust it is,--and never dry:
What matter? If the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.
--Such change, and at the very door
Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Score One For the Good Guys

***This won't be splashed all over the news, because it shows what happens when bad people happen, but good people are armed:



On May 10th 2014, a 34-year-old man named Fadi Qandil went to the Central mall parking lot in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to confront his estranged wife Tabitha while she was on her way to see a movie with two other people; 23 year old Grayson Herrera, and 27 year old Dustin O’Connor.
According to witnesses, Qandil approached the party and told them that he had a gun. He then raised his shirt to display a firearm tucked into his waistband. When he went to reach for his firearm, both Herrera and O’Connor, who are licensed to carry a concealed firearm in their state, drew their firearms and fired at Qandil.
Herrera suffered a non-life threatening wound, while Qandil was hit with multiple shots and pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

Didn't hear anything about this, did you?

***A clever grill that folds into your backpack. Okay, that's kind of neat!

 FormAxiom’s primary goal was to make a grill that could fit inside a tube and slot into a backpack, a requirement that would stymie a humble hibachi or tank-like Weber. “After much brainstorming and barbecuing, we realized we were sitting on the solution the whole time,” says Mirko Bocek, one of FormAxiom’s founders and principles. “It was the typical camping stool, which folds into itself, a tubular shape which could be easily carried and stored.”



 ***You gotta be kidding..."Paid Menstrual Leave?"

For most American women beyond the age of high school gym class, “I’ve got my period” isn’t considered much of an excuse for anything. We’re meant to pop an Advil and get on with things, Red Devil be damned. But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called “menstrual leave” is a legally enshrined right for female workers.
However, as these countries attempt to move toward greater gender equality in the workplace, menstrual leave has come under debate. Do these policies simply further the notion that women are weak, hormonally-addled creatures controlled by their uteri? Or do they encourage more equality by accommodating female workers’ biological demands, much as maternity leave does?
The issue turns out to be surprisingly complicated, with complex historical roots and supporters on both sides of the liberal-conservative divide.

Suck it up, buttercup. Your boss shouldn't have to pay because your hormones are acting up. We've all gone to work and done what needed to be done when we had the cramps. Geez, this nation is turning into a bunch of pansies.

***Obama subsidy error puts the squeeze on millions of Americans. What a colossal failure. Whenever I see an "I Like Obamacare" ticker, I want to just go up and smack the stupid right out of people.

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***
A Dozen Roses

I got a dozen roses from a friend the other day
But I only have one left, for I gave them all away.
I gave one to my sister, who to me is very dear
In the hopes that it will bring to her a little floral cheer.
I took one to a friend who's not feeling very well
The flower or the visit, which helped more I could not tell.
The rest went to the ones who've helped me in so many ways
They have been a cheerful presence on my dreariest of days.
The roses were so pretty, I just could not keep them all
Except one single rosebud, standing beautiful and tall.
My friend gave me the flowers to help brighten up my day
But the biggest joy I received was giving them away.
--Author Unknown--

***
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
  • He called everyone brother
  • He liked Gospel
  • He didn't get a fair trial
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
  • He went into His Father's business
  • He lived at home until he was 33
  • He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
  • He talked with His hands
  • He had wine with His meals
  • He used olive oil
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
  • He never cut His hair
  • He walked around barefoot all the time
  • He started a new religion
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
  • He was at peace with nature
  • He ate a lot of fish
  • He talked about the Great Spirit
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
  • He never got married.
  • He was always telling stories.
  • He loved green pastures.
But the most compelling evidence of all - 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:
  • He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was virtually no food
  • He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it
  • And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do

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***California Chrome wins Preakness. One more!

***This guy has run 8 miles every day for 40 years. Yeesh. It would take me 40 years to run 8 miles.

***Pretty.




***We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.~~ Sir Winston Churchill

***Have a great day!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stealing Some Time

***I have a few minutes to blog before picking my mom & aunt up for yard saling and the Amish store. Yes, it has been another one of those weeks. I have hired a new girl, though, and hopefully that will take some of the pressure off. The extra office was just too much to handle without another person. I guess you could say I'm expanding my company. I'm praying for nice weather this afternoon, my former pastor's daughter is getting married today, and they're hoping to do it outside. I think it's supposed to be mostly sunny and about 60, so hopefully they'll be able to do that.

***Adorable sleeping animals. Okay, I'm not animal worshiper. But you gotta admit, these are cute!


This is how I feel at the end of the day...

Well, that looks comfy...




I dunno, I think this one's dead...

Heehee! Remind you of anyone?


Okay, enough of that...

***Democrat dark money.

Over at Vice, Lee Fang, an investigative fellow with The Nation Institute, looks at some of the "dark money" flowing around Democratic political circles. Turns out some secret sources of Democrat campaign funding are the very mega-companies many progressives rail against, especially when they're donating to Republican causes.

Liberals are lying hypocrites, period.

***Keystone XL pipeline likely done for the year. There is no downside to building that pipeline. Obama and the Democrats need to pay dearly for this in November.

 Political action on approval of the final phase of the Keystone XL Pipeline is likely done for the year after the Senate fell five votes short of invoking cloture on an energy bill to which Republicans were trying to attach an amendment that would approve construction on Keystone. The Hill reports: The Senate standoff left green groups confident that Keystone would not be approved this year, and that it was dead for the rest of the Obama era.

"Keystone is not going to become law under this president," Daniel. J Weiss, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told The Hill on Monday.

Let me say again that these "green groups" don't care one whit about the environment. They are about money and control.

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***Michelle Obama sounds alarm on growing segregation. Oh please. They're all about firing up their base. Gotta make sure people think there are still lynchings going on.

Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, civil rights advocates say American schools are becoming increasingly segregated, while the first lady, Michelle Obama, lamented that “many young people are going to schools with kids who look just like them.”
“Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech,” Mrs. Obama told 1,200 graduating high school seniors Friday here in the city that gave rise to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.

Hmmmm...where do your girls go to school?

***You've heard of the crazy cat ladies? I think I found a crazy pug lady.



***A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see — and hits it. ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!
 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Out of Touch

***This poll shows that everyone wants an investigation into Benghazi, except reporters. Can you imagine how they would be drooling if that had happened during a Republican administration?

A majority (55 percent) of self-identified Democrats agree with the 67 percent of respondents who approve of the creation of a select committee to investigate the attacks. 66 percent of independent voters share interest in a thorough Benghazi investigation. While Democratic voters disagree with the majorities who believe that both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been dishonest with the public in regards to the attack, they clearly want answers to the many outstanding questions surrounding Benghazi. Even if they only seek those answers to exonerate the administration, this implies that even Democrats believe there are more details about the attack that have not yet been revealed to the public.
That comes as a surprise only to those who refuse to acknowledge that there are outstanding questions relating to that attack. Writing in National Review, Jim Geraghty critiques MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, who recently insisted that “all the questions” relating to Benghazi “have been answered.” In a thorough post, Geraghty outlines just how many questions relating to the attack and its aftermath have not been answered and why the slow drip of information coming out of the White House begs for a stronger response from congressional investigators.

The "mainstream" media is nothing but an arm of the DNC. Read the whole article, it's interesting.

***This is gonna have to be quick - yeah, still really busy. I've hired another girl, but it's taking forever to get her set up with access to the recordings I need her to do.

***New emails prove the White House has been lying about the IRS targeting conservative groups. Anyone with half a brain knows that. Unfortunately, there are many in this country who just don' t pay attention, or are easily swayed by the "news" people mentioned in my first entry today. 

The conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch, a group which recently forced the White House to release new email exchanges relating to the Benghazi attack, published newly uncovered communications which shed light on the scandal involving the IRS targeting conservative groups. Reacting to those new emails on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, columnist Charles Krauthammer said the emails prove the “lie” in the White House’s claim the targeting was not political or directed at conservatives.

***                         Is this seat taken?




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-- Author Unknown

My son came home from school one day, with a smirk upon his face.
He decided he was smart enough, to put me in my place.

"Guess what I learned in Civics Two, what's taught by Mr. Wright?
It's all about the laws today, The "Children's Bill of Rights."

It says I need not clean my room, don't have to cut my hair.
No one can tell me what to think, or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion, and regardless what you say,
I don't have to bow my head, and I sure don't have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want, And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like, and get tattoos from head
   to toes.

And if you ever spank me, I'll charge you with a crime.
I'll back up all my charges, with the marks on my behind.

Don't you ever touch me, My body's only for my use,
not for your hugs and kisses, that's just more child abuse.

Don't preach about your morals, like your Mama did to you.
That's nothing more than mind control, and it's illegal too!

Mom, I have these children's rights, so you can't influence me,
or I'll call Children's Services Division, better known as C.S.D.

Of course, my first instinct was to toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach him a lesson made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully, I couldn't let this go.
A smile crept upon my face, he's messing with a pro.

The next day I took him shopping at the local Goodwill Store.
I told him,"Pick out all you want, there's shirts & pants galore.

I've called and checked with C.S.D. who said they didn't care
if I bought you K-Mart shoes instead of those Nike Airs.

And I've canceled that appointment to take your driver's test.
The C.S.D. is unconcerned, so I'll decide what's best.

I said "No time to stop and eat, or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn to make your own sack lunch."

Just save the raging appetite, and wait till dinner time.
We're having liver and onions, favorite dish of mine.

He asked "Can I please rent a movie, to watch on my VCR?"
"Sorry... but I sold your TV, for new tires on my car.

I also rented out your room, you'll take the couch instead.
All the C.S.D. requires is a roof for over your head.

Your clothing won't be trendy now, and I'll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get, will buy me something neat.

I'm selling off your jet ski, dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the "Parents Bill of Rights," it's in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying, and why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out, instead of C.S.D.?

***Sentenced to death for being a Christian.

International outrage is mounting over the death sentence a Sudanese judge ordered for the pregnant wife of an American citizen — all because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.
Meriam Ibrahim, 26, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of apostasy. The court in Khartoum ruled that Ibrahim must give birth and nurse her baby before being executed, but must receive 100 lashes immediately after having her baby for adultery — for having relations with her Christian husband. Ibrahim, a physician and the daughter of a Christian mother and a Muslim father who abandoned the family as a child, could have spared herself death by hanging simply by renouncing her faith.
"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam," Judge Abbas Khalifa told Ibrahim, according to AFP. "I sentence you to be hanged to death."
But Ibrahim held firm to her beliefs.
“I was never a Muslim,” she answered. “I was raised a Christian from the start.”

This family needs our prayers. They also need for our government to act, but I seriously doubt that will happen.

***Donald Sterling reportedly refuses to pay fine, threatens lawsuit. I don't blame him. What he said was stupid, but it's his opinion and he's entitled to it.

***                 GIDDYUP!


***A lie told often enough becomes the truth. ~~ Lenin

***Have a great day!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hopeful

***This sounds promising:

Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.
The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history.
The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz’s body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors.
Erholtz was one of just two subjects in the experiment and the only one to achieve complete remission. But the experiment provides the “proof of concept” that a single, massive dose of intravenous viral therapy can kill cancer by overwhelming its natural defenses, according to Dr. Stephen Russell, a professor of molecular medicine who spearheaded the research at Mayo.
“It’s a landmark,” Russell said in an interview last week. “We’ve known for a long time that we can give a virus intravenously and destroy metastatic cancer in mice. Nobody’s shown that you can do that in people before.”
Until now.

***Parents rail against "ridiculous" Common Core math homework. There is no way a federally mandated education curriculum is going to be any good. Obviously.

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."
What could be so horrible? Grade-school math.
As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
They're stumped by unfamiliar terms like "rectangular array" and "area model." They wrestle with division that requires the use of squares, slashes and dots. They rage over impenetrable word problems.
Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter's homework requires her to know four different ways to add.
"That is way too much to ask of a first grader," she said. "She can't remember them all, and I don't know them all, so we just do the best that we can."

***New rules threaten small business retirement plans. Oh, but they're for the little guy, remember?
Liberals poison everything they touch.

Many small business workers' retirement plans would take a punishing hit under new Labor Department rules, a business-backed survey warns.

New Labor Department regulations relate to a "fiduciary rule" that is intended to keep investment advisers from profiting at the expense of those whose retirement funds they handle, The Hill reports.

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Belly Button Magic
By Richard Leavesley
Oh my beloved belly button.
The squidgy ring in my midriff mutton.
Your mystery is such tricky stuff:
Why are you so full of fluff?
 
 

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***The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
Vince Lombardi
 
***Have a great day!
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senate Shambles

***What a mess.

***Here's an idea: Ask the White House diarist.

Just outside the Oval Office is a room called the Outer Oval, where the president’s secretary and personal aide sit and through which all visitors coming to see the president pass. Staff members in the Outer Oval keep track of the president’s location at all times. They carefully record the names of all individuals who walk into the Oval Office — when they entered, how long they stayed, what the topic of discussion was. They keep a record of all calls made and received by the president, including the topic, participants and duration. They even record the president’s bathroom breaks (they write “evacuating” into the log).
This and other data on the presidents’ whereabouts are collected by a career National Archives employee whose title is White House diarist. This individual preserves them as a minute-by-minute historical record of the presidency for future use by presidential scholars.
What this means is that there exists a minute-by-minute record of where the president was and what he was doing for all eight hours of the Benghazi attack.
So how is it that the White House has failed to give a full account of the president’s whereabouts during that eight-hour period? The White House knows precisely where he was and what he was doing, yet it is refusing to share that information with Congress and the American people. This is unacceptable. Imagine if 20 months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the George W. Bush White House had still refused to account for where the president was or what he was doing that day. There would be outrage and constant demands from the press, Congress and other investigators demanding to know the answer to a simple factual question: Where was the president?
The new congressional select committee on Benghazi should subpoena the “President’s Daily Diary” and call the White House diarist to testify before the committee. There is precedent for doing so. In 1998, the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair questioned White House diarist Ellen McCathran. Moreover, the “President’s Daily Diary” is not a classified document. It eventually becomes a publicly available record. There is no reason to withhold it from Congress.

Remember all the hoopla about Bush waiting 7 minutes after he was told about 9-11 to act? 7 minutes. The same people who had a fit about that are strangely silent when the White House fails to account for 8 hours. Liberals truly are hypocrites to the bone.

***They think they may have found the Santa Maria. 

***ACLU protests distribution of Bibles. Oh, the horror!

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***Karl Rove: Hillary may have brain damage. May?

***Carrie Fisher drops 40 lbs for new Star Wars role. I'm really looking forward to seeing that. I hope it's better than the prequels. They weren't bad, but were not nearly as good as the originals, in my opinion. A big reason for that was the casting, I think.

***The blame game - some on the Left are blaming the Bokol Haram kidnappings on...are you ready?...global warming. Good heavens, I'm speechless in the face of such ignorance.

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***Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Attributed to Carl Bard

***Have a great day!