Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free Ice Cream!

From a teacher in the Nashville area
"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.



I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, 
candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, 
Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.

I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by  promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.

Her speech was concise. 
She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."
She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
She wasn't sure. But no one pursued that question.
They took her at her word.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it.
She didn't know. 

The class really didn't care.
All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds.

They want ice cream.

The other 48.6% percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that  they have not first taken away from someone else.

Did you vote for the ice cream the first time?

 

Washington is still knee deep in manure from the first 3 years of this sh*t

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You know you live in an "Upside-down Land" if...


A Muslim officer crying "Allah Akbar" while shooting up an army base is considered to have committed "Workplace Violence"while an American citizen boasting a Ron Paul bumper sticker is classified as a "Domestic Terrorist".


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if...
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if.....
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iphones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burqa is only subject to having her neck and head searched.


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if....
Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech" (unless it is in a rap song) but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art".


Unfortunately, this list could go on and on.
Our world has been turned upside-down.
We are in distress. Where do we go from here?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Free resources for military records online

Today's Tip from Kim Komando's site

Millions of Americans have given their lives to uphold what makes this country great. This weekend is about honoring our heroes in uniform that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.

Take a minute to learn more about the members of your family who served. The National Archives offers many amazing resources to learn about our armed forces.

The Archives' site allows you to request a family member's service records. You can use its Web form or download and print the necessary documents. These are usually used to request veterans' benefits, but are a fantastic way to memorialize a veteran in your family.

The records facility did experience a massive fire a few decades ago - it lost thousands of records. So it might take a while to piece together the documents you want.

It also could be a little difficult to find the exact documents you need. Luckily, the site gives you useful tips and walkthroughs on how to search.

Medals are a symbol of pride and honor in our military. Sadly, these can be lost or begin to show their age over time. The National Archives will send you new medals to commemorate your loved one's service.

For veterans themselves and next-of-kin, medals are issued at no charge. Army and Air Force veterans can request medals online, but Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard veterans will need to mail the request to the Archives.

Even if you don't have a loved one who served, you can still research the databases. I got lost browsing through all the breathtaking photos from World War II. Take some time to look through them yourself.

Order service records online: www.archives.gov/veterans/
Replacement medals: www.archives.gov/veterans/replace-medals.html
Military Research: www.archives.gov/research/military/veterans/online.html
 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

This article is about the American holiday.


"In valor there is hope."

Sending you and your family a big blessing for your memorial day weekend!

Someone once said, 'Freedom isn't free.' 

THANK YOU to each of you and your family members who have paid a price and continue to pay a price for freedom...



Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern school children had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a "dinner on the ground," the traditional term for a pot-luck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the "memorial day" idea.








Sunday, May 27, 2012

A New Day for Afghanistan


Scripture: “All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to Your name.” -Psalms 86:9

Prayer: Lord, we declare that the earth is Yours and the fullness thereof. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the great creator, and in You we live, and move, and breathe, and have our being.

Father, I ask for Your blessings to come down upon Afghanistan. I invite You Lord to have Your way in this place, and ask that Afghanistan would be aligned with it’s divine purpose. Father of mercy, release Your blessings, and begin to realign this place with Your original destiny.

I agree that Your kingdom would come and Your will would be done in Afghanistan. I ask that You would stop those who would hinder Afghanistan from it’s divine purpose, and raise up peacemakers: men and women of wisdom who can usher Afghanistan forward into a season of fruitfulness and blessing.

Nothing is too difficult for You dear Lord, and so today I ask for a new day, for Your original intentions for Afghanistan to be secured, that Your name might be glorified in this place and by these people. In Jesus name and for His name’s sake I ask this. Amen.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Watch your favorite shows and movies online for free


As technology advances, more types of services are being hosted online. For example, more people than ever are streaming TV shows and movies.

In the future, all TV will come into your house through video-on-demand services provided on the Internet. Why wait when you can start today?

There are so many free, legal options to stream current, popular TV shows and movies online that you may not even need your television anymore! Here are some of the best choices.

YouTube - If you think YouTube is only for videos of cute cats and people tripping over stuff, think again! YouTube hosts plenty of free movies, and not just user-created clips.
YouTube Movies offers full-length feature films from Hollywood and around the world. Many are completely free. You can also find classic films and independent films. Remember that some of these movies are not suitable for all audiences.

Crackle - Crackle has plenty of popular options for television shows and movies. Many of them are recent blockbusters, but there are also a number of classic and underground choices.
There are more than 200 films and more than 100 TV shows from every genre. Crackle is supported by advertising, so each video will have commercial breaks. Again, some content is not appropriate for everyone.

Hulu - One of the most popular sources for brand new TV shows and movies is Hulu. Hulu hosts hundreds of shows, many of them recently broadcast on major networks.
Hulu is also supported by commercials, and you will be required to create an account and sign in to view content intended for mature audiences.

Big Five Glories - During the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema in the 1930s and '40s, the five biggest production companies were Fox, RKO, Paramount, Warner Bros. and MGM. Four of them are still making movies.
You'll be able to find many of the most glorious pictures made between 1903 and 1976 on Big Five Glories. All these classic flicks stream without commercial interruption. Enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sea unearths secret Nazi bunkers that lay hidden for more than 50 years

Three Nazi bunkers on a beach have been uncovered by violent storms off the Danish coast, providing a store of material for history buffs and military  archaeologists.


The bunkers were found in practically the same condition as they were on the day the last Nazi soldiers left them, down to the tobacco in one trooper‘s pipe and a half-finished bottle of schnapps.

The bunkers were three of 7,000 built by the Germans  as part of Hitler's  ‘Atlantic  Wall‘ from Norway to the south of France. 


But while the vast majority were almost immediately  looted or destroyed, these three were entombed under the sand dunes of a remote beach near the town of Houvig since 1945. 


They  were uncovered only because recent storms sent giant waves cascading over them, sweeping away the sand and exposing glimpses of the cement and iron  structures.




















Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the

luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned

seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm

glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will

get a short nap,' I thought.



Just before take-off,

a line of soldiers came down the aisle and

filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding

me. I decided to start a conversation.



'Where are you

headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to

me. 'Petawawa. We'll be there for two

weeks for special training, and then we're being

deployed to Afghanistan



After flying for about an hour, an announcement was

made that sack lunches were available for five

dollars. It would be several hours before we

reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch

would help pass the time...



As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if

he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems

like a lot of money for just a sack lunch.

Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks.

I'll wait till we get to base.'



His friend agreed.



I looked around at the

other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked

to the back of the plane and handed the flight

attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a

lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my

arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with

tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in

Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for

him.' 


Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the

soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and

asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or

chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied,

wondering why she asked. She turned and went to

the front of plane, returning a minute later

with a dinner plate from first class.



'This is your thanks.'



After we finished

eating, I went again to the back of the plane,

heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to

be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me

twenty-five dollars.



Soon after I returned

to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down

the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he

walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but

noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my

side of the plane. When he got to my row he

stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I

want to shake your hand.' 



Quickly unfastening my

seat belt I stood and took the Captain's hand.

With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier

and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought

me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never

forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was

heard from all of the passengers.



Later I walked to the

front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A

man who was seated about six rows in front of me

reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He

left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.



When we landed I

gathered my belongings and started to deplane.

Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man

who stopped me, put something in my shirt

pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a

word. Another twenty-five dollars!



Upon entering the

terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their

trip to the base. 

 

I walked over to

them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It

will take you some time to reach the base. 


It will be about time for a sandwich. 

God Bless You.' 


Ten young  men left that flight feeling the love and

respect of their fellow travelers.



As I walked briskly to

my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe

return. These soldiers were giving their all for

our country. I could only give them a couple of

meals. It seemed so little....



A veteran is someone

who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank

check made payable to 'The United States of

America ' for an amount of 'up to and

including my life.'



That is Honor, and

there are way too many people in this country

who no longer understand it.'

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Structural engineer in action

Whether you're a bird person or not, this is stunning!!!

Not to detract from the sheer magic of it, but in practical terms, how many trips would a bird have to make with that tiny little quantity of mud/clay it could carry? (and how far from the nest is the source?)

If you take the construction of a circular bowl in your stride as instinctive how the heck does the bird come up with the windbreak/entrance design that shields the eggs/chicks from the elements? 


And at what point in fashioning the bowl do they start to construct it?
















Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Helpful Tips and Hints

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.  If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster..
(That is how  Trader Joe' s sells  theirs!)


Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!


Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.  Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.


Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.


To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonful’s of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up. (I love this  one.....but some of you like your eggs VERY dry  so caution)


For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed.  Melt  Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm  brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.


Garlic Hints
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic,  and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.


Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. 
Simply chop them up with the food chopper.  Peel, core and slice a few apples.  Place them in a  baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!!  Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.  Yummm!


Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.  This keeps the crust  crispy—no soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.


Easy Deviled  Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.  Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.


Expanding  Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes.  You can double it in size.  You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.  You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.



Reheating  refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits,  pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,  place them in a microwave with a cup of water.  The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.



Newspaper= weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil.  Wet  newspapers.  Put layers around the plants overlapping as you go.  Cover with mulch, and forget about weeds.  Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.


Broken  Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.


No More  Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.  It will  keep the mosquitoes away.


Squirrel Away! 
To keep squirrels from  eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper.  The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.  (Wonder if this  works with rabbits? Sure gonna give it a try)



Flexible vacuum
To get  something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.  It can be bent or flattened to get in  narrow openings.



Reducing Static  Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your  slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress.  Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing  panty hose.  Place pin in seam of slacks and ... TA DA!  ... Static is gone. 


Measuring Cups
Before you  pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with  hot water.  Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup.  Next, add your ingredient, such
as  peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.


Foggy  Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields?  Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car when the windows fog, rub with the eraser!  Works better than a cloth!


Reopening envelopes
If  you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It  unseals easily. 



Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth.  It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair. 



Goodbye Fruit Flies
To  get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill  it ½” with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever! 



Get Rid of  Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants.  They eat it, take it “home”, can't digest it so it kills them.  It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
(This I will definitely  try!!!)

 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jesse was a Chicken Plucker.

 Jesse was a Chicken Plucker. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens. It wasn't much of a job. But at the time, Jesse didn't think he was much of a person.

His father was a brute of a man. His dad was actually thought to be mentally ill and treated Jesse rough all of his life. Jesse's older brother wasn't much better. He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.

Jesse grew up in a very rough home in West Virginia. Life was anything but easy, and he thought life didn't hold much hope for him.

That's why he was standing in this chicken line, doing a job that few people would. In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems that Jesse was always sick. Sometimes it was real physical illness, but way too often it was all in his head. He was a small child, skinny and meek. That sure didn't help the situation any.

When he started to school, he was the object of every bully on the playground. He was a hypochondriac of the first order.

For Jesse, tomorrow was not always something to be looked forward to. But, he had dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist. He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until he could get a real ventriloquist dummy.

When he got old enough, he joined the U.S. Army. And even though many of his hypochondriac symptoms persisted, the Army did recognize his talents and put him in the Entertainment Corp. He served from 1943 to 1946. During the enlistment, his world changed. He gained confidence. He found that he had a talent for making people laugh, and laugh so hard they often had tears in their eyes.

Little Jesse had found himself.

History books are full of people who overcame a handicap to go on and make a success of themselves, but Jesse is one of the few who didn't overcome it. Instead he used his paranoia to make a million dollars, and become one of the best loved characters of all time in doing it.

That little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred his nervousness into a successful career, still holds the record for the most Emmies given in a single category.

This wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian brought us Barney Fife.


He was:   Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts. July 21, 1924 - Feb. 23, 2006

Now you know the REST of the story!



Sunday, May 20, 2012

THROUGH THE STORMS

I did not know His love before,
 the way I know it now.
 I could not see my need for Him ,
 my pride would not allow.
 I had it all, without a care,
 the "Self-sufficient" lie.
 My path was smooth, my sea was still,
 not a cloud was in my sky.

 I thought I knew His love for me,
 I thought I'd seen His grace,
 I thought I did not need to grow,
 I thought I'd found my place.
 But then the way grew rough and dark,
 the storm clouds quickly rolled;
 The waves began to rock my ship,
 my anchor would not hold.

 The ship that I had built myself
 was made of foolish pride.
 It fell apart and left me bare,
 with nowhere else to hide.
 I had no strength or faith to face
 the trials that lay ahead,
 And so I simply prayed to Him
 and bowed my weary head.

 His loving arms enveloped me,
 and then He helped me stand.
 He said, "You still must face this storm,
 but I will hold your hand."
 So through the dark and lonely night
 He guided me through pain.
 I could not see the light of day
 or when the storm might wane.

 Yet through the aches and endless tears,
 my faith began to grow.
 I could not see it at the time,
 but my light began to glow.
 I saw God's love in brand new light,
 His grace and mercy, too.
 For only when all self was gone
 could Jesus' love shine through.

 It was not easy in the storm,
 I sometimes wondered, "Why?"
 At times I thought, "I can't go on."
 I'd hurt, and doubt, and cry.
 But Jesus never left my side,
 He guided me each day.
 Through pain and strife,
 through fire and flood,
 He helped me all the way.

 And now I see as never before
 how great His love can be.
 How in my weakness He is strong,
 how Jesus cares for me!
 He worked it all out for my good,
 although the way was rough.
 He only sent what I could bear,
 and then He cried, "Enough!"

 He raised His hand and said, "Be still!"
 He made the storm clouds cease.
 He opened up the gates of joy
 and flooded me with peace.
 I saw His face now clearer still,
 I felt His presence strong,
 I found anew His faithfulness,
 He never did me wrong.

 Now I know more storms will come,
 but only for my good,
 For pain and tears have helped me grow
 as naught else ever could.
 I still have so much more to learn
 as Jesus works in me;
 If in the storm I'll love Him more,
 that's where I want to be!

Author Unknown

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Wisconsin Farmer and "Bessie"

A Wisconsin farmer named Olie had a car accident. He was hit by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company.

In court, the Eversweet Company's hot-shot attorney questioned him thus:

'Didn't you say to the state trooper at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?"


Olie responded: 'vell, I'lla tell you vat happened dere. I'd yust loaded my fav'rit cow, Bessie, into da... '

'I didn't ask for any details', the lawyer interrupted. 'Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?'

Olie said, 'vell, I'd yust got Bessie into da trailer and I vas drivin' down da road.... '

The lawyer interrupted again and said, 'Your Honor, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question. '

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Olie’s answer and said to the attorney: 'I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite cow, Bessie'.

Olie said: 'Tank you' and proceeded. 'vell as I vas saying, I had yust loaded Bessie, my fav'rit cow, into de trailer and was drivin' her down de road vin dis huge Eversweet truck and trailer came tundering tru a stop sign and hit me trailer right in da side by golly. I was trown into one ditch and Bessie was trown into da udder ditch.

By yimminy yahosaphat I vas hurt, purty durn bad, and didn't want to move. An even vurse dan dat,, I could hear old Bessie a moanin' and a groanin'. I knew she vas in terrible pain yust by her groans.

Shortly after da accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He could hear Bessie a moanin' and a groanin' too, so he vent over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her right between the eyes.

Den da policeman came across de road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, 'How are you feelin'?'

'Now wot vud you say?'

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Booze Ooze" - story from the web

I don't know where to begin because the last 2 days of my life have been such a blur. Yesterday, my youngest daughter Halle who is 4, was rushed to the emergency room by her father for being severely lethargic and incoherent. He was called to her school by the school secretary for being "very VERY sick." He told me that when he arrived that Halle was barely sitting in the chair. She couldn't hold her own head up and when he looked into her eyes, she couldn't focus them.

 He immediately called me after he scooped her up and rushed her to the ER. When we got there, they ran blood test after blood test and did x-rays, every test imaginable. Her white blood cell count was normal, nothing was out of the ordinary. The ER doctor told us that he had done everything that he could do so he was sending her to Saint Francis for further test.

 When we were leaving in the ambulance, her teacher had come to the ER and after questioning Halle's classmates, we found out that she had licked hand sanitizer off her hand. Hand sanitizer, of all things. But it makes sense. These days they have all kinds of different scents and when you have a curious child, they are going to put all kinds of things in their mouths.

 When we arrived at Saint Francis, we told the ER doctor there to check her blood alcohol level, which, yes we did get weird looks from it but they did it. The results were her blood alcohol level was 85% and this was 6 hours after we first took her. There's no telling what it would have been if we would have tested it at the first ER.

 Since then, her school and a few surrounding schools have taken this out of the classrooms of all the lower grade classes but what's to stop middle and high schoolers too? After doing research off the Internet, we have found out that it only takes 3 squirts of the stuff to be fatal in a toddler. For her blood alcohol level to be so high was to compare someone her size to drinking something 120 proof.

 So please PLEASE don't disregard this because I don't ever want anyone to go through what my family and I have gone through. Today was a little better but not much.

 Please send this to everyone you know that has children or are having children. It doesn't matter what age. I just want people to know the dangers of this."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Snopes NO More!

Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out.

Shades of Krystalnacht

Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Court's Kagan. We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya' don't suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya'?


We've known that it was owned by a lefty couple but hadn't known it to be financed by Soros!

Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros, a big time supporter of Obama and many other left wing organizations! In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions.

I went to Snopes to check something about the dockets of the new Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, who Obama appointed, and Snopes said the email was false and there were no such dockets.
So I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what?

Yep, you got it; Snopes Lied! Everyone of those dockets are there.

So Here is what I wrote to Snopes:

Referencing the article about Elana Kagan and Barak Obama dockets:

The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false.

 

I went directly to the Supreme Courts website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to.

 

I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking.

Thank You. I hope you will be much more truthful in the future, but I doubt it.

That being said, Ill bet you didn't know this.

Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them.

Folks, this is really ugly. Chicago Politics at its best and the beat goes on and on and on.

Once again the US Senate sold us out!

 

Now we know why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court. Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama.

 

She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course.

They were never heard.

 

It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it?
The American people mean nothing any longer. It's all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone who really has no true right to even be there.

 

Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket:

 

You can look up some of these hearings and guess what? Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!
 

Check out these examples:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-8857.htm <http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-8857.htm>

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-6790.htm <http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-6790.htm>

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-724.htm <http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-724.htm>


If you are not interested in justice or in truth, simply delete.



 

However, if you hold sacred the freedoms granted to you by the U.S. Constitution, by all means, PASS it ON!

 

There truly is tyranny afoot.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A mother like no other

She's never had puppies of her own, but this sweet Labrador has been a mother to a variety of different animals.

 

Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own. The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to more than 30 animals, including cheetah and tiger cubs, potbelly pigs, a porcupine, a pygmy hippo, a weasel and a barn owl.
 
Rob Hall, director of the wildlife refuge, says that Lisha domesticates the wild animals and serves as a bridge between them and humans. “They adjust more easily to her, and when they see that she trusts us, they are more at ease around us," he said.
 
Hall and his wife, Nadine, said they noticed early on that regardless of the whether Lisha encountered a kitten or a baby hippo, she treated them all the same — like a child that needed a mother. "She would just walk up and lick the creature she was caring for.

 

Monday, May 14, 2012

A MaMa Squirrel Rescuing Her Baby!

ALL mothers are the same…fierce, when their children are threatened. 













































Watch out!   Here comes mama! 
















































Look at the dog's face ... what an expression!!!

LIKE…………… what in the hell was that?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Praying for Afghanistan

Protect the Troops


Scripture: “Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.” -Psalms 41:1-2


Prayer: God of power and might, Lord of mercy and grace. You are creator of heaven and earth, and You reign and rule forever and ever. Your name is high above every other name, and there is no one who can challenge Your power.

Lord, You have compassion for the weak and You preserve those who defend the powerless. As our troops defend the powerless today, let Your mighty hand of protection cover them, and preserve their lives.

Lord we ask that today would be a day of divine intervention and deliverances from death. Surround them with Your favor as a shield, and guard their lives today as they guard the lives of others. Bless them Lord in the Land where they serve, and do not surrender them to the desire of their foes. Consider their lives precious in Your sight, and extend Your hand of grace, mercy and protection to them.

Make a testimony for Yourself today Lord, as You stand between those who seek to destroy, and those who serve to protect. Honor the brave hearts of our soldiers, and the heartfelt prayers of those who love them. May Your name be glorified by the testimonies of protection and deliverance that come forth from this day. For it is in God we trust. Amen.



Saturday, May 12, 2012

Refuse to be Afraid

Although I accept their necessity, I am disturbed and dismayed by new onerous airport security procedures that force millions of people to alter their lives in response to new terrorist threats. It's discouraging that ten years after 9/11, small groups of fanatics can still affect our lives so dramatically through fear.

 Tim Wrightman, a former All-American UCLA football player, tells a story about how, as a rookie lineman in the National Football League, he was up against the legendary pass rusher Lawrence Taylor. Taylor was not only physically powerful and uncommonly quick, but a master intimidator.

 Looking young Tim in the eye, he said, "Sonny, get ready. I’m going to the left, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me."

 Wrightman coolly responded, "Sir, is that your left or mine?"

 The question froze Taylor long enough to allow Wrightman to block him perfectly.

I like this story because it shows how much we can accomplish if we refuse to be afraid. Fear -- whether it’s of pain, failure, or rejection -- is a toxic emotion that creates monsters in our mind that consume self-confidence and intimidate us from doing our best or sometimes even trying at all.

 Shakespeare’s observation that "a coward dies a thousand deaths" reminds us of the heavy toll we pay to fear. I’m not talking about just physical fears. I’m talking about the fear to form a committed relationship, to try new things, and to cut the ropes that tether us to comfort and security so we can pursue our dreams.

 When fear makes us prudent, that’s fine, but if we surrender to our fears and let them immobilize or torment us, we sentence ourselves to an emotional prison. The antidote is courage. The good news is, it lies within all of us, just waiting to be summoned.