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Archive for 19 May 2008
Honey, can I have one?
We left this morning, with the intention of making a leisurely trip back. We took a detour to the Jim Beam brewery place, and spend money on stuff we don’t need, like bourbon chocolate, chocolate covered cherries… bourbon filled, naturally, and a couple of other items. For someone who doesn’t drink, I think we went a tad over board, but I want those cherry ones!
We stopped, had lunch, got gas, made numerous pit stops, and finally got on that back road that heads home.
The closer we got to home, the more excited Jr got. Honestly, I was pretty happy to see our bloomin’ mail box. That’s when things got weird.
We have a lady that comes in to feed the four legged children anytime we go out of town. She also checks the mail. We decided to make sure there was no mail, and….the dadburn thing was jam packed (2 bills and a WHOLE lot of gimme monies). This was odd. The Mr and I looked at each other, and the stress level immediately went up. I fairly flew up the drive, opened the garage door, and before I even got the car in park, the Mr was out of the car.
Holy crap! She had completely forgotten to come feed the cats! Yes, they are all fine, but boy, were they HUNGRY! I had left plenty of food, enough to last for a couple of days, just in case, so they didn’t go the whole time without eating. We always leave the toilet lids up, so water was ok, except for the one Tazz insists on using. If I could just teach her to flush, we’d be all set.
I called the lady, and she was absolutely devastated that she had forgotten. Oddly enough, I feel kind of guilty. She’s been dealing with a great deal of family stuff lately, plus health problems of her own. I told her they were all fine, so not to worry, but naturally, being a serious animal person, she did. Not 10 minutes after I got off the phone with her, she was knocking at the door, in tears.
The strange thing is, only Hootie and Tazz looked like they had lost an ounce or two. Mr Spot, on the other hand, looks exactly the same, if not just a smidge fatter. What’s up with that? We have a couple of theories. One, he has a secret mouse stash somewhere, and refused to share. Or two, he figured out how to open the container with the dry food, and put the lid back on, again, without sharing. Of course, either of these explanations is ridiculous, he’s a cat fer cryin’ out loud. So, we just don’t know why he gained weight and the girls lost.
Anyway, I have gotten all the “little gifts” they left, since the litter box hadn’t been scooped. We got the car unloaded. Jr groused about something or other. The babies have gotten plenty of attention. Now, this ol’ broad is stretched out in the recliner, with the idjit box going, and the world can stop spinning, I’m NOT moving from this spot until after “headlines” on Jay Leno. Then we are going to crawl into our very own extremely comfy bed, and hopefully sleep till noon tomorrow. Ok, that won’t happen, but it’s a nice thought. We’re seriously POOPED!
The state is paying a consulting firm up to $500,000 to help devise a buyout program to eliminate 2,000 state jobs from next year’s tight budget.
The staffing cuts — which represent 5 percent of all state employees — are meant to save about $64 million amid a shortfall in the upcoming budget year that’s approaching a half-billion dollars.
Uh huh. So, in order to save money, the state is spending a half mil for consultants? Who put these clowns in charge? Seriously, how did we get in such a mess that you have to spend that much money to find out how to get people to quit their gubmint jobs so you can save money? Seriously, this over bloated entity MUST GO!
Two years ago, Steven Domalewski was pitching when the ball slammed into his chest and stopped his heart. He was resuscitated but now has brain damage and is severely disabled.
The family contends metal baseball bats are inherently unsafe for youth games because the ball comes off them much faster than from wooden bats. The lawsuit will also be filed against Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain that sold the bat.
I’m really sorry for the anguish they have suffered. But let me ask this, do they know for a fact that the kid wouldn’t have been injured if a wooden bat had been used? Suing the makers, Little League and the sporting goods store is, honestly, ridiculous.
Burma’s junta has declared three days of official mourning for the victims of Cyclone Nargis, 17 days after the storm struck, state television has announced.
The move came as Burma’s closest ally, China, began three days of mourning for its own disaster, the Sichuan quake.
I’m fairly sure there are quite a few people who wouldn’t have to be mourned if the assholes in charge hadn’t prevented aid from reaching them.
Three prominent Democrats yesterday rejected Sen. Barack Obama’s position of meeting unconditionally with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and leaders of other American enemies.
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, former Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado and former Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee distanced themselves from Mr. Obama’s position, each saying that preconditions for any such meeting would be essential.
I’m in shock! There are actually THREE WHOLE DHIMMIS with an ounce of common sense? Be still my heart!
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” dethroned “Iron Man” as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Walt Disney Co.’s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” which sold $65.6 million in North America in its debut weekend in December 2005. “Caspian” also raked in $20.7 million overseas.
Isn’t interesting that when the Hollyweird types put out the negative movies, the anti American types, they bomb, BIG time. Yet, when someone has sense enough to put out a positive message, based on the very Christian C.S Lewis, there is a major blockbuster. Hmmm….. Wonder if they’ll learn? Naw! We’re all stoopid, and they know what’s best, don’cha know.
“The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record,” Obama said. “If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.”
WRONG! She’s out there making ignorant statements, insulting the people of this country, she WILL be taken to task for her comments! Grow a pair Hussein! I didn’t think my lack of respect for him could grow, but it has.
Police say a trailer loaded with 14 tons of double-stuffed Oreos has overturned, spilling the cookies still in their plastic sleeves into the median and roadway.
Illinois State Police Sgt. Brian Mahoney says the truck’s driver was traveling from Chicago to Morris on Interstate 80 around 4 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into the median.
“The boxes came out of the trailer and boxes were ripped open,” he said.
I wonder if those sitting in the backed up traffic had a snack while waiting?
The number of Republicans leaving Congress will cost the GOP millions of dollars in party-building funds for the fall congressional elections, campaign-finance records show.
Of the 32 Republicans who have resigned or announced plans to retire, 26 have political action committees known as leadership PACs — which members of Congress typically use to make donations to colleagues facing tough campaigns. Those 26 PACs raised $17 million in the last campaign cycle, but only $5.3 million for this election, a USA TODAY analysis of the latest campaign reports filed in March and April shows.
It’s not so much the “departures” that has hurt the party financially. It’s the idea of sending money to the Weasels in Waiting, we have a problem with. Ain’t gonna happen till the Pubbies get their act together and listen to WE the people. You know, us peons out here who financially support the party and candidates of OUR choice. I wonder how many people, besides me, have sent them “The Letter”, telling them to shove it where the sun don’t shine? Hmmm…..
Pelosi said the US needed to be more “proactive” in saying to the countries of the world – including Russia, China and the Muslim countries in Asia – that “one of the pillars of US foreign policy is to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to anyone.”
The US needed to make it clear to everyone, including the Europeans, that their polices on this issue would be a term of friendship with the US, and a measuring stick of benefits they could derive from that friendship, she said.
She might want to start by telling her boy to STFU! Yeah, I said ‘boy’, and it’s go NOTHING to do with his race, or any racial connotations! It’s got to do with his complete idiocy!
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.