An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 6 July 2008
Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.
Southern women know their manners:
“Why, no, Billy!”
Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions:
“Y’all come back!”
“Well, bless your heart.”
“Drop by when you can.”
“How’s your Momma?”
Southern women know their summer weather report:
Southern women know their vacation spots:
Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint
Southern women know every body’s first name:
Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes : Driving Miss Daisy:
Gone With The Wind
Southern women know their religions:
Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma’s homemade jelly
Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Southern girls know their prime real estate :
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissy fit and a conniption fit, and that you don’t “HAVE” them, you “PITCH” them.
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up “a mess.”
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of “yonder.”
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long “directly” is, as in: “Going to town, be back directly.” (correctly pronounced “drectly”)
Even Southern babies know that “Gimme some sugar” is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
All Southerners know exactly when “by and by” is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who’s got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor’s trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
Only Southerner’s grow up knowing the difference between “right near” and “a right far piece.” They also know that “just down the road” can be 1 mile or 20.
No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
A Southerner knows that “fixin” can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, . .. and when we’re “in line,” We talk to everybody.
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they’re related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y’all is singular, all y’all is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, “Well, I caught myself lookin’,” you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
Only true Southerners say “sweet tea”and “sweet milk.” Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it — we do not like our tea unsweetened. “Sweet milk” means you don’t want buttermilk.
And a true Southerner knows you don’t scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,” Bless her heart” … and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y’all need a sign to hang on y’alls front porch that reads “I ain’t from the South, but I got here as fast as I could.”
Southern girls know men may come and go,but friends are fahevah !
Now…… Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had been!
Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it.
We know you got here as fast as you could….
Courtesy of Sharon.
The problem, Tennesseans say, is that they haven’t seen enough of Obama to make up their minds about him one way or the other.
“Obama did not come over strong during the primary,” said Joe Jenkins, Democratic Party chairman in Dickson County, a yellow-dog Democratic stronghold where Hillary Clinton won four votes for every one cast for Obama on Super Tuesday. “I just don’t know how this is going to go down.”
It just MIGHT be that folks in Tennessee aren’t the drooling rednecks that Yankees seem to think we are? Perhaps we aren’t as dumb as they’d like? Perhaps, just perhaps, people in Tennessee have seen through B. Hussein’s BS? Just a thought.
Speaking to reporters ahead of this week’s summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations in Japan, Bush said he did not need to skip the ceremony to show his position on religious freedom and human rights in China.
He said if he failed to attend the Games it would “make it more difficult to be able to speak more frankly with the Chinese leadership.”
Reckon it’s better to insult the Americans than the Chinese, eh? Pfft!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declares that an excess-profits tax on American oil companies would recoup some of the unconscionable profits obtained through gouging consumers at the pump. Republicans respond that a replay of the ill-conceived 1980 windfall profits tax would cost Americans jobs and shift even more energy production overseas.
The Moonbat Queen has her head shoved so far up her hind end, she can only see through her mouth! Just who the hell does she think is going to pay for those taxes? The oil companies? Reality snap woman! No, it’s going to be the consumers! Twit! She must need a chart:
“The parties are holding consultations on the place of negotiations,” the source said, adding that the talks would resume very soon.
Solana, handed Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki a package of new incentives from the Iran six – China, France, Russia, the United States, Germany and Britain – on June 14. The proposals offer political, security and trade benefits to Iran in exchange for its decision to suspend its nuclear program.
Iran is currently under three sets of relatively mild UN Security Council sanctions for defying demands to halt uranium enrichment, which it says it needs purely for electricity generation despite Western accusations that the program is geared toward weapon production.
What’s to negotiate? Get rid of the raving lunatics in charge in Iran (slap ‘em in jail too), and I’d put nuclear energy on the table. Keep threatening to destroy Israel and anyone who supports her, and there’s nothing to negotiate! Oh, wait a minute….we’re talking EU and UN here aren’t we. Never mind. They both seem to prefer the world without democracy.
There was the suspected militant fleeing Somalia who had been arrested on a drug charge in New Jersey. And the man stopped at a checkpoint in Tikrit who claimed to be a dirt farmer but had 11 felony charges in the United States, including assault with a deadly weapon.
The records suggest that potential enemies abroad know a great deal about the United States because many of them have lived here, officials said. The matches also reflect the power of sharing data across agencies and even countries, data that links an identity to a distinguishing human characteristic such as a fingerprint.
One question: Why the hell was a guy who had been arrested ELEVEN times on felony charges in the US running around Iraq? Free? Contrary to what many on the left seem to think, there is still a very REAL threat to our well being. I have this thing about people threatening my family (Americans). I don’t like it. I want them destroyed. Perhaps that’s just the ‘mother’ in me?
Obama is torn between a vow to end the war, which underpinned his win over Democratic foe Hillary Clinton and Republican claims his plan invites US humiliation, would delight terrorists and waste gains bought in American blood.
The war remains broadly unpopular, but it has fallen behind the economy as the top campaign issue after a lull in violence.
Under rising Republican pressure, Obama on Thursday said he may “refine” his policies after meeting US commanders in Iraq on a trip expected this month.
Pointing out the obvious here: IF the whiners on the left had allowed our military to do their job, and stop trying to fight a war, right or wrong, from thousands of miles away, I’ve NO doubt they would have been home a long time ago. Those same whiners of the 60s and 70s are now the Dhimmi Party. See a connection?
The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.
The removal of 550 metric tons of “yellowcake” — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.
Uh….wait a minute. I thought there were no WMDs in Iraq? Where did the yellowcake come from, the corner market? Does this mean Bush is vindicated? Doubt it. But y’know, I’d say 550 metric tons could be considered Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system passed its test Sunday morning with flying colors, according to security officials, who say the system will also be able to defend Israel’s civilians against mortar attacks as well.
The “Iron Dome” works by intercepting medium-range Katyusha rockets as well as the shorter, homemade Kassam rockets and mortars fired by Gaza terrorists, using a small kinetic missile interceptor called the “Tamir.”
Good on them! Perhaps they could teach our politicians a thing or two about self defense? We could use a few good rockets right down there on our border.
One of Britain’s leading hospitals is giving NHS livers to private Greek and Cypriot patients – even though there is a waiting list of 400 Britons in desperate need of donor organs.
Health service watchdogs have now launched an inquiry into transplants at King’s College Hospital in London, after the scandal was discovered by a Mail on Sunday investigation.
Surgeons led by Professor Nigel Heaton, who attracted controversy over his decision to give a transplant to alcoholic football star George Best, are paid about £20,000 for each operation they carry out.
Socialized medicine at work. Hey, they’ve got to make money somehow, right? I mean, seriously, look at the tax rate in GB. How ya gonna pay the taxes if ya don’t make the money? Pfft! They can keep their “universal healthcare” crap over there!
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.