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Dallas

19 December 2008, 9:43 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Travel.

The Mr and I have arrived in Dallas.  Yippee.  Alive.  Double yippee!

If I wasn’t so stressed, I might have to voice my same complaint I had the last time I checked into this same motel.  Yup!  Even after getting an email confirmation from the bloomin’ manager that I would not have to have another hissy fit in the lobby due to the screw up of putting us in a NON smoking room, we get here, and find out….what……????  They put us in a NON smoking room.  Why?  Well, according to the young lady at the desk, we had been assigned a specific smoking room, and someone came along and gave it to someone else.

I can guarantee, we are not in a NON smoking room with several ashtrays at our disposal.  Why?  Because if you think I can throw a great fit, you should see the Mr “pounding the desk”.  Heh.  No, we were not rude to the young lady, just made it quite plain that we would smoke no matter what room they put us in.  She was quite embarrassed this had happened.  And not only am I going to tear someone a new one, SHE will be tearing right along side me.  :)

Tonight is going to be a recuperate night, watching the idjit box and munching a not very warm Papa John’s Hawaiian pizza….with extra cheese.  No kids knocking on the door at any hour!  All that fun will be starting tomorrow.  Should be interesting, considering I have yet to figure out what to get Short Person.  sigh…

Weasels

19 December 2008, 10:28 am. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon, Feckless Weasels.

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Morning Coffee 12/19/08 – VERY Short Cup

19 December 2008, 10:04 am. 4 Comments. Filed under General News.

Hey, do I wanna sit here and peruse the papers, or do I want a waffle? I’m going for the waffle! :)

White House to Give Auto Industry Low-Interest Loans

“Allowing the auto companies to collapse is not a responsible course of action,” President Bush said Friday, adding that a bankruptcy was unlikely to work for the auto industry at this time and would deal “an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans” across the economy.

The low-interest loans will be drawn from the $700 billion Wall Street rescue fund, Bush said.

To say my disappointment with Bush has grown by leaps and bounds would be an understatement! Ever the optimist, I still had hope that he’d actually LISTEN to the American people. Guess he’s been up there way too long, and it’s definitely time for him to go back to Texas, and get LOTS of rest.

‘Zimbabwe is mine’ says Mugabe

“I will never, never, never never surrender. Zimbabwe is mine, I am a Zimbabwean. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe never for the British, Britain for the British,” Mugabe told his party’s annual conference.

The veteran leader in the former British colony said he would remain until “his people decide to change him.”

While the comments struck a familiar tone for the 84-year-old leader — he said earlier this year that only God could remove him from office — he now faces increasingly grim circumstances in his crippled country.

This isn’t about the good of his country. This is about power OVER his country, and getting rich off the starving bellies of it’s children, and the corpses of their parents.  He also might want to remember the people did try to “change” him.  Many died in the effort.

Higher gas tax, toll could fund road projects

Higher gas taxes, a fee on rental cars, and toll roads — those are among the possible ways taxpayers may be asked to fund future transportation projects in Tennessee.

No legislation has been filed, but state lawmakers probably will have a bill before them in the upcoming legislative session that asks them to consider some new way to pay for roads, bridges and public transportation. That could mean taxpayers will see a combination of fees or taxes. Or, lawmakers will be too leery in a scary economy to ask them to pay any more.

Are they out of their tiny little minds? You’ve got the media created panic, and they want to suck MORE money from the folks, for TOLLS? I don’t bloody well think so! They might just find people who normally drive through Tennessee taking a totally different route. And that’s just off the top of my head.

Verse of the Day

19 December 2008, 9:06 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

Luke 1:76-78

76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,