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Archive for 4 July 2009

Posting Light?

4 July 2009, 10:26 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Blog Stuff, Travel.

Well, maybe!  Jr and I are going to be heading to Texas tomorrow….family stuff.  Even though I’ll be taking the laptop with me….big shocker there, eh?…..odds are, I won’t be sitting in front of the silly thing on a regular basis.  Naturally, I won’t be posting diddly while I’m driving.  DUH!  I might not be the brightest bulb in the box, but even I won’t do that….and I even have the hookups in my new truck to do just that.  Don’t ask me why….just one of those things they stuck in there, and I’m not going to find out how, or why.  :?

And, for anyone…..CHRIS….who is gonna worry about me driving so soon after surgery, I will be taking it slow and easy.  If I get tired, I’ll be stopping.  If it takes us 4 days to go a little over 600 miles, so be it!  :P  Although, I kind of doubt it will, you never know, right?  First stop….my sister’s zoo.  Then on to spend time with Brat, Ick, and Short Person.  This should be interesting.  :D

Our 4th of July

4 July 2009, 8:41 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Friends & Family, Just Cuz.

One of the many terrific things about living out in the middle of nowhere…..we can set off fireworks, and ya don’t have the newbie cop riding around on the his little bicycle with the training wheels threatening bodily harm.  Heh.  Yeah….had that happen up there in Waupun.  Threatened to take away our little non offensive fireworks, and got resoundingly tongue thrashed.  :D

On the way, we ran into this little sucker…

spidey

Gee, ain’t he cute! I seriously do not like spiders! :?

So, the Mr, Jr and I were out in the drive between the house and the man cave, watching cool things go up, whistling and booming.  We heard a lot of fireworks going off in the distance, and the thunder joined in the racket.  We’ve been needing rain, but it could have held off till I was finished looking up.  Nothing like rain drops hitting the eyeballs!  sigh…

Hope everyone had a great 4th and did their share of praying for our nation!  We surely do need it!

A Real Piece of Garbage

4 July 2009, 5:50 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Crime.

Rape suspect arrested in Texas

A man suspected of raping two Nashville women was arrested Friday in Texas City, Texas hiding in his sister’s attic.

Mauricio Morales, 32, was wanted on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary and child abuse dating back to a June 2008 incident on Antioch Pike where police say Morales allegedly broke into a 32-year-old woman’s home while she slept. He’s also suspected of raping a 49-year-old woman in January, according to Metro Police.

Police found Morales hiding in his sister’s attic while his car was stored in her garage. He will be extradited back to Nashville in the next several days.

Texas City, eh?  In an attic?  I’m thinking he didn’t spend all his time up in that attic, otherwise, he’d have been a puddle.  Why the hell didn’t he expire living up there?  And I’d like to know what kind woman his sister is that she’d actually hide a piece of crap like that!  I don’t care if it is her brother!  Rape?  Child abuse?

Fundraiser for a Killer: Update

4 July 2009, 2:04 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Chris From Racine, Crime.

For an update to this post, in which I ranted about a bar holding a fundraiser for a drunk who killed his passenger, head on over here!

Declaration of Indepedence

4 July 2009, 10:59 am. Comments Off. Filed under Heroes.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Read on…

Happy 4th!

4 July 2009, 8:01 am. 1 Comment. Filed under video.

Now go out, thank a vet, spend time with you families, celebrate your freedoms, at least those you still have left, and pray for our nation!