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Archive for 21 July 2009
….from……….. capper? Yep. THAT capper.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2008.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your amily and friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
I left off #40, the forward to friends and such. I didn’t think it was necessary, since I’m posting it here. Yes, these are very good words to remember.
An alleged extortion attempt has exposed an apparent sexual relationship between a prominent state senator and a young legislative intern.
That senator is Republican Paul Stanley from Memphis, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Authorities said he was the victim in the alleged extortion, but the case is certain to raise plenty of questions about Stanley and his family values agenda.
Tuesday evening NewsChannel 5 Investigates obtained the arrest affidavit that lays out how Sen. Paul Stanley found himself at the center of this messy case. This all happened back in April, but it had been kept very quiet until now.
TN Senator Involved in Sex Scandal, Extortion
Expected to Step Down Soon
Senator Paul Stanley helped TBI Investigators set up a man who is accused of blackmailing him for $10,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, Joel Palmer Watts tried to extort $10,000 out of Senator Stanley in exchange for a data card containing nude pictures of a woman both men were allegedly having a relationship with.
TBI says that the woman is 23 year old McKensie Morrison. Morrison is a student at Austin Peay State University and an intern for the 2009 legislative session.
According to the affidavit, Watts discovered pictures that showed the young woman in compromising positions in Senator Stanley’s Nashville apartment.
What is it with these people??? Can’t they keep it in their pants? I don’t give a flying flip what their party affliation is, they are public figures, and as such, should have some self restraint, and respect for those who put them into office. We try to teach our children responsible behavior, and then they watch the news to see this kind of crap? The asshat is 47 years old….don’t you think he should act like an adult? Adults don’t go off seeking out girls (or boys) more than half their age for a fling! Yeah, it’s been happening a lot more in recent years, but that also speaks volumes about what has become an immoral society. There’s right and there’s wrong! This kind of behavior is WRONG!
IF it turns out to be a scam, I’d like to ask….how did he manage to put himself in such a position to become a target? What sort of behavior was he exhibiting? He’s a married man with 2 children. Do those vows mean nothing anymore? I am personally sick of public figures behaving like goats in heat! Do we all make mistakes? Oh, yer damn skippy we do, and believe me, I’ve made my share of them as well, but then, I’m not a public official, am I?
Today was another one of those, sit morning and haul hinder afternoon, days. Before taking off on our travels, I noticed a very fuzzy tail poking out from under my nightstand. I have NO idea how that cat manages to work her way under such low furniture, but Tazz does it. Probably as a self defense mechanism from Mr Spot.
The only way I could get the picture is to lay on the floor, obviously. So, all of a sudden I hear these running feet, vibrating the floor. I think I gave the poor Mr a heart attack! All he could see was my feet, with me laying out on the floor, thinking I had passed out or some such thing. I felt bad about scaring him like that at the time, but thinking back, it was kind of funny. Sorry hunny!
First stop….Lowe’s and a bathroom fixer upper shopping spree. There is going to be a massive change in that room! Ick is hard at work right now getting the remainder of the wall paper crap off. Got the mirror down, and voila…..more bloomin’ butt ugly wall paper.
We’ve got the patchy stuff, the paint, two different colors, obviously, and numerous new fixture type thingys. The only thing we’re missing, a new light fixture. After a couple of hours in Lowe’s, going back and forth, hunting down the guys who were looking for shelving whatchamacallits, I was at the point I didn’t care if there were lights in there or not. Heh. Unfortunately, Short Person and I had to make another stop….the ever popular Wally World, for real food stuff. Well, sorta real food.
After throwing more stuff than we needed in the cart, and remembering some forgotten items that weren’t so necessary (and not gone back for), SP and I got in line to wait our turn to check out. No problem. Where the problem started was with the check out female. All was fine until she asked SP if she was ready to go back to school, to which SP responded, “Not until the end of next month.” In Tennessee, the kids go back to school some time around August 12 or some such ridiculous thing. So, I mentioned that she lived in Texas and it hit the fan. I got this long drawn out story about some woman’s dog that bit her, and how rude people in Texas are. I said, yeah, there are many in the large cities who can be rude, mainly because they transplanted from New York or some such place. “NO. It wasn’t them, it was the NATIVE Texans.” I beg your pardon? “All those people in Texas are rude.” Ok, it could have hit the fan, but I kept my cool. I politely told her, “I’m a native Texan, and quite proud of it, too. I find that statement extremely insulting.” “Well, this was during the campaign, and they were all big McCain supporters,” in an amazingly snotty tone of voice. Calmly stated, “I wasn’t a McCain supporter, but I did support Sarah Palin.” I didn’t realize such a person could slam her mouth shut so fast!
I was quite pissed, and quite collected, considering. If I had any energy left, I would have requested to speak to the manager. I might just have to give them a call tomorrow, or pay them a visit. I don’t think that woman is going to last there very long. Not only was she snotty, rude and insulting, but she can’t bag stuff worth a flip! Who puts a bunch of heavy jars in the same bag with bread??? I had to rebag it all when we got out to the truck. Good thing there was an extra bag, so I wouldn’t end up crushing stuff. What a maroon!
…..it’s worth repeating.
A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I’m pregnant again… I don’t want kids so close together.’
So the doctor said: ‘Ok; and what do you want me to do?’
She said: ‘I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: ‘I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care of two babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.
The lady was horrified and said: ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!
‘I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!
Courtesy of brother in law Tom.
Among the 3,266 entries in a government database detailing to-date spending under the Democrats’ stimulus law are expenditures for concrete outhouses, “deli-sliced” turkey, and hotel bills.
Passed in February, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) – also called the “stimulus package” — was sought and signed into law by President Obama, who declared at the time, “We have begun the essential work of keeping the American dream alive in our time.”
Well, he lied! Big shocker there, eh?
Among the more than 3,000 projects, purchases, and grants made with stimulus money obtained through the Federal Procurement Data System, some of the projects that have contributed to keeping the American dream alive include:
- $2.2 million to the Seneca Foods Corporation in Marion, NY for “fruit, canned;” the same company received another contract worth $196,797 also, for “fruit, canned”
- $4.8 million for “frozen, sliced ham”
- $5.3 million for “deli-style turkey breast” from the Jennie-O Turkey company
- $5.5 million in “canned fruit” from the Del Monte Corporation
- $16.8 million in “canned pork” from Lakeside Foods Inc
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explained that food purchased with stimulus money went to help the needy, which also stimulated the economy.
How? Just how does giving handouts stimulate the economy?
“While the principal purpose of these expenditures is to provide food to those hardest hit by these tough times, the purchases also provide a modest economic benefit,” Vilsack said in a statement Monday.
I have NO problem in giving a hand up to those in need. I have MAJOR issues at the handouts that have turned people into ‘welfare queens’……and kings. If there were jobs to be had, then these people would be able to earn the money to buy their own hams and canned fruit. Granted, there are many who are too freakin’ lazy to get off their asses and actually WORK to earn their keep, and those types seem to be Obama’s biggest fans.
Obama defended the broader impact of stimulus spending, saying that the ARRA was intended to “rebuild” the country better then he found it.
“[O]nce we clear away the wreckage, the real question is what we will build in its place. Even as we rescue this economy from a full-blown crisis, I have insisted that we must rebuild it better than before,” Obama said June 11.
That’s liberal speak for “I hate this country, and I’m going to destroy it!” I’ve yet to see this ‘better’ he speaks of. I see destruction of a once great and proud nation being reduced to rubble, and rebuilt as a socialist failure!
Want to know how bloomin’ incompetent our government really is? “$840 to “disassemble” one desk and “properly reassemble and relocate” 2 other desks in Reston, Va.” I know a lot of folks who could have “disassembled” one desk, and put a couple more together for a WHOLE lot less money. Did they have to hire outside desk assemblers for this one? Was no one in that office capable of following simple instructions, while on the clock? Evidently not.
…..politicians don’t know dick!
Get the gubmint OUT of the health care system!
That’s what it has been around this house since I got home Sunday evening. Two days of driving with kids in tow, and then trying to recouperate, only to turn around yesterday, and have to drive to Jackson to go bra shopping for Jr (no, they do not have her size at Wally World….sigh….), then drive another couple of hours to take her home. Honestly, I do not want to get behind the wheel of any vehicle again for a month. I can only dream.
I have to ask. Why are there so many driveways going nowhere on HWY 69? Seriously. There are tons of paved driveways, anywhere from just a few feet to a couple of hundred, that head straight into trees. Going nowhere. I’ve often wondered why they were there. We came up with a few theories, but it still doesn’t make a lot of sense.
While Ick is here, he’s got a ‘honey-do’ list a mile long. Hey….he’s young, he can do stuff we can’t anymore! We’re old, give us a break. One of the major reasons he came along was to bring my really cool yard swing, that wouldn’t fit in my 4 foot bed. I do NOT want to hear about my ‘immitation’ truck, or cruck, as the brat refers to it. Well, the Mr and Ick headed out to the man cave this morning to put it together, only to find, there were suppose to be TWO boxes, not just one. So, we just spent some time on the phone with the place where I bought it, politely telling them they better get that other box here ASAP! I’ve no doubt he and Short Person would like to go home eventually, and waiting around for the seat of a swing was NOT in their plans.
There is also some shelf building and perhaps little carpet ripping and tile laying in the bathroom in his very near future. Heh. Not to mention a little aid in finishing that bathroom project of removing wall paper and painting I started before the health went to hell in a hand basket. Poor guy!
But hey, look at it this way. He did learn how to make a pen last night.
With the public’s trust in his handling of health care tanking (50%-44% of Americans disapprove), the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass Obamacare: all Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftist bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible.
During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” President Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” (quote begins at 17:10)
This is a truly disturbing admission by the President, especially considering that later in the call, Obama promises yet again: “If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period.” How can Obama keep making this promise if he is not familiar with the health legislation that is being written in Congress? Details matter.
We are familiar with the passage IBD sites, and as we wrote last week, the House bill does not outright outlaw private individual health insurance, but it does effectively regulate it out of existence. The House bill does allow private insurance to be sold, but only “Exchange-participating health benefits plans.” In order to qualify as an “Exchange-participating health benefits plan,” all health insurance plans must conform to a slew of new regulations, including community rating and guaranteed issue. These will all send the cost of private individual health insurance skyrocketing. Furthermore, all these new regulations would not apply just to individual insurance plans, but to all insurance plans. So the House bill will also drive up the cost of your existing employer coverage as well. Until, of course, it becomes so expensive that your company makes the perfectly economical decision to dump you into the government plan.
President Obama may not care to study how many people will lose their current health insurance if his plan becomes law, but like most Americans, we do. That is why we partnered with the Lewin Group to study how many Americans would be forced into the government “option” under the House health plan. Here is what we found:
- Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the new public plan and, as a consequence, about 83.4 million people would lose their private insurance. This would represent a 48.4 percent reduction in the number of people with private coverage.
- About 88.1 million workers would see their current private, employer-sponsored health plan go away and would be shifted to the public plan.
- Yearly premiums for the typical American with private coverage could go up by as much as $460 per privately-insured person, as a result of increased cost-shifting stemming from a public plan modeled on Medicare.
It is truly frightening that the President of the United States is pressuring Congress in an all-out media blitz to pass legislation that he flatly admits he has not read and is not familiar with. President Obama owes it to the American people to stop making promises about what his health plan will or will not do until he has read it, and can properly defend it in public, to his own supporters.
- Thanks to a steep drop from conservative and moderate Democrats, a plurality of Americans (49%-47%) now disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the economy.
- The Mayo Clinic on the House health bill: “Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill … the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite. … The real losers will be the citizens of the United States.”
- According to Wall Street Bailout watchdog Neil Barofsky, the Obama Treasury Department has refused to give, or seek, answers about the use of bailout funds, while the total bailout commitment of the federal government has risen to $23 trillion.
- Thanks to Obama’s “sweeping agenda,” the lobbyists on K Street are “awash in cash.”
- The Senate health bill gives the Health and Human Services secretary the authority to develop “standards of measuring gender” — as opposed to using the traditional “male” and “female” categories — in a database of all who apply or participate in government-run or government-supported health care plans.
Global Governance – A One-World Government!
by J.D. Longstreet
Just a snippet:
It is important to understand that all this drama about the earth melting, etc, is nothing more that frightening theatre to hopefully scare you to death so you will not mind paying the world wide carbon taxes they are hell bent on levying on the entire planet. What we have here is – more socialism at work. When you clear all the smoke away, you readily see this is nothing more than the redistribution of the world’s wealth just as the Democrat/socialist are attempting to do at this very moment in the USA.
All of this in the US, in the UN, and all over the planet, is one big push to institute socialism on a planet-wide scale and in one fell swoop.
I have spoken with a number of people, (men AND women) over the past few months, and there is one thing we all have in common – and that is a feeling of “general unease.” It’s a feeling of impending disaster. It is a certain anxiety with an unspecified causation. In other words, we all share a feeling that something “bad” is about to happen. It seems folks around the globe share this “feeling.” Nobody knows why this anxiety exists or what it is about. Nevertheless, it is real and very widespread.
Read the whole post here! PLEASE!
There is a film titled “Not Evil, Just Wrong” that addresses the hoax of global warming. I have to disagree with the title. I do believe it is evil. Any time a small group of people wants total control over the entire planet, by any means possible, that is evil. We’ve seen many individuals throughout history try to do just that, mostly through subjugation, and mass murder……by any means necessary to achieve their goal.
Now, we have a larger group of people trying to do the very same thing, through propaganda of fear. These types rely on your inability, or unwillingness to find answers for yourself. And it seems to be working. Following along blindly, just because a few so called scientists use a skewed chart, does not make it truth.
I am a citizen of the United States of American. I am NOT a ‘citizen of the world’. I have very little in common with a large chunk of the rest of the planet, and I certainaly am not about to lap up the false preachings of the likes of algore or the Useless Numnuts. I believe in freedom. They do not.
This story made me smile…
Tyler Perry, the star, writer and producer of films such as “Madea Goes to Jail” and the television show “House of Payne,” could be adding philanthropist to his growing list of credits.
According to his publicist, Perry is sponsoring a Disney World trip for 65 Pennsylvania children at a largely minority day-care center after a swim club canceled pool privileges for the children.
“He wanted to do something nice for them and let them know that for every negative experience, there are people out there who want them to succeed regardless of the color of their skin,” said Keleigh Thomas, Perry’s publicist. She added the entertainer would be footing the bill for all transportation, hotel, admissions and food costs at the Florida theme park.
When Perry heard about the situation with the children in the highly publicized aftermath of the pool cancellation, he immediately wanted to help them, Thomas told CNN, adding that a trip to Disney World is definitely “better than the pool.”
“I am ecstatic for the children,” Alethea Wright, director of the Creative Steps day-care center, told CNN. Perry’s team extended the offer to her on Friday, she said. The Disney World stay will be from August 1 to 3, according to Perry’s Web site.
To read about the history of the situation, click the link above. This story ticked me off when I first heard of it…I’m glad the children are getting a positive experience.
In a statement posted Monday on his Web site, Perry summed up his feelings about the pool situation: “This made me so angry,” he wrote.
“This is awful, and for anyone that has grown up in the inner-city, you know that one small act of kindness can change your life,” he wrote, adding that with the trip to Disney World, “I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them. This is all about the kids.”
Well done sir, well done.
Don’t ya think it’s rather strange for someone with the name of “4 Christ” to leave a comment that is nothing more than the word ‘anus’, repeatedly? With an insertion of “Idigganus’?
No, if you’re checking, I did not approve your message. If you have something to say, say it, with some intelligence. Please.