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Archive for February 2012
Today was mostly uneventful…unfortunately. I was really hoping Brat Jr would pop that melon, being the 29th and all. sigh… BUT, according to the doc, he is moving down to where he will start making her life a living hell soon. *snicker* We also thought since had started dilating, she would have gone a wee bit more, but no….of course not.
Listening to the little bugger’s heartbeat made question all those people who want to be able to kill a child this far along. He’s a living being, a creation of God, and not disposable like just so much garbage. And on that note…
If the kid hasn’t made an appearance by the 11th, they will induce. I was kind of hoping I would be headed back home with loads of pictures and video of a tiny person by then. Ah well, I’m fairly sure the Mr will be able to handle things a bit longer….just in case.
One thing that rather bugs me….Rick Santorum is gonna be in Jackson on Friday. However, family trumps politics, even an election year as important as this.
12:30 PM – Jackson
313 S. Church St
Just in case, y’know. He’s also going to be in Memphis, too.
3:15 PM – Memphis
Parking lot on the corner of Poplar Ave. and Crestmere Pl.
176 Crestmere Pl
If anyone goes, takes pictures, K?
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, his publicist confirmed to Fox News.
“The only thing we can do is confirm that he has died of a heart attack at Indiantown, Florida this morning,” his rep Helen Kensick told Fox News. “We will have more later.
The local medical examiner released a statement Wednesday confirming that they had been notified of the singer’s death.
“The District 19 Medical Examiner’s office has been notified of the death of Mr. Davy Jones,” spokeswoman Rebecca Shortridge said. “We are currently evaluating whether or not the medical examiner’s office will take jurisdiction.”
Jones, who last performed Feb. 19 in Oklahoma, formed the Monkees in 1966 with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.
I’m feeling really old right now. I don’t think there was one girl way back when that didn’t have a ‘crush’ on Davy.
I think it had something to do with the accent. As best I can remember, I don’t think I bought that album. Album…that’s one of those very old, black vinyl things…round , stuck it on a ‘record player’ , and you could hear music coming out of the speakers. I know….weird, isn’t it.
It’s kind of disturbing to realize that your childhood memories, crushes, and heroes are dying off.
I have my doubts!
Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.
The Justice Department will defend against any legal challenge to the new Obama administration mandate to force employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, even if it goes against their conscience, Attorney General Eric Holder told a House subcommittee Tuesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services rule, part of Obamacare, violates the freedom of conscience for Catholics and other religious groups that expressed their objections to the mandate, opponents say. Already there is litigation asserting that the rule violates the First Amendment’s guarantee to free exercise of religion.
And may the REAL Force be with them! Isn’t it odd that Holder refused to prosecute what was clearly voter intimidation, but can’t be concerned that his boss’ plan murders children, and forces those who find such a practice abhorrent to pay for it? This is NOT about ‘women’s health’.
“I think I would respectfully disagree in the sense that I don’t think the rule that HHS promulgated was one that ran counter to the religious prohibitions that are contained in the First Amendment,” Holder said.
“That’s especially true looking at the compromise the president and Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius put in place,” Holder told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.
Wouldn’t you think that a lawyer would understand the U.S. Constitution better? You see, that document was written FOR the people, limiting what government can, and cannot do! The government cannot force a religion on the people, and they cannot force religions to go against their faith. Forcing religious organizations to violate their faith is violating their 1st Amendment RIGHT! The RIGHT that is God given. Forcing people to commit a sin? No…they do NOT have that power, as stated BY, not just the Constitution, but in a Book that was written long before they were a “gleam”, with the inspiration of the Hand of God. HE trumps Obama, Sebelius, Holder, and the other tools of evil.
President Barack Obama announced a change to the original rule that would have technically allowed religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals or schools to get an exemption from paying for these drugs, but instead require insurance to provide it for “free.” That so-called compromise would still require religious institutions to pay for insurance that provides the “free” services.
They really do think we’re all stupid. Apparently, it totally confounds them when they find out we are not! There is no such thing as “free”!
White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High
With the national average of gas prices hitting $3.65 a gallon, nearing $6 in some parts of the country, and poised to head even higher, America’s families are wondering when the bleeding at the pump will stop. But for Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, those steep prices aren’t even a concern. In fact, he says his goal is not to get the price of gasoline to go down.
Chu delivered those stunning remarks in testimony before Congress yesterday. When Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) asked Chu whether it’s his “overall goal to get our price” of gasoline lower, Chu said, “No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy.”
Brat has had this cat…well, she’s suppose to be Short Person’s, but that’s not important….since she was about 2 months old, and as the cat has been getting older, she’s been losing fur on her stomach. Well, now that it’s pretty much bald, guess what she had hidden under it! A bloomin’ tattoo!
Obviously, said feline wasn’t all that happy at being held in such a position, but oh well. Heh. The issue is…what in the world is that, and why would anyone tattoo a kitten’s stomach area? Can anyone tell what that is, and has anyone ever heard of tattooing a kitten? I’d guess that someone might do it as an identifying mark if the cat ever got lose, and lost, but since they’ve had the cat since she was itty bitty….just doesn’t make any sense.
A third student who was wounded in a shooting rampage at an Ohio high school died Tuesday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman.
The family of Demetrius Hewlin released a statement following his death.
“We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community,” Hewlin’s family said in a statement. “Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.”
Earlier Tuesday, Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna said during a news conference that 17-year-old Russell King Jr., who was airlifted to a hospital following the shooting, “has passed.”
Two other students were wounded in the shooting. Another student, 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, died hours after the shooting.
Rest in peace, young ones. Many prayers with the families and friends.
TICS employees have been receiving inquiries from some Tennessee FFL about whether we have heard anything about Wal-Mart intending to start selling handguns in March.
This morning I contacted the person in Bentonville, Arkansas who oversees Wal-Mart’s firearms program. Here is his response to my question (direct quote):
“We have no plans to sell handguns in any state in the near future (except for Alaska where we currently sell and have always sold handguns).”
So, if you have someone tell you Wal-Mart intends to sell handguns in Tennessee, you should realize they have no clue what they are talking about and MAY be blowing smoke at you for some ulterior motive.
British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”. There were over 600 entries.
The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative & be a compelling story. The winner was “Porcelain Unicorn,” from American director Keegan Wilcox.
It’s a story of the lifetimes of two people who are totally opposite, yet, very much the same – all told in less than 3 minutes.
You’ll see why it won.
Shared by Jerry.
NATO must remain focused on fostering stability in Afghanistan despite the protests and violence that have gripped the country following the burning of copies of the Koran on a NATO military base, the alliance’s head said on Tuesday.
Am I the only one who finds this mildly amusing, in a demented sort of way?
“Despite the tragedy of this incident and the challenges we face, we must not lose sight of our goal, a stable Afghanistan. That is in all of our interest; that must remain the focus of our shared effort,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during an alliance seminar in Washington.
The tragedy here is the ridiculous reaction of the the non leadership of the Pretender in Chief, and his minions. What shared effort? I can bet ya dollars to donuts that ‘stability’ in Afghanistan is a pipe dream. The best thing anyone could do, in the BEST interest of the rest of the world, and as a very strong message, is to bomb them back into their caves. I mean seriously, it’s a third world country, with a third world mind set, based in the 7th century.
The strategy of the United States and its NATO partners has been questioned in recent days, after the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book triggered widespread protests and two US officers were killed in an attack that took place within the Afghan Interior Ministry.
Well, I have been questioning their ‘strategy’ for quite a while m’self. I mean, after all, isn’t the purpose of a war is to actually…oh….I dunno…..WIN? Seems to me, the panty wastes have turned the finest military machine in the world into a bunch of babysitters for the most murderous thugs who use any excuse to beat up the other kids on the playground. In case those in Washington, and at NATO, aren’t aware….the purpose is to utterly DESTROY the enemy. Once they are completely vanquished, then you can play nice. Until then, you kill ‘em all, and let ‘allah’ sort ‘em out!
FYI….Barack Hussein Obama can take his apology and shove it where the sun don’t shine! This ol’ broad apologizes for NOTHING! Obama doesn’t speak for the majority of the American people, but Kira does! Burn the rest of those hateful propaganda books! Civilized people wouldn’t miss ‘em!
How Chrysler Can Actually Help Detroit
Did you know that there are no Volkswagen manufacturing plants in the Detroit area? Or Mercedes-Benz? Or Kia? Or Hyundai? Or BMW, for that matter? The Motor City has a well-earned reputation for having the greatest auto workers in the nation, yet honorable Michiganders largely build cars for only three companies.
Apart from having their cars assembled in Michigan, it turns out that those three companies have something else in common: the United Auto Workers union (UAW). It also turns out that every other car manufacturer has something in common, too: not wanting the UAW to do to them what it did to the Big Three.
Today, President Obama will address the UAW, and he should receive a rousing welcome. After all, his terms of the auto bailout richly rewarded his union allies at the expense of non-union employees and private investors, giving them, among other prizes, a very large stake of ownership in Chrysler. And together, they stand adamantly opposed to “right-to-work” laws that would empower the nation’s unemployed to find economic security with a non-union job.
Right-to-work legislation protects employees from being fired for not paying union dues. Without that protection, workers are forced to support a union financially even if they’d rather spend their hard earned dollars at home, if the union contract harms them, or if they’re opposed to the union’s agenda. And if they don’t, they lose their jobs. Obviously, when given the freedom of choice, many workers choose not to unionize.
Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Prescott, Arizona. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, ‘Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10 cents’. They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.
The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, “Come on in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, Gentlemen?”
There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men ordered a martini.
In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis… shaken, not stirred, and says, “That’ll be 10 cents each, please.”
The four men stare at the bartender for a moment… then look at each other. They can’t believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.
Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40 cents, please.”
They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far they have spent less than a dollar.
Finally one of the men says, “How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?”
“I’m a retired tailor from Phoenix ,” the bartender said, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime…wine, liquor, beer, it’s all the same.”
“Wow!!!! That’s quite a story,” says one of the men.
The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn’t help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who didn’t have drinks in front of them, and hadn’t ordered anything the whole time they were there. One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, “What’s with them?”
The bartender says, “Oh, they’re all old retired farts from Wisconsin. They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half price.”
Shared by the Mr.