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Archive for 1 May 2012
After getting my hair whacked and my fur ripped early this afternoon, I had about an hour to piddle away before my doc’s appointment. Ducked into the grocery store, picked up a few things for my road trip, and still had 40 minutes to kill. So, I decided to stop at the discount shoe place a lady suggested yesterday while I was down in Corinth. I’d been in there a few times, but never found what I like in my size, or anything in my size that I liked. Figured…what the heck…what was I going to do, spend even more time waiting in a doctor’s office than was absolutely necessary? After yesterday’s ordeal, wasn’t gonna happen.
So, I popped in there, found some cute sandals, but nothing that totally grabbed me. Then, I noticed they had opened up a little clothes area. Being the nosy person I am, and still having time to kill, I wandered over to snoop. Found some camo britches, but they were too heavy, so I continued to look around. That’s when I saw it, and my enjoyment of wandering was killed.
So, I made it to my doc’s appointment, only to end up waiting about 45 minutes. Well, that wasn’t as bad as the wait I had yesterday down at the heart doc’s. I could have done some serious shopping during THAT wait. Finally, got in, did the prep stuff…BP perfect, temp normal, pulse a little high, but shoot, wouldn’t yours be?
After all the nonsense we’ve had to deal with the last couple of years, now my thyroid is ‘slowing down’? Seriously? What the heck does that mean! *shakes head* Well, it means unexplained weight gain, which of course, chaps my hide since I’ve been working really hard to actually LOSE. AND, what little metabolism I had, has decreased. Oh joy. She wants to do a blood test in a couple of months, to make sure it’s not cancer or a tumor. She doesn’t think so, but she was actually more concerned about my ability to pay for the tests since my insurance so seriously sucks, than actually doing the tests. Oh, fer petes sake. Like one more medical bill is gonna make a difference? Well, that’s ok, I don’t have enough time for that right now anyway. AND…to add insult to injury, evidently, I cracked my tailbone (again) when I flew backwards last week. Nothing they can do about that though. It’ll just have to heal….sllloooooowwwwlly…by itself. Just suppose to be cautious. I can do cautious. If laziness was considered a disability, I’d be living off YOUR tax money. Heh.
My daughter walked into the living room and said “Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget college tuition, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out of the window; take my TV, iPhone, iPod, and my laptop. Please take any of my jewelry to the Salvation Army or Cash Converters. Then sell my car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then disown me and never talk to me again. And don’t forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to anyone who wants it.”
Well, she didn’t put it quite like that…she actually said: “Dad, meet my new boyfriend, Mohammed. We’re going to work together on President Obama’s reelection campaign.”
Shared by Sharon.
The group of five alleged anarchists who authorities say plotted to blow up a bridge outside of Cleveland in commemoration of the Occupy “May Day” protests switched their plans several times and were suspicious that the undercover agent who sold them fake explosives was, in fact, a cop.
….there could still be seven of ‘em! I had hopes, after a few days of their absence. I should have known better! You’ll notice, of course, that Mrs Peacock has returned as well. sigh….
I HATE THOSE FREAKIN’ BIRDS!
Well, today is May 1. For most people, it’s just another spring day. For others, it’s an excuse to destroy. In San Fransisco, they got their ‘party’ started a wee bit early.
From Gateway Pundit:
Democrat endorsed #Occupy protesters destroyed property and busted out windows in a march last night in San Francisco.
So, consider that statement, and check this tidbit linked from Yahoo -
“Many in the Occupy movement are blaming outsiders and “Black Bloc” anarchists who have a habit of hijacking peaceful protests for the own purposes. Unfortunately, most regular citizens won’t know or care to make the distinction — particularly if they wake to find their automobiles destroyed.”
Rather amusing in a way. Not amusing in a haha way, but amusing that even though the evidence is overwhelming of the criminal activity within the so called occupiers groups, they continue to deny any connection, and have been compared to the Tea Party. What’s the score on the rapes, thefts, vandalism, and even murder within the Tea Party groups now? Oh…that’s right……………ZERO! The occupests can’t say the same, can they.
Sending banks envelopes of white power, even though found to be non-toxic, really isn’t the mark of a ‘peaceful’ organization, is it. Included with their little gift:
“This is a reminder that you are not in control,” said a message that arrived with the envelopes. “Just in case you needed some incentive to stop working we have a little surprise for you. Think fast you have seconds.”
Nice people, eh? What we have here is serious domestic terrorists, yet the leftists (read socialists/communists) are hailing this bunch as grass roots, and admire their actions. Really? Speaks volumes for our so called leaders, doesn’t it. Yep…grass roots alright….funded by big leftard/socialist/nazi George Soros, among many other left wing American haters. I know I can’t be the only one who sees the irony of ‘protesting greed‘ by the greediest bunch of pond scum there is…those who want to take from those who actually EARN, spread it among themselves, and maybe share with others of their ilk….the do nothing, give me all your money, thieves.
These are Obama people! “Forward“! Right. Oh, I mean, left. They share the same values, or lack of.
- It is quite obvious to me that few in the Obama administration, if any, are familiar with crucifixion.
Crucifixion was not only one of the most disgraceful forms of death, it was one of the most dreaded methods of execution in the ancient world. Accounts of crucifixions are recorded among early civilizations, most likely originating with the Persians and then spreading to the Assyrians, Scythians, Carthaginians, Germans, Celts and Britons. This type of capitol punishment was primarily reserved for traitors, captive armies, slaves and the worst of criminals. (source)
We bandy about words to the point where they lose all meaning. One good example would be ‘racism’, a word so overused, and misapplied, it has lost much of it’s impact. For the Obama administration to use the word crucify in relation to energy, particularly the gas and oil industry, is totally mind boggling.
Obama’s Crucifixion of “Big Oil”
If it ever was a secret, it’s not a secret any longer: The Obama Administration is on a vindictive campaign to injure America’s oil and gas industry. The proof materialized last week when video of an Environmental Protection Agency official revealed the White House’s vicious attitude toward the very industries that supply the American people a reliable, affordable energy source. Yesterday, that official fell on his sword and resigned to spare the president any further embarrassment from the truth he disclosed.
Last week, Heritage’s Lachlan Markay reported on a video showing EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz describe his agency’s “philosophy of enforcement” with respect to the regulation of oil and gas companies — likening it to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission. With a wry smile, Armendariz detailed the joy with which the EPA inflicts punishment on the disfavored industries:
It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer the villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere and they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.
Lest there be any doubt, it’s worth reiterating the point — according to Armendariz, the EPA views its enforcement efforts as a violent crucifixion used to strong arm companies into submission. The Constitution bars cruel and unusual punishment, but evidently that doesn’t apply to the axe-wielding EPA when it comes to enforcing regulations.