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A woman from Los Angeles, who was a tree hugger, a liberal Democrat, and an anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA. There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree. As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her.
In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told him how she came to get all the splinters and that she was an environmentalist, a democrat, and an anti-hunter.
The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.
She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded, “What took you so long?”
He smiled and then told her, “Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a “recreational area” so close to a waste treatment facility.”
“I’m sorry, but due to ObamaCare they turned you down!”
Well, actually I got here (Wisconsin) early yesterday afternoon. But ya know, when ya get a couple of females in the same room, talking is involved, so I didn’t even bother to get my computer out of the suitcase. Heh. Not to mention, my nerves were frayed!
I hate driving through Chicago! What the blazes is wrong with those people? Some yahoo was doing at least 120 and missed my back end by inches. It’s a wonder I didn’t have a heart attack. And NO, I wasn’t just puttering along! I actually was keeping up with traffic. Speed limit….55. Most traffic moving at 70. Jeeeez! Why bother with the signs? Morons weaving in and out, barely fitting, running up people’s tail pipes. What’s the bloomin’ rush? Seems to me, folks would want to live to make it to their destination instead of wiping out themselves, and a LOT of others too. I just don’t get it! If that fool had hit me, we both would have been dead. *shakes head*
So, here I am, sitting in Chris‘ guest room, listening to Jamie weed whacking, or some such thing. Watching that woman wears me out. LOL How anyone can be so frantic and organized at the same time, I’ll never know……cuz I’m neither. I don’t know what she’s worried about….everything always turns out just fine, and if it doesn’t, no one cares. Heh. We love her anyways! I feel a bit guilty cuz I’m not really able to help her, but I’ve no doubt, if I was in her way, she’d run right over me. LOL THUD! Wouldn’t be a pretty picture.
It’s going to be a great afternoon, and there will be pictures, at some point, but in the meantime, I need a nap!
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. Term Limits – 12 years max, some possible options are below.
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms
2. No Tenure / No Pension
Members of Congress receive a salary while in office, that salary ends when they leave office.
3. Congress members (past, present & future) are to participate in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with all Americans.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Members of Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make the contract members of Congress enjoy, Congress made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS ! ! ! ! !
Shared by Chris from Racine via email.
…..to two of my favorite people!
Ok…enough of the sappy! Chris and the leaf blower are gonna think something is wrong with me!
Good friend and blogging bud, Chris from Racine‘s, dad had surgery not too long ago.
While initially we were told that Dad wouldn’t need follow up after the successful surgery, we have now learned that he has to have a 12 week course of intensive chemo. Starting Friday. Although I understand that they are deeming this necessary, it does not make me happy
Please keep Chris and the family in your thoughts and prayers!
UPDATE: After an extremely long, and stressful, afternoon for Chris and family, Dad came through with flying colors, and the docs believe they got it all!
An Israeli doctor said to a medical conference, “Medicine in my country is so advanced, we can take a kidney out of one person, put it into another and have him looking for work in six weeks!”
The German doctor stood up and said, “Well, medicine in my county is so advanced, we can take a lung out of one person and put it into another and have him looking for work in four weeks.
The Russian doctor got up and said “My country is even more advanced, we can remove half a heart from one person, put it into another and have them both looking for work in just two weeks.
Not to be outdone, the American doctor stood up and addressed the conference, “Well” he said “My country is so far advanced in medicine, we can take an asshole out of Chicago, put him in the White House, and have half the country looking for work in just 24 hours!”
Pssst!!! Hey – guess what? I have a new place!! You can visit my new home here. Don’t worry though – I’ll come back and visit!!
I cannot even begin to tell you how much this pisses me off.
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.
Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
While earmarks are hardly new in Washington, “in 30 years on Capitol Hill, I never saw Congress mangle the defense budget as badly as this year,” said Winslow Wheeler, a former Senate staffer who worked on defense funding and oversight for both Republicans and Democrats. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Defense Information, an independent research organization.
Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, called the transfer of funds from Pentagon operations and maintenance “a disgrace.”
“The Senate is putting favorable headlines back home above our men and women fighting on the front lines,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Wheeler said that senators took most of the cash for the projects from the “operations and maintenance” or O&M accounts.
“These are the accounts that pay for troop training, repairs, spares and supplies for vehicles, weapons, ships and planes, food and fuel,” Mr. Wheeler said.
Excuse me??? Are they serious?? Soooo…lemme get this straight. They are taking funds away from the men and women who are proudly serving this great country, and using them for pet projects so they can get headlines and pat themselves on the back? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
I simply don’t understand what is happening to this country. We have elected officials who are so far in their own little world, they are putting our troops at risk. This is not the country I grew up in, nor is it the country I want my child to grow up in. 2010 cannot come soon enough for me…we need to get these POS OUT!!!
There are some things in the world that are just impossible to fathom. And NO, I’m not talking about the Prez winning the Nobel Peace Prize for having done nothing. I’m talking about this…and I’m going to attempt to keep my language in check.
Forrest City, AR 10/08/09) Doctors have determined that a mentally challenged teenager is fit to stand trial for raping his eight day-old daughter.
Reginald Davis was 18 years old when police say he raped and beat his infant daughter in the mother’s Forrest City, Arkansas home. The newborn was rushed to the hospital September 1, 2008 after Davis visited the child and her mother. Doctors said the newborn had vaginal bleeding and a fractured skull. Police arrested Davis after the child’s 15 year-old mother said she took a shower and left Davis alone with his newborn.
Okay – we have an 18 year old getting a 15 year old pregnant. That in and of itself is against the laws of most states.
In a forensic report submitted to the court, doctors say he understands right from wrong. Under questioning, Davis told investigators different stories, but “finally admitted that he caused the injuries to his child”. He claimed he “accidentally penetrated the baby” and “accidentally dropped” her. At the time, Davis’ mother said her son was set up and that it’s not in his nature to hurt a child
Accidentally?? ACCIDENTALLY??? Tell me friends – how does one accidentally penetrate an 8 day old? I suppose he accidentally took off the diaper. Then he accidentally pulled down his pants. He then accidentally got aroused, and accidentally…Lord – I can’t even think about it.
“Whatever happened over there, I hope they just come out with the truth and tell it because all I know when I talked to him he said something about a baby and he didn’t do that,” said Jacqueline Smith.
According to the forensic report, Davis grew up in a violent home. Doctors say with an IQ of 59, the Special Ed student has “mild mental retardation”. Juvenile courts determined him delinquent and put him on probation for robbery. Experts say with his history, Davis may not have been prepared to care for a child.
“Have they been taught? Have they experienced what it is like to be cared for and have they been taught how to care for another person,” asks Nancy Williams of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.
WHAT??? Is this person actually making excuses for this abomination?? Seriously??? We’re talking an 8 day old baby here lady!!!
Davis has told investigators another man sexually assaulted his daughter. He is still behind bars and could go to trial next month. Despite Davis’ mental handicap, doctors think he knew sexual contact with a child was against the law.
Let’s gain a little perspective here folks. THIS is an 8 day old baby.
I don’t give a shit what someone’s IQ is, nor do I give a shit about their upbringing. Anyone who can do this to such a precious innocent is not fit to walk this earth.
I received this in an email – you may have seen it before, but it’s worth repeating…
Let me get this straight — Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it, and whose members are exempt from it, signed by a president who smokes in secret, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
As I knew she would, The Ol’ Broad has done quite a bit of posting on 9/11. For another view or two, take a gander over here. The Chad and I have each posted our thoughts, memories and views of that fateful day.
Please, never NEVER forget what happened that day eight years ago. We were attacked – pure and simple. Attacked on our own soil by those who put absolutely no value on human life.
Continued prayers to those families who lost loved ones in that attack.
I posted this comment yesterday on Facebook and Twitter:
“If I’m EVER gonna blog again, I gotta start getting angry!! My life must be much too content these days, which is a good thing for me, but a bad thing for blogging!!”
Well guess what? I’m angry!!
The Mexican family of an illegal immigrant shot after threatening a U.S. Border Patrol agent is suing the federal officer who pulled the trigger as well as the U.S. government.
The incident occurred in 2007 about 150 yards north of the Mexico-Arizona border between Bisbee and Douglas. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett apprehended a group of Mexican illegal aliens when one of them, Francisco Dominguez, became aggressive and attacked him with rocks. Fearing for his life, the federal officer shot Dominguez and killed him.
After meddling by the Mexican government, Corbett was charged with murder and the prosecution’s key witnesses were the illegal alien relatives—two brothers and a sister-in-law—that made the desert journey with the shot man. A Cochise County jury hung and prosecutors retried Corbett, but charges were dropped after the second jury hung.
This week Dominguez’s family in Mexico filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Tucson federal court claiming the border agent violated the illegal immigrant’s constitutional rights by using unlawful deadly force in the course of his duties as a U.S. government employee. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the lawsuit points out, the U.S. government is liable for a negligent or wrongful act of its employees.
The complaint further says that Corbett was very vocal about his “hatred of Mexicans” and that the U.S. Border Patrol should have known about the agent’s history of “ethnic hatred” before allowing him in the field. The agency’s negligent hiring practices essentially led to the illegal immigrant’s death, according to the complaint.
Violence along the border has escalated in the last few years as federal agents encounter heavily armed Mexican drug traffickers and human smugglers that attack them with weapons ranging from firearms to big rocks and Molotov cocktails—makeshift bombs made of a breakable container filled with flammable liquid. Prosecuting the federal officers who confront the danger in the course of guarding the nation’s borders seems rather bizarre.
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
The U.S. Government Employee violated an ILLEGAL immigrant’s constitutional rights?? WHAT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?!?!? When in the HELL will people, the courts included, realize that if you are in the country illegally, you should not HAVE any contitutional rights? Not only that, this POS started getting aggressive toward the patrol agent and the agent, in fear for his life and DOING HIS JOB, fired at him. And then, to add insult to injury, the patrol agent is prosecuted??
We’ve been seeing far too much of this lately. What kind of back-asswards country are we becoming when someone sworn to uphold the law is prosecuted for doing his job by trying to keep these scumbags out of our country? And then the scumbags and/or their families are afforded the same rights as those of a U.S. citizen??
Who in their right mind would want to become a border patrol agent with these scenarios hanging over them? Or is that the plan of the left? Hmmmmm…
Well, since the Ol’ Broad had the unmitigated gall to post some photos of me in this post, I thought I’d get her back!! If you want to see some more pictures from that awesome day, check this out. And yes, I will be posting more, but after my computer decided to reboot after spending oodles of time on that post, I decided to publish it and save some for Chili Time Part III. Besides, I don’t want to give everything up all at once!!
You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet both on this blog and the other blog. The reason for this is twofold. One, I’ve had a lot of stuff going on in my life recently, because YES – I DO have a life outside of cyberspace. Two, I’m just having a hard time getting worked up over current events. It seems like it’s the same crap, different day. Oh, I know that eventually something will get me worked up, but with everything else going on, it’s just not happening lately.
ANYWAY…the Chad has once again started podcasting. In the first part of this week’s podcast, Chad reflects on his wedding. I posted my thoughts on the wedding here. I enjoyed hearing the groom’s take on that wonderful day.
In the second part of the podcast, Chad opines on Cash for Clunkers. I really don’t have much to add to that because, as often happens, he pretty much said exactly what I think about the whole situation.
Go on – take a listen!!