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Yep, after not waking up till almost 10, and finally getting on the road at noon…had to get gas and such y’know….I finally got here in one piece. Well, sorta one piece. Left a bit of brain on the road after listening to some ‘best of’ a variety of talk shows on the Patriot channel. Yep…my head exploded!
I’m about as worn out as I can be, so it might take a month or so to get caught up. Heh. Just kidding.
Just an FYI, I’m halfway to Texas, and I’m exhausted. If I had a brain cell left, I could say a lot, but as I said…TUCKERED! I’m very close to where the explosion occurred yesterday, and a second one today. Folks are a bit shaken cuz it rattled the windows. Rather glad I didn’t leave yesterday.
However, I wanted to share a show I listened to this evening of my favorite talk guy, Mark Levin. Brilliant dude! I wish we had more like him….IN OFFICE! I tried to upload the show, but naturally, it was too big, so WordPress wouldn’t let me do it, and I have no idea how to cut it in half, or whatever, or load like some folks do. SO…. I would encourage y’all to go to this link, click on today’s show (14 June) and give a listen. The man scares the Ds, and quite a few Rs as well, which makes him a hero to me. But especially listen to the first guest, the lady from….ah shoot, can’t remember her name or the organization, but I’ve hear of her. One smart cookie. She’s in the first hour, but the whole show is VERY worth listening to!!! Download it, put it on your iPod, but LISTEN. Please?
Heather McDonald! Manhattan Institute! I remembered! WHOO HOO!
And, on that note, I’m going to take my meds, get comfy, and pretend I’m a zucchini until I have to get up, gulp coffee, and do it all over again, until I reach my destination.
Of course, my commenters are MUCH smarter!
Shared by Father D
A devout Arab Muslim entered a black cab in London.
He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because, as decreed by his religious teaching,
he must not listen to music because, in the time of the prophet, there was no music,
especially Western music which is the music of the infidel.
The cab driver politely switched off the radio, stopped the cab and opened the door.
The Arab Muslim asked him, “What are you doing?”
The cabbie answered, “In the time of the prophet, there were no taxis,
so piss off and wait for a camel!”
Shared by Ken the Cop!
In other words….real people answering real questions.
|1)||Given the circumstances surrounding Benghazi, the IRS and AP journalists do you think the Obama administration is lying to the American public?|
|96% voted: Yes, they are clearly lying about the events.|
|3% voted: No, they are telling the truth.|
|1% voted: Not Sure.|
|2)||Do you trust President Barack Obama?|
|3% voted: I trust Obama.|
|1% voted: I somewhat trust Obama.|
|96% voted: I do not trust Obama.|
|0% voted: Not Sure.|
|3)||Do you believe the Benghazi story was altered to protect the reputation of Hillary Clinton leading up the 2016 Presidential election?|
|89% voted: Yes, she is the front running democrat.|
|5% voted: No, talking points and stories have been embellished historically by all administrations.|
|5% voted: Not Sure.|
|4)||In the Watergate scandal, President Nixon used his personal power to subject his enemies to income tax audits. Do you think the current IRS scandal is Obama’s Watergate?|
|95% voted: Yes, Obama used the IRS to violate the rights of groups that are known to oppose him.|
|4% voted: No, the large volume of new tax exempt political groups that formed leading up to the election warranted a much closer look.|
|1% voted: Not Sure.|
|5)||The Attorney General subpoenaed the phone records of hundreds of AP journalists in the wake of a leak of classified information. Do you feel this was justified under the circumstances?|
|10% voted: Yes, classified information was leaked that could put American lives in Afghanistan in jeopardy; the source needs to be found.|
|87% voted: No, the subpoena demonstrates an abuse of power and reveals the current level of government snooping on American citizens.|
|3% voted: Not Sure.|
|6)||Which political party do you most closely align with philosophically?|
|3% voted: Democrat|
|32% voted: Republican|
|6% voted: Libertarian|
|29% voted: Tea Party|
|24% voted: Independent|
|4% voted: Other|
I don’t know about you, but I get the impression that folks just don’t trust Obama. DUH!!! Well, other than the Democrats, but then, most of them aren’t too bright anyway!
Shared by Father D…an oldie but goodie!
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff, spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that she had missed Janie.
“Janie, do you have a story to share?”
“Yes ma’am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit.
She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.
“Good Heavens,” said the horrified teacher. “What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?”
“Stay away from Mommy when she’s been drinking.”
Jerry sent me the link to this video this morning, and I thought it would be a terrific break from anything political! So cool!
Under the sea….”Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.”
I’ve never been scuba diving, but I have snorkeled a few times off Jamaica. Unfortunately, I didn’t have one of those oversized, expensive camera thingys to take pictures, but I can tell ya, it was pretty cool to see a whole different world under the water.
We might still be the ‘home of the brave’, but we are surely no longer ‘the land of the free’. For nearly 50 years, we have been the frog in the pot of slowly heated water. Someone has now turned the burner on high, and we are starting to boil.
At first, the intrusion into our lives was small and slow. Over time, apparently we got so use to these intrusions, we thought of them as normal, even though occasionally a few would speak out against such intrusions, no one seemed to take it seriously. They were called paranoid. In recent years, more have noticed the intrusions, and decided, “Hey…this just isn’t right!” But by that time, things had grown so out of control, no one was sure how to stop it.
Now, here we are, nearly 50 years later, and where are we? In the midst of the same type of tyranny that provoked our forefathers to fight a war for freedom. Many are ‘fighting’ the downward spiral, but not enough. Those who do, are being targeted as enemies, but when did being a supporter of the U.S. Constitution become a crime? At what point in our recent history?
Taking up arms against this tyranny shouldn’t be necessary. We have a much more effective weapon. It’s called the vote. Removing people from office who are not working in the best interest of the nation should be paramount, and there are a lot of them. Those who want to silence the people, those who wish to change our nation from a Republic to a socialist state, those who would deny us our God given, constitutional rights, and those who want to regulate us into poverty.
In order to stop our march into the cesspool, and elect constitutional representatives, it will take a great deal of money. It shouldn’t, but if you haven’t noticed, those who fit the description above are part of the 1%…extremely rich, with extremely wealthy backers. To fight against those who would destroy, donate to candidates who will turn the tide, in whatever means possible. We have had some success in this, but not nearly enough. In 2014, we must take the Senate away from the mealy mouthed, Obama lapdog who attacks those who stand up against tyranny, and increase our numbers in the House. Removing the entrenched career politicians won’t be easy, but it must be done, R and D alike!
This is a fight for our very lives, the lives of our children, grandchildren, and all future generations. I want my grandchildren to know the freedom I enjoyed as a child, that has been stripped away, little by little, until we are at this point. We are at a crossroads. It is up to us to decide which way we will travel in the future.
You may have seen this, but I had no choice… I HAD to post it!
Shared by Jerry.
People who donate to charities want their money to go where it will do the most good. Many so called charities aren’t doing what they are meant to do, and very little of your hard earned dollars go to help those in need. Here are several that are quite profitable non profits, for the head honchos:
I have no problem with a person earning a salary for the work done. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think a Rolls Royce is necessary for a “charitable” organization. After the 9/11 scandal, I stopped giving to Red Cross. Instead, I found a couple of organizations that actually HELP those in need with the dollars given. The Salvation Army really is an army of people who care for the people, not the money THEY get personally.
We use to give to all these organizations, but due to the economic cesspool we have found ourselves in, we are unable to give as much, or as often.
St Jude’s is another excellent organization! They actually save children’s lives at no cost to the families. Of course, when it comes to our vets, I give what little I can. Small payment for the large debt we all owe them!
Yes, ladies and gents….it’s that time of year again. Believe it or not, it IS May, and the first Saturday in May is the BIG day in horse racing. I was expecting to see snow this morning, but luckily, it didn’t get quite THAT cold…only down to 44, although I did have to turn the heater on, much to my chagrin. It’s a well known fact… I don’t much care for cold. I especially don’t care for it in May….in Tennessee….in the SOUTH! Hey….Algore….! Oh, wait a minute…this is caused by gorebal warming too, right? Whooops! I mean man made climate change.
Pfft! Change this ya over blown bag of hot air! Now that you’ve gotten disgustingly rich off starving people, are ya goin’ to Disney Land? You’ll notice we haven’t heard much from the lying sack in a while now.
Oh yeah…what was I saying? Ah…yes….Derby Day! Where the ladies wear some outrageous hats and many bet money on very expensive horseys. Ain’t they purdy! I love horses…one of God’s most beautiful creations. Haven’t ridden in years, and likely won’t ever again. sigh…
This past couple of weeks have been real humdingers, both politically, and personally. If you’ve been paying attention, more than I have, you will have noticed that we keep sliding into the maelstrom of insanity. Our dear leader was down there in Mexico, apologizing….. again. Why? Because Mexico has been taken over by drug lords, and supposedly, it’s OUR fault that people are dying. Really? We have forced the scum of the earth to murder innocent people? Does this dude live in the real world? Nope! Cuz evidently, he has completely zoned the fact that a LOT of those weapons being used were sent down there by HIS administration. No one is forcing the recipients to pull the triggers of those Fast & Furious weapons! The man child needs to remember for that one finger he is pointing towards the U.S., there are several pointing right back at him. I’m getting real damn tired of that loser SOB blaming the U.S. for all the ills of the world. What kind of POTUS does such a thing? Well, one that hates the U.S., of course!
Is Obama’s mouthpiece, Jay Carney, incapable of telling the truth, and not insulting our intelligence? Right up there with Hillary’s “What difference does it make!” is Carney’s “It was a long time ago.” 11 September 2012. Eight months was a long time ago? I’m fairly sure the families of those 4 murdered Americans don’t feel like it was ‘a long time ago’. Neither do the American people, who actually give a damn about muslim thugs murdering our citizens. Then again, let’s not rush to judgement, right? Funny how it’s those ‘few’, 20,799 attacks since 9/11/01, are the ones who are taking their cult book at face value, doing just as instructed by their prophet of hate. Hmmm… NO, Mr Warren, allah and God are NOT one in the same!
Has the lame stream media even noticed that there is a so called doctor on trial fro the murder of four human beings? It was seven, but for reasons I don’t understand, three of the charges were dropped. Yes, they said it was for the lack of evidence. I dunno…I’d say dead bodies were pretty good evidence, but I’m not a judge, so…. Apparently, NBC noticed…for a few seconds. Unfortunately, the Gosnell monster isn’t the only one who has a habit of letting babies born alive, after a botched in womb murder, die. Well, after all, even that clown in chief says it’s ok to let babies die.
The Dow may have broken a record high, with claims to be because of a positive jobs report, but that 7.5% unemployment doesn’t tell the REAL story. If you add up all the people who have stopped looking for work due to the lack of jobs in their area or the number of people who have gone from the welfare rolls to disability, which, of course, the BLS doesn’t count at all, the number is likely anywhere between 11% and 30%. I’d suggest not doing a Snoopy dance until we get some REAL economic recovery.
My goodness! Let’s not forget about the BIG, important news. Mediocre NBA player (1.1 ppg 2012-2013), Jason Collins, came “out of the closet“, so to speak, which warranted a phone call from Dear Leader himself! I find this rather interesting, since he couldn’t be bothered to even send an official representative to the funeral of Chris Kyle, an actual American hero, or to London for the funeral of an icon, Margaret Thatcher. Ya ever get the impression the clown has seriously skewed priorities?
For your of the day, we have this little tidbit. It seems that there are no cemeteries, in three states…so far, willing to take murderous muzzie thug, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Gosh. I’m crushed. Aren’t you? Yeah…I know…I should be more compassionate. ……………. Pfft!
Stepping away from the political zoo, the world lost a country music legend. Even if you aren’t a country music fan, if you’ve never heard the name George Jones, you must have been living under a rock, in a cave, on a different planet! Even I, who grew up listening to REAL rock, big band, and opera, knew who he was. I didn’t get into country until the 80s, when I moved to a small town in Texas, and that’s all ya heard, but I knew who he was before that time. I also quit listening to it when it became so “Top 40/Pop”. UGH! He got quite a send off!
Like I said, it’s been an unpleasant couple of weeks. Honestly, I’ve done my best to step away from politics because real life invaded my world. My daughter lost her ‘daddy’, my ex husband, to a very ugly and painful disease, and my concern about her well being has been paramount. I found out I have a cyst in my sinuses (??) that may, or may not, have to be removed. I learned I’ve got one more, rather serious, health issue to add to the pile of BS I already deal with on a regular basis. On the bright side, the doc doesn’t think that thing that’s growing on my leg is cancer, but is going to do a biopsy anyway.
We were suppose to go to the NRA shindig down in Houston this weekend, but as you can probably figure out on your own, life got in the way. I’ll be posting some of the videos later on. AND, if you are interested, they’ll be live streaming the BIG to do this evening…
I’ve also learned that there are some, who call themselves conservatives, who are just as bad, if not worse, than liberals. If you don’t agree, you get called ugly names. I thought we were above that sort of thing. Guess not. Immaturity obviously comes in all shapes, sizes, and political persuasions.
Now, the news media will spend days trying to determine why these men did what they did in Boston. They will want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They will want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something unlawful. The media will be in a tissy about the new era of home grown radicals and about how they could live among us and still hate us.
Here in Oklahoma, I have rattlesnakes on my place. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes because a rattlesnake will bite me and inflict me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me. It will bite me because it is a rattlesnake and that is what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so that I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me…I just kill them.
I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me (b) I already know that they live on my place… I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one. I don’t look for ways that I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non poison rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion I kill a rat snake, because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know that for every rattlesnake that I kill, two more lurk out there. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No! Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them their fair justice….I kill them.
Maybe as a country, we should give more credit to the jihadist just being a rattlesnake! Just like the rattlesnake the only good jihadist is a dead jihadist. When I see one on my porch, in my barn or wherever I will kill it…..I hope you will do the same.
Shared by Jerry.
I baked! Yep…the ol’ broad actually broke down and used the oven. It was quite a daunting experience. First, I had to find the oven. Turns out, it’s in the kitchen, right near the freezer microwave! Who knew!! Not only did I bake once…I baked TWICE! Ok, so I made basically the same thing, but the first was didn’t quite turn out as promised, so I did it again, with some improvisation of my own. The first one tasted ok, just wasn’t…you know…that tasty.
So, as promised to Billy, here is cobbler #1:
And yes, we did dip into it to see if it was ok. I’m not dead, or barfing or anything, so it must be ok.
And, cobbler #2:
Since I’m taking to a friend’s house (her mom died), I’m a little leery of dipping my spoon in there, and will just pray it doesn’t kill anyone. Not too sure what to do about that dusty looking stuff. Got some whipped creme too, so maybe that’ll cover it up? And NO, it didn’t come off the pan. Bought some of those aluminum thingys you can throw away.
I’m snooping, and see an email notification of about Hardin County TN. I don’t think I’ve seen more than 2 or 3 planes….teeny weeny ones, mind you…flying over the area in the entire time we’ve lived here. So, why, pray tell, is the federal government, aka US, as in taxpayers, country wide, giving a grant to a itty bitty airport that barely does any business? I mean, it can’t be a big grant, since there are six of them, but still…it’s our money, and I’d really like to know. If the county wants to makes some repairs or some such, shouldn’t the county, or whoever uses that airport pay for ‘em? Just a thought. If any one has a clue, please let me know!
Six Tennessee Airports Receive Aeronautics Grants
Six Tennessee airports will be getting federal and state aeronautics grants totaling more than $281,000.
The state Transportation Department announced last week that grants will be going to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, McGhee Tyson in Knoxville, General DeWitt Spain in Memphis, Millington Regional Jetport, Savannah-Hardin County Airport and Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville.
The grants are made available through the department’s aeronautics division.
It administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of the state’s public aviation system.
– The Associated Press