December 31, 2009



May you be blessed by the deity of your belief, and may the new year bring you health, happiness, and prosperity (unless your a Socialist in the Obama Administration,but I repeat myself, in which case, PLEASE, put yourself out of our misery !).

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government programs 2010

Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Democrats have decided to implement a scheme to
put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced

Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early

A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings
for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much S.H.I.T. (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of S.H.I.T. they give our citizens.

Should you feel that you do not receive enough S.H.I.T. , please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who hasbeen trained to give you all the S.H.I.T. you can handle.

The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives

PS - - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.

H/T to Richard

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Childhood Wisdom

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small..

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.

The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'

The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.


A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'

The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'


A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to 'honour' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'


One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, 'Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?'

Her mother replied, 'Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.'

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, 'Mommy, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?'


The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

'Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Susan, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.'

A small voice at the back of the room rang out, 'And there's the teacher, she's dead.'

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, 'Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.'

'Yes,' the class said.

'Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?'

A little fellow shouted,
'Cause your feet ain't empty.'


The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

'Take only ONE . God is watching.'

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, 'Take all you want.. God is watching the apples..'

H/T to Nancy

Laugh today and let not your cares drag you down, for tomorrow is never guaranteed.

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December 30, 2009

Idiocy in Ill.

Yeah, NO one could see any problem with this policy !

After all these cons must have been rehabilitated, right?

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Commander-in-chief in Hawaii.

Caddy: Sir, the secret service guy said to tell you that a suicide bomber tried to blow up a U.S. airliner!

CIC: So, what do you think?

Caddy: About what sir?

CIC: Does this putt break left or right?

It would be a lot funnier if it wasn't so damned close to the truth....

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Now can we impeach the bastard? pResident Obama has waived YOUR rights under the 4th Amendment to a foreign power. He has given that agency immunity from any of the checks and balances provided you under our Constitution against undue police powers.

By this act, he has abrogated his sacred oath to "Protect and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. THAT is unequivocally an act of treason. The Impostor in Chief should be immediately removed from office, tried, and when convicted, executed. Treason by a high official in time of war has always been an automatic death sentence under our judicial system historically, and I see no justification to change that now.

I believe the traditional sentence is death by for me.

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If George W Bush was an idiot...

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how he inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 5 months -- so you'll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

H/T Rurik

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December 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Can anyone tell me what dangerous subversive made the following quote?

"As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is powerful, dangerous and relentless, I refer of course to the federal government."

The University of Marquette made a student take the quote off of her dorm room door, stating that it was "patently offensive". A political quote is offensive and thus should be censored ?!? What have our Universities and other centers of higher learning become? Obviously they are no longer the bastions of debate and free thought that they traditionally were thought to be.

If you are interested in what is going on in Academia these days, you might want to check out FIRE , the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Some of abuses that FIRE has gotten involved in, helping students and faculty fight against in their schools will really shock you, assuming you are not already a brain dead adherent of PC or a Democrat (I know, I repeat myself)

Seems a lot of Higher Education Schools have forgotten that they are supposed to be in the business of teaching their students HOW to think; rather they are engaged in trying to force their students WHAT to think.

The quote is by humorist Dave Barry btw. Guess it's really true that Humor is a high form of radicalism!

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Will YOU be a Johnny Today?

I saw this over at Wild Things site today and I just HAD to pass it on.

We are so wrapped up in the big issues that sometimes we forget a simple truth; just one person CAN make a difference, just by being themselves and giving of themselves, just because it's the right thing to do.

It can be as simple as a kind word, or maybe just a smile; in the spirit of giving of oneself with no thought for recompense, but simply to make another human being feel special for just that one small moment of time.

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Newfie Humor

Sir I think you got a circle fly there, and he's like "sir, whats a circle fly?" and he said "back home in Newfoundland, there's a fly that always buzzes around a horses ass, and its a circle fly" and he said "Are you sayin my face looks like a horses ass?" he said "noooo sir but ya can't fool the ol' circle fly"

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December 26, 2009

Wine = Health ?


To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...
And those who don't.

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials,
Scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
1 liter of water each day,
At the end of the year we would have absorbed
More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria
Found in feces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop..

We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
(or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor)
Because alcohol has to go through a purification process
Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Water = Poop,
Wine = Health.
Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid,
Than to drink water and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:
I'm doing it as a public service!

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December 25, 2009

The Filling Station

I've posted this before, but I think it's the best thing to put up on this day of all days. It's always been a great inspiration to me and, now, I hope, for you.

May you be blessed by all you deem Holy.


The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas
Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife
had passed away. He had no decorations, no tree, no
lights. It was just another day to him. He didn't
hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to
celebrate. There were no children in his life. His
wife had gone.

He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been
falling for the last hour and wondering what it was
all about when the door opened and a homeless man
stepped through. Instead of throwing the man out,
George, Old George as he was known by his customers,
told the man to come and sit by the space heater and

"Thank you, but I don't mean to intrude," said the
stranger. "I see you're busy. I'll just go"

"Not without something hot in your belly," George
turned and opened a wide mouth Thermos and handed it
to the stranger. "It ain't much, but it's hot and
tasty. Stew. Made it myself. When you're done
there's coffee and it's fresh."

Just at that moment he heard the "ding" of the
driveway bell. "Excuse me, be right back," George

There in the driveway was an old 53 Chevy. Steam was
rolling out of the front. The driver was panicked.

"Mister can you help me!" said the driver with a deep
Spanish accent. "My wife is with child and my car is

George opened the hood. It was bad. The block looked
cracked from the cold; the car was dead. "You ain't
going in this thing," George said as he turned away.

"But mister. Please help...."The door of the office
closed behind George as he went in. George went to
the office wall and got the keys to his old truck, and
went back outside. He walked around the building and
opened the garage, started the truck and drove it
around to where the couple was waiting.

"Here, you can borrow my truck," he said. "She ain't
the best thing you ever looked at, but she runs real

George helped put the woman in the truck and watched
as it sped off into the night. George turned and
walked back inside the office.

"Glad I loaned em the truck. Their tires were shot
too. That 'ol truck has brand new tires........"
George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the
man had gone. The thermos was on the desk, empty with
a used coffee cup beside it.

"Well, at least he got something in his belly," George
thought. George went back outside to see if the old
Chevy would start. It cranked slowly, but it started.
He pulled it into the garage where the truck had been.
He thought he would tinker with it for something to
do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered
the block hadn't cracked, it was just the bottom hose
on the radiator.

"Well, I can fix this," he said to himself. So he put
a new one on. "Those tires ain't gonna get 'em
through the winter either." He took the snow treads
off of his wife's old Lincoln. They were like new and
he wasn't going to drive the car.

As he was working he heard a shot being fired. He ran
outside and beside a police car an officer lay on the
cold ground. Bleeding from the left shoulder, the
officer moaned, "Help me." George helped the officer
inside as he remembered the training he had received
in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed

"Pressure to stop the bleeding," he thought. The
laundry company had been there that morning and had
left clean shop towels. He used those and duct tape
to bind the wound.

"Hey, they say duct tape can fix anything'," he said,
trying to make the policeman feel at ease. "Something
for pain," George thought. All he had was the pills
he used for his back. "These ought to work." He put
some water in a cup and gave the policeman the pills.

"You hang in there. I'm going to get you an
ambulance." George said, but the phone was dead.
"Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there
talk box out in your police car."

He went out only to find that a bullet had gone into
the dashboard destroying the two way radio. He went
back in to find the policeman sitting up.

"Thanks," said the officer. "You could have left me
there. The guy that shot me is still in the area."

George sat down beside him. "I would never leave an
injured man in the Army and I ain't gonna leave you."
George pulled back the bandage to check for bleeding.
"Looks worse than what it is. Bullet passed right
through 'ya. Good thing it missed the important stuff
though. I think with time your gonna be right as

George got up and poured a cup of coffee. "How do you
take it?" he asked.

"None for me," said the officer.

"Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city." Then
George added: "Too bad I ain't got no donuts."

The officer laughed and winced at the same time. The
front door of the office flew open. In burst a young
man with a gun.

"Give me all your cash! Do it now!" the young man
yelled. His hand was shaking and George could tell
that he had never done anything like this before.

"That's the guy that shot me!" exclaimed the officer.

"Son, why are you doing this?" asked George. "You
need to put the cannon away. Somebody else might get

The young man was confused. "Shut up old man, or I'll
shoot you, too. Now give me the cash!" The cop was
reaching for his gun.

"Put that thing away," George said to the cop. "We
got one too many in here now."

He turned his attention to the young man. "Son, it's
Christmas Eve. If you need the money, well then,
here. It ain't much but it's all I got. Now put that
pee shooter away."

George pulled $150 out of his pocket and handed it to
the young man, reaching for the barrel of the gun at
the same time. The young man released his grip on the
gun, fell to his knees and began to cry.

"I'm not very good at this am I? All I wanted was to
buy something for my wife and son," he went on. "I've
lost my job. My rent is due. My car got repossessed
last week..."

George handed the gun to the cop. "Son, we all get in
a bit of squeeze now and then. The road gets hard
sometimes, but we make it through the best we can."

He got the young man to his feet, and sat him down on
a chair across from the cop. "Sometimes we do stupid
things." George handed the young man a cup of coffee.
"Being stupid is one of the things that makes us
human. Comin' in here with a gun ain't the answer.
Now sit there and get warm and we'll sort this thing

The young man had stopped crying. He looked over to
the cop. "Sorry I shot you. It just went off. I'm
sorry officer."

"Shut up and drink your coffee." the cop said.

George could hear the sounds of sirens outside. A
police car and an ambulance skidded to a halt. Two
cops came through the door, guns drawn.

"Chuck! You ok?" one of the cops asked the wounded

"Not bad for a guy who took a bullet. How did you
find me?"

"GPS locator in the car. Best thing since sliced
bread. Who did this?" the other cop asked as he
approached the young man.

Chuck answered him, "I don't know. The guy ran off
into the dark. Just dropped his gun and ran."

George and the young man both looked puzzled at each
other. "That guy works here," the wounded cop

"Yep," George said. "Just hired him this morning.
Boy lost his job."

The paramedics came in and loaded Chuck onto the
stretcher. The young man leaned over the wounded cop
and whispered, "Why?"

Chuck just said, "Merry Christmas, boy. And you too,
George, and thanks for everything."

"Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there.
That ought to solve some of your problems." George
went into the back room and came out with a box. He
pulled out a ring box.

"Here you go. Something for the little woman. I
don't think Martha would mind. She said it would come
in handy some day."

The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond
ring he ever saw. "I can't take this," said the young
man. "It means something to you."

"And now it means something to you," replied George.
"I got my memories. That's all I need."

George reached into the box again. A toy airplane, a
racing car and a little metal truck appeared next.
They were toys that the oil company had left for him
to sell. "Here's something for that little man of

The young man began to cry again as he handed back the
$150 that the old man had handed him earlier. "And
what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with?
You keep that, too. Count it as part of your first
week's pay." George said. "Now git home to your

The young man turned with tears streaming down his
face. "I'll be here in the morning for work, if that
job offer is still good."

"Nope. I'm closed Christmas day," George said. "See
ya the day after."

George turned around to find that the stranger had
returned. "Where'd you come from? I thought you left?"

"I have been here. I have always been here," said the
stranger. "You say you don't celebrate Christmas.

"Well, after my wife passed away I just couldn't see
what all the bother was. Puttin' up a tree and all
seemed a waste of a good pine tree. Bakin' cookies
like I used to with Martha just wasn't the same by
myself and besides I was getting a little chubby."

The stranger put his hand on George's shoulder. "But
you do celebrate the holiday, George. You gave me
food and drink and warmed me when I was cold and
hungry. The woman with child will bear a son and he
will become a great doctor.

The policeman you helped will go on to save 19 people
from being killed by terrorists. The young man who
tried to rob you will become a rich man and share his
wealth with many people.

That is the spirit of the season and you keep it as
good as any man."

George was taken aback by all this stranger had said.
"And how do you know all this?" asked the old man.

"Trust me, George. I have the inside track on this
sort of thing. And when your days are done you will
be with Martha again." The stranger moved toward the

"If you will excuse me, George, I have to go now. I
have to go home where there is a big celebration

George watched as the man's old leather jacket and his
torn pants turned into a white robe. A golden light
began to fill the room.

"You see, George, it's My birthday. Merry Christmas."

Author Unknown

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December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

With all the PC ruckus that we go through every year, with the A.C.L.U. or some other group trying to file lawsuits against either a town, state, or the federal government itself about some perceived bias by that entity towards Christianity; it's interesting to note that, in Israel, the people/government seem to have no problem with the Christmas season, OR IT'S BEING CELEBRATED by Christians. In fact, they have set aside valuable arable land for the express purpose of ensuring that Christian families and entities such as embassy's and monasteries have the opportunity to be able to celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree.

The Israeli government is certainly not in the business of promoting Christianity over any other religion, but they recognize the value of traditions, and people celebrating their own traditions.

If a Jewish secular government can see it's way clear to helping people of a different faith celebrate their traditional holiday; shouldn't our government at least stay out of people celebrating the holidays as they wish?

WHY should a tiny minority dictate what is allowed on the common ground?
WHY should we kowtow to the ultra-delicate sensibilities of the too easily offended?
WHY should we fore-go our own traditions and yet still hold up traditions alien to us as sacrosanct ?

We need to learn to tolerate ALL traditions as valuable to their adherents. NOT as a PC form of obeisance to sensibilities, but because it is one of the basic tenets of our Republic as it was planned out by the Founders; Religious freedom for ALL, not just the fad cause du jour.

They never envisioned freedom FROM religion; indeed many of the Founders stated that the form of government they had initiated could not prosper unless it was tended by a religious and a moral people. In that era, and in this locale; most people were Christian. They belonged to many different sects, but they held a common belief in Christ. Today, we have many more belief systems competing for the soul of the population, but the beauty of the system the Founders put in place is that, as long as ALL are respected, ALL are equal in the eyes of the state.

That is what the A.C.L.U. and atheist organizations have forgotten in their drive to eradicate any hint of religion from the town square, in their fervor they are placing their own beliefs above any other, in the name of "not being offended".

(note, yes I know this link is a year old, but I have it on good authority that the program is still intact, and they expect to give out almost 3,000 trees this year.)

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December 23, 2009


In the vein of Jeff Foxworthy's redneck indicators, "you may be a Taliban if":

1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.

3. You have more wives than teeth.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean."

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

10. You've always had a crush on your neighbor's goat.

11. Your cousin is president of the United States

Allah Akbar, ya'all!

(worth a know who's a target by their response.... :) )

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December 22, 2009

The Precipice


Obama is leading the Lemmings over the cliff with his insistence on a "health care", ANY health care bill being passed before the end of the year. The monstrosity that is before the Senate at the moment has very little to do with health, and certainly doesn't demonstrate any care for the American people.
It is nothing but a naked power grab by the Elitists of the far Left.

We have an election coming up next year: if WE the People wish this to remain a free Republic, it behooves us to ensure that EVERY single incumbent is voted out of office.

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. No matter what Party affiliation.

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December 17, 2009

A Friend in Need

I'm behind the curve on this one(Thanks Nicki !), and I have decided that I won't go "silent" (as if this blog matters, in any case).

A number of MilBloggers have decided to "go silent" for at least one day to bring attention to the importance of their contribution to our national discussion on military affairs and the current Administrations' handling of them.

It is also in support of a good Friend, CJ Grishom of A Soldiers Perspective.I wrote a post about the plight CJ is currently embroiled in October.

Folks, matters have gotten worse and CJ needs all the help he can get. If you can find it in your heart to help out one the real GOOD GUYS please donate whatever you can, no matter how small. I know just how tough financial times are for everyone, but EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. helps.

Find it in your heart to do whats right, even if it stings a little in your finances. It's time to put our money where our mouths are.

Grisham Legal Fund
c/o Redstone Federal Credit Union
220 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35893
Please write "Grisham Legal Fund" in the memo line.

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Quote of the Day

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world,
is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
- Ronald Regan

We need to remember this fact and try to live up to it, especially in times such as these, when freedom is being assaulted by our own government.

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The Christmas Carol

So here is your history lesson for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

See? History can be fun!


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Words Of Wisdom

Clint Smith, Director of Thunder Ranch, is part drill instructor, and part
stand-up comic (Thunder Ranch is a firearms training facility in Arizona ).

Here are a few of his observation on tactics, firearms, self defense and
life as we know it in the civilized world.

"The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if

"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way.."

"Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. You may get killed
with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause it's
going to be empty."

"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin', you
should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off
and put it on a stick."

"When you reload in low light encounters, don't put your flashlight in your
back pocket.. If you light yourself up, you'll look like an angel or the
tooth fairy... and you're gonna be one of 'em pretty soon."

"Do something. It may be wrong, but do something."

"Shoot what's available, as long as it's available, until something else
becomes available."

"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If
you have a gun, what in the hell do you have to be paranoid for."

"Don't shoot fast, unless you also shoot good.."

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work, but
I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much
the universal language."

"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems.. How long you live
depends on how well you do it."

"You cannot save the planet but you may be able to save yourself and your

"Thunder Ranch will be here as long as you'll have us or until someone makes
us go away, and either way, it will be exciting."

More Excellent Gun Wisdom.......

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important
than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just
kill you.

2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3. I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.

4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter
recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do
you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on
his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?' 'No ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
brought my rifle.'

8. Beware of the man who only has one gun, because he probably knows how to
use it very well.

9. If you’re leaving scorch-marks, you need a bigger gun.

10. That which does not kill you has made a tactical error.

11. There is no ‘overkill.’ There is only ‘open fire’ and ‘time to reload.’

'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but
because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.

If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, you ought to take these words of wisdom to heart. Learn them,believe them,and live them. Most especially the last one.

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December 16, 2009

Bubba & Billy Joe

Now a little humor to lighten things up.

Bubba and Billy Joe are walking down the street, and they see a sign on a store which reads,
"Suits $5.00 each, shirts $2.00 each, trousers $2.50 each.

Bubba says to his pal, " Billy Joe, Look here! We could buy a whole gob of these, take ' em back to E'town , sell ' em and make a fortune. Just let me do the talkin ' cause if they hear your accent, they might think we ' re ignorant, and not wanna sell that stuff to us. Now, I ' ll talk in a slow Ohio drawl so's they don't know we is from Kentucky ."

They go in and Bubba says with his best fake Ohio drawl, "I'll take 50 of them suits at $5.00 each, 100 of them there shirts at $2.00 each, 50 pairs of them there trousers at $2.50 each. I ' ll back up my pickup and....."

"The owner of the shop interrupts, "Ya'll from Kentucky , ain't ya?"

"Well...yeah," says a surprised Bubba. "How come ya'll knowed that?"
"Because this is a dry cleaners"

H/T to Catfish

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Is the NWO Here?


The Copenhagen Conference is all about trying to determine the real story about "climate change", isn't it? WRONG!

It's about imposing a One World Government on Earth. What Hitler or Stalin couldn't do by force of arms, these "leaders" are going to impose by "international treaty".

This is what dEar Leader meant by "Hope" and "Change". He is a "plant" backed up by by Globalists such as George Soros to help in implementing their agenda. And 52% of YOU helped them in their quest of Global Domination.

Ten years ago, people who warned about a coming new world order bossed by a global government were called paranoid conspiracy theorists. Is the march towards a one world government still a conspiracy theory, even as its architects openly announce its implementation?

Ban Ki-Moon, president of the U.N. says: "We will establish a global governance structure to monitor and manage the implementation of this." (a global tax on GDP and financial transactions)

“We need to have a very strong, robust, binding political deal that will have an immediate operational effect. This is not going to be a political declaration, just for the sake of declaration. It is going to be a binding political deal, which will lead to a legally binding treaty next year,” he told the Times’ Bruce Wallace, adding that a formal treaty woul
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Gitmo comes home

"The War on Terror meets the Chicago Way" is how Michelle Malkin describes Obambi's latest blunder.

An Excellent read, as usual,by Ms. Malkin.

A good example of the corruption that was discussed in my prior post.

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A Message for YOU

Alex Jones has a message for the American people that should be heard far and wide. Listen to the message and follow his advice.

Reflect on what is happening in our government and to our country, before it becomes to late to change it without a violent revolution, for if we can not change peacefully through the ballot box, we WILL have to change it with violence.

The system IS becoming corrupt and it is OUR fault. It is up to US to do something about it.

It WON'T be easy, almost certainly not be pleasant, but if we don't do it, and soon, we will cease to be worthy of the trust our Forefathers placed in us, and we will no longer be free men and women.

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The Swiss...

The Swiss have the right idea. The most important point in the whole video is when the interviewee says:

"The key to freedom is the ability to defend oneself"

FOUR generations of arms issued by the government to the people ?!?
They may not have a 2nd. Amendment, but they sure understand it and live up to the principle of it!

I do NOT espouse that the government issues weapons to every Citizen; I do not think it would be feasible financially or culturally to do so here, BUT, for the sake of all the principles our Founding Fathers found to be dear, I request, no DEMAND, that our government, at ALL levels,STOP trying to take our ability to arm ourselves away.

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December 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army-Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; that is all we can expect-We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die." -- George Washington to his troops before the Battle of Long Island.

Unfortunately, it seems that time may be at hand again in the very near future, only this time the Enemy is home-grown; nevertheless the tyranny is the same.

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"Hope and "Change"?


Looks like the Obama Administration is starting to play hardball in it's goal to take over 1/6 of the U.S. economy, and they are willing to risk not only further harm to our economy to do it, but also our national security...and if you don't think the disruption of the Strategic Command doesn't risk our security, you're to too stupid to vote.

Thanks a lot, you fifty twoers!

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The Letter

I got this letter from a friend in my E-mail today and thought I'd pass it on..If we could all just remember the REASON for the Season, we'd have a much better world.

A letter about Christmas --

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just get along and love one another.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... it will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day in church and at home with their families

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :



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Memories from 1987.

Do You Remember 1987......


I had forgotten all of this. Do you remember when the senators were giving Ollie North such a bad time? This brings it all into perspective doesn't it?

Do you remember 1987......

You might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.........

It was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration.

There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator, 'Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?'

Ollie replied, 'Yes, I did, Sir..'

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, 'Isn't that just a little excessive?'

'No, sir,' continued Ollie.

'No? And why not?' the senator asked.

'Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir.'

'Threatened? By whom?' the senator questioned..

'By a terrorist, sir' Ollie answered.

'Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?'

'His name is Osama bin Laden, sir' Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued.. Why are you so afraid of this man?' the senator asked.

'Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of', Ollie answered.

'And what do you recommend we do about him?' asked the senator.

'Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth.'

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.


By the way, that senator was Al Gore!

Also :

Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called 'political prisoners.'

However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands. The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher,'insisted' that all prisoners be released.

Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked us by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center . This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first

It was censored in the US from all later reports.

If you agree that the American public should be made aware of this fact, pass this on.

Pass this information to all your friends - it is 8 years strong.

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Sorta takes the joy out of

Christmas,doesn't it ?

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Justice ?


So called "justice" in Great Britain.

A man and his brother were given prison sentences of 30 and 39 months respectively for defending his family from a violent criminal; meanwhile the criminal was given what amounts to no penalty at all.

This is what happens when the principles of private property and personal self defense fall victim to "feel good" Political Correctness. We are not far behind the curve on this perversity here in America; if we don't change the course we're following soon.

Up becomes down, in becomes out; and common sense becomes a crime.

Photobucket Nicki

UPDATE: Are the Brits insane?

THIS STORY, in conjunction to the story above may go some way towards explaining the actions of the brothers in their treatment of their home invader above...when a citizen is arrested,tried and convicted for doing his civic duty as he understood it;and when their is a continued history of police failing to respond to crimes in a timely manner, or the court failing to impose just sentences on those convicted of a crime, is it any wonder that any SANE person might try to take full measures in their own protection?

Choice quote by the "Judge" involved: "This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defense to this charge."

"The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant."

While I realize there are differences between the British and American systems of jurisprudence, it seems to me that any system in which intent is not a consideration is a broken system of justice, that no longer provides justice to either victim or offender.

There is the sterile "letter of the Law" and there is the "spirit of the law" and any system that adheres strictly to the former without consideration of the latter is no justice system at all.

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DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching
flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the
chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the
freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner
where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere
under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes
fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time
it takes you to say, 'Oh SH-- '

ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their
holes until you die of old age.

SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor
touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board
principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable
motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more
dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt
heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to
transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various
flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the
grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood
projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground
after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack
handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops
to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit
into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of
the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength
of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under
lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil
on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip
out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used
to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and
butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or
bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays
is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts
adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of
cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly
well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic
bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic
parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in

DAMN-IT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage
while yelling 'DAMN-IT' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most
often, the next tool that you will need.

ROUTER: Intended for shaping edges of wood, often starts on its own when
changing tool bits and commences removing flesh from your fingers.

H/T Jack

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mAlGore gets poleaxed


Private jet…. $1,000,000

Cost of fuel to fly to a global warming summit: $300,000

Getting the Bullshit Flag dropped by the very guy you are quoting: priceless.

H/T to BC & N@T

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December 12, 2009



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Is it time for the revolution yet?

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Just plain funny

H/T N@t

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Bad Poultry Jokes

The Bad Rooster Joke

John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called pullets, and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs. The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced.
That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John's amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the county fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result: The judges not only awarded Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize" but they also awarded him the "Pullet Surprise" as well


Love in the Kitchen

A man's wife was standing in the kitchen, preparing their usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only the 'T' shirt that she normally slept in. When her husband walked into the kitchen, barely awake, she turned to him and said softly, "You've got to make love to me this very moment!"
His eyes lit up as he thought, "I am either still dreaming or this is going to be my lucky day!"
Not wanting to lose the moment, the husband embraced his wife and then gave it his all, right there on the kitchen table. When it was all over she said, "Thanks," and returned to the stove, her T-shirt still around her neck.
Happy, but a little puzzled, the man asked, "What was that all about?"
She explained, "The egg timer's broken."


Loving Turkey

A farmer's wife comes home the day before Thanksgiving only to hear strange noises coming from the kitchen. When she walks in, she was shocked to see her husband engaged in a lascivious act with a dead turkey. The exhausted farmer looks up and says "hey honey, how am I doing?"
The farmer's wife shakes her head in disappointment and says "No, no no... I told you to PLUCK the bird!"


Ordering Chicken

A man studied the menu long and hard, and finally turned to the waiter for help.
”Well,” said the waiter, “today our special is chicken on a bed of wild rice with green beans almandine and a nice side salad.”
”That sounds great. How is your chicken prepared?”
“We break it to him very gently and tell him it’s nothing personal.”

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Sarah PWNS Kirk

H/T to DJ

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December 11, 2009

THINK, don't Drink when you drive

With the Holiday Christmas season in full swing and all the parties and good times in evidence, it's that time for the warning you should keep in mind the whole year long, DON'T drink and drive! The YouTube below should be taken to heart, it COULD happen to YOU!

I spent twelve years dealing with the aftermath of people that "had drunk just a few beers", and it was NEVER pretty...and sometimes tragic.


H/T to LC Brendon

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It Doesn't Matter?!?

I got the following from my sister, and I have to say, it encapsulates everything wrong in our country today. The message is long, so I put it below the fold.

When important principles no longer "matter", than NOTHING matters and we are doomed as a nation. It is OUR fault that matters have come to this pass; we still have time to change this course to destruction that we're pursuing, we have ONEmore election as a free nation to change course, so WAKE UP, GET INVOLVED and


(November 2009)

When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist, people said it didn't matter..

When it was discovered that his grandparents, were strong socialist, sent Obama's mother to a socialist school, introduced Frank Marshall Davis to young Obama, people said it didn't matter.

When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and step father were both Muslims, people said it didn't matter.

When he wrote in another book he authored �I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.� people said it didn't matter.

When he admittedly, in his book, said he chose Marxist friends and professors in college, people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled to Pakistan , after college on an unknown national passport, people said it didn't matter.

When he sought the endorsement of the Marxist party in 1996 as he ran for the Illinois Senate, people said it doesn't matter.

When he sat in a Chicago Church for twenty years and listened to a preacher spew hatred for America and preach black liberation theology, people said it didn't matter.

When an independent Washington organization, that tracks senate voting records, gave him the distinctive title as the "most liberal senator", people said it didn't matter.

When the Palestinians in Gaza ,set up a fund raising telethon to raise money for his election campaign, people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record supported gun control, people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn't matter.

When he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan and Mummar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

When it was pointed out that he was a total, newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.

When he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record in the Illinois senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to wear a flag lapel pin, and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn't matter.

When people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn't matter.

When he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn't matter.

When he surrounded himself in the White house with advisors who were pro gun control, pro abortion, pro homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn't matter.

When he aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host of other issues, people said it didn't matter.

When he said he favors sex education in Kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn't matter.

When his background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn't matter.

When the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn't matter.

When he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco, a man of questionable character, who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home, people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn't matter.

When he started appointing czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communist, people said it didn't matter.

When he stood before the nation and told us that his intentions were to "fundamentally transform this nation" into something else, people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a cabinet members and several advisors who were tax cheats and socialist, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a science czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Cass Sunstein as regulatory czar and he believes in "Explicit Consent", harvesting human organs with out family consent, and to allow animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual, and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight, Education network, as safe school czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Mark Lloyd as diversity czar and he believed in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth and admires Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter...

When Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama's senior White House advisor and she is an avowed Socialist, people said it didn't matter.

When Anita Dunn, White House Communications director said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Carol Browner as global warming czar, and she is a well known socialist working on Cap and trade as the nations largest tax, people said it doesn't matter.

When he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as green energy czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.

When Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for health and human services secretary could not be confirmed, because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn't matter.

When as president of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn't matter.

When his actions concerning the middle-east seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel , our long time friend, people said it doesn't matter.

When he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States , people said it doesn't matter.

When he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it doesn't matter...

When he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops the Field Commanders said we had to have to win, people said it didn't matter.

When he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn't matter.

When he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn't matter.

When he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc. people said it didn't matter.

When he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn't matter.

When he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn't matter.

When he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn't matter.

When he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people finally woke up........ but it was too late.

Any one of these things, in and of themselves does not really matter. But..... when you add them up one by one you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that our Obama is determined to make America over into a Marxist/Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this, do an internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone.. You and I will write that paragraph. Will it read as above or will it be a more happy ending for most of America ? Personally, I like happy endings.

If you are an Obama Supporter, please do not be angry with me because I think your president is a socialist but there are too many facts supporting this. If you seek the truth you will be richer for it. Don't just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. I did. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Constitutionalist, Libertarians and what have you, we all need to pull together. We all must pull together or watch the demise of a society that we all love and cherish. If you are a religious person, pray for our nation.

Never before in the history of America have we been confronted with problems so huge that the very existence of our country is in jeopardy. Don't rely on most television news and what you read in the newspapers for the truth. Search the internet. Yes, there is a lot of bad information, lies and distortions there too but you are smart enough to spot the fallacies. Newspapers are a dying breed. They are currently seeking a bailout from the government. Do you really think they are about to print the truth? Obama praises all the television news networks except Fox who he has waged war against. There must be a reason. He does not call them down on any specifics, just a general battle against them. If they lie, he should call them out on it but he doesn't. Please, find the truth, it will set you free.

Our biggest enemy is not China , Russia, Iran ; no, our biggest enemy is a contingent of politicians in Washington DC .

Are you registered to VOTE? Together we can stop them.

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Get UP, America !

THIS is a message that should be broadcast LOUD and CLEAR all across America.

Yes, it just seems to be a string of cliches; but cliches are cliches for a reason, they usually are the TRUTH. Kimberly Alyn IS speaking TRUTH here.

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Random Thoughts for the Day:

My friend Catfish sent me these "random thoughts" today in an e-mail, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I certainly resemble these remarks !

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

There is great need for a sarcasm font.

How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Bad decisions make good stories.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

I think the freezer deserves a light as well..

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

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December 07, 2009

Phone Calls

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he was finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she was finished the devil informs her that cost is 6 million dollars, so Queen Elizabeth writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he was finished the devil informed him that there would be no charge for the call and feel free to call the USA anytime.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA free. The devil replied, "Since Obama became president of the USA , the country has gone to hell, so it's a local call."

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Surprise visit

Share this with everyone you know. This is what a leader of our country should be doing.

Down in Dothan , AL a man had a TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings came on. The husband of one of his employees was stationed there. He called her into his office and the minute he told her what was going on, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay." The cell phone started ringing right after that. It was an ER nurse. She said, "I'm the one who just sent you a text, not your husband." She thought the message would be comforting, but she immediately knew she had to let the wife know what was going on. She said, "I am sorry but your husband has been shot 4 times and he is in surgery."

The wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan and drove all night.

Miraculously, here is the photo I just received from my brother that was taken today in the hospital room. He is awake and will recover. His wife, who lives in Dothan , made it to Ft. Hood about the time he was waking up. Thought I'd share this great outcome.

Surprise, in the below picture!!!


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December 05, 2009

One rightous rant

Alfonzo Rachel has a rant that "tells it like it is" abouit how we got to where we are right now as a nation; his main point? Liberalism is at the root of most of the problems. I agree 100% with this one.

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The Black Bra (as told by a woman)

I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends.
One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door
wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes..

Here's how it all went.

My engaged friend:
The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask.
He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams.
I love you.' Then we made passionate love all nightlong.

The mistress:
Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and
mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night.

Then I had to share my story:
When my husband came home I was wearing the black bra,
black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes.
When he came in the door and saw me he said,

"What's for dinner, Batman?"

(wonder what caliber she used when she shot him?)

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December 04, 2009

Comment Of The Day

"I was heavily moved by President Obama's speech.
However I made it to the waste basket in time." -- GOC

To which I can only respond:


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Lieutenant Colonel Allen West

I wish L.C. Allen West was running for Congress in MY district; he's the 180 degree opposite of the POS Rep. we currently have, Andre Carson.

His point that the Oath that all Service members take has NO statute of Limitations is one that I wish more politicians would take to heart.

For more informtion on Col. West's candidacy, go to: Even if you don't belong to his district, I would urge you to support him in whatever manner you can, we need as many like him that we can get in Washington.

H/T to GOC & Rurik for the heads up

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The Golfers Guide

Most people assume that Tiger Woods' wife randomly chose a club to allegedly beat him with. That's not so. In fact, she (allegedly) chose the perfect club to fit the crime. So to help all you married golfers out there, here's this handy guide.


H/T to Catfish

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December 03, 2009

Quote of the Day

"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare.... [G]iving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please." --Thomas Jefferson

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Scroll below the fold.

I forgot what it was.

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Garden snakes are dangerous!


I didn't think twice about this tiny fellow on my baby boxwood until I got this letter:

Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here's why.

A couple in Sweetwater , Texas , had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.

It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. When it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa.

She let out a very loud scream.

The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa.

He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor.

His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance.

The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on the stretcher, and started carrying him out.

About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.

The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief.

But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa.

The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her.

The neighbor's wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, saw her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches.

The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat.

By now, the police had arrived.
Breathe here...

They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake!

The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife.

Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the sofa and one of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over, the lamp on it shattered and, as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes.

The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car.

Meanwhile, neighbors saw the burning drapes and called in the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out).

Time passed! Both men were discharged from the hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a new car and all was right with their world.

A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night.

And that's when he shot her.

P.S. It’s been a long time since I laughed that hard at an email! Hope you got a laugh out of it too!

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December 02, 2009

A chilling letter

I got this in my e-mail this morning and thought it was worth sharing. I find that I agree with Mr. Pritchett's reasoning 100%...

Lou Pritchett, for nearly 40 years president of Proctor & Gamble did write this - it was ignored by the media, but has hundreds of thousands of hits on the net.


Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America 's true living legends- an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as "partnering." Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history.


Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America ' crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly
capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from
challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both
omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the
Limbaugh's, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett


This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
Big surprise. Since it hit the internet, however, it has had over
500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed
is that good men do nothing.. It's happening right now.

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Tiger Woods Humor

With the recent events in Tigers life, you KNOW they wouldn't let it pass without some jokes... For the record, I respect Mr. Woods immensely, for his athletic abilities and his (usually) levelheaded behavior under pressure.

That being said, public figures always risk the danger of being used as foils for humor. That is part and parcel of the conditions of notoriety.
Here are some of the latest quips:

1. Tiger Woods is so rich that he owns lots of expensive cars. Now he has a hole in one.

2. What's the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a ball 400 yards.

3. Tiger Woods wasn't seriously injured in the crash, but he's still below par.

4. What were Tiger Woods and his wife doing out at 2.30 in the morning? They went clubbing.

5. Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn't decide between a wood and an iron.

6. Perhaps Tiger should be using a driver?

7. This is the first time Tiger's ever failed to drive 300 yards.

8. Apparently, Tiger admitted this crash was the closest shave he's ever had. So Gillette has dropped his contract.

9. Apparently, the only person who can beat Tiger Woods with a golf club is his wife.

10. Ping just offered Elin Woods an endorsement contract pushing her own set of drivers. They said to named Elin Woods..."clubs you can beat Tiger with."

11. Word that Elin Woods was using a golf club as a "Rescue Club" now has been proved to be untrue as it now appears she was actually trying to knock the shit out of a Driver.

12. News travels fast. The Chinese are already making a movie about Tiger Woods' crash. They are calling it, "Scratching Swede, Lying Tiger.

13. What do Tiger Woods & baby seals have in common?
Both get clubbed by Scandanavians.

14. What's the difference between a car and golf ball?
Tiger can drive a golf ball 400 yards.

15. I heard that Tiger got dropped from the Ryder Cup Team due to history of being beaten by Europeans.

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stolen borrowed from Grouchy Old Cripple

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December 01, 2009

Bearly Political


Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democrat Party, as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed Bearack Obearma. __Guy K

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Rules of the Season

It's time again for "Rules to help you make it through the Holiday


1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet
table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see
carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt
scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You
can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares
that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to
turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have
one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of
gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of
your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or
whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports
car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control
your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat
other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New
Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do.
This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the
buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like
frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position
yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before
becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of
shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or,
if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always
have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the
mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have
some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party
or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread
tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride"!

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Quote of the Day

"In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend." --Alexander Hamilton

We seem to have forgotten some of those "certain primary truths or first principles" in today's "situationaly ethical" political world, and until we rediscover those Truths and Principles, we will continue to flounder as a nation and fail to uphold our heritage. The time grows short to when we reach a point where we cannot regain our strength and promise without a violent civil uprising, I pray we can pull ourselves back from the precipice without that being the case, but it will take all of us to stop and examine just where we are heading before it's too late.

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With all the bustle and hustle trying to get ready for the parties, gifts, and general to-do surrounding this season; a lot of people have forgotten the reason for the season...

I'm not a religious person;I don't subscribe to any of the major religious traditions even though I was raised Catholic in my childhood days and attended a Protestant church all through my teens, these days I consider myself a Deist. I respect the beliefs of others as their own path to Deity (with the exception of the death cult that is Islam). I respect the ideas associated with Christmas without wanting to generally participate in the religious rituals associated with it.

The following video might help you to remember the REASON behind the Season..and folks, it AIN'T about who can afford the most expensive toys or throw the best party...

The PC crowd would have you celebrate a "Winter Holiday", lest those of (over)sensitive natures feel left out or somehow ignored...but the fact remains that the real reason for the season comes from a Christian belief tradition.
That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the holiday if you don't follow the same traditions; but you shouldn't forget that tradition either, or feel offended by those that do follow it.

Relax, and if nothing else, enjoy the spirit of goodwill and kindness that accompanies that tradition.

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