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Friday, May 31, 2013

Fw: Facts Don't Lie


Numbers don't lie.  Feel free to investigate this, then see if CNN, ABC, NBC or MSNBC have mentioned any of these facts!

Why is the cost of fuel so high? Speculators, big oil and ....
Unbearable..... increased more than 50% in 4 years
Proud moment if youre a socialist
In fairness, #10 above will continue to rise as more baby boomers start collecting Soc Sec.
Why work when its free. 
Socialism on the rise.......
& yet government expanded. Of course..... it takes more idiots to do the work of 1
who is going to pay for the food stamps, health care, illegal immigrants, and the rest of the free stuff ?
she is a piece of garbage !!!!!!!!
outrageous, don't they take enough money from us already
HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Send copies of this letter to at least two other people.














RIAA and Privacy Rights

Click on this and go over to Borepatch's to read the rest.  Seriously.  Some people have no Idea what the RIGHT TO PRIVACY is or what it means.

"The Entertainment industry wants the legal right to put trojans on your computer and hold your files hostage."

Uuuhhh NO.  You DO NOT have a right to see what is on my computer.  That is an INVASION OF MY RIGHT TO PRIVACY  

Jerkweeds!

Lois Lerner .GOV Employees and the Fifth Amendment

I sent a text message to Sean Hannity earlier today during his radio show.  It was very simple.

"All Government employees who take the Fifth Amendment are immediately fired and lose all pension benefits.

They work for the people of the United States.  If they will not answer questions and take the Fifth Amendment they are tacitly admitting they have done something either illegal or unethical.  Therefore they forfeit all compensation and their job.  See simple, you either tell the truth or you are GONE.

If you refuse to answer questions about your actions and duties as an employee of people of this country, YOU ARE FIRED!  Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect ANY PENSION OR OTHER BENEFITS!!!! 

You are just plain gone, you lose any security clearances you may have and can never work with any private company that has contract with the Government.

You are O-U-T OUT!

Does anyone else feel the same way?

I don't want any more revolving door of leaving .GOV service and going to a company that has .GOV Contracts or deals with the .GOV in any way.  That means NO LOBBYING, NO CONTRACTING NOTHING!

Anyone else?

Staus Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men



For us Oldheads

4 at A Nod to the Gods

And you really should see them.

Hagel Kid Gets Special Treatment

Armed Robber’s Widow Suing Store Clerk Who Shot and Killed Her Husband During Robbery Attempt

Somethings Wrong

Obammercare…Elections Have Consequences

So please click those links and give 'em a look see

Young High School Scientist builds his own submarine

"[Justin Beckerman] built a functioning one-man submarine. The thing is, this isn’t the first one that he’s built. Looking through the projects on his website we find almost no information about this build, but he does show off one previous model, as well as a couple of unmanned underwater rover projects."

We need more young inventors like this.  Thinking outside of the box and building things partly for the cool factor but also as testbeds for further study.  Can you imagine our special operations troops using something like this to help them do their jobs?  A small sub that could carry 1 or 2 men and their equipment that costs less than $5,000.00. 

INGENIOUS!!!!

I want one to tool around the bay, maybe just a little bit larger to take kids for rides.  Major Kudos and Kewl Points sir.

CO2 in our atmosphere


#2 and #4 Sprogs Prom 2013






Melissa, Sprog #2 Flautist. Vocalist, Multi-Lettered Senior




Megan, Sprog #4 Clarinetist, Cross Country, Track, Lettered Freshman

These are two of my most treasured.  All of my kids are most treasured.  I am very proud of them, and I am extremely proud of Melissa who many other blogger met at the NRA Convention in Houston, she was my camera operator and schlepper.  She will be going away to school in the fall and I've never been more terrified of the thought that one of my kids would be where I couldn't be there if they needed me.  But as with all children, they must leave the nest to grow into their own.  But it still scares the pants off of me.

#2 Sprog Graduates 5/31/2013 @2000 CDT

Here is her singing.  I am extremely proud of her.  She is also a flautist, a very good one.  and she will be attending TLU to become a Band Director/Music Teacher .  I think she will be an excellent director and teacher both.


This was last year at the final Show Choir Concert


This was this year in the final concert.

She has been in band for 7 years and choir for 3, she has lettered in band 4 times and choir 3 times.  A despite just how good she actually is, she doesn't think she is that good.

I think her accomplishments speak for themselves.

The Rules of the English Language

“English doesn’t borrow from other languages, it follows other languages into dark alleyways, mugs them and rifles through their pockets for loose grammar.”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER-from the inbox


FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER
I know some of you will not understand this message,
but I bet you know someone who might.
I came across this phrase yesterday.

'FENDER SKIRTS'


A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about
'fender skirts' started me thinking
about other words that quietly disappear from
our language with hardly a notice like 'curb feelers'


 
 And 'steering knobs.' (AKA)  
'suicide knob,' 'neckers knobs.'


Since I'd been thinking of cars,
my mind naturally went that direction first.

Any kids will probably have to find some older person
over 50 to explain some of these terms to you.

Remember 'Continental kits?'
They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers
that were supposed to make any car
as cool as a Lincoln Continental.


When did we quit calling them 'emergency brakes?At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term.
But I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake.'

I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone
who would call the accelerator the 'foot feed.'
Many today do not even know what a clutch is
or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.
For that matter, the starter was down there
too.



Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy
to come home, so you could ride the
'running board' up to the house?



Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth
but never anymore - 'store-bought.'Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days.

But once it was bragging material to have a
store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.


'Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts
of excitement and now means almost nothing.
Now we take the term 'worldwide' for granted.
This floors me.



On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once
a magical term in our homes. In the '50s,
everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with,
wow, wall-to-wall carpeting!

Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting
with hardwood floors. Go figure.




When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase
'in a family way?' It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant'
was once considered a little too graphic,
a little too clinical for use in polite company,
so we had all that talk about stork visits and
'being in a family way' or simply 'expecting.'

Apparently 'brassiere' is a word no longer in usage.
I said it the other day and my daughter cracked up.
I guess it's just 'bra' now.
'Unmentionables' probably wouldn't be understood at all.

I always loved going to the 'picture show,'but I considered 'movie' an affectation.



Most of these words go back to the '50s,
but here's a pure '60s word I came across
the other day 'rat fink.' Ooh, what a nasty put-down!


Here's a word I miss - 'percolator.'That was just a fun word to say.
And what was it replaced with 'Coffee maker.'
How dull... Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.




I miss those made-up marketing words that were
meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro.
Words like 'Dyna Flow' and 'Electrolux' and 'Frigidaire'.Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with 'Spectra Vision!'



Food for thought.
Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago?
Nobody complains of that anymore.

Maybe that's what Castor oil cured,
because I never hear mothers threatening kids
with Castor Oil anymore.




Some words aren't gone, but are definitely
on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is 'supper.'Now everybody says 'dinner.' Save a great word.
Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender skirts.




Someone forwarded this to me.
I thought some of us of a 'certain age'
would remember most of these.





Just for fun, pass it along to others
of 'a certain age.'






IF YOU AREN'T OF A CERTAIN AGE,


Great Ones-from the inbox