Welcome to “Little Fish”, as she expounds on Patriotism in her own way. DebV
I became familiar with this site thru the Big Kahuna. He has become a friend and mentor. My goal is to someday become as eloquent in writing as he is. I shall sign myself "little fish riding in the Big Kahuna's wave".
This five minute clip contains a powerful message from retired US Army LtCol Allen West who is running for the US Congress in Florida. It is well worth watching and sharing.
Linsey Graham Destroys Eric Holder – Another powerful video!
Fabulous Fifties Christmas - If you remember these songs and these artists then you are in my age group or older. To us hip hop meant someone had a hitch in his get-a-long or sciatica or sacroiliac!!!
Sing along and enjoy.
Merry Christmas With love,
THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS
‘Twas the very first Christmas, when over the earth,
The angels rejoiced at the sweet Savior’s birth,
The stars filled the night in a brilliant display,
Above their Creator asleep in the hay;
The wise men laid gifts by the trough filled with straw,
Then bowing before Him, they worshipped in awe,
Joseph held Mary in a loving embrace,
As teardrops of joy trickled down her sweet face;
The glow of God’s eyes shone from heaven that night,
Adorning His Son with their Glorious Light;
And Jesus, so tiny, lay peacefully still,
How blessed the promises He would fulfill,
That babe in the manger, so helpless and small,
Would lay down His life as atonement for all,
Death would be crushed and the veil, at last, torn,
For unto the world, a Savior was born.
The Invisible Woman – a powerful video!
It is undetermined who wrote this. Personally, I don’t care who wrote it. In fact, I wish I had written it as I do agree with it. But hey, it is just my opinion and nobody but me has to care about my opinion. People vote the way they want to vote and that is a personal choice. I don’t like Obama and most Democrats. There are some Republicans I don’t like either. I love this Country but the political machine is going down hill. Those that were put in Congress better be doing something and fast before it is to late for all of us now and in the future.
This was allegedly written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow........
Today I read of your administration's plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk.........
During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.
YES, "We noticed."
During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that you intended to visit all 57 states.
We all know that Islam, not America has 57
YES, "We noticed."
When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and respectfully placed a flower on the memorial, you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning over.
YES, "We noticed."
Every time you apologized to other countries for America's position on an issue, we have wondered why you don't share our pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.
YES, "We noticed."
When your pastor of 20 years, "God-damned America" and said that 9/11 was "America's chickens coming home to roost" and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered how that could be. You later disassociated yourself from that church and Pastor Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.
YES, "We noticed."
When you announced that you would transform America, we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, "if not for America and the people who built her, you wouldn't be sitting in the White House now." Prior to your election to the highest office in this Country, you were a senator from Illinois and from what we can glean from the records available, not a very remarkable one at all.
YES, "We noticed."
All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection for this country and her traditions.
YES, "We noticed."
You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.
YES, "We noticed."
We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are not in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled "un-American","racist", "mob". The tea-parties tried to express these worries. We wonder how we are supposed to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the right to speak out.
YES, "We noticed."
On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out precisely because we are Americans.
And YES, "We noticed."
There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us, sir.
YES, "We noticed."
September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You propose to make 9/11 a "National Service Day". While we know that you don't share our reverence for 9/11, we
pray that history will report your proposal as what it is...a disgrace.
YES, "We noticed."
You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and policy. You bow in a totally unnecessary and subservient way to kings and emperors. How gauche.
YES, "We noticed.."
We have noticed all these things and we promise we will deal with you. When Americans come together again in a few years, it will be to remove you from office. In the meantime, we pray for our country's survival.
Don't know how often this happens, but thought I would share it just in case ... "
It happened at Wal-Mart (Supercenter Store
#1279, 10411 N Freeway 45, Houston, TX 77037 a month ago. I bought a bunch
of stuff, over $150, & I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was handing
me the bags. I saw a cash-back of $40. I told her I didn't
request a cash back & to delete it. She said I'd have to take the $40 because she couldn't delete it. I told her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came & said I'd have
to take it. I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover & I wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!!!!! If they couldn't delete it then they would have to delete the whole order. So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything! The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the electronic pad must be defective. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered me the $40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many people went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money she pocketed?
Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford, DE Wal-Mart last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My co worker didn't look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for $20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK! My co-worker called Wal-Mart who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her this. This is a new scam going on. The cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to her friend who is the next person in line.
Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards!
This is NOT limited to Wal-Mart, although
they are the largest retailer so they have the most incidents
I am adding to this. My husband and I were in Wal-Mart North Salisbury and paying with credit card when my husband went to sign the credit card signer he just happen to notice there was a $20 cash back added. He told the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing up and she cancelled it. We really didn't think anything of it until we read this email.
I wonder how many "seniors" have been, or will be, "stung" by this one????
To make matters worse ...THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!
P.C.`December poem??? A play on words of a beautiful traditional poem that regrettably is becoming true. We need to get our God and Country back. Let’s all throw a hissy fit and say Merry Christmas to someone every day this year, right after Thanksgiving!!
SUBJECT: P.C.DECEMBER POEM
Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS ,
not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
The Best Sign Yet!
Gubmint and How Gubmint Works
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So They& nbsp;created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people.
Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost."
So they laid off the night watchman.
NOW slowly, let it sink in.
Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.
Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.... during the Carter Administration?
Didn't t hink so!
Bottom line. We've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency...the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!
It was very simple...and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.
The Department of Energy was instituted on 8-04-1977.
TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.
Hey, pretty efficient, huh???
AND NOW IT'S 2009 -- 32 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?"
Ah, yes -- good ole bureaucracy.
AND, NOW, WE ARE GOING TO TURN THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?
HELLOOO! Anybody Home?
I have to agree with the Kahuna on this one.
It is so sad if you worked for years and now are watching your money fade away with all these taxes or lost money in the bank fiascoes. Or if you are young and trying to build a bank account, stocks, etc., maybe you should hide your money under the bed or in that Mason jar buried in the back yard.
Pelosi is on a real power trip. Someone needs to stop her. She listens to no one. Maybe it is just that San Francisco air that makes people weird.
If you have extra money that you want to give away, don’t give it to strangers. Just let me know and I will send you my address!! I will use some of it to come see you and give you a big kiss for it too!!! Now that is a better deal than Nancy Pelosi is offering.
speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits
(including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds!) Alas, it is true - all to
help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!
This woman is frightening.
She quotes..' We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn't Marx say something like this?), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.' (I am not rich, are you?)
When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
'We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'.'
(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.) 'Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it'. Kahuna
This rather long article of speech this member of the Dutch Parliament made in New York City recently. IT IS WELL WORTH READING ALL OF IT!
Geert Wilders is a Dutch Member of Parliament.
America as the last man standing
Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman,
Party for Freedom, the Netherlands , at the Four Seasons, New York
, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing
Jihad Conference in Jerusalem .
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.
The Europe you know is changing.
You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseill and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.
In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.
Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.
In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.
In England Sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan.
Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel . I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.
A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.
Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France . One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.
The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept Sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .
Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.
Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored. I
The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.
Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is Sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.
Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel . First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.
This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.
The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.
Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a danger greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.
Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe 's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.
Here is a link to a newspaper article about his December 2008 speech.
I received this today; (DID JESUS GIVE US THE NAME OF THE ANTICHRIST) you can Google it and my guess is it is going to fly a lot in the next couple of days. I urge you to remember that Barack and Obama are common names in the Middle East. Kind of like our Smith and Jones. The Bible is complicated and can be confusing and have a lot of different meanings especially when being translated in different languages. I have really gotten on the nerves of many ministers as I tried to ask questions that don’t have a definite answer!! Did you know there are two stories of the Garden of Eden? Also if God created Adam and Eve and they had children but where did all the other people come from? My advice is to keep yourself believing in whatever way you do (I do pray it is the Trinity) and not to get to upset about this.
As for Barack Obama I do not like his politics. I think there is some stench of corruptness about him. I think he has more than a casual relationship with many corrupt people. I think he knows more about ACORN than he does rap singers and should comment on ACORN and not bother with calling Kanye West a jackass, even though he was to that cute little Taylor Swift. If you believe Obama doesn’t know much about ACORN and their organization, well I got a bridge in Brooklyn you might want to buy!!
However, on the other hand from what we have been led to believe so far Obama is a family mans that loves his wife and children. For me that says a lot. I think he is caught up in his own power. I would like to see him and all the rest of the cattle in D.C. govern for what is best for the majority of the people so we could live a good life by earning it. I want to see morals back in our Country.
I am also sick of the word racism. If you disagree with someone of a different race, it CAN be simply because you disagree with their opinion. I think if you are going to be a grown up and work in D.C. you should be an ADULT.
Here is the email with a link inserted:
Did Jesus Give Us the Name of the Antichrist?
This was sent to me from a friend…
I just happen to have a Strongs Hebrew/Chaldee(Aramaic)/and Greek dictionary in my personal library. I checked out what this guys says, the words in the Hebrew/Greek dictionary, against these words in my Bible. It is what it is…..decide for yourself.
Even if you are a non-believer, This is defiantly quite interesting if not down-right scary. More than coincidence? Maybe.
How else can you explain his ascension to power? Kind of like lightning, eh?
I implore everyone to Please take the three minutes to watch this.
"I think they are
gunning for me!"
Democrats, realizing the success of the President's "Cash For Clunkers"
rebate program, have revamped a major portion of their National Health Care Plan.
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Harry Reid are expected to make this major announcement at a joint news conference later this week. I have obtained an advanced copy of the proposal, which is named.... "CASH FOR CODGERS": and it works like this...
Couples wishing to access health care funds in order to pay for the delivery of a child will be required to turn in one old person.
The amount the government grants them will be fixed according to a sliding scale.
Older and more prescription dependent codgers will garner the highest amounts. Special "Bonuses" will be paid for those submitting codgers in targeted groups, such as smokers, alcohol drinkers, persons 10 pounds over their government prescribed weight, and any member of the Republican Party.
Smaller bonuses will
be given for codgers who consume beef, soda, fried foods, potato chips, lattes,
whole milk, dairy products, bacon, or Girl Scout Cookies.
All codgers will be
rendered totally useless via toxic injection. This will insure that they are
not secretly resold or their body parts harvested to keep other codgers in
Run my old friend, Run!
Just in case you had not seen these pictures or missed some of these videos, I thought you might enjoy this link. Or you might have already seen it.
Glenn Beck said there were 0 (zero) arrests this day. I do admit in this “violent” crowd, I did look really hard for a loaded flying Depends and didn’t see one!!!
I didn’t even see anyone taking out their dentures and biting people in the rear end with them.
I did see young to old there to protest and declare their love for this country.
Are we protesting or simply saying “excuse me, our country. Leave it be.” or an old saying “love it or leave it?” We have to just keep praying to the good lord to get us through and /or out of this mess.
I watched this movie and it was good. The actress for it was nominated for an Emmy 2009 but didn’t win.
Now I ask you, could we Americans become something like the Jewish people were? It is a very scary thought. If you scoff at this idea, stop and reread history. Think you can’t lose your religion and all your possessions? I like to think any government could not take away the “religion” in my heart but could take away my right to worship.
I would be one trying to sneak in the back door at the Vatican and if I took a bullet, well my life would end with the Lord’s blessing.
They made a TV movie about her and it was very powerful. She and ten other girls were in on this plan to save the babies and when the Nazis caught them, all of them were ordered shot. She was the only one who managed to escape with two broken legs. See: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/irenasendler.html
The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving…
This is a great site! I put it on my desktop for quick access.
Very informative.....especially for those who throw their food away on the date stamped
HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO LET THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.
WHAT AN EMPTY HEADED PERSON HE MUST BE.....
Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.
"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."
Please pass this on to everyone including every vet and their families whom you know.
How in the world did a person with this mind set become our leader?
REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT...
"Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?
If this ASS thinks he will ever get another vote from an Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard service member or veteran of a military service he ought to think it over. If you or a family member is or has served their country please pass this to them. Please pass this to everyone.
I'm guessing that other than the 20-25 percent hard core liberals in the US will agree that this is just another example why this is the worst president in American history. Remind everyone over and over how this man thinks, while he bows to the Saudi Arabian king.
There is a time and a place for arrogance.
This USMC pilot is not ashamed of America!.
This conversation was overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along..
The conversation went like this...
Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'
Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
Air Defense Radar: (no response .. total silence)
God bless our troops.
THIS IS GREAT for wordsmiths !!! Read all the way
to the end.............. This took a lot of work to put together!!!
You think English is easy???
Read to the end .. . ... a new twist.
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The peasant decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present . 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in
English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which
aren't sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore
its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you
can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?
You lovers of the English language might enjoy this.
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP for now my time is UP, so........it is time to shut UP!
Harry Truman was a
different kind of President. He probably made as many important decisions
regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents. However, a
measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence, Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There were no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale. (sic. Illinois)
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!!
I see a lot of this happening.
Back On Uncle Sam's Plantation – by Star Parker
Maybe those town hall meetings are getting thru to people as some people are starting to get it now.
Let’s hope the vote in 2010 will make a difference. If we get the chance. Keep telling Congress we are Americans and we want our rights.
I don’t think the surgeon is obese. Maybe a little over weight. This is how the email was sent to me. If they take more money away from us, I imagine we will all become thin. Also no medicine when we are sick. Can lose weight that way also. Just look at the pictures of war prisoners and those in the Holocaust.
Let me get this straight.
Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head
says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it, signed
by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his
taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that
is nearly broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
Interesting Self Defense
Now here's a new twist:
Ladies (not a bad idea
for men either):
No longer do you need to keep your .45 or AK-57 sitting out on the coffee table....a can of wasp spray will do!
Never would have thought it !!! Good thought.....
Wasp Spray Story sent to me...............
She has a friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to
rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.
She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. You could also keep it in your car and it would not be illegal.
Thought this was interesting and might be of use...a lot cheaper buying wasp spray then paying a hospital bill after being mugged...
Nice Video – and true! GoD and DoG
The Power and Danger of Iconography – Great video – well worth the time!
If this is not enough of a scare tactic then you can tune in to Fox. Network News. They have been accused of using fear factor to get their point across of this health care plan. I don’t think so. I think they are just reporting the news. They do have their opinions and they are upfront and honest when reporting the news as to fact and opinion. Research it yourself and then YOU decide. Or you can fly by the seat of your britches on blind faith and believe those who support the bill. It all sounds shady to me. Too many people are speaking about it, like this article.
I do agree we need some changes in health care, mostly the cost issue. I don’t support this plan as this bill is also full of pork and other things having nothing to do with health care. Since Health care is such a big problem, why not write a bill that is ONLY about health care? Then it might be like five pages long as opposed to one thousand plus.
These people support abortion and euthanasia but not military conflict? Why? Because babies and old people don’t fight in wars? Check your age and health and see how many more years you have before this will effect you. No Kool-Aid for me, thank you very much! Besides as a Senior citizen, I am probably packin’ some heat and could be more dangerous to your health than a pack of cigarettes!! We sure do look dangerous with our raised voices, wheelchairs and walkers. Watch out for our frowns and we could hit you with a loaded Depends under garment!!
As sent to me by a friend that is a nurse:
Wow! Did this ever upset a lot of liberals! I did my own research on this and found a lot of claims that this was indeed a hoax, along with the usual name calling of “conservative websites” that would dare publish it. (Okay, so what would we expect?) Anyway, Little Fish and I would like to invite you to read the article published here at Snopes. This is important because Dr. Janda included his own edits to this being circulated. It is NOT a hoax! DebV
As sent to me by a friend, a letter to Senator Lugar of Indiana. I found myself having to reread much of this and sometimes getting lost in the clarity of the statements. I can only imagine what it must be like to read a thousand pages of the Health Care Reform. That may explain why some Congress members have not read every word. How can they vote if they don’t know the facts? Easy. You are either a Republican or Democrat in D.C., with the exception of a few.
I don’t want universal health care or “free” health care. After my cousin that lives in Canada told me how it really is there, I don’t care to have that type of health care here. Can you imagine having to wait four months for a MRI to see if you have a brain tumor or not? She did.
I do think something should be done about the cost of prescription drugs. We have found it necessary to buy some of our prescription medication from a company in Canada. It is a matter of money and /or take the medication or not. These drugs do not always come from Canada . In fact few do. Most come from Europe. One prescription came from Florida and was more than 50% cheaper than from my local pharmacy. This does not make any sense to me. If a company from Canada can do this, why can’t the pharmacies in the U.S. do it or just match the price of generics or the cost from the Canadian countries? Money. It is all about the money. The pharmaceutical companies make big bucks and don’t want to quit making big bucks. Living in a community that has a local Eli Lilly company, I personally know some families that work there. The only way they are going to be hurting is in the taxes they are going to have to pay if Obama gets his way. They make a very good living right now.
I now must make my own phone calls to our representatives in Indiana. I encourage you to voice your opinion to those in your state.
LETTER FROM SENATOR LUGAR'S STAND ON OBMA HEALTH CARE REFORM
Dear Mr. Rogers:
Thank you for contacting me with your views on health care reform. I share many of your concerns.
I would like to share with you a statement that I made regarding the health reform debate in Congress:
"A majority of the Members of Congress share President Obama's humane goal that millions more Americans might enjoy health insurance coverage and that medical care to all Americans might be substantially improved. For the moment, however, President Obama and the Congress must recognize that the overwhelming demand of most Americans is that presidential and congressional leadership should focus each day on restoration of jobs, strengthening of housing opportunities, new growth in small business and large industries, and banks that are not only solvent but confident of normal lending. In essence, the task facing national leadership is truly monumental. A national and international recession has not ended and many economists predict that unemployment in the United States will grow in coming months.
The President and the current Congress have come into office in the midst of a fiscal year that has already suffered a budget deficit of $1.086 trillion with a final deficit for fiscal 2009 predicted around $1.8 trillion. The appropriation bills that the Congress is considering, and that will make up the next fiscal year's expenditures, are predicted to result in another annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, Medicaid spending has increased by 23 percent to $186 billion. Spending on food stamps has increased 36.8 percent to $40 billion. Unemployment benefits have increased 165 percent to $77 billion. The current budget deficit can be equated at $8,500 per American family with similar spending projected ahead for the coming year.
Republicans and Democrats may feel that passing comprehensive health legislation before the summer recess or adjournment in the fall is crucial to the success or failure of the Obama administration and/or party leadership in the Congress.
But I would suggest that successful leadership will be defined, now and historically, by success in bringing a horrendous economic recession to an end, bringing new strength to our economy, and providing vital leadership in international relations as we hope to bring conflicts under control and in some cases, to conclusion.
I appreciate that President Obama has strongly argued that comprehensive health care legislation is an important component to reducing federal deficit spending. He has contended that failure to pass this legislation will increase deficits now and for many years to come. I disagree with the President.
After the economic recession in our country comes to a conclusion, a high priority may be extension of health insurance coverage and reform of many health care practices. When such changes occur, they are likely to be expensive and Americans will need to debate, even then, their priority in comparison to many other national goals. One reason why health care is likely to remain expensive is that major advances in surgical procedures, prescription drugs, and other health care practices have prolonged the lives of tens of millions of Americans and improved the quality of those additional years. The Washington Post, in a front-page story on July 26, 2009, mentioned that "the fight against heart disease has been slow and incremental. It's also been extremely expensive and wildly successful." Americans should not take for granted all of the advances in health care that have enriched our lives, but we sometimes forget that we require and even pray for much more medical progress in years to come, which is likely to be expensive.
After the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported that current legislative proposals might increase health costs by more than $1 trillion during the next ten years, several Members of Congress have suggested new forms of taxation, reduction of payments to doctors and hospitals, and curtailment of certain types of insurance coverage. These and other suggestions may temporarily bring about cost reduction but will also have some after-effects in the overall economy. In fact, strong financial incentives may be needed to enlist men and women to enter the medical field. Failure to enlist a sufficient number of doctors could lead to rationing of service and longer lines to find someone who will give humane attention.
In the meanwhile, it is possible that the President and Members of Congress might find some inexpensive, incremental improvements that could result in a greater number of Americans being served through health insurance and more efficiently operating health care institutions. The strong desire that most of us have to continue discussing these issues and make improvements need not be postponed even as President Obama and the Congress strive for victory over a devastating national economic recession.
Because our federal spending deficits have risen so much and are predicted to rise even more, all substantive discussions on health care and other important issues will be conducted during many years of planning and, finally, decisive action to reduce deficit spending and preserve the value and integrity of the dollar as we continue to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars in the form of U.S. Treasury Bonds sold to governments and citizens of other countries. They, too, are counting on the integrity of our dollar and our financial system to preserve the value of their financial reserves.
Starting with President Obama and extending to all Members of Congress, we wish that we had inherited a neutral, peaceful playing field. We have not been so fortunate. Our responsibility now is to recognize the extraordinary financial tragedy that has befallen our country and to recognize the unprecedented opportunity that we have to stop the momentum of that tragedy. We must provide valid hope of constructive vision, idealism, and change in the future. I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues to tackle first things first."
Thank you, again, for sharing your thoughts with me.
What would you say if I gave you 11 reasons why
the elections in 2010 will be the most important in the history of the United
1. What if I had told you in October 2008, before the last presidential election, that before Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, the federal government would be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries? That 19 of America's largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the federal government which would determine if they were insufficiently capitalized, so they must be supervised by the government?
Would you have said, "C'mon that will never happen in America."
2. What if I had told you that within Barack Obama's first 100 days in office the federal government would be the largest shareholder in two of the US Big-Three automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler? That the government would kick out the CEO's of these companies and appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto industry and that executive compensation would be determined, not by a Board of Directors, but by the government?
Would you have said, "C'mon that will never happen in America."
3. What if I had told you that Barack Obama would appoint 21 Czars, without congressional approval, accountable only to him, not to the voters, who would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions. That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, an Urban Czar, a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar, a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory powers over US domestic and foreign policy.
Would you have said, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
4. What if I had told you that the federal deficit would be $915 billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency - with a projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion - triple the $454.8 billion in 2008, for which the previous administration was highly criticized by Obama and his fellow Democrats. That congress would pass Obama's $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010. That the projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10 trillion.
Would you have said, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
5. What if I had told you that the Obama Justice Department would order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention facilities in Afghanistan. That Obama would order the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of the 200-plus individuals held there. That several of the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom in Bermuda at the expense of the US government. That some of our returning US veterans would be labeled terrorists and put on a watch list
Would you have said, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
6. What if I had told you that the federal government would seek powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the financial system. That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and other financial products offered to the public.
Would you have said, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
7. What if I had told you that Obama would travel to the Middle East, bow before the Saudi king, and repeatedly apologize for America's past actions. That he would travel to Latin America where he would warmly greet Venezuela's strongman Hugo Chavez and sit passively in the audience while Nicaraguan Marxist thug Daniel Ortega charged America with terrorist aggression in Central America.
Would you have said, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
8. Okay, now what if I were to tell you that Obama wants to dismantle conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new "Fairness Doctrine." That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of those who may disagree with his policies via internet blogs, cable news networks, or advocacy ads. That most major network television and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state-run media in communist countries?
Would you say, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
9. What if I were to tell you that the Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to limit your Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. That the federal government wants to reinstate the so-called assault weapons ban which would prohibit the sale of any type of firearm that does not require the shooter to pull the trigger every time a round is fired. That Obama's Attorney General wants to eliminate the sale of virtually all handguns and ammunition, which most citizens choose for self-defense..
Would you say, "Cmon that will never happen in America."
10. What if I were to tell you that the Obama plan is to eliminate states rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment and give the federal government sweeping new powers over policies currently under the province of local and state governments and voted on by the people. That Obama plans to control the schools, energy production, the environment, health care, and the wealth of every US citizen.
Would you say, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."
11. What if I were to tell you that the president, the courts, and the federal government have ignored the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country fought to restrict. That our last presidential election may have been our last truly free election for some time to come. That our next presidential election may look similar to the one recently held in Iran. (And maybe under review by ACORN.)
I know - I know what you will say. That will never happen in America.
Hopefully you realize the significance of taking the census away from the Commerce Department and placing it under the White House, where Acorn has been given broad authority to manage it.
If we don't do everything in our power to stop this madness in 2010 and 2012, may God have mercy on our souls. Pass this on to every freedom loving American you can.
The smallest honorable action is better than the greatest intention!
I didn't realize just how much he's missed, until I read and remembered some of the stuff he said . . .. And stood for.
'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.'- Ronald Reagan
'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help. ' - Ronald Reagan
'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.' - Ronald Reagan
'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U. S. was too strong.' - Ronald Reagan
'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U. S. Congress . .' – Ronald Reagan
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.' - Ronald Reagan
'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.' - Ronald Reagan
'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' - Ronald Reagan
'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first . .' - Ronald Reagan
'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it . If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.' - Ronald Reagan
'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.' - Ronald Reagan
'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 Reagan
'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under . ' - Ronald Reagan
you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40
I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew? 'Water Displacement #40'. The product began from a search for rust preventative solvent and de greaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top..... Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed..
Here are some other uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar 20 strings.
4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprocket s on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.
38. The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep
in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states..
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re wash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL!
is part of an email from my cousin that lives in Canada. Now you can read the
truth from someone that lives there and not in any political office or you can
believe IMHO those lying democrats led by the mistaken great Obama. For those
of you that voted him in, don't cry in my beer. My glass is already full of my
own tears. I said then and still say you were idiots, even if I do love you.
Give me an old war hero over a lying elitist any day of the week.
the race card either because I have friends that are black, friends that are
democrats and friends that are black democrats. I care about my friends because
they are friends. I care about family because they are family. But IMHO Obama
was a mistake last November and still is. How much will we pay for your
to this interview - Hey Daughters (and sons-in-law),
This is an excellent way to keep your parents from bugging you. You just have to listen to this. Takes about 8 minutes. Just think no more annoying emails or text or better yet grumpy parents messing with you.
Everyone should listen to this no matter what your age or what stage of life you are in at this time..
No offense to anyone
sending, but when I get emails like this I like to research it to see if it is
a fact or rumor. This one has me stumped. I have Googled, Snopes and Truth or
Fiction and still don't know the answer. The accusations are definitely there.
It slants toward the truth but no one can quite prove it. Now if I was in Obama
's shoes I would clear it up and produce the proof. However some people feel
they don't have to prove anything and you should just take what they say as
gospel. It appears Obama is one of those. I keep thinking where there is smoke,
there is fire. If this is true, he has no right being the POTUS. One
interesting thing I did read was for awhile Biden was the President. Remember
the words the Chief Justice Roberts and/or Obama misstated? That second
swearing should have been public, in my opinion. Before that second swearing in
as I understood this, Biden was the POTUS. If brains smarter than mine want to
read this and find the real answer (not an opinion) let me know. I don't feel
it should be swept under the rug. It does matter as our lives and the life of
this Country is in Obama's hands.
For a guy who is as
young as Obama together with our technological record keeping why are there so
many unanswered questions about his past? For instance: Was his
mother ever married to his father? Was he born in Kenya?
What were his grades
in any of his colleges? Where did he get the down payment on his $2mm
home? Who paid for his Columbia and Harvard educations? Why did his connections to so many shady
characters emerge so late in his campaign? And of course, his trip to
Pakistan with some mysterious people and the mystery of the trip's purpose.
Read more on the trip, below.
This just doesn't go away and for good reason it seems!... and this time some good questions.
While I've little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so and found one simple question:
What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York, Jakarta, and Karachi?
So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?
And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York, Jakarta, and Karachi, what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?
The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.
Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?
A : Yes, by his own admission.
Q: What passport did he travel under?
A: There are only three possibilities.
1) He traveled with a U.S. Passport,
2) He traveled with a British passport, or
3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.
Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?
A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981.
When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport. If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.
Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008.
Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.
If you don't care that Your President is not a natural born Citizen and in violation of the Constitution, then go into your cocoon.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. WE SPEND BILLIONS BECAUSE WE CAN'T LET GM AND CHRYSLER GO BANKRUPT, AND THEN, LET GM and CHRYSLER GO BANKRUPT.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. CAN CONGRESS FORCE FANNIE AND FREDDIE TO BUY SUBPRIME LOANS, AND THEN BLAME FANNIE AND FREDDIE FOR BUYING SUBPRIME LOANS. THEN FIRE THE CEO's WITH GIANT SEVERENCE PACKAGES AND NATIONALIZE THE COMPANIES SO THE TAX PAYERS CAN PAY OFF ALL THE DEBT!!
ONLY IN AMERICA …. A FINANCIAL CRISIS REQUIRES SWIFT ACTION BY CONGRESS TO PASS A BILL WITHOUT READING IT, THEN THEY GO ON VACATION FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FINDS THE TIME TO SIGN IT.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. YOU CAN BE LEGALLY ILLEGAL.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. CAN CONGRESS MAKE LAWS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO, OR INTEND TO, FOLLOW.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. THE VICE PRESIDENT DECLARES 'JOBS' A 3 LETTER WORD.
ONLY IN AMERICA .... CAN YOU GET A TAX REFUND FOR TAXES YOU DIDN'T PAY.
ONLY IN AMERICA .... CAN POLITICIANS BLAME OTHERS FOR THEIR OWN FAILURES.
ONLY IN AMERICA .... YOU HAVE MORE RIGHTS BEING ILLEGAL, THAN YOU DO IF YOU'RE LEGAL.
ONLY IN AMERICA .... CAN YOU BE 13 AND HAVE AN ABORTION WITHOUT TELLING YOUR PARENTS, BUT YOU MUST HAVE A WRITTEN NOTE FROM YOUR PARENT EXPLAINING WHY YOU MISSED SCHOOL.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. DO WE WORRY ABOUT 3 GUYS THAT GET WATER UP THEIR NOSES, WHILE THEIR ASSOCIATES ARE BEHEADING CAPTIVES AND BLOWING UP CROWDS OF PEOPLE WITH SUICIDE BOMBERS.
ONLY IN AMERICA …. YOU CAN BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT HAVING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
ONLY IN AMERICA .... WHATEVER GOES WRONG WILL ALWAYS BE PRESIDENT BUSH'S FAULT.
I wish I’d written this:
I have noted that many
elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to
unite behind Obama.
Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama!
I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it.
I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that He is a one-term President!
Why am I doing this?
It is because I do not share Obama's vision or Value system for America ;
I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of re-distributing wealth;
I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
I do not share his view that America is Arrogrant;
I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;
I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than American Citizens who need help;
I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;
I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America ;
I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East, and certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran .
Bottom line, my America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my God to do what is Right!
For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!
They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country! They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years; they have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!
They have made every effort to remove the name of God or Jesus Christ from our Society! They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code; they have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!
Unite behind Obama? Never!
I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!
PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him.
However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!
Majority rules in America , and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and "his goals for America ."
I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country!! Any more compromise is more defeat!
I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-God crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America !
"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." ( Thomas Jefferson)
God bless you and God bless our Country!!!
(Please, please, please, Pass this on if you agree)
Thanks for your time, be safe.
"In God We Trust"
'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'
- Ronald Reagan
I ALWAYS FIND MYSELF
IN THE MOOD FOR SOME USMC WORDS, PICTURES AND WISDOM.
YOU GOTTA LOVE A MARINE!! Click here
IF this doesn't give you Goosebumps, nothing will.
And to those that bought into the CHANGE and to a simple life and no excess corporate spending, may you be reminded that Jimmy Carter was just a simple peanut farmer from Georgia. Those of you to young to remember, peanuts is about all we had to live on for four years until we got President Reagan in office. Don't take my word, just go talk to the people in the unemployment lines. Oh right, I forgot that was President Bush's (43) fault.
Well come to think of it, life hasn't been good
since Clinton....well for him and Monica anyway. 401K gone? Ask Barney Frank
and Chris Dodd about that. Now when is their hearing?
Whatever happened to bringing those soldiers home? 4 were killed the day Iraq police were on their own and.... WHAT NOT COMING HOME YET?????? WELL WHY NOT?
Obama has been in office for 6 months. I am
beginning to think I am going to have to answer that phone myself at 3 A.M.
Might as well as I am up anyway worrying or having heartburn. Wonder why?
I didn't have any fish and chips.
Oh what do I know? I like Republicans and John
McCain is only 8 years older than my old hubby. But hey I really liked Sarah
Palin. Shows you how out of the loop I am. What about the governors
of Minnesota or Louisiana? No, not the female embarrassment during
Hurricane Katrina, I mean Bobby Jindal. Oh those states need their people
to improve things for their own residents.
Now I do think McCain is a war hero but wasn't sure about him being president. Well, Indiana went Democrat in November so my vote didn't count anyway. We haven't done that since Johnson, an ugly mistake that was.
Does history repeat? Well, don't drink the Kool-Aid and don't look back unless turning to salt sounds like a fun thing to do.
AT 5 MINUTES AND 6 SECONDS AFTER 4 A.M., ON THE
8TH OF JULY, THIS YEAR, THE TIME AND DATE WILL BE: !
THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN UNTIL THE YEAR 3009!!!
Tennessee Ernie Ford's 16 Tons with a twist - this is really cute!
If you want a gun but
know next to nothing about them, go to a shooting range and learn or have a
peace officer teach you. If you don't want a gun fine but leave the others
alone that do. Informed and educated gun owners will not shoot you unless you
try to do them harm. If guns are banned, only the criminal will own them and
peace officers and military.
How long will it take a policeman to get to your home if you call 911 while someone is threatening you? It should be a personal choice and regulated with a license and permit. If someone with PTS or some other mental problem kills you, they won't need a gun. Even a car can be a deadly weapon.
Pastor's wife's letter
How's this for apocalyptic literature? This was written by a pastor's wife in biblical prose as a commentary of current events. It is brilliant.
And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as "The One."
He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, "I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evildoers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed."
And the people
rejoiced, for even though they knew not what "The One" would do,
he had promised that it was good; and they believed.
And "The One" said, "We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!"
And the people said,
"Hallelujah! Change is good!"
Then He said, "We are going to tax the rich fat-cats."
And the people said
"Sock it to them!"
"And redistribute their wealth."
And the people said, "Show us the money!"
And then He said, "Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody."
And Joe the Plumber asked, "Are you kidding me? You're going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??"
This was passed along to me by the U.S. Concealed Carry Association...
This one is for you Veterans. I have never heard of this before, but I thought it was important enough to pass along here:
I had a doctor’s
appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found something very
interesting I would like to pass along… While going through triage
before seeing the doctor, I was asked three questions:
(1. Did I feel stressed?)
(2. Did I feel threatened?)
(3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?)
I answered No to all three.
The nurse then informed me, if I had answered yes to any of the questions, I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.
I am a Viet Nam vet and 15 year concealed carry permit holder.
“Looks like they are going
after us vets."
Be forewarned and be aware.
The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners as potential terrorists.
If you are a veteran , you've been warned.
If you know veterans, please pass this on to them.
To add to your body of body knowledge:
Dr. Virend Somers, a cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 a.m. and noon, Somers said. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened, he said. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
So, you think you know where you stand, politically. Think again.
The result from this short test may surprise you and give you some food for thought.
You'll be asked just 10 questions, and then it instantly tells you where you stand politically. It shows your position as a red dot on a "political map" so you'll see exactly where you score.
The most interesting thing about the Quiz is that it goes beyond the Democrat, Republican, and Independent.
The Quiz has gotten a lot of praise. The Washington Post said it has "gained respect as a valid measure of a person's political leanings." The Fraser Institute said it's "a fast, fun, and accurate assessment of a person's overall political views." Suite University said it is the "most concise and accurate political quiz out there."
Click on the link below...
From today's "you couldn't make it up if you tried" file.......Obama's protectors have ordered graduating Midshipmen....and I suppose Commissioned Officers through Flag rank...to leave their swords at home. Full Dress White includes "wear sword". More to the point...those badges of office have been earned in a manner Obongo and his minions just wouldn't begin to understand. Important traditions that inspire are kind of lost on the red banner crowd, apparently.
Further, ceremonial swords never seemed to bother the Secret Service for any previous President. And before World War II, the swords were not particularly "ceremonial", I've seen some of those blades, boarding actions did occur on the China Station pre-war against river pirates, warlords, etc. Those swords were worn not just to graduation, but to Inaugurations, in the receiving line at the White House afterward, to the Inaugural Ball. Somehow nobody gave it a second thought. Somehow even Presidents in the past didn't presume to specify items of uniform.
But of course, what worked for Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, F.D.R., the Bushes, T.R., any other rational non-cult leader.....doesn't work for this former state senator anointed by the Chicago machine.
Does he secretly consider our Naval and Military leaders "the enemy"? Perhaps the message this sends escaped his handlers. Sad. And .....follow me on this Obama and minions.....insulting. Actually it's contemptible.
CHECKED IT OUT MYSELF
AND THIS IS A TRUE STORY. NO, I WASN'T THERE . I READ IT ON GOOGLE!!!
A BUCKET OF SHRIMP..........GREAT, GREAT STORY AND TRUE
every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant
orange and was starting to dip into the blue ocean.
Old Ed came strolling along the beach to his favorite pier. Clutched in his bony hand was a bucket of shrimp. Ed walks out to the end of the pier, where it seems he almost has the world to himself. The glow of the sun is a golden bronze now.
Everybody's gone, except for a few joggers on the beach. Standing out on the end of the pier, Ed is alone with his thoughts...and his bucket of shrimp.
Before long, however, he is no longer alone. Up in the sky a thousand white dots come screeching and squawking, winging their way toward that lanky frame standing there on the end of the pier..
Before long, dozens of seagulls have enveloped him, their wings fluttering and flapping wildly. Ed stands there tossing shrimp to the hungry birds. As he does, if you listen closely, you can hear him say with a smile, 'Thank you. Thank you.'
In a few short minutes the bucket is empty. But Ed doesn't leave.
He stands there lost in thought, as though transported to another time and place. Invariably, one of the gulls lands on his sea-bleached, weather-beaten hat - an old military hat he's been wearing for years.
When he finally turns around and begins to walk back toward the beach, a few of the birds hop along the pier with him until he gets to the stairs, and then they, too, fly away. And old Ed quietly makes his way down to the end of the beach and on home.
If you were sitting there on the pier with your fishing line in the water, Ed might seem like 'a funny old duck,' as my dad used to say. Or, 'a guy that's a sandwich shy of a picnic,' as my kids might say. To onlookers, he's just another old codger, lost in his own weird world, feeding the seagulls with a bucket full of shrimp.
To the onlooker, rituals can look either very strange or very empty. They can seem altogether unimportant ....maybe even a lot of nonsense.
Old folks often do strange things, at least in the eyes of Boomers and Busters.
Most of them would probably write Old Ed off, down there in Florida .. That's too bad. They'd do well to know him better.
His full name: Eddie Rickenbacker. He was a famous hero back in World War II. On one of his flying missions across the Pacific, he and his seven-member crew went down. Miraculously, all of the men survived, crawled out of their plane, and climbed into a life raft.
Captain Rickenbacker and his crew floated for days on the rough waters of the Pacific. They fought the sun. They fought sharks. Most of all, they fought hunger. By the eighth day their rations ran out. No food.. No water. They were hundreds of miles from land and no one knew where they were.
They needed a miracle. That afternoon they had a simple devotional service and prayed for a miracle. They tried to nap. Eddie leaned back and pulled his military cap over his nose. Time dragged. All he could hear was the slap of the waves against the raft.
Suddenly, Eddie felt something land on the top of his cap. It was a seagull!
Old Ed would later describe how he sat perfectly still, planning his next move. With a flash of his hand and a squawk from the gull, he managed to grab it and wring its neck. He tore the feathers off, and he and his starving crew made a meal - a very slight meal for eight men - of it. Then they used the intestines for bait. With it, they caught fish, which gave them food and more bait......and the cycle continued. With that simple survival technique, they were able to endure the rigors of the sea until they were found and rescued (after 24 days at sea...).
Eddie Rickenbacker lived many years beyond that ordeal, but he never forgot the sacrifice of that first lifesaving seagull. And he never stopped saying, 'Thank you.' That's why almost every Friday night he would walk to the end of the pier with a bucket full of shrimp and a heart full of gratitude.
Reference: (Max Lucado, In The Eye of the Storm, pp.221, 225-226)
Eddie was also an Ace in WW I and started Eastern Airlines.
I think we can all learn something from these 5 lessons. If you cannot, perhaps you need to look in the mirror!
1. - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had
broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached..
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
Mrs. Nat King Cole.
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies..
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?"
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
Another Irish Tale
Here's a political (certainly not an "apolitical") observation as only an Irishman can make it! Hyperbole (and ad hominem comments) aside, for sake of our country's future, I hope he's off the mark. Further, I hope that our President will demonstrate a return to the conservative principles upon which our forefathers founded this great Nation, and that our citizenry will awaken, reassess their role in our current situation, take a measure of our current situation and demand that he do so. For only if the voters speak, will Mr. Obama listen.
Tom Adkins is the
publisher of CommonConservative.com
For centuries, Ireland has graced the world with poets, writers, and musicians - from W.B. Yeats to Phil Lynott to Seamus Heaney - who made us giggle, cry, croon, and swoon, sometimes in the same sentence.
Then again, for every
James Joyce, there are thousands of Cliff Clavins - half-wits who, like the
Cheers character, regale us with useless information that might be accurate,
though you wouldn't bet your paycheck on it. But they serve a steaming crock o'
blarney that's more entertaining than a Leprechaun with his shoes on fire. So
we listen and laugh into the wee hours. And we buy them another Guinness.
But once in a while,
one of these storytellers rises from the prattle, ascending upon lofty lexis,
splendiferous manner, and scintillating oratory. This master of blather may
arrive at a perch so unsupported by the evidence that we are astounded. Didn't
anyone check? Of course not. When the whiskey is flowing, nobody stops a great
So where do we find
the latest of the famed Irish tall-tale-tellers? Who regales us with such
panache that the world overlooks his phony resume? Ring the doorbell at
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and ask for Barack "The Crock" O'Bama.
Apparently, Fulmuth Kearney,
Obama's great-great-great-grandfather sailed for America from a fair Irish town
whose very name, Moneygall, offers a pair of magnificent double meanings. One
of his descendants married a Kenyan and begat the messiah himself. Lucky us!
True to his Irish
heritage, Obama has spent a lifetime offering perhaps the greatest list of
astounding shams ever told:
My grandpa marched with Patton.
The Kennedys paid for my dad to come to America.
I was conceived during
the Selma riots, registered for the draft, worked my way through law school,
became a constitutional lawyer, and wasn't interested in politics.
I passed welfare-to-work laws and gave medical benefits to veterans.
I never heard Jeremiah Wright's racist rants and barely knew William Ayers.
Tony Rezko? Some guy
who coincidentally bought the lot next door to my house.
I'm a capitalist.
I am/am not against free trade, gun control, and single-payer health care.
I never take money from or hire lobbyists.
I'll halt all military operations in Iraq by 2010.
The surge? Still
Every economist on Earth agrees we should spend our way into oblivion, which will create four million new jobs and give tax cuts to 95 percent of Americans while reducing the national debt.
Wow. Could Oscar Wilde
himself have dreamt up such glorious fiction?
But we rarely
challenge a storyteller in the middle of a good one. Maybe we just like a good
yarn - and not just in politics. Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay, David Koresh -
all should have been beaten with a shillelagh. Instead, fools surrendered their
money, their dignity, and their lives. They simply heard what they wanted to
This time, though, we
didn't fall for a mere bard with a little Irish in him. Drunk with lazy boredom,
brewed with freedom long removed from challenge, America elevated a master
word-slinger to the top of the world, based on nothing more than a pile of
We voted for the best storyteller in the bar. Oh, well, at closing time, who knows the difference?
HEADLINES FROM THE
Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California
White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.
Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.
Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.
France pleads for global help after being taken over by Lichtenstein. No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered nation!
George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
85-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise is the key to weight loss.
Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and
Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
Abortion clinics now available in every High School in United States
Senate still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos per liter and gas stations are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.
Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.
New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up
newspapers must be registered by January 2030.
IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.
Floruba voters still having trouble with voting machines.
You better sit down while reading this. This could be the moment when you become enlightened.
Interesting...... Poverty in Our Cities.
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit, MI - 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY - 29.9%
3. Cincinnati, OH - 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH - 27.0%
5. Miami, FL - 26.9%
5. St. Louis, MO - 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX - 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI - 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA - 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ - 24.2%
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007
What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI (1st on
the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954.
Cincinnati, OH (3rd)...since 1984.
Cleveland, OH (4th)...since 1989.
Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.
St. Louis, MO (6th)....since 1949.
El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.
Milwaukee, WI (8th)...since 1908.
Philadelphia, PA (9th)...since 1952.
Newark, NJ (10th)...since 1907.
Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats---yet they are still POOR!
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
...........................and Mr. Obama, you are no Abe Lincoln
My liberal friends were right.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Proverbs 16:31 "The silver haired head, is a crown of glory."
I have to admit it. My liberal friends were right.
told me if I voted for McCain, the nation's Hope would deteriorate, and sure
enough there has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the
election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.
They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.
They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough unemployment is approaching 8.8% and the new stimulus packages implemented recently have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 1995.
They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "crooks" in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several recent cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of bribery and tax fraud, and two senior democrat congressmen were responsible for much of the economic collapse.
Well I ignored my Democrat friends in November and voted for McCain. And they were right... all of their predictions have come true...
A LETTER TO THE EMPLOYEES
This was sent to me by a friend who understands
where this economy is going. Thought you’d appreciate it! Unfortunately I know
2 people that this might happen to. Really good guys who tried to be good
employers and the life is being sucked out of their businesses. I pray
for them that they won't go under and maybe even can call people back. Bob and
Steve, you are in my prayers. I think some people don't understand that your
families are also effected. To those of you that still have a job or a
business, count your blessings.
To All of My Valued Employees,
There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company and, more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this:
The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job, however, is the changing political landscape in this country. That being said, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests.
First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story. This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You've seen my big home at last year's Christmas party. I'm sure all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life. However, what you don't see is the back story.
I started this company 28 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living apartment was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company -- which, by the way, would eventually employ you.
My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business, to hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.
Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the discount store extracting any clothing item that didn't look like it was birthed in the 70's. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business with a vision that eventually, some day, I too will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.
So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I don't. There is no "off" button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, sleep and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden -- the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations -- and never realize the back story and the sacrifices I've made.
Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail out all the people who didn't. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for.
Yes, business ownership has is benefits, but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:
I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my "stimulus" check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.
The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business, or the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child by the fourth father waiting for her next welfare check? Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country.
The fact is, if I deducted (or stole) 50 percent of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get rewarded for only 50 percent of their hard work?
Well, I agree, and that is why your job is in jeopardy. Here is what many of you don't understand ... to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn't need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries.
When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the poor of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep.
So where am I going with all this? It's quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple.
I fire you. I fire your co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future. Frankly, it isn't my problem any more. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire. You see, I'm done. I'm done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.
So, if you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.
some research about this I noticed one blogger's opinion was in these days of
downsizing perhaps Michelle's position was cut from the budget. Yes, usually
when you have laid all the groundwork for the intention that it was meant to
be, it is often downsized. Their was proof the Acorn Group was succeeding in
their intentional work plan during the election period. And it worked. For all
you Obama fans and those that voted for him, please prove me wrong and soon as
I know to many people suffering or soon will be suffering. Before you write
back and tell me poor little Barack Hussein Obama inherited the Bush
Administration problem, ask yourself what all the Democrats in the House and
Senate were doing before the Bush administration ended. Now where were Dodd and
Frank when the banks and mortgages companies were in trouble? When did they
report this to President Bush???????
How is your checkbook?
If every city in the US submits a wish list.........
This is very interesting. Just click on any state and the whole list will come up again and you can look at every project in the stimulus bill. Unbelievable!!
Find projects by state or territory
· Alaska (46 projects)
· Alabama (318 projects)
· Arkansas (199 projects)
· Arizona (743 projects)
· California (1971 projects)
· Colorado (201 projects)
· Connecticut (449 projects)
· Washington, D.C. (8 projects)
· Delaware (7 projects)
· Florida (1752 projects)
· Georgia (266 projects)
· Hawaii (316 projects)
· Iowa (51 projects)
· Idaho (348 projects)
· Illinois (1031 projects)
· Indiana (713 projects)
· Kansas (139 projects)
· Kentucky (524 projects)
· Louisiana (433 projects)
· Massachusetts (266 projects)
· Maryland (54 projects)
· Maine (72 projects)
· Michigan (782 projects)
· Minnesota (335 projects)
· Missouri (403 projects)
· Mississippi (552 projects)
· Montana (57 projects)
· North Carolina (319 projects)
· North Dakota (61 projects)
· Nebraska (154 projects)
· New Jersey (261 projects)
· New Mexico (215 projects)
· Nevada (163 projects)
· New York (289 projects)
· Ohio (847 projects)
· Oklahoma (223 projects)
· Oregon (159 projects)
· Pennsylvania (352 projects)
· Puerto Rico (340 projects)
· Rhode Island (116 projects)
· South Carolina (271 projects)
· South Dakota (30 projects)
· Tennessee (103 projects)
· Texas (1240 projects)
· Utah (298 projects)
· Virginia (400 projects)
· Vermont (61 projects)
· Washington (368 projects)
· Wisconsin (358 projects)
· West Virginia (1 projects)
· Wyoming (85 projects)
I am not trying to be racially biased but when people born and raised in this country are out of work, we need to remember charity begins at home. It is not just the Mexican people, we have many more people of other nationalities living here and taking jobs. I also feel congress needs to do something to help people be able to afford to live on the current minimum wage or increase it. Many people take unemployment as it often pays more than say working at Mcdonald's. Bring our jobs back and watch how many qualified people will be very willing to work. Perhaps we should start a group of unemployed people and then ask for a bailout. Also people living on social security and disability insurance from the social security funds, have to pay taxes on that money. Now especially, the retired social security people, didn't we already pay taxes on that money once? Could this be double taxation? Something is very wrong with this picture. So minds greater than mine need to find a solution and fast.
Sounds like Round Up Time To Me! A great way to lower unemployment!
HOOVER, TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER
Here is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn't know of this until it was pointed out to me.
Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.
Harry Truman deported over two million Illegals after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.
And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican nationals!
The program was called 'Operation Wetback' so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them!
Now, if they could deport the illegals back then, they can sure do it today!!
lf you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.
Apparently this is TRUE. A quick check of the VA web site resulted in the two bottom documents (following the article below), which you can research farther if the situation applies to you or anyone you know. I thought I was reasonably familiar with veteran's benefits, but I had never heard of this one. Which reaffirms my long-standing conviction that there are numerous benefits, federal and state, out there which people just don't know about. Hope this is helpful...............
Little-known benefit aids veterans of wars
Those who serve during conflict are eligible for up to $19,000 a year
BY PAULA BURKES
Published: February 8, 2009
A little-known veterans' benefit for long-term care expenses is available to wartime veterans and their spouses. But the benefit is being overlooked by thousands of families, industry observers say.
The Special Pension for Veterans' Aid and Attendance pays up to $1,644 a month, $19,736 annually, toward assisted living, nursing homes or in-home care for veterans 65 and older who served at least 90 days and one day during wartime - stateside or overseas.Veterans and their spouses can receive up to $23,396 annually and spouses of deceased veterans, $12,681.
Yet, an estimated $22 billion a year goes unclaimed, said Don Soard, a volunteer with Operation Veteran Aid in Oklahoma City. In 2007, only 134,000 seniors nationwide received the benefit, which was established in 1952.
"Literally hundreds of thousands don't even know about it," Soard said. "Due to incomplete information, many disqualify themselves on income or assets or find the paperwork too burdensome."
Soard helps families complete the necessary forms, so that approval comes in four to six months. The process is streamlined for vets who are blind or have memory issues and widows with medical needs, he said. Most applicants qualify and payments are retroactive, Soard said. The few who are denied on excessive liquid assets can seek financial advice to qualify, he said.
Soard started his volunteer mission two years ago, following the deaths of two family members who served in WWII.
"If they'd known about this benefit, they'd have a much better quality of life in later years," he said. "Without it, many vets are forced to go on Medicaid."
Oklahoma is one of nine states where the welfare program doesn't cover assisted living costs. Assisted living often can be an alternative to a nursing home when 24-hour skilled care is not an absolute need, said Willie Ferguson, executive director of Legend at Rivendell in Oklahoma City .
"But if someone just has Social Security and a small pension, it's not enough to live here," Ferguson said.
According to a 2008 MetLife survey, assisted living in Oklahoma averages $2,346 a month, while nursing homes cost $153 a day for a private room.
Of 73 Legend residents, nine receive the veterans' special pension, including Tom Bowen, 77, of Moore .
"Until I toured this operation, I had no idea the benefit was available," said Bowen, a retired engineer technician from the Federal Aviation Administration who served stateside during the Korean Conflict.
Bowen recently moved into the Legend facility following several mini strokes and a diagnosis of short-term memory loss.
"It's been pretty hard trying to handle expenses on my own and being able to replace savings," said Marie Bowen, his wife of 57 years. Finding a nearby facility and learning about the special veterans' pension has been a godsend, she said.
Summary: DISCUSSION: 1. Section 1521(d) of title 38, United States Code, provides an increased rate of nonservice-connected disability pension for veterans who meet basic pension eligibility requirements and are "in need of regular aid and attendance." See also 38 U.S.C. § 1541(d) (pension for surviving spouses). As with the referenced statutes, the regulations do not expressly require that the need for regular aid and attendance be a permanent need. As noted above, Veterans' Bureau and Veterans'
Summary: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2006 Secretary Nicholson: VA Reaches Out to Veterans and Spouses ?Aid and Attendance? an Under-Used Benefit WASHINGTON ? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance. If the remaining income amount falls below the annual income threshold for the Aid and Attendance benefit, VA pays the
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December 19, 2006
Nicholson: VA Reaches Out to Veterans and Spouses
“Aid and Attendance” an Under-Used Benefit
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance.
“Veterans have earned this benefit by their service to our nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. “We want to ensure that every veteran or surviving spouse who qualifies has the chance to apply.”
Although this is not a new program, not everyone is aware of his or her potential eligibility. The Aid and Attendance pension benefit may be available to wartime veterans and surviving spouses who have in-home care or who live in nursing-homes or assisted-living facilities.
Many elderly veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the congressionally mandated legal limit for a VA pension may still be eligible for the special monthly Aid and Attendance benefit if they have large medical expenses, including nursing home expenses, for which they do not receive reimbursement.
To qualify, claimants must be incapable of self support and in need of regular personal assistance.
The basic criteria for the Aid and Attendance benefit include the inability to feed oneself, to dress and undress without assistance, or to take care of one’s own bodily needs. People who are bedridden or need help to adjust special prosthetic or orthopedic devices may also be eligible, as well as those who have a physical or mental injury or illness that requires regular assistance to protect them from hazards or dangers in their daily environment.
For a wartime veteran or surviving spouse to qualify for this special monthly pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days of active military service, one day of which was during a period of war, and be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Wartime veterans who entered active duty on or after September 8, 1980, (October 16, 1981, for officers) must have completed at least 24 continuous months of military service or the period for which they were ordered to active duty.
If all requirements are met, VA determines eligibility for the Aid and Attendance benefit by adjusting for un-reimbursed medical expenses from the veteran’s or surviving spouse’s total household income. If the remaining income amount falls below the annual income threshold for the Aid and Attendance benefit, VA pays the difference between the claimant’s household income and the Aid and Attendance threshold.
The Aid and Attendance income threshold for a veteran without dependents is now $18,234 annually. The threshold increases to $21,615 if a veteran has one dependent, and by $1,866 for each additional dependent. The annual Aid and Attendance threshold for a surviving spouse alone is $11,715. This threshold increases to $13,976 if there is one dependent child, and by $1,866 for each additional child.
Additional information and assistance in applying for the Aid and Attendance benefit may be obtained by calling 1-800-827-1000. Applications may be submitted on-line at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp. Information is also available on the Internet at www.va.gov or from any local veterans service organization.
FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY
In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge.
After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,"Case dismissed!"
The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my
client and all other atheists have no such holidays."
The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."
The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."
The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.'
Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day.
Court is adjourned.
You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!