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".
Mayo Clinic on Aspirin
Dr. Virend Somers, is 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. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
- Call 911.
- Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.
- Say "heart attack!"
- Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Real Cowboy Knows No Fear!
Obama Could Be Reelected in 2012
I fear this could be true. It makes too much water in my gills and I think there might be a sharp hook on the end of the worm.
FRIGHTENING! WHY OBAMA WILL BE RE-ELECTED IN 2012
Dr. Williams' prediction: Maybe you have read some newspaper articles written by Dr. Williams a conservative economist who happens to be Black. He has taught at several Universities and is currently teaching at George Mason University.
Economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated. Even when Obama's policies lead the nation to final ruin, the majority of the American people are going to believe the bait-and-switch tactics Obama and his supporters in the media will use to explain why it isn't his fault. After all, things were much worse than understood when he took office.
Obama's reelection is really a very, very simple math problem. Consider the following:
1) Blacks will vote for Obama blindly. Period. Doesn't matter what he does. It's a race thing. He's one of us.
2) College educated women will vote for Obama. Though they will be offended by this, they swoon at his oratory. It's really not more complex than that.
3) Liberals will vote for Obama. He is their great hope.
4) Democrats will vote for Obama. He is the leader of their party and his coat tails will carry them to victory nationwide.
5) Hispanics will vote for Obama. He is the path to citizenship for those who are illegal and Hispanic leaders recognize the political clout they carry in the Democratic Party.
6) Union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama. He is their key to money and power in business, state and local politics.
7) Big Business will support Obama. They already have. He has almost $1 Billion dollars in his reelection purse gained largely from his connections with Big Business and is gaining more every day. Big Business loves Obama because he gives them access to taxpayer money so long as they support his social and political agenda.
8) The media love him. They may attack the people who work for him, but they love him. After all, to not love him would be racist.
9) Most other minorities and special interest groups will vote for him. Oddly, the overwhelming majority of Jews and Muslims will support him because they won't vote Republican. American Indians will support him. Obviously homosexuals tend to vote Democratic.
10) Approximately half of independents will vote
for Obama. And he doesn't need anywhere near that number because he has all of
the groups previously mentioned. The
President will win an overwhelming victory in 2012.
-- Dr. Walter Williams
IN ADDITION TO THE VOTING BLOCKS HE MENTIONS, THERE IS ANOTHER HUGE GROUP: THE NEARLY ONE-HALF OF ALL ADULTS DO NOT PAY ANY TAXES AND, IN FACT, MOST OF THEM RECEIVE MONEY FROM THE
GOVERNMENT. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO "SHAKE THE BOAT" TO DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE FLOW OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO THEMSELVES.
It's believed the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. If you are in favor of this, then by all means, disregard this message.
If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
Meet George the Great Dane – Seeing is believing!
Can you believe it?
They've already built the Obama Presidential Library... and its already full of everything he knows.
Who says he hasn’t done anything?
An impressive list of accomplishments!
First President to apply for college aid as a
foreign student then denies he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which State they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense...compare this to what a policeman gets paid for putting his life on the line every day.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur'and tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.....and at the same time eliminates the National Day of Prayer for all other religions.
Think about how these 'accomplishments' have already hurt America and then vote accordingly in November.
This was sent to me. I thought about making a list such as this but before I could finish my carpal tunnel started acting up.
Last year after the Packers / Bills game, Buffalo released quarterback Trent Edwards.
During the Packers / Eagles game, the Packers injured Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Philadelphia then had to play backup quarterback Michael Vick.
During a playoff game against the Eagles, the Packers injured Michael Vick and another backup was needed.
After the Packers / Cowboys game, Dallas fired Wade Phillips and most of his staff.
After the Packers / Vikings game, Minnesota fired Brad Childress and most of his staff.
Four weeks after losing to the Packers, the 49er's coach Mike Singletary and most of his staff were fired and replaced.
During the Bears Playoff game, the Packers injured Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins forcing the Bears to go with 3rd string quarterback Caleb Hanie.
Question: Is it just me, or did the Packers create more jobs than Obama last year?
I am getting ready for my next road trip, I am not sure how long it will take me but need information on where to charge my new electric car. I have heard they are a little slow on the pickup but very dependable. If I leave next week I should be there by the fourth of July or maybe Halloween. Look for me soon.
I did not know this...
When you drink vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure.
When you drink rum over ice, it can give you liver failure.
When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heart
When you drink gin over ice, it can give you brain problems.
Apparently, ice is really bad for you.
Warn all your friends.
Senior version of Jesus Loves Me
92 YEAR OLD PREACHER
While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age. After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gait to the podium. Without a note or written paper of any kind he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak....
"When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50-odd years of preaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials.. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me...
The only thing that would comfort was this verse..............
"Jesus loves me this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong,
We are weak but He is strong.....
Yes, Jesus loves me....
The Bible tells me so."
The old pastor stated, "I always noticed that it was the adults who chose the children's hymn Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of course) during a hymn sing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see they knew it the best."
"Here for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me":
JESUS LOVES ME
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
YES, JESUS LOVES ME.. YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song..
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."
When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.
I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.
This was written by my granddaughter and just another reason why I love her so much. This is not a story of fiction but sadly of truth. With the Aspergers, Jack also is ADHD. There are days he can be the sweetest kid in the world. He is also very humorous. He can be ever so sensitive.
The early Christmas blessing this year went like this for our family. About a month ago I gave Jack five dollars as he was leaving our house and told him maybe Mom would take him to lunch as I hadn’t fixed him any yet when she got here. Before that stop at McDonald’s, they went to Wal-Mart. Upon entering there was a donation box for the needy kids. Jack walked up to it and put that five dollars in the box. His mother asked why he did that. He told her, “I have Jesus in my life. He will love me & take care of me. I don’t need a better toy. I will take a small one today.” Kim had told him they could eat lunch at home and he could use his money with hers to get a toy. Around here we say little and big toy, meaning the cost (little Grandpa’s money big Grandma’s!) Or as Sam taught the boys a 3 or 4 number toy. When they were younger and big & small meant size it was confusing. One day Sam came up with price; like a 3 number was 9.99 or 4 number toy like 15.99. Well, it was Sam so it was probably like $1.00 & $11.00. Oh there I go again, being mean. One more day of being nice is all I have to do as we open gifts on Christmas Eve.
I never know what Jack will say or do. I do think the meltdowns are becoming less frequent. It seems like some days I can talk him through one before it gets out of control. The most frustrating thing is not one set of rules works every time. So you learn what worked once and try it and if not you have to switch the gears because he can’t. I have also had to learn the difference between a meltdown and a temper tantrum. I am patient and loving unless it is a temper tantrum. The other day he had one or as I like to say a hissy fit and I knew it from the start. I said get off the computer as he broke a computer rule and he said no you can’t make me. It went from there. I won. In an Aspergers meltdown there is not a winner. The winning is when the child gets his control and becomes the loving child he is. Aspergers is part of the Autism group. Jack doesn’t do some of the things the Autistic child does. He is smart. He gets A’s & B’s in school. He loves reading. He reads a lot and is still read to by Mom or Dad at night. There is no learning disability but his is more of the sensory issues. His doctor says his case is mild. Okay let the school call her then!! I knew nothing about this Aspergers thing so I have had to learn a lot. Those of you, who know me really well, know that patience has never been my long suit. It has gotten a lot better since Jack. Sometimes people will say to me where did you get all that patience? I tell them I don’t know. I guess it is the love for him that takes over.
My Christmas wish to all of you is you enjoy your health, your families’ health, and your friends. If you have a person in your life that has a special need, physical or mental or both, be extra kind to them. Also you might have a person in your life that doesn’t have a permanent problem but maybe a temporary one, like an addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. Love them no matter how hard it can be. My biggest wish for all of you is that next year you will still be in my address book for me to write to and I hope I don’t have to say hello to you through the saints above!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Katie had a creative writing class this semester. Below is just one of the stories she wrote. Just wanted to share…..
Jack-a-Roo the Kangaroo
By: Katie Keller
Those little brothers… how they make you smile with their cute, pudgy faces are pressed against the sliding glass door when they’re stuck outside on the patio. Those little brothers… how they make you want to pull your hair out when they scream to the top of their lungs when they don’t get their way. Mine almost makes me want to pull mine out every day, but I love him.
My little Jack means well and always strives for the better, but simple things such as hearing a simple instruction strains his body. My little Jack has Asperger’s.
He goes to therapy every couple of months, visits resource on a daily basis, and is on medication. He has his good days, he has his bad days, he has his toss up days, but he never stops being that little brother I held and sang the Lord’s Prayer to in that hospital room on May 19, 2000.
He is no different than anyone he ever meets. He is simply… Jack. He has a tough little life at the age of eleven. He faces chastisement from people who don’t understand him, he faces people who do understand him and make fun of him for it, and he has people who pile up stress upon stress until… BOOM! He explodes from all the pressure. Screaming fits on whatever comes to his mind: things from his past, things from his present, and things we think he just grabs out of his little head.
It’s tough living with a family member with any mental disability, but with a growing, changing little boy (soon to be man) with Asperger’s… sometimes you just need to take a breather.
I’m always there for him, even if he doesn’t want me to be (which happens to be ALL the time), and I always remind him, “Your big sis has got your back, lil’ bro!”
I believe in my little brother. I believe that one day he’s going to take on the world, with help or not, and he’s going to grasp like it’s one of his transformers and own it! I believe in my Jack-a-roo the Kangaroo.
PARAPROSDOKIANS: (Winston Churchill loved them.)
Here is the definition:
"Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation."
"Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a type of paraprosdokian.
1. Do not argue with
an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left..
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'
13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
19. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
26. Where there's a will, there's relatives.