Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
American Life League's (ALL) Stop Planned Parenthood, or Stopp International, says it took a long time, but their campaign against Planned Parenthood finally got some results. "For 12 years in the Texas panhandle, there has been a fight against Planned Parenthood," he notes. "Planned Parenthood, in 1997, operated 19 clinics in the Texas panhandle."
For coming from right here in Amarillo, TX, I'd have to say this is pretty darn good, especially considering who were about to have in power. He's voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Now, New York State's blind, black, and unelected governor, who, like all NY political hacks, is always inventing ways to generate more revenue, has (once again) unleashed the FoodNazi's. No, the enemy is not tobacco or trans-fats. This time it's soda. That's right, soft drinks. You know, that can of instant death you open when you're hot and thirsty. The same stuff we've been drinking for about 100 years now, the stuff that's probably killed, what, hundreds, thousands, millions?
As is usually the case with the Left, they first choose a target, (tobacco, fast-food, etc.) then, using junk science, create fear and hysteria about that target. Is this all done for health reasons? No. It's simply done to generate more revenue, using health as a cover! Hey, don't kid yourself. Junk science combined with hysteria can be very profitable. As an example, in the state of Kentucky, the tax on a pack of smokes is $.30. In NYC, it's $3.25 per pack. Now a logical mind might ask, if a product is so dangerous, why not ban it? The answer of course, is very simple. If you ban a product, you lose the tax revenue. So, is it about health, or just old-fashioned greed and liberals desire to control everything and everybody?
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The AP beats this one around pretty good without ever really getting to the point.
Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home. She awoke before dawn and often worked past midnight to iron their clothes, mop the marble floors and dust the family's crystal. She earned $45 a month working up to 20 hours a day. She had no breaks during the day and no days off.
The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the U.S. is an extension of an illegal but common practice in Africa. Families in remote villages send their daughters to work in cities for extra money and the opportunity to escape a dead-end life. Some girls work for free on the understanding that they will at least be better fed in the home of their employer.
The custom has led to the spread of trafficking, as well-to-do Africans accustomed to employing children immigrate to the U.S. Around one-third of the estimated 10,000 forced laborers in the United States are servants trapped behind the curtains of suburban homes, according to a study by the National Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley and Free the Slaves, a nonprofit group. No one can say how many are children, especially since their work can so easily be masked as chores.
I notice that they didn't interview anyone from the U.S., or the United Nations, who has made a living decrying the plight of families of ex-slaves right here in the U.S. Odd that.
if he can't handle the pressure of reporters noting what he gets for lunch, how will he ever handle the real world of the "unfriendly" press when he makes a foll of himself in the White House??????
I'm going back to my philosophical home, the lunatic fringe Libertarian Party.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and community touched by this terrible tragedy. It is profoundly sad that a distraught man would take up arms to kill his family and others. "In this season of hope, however, we should not despair and say this kind of violence is inevitable. We should not tolerate the steady drumbeat of gun deaths and injuries that tears our families and communities apart. We can and should do all that is within our power to find solutions to gun violence.
"In the New Year, we hope that our nation's leaders have the courage and conviction to take steps that will help protect our families and communities from gun violence."
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Wow! I'd hate to be a CIA agent in Afghanistan. Handing out Viagra must be a really difficult job. I'll bet the covert operatives need a stiff drink after such a hard day's work.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Most of us have our coming of age moment in our teens to late twentys. It would seem that one of the people who is slavering over the open Senatorial seat for NY was 44 when that moment hit.
Kennedy says 9/11, Obama led her to public service
Kennedy is 51 now, she was 44 in 2001. Do we, as a nation, need yet another poor little rich kid, with a family history of "public service", making our future laws?
Not to mention, do we need someone who was 44 before she saw a need that she could fill, given her money and background. Personally, I can't imagine having the freedom to live with my head in the clouds that long.
It must be nice.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Based on what we know of him revealed in song and tradition, I think it is safe to say that Santa is clearly conservative.
I know, I know – some of you conservatives may already have Santa pegged as a liberal – the only liberal, in fact, that some of you welcome into your home.
But hear me out. What do we really know of him?
Santa "knows when you are sleeping and knows when you're awake." Yes, sounds a little like liberal "Big Brother," but what is he actually doing? Like any constructive authority, Santa is evaluating our performance – to determine if we should receive compensation. He is making a list and checking
it twice, assessing if we have been naughty or nice – if nice, we will be rewarded with a present – if naughty, we get nothin'.
Santa bases his compensation on job performance. You see, Santa does not actually give gifts – he gives rewards. Technically, a "gift" is free – undeserved. Since Christmas "gifts" are merited by performance, they are not actually gifts at all, they are rewards. To be accurate, we really should call them Christmas
As soon as we use accurate terminology, you see, it is obvious that Santa is a conservative who gives rewards to those who have earned compensation, and withholds them from those who are lazy or irresponsible.
If in fact, Santa were a liberal, Christmas would be quite different. Instead of coming down chimneys and leaving rewards for honorable children, Santa would take presents if he determined that the fireplace was used to actually burn wood, cut from innocent trees. If he discovered that the Christmas tree
was real and not an artificial one, he would skip the house altogether.
A liberal Santa would not give rewards according to naughty or nice behavior, but would give gifts based on politically correct standards of victimization. Those suffering from ADD would receive extra gifts and a year's supply of Ritalin; the parents of those suffering from ADHD would receive a year's supply of antidepressants; racial minorities would automatically receive twice as many gifts as others; those who had incurred diseases from their naughty behavior would receive prophylactic protection, so that they could continue their irresponsible lifestyle and avoid suffering the consequences of their actions; for the same reason, drug abusers would receive a year's supply of clean needles.
If Santa were liberal, the song would no longer warn us that we "better not cry, better not pout." Pouting and whining would be the primary means by which Santa identifies politically correct "victims" who feel they are entitled to the most gifts.
In an effort to spread around the wealth, a liberal Santa would take presents from those families who had bought their own gifts and refused his, and he would redistribute them to those who earned less than $250,000.
To bolster self-esteem, Santa would give a five-season DVD set of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," as well as a trophy to every child for just having a pulse.
To break sexual stereotypes, girls would be given blue toys and boys would receive pink ones. Those families that appeared homophobic would receive Bobby and Ken dolls. To increase racial sensitivity, all dolls would be a neutral tan color.
If Santa had a liberal worldview, toy guns would not exist. Instead, under the tree, children of NRA members would receive the book "How to Dialogue with Terrorists." Any guns found in the home Santa would confiscate.
But, thankfully, Santa is conservative.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
According to USA Today, Seattle and Minneapolis have been hooking and jabbing for several years over which city is most literate.
I'm no expert on Minneapolis, but I can tell you that Seattle is one of the most racist, backward, clannish places I've ever had the misfortune to visit. And most of the state is just the same. The inhabitants distrust anyone who's not a WASP.
I'm one of those peculiar people who thinks literacy means not just well read, but that you've learned and are capable of learning from what you read. Trust me, Seattle doesn't measure up.
“Most Americans live in a "bubble of comfort" (Peter Kreeft) that's unparalleled anywhere in time or space. We see to our true needs almost without thought. Our wants are few and routinely met. Our indulgences are numberless; far too often we confuse them with necessities, withouth which we would wither and die.
Most. Not all.
There are some genuinely unfortunate folks among us. I'm not talking about a family that can't afford the latest model iPhones or designer sneakers; I mean families destitute through no fault of their own, unable to meet their true needs without assistance. Because we're such a rich people, there aren't many such, and even those few have recourse to public assistance of several kinds. As I've written before, no one in America is out of reach of sufficient food, clothing, or shelter to keep life in the body and hope alive.
But public assistance is the worst and most degrading kind. It doesn't matter what attitudes its operators might display; merely the consciousness that one has become a public charge is enough to evoke despair, or something near to it, from those upon whom chance has frowned. This is a specially heavy burden for decent people, accustomed to carrying their own obligations, who've fallen on hard times.
I shouldn't have to tell you that extending a helping hand to such families is even more appropriate at this time of year than at others. But you might not know that doing so is good for you, too.
A Christian understands the spiritual mandate for constructive charity:
...but, owing to the trend toward social atomization, we've largely lost the recognition of how charity assists the giver emotionally. It provides a huge lift of spirit to aid someone who deserves aid -- a particularly important insight for those who, for whatever reason, find the Christmas season difficult to bear.
If you're feeling low, apart from others, unable to feel personally relevant to those around you, look for someone in need through no fault of his own and do what you can to ease his burden. It's a blessing twice over, and supremely appropriate in the season in which we celebrate the birth of Christ “
Look, it doesn’t have to be much. In light of our record snowfall so far this year, (over 40” on the ground now) the dig-out process has been oppressive. I have spent most of my evenings over the past week helping my neighbors to dig themselves out of the drifts. Charity does not have to involve money. In fact, the best charity of all doesn’t, because it forces you to get your hands dirty, to take part, and to be involved, instead of writing a check and moving on.
Do your best to help your fellow man this year. Stop and help the person who’s vehicle has become hopelessly mired in a snowbank. Dig your neighbors out of the drifts. Volunteer at a food bank or warming shelter. Give old clothes to the needy. None of these things require you to be wealthy, but all of them will come greatly appreciated by those that you help.
Remember, the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Help spread the light of this holiday season by being a part of that light.
Thank you for providing me with some of the most enjoyable hours of my life.
David Spade Buys High-Powered Rifles for Local Police Department
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
By Adam Housley
David Spade made a $100,000 gift to the Phoenix, Arizona police department.
LOS ANGELES — Actor and one-time Phoenix resident David Spade has donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Police Department. The department will use the much needed funds to buy high-powered rifles to defend the city from the growing influence of Mexican drug cartels.
My guess is Spade has now made some big-time Hollywood enemies who will see this as an assault on "helpless" Mexicans. Of course, these new enemies of his are snivelling self-centered idiot-liberals which aren't anyones' friend to begin with.
Hat's off to Mr. Spade.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Entitled “Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development,” the report was produced by Nathan Freier, a recently retired Army lieutenant colonel who is a professor at the college, the Army’s main training institute for prospective senior officers.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned last week of riots and unrest in global markets if the ongoing financial crisis is not addressed and lower-income households are beset with credit constraints and rising unemployment, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.
I have written about the likelihood of this scenario for the last few years until I am sick of hearing myself talk about it. Our fiat money system makes our currency worthless and the deepening economic conditions cause otherwise law abiding citizens to take actions they would never consider taking in better times. If we have a total monetary collapse, the only items that will have any value are food, fuel, tools, medicine, certain types of machinery, firearms and ammunition.
Driven by hunger and privation, thousands of people will come streaming out of the large population centers and take what they need by any means necessary. Civil authority will utterly fail as it did in New Orleans after the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. Our friends and neighbors will begin to, first figuratively and then literally...eat one another.
Coming out of the cobwebs of a multi-million dollar Park Ave. condo is Princess Caroline Kennedy, recluse daughter of that dead guy, JFK. What's most surprising here on the other left coast, is that even NY's well-known socialist Dumbocrats are coming out against her, something unheard of in an ultra-liberal place like NY! Their main beef seems to be the fact that she has exactly zero experience. Of sure, she's a lawyer, (isn't everybody?) but one that's never seen a client or a court room. And because of her station in life, one created for her by the MSM, she feels she's above the regulations and requirements followed by mere mortals. What are her qualifications you ask?
1. She "feels" that she'd like to help people.
2. She "feels" she can make a difference in the world.
3. She once fed a bird.
4. She once allowed NY'ers to actually look at her getting into a limo.
5. She has a staff that may actually talk to people. Maybe.
6. Her fat slob, senile, woman-killing uncle told her the senate seat is her right.
7. She's anti-gun, pro-gay marriage, pro-illegal alien, hates anything Conservative or Republican.
8. She supports panhandlers in NYC, so long as they're miles from her condo.
In light of what's getting elected to high office these days, i'd say she fits right in!
why did I assume he was a democrat - well he is from Mass. & he is dumb.........
A quick question, and a stupid tradition.
First the tradition. When I was a kid [11,341 years ago] my brother, who was 8 or 9, began to ask my mother questions about celebrating "Christmas Adam" or food for "Christmas Adam". For obvious reasons, she was baffled. She finally asked him what he meant. He said, "Sister Mary Elephant told us all about celebrating on Christmas and Christmas EVE, but she never talked about Christmas ADAM, and didn't ADAM come first?"
"Christmas Adam" is a day when my family annoys each other with prank phone calls and such general stupidity. Kind of an April Fools Day in the winter.
Pass on the love.
Now for the question.
I've got a couple of friends who are hoarding guns and ammo because Pres-elect BOHICA is going to sign a law into effect outlawing guns and the internet, seconds after he's sworn in next month. While I agree that he's no friend of gun owners, I doubt that he's bold enough to tr that grab.
Here's my question. Many of you, make that most, are more gun smart than I am. These guns are packing their guns and ammo in rice to keep it dry for long term storage. Meaning perhaps years. One gun said he learned it in Nam,
"...it's what the gooks did...".
I think the rice will pull moisture out of the gun powder and render it less than perfect. I think the "gooks" did it for short term storage or for easy hiding and transportation. Any ideas on this gun aficianados?
Monday, December 22, 2008
The Obama family, on vacation in Barack Obama's native Hawaii, is staying in a $9 million single-story oceanfront home in a pricey but laid-back neighborhood over the mountain from downtown Honolulu, where the president-elect grew up. The five-bedroom, wood-frame house sits on almost an acre of land fronting Kailua Beach, a favorite spot for windsurfers, kayakers and dogwalkers. The white sand in front of the house is public land, just like all beaches under state law. The Obamas may see neighbors out for a walk or jog. Martha Burke, who has lived several houses down from the property since 1972, said she is thrilled and honored to have Obama nearby. "I'm sure he wants a lot of privacy, so I hope we can restrain ourselves from waving at him. But I doubt it," Burke said, laughing. Don Dymond, owner of Kalapawai Cafe and Kalapawai Market, said it is particularly thrilling because Obama "knows enough about the state and the island that he would know if there's a better spot." He added, "The community is lucky that he picked here. And hopefully over the next eight years, he'll pick here some more." Obama's vacation home sits on a dead-end road with few other homes.
The house was built in 1934 and renovated in 2005. Photographs from a 2007 real-estate listing show a stone-encircled swimming pool and an open-air sitting room with views of a grassy lawn and the ocean. City tax records show a Houston man bought the property in January for $9 million. The home is listed on a vacation-rental directory, www.hawaiisbestrentals.com. It is among the most expensive on a block where shoreline lots go for a minimum of $3 million and nonbeachfront properties easily top $1 million. The figures outstrip the median single-family home price on Oahu, which stood at $594,500 in November.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Backed by a computer model, a little-known inventor is making public a U.S. patent petition for what he calls the most "practical, nontoxic, affordable, rapidly achievable" and beneficial way to curb global warming and a resulting catastrophic ocean rise. Spray gigatons of seawater into the air, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere, and let Mother Nature do the rest.
Kenneth Caldeira, a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, roughly simulated Ace's idea in recent months on a model that is used extensively by top scientists to study warming.
The simulated evaporation of about one-half inch of additional water everywhere in the world produced immediate planetary cooling effects that were projected to reach nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit within 20 or 30 years, Caldeira said.
"In the computer simulation, evaporating water was almost as effective as directly transferring ... energy to space, which was surprising to me," he said.
Why should we be surprised by the president elect's pick to "pray" in the Obamamessiah?
"During the course of the entire inaugural festivities, there are going to be a wide range of viewpoints that are presented. And that's how it should be, because that's what America's about. That's part of the magic of this country ... we are diverse and noisy and opinionated," Obama said.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Personally, i wouldn't care if Mexifornians were allowed to marry their pets, (and out there, i'm sure some do) but if the will of the people is overturned in this case, you just know it will spread across the country to all those states that have banned same-sex marriages. If this does happen, what does it say about government "by, of, and for the people"? Will it mean that a majority of the people can not change something they deem to be wrong, and if so, doesn't that leave the people powerless? Sure they can vote-out an AG or governor, but try voting-out a Supreme Court!
TO: All Employees DATE: 4th November
RE: Christmas Party;
I am happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We ll have a small band playing traditional carols...please feel free to sing along.And don t be surprised if the Managing Director shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1.00 p.m. Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone s pockets.This gathering is only for employees! The Managing Director will make a special announcement at the Party. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees DATE: 5th November
RE: Holiday Party
In no way was yesterday s memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we are calling it our Holiday Party. The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians. There will be no Christmas tree or Christmas carols sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment. Happy now?Happy Holidays to you and your family.
FROM; Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees
DATE: 6th November
RE: Holiday Party
Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table...you didn't sign your name. I m happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only," you wouldn't be anonymous anymore!!!! How am I supposed to handle this? Somebody?Forget about the gift exchange, no gift exchange allowed now since the Union Officials feel that $10.00 is too much money and Management believe $10.00 is a little cheap. NO GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED. Pauline.
FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees, DATE: 7th November
RE: Holiday Party
What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20th begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees beliefs, perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party - or else package everything up for you to take home in a little foil doggy bag. Will that work? Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the toilets, Gays are allowed to sit with each other, Lesbians do not have to sit with gay men, each will have their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangements for the gay mens table, too. To the person asking permission to cross dress - no cross dressing allowed. And No, no blow-up sheep. We will have booster seats for short people. Low fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food. We suggest those people with high blood pressure taste the food first. There will be fresh fruits asdessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry! Did I miss anything?!?!?!?!?! ........Pauline.
FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All F*ckin Employees DATE: 8 November
RE: The F*ckin Holiday Party.
Vegetarian pricks, I've had it with you people!!! We are going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death", as you so quaintly put it. You ll get your f*ckin salad bar, including organic tomatoes, but you know tomatoes have feeling, too. They scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I m hearing them scream right NOW!! Hope you all have a rotten holiday * drink, drive, and die! The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!!
FROM: John Bishop - Acting Human Resources Director
DATE: 9th November
RE: Pauline Lewis and Holiday Party;
I am sure I speak for all of us in wishing Pauline Lewis a speedy recovery, and I ll continue to forward your cards to her.In the meantime, Management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and instead, give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd December off with full pay.
Mice get blame for fire that massacred 100 cats
Harley is one lucky dog.
Not only did he survive a raging inferno that killed scores of pets two days ago, but he's just gone to a loving new home.
The 15-month-old Shih Tzu was one of nine dogs rescued by firefighters as an early morning blaze gutted Durham Region Humane Society's animal shelter in Oshawa.
The $250,000 fire is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's office, but shelter manager Ruby Richards said preliminary reports indicate it started in the ceiling and may – a sad irony for the cats – have been sparked by mice chewing through electrical wires.
"It was devastating," Harley's new owner, Judy Hannah, said of the fire. She and her husband, Barry, feared Harley, whom they had already adopted, was among the victims because he was at the Waterloo St. shelter waiting to be neutered before they could take him home.
Maybe the dog paid the mice, to set the fire, so the shelter operators wouldn't cut off HIS BALLS!!
That would make me opt for a little arson.
The newspaper reports that Sherry L. Johnston, 42, the mother of Levi Johnston, faces six felony counts of "misconduct involving a controlled substance." The arrest came after Alaska State Troopers searched her home.
Law enforcement officials released little information to the paper, saying the investigation was continuing. The charges against Johnston include second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, which the Daily News says generally applies to "manufacturing or delivering drugs."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA's soon-to-be-retired space shuttles are up for grabs.
The space agency said Wednesday it's looking for ideas on where and how best to display its space shuttles once they stop flying in a few years. It's put out a call to schools, science museums and "other appropriate organizations" that might be interested in showcasing one of the three remaining shuttles.
Beware: NASA estimates it will cost about $42 million to get each shuttle ready and get it where it needs to go, and the final tab could end up much more.
The estimate includes $6 million to ferry the spaceship atop a modified jumbo jet to the closest major airport. But the price could skyrocket depending on how far the display site is from the airport. Only indoor, climate-controlled displays will be considered.
Ground Control to Major Schteveo
The Bush administration today issued a sweeping new regulation that protects a broad range of health-care workers -- from doctors to janitors -- who refuse to participate in providing services that they believe violate their personal, moral or religious beliefs.
The controversial rule empowers federal health officials to cut off federal funding for any state or local government, hospital, clinic, health plan, doctor's office or other entity if it does not accommodate employees who exercise their "right of conscience." It would apply to more than 584,000 health-care facilities.
"Doctors and other health care providers should not be forced to choose between good professional standing and violating their conscience," Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said in a statement.
Raleigh, N.C. — Two brothers pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with a shooting this summer at a home in Raleigh that operated as a brothel.
Rony Alvararo Martinez, 24, and Elvin Adrian Martinez, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Both men were originally charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the June 28 shooting deaths of Marco Antonio Alvarez-Martinez, 19, and Gregorio Lopez-Estrada, 23.
Wake County Assistant District Attorney Susan Spurlin said Elvin Martinez and Rony Martinez charged into the house at 316 Sunnybrook Road, and shot the victims execution style at close range and injured two other people.
"This was all about money," Spurlin said.
3 illegal aliens, shot and attempted to kill 3 other illegal aliens, in a WHOREHOUSE!!! But wait, the local handwringers are saying that we don't know if the victims were illegals or not, so don't jump to conclusions.
Hey, I don't care if they were or were not legally in the country. They were breaking the law by running a whorehouse, or trying to take over a whorehouse.
You will notice that there is no mention of closing the house or arresting the workers there.
Schteveo says ship 'em home
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It is also known fact that Blago went on a tirade that the only thing that Obama’s administration was willing to offer for the seat was their “undying gratitude.”
That means that Blago made the offer, and was declined by Emanuel. Exculpatory in the sense that Emanuel didn’t offer to give Blago a bribe (at least as far as we know), but damning in the sense that for Emanuel to turn his offer down, Blago had to make the offer to him, which means that Emanuel knew damn good and well that Blago was selling the seat, and did nothing about it.
Still with me?
We will have to see if this makes him complicit in conspiracy, or at least sets him up with a good case of obstructing justice, but it matters not to me. It is pretty clear that the corruption of the Chicago machine is so ingrained in Obama’s administration that it doesn’t even occur to them to turn in a governor in the middle of a corruption crime spree. No shocker there. To Obama, transparent is the new opaque.
Is this really a “change” from the current administration, or the one before that? I think we are in for 4 years of the same old political bullshit, and any hope that Obama is bringing is diminishing quickly.
A survey taken says that 45% of Americans believe that Obama knew about Blago’s actions before his arrest. That is a pretty big hit on this “hope for change” message when just shy of half of your constituency thinks you are a corrupt dirtbag before you are even sworn in.
My advice to the President Elect:
Practice what you preach. If you really want to be different, to be a hope for change and a shining light on the path away from political pettiness and corruption, then act that way. Quit letting these little scandals darken your message. Stop hanging around with radical, America-hating pastors and terrorists. Stop hiding things from the American people. When questions arose about Senator McCain’s eligibility to be president, he immediately made public all information that he could, including his long form birth certificate and naval records, and presented them to the Senate for review and discussion. He had nothing to hide. Why are you fighting every lawsuit that comes up instead of just presenting your certificate? When something like this Blago thing comes up, don’t refuse to comment, then the next day, make a comment stating that you are 100% sure that no one had ANY contact with Blago, then when the news release says that your Chief of Staff had no less than 20 phone conversations with Blago, revise your statement to say that your people are conducting an internal investigation to gather “facts”. How could you be 100% sure yesterday when you hadn’t even gathered the facts yet as of today? That smacks of a lie to me, Mr. Obama!
Now, you are choosing to withhold the results of your investigation until next week. Why? Are you hoping that this will die down and go away by then, so any revelation will be back-page news instead of the headline? You give me no choice but to believe that with the secretive and strange manner in which this is being handled.
This is not hope. This is not change. This is the same old shit we’ve all become so tired of putting up with, and you have already taken huge steps towards failing every person that voted for you because of that message.
What say you guys?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
People don't normally equate the tactics used by Hitlers Nazi Party with those used by today's Leftists, but they may be wrong. When it comes to forcing people to adhere to their beliefs, they're both the same. They both have a history of smothering opposing points of view. You either believe what they say, or you're not allowed to believe. Nazi's were infamous for "eliminating" people that held different opinions, which is exactly what leftists do today! You see, Nazi's knew, as do Leftists, that to allow differing points of view would only serve to undermine and expose their propaganda. And without lies, they're nothing!
Monday, December 15, 2008
In Arab culture it's considered rude even to display the sole of one's shoe to a fellow human being. Certainly, crossing one's legs ankle-on-knee style should never be done in a public place for fear of offending the person next to you. The sensitivity is related to the fact shoes are considered ritually unclean in the Muslim faith.
Over the last 8 years, the leftist media and Hollyweird crowd have spoofed GWB as a dolt, a fool, and a stumbling perpetual "C" student. But it's all in fun, it's a freedom of speech issue, he deserves what he gets based on his life's history.
But what's good for the Goose, isn't good for the Gander. According to the NY Governor's Office anyway.
Saturday Night Live pushed the envelope last night with a drop-dead impression of Gov. Paterson that mocked his blindness and past drug use.
The skit features SNL castmember Fred Armisen as Paterson during a segment on "Weekend Update."
Like disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Paterson must appoint someone to the senate seat being vacated by Sen. Hillary Clinton. Blagojevich was arrested last week for trying to sell the seat left open by President-elect Barack Obama.
Here's the NY Post story, with a link to the video clip from SNL
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So, hide the kids, bring in the animals, and call grandma and grandpa. Warn them that the world will end in a few weeks, and the only one who can save us is, you guessed it, Yomama Bahama. At least according to fat Al. And, believe it or not, this crap came from Fox!
Take the foreign policy team: Hillary Clinton, James Jones, and Bush holdover Robert Gates. As centrist as you can get. But the choice was far less ideological than practical. Obama has no intention of being a foreign policy president. Unlike, say, Nixon or Reagan, he does not have aspirations abroad. He simply wants quiet on his eastern and western fronts so that he can proceed with what he really cares about -- his domestic agenda.
Don't be fooled by Bob Gates staying on. Obama didn't get elected to manage Afghanistan. He intends to transform America. And he has the money, the mandate and the moxie to go for it.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Associated Press Writer – Fri Dec 12, 4:28 pm ET
CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama asked the White House if his family could move to Washington earlier than normal, but aides say the White House couldn't give them the official guest house as early as his family wanted.
The Obamas had asked White House officials to move into Blair House about two weeks before the traditional date so their two daughters could start their new school when classes resume Jan. 5. Obama aides say the White House told them that the request cannot be met because the current administration still has plans for the historic government home across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
Jimbo's comment: He!-HE!-he-he-he! I wonder if Bush's staff will remove the 'O's from the keyboards. Probably not - (probably won't steal the silverware, either) - conservatives could never stoop to liberal pranks. Or... maybe they just did! He!-HE!-he-he-he! You HAVE to love it! (I bet it was Laura's idea!) :-)
You can bet none of these young men would ever consider fighting for the US, the country "they chose" to come to, the country that took them in, educated them, fed them, clothed them, housed them, and supplied them with an endless list of hand-outs. And being an open society, we don't have a clue as to how many tens-of-thousands more of them are living amongst us. Any wonder why most of the world sees us as weak fools?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Dear Fellow NRA Member,
In the next few days, you'll receive your new NRA membership card.
The moment you receive it, I urge you to validate your new membership card as soon as possible. More than ever, we need you to stand with NRA and fight to save our Second Amendment freedoms.
Because Barack Obama's campaign promisenot to take away our guns is a lie.
He's not even in office, yet he's fired the opening salvos in a war against the future of the Second Amendment, our hunting and shooting traditions, and YOU.
Obama's FIRST attack on YOU: Appointing Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be White House Chief of Staff. In Congress, Emanuel earned an "F" rating from NRA, and while working in the Clinton Administration, he was known as the "point man on gun control." He is an avowed enemy of the Second Amendment and will wield enormous power in the battle for the future of our firearm freedoms.
Obama's SECOND attack on YOU: If Hillary Clinton is confirmed as Secretary of State, she'll rip the Second Amendment right out of the Bill of Rights. She'll be our nation's top diplomat with the power to determine whether the United Nations will pass, and Obama will sign, a global gun ban treaty that will surrender our Second Amendment rights and our national sovereignty.
Obama's THIRD attack on YOU: Nominating ex-Senator and former Majority Leader Tom Daschle-an avowed enemy of NRA-to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. NRA was responsible for defeating Daschle when he ran in South Dakota for re-election to the Senate. If Daschle is confirmed, he could hold the ultimate power to declare guns a "public health menace" and regulate away our essential liberties.
Obama's FOURTH attack on YOU: Nominating Eric Holder to be Attorney General. As former Assistant Attorney General, Holder was a key architect and vocal advocate for the Clinton era's sweeping gun ban agenda. He supported national handgun licensing, mandatory trigger locks, and ending gun shows as we know them.
Just recently, Holder opposed the District of Columbia's Heller decision that declared the Second Amendment an individual right. Holder also called for reviving the Clinton gun bans and, as Attorney General, would fight in court to prevent the landmark Heller decision from being made applicable to state and local governments.
Worst of all, if Holder is confirmed as the nation's top law-enforcement officer, he would control BATFE and wield enormous power to harass gun owners and sue America's arms makers out of existence.
Obama's FIFTH attack on YOU: In the job application for the Obama Administration, he made it clear that gun owners are second-class citizens and told 80 million gun owners not to even bother applying for a job. In the "White House Personnel Data Questionnaire" he asked:
"Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage."
This chilling notice to gun owners-that they are not welcome to serve in his Administration-shows the deep hostility for Americans' Second Amendment Freedoms that Obama and his Administration have in their hearts.
On its face, that question endorses gun registration-a mandate in only five states in our nation-and buys into the anti-gun premise that firearms are inherently dangerous and gun owners are prone to misusing them.
That's an outrageous mindset, especially for the President-elect whose sworn duty will be to uphold the U.S. Constitution, including our right to keep and bear arms.
Obama CLEARLY wants to make gun registration the law of the land.
First for employees under his control...AND THEN FOR YOU.
Working with a Congress dominated by gun haters like Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John Conyers, Henry Waxman, and Charles Schumer!!!
Rubbing salt in gun owner wounds is the Brady Campaign, which just issued a completely bogus poll claiming that two-thirds of the Americans-including 60% of all gun owners-favor gun registration, licensing of firearm owners, and other sweeping restrictions on our firearm freedoms! Add it all up and you have the potentialfor a Second Amendment disaster that's unlikeany other NRA members have ever battled.
That's why we need the strongest possible commitment from EVERY NRA member, starting today. That's why I'm hoping you'll validate your new NRA membership card the moment you receive it.
Because our greatest strength is you.
Only by working with you can NRA hold the line against these threats from every quarter. We are the one force that has the strength to keep Americans free and our rights intact for future generations. With you at our side, we will fight and we will prevail against all odds.
Thank you for your loyalty to NRA and the cause of Freedom.
When times is good, as in the 20’s and in the last decade, we feel good about ourselves and our positions in life. We spend money. We take out loans. We begin to see those investments that would have, ten years ago, been considered risky as hell, as being totally normal, every day things. All of those above things simply act to make the up cycle that much bigger. Economies love the spending of money. They LOVE it. The economy keeps going up, up, up, until it reaches a pre-determined, yet wholly invisible threshold, where the gains from that point on are fake. People have overspent. They’ve run out of money to spend. The banks are beginning to get nervous that they’ve lent too much to too many, and slow down the lending spree. All that we need now is a catalyst. It could be anything. In this case, it was home foreclosures exposing the entire real-estate market to be built up on fake money. In 1928, it was marginal spending and trading being exposed, showing the stock market to be built up on fake money. Either way, it results in the bust cycle rearing it’s ugly head.
So what can we do about it? What should we do about it?
To both of these questions, I say, nothing.
Now, as soon as all of the left-leaning “government can fix it” folks in the audience stop chattering and gasping, I’ll tell you why.
It resets the cycle. The same generation that spent frivolously and wantonly in the 20’s re-learned what it meant to live for tomorrow, and to be frugal and save. If the 20’s had been allowed to continue, unfettered by marginal trading, something else would have brought us down. Wanton, uncareful crop usage, brought about by favorable climatic conditions and the carefree, anything goes attitude of the 20’s would have resulted in agricultural collapse (and it partially did, in Oklahoma, anyway). I guess my point is that human nature demands boom and bust cycles, because as soon as we get comfortable, we begin to destroy ourselves with frivolities and the throwing of caution to the proverbial four winds. This inevitably brings about another bust. The folks that lived through the depression became frugal, wise, and savvy to what it means to do without. They lived within their means from that point forward. In fact, I truly believe that the depression set us up for victory in WWII, because I seriously doubt that the materialistic, good-times society of the 1920’s could have handled the deprivation associated with a real world war.
The folks of the depression era handed down their frugality to their children, and them to their children, and through each generation, the message got watered down. Now, the current generation is being reminded what wanton infrugality will get them. If it weren’t for the housing markets failing, something else would have gotten us here, eventually. It is basic human nature, and human nature cannot be overcome. My hope is that we learn from this, and re-set the cycle so that we may pass down this lesson of frugality to our children and grandchildren.
I might add one more point. There is one way to eliminate the boom vs. bust cycle. The way to eliminate this cycle is through absolute and total socialism, by eliminating any boom and keeping us all in a constant state of bust. As long as we aren’t comfortable, and we are struggling to meet the next day’s needs, we won’t have the ability to set ourselves up for the next fall. If you never leave the first step of the ladder, you have no where to which you may fall.
So what does giving ex-senator Tom (Mr. Liberal) Daschle the #1 job at the Health Dept. mean? SOCIALIZED MEDICINE! Oops, sorry. I mean Universal Health Care. Liberals don't like names that are too descriptive, especially if they think tax payers won't allow themselves to get suckered into the socialist plane that has failed everywhere it's tried. But since when has the Left let a little thing like failure stop them from spending our money! One thing's for sure, you can bet Daschel's wife's "former" (?) employers will be ecstatic!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Snow in Austin (my front yard - photo courtesy of Mrs. Jimbo). This is only supposed to happen once every 25 years in Austin. This is the second time in 5 years...
UN claims man-made global warming 'proved beyond a doubt'...
Also from Drudge:
Blowback: More Than 650 Scientists Dissent Over Warming Claims...
From the Statesman, record lows in Austin:
From the Chronicle, snow in Houston:
Only a liberal could believe in and stand by the biggest scam in the history of the world: Manmade Global Warming, a fantasy of Al Gore; shyster extraordinaire, and silly little no-account "revise history for convenience" liberals.
and this proves it!!!!
COOPERSVILLE, Michigan —
A fourth-grade class in Michigan learned firsthand about animal behavior when a deer crashed through a window and into its classroom.
The six-point buck sent chairs, desks, books and shards of glass flying. A boy suffered a small cut to his head, but there were no serious injuries.
Marty Alexander, the principal of Coopersville East Elementary School, says the unexpected guest dropped by Monday afternoon.
He says the teacher stayed cool, instructing her 23 startled students to drop to the floor as the deer bounded across the room. She then led the children into the hallway.
After a twitchy, 30-second visit, the buck jumped back through the window and ran away.
A BOFFIN too busy to find real love has INVENTED his idea of the perfect woman – a female ROBOT.
Why interact with a world that just doesn't "get" you when you can build someone that you think is perfect?
He said he did not build Aiko as a sexual partner, but said she could be tweaked to become one. “Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm and reacting to touch as if she is playing hard to get or being straight to the point,” he said.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
how about that!
will Obama throw Oprah under the bus over this?
or will he start a "fat people" tax?
Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrested, charged
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said today that federal authorities arrested Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich today because the governor went on "a political corruption crime spree" that needed to be stopped.
Fitzgerald said secret tape recordings showed Blagojevich was attempting "to sell the U.S. Senate seat" that President-elect Barack Obama recently vacated. The governor has the sole power to pick Obama's replacement under the state constitution.
"The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," Fitzgerald said, quoting Blagojevich as saying the Senate seat is "a bleeping valuable thing. You just don't give it away....I've got this thing and it's bleeping golden."
We just talked about this, and here is the proof of the crazed, and money grabbing aspect of, College Sports.
The number of bowls has increased to 34 this season and, not surprisingly, that means there are some less-than-savory bowls.
Hey, we have to watch every game; it's our job. But there is no reason for the typical fan to waste his time watching some of these matchups, especially around the holidays.
And people think the MLB and the NFL went nuts when they started having "Wild Card" games.
I'm sorry, but you just can't convince me that there are 68 teams, worthy of elevation to a bowl game. But I'm an old guy. I remember when there were just a handful, Orange, Gator, Sugar, Rose.
At 2 to 3 hours coverage per game, it comes to 68 to 102 hours of televised college football. You should certainly be able to get our fill.
But I guess it's only fair to have that much college football. 68 to 102 hours, that's about what the Super Bowl Pre-Game has gone to, right?
Rah Rah Steveo
Monday, December 8, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.
Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" - scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants - also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.
Sean Hetherington, a West Hollywood comedian and personal trainer, dreamed up the idea with his boyfriend, Aaron Hartzler, after reading online that a few angry gay-rights activists were calling for a daylong strike to protest California voters' passage last month of Proposition 8, which reversed this year's state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
What will we miss? Florists? Choreographers? Interior Decorators? Gossip Columnists? Quarterbacks?
I think as a country we can take the hit.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Indicted Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson was ousted Saturday from his New Orleans area district, while Republicans narrowly held on to the seat vacated by a retiring incumbent.
The wins followed Republicans' reconquest of another House seat earlier this fall that had been lost to Democrats.
This is good news, the kind of which we don't hear enough of, but it is good.
how will obama respond to this?
Company claims federal approval for 9-mm handgun as 'medical device'
Saturday, December 6, 2008
September 11, 2001. It's been seven years since the Moose-lamb towelheads attacked us in NYC and Washington, DC using pretty much the same sneaky tactics. In 1941 it was our military that was the target, in 2001 it was innocent civilians. Yet, we seem to still believe in having a so-called open society, a society that for some odd reason allows just about anybody to walk into our country without us ever really knowing their true intentions. Maybe we should study the Boy Scout motto more closely.
Let us never forget that freedom is not free...
Attached are a couple of links with articles about my brother. Remember, the one who got lead poisoning last February? One even comes from the NY Times!!!!
In spite of the 400 or so people that we wish could be moved from the city, there are a few who really do seem to be patriotic.
Now, the "unelected", blind, black governor of NY has to fill Hitlary's shoes. Of course, there is no shortage of useless political hacks who are jumping at the chance to go to DC and get at "the big money". One of them is Caroline Kennedy, the daughter and niece of two dead guys. She's also the niece of that notorious fat slob socialist, Teddy (the killer) Kennedy, who is one of the main reasons this country's become an international public toilet. And since uncle Teddy is busy these days trying to find a grave big enough to hold his bloated body, he thought it would be nice to leave us with yet another Kennedy in the senate. After all, why give the country a chance to cleans itself from the infamous Kennedy virus.
Since this appears to be the season for putting totally unqualified and inexperienced people into positions of great power, why not Caroline too? And what would be some of her political goals you ask? Well, she might pass a law requiring people to eat Tofu twice a day to save the planet. She might also demand that squirrels and birds have their own travel lanes along major interstate highways which will of course save the planet, and the children. Welcome to the new Amerika kids. Stick around, cause it's only going to get worse!
Friday, December 5, 2008
The problem is that humans are hard-wired by God or evolution or whatever to ACCOMPLISH; to do good things for other people. The issue boils down to one simple idea:
Self-esteem, and thus, by extension, the ability to like and respect yourself, can only come after you've done something that makes you likeable and respectable.
You have to earn the ability to like yourself.
I think that by teaching people to like themselves no matter what, even if they are (as they put it on Scrubs) bastard-coated bastards with a creamy bastard filling, we've created an entire generation of people that feel as though they DESERVE acceptance; that they DESERVE approval; that they DESERVE rewards for basically accomplishing nothing, and through it all, they are sorrowfully unhappy with their lives, because they never seem to figure out why they are such great people but no one likes them (because they really are not very great at all, in truth, and what is more, THEY KNOW IT).
We need to re-focus. We need to begin to teach our kids the truth, which is that you find approval from society and self through your deeds and accomplishments. This is the hard-wired truth of our nature. You can't eliminate the need to accomplish through social engineering, or through educational conditioning. A child convinced that they can feel good about themselves no matter what is on track to being part of the next generation of rapists, murderers, and thieves.
We have to instill the values that my father instilled in me when I was a child:
1.) The true measures of a man's character are the things he does when he thinks no one is looking;
2.) You aren't owed, and are not deserving of, anything but that which you've earned;
3.) You cannot always do for only yourself in good times and then expect someone to help you in bad;
4.) A parent has no higher calling than raising their child right and proper. If you cannot care for a child, and by extension, afford to care for that child, then do the right thing and wait until you can;
5.) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but don't hesitate to defend yourself and your family if the need arises;
6.) Problem? Stop whining and take care of it;
What say you?
O.J.s boy, Stewart gets up to 16 years, eligibility after 5 years. There's a lot of charges, about 10 in all, but the judge let them run concurrent. Too bad.
O.J. gets the same. Too bad it ain't consecutive for both of these SOBs.
Post sentencing bail is DENIED before any appeal.
(update 5 minutes later)
NO RIOTING REPORTED YET
(update 1:40PM EST)
NO RIOTING REPORTED YET
but lot's of yelling by O.J. supporters during the Goldman Family news conference. According to the "yellers", Goldman set up O.J., because he, Goldman, is a racist.
There are some short sided, stupid MFers in the world, huh?
(update 2:40PM EST)
STILL NO RIOTING REPORTED
In fact, I'm getting bored waiting
(update 3:30PM EST)
NO RIOTING ANYWHERE REPORTED
I'm bummed out
Schteveo is on a bummer
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Pacquiao is probably the world's best pound for pound fighter now, but will be definitely be fighting way above his natural weight class at 147. De la Hoya is more comfortable at that weight, but is six years older than the 29-year old Pacquiao. The money line this morning showed De la Hoya a -170 favorite and Pacquiao a +150 underdog. That means if you want to bet $100 on the Golden Boy you'll have to lay out $170 of your hard earned money. On the other hand, if you'd like to place a wager on the People's Champ you could realize a return of $150 for a mere $100. Why would anyone place such a bet you might ask. Simple, it's a straight-up bet; win or lose with no odds and no points given or taken.
...should be a battle royal. Stay tuned.
Sorry, Steve. I promise I won't do it again.....soon.
A homeless woman who died after writhing in pain on a hospital floor for nearly an hour could have survived if she had received proper treatment, a county report concedes.
It concludes that the county should attempt to settle a $45 million lawsuit filed by the woman's adult children...
Wait a minute.
Your mother's passing is worth $45 million to you, but you didn't care enough about her when she was alive to give her a place to live? At least I'm assuming that her children have homes. Maybe they're all homeless...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
To all friends that may or may not know about Cindy’s medical issue that took place Thanksgiving Day at my nephew, Doug Marnell’s house in Lubbock, following is a brief summary.
Around 2:00 PM last Thursday the right side of Cindy’s body went limp and she became incoherent while sitting at the computer surfing the web for water sandals for our trip to Hawaii on 12/5. After a low dose aspirin and an ambulance trip to U.M.C. ER in Lubbock, a two day stay in U.M.C. ICU with CTAs, MRIs, MRAs, sonograms (No she is not pregnant) echocardigrams and various other acronymical tests performed it was decided that she needed to be in Dallas at UT Southwestern-St. Paul where the medical skill level and facilities are top notch, so we hopped a Aero-Care Beechcraft ER in the sky (no SWA Rapid Rewards on this flight) and screeched down at Love Field about 1:30 AM Sunday. Many of the sharpest medical minds in the country tested, retested, drew what seemed to be several gallons of blood to run dozens of tests over the course of several days, examined, poked, prodded, then cussed and discussed why a very healthy (perfect cholesterol, perfect blood pressure, all tests-negative) woman of 48 years would be having decreased blood supply to the left side of her brain, then finally determining after an angiogram/arteriogram four vessel check today at 3:00 PM that she needed to take aspirin, go home and call them in six months. (It’s a little more complicated than that with a little more than aspirin required for about six months to be sure her blood is thin so it can flow through some tight spots, but that’s about the long and the short of it.)
We’re told that Cindy will get released tomorrow or Friday.
I will say that Cindy is talking a bit slower than she typically has in the past and having to think some before she speaks, an attribute that all of us should hope to have especially the guys, me being the chief offender. Also, I’m excited about possibly having a very short window whereas I can appear to be smarter and more athletic than Cindy based on her having to relearn some speech and balance function but I can assure you she is still “all there” and will soon resume her role as the brains and sports figure in our family.
We saw God’s Hand in this experience and how he counteracted the evil one’s plan of deception and destruction with a strategic plan designed just for us of putting Cindy in the right place, at the right time with the right people. What Satan meant for evil God turned to good remembering that in every adversity there is a seed of equal or greater benefit. (We’re up to eight at this point and still counting)
Thanks Mary Ann, you prayed a solid right-on prayer as our ordeal kicked off that set the tone for recognizing God's Direction. We're praying for your nephew.
Thanks to all of you who stopped in whether in Lubbock or Dallas, called, sent flowers and especially prayed for Cindy and our family.
Thanks Margie, Betty & Beth for all the errands and general help you provided.
Thanks Gabe and Brooke for taking care of business without missing a beat.
Thanks Donna for feeding the dogs, picking up mail, delivering Cindy's Christmas present components and keeping the house contractors moving on schedule.
Doug and Claudia, the physical nourishment and practical provisions for the hospital room while in Dallas was greatly appreciated. You make a great sandwich!!
Jimbo and Kirk/Tammy, Aloha...............as you know, we’re not making it to Hawaii to see you next week, but we will reschedule.
Thanks Tori, Rachel & Bob for being my medical advisory panel schooling me on medical terms, procedures and the relevant questions to ask some really smart people.
Thanks Victor for instructing me on insurance protocol. (I have a feeling we have some more work to do in the future)
Uncle Jed, your daily encouragement was a blessing and I look forward to sharpening iron together in the future.
We hope to see all our Amarillo friends this weekend back in Amarillo.
It's been a long 152 hours, I'm going to bed!!!
Greg & Cinbaby
Passed along by your good friend, Jimbo
PS - Thank God for American Healthcare - I wonder what would have been the outcome in Canada or the UK?