Sunday, February 28, 2010




goodnight
In 1979, the typical Chief Executive earned 27 times the salary of the average worker. Today that same executive earns 275 times more than the working person.
what would YOU do? you don't have to comment here-just answer to yourself.

if i believed in hell-john yoo would already be there.





some pics from the wedding yesterday:


tanner and brooke's wedding. there's the wedding party including tanner's brother and his brother's baby boy, david who was the ring bearer(in his own teeny tiny tux!)and tanner's mom, bonnie(with the beautiful long curly blonde hair)and tanner's step dad bob(with the beard and the baby bottle)the cake, and the church ladies that cooked the terrific food!


i loved brooke's dress!
















at least it isn't SNOWING!

Saturday, February 27, 2010



yeppers!!!!

'Zombies' have free speech rights too, US court rules - Yahoo! News

'Zombies' have free speech rights too, US court rules - Yahoo! News

Others may know us better than we know ourselves, study finds

Others may know us better than we know ourselves, study finds
The shades of night were falling fast,
As though an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,
A banner with the strange device,
Excelsior!
His brow was sad; his eye beneath,
Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,
And like a silver clarion rung
The accents of that unknown tongue,
Excelsior!



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Excelsior



made me laugh-see post below for reason.

DVDs - 1933 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Released on DVD - NYTimes.com

DVDs - 1933 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Released on DVD - NYTimes.com

Prize Breeding Cow Fetches $1.1 Million at Auction - AOL News

Prize Breeding Cow Fetches $1.1 Million at Auction - AOL News


MOO!
Raw Story » Whistleblower: Bin Laden was US proxy until 9/11


very interesting-i do not have a clue as to the truth of this-but it is worth keeping an eye on.
it wouldn't surprise me tho-money and power make for strange bedfellows.

The American Debate: Read this, or just drop dead. | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/21/2010

The American Debate: Read this, or just drop dead. | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/21/2010




yes-it' come to this. sad.

The Ripple Effect: What GOPer Jim Bunning Just Did | Crooks and Liars

The Ripple Effect: What GOPer Jim Bunning Just Did | Crooks and Liars
snow- MORE snow!

went down the hill and had dinner last night-then stopped at the club to say hi and sign the book. didn't stay long-the roads were bad and frankly, no one seemed to be in that good of a mood down there-so-came home, walked max, jammiefied and watched a bit of t.v.

this weather is wearing everyone down.

Friday, February 26, 2010





FRIDAY NIGHT

come on babies-make me proud!

♥Ayyam-i-Ha

Baha'is celebrate the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha each year from sunset on Feb. 25 to sunset of March 1 as a preparation for the Fast, which begins March 2 and ends March 20.

During Ayyam-i-Ha, members of the Faith perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings.

Baha'u'llah has said of Ayyam-i-Ha: "It behoveth the people of Baha, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name."
Yes, last night the brain-addled Bunning complained about missing a college basketball game, and responded "Tough sh*t" when Sen. Jeff Merkley begged him to drop his opposition!

great-wow-what class!

Pawlenty: Let ER's turn away patients to cut costs | Video Cafe

Pawlenty: Let ER's turn away patients to cut costs | Video Cafe
Limbaugh's health care plan: "If you don't have any teeth, so what? What's applesauce for?" | Media Matters for America


THIS hit home for me- reminding me of everything we went thru to get my mom some false teeth before she died.

she was SO damn happy for the short time she had them and she could EAT.
she was down to about 97 lbs. when she passed on.

FUCK LIMBAUGH! i really mean it- this just really really upset me.

this crap from him- a drug addict who could stand to miss a few meals!

5 minutes- that's all i want from him-just FIVE minutes- jagoff!

Question for Bob Marshall: Did God Punish Haitians with an Earthquake for Practicing Voodoo? | Crooks and Liars

Question for Bob Marshall: Did God Punish Haitians with an Earthquake for Practicing Voodoo? | Crooks and Liars

OH FOR PITY'S SAKE!

what kind of god would do that???

The Most Insanely Ridiculous Figure Skating Outfits From The 2010 Olympics (PHOTOS)

The Most Insanely Ridiculous Figure Skating Outfits From The 2010 Olympics (PHOTOS)
amen!





The Center for Public Integrity | Latest from the Center - Lobbyists Swarm Capitol To Influence Health Reform

The Center for Public Integrity | Latest from the Center - Lobbyists Swarm Capitol To Influence Health Reform

i wish they'd use that much money and influence for something beneficial.

VA Reopening Gulf War Claims

VA Reopening Gulf War Claims
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took a hot shower and had a piece of cold, white pizza for lunch just now.

not doing much today. that's just how it is.

The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians. -- Pat Robertson, fundraising letter, 1992


this statement has always cracked me up- it still does.

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Bags - CafePress

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Bags - CafePress

Emma Ruby-Sachs: Utah Can't Afford Twelfth Grade But They Can Afford to Send a Whole Lot of Innocent Women to Jail

Emma Ruby-Sachs: Utah Can't Afford Twelfth Grade But They Can Afford to Send a Whole Lot of Innocent Women to Jail

Obama Under Fire For Authorizing Civilian Trial For Killer Whale

Obama Under Fire For Authorizing Civilian Trial For Killer Whale

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State of Belief - Religion and Radio done differently.

State of Belief - Religion and Radio done differently.



pic from the Olympics!

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admirer of Serial Killer | Books | AlterNet

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admirer of Serial Killer | Books | AlterNet

more snow and it's blowing and driifting and freaking cold outside! i sent my first text mesage ever last night!!! whoohoo!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue Gal: I usually don't "squee"

Blue Gal: I usually don't "squee"
al bundy-russian style:





White Supremacist Group Advertises on Conservative Websites

White Supremacist Group Advertises on Conservative Websites

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http://www.hampsterdance.com/classics/originaldance.htm


thanks doug s.

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it's very personal-about his dying father.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Video: Republican legislator says disabled children are 'God's punishment' for abortion | Crooks and Liars

Video: Republican legislator says disabled children are 'God's punishment' for abortion | Crooks and Liars


YES, i'm STILL pissed off-how DARE he say this-AGAIN!!!!!!



















"But if ... evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones..." (Deuteronomy 22:20,21)....


want to think about making this a christian nation some more???


sounds an awful lot like the taliban and their ilk!
the new NF site is up!!!!


http://www.nfmidatlantic.org/
http://billjaquette.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/natl_debt_chart.jpg


national debt chart!

"Waking up this morning I smile - knowing there are 24 new hours before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and look at all beings with the eyes of compassion"


Thich Nhat Hanh
love this video-thanks-c&l:



been up-my little black squirrel was at the front feeder early today.
the crust on the snow was so hard that it supported all 30lbs. of max!

layla gets her nails cut today-thankfully!

have to grocery shop this week-not sure when but i have a feeling the weather will suck while i'm doing it!

my stomach is much better today- i can tell my throat is a bit burned tho-phooey!

the sun is out-that's nice!
Journey's End

by J. R. R. Tolkien


In western lands beneath the Sun
The flowers may rise in Spring,
The trees may bud, the waters run,
The merry finches sing.
Or there maybe 'tis cloudless night,
And swaying branches bear
The Elven-stars as jewels white
Amid their branching hair.

Though here at journey's end I lie
In darkness buried deep,
Beyond all towers strong and high,
Beyond all mountains steep,
Above all shadows rides the Sun
And Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
Nor bid the Stars farewell.

can't sleep-my GERD is nasty tonight.

Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police « The Washington Independent

Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police « The Washington Independent

this isn't a joke.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Congress to Investigate Saudi Prince’s Stake in FOX? on Turn Off Fox

Congress to Investigate Saudi Prince’s Stake in FOX? on Turn Off Fox

Think Progress » The Right-Wing Backlash Against Glenn Beck: Stop Being A ‘Clown’ Who’s Trying To Divide Conservatives

Think Progress » The Right-Wing Backlash Against Glenn Beck: Stop Being A ‘Clown’ Who’s Trying To Divide Conservatives

it's early yet but i'm so very tired today. not sleepy-just tired. wonder why?

Doing as the Romans did? - The ReporterLife: Serving North Penn, Indian Valley and neighboring communities

Doing as the Romans did? - The ReporterLife: Serving North Penn, Indian Valley and neighboring communities

Mind - New Research Focuses on the Power of Physical Contact - NYTimes.com

Mind - New Research Focuses on the Power of Physical Contact - NYTimes.com

Think Progress » Top Republican Investigator Rep. Issa Indicates Openness To Probing Saudi Ownership Of Fox News

Think Progress » Top Republican Investigator Rep. Issa Indicates Openness To Probing Saudi Ownership Of Fox News


now THIS is worth a read and some deep thinking!
thanks mike l.




"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side." - Aristotle


- "Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy." - Aristotle

- On this day in history - 1813 - 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass,1861 - By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US (Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has also suggested the possibility of this recently.),1861 - Pres-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Wash DC to take office,1870 - Mississippi is readmitted to US,1883 - Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law,1896 - Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield,1991 - US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST,1997 - NBC TV shows "Schindler's List," completely uncensored, 65M watch,1997 - Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly."
peanut butter on flour tortillas for lunch and coffee!

Group asks IRS to investigate LU's role in November election | Lynchburg News Advance

Group asks IRS to investigate LU's role in November election | Lynchburg News Advance

Great Post on That's Fit

Great Post on That's Fit
5 Reasons The Founding Fathers Were Kind Of Dicks | Cracked.com

an interesting essay, to say the least.
facts are facts!




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2 Political Junkies: Cheney Hospitalized for Chest Pains; Doctors Find His Heart to be "Two Sizes Too Small"

2 Political Junkies: Cheney Hospitalized for Chest Pains; Doctors Find His Heart to be "Two Sizes Too Small"


that wouldn't surprise me-it would be nice if he had a change of heart like the grinch did.
laundry in. 2nd. mug o coffee.

grey rain but the humongous icicles are melting from the gutters.
TOO DAMN FUNNY!!!




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Pittsburgh Pirates Ship Equipment to Florida for Start of Spring Training

Pittsburgh Pirates Ship Equipment to Florida for Start of Spring Training

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been getting a lot of spring/summer catalogues in the mail.
makes me long for better weather.

i am really antsy to be able to open the windows and start spring cleaning!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Think Progress » Woman With Breast Cancer Turns To Pasta Fundraisers To Finance Chemo After Insurers Deny Her Coverage

Think Progress » Woman With Breast Cancer Turns To Pasta Fundraisers To Finance Chemo After Insurers Deny Her Coverage
can't decide what to do. i feel like a long hot bath-the rain just gnaws at my bones, but it's early and i know that max will want to go out at least once more before bed.

i am really enjoying GAME CHANGE , good read so far but i'm not in the mood right now.i'm going to watch the king tut special at 8, even tho i know most of what they discovered from reading the news articles leading up to the special.

don't feel like baking anything. just killing time i suppose.
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alrighty then!

thanks pet.
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good... Our goal as a Christian Nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism." ~Randall Terry, Operation Rescue
me-
no different than the taliban or al queda

Dave Johnson: Create Real Jobs That Pay Off: Update Our 1970s Infrastructure

Dave Johnson: Create Real Jobs That Pay Off: Update Our 1970s Infrastructure

How do you get a sweet 80-year-old lady to say the F word?


Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell *BINGO*!

Meet The Real Victim Of Last Week's Terror Attack On IRS Building - Vietnam Vet, Vernon Hunter | Crooks and Liars

Meet The Real Victim Of Last Week's Terror Attack On IRS Building - Vietnam Vet, Vernon Hunter | Crooks and Liars
my little black squirrel is back. she's o.k. and i'm very happy about that.

Children's Tumor Fdn (ChildrensTmrFdn) on Twitter

Children's Tumor Fdn (ChildrensTmrFdn) on Twitter

King Tut's Face Revealed: Egypt Guide: Discovery Channel

King Tut's Face Revealed: Egypt Guide: Discovery Channel

Neurofibromatosis Cafe » Blog Archive » Neurofibromatosis Coalition 2010

Neurofibromatosis Cafe » Blog Archive » Neurofibromatosis Coalition 2010

What if Joe Stack Were a Muslim? | War and Peace | Change.org

What if Joe Stack Were a Muslim? | War and Peace | Change.org
Legislator: Disabled kids are God's punishment | newsleader.com | The News Leader


WTF!!!!!!!!!!


i'd like 5 minutes alone with this disgusting man!!!!

The Capitolist -- Politics Daily

The Capitolist -- Politics Daily

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being: Scientific American

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being: Scientific American

The President’s Proposal puts American families and small business owners in control of their own health care. | The White House

The President’s Proposal puts American families and small business owners in control of their own health care. | The White House

here it is.

The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat

The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat
Words for Women to Live By







1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

9. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny..

11. When life gives you lemons in 2010 - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember where ever there is a good looking; sweet, single or married man there is some woman tired of his bullshit!

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has Tires or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a women realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong..

'Good friends are like stars..........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there' 'Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live for today'. Now smile and send to any girl wasting time at work, suffering from a hangover, or just suffering from life , that might need a reason to smile!

Colin Powell Rejects Dick Cheney's Claims, Says U.S. Is Not Less Safe Under Obama (VIDEO)

Colin Powell Rejects Dick Cheney's Claims, Says U.S. Is Not Less Safe Under Obama (VIDEO)



sort of
if you like my poems let them

by E. E. Cummings


if you like my poems let them
walk in the evening,a little behind you

then people will say
"Along this road i saw a princess pass
on her way to meet her lover(it was
toward nightfall)with tall and ignorant servants."

The Facts About Fats - AOL Food

The Facts About Fats - AOL Food

Hippie Ice Cream Magnates Maintain Ethical Credentials | worldwide hippies

Hippie Ice Cream Magnates Maintain Ethical Credentials | worldwide hippies

http://pghonthespot.wordpress.com/

http://pghonthespot.wordpress.com/

monday- the snow is melting and the rain is on it's way-time to start watching the creeks!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shannyn Moore: More Palin Hypocrisy: Tripp Has Government Provided Health Insurance

Shannyn Moore: More Palin Hypocrisy: Tripp Has Government Provided Health Insurance
sounds wonderful:






Rich 'n' Thick Hot Chocolate


Prep: 10 min., Cook: 8 min. This is a luxurious, unexpected offering for dessert. Take it over the top with a dollop of Marshmallow Whipped Cream. Find the chocolate bars on the candy aisle at the grocery store. Traditional hot chocolate recipes usually call for arrowroot as a thickener, but we used the more common cornstarch.


2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 cups milk, divided
2 (3.5-oz.) dark chocolate bars (at least 70% cacao), chopped
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Marshmallow Whipped Cream (optional)

1. Whisk together cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk until smooth.

2. Cook remaining 3 1/2 cups milk in a large, nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat until bubbles appear around edge of saucepan (about 4 minutes; do not boil). Whisk in chocolate, honey, vanilla extract, and salt until blended and smooth. Whisk in cornstarch mixture.

3. Bring milk mixture to a light boil, whisking frequently (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat. Let cool slightly. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.) Serve immediately with Marshmallow Whipped Cream, if desired.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Cacao dark chocolate bar.

Mexican Rich 'n' Thick Hot Chocolate: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2, whisking in 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1 tsp. ancho chili powder with chocolate. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Orange-Almond Rich 'n' Thick Hot Chocolate: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2, whisking in 3 Tbsp. orange juice and 2 Tbsp. almond liqueur with chocolate. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Amaretto for almond liqueur.

Grown-up Rich 'n' Thick Hot Chocolate: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2, whisking in 1/2 cup Southern Comfort with chocolate. Proceed with recipe as directed.



Yield: Makes about 4 cups (8 1/2-cup servings) (serving size: 1/2 cup)



Southern Living, JANUARY 2009

Glenn Beck's Dark Past - The Daily Beast

Glenn Beck's Dark Past - The Daily Beast

Petraeus Takes On Cheneyism

Petraeus Takes On Cheneyism
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck


(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).




I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.look at it and really see it . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

















been thinking about going into my files and working on a poem for my book.
been in turns obsessing on and avoiding it.

yes, this is still a poetry blog too. as well as politics and daily doings or not.

i just became too disheartened to keep writing about my NOT writing.

Dolphin May Possess Cure to Diabetes « JONATHAN TURLEY

Dolphin May Possess Cure to Diabetes « JONATHAN TURLEY



thanks, mb.

Blue Gal: Our most dramatic podcast ever.

Blue Gal: Our most dramatic podcast ever.

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thanks roger
sunday-same as it ever was...

2 Political Junkies: Yoo claimed president had constitutional power to order a village to be "massacred"

2 Political Junkies: Yoo claimed president had constitutional power to order a village to be "massacred"

Saturday, February 20, 2010





fell for this song from hearing it on the commercial
sun is still out. the icicles are thinning and stretching towards the ground and becoming so clear the look like diamonds when the sun hits them.

went with my daughter to get our nails done. it's a nice time, just the 2 of us.

State Motorcycle — Autoblog

State Motorcycle — Autoblog

CrackPie — Luxist

CrackPie — Luxist


no pie is worth 44 bucks- now, if we were talking chocolate tux cheesecake...
an e-mail from my friend, carol:






INTERESTING STUFF



In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'

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Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented.. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden'...and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

(this, I believe, cannot be true after the past yr!)

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:

Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S.. in any given hour:

61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A.. Obsession

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Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
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Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups.. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when....

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list

~~~~~~ AND FINALLY ~~~~~~~~~~~~

NOW YUR LAUGHING at yourself.

Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to! Go lick your elbow.
"The universe is big enough for all truth. We don't have to destroy someone else's to make room for our own." (Evan Pritchard, Native American)



thanks, mb.

Right Wing Media: Bring on the Oath Keepers | Crooks and Liars

Right Wing Media: Bring on the Oath Keepers | Crooks and Liars

Alexander Haig, Ex-Secretary of State, Dies at 85 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com

Alexander Haig, Ex-Secretary of State, Dies at 85 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com



the SUN is out- pardon me while i do a happy dance outside in the middle of the street!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

AFP: Obama gives Dalai Lama letter from FDR

AFP: Obama gives Dalai Lama letter from FDR



it's friday babies!

i really need to pay more attention to my e-mail address from this blog!

i just spent a good 5 minutes deleting things from my mail. if i would just check every day it wouldn't get so unwieldy!










and no, whoever you are- i'm not dumb enough to believe i've won a lotto in the u.k. OR do i need a bigger penis- i'm happy not having been born with one-thank you anyway. i don't need to know how to" drive her wild in bed" i don't go that way- thanks again tho for the concern.(snark)

so i am promising myself to check in there once a day from now on.
i REALLY do not care about tiger woods. he and his family and the people involved in this whole thing should be entitled to their privacy. if for no other reason that it is the decent thing to let it be private. there are children involved BUT, EVEN IF THERE WERE NOT- PRIVATE LIVES SHOULD BE JUST THAT. he's a golfer for pity's sake.

just a golfer.
funny and weird at the same time.





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Supreme Court Rules Corporations May Contribute to Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules Corporations May Contribute to Supreme Court

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up- the deer were in the front yard last night. max tried to step in their hoof prints to walk in the snow- he found out that deer have MUCH longer legs than little chubby puggles do.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

By Victoria Stein

The office vending machine, full of colorful packaging and shiny plastic wrappers, can be a diet minefield -- but it doesn't have to be. Sandwiched between the candy bars and giant bottles of soda, there are some healthy alternatives. As a nutritionist, I know it can be difficult to make the best snack choices when faced with so many sugary options, but my list of healthy alternatives will help you navigate the treacherous saturated fat-laden terrain that is the vending machine.

Crunchy Choices

Trail Mix
Sweet snacks like cookies and candy can provide a quick sugar fix but will leave you hungry, tired and jonesing for more. With a hefty dose of protein and heart-healthy fats, trail mix is a great substitute. Unlike sugary treats, a small serving of trail mix will keep your energy level up and your metabolism humming all morning long. Just be sure to watch portion size (even the small bags are meant for two) and choose unsalted varieties when possible. Good choices: Mr. Nature's Unsalted Energy Mix (approximately 265 calories, 14 grams fat, 8 grams protein) and Unsalted Trail Mix (approximately 244 calories, 12 grams fat, 8 grams protein).

Nuts
Nuts are also a winner. Look for unsalted, raw varieties. In addition to protein and healthy fat, nuts contain fiber, which will keep you satisfied until you can sit down to a proper meal. If you're watching your waistline, limit yourself to just a few. A two-ounce bag of Planter's peanuts has 332 calories and 4 grams of saturated fat. A better choice: a one-ounce bag of cashews (157 calories, 5 grams protein, and 10 grams heart-healthy fat).

Granola or Cereal Bars
For a midday snack, choose a granola or cereal bar with less than 150 calories and 5 grams of fat. With 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, Kashi TLC bars are the clear favorite (140 calories, 5 grams fat), but Nature Valley and Quaker both make healthy options too. For a chocolate fix, I love Nature Valley's Chewy Trail Mix Dark Chocolate & Nut bar. (Nature Valley chewy granola bars: 140 calories, 4 grams fat, 3 grams protein; Quaker chewy granola bars: 90 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 1 gram protein.) Nutrigrain bars are another smart choice (130 calories, 2 grams of fiber).

If you rushed out the door without eating breakfast, choose a granola bar with slightly more heft. Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey is made with whole grains and has less than 1 gram of saturated fat. Add a piece of fruit and a skim latte for a nutritious on-the-go meal.

Sweet Snacks

Raisinets
If you're hankering for candy and a granola bar just won't cut it, go for Raisinets. The chocolate-covered raisins provide a small amount of calcium and potassium and are relatively low in calories and fat. While a snack-size bag is a better choice than a candy bar, try not to make indulging a regular habit: Raisinets are still high in saturated fat (3.3 grams).

Animal Crackers Over 100-Calorie Packs
One-hundred-calorie packs of Chips Ahoy with -- you guessed it -- 100 calories (and 3 grams of fat) are a good alternative to regular cookies, but since they have little protein and fiber, chances are you'll be back at the vending machine before the hour is up. Next time, go for animal or graham crackers instead. Made with whole grains, these crunchy snacks have both fiber and protein.

Salty Options

Baked Chips
Be wary of bold claims: A bag of Chex Mix advertises 50 percent less fat than potato chips but is high in calories (210 calories), sodium (368 mg) and saturated fat (2 grams). Baked Lays, with only 125 calories and no saturated fat, are a far better choice (bonus points for 2 grams each of protein and fiber). Pretzels are okay in a pinch, but watch the portion size. A pack of minis or two large sourdough pretzels may be fat free, but it has the same number of calories (250) and more sodium (563 mg) than potato chips.

Beverages

When it comes to drinks, stick to water, low-fat milk, or unsweetened iced tea. A 15-ounce bottle of 100 percent fruit juice contains 220 calories and 48 grams of sugar, the same amount as a bottle of Coke. While the juice is high in vitamins A and C, the 12 heaping spoonfuls of sugar will give you pep -- and make you crash.
Caramel-Cloaked Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte


Notes: Make chocolate ganache first; let it cool while you bake the cake. Prepare cake through step 5 before starting caramel cloak. An accurate candy or instant-read thermometer that registers high temperatures is crucial to making the caramel; to coat cake evenly, it must cool just enough to be thick but still pourable, about 150°. Assemble torte through step 5 up to 1 day ahead and chill filled cake airtight; pour caramel over cold cake. Or complete entire recipe up to 1 day ahead and chill airtight; bring cake to room temperature to serve, about 1 hour, and warm sauce as directed in step 7.


2 cups hazelnuts (about 10 oz.)
6 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons fine dried bread crumbs
1 tablespoon vanilla
Chocolate ganache (recipe follows; see notes)
Caramel cloak (recipe follows; see notes)

1. Place nuts in a 10- by 15-inch baking pan. Roast in a 350° regular or convection oven, shaking pan occasionally, until golden beneath skins, 10 to 12 minutes. Pour nuts into a towel and rub to remove loose skins. Let cool at least 15 minutes. Set aside eight completely skinned nuts. Whirl remaining nuts in a food processor until finely ground.

2. In a bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar, scraping bowl occasionally, until very thick and light-colored, about 4 minutes. Stir in ground nuts, bread crumbs, and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until they hold soft peaks. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue to beat until egg whites hold short, distinct peaks, about 3 minutes total. Add half the whites to nut mixture and stir to blend well. Gently fold in remaining whites. Spread batter level in a buttered and floured 9-inch cheesecake pan with removable rim.

4. Bake in a 350° regular oven or 325° convection oven until cake is golden brown and springs back in the center when lightly pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife between cake and pan rim, then remove rim. Let cake cool on a rack about 45 minutes.

5. With a long, serrated knife, split cake in half horizontally. Gently slide a baking sheet under top cake layer and lift it off. Spread bottom cake layer evenly with chocolate ganache. Slide top layer, cut side down, back in place over ganache.

6. Set cake on rack in a 12- by 17-inch pan. Pour about 1 1/2 cups warm (see notes) caramel cloak over cake--enough to coat it--starting at the center and spiraling to edges, letting caramel drip down sides to cover completely. Arrange reserved hazelnuts evenly around top edge of cake. Let stand until caramel stops dripping and is firm enough to cut, about 30 minutes.

7. Scrape caramel drips from pan back into the measuring cup containing remaining caramel cloak. Cook, uncovered, in a microwave oven at 30% power, stirring occasionally, until warm and fluid, about 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

8. Place cake on a plate. Cut into wedges with a sharp knife. Offer remaining caramel cloak to spoon over portions.

Chocolate ganache: In a 2- to 3-quart pan over low heat, stir 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups), and 1 cup whipping cream until melted and smoothly blended, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache no longer flows when pan is tilted, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Caramel cloak: In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine 1 cup each firmly packed brown sugar, light corn syrup, and whipping cream; 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter; and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and stir occasionally until mixture reaches 240°, 12 to 14 minutes. Pour into a 1-quart glass measure and stir occasionally until mixture cools to 150°, about 25 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over cake immediately.



Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings

CALORIES 787 (61% from fat); FAT 53g (sat 22g); CHOLESTEROL 206mg; CARBOHYDRATE 77g; SODIUM 218mg; PROTEIN 10g; FIBER 2.9g

Sunset, NOVEMBER 2002

Joseph Andrew Stack - Austin Crash Pilot Identity Revealed | Mediaite

Joseph Andrew Stack - Austin Crash Pilot Identity Revealed | Mediaite
FUNNY:



CPAC 2010 Updates: Latest News, Video From Conservative Political Action Conference

CPAC 2010 Updates: Latest News, Video From Conservative Political Action Conference
Leaning Into The Afternoons

by Pablo Neruda


Leaning into the afternoons,
I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes.
There, in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames;
Its arms turning like a drowning man's.
I send out red signals across your absent eyes
That wave like the sea, or the beach by a lighthouse.
You keep only darkness my distant female;
>From your regard sometimes, the coast of dread emerges.

Leaning into the afternoons,
I fling my sad nets to that sea that is thrashed
By your oceanic eyes.
The birds of night peck at the first stars
That flash like my soul when I love you.
The night, gallops on its shadowy mare
Shedding blue tassels over the land.

Great post on Paw Nation!

Great post on Paw Nation!
SAME Café ... Wonderfully Different!

i saw a bit of this place on the national news.

2 Political Junkies

2 Political Junkies

a good idea!
grey out- that is all!
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Thu, February 18, 2010 -- 7:48 AM ET
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Two More Senior Taliban Leaders Are Arrested

Two senior Taliban leaders have been arrested in recent days
inside Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as American and
Pakistani intelligence agents continued to press their
offensive against the group's leadership after the capture of
the insurgency's military commander last month.

Afghan officials said the Taliban's "shadow governors" for
two provinces in northern Afghanistan had been detained in
recent days hiding inside Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Salam, the
Taliban's leader in Kunduz, was detained in the Pakistani
city of Faisalabad, and Mullah Mohammed of Baghlan Province
was also captured in an undisclosed Pakistani city, they
said.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/world/asia/19taliban.html?emc=na

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

my kinda FUN!!!



841-nf-forum-nf-and-health-insurance

841-nf-forum-nf-and-health-insurance

Guard troops wait for promised post-deployment pay - Yahoo! News

Guard troops wait for promised post-deployment pay - Yahoo! News
Morris

an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?' Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'' The doctor said, 'I didn't say that.. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'



thanks bruce

South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks To Ban U.S. Currency: Rep. Mike Pitts Wants Dollar Abolished

South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks To Ban U.S. Currency: Rep. Mike Pitts Wants Dollar Abolished


oh puleeeeaaaassssse!

Think Progress » Stimulating Hypocrisy: 111 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success

Think Progress » Stimulating Hypocrisy: 111 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success

Former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan running for Congress - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan running for Congress - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

gee!

The Sneeze - Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.

The Sneeze - Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.


pickled pork rinds- ACK!!!!!

The real face of fame: Stars caught without makeup

The real face of fame: Stars caught without makeup



thanks spork
today my little fat max is 2 years old. he got birthday baked cheetos! his favorite(well, honestly, anything is a favorite but cheetos are a biggie)every dog i've ever had got a birthday celebration with a cake or a hotdog(that was chester's fav).

happy b'day max, (maxumus puggle butt)










Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. -- Plato
from my cuz, linda:




Before you order a drink in public, you should read this. Seven New York City bartenders were asked if they could 'nail' a woman's personality based on what she drinks. Though interviewed separately, they concurred on almost all counts. The results:

PART A: WOMEN-DRINKS, WHO THEY ARE, & YOU!

Drink: Beer
Personality: Causal, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach: Challenge her to a game of pool.

Drink: Blender Drinks
Personality: Flaky, whiny, annoying; a pain in the ass.
Your Approach: Avoid her, unless you want to be her cabana boy.

Drink: Mixed Drinks
Personality: Older, more refined, high maintenance has very picky taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants.
Your Approach: You won't have to approach her. If she's interested, she'll send YOU a drink.......

Drink: Wine (does not include White Zinfandel)
Personality: Conservative and classy; sophisticated yet giggles.
Your Approach: Tell her you love to travel and spend quiet evenings with my friends.

Drink: White Zinfandel
Personality: Easy; thinks she is classy and sophisticated, actually, she has NO clue.
Your Approach: Make her feel smarter than she is...this should be an easy target.


Drink: Shots
Personality: Likes to hang with pals and looking to get totally drunk... and naked.
Your Approach: Easiest hit in the joint. You have been blessed. Nothing to do but wait, however, be careful not to make her mad!

Drink: Tequila
No explanations required - everyone just KNOWS what happens there.

PART B: MAN-DRINKS & WHO THE MEN ARE!

THEN, there is the MALE addendum -- The deal with guys is, as always, very simple and clear cut:

Domestic Beer: He's poor and wants to get laid.
Imported Beer: He likes good beer and wants to get laid.
Wine: He is hoping that the wine will give him a sophisticated image to help him get laid.
Whiskey: He doesn't give a damn about anything but getting laid.

Tequila: He is thinking he has a chance with the toothless waitress.