Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
You'll have to click on the picture to read the explanation. (I'm still trying to learn how to use my photo editing thingee.)
In any case, this cat understands the Spirit of Giving pretty darn well.
I have a couple of other gifts also:
In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation of Easter and Passover holidays. He decided to contact his lawyer about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while atheists had no holiday to celebrate.
The case was brought before a wise judge. After listening to the long passionate presentation by the lawyer, the Judge banged his gavel and declared "Case dismissed!
"The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances. Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah...yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday!"
The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said, "Obviously your client is too confused to even know about, much less celebrate his own atheists' holiday!"
The lawyer pompously said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any such holiday for atheists. Just when might that holiday be, your Honor?"
The judge said, "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date---April 1st!
. Enjoy yourselves, eat too much and have too much fun.
Don't forget to click the header.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
It seems many people have the idea that this Global Warming warning means we'll all sweat to death.
It doesn't. What they seem to be saying is that the Earth is going to go through major climactic changes. And most of the change can be blamed on the human race.
This Warming refers to the unimaginably huge ice caps at our polar ends that are very likely to melt from the heat we, the two legged ants, have managed to create in the planet's atmosphere.
If it is true, then we're in for climate changes the human race has never even conceived of in its wildest dreams.
Mom Nature has a way of doing what she wants to, in spite of our puny efforts to change her mind. Thus, if the ice caps do melt, then she'll most likely give us a dose of the coldest weather we've ever seen. Just to balance the scales. She's got a manner of doing that, you know. And we believe that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
This has been a public service announcement. Please do not abuse the author.
Oh, don't forget the header.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
- Cats will get their special food (canned or prepared) at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. That should be easy. It's the times they get it now.
- I will not sleep in past noon. (Haven't done that since I worked night shift 20 years ago.)
- I will not offer ham nor bacon to my Jewish friends.
- I will not put links like this on my blog: http://www.heptune.com/farts.html
- I will, however, put links like this on my blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zgQAp7EYw
- I will stop calling George Bush "Dubya". Except when he pulls one of his boners or spends our money. (I'm pretty sure I will break this one.)
- I will continue taking Wild Thing to local casinos. And to Laughlin. And to Las Vegas. (Why stop doing what you like?)
- I will Google for sites that praise chocolate. (So what's new?)
- I will continue to get the words to songs wrong when I sing them.
- I want to try to avoid remarking about how our dollar is dropping so fast, it'll soon be equal to the Mexican Peso. Then all our invaders will feel at home.
- I promise not to buy a truck that one needs a ladder to get into.
- I promise to put a link behind every Header I use. I know, I know. I already do that. A man's gotta have at least revolutions (sic) he can keep.
- I will not go hunting with Dick Cheney.
How about your resolutions?
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I wanted to get your attention for this post. I know it succeeded in a couple of cases.
I'm not sure which political party I'm the most disgusted with over this Driver's Licenses (DL) for illegal aliens business. .
The Democrats, in general, seem to feel that it would be ok to give them out to people who are in this country illegally. Some of the Republican candidates agree with this. .
I have a problem with this, however. Since the States issue DL's why should they surrender this right to the Federal government?
While watching the almost total lack of any action in any sphere by the sitting Senate and House representatives over the past year, it occurred to me that we don't really need any Federal law ordering the states to issue, or not issue, DLs to illegals. It has been stated that far too many bills (laws, acts, whatever) are approved or disapproved by our representatives without that person even reading them. It may sound cavalier on my part, but it has to be an ugly fact. If it isn't true, then why are so many of them bad and totally inadequate for the subject they concern? After all, the majority of our reps are college grads and the majority of them are lawyers. I've heard, from other sites, that the poor dears are so overworked they sometimes don't have time to read what they are voting on.
Busy with what? Well, they have to see all the lobbyists and other people with an axe to grind to help individual businesses. And then there are the (paid for) trips to other lands, vacation spots, holiday events and tours and meetings in various locations around the U.S. and the world.
But about issuing DLs to illegals. Is it possible that those in power don't grasp the fact that once one has a DL, it is a simple matter to register to vote? Voter registration cards are easy to get, easy to fill out and easy to return to the registrar. If you remember the application you filled out years ago, they don't even ask if you are a citizen. So I guess that means we must be quite willing to allow non-citizens to elect our law makers. Maybe we should send a few millions to China and Iran and Russia and North Korea and any other country that wants them? And let's not forget those countries that our State Department says we shouldn't visit. They'd probably love to help elect a President and Representatives for us.
I'm quoting from a comment in http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071115/OPINION03/711150362 "Iowa on its own, however, could issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. It's a matter of public safety. That's why the New Iowans Policy Task Force, created by former Gov. Tom Vilsack, asked the 2007 Legislature to consider doing just that. That idea went nowhere, and it's not likely to go anywhere in 2008, especially after what happened in New York. Ignoring the problem, however, will not make it go away."
Iowa, and all our states need to recognize that we, and the illegals, are a mobile country. If I can get a license from Iowa (or any other state) it is a simple matter to then apply for a new license from any other state as a new resident.
I seem to remember a famous American who said, unequivocally: "Beware of entangling alliances." I feel like a definite minority accepting that quote.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Oh, clicking on the header will take you into an entirely different world.. I confess, it was a sneaky way to get into this subject.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
- Aquarium: interactive television for cats.
- Cataclysm: any great upheaval in a cat's life.
- Catatonic: a feline medicinal drink.
- Caterpillar: a soft scratching post for a cat.
- Cat Scan: to look for a new cat.
- Dog: a cat's device for running practice.
- Im-purr-sonate: to act like the cat.
- Purr-ade: an organized march of cats.
- Purr-adise: the garden of Cats.
- Purr-amour: a cat lover.
- Purr-anoia: the fear that your cat is up to something.
- Purr-aphernalia: a cat's personal belongings.
- Purr-ch: any favored feline napping spot.
- Purr-chase: anything bought for a cat.
- Purr-fume: the scent of an open can of tuna.
- Purr-gatory: a houseful of kittens.
- Purr-petual: everlasting feline love.
- Purr-plex: a house with two or more cats.
- Purr-suit: the garment your shedding cat rubs against just as you are leaving home to go to an important meeting.
- Tuner: sonar-like device in cat food that causes cats to appear.
- Yawn: a cat's honest opinion openly expressed.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Among things I can't explain, including this picture, is the governator of New Mexico.
He was on yet another television"debate" amongst Democratic wanna be candidates for the job of President. And he looked fat and puffy and unkempt. I suspect that look was created by his campaign manager.
No self respecting man would want to look as if he'd forgotten how to comb his hair and didn't know how to wear clothes properly. I have a lot of trouble equating his appearance with the idea that he was an Ambassador (or some such) to various foreign countries.
In any case the subject of illegal aliens was bruited about and Bill (who begged for a fence across the N. M. border a little while back) now doesn't want one. Personally I think the environmentalists got to him and pointed out that various wild life (not including Mexican fiestas) had to cross the border or become extinct. He didn't think about fencing the worst holes for human entry in border security. Nah. Just don't do it at all. I agree with the stupidity of the fence all along the border. We are not East Germany. I do, however, think that the well worn and constantly used trails (by illegals) should have some kind of fence. It might help the border guards narrow the entry way through the Rio Grande River. (Now you know why they're called "wets" by the ranchers here.)
Bill seems to think that all we need to do is hire an army of border patrol guards and that'll keep them out. Oh, yeah, he also wants more and more "sophisticated" electronic detection tools. I kid you not. The numbers, costs, support units, etc., etc., have not occurred to him. Maybe he'll start a national lottery to cover expenses? Maybe he'll go on fund raisers?
My guess about the number of human American bodies needed goes into the millions. The cost of this "plan" of his is terrifying. Hell, Bush's war would look bargain basement cheap to us.
He alo supports giving driver's licenses to illegals. He claims that way they'll have insurance and every thing will be hunky dory. I have no idea if he wants to teach them to read and write before they take the driver's written test. (The vast majority, I read on another site, can neither read nor write any language, much less English.) In Mexico, the government wants everybody who drives a vehicle insured. In actual fact, it ain't happening. And I can guarantee their insurance is a whole lot cheaper than ours. Oh, did you know that if you drive your car into Mexico you need a written statement from your insurance company that the policy is valid in Mexico? Yep. You get to pay extra for that coverage.
Speaking of paying extra for car insurance, we had to pay an extra $100 a year a while back so we would be protected from "uninsured" motorists. There are lots of illegals driving without insurance now. Lots of them.
Bill wants to be known as the "Education President". Now, I think he should have kept his mouth shut on that one. The drop out rate in N.M. is right around 40%. Yessiree. Four out of every ten children don't finish even the push courses offered in High School. Or bother to attend school and get a worthless "No Child Left Behind" diploma. That's something Bill should remove from his platform.
Another troublesome thing about him is his stance on the "Pakistan problem". He wants to cut off all American aid to Pakistan until they do something about the terrorist cells there. Now, the very word "terrorist" raises our hackles, our anger levels and creates a feeling of hatred among Americans. He says they are a small group and it should be easy for the Pakistani government to get rid of them. I guess he figures that America should blackmail any government with which he doesn't agree. I also guess that he has learned nothing from history. When the Nazi Party started in Germany, they were a small terrorist group. America put trade restrictions into action. Hitler's party got a lot of mileage out of that. It helped them to grow. And we know what happened then. Bill apparently did not get A's in American history.
A surprise under the header.