Saturday, March 14, 2009

A SOLUTION TO STIMULUS APPROPRIATIONS

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I hope this works (first attempt at cinema). If not , I'll stick it under the header. Which BTW, don't forget to click now. Or soon.

March days:

  • March 14 is National Potato Chip Day
  • March 15 is Buzzard's Day and Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  • March 16 is Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • March 17 is Submarine Day
  • March 18 is Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • March 19 is Poultry Day
  • March 20 is Proposal Day and Festival Of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

I kind of like the 16th. But I wonder if those two things belong together on the 20th?

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FORT BENNING, Ga. - A North Carolina mom who reported for active duty in the Army with her two young children in tow was told Monday she will be discharged, a TV station reported. Lisa Pagan had been ordered to report to Fort Benning, Ga., four years after being released from active duty.

The stay-at-home mom contends she has no one to care for her children, ages 3 and 4, because her husband is on the road frequently in his job -- and says several appeals she filed over a period of months fell on deaf Army ears before Monday, WWAY-TV in Wilmington, N.C., reported.

It was not yet clear whether Pagan, who had been honorably discharged after serving seven years in the Army, would receive an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, the TV station said.

"They're probably not going to be happy I brought them (her children)," Pagan told WBTV-TV in Charlotte, N.C., prior to leaving for Fort Benning.

"I asked them (the Army) do you really expect him to lose his job and nobody would give me an answer," she said. "Hopefully they'll discharge me for parenthood when I get there. I don't know how they're going to react, they may tell me to just go home."

That's Pagan, NOT Palin.

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I sometimes find cartoons I'm allowed to reprint by just showing the cartoonists name: Here's one I liked 'cause it shows where some of our stimulus billions are going: http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/money-for-gaza.html

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And an adage:

"When the ax entered the forest, the trees said,'The handle is one of us!'"-- Turkish proverb

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In honor of the mother of the octuplet's, Denny's is offering a new breakfast meal called the Suleman:

You get fourteen eggs, no sausage, and the guy next to you has to pay the bill.

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And finally a quote from a very wise man:

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation… You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DAMNIT! GUNS DO KILL PEOPLE

I'll probably get some lectures about this one, but I really don't care. With age comes the ability (sometimes) to think things through.
I wonder if that means I'm through with it?
Oh well.
I've been reading the comments on blogs concerning yes or no about my right to have gun(s).
I have a right under our Constitution to bear arms. Finis.
Now, something that should really be attacked by all these people who are worried about responsible gun owners: I do NOT have a right to keep and bear a driver's license. (Neither do you.)
Not one, single, written right. I have the privilege of having one, but absolutely NO right to it. Now, I've got two potentially one and a half to two ton killing machines sitting in my driveway. The statistics about road deaths are far more scary and reveal more death dealing than our statistics on accidental and deliberate gun deaths in our country.
But no one suggests we eliminate and do away with automobiles. Why, shucks, no. In fact, one of the first things we do is see to it that 16 year old children (complete with the fog this age group carries around in its collective head) gets a driver's license and a car. And that will enable it to kill many of our citizens. And no one will raise a hue and cry about this.
In the words of Puck : "What fools these mortals be."
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