Saturday, August 8, 2009
While traveling home this evening, my husband and I took a different route so I could see what the new message was on this guys board. I don't know this person but from time to time he does post some whacky things. The road we were on leads to a well known camp ground and is seen, I am sure, by hundreds of people.
I don't know if he is fighting any personal demons or not but it isn't exactly good advise.
NOTE TO ALL POLITICIANS; We voted you in, we WILL vote you out.
ROCKVILLE - Montgomery County police have arrested a county firefighter on charges that he solicited sex from a police officer posing online as a 16-year-old girl.
Wayne Mothershead, 44, was arrested July 20 after arranging to meet the girl. He has been released on $100,000 bond and placed on administrative leave with pay.
Police say Mothershead used his county e-mail address to begin contact with someone who had posted on Craigslist, unknowingly contacting two undercover officers.
They were much quieter about Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reference to a swastika when she claimed that hecklers at a pro-Obamacare town hall meeting were carrying swastikas.
During her recent visit to a San Francisco hospital, a San Francisco Chronicle reporter asked her whether there is "legitimate grass-roots opposition" to the Democrats' healthcare plan.
"I think they are Astroturf," she responded.
Then she referred to hecklers at a town hall meeting: "They're carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare."
The Chronicle report on the hospital visit did not report the swastika comment.
Fox News and Newsmax were among the media that did report Pelosi's comment.
But when Limbaugh made similar comments Thursday, he set off a media firestorm.
Limbaugh told his radio audience: "Obama's got a healthcare logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.
"Now, what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business — they hated big business . . . They were insanely, irrationally against pollution . . . They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working . . . They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare."
Limbaugh's remarks got such wide play that, for a time on Thursday, "Obama's healthcare logo" was the No. 1 search term on Google, according to Newsweek. The magazine pointed out that the logo for Obama's Organizing for Healthcare effort incorporates the caduceus, the ancient Greek symbol for medicine.
The Chicago Tribune was among the media attacking Limbaugh for his comments, citing a report that Wednesday's program "couldn't have been angrier, more mendacious, or more venomous" and adding that Thursday's show "surpassed even that for pure divisive poison as Limbaugh played an entire deck of Hitler cards."
The Boston Globe said Limbaugh's remarks were part of "the increasingly vicious war over healthcare," and quoted a Democratic official who said his statement was "as disgusting as it is shocking." The article made no mention of Pelosi's earlier remark about swastikas.
A U.S. News & World Report article called Rush's remarks "mind-numbingly nonsensical," but did not mention Pelosi's comment.
Politico.com quoted a Democratic congressman who asserted that Limbaugh with his remarks has treated Holocaust survivors "with vile contempt."
I would have been in trouble here, they would NOT get my phone without a court order. This is the typical LEFT wing radicals we have in the white house. Not to mention they have no regard for our rights per the U.S. constitution, but then again some of us knew that before we pulled the lever.
MICHELLE Obama, like her husband, enjoys a good burger, but not as well done. The first lady brought daughters Malia and Sasha to former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn'sGood Stuff Eatery in DC for cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries, and milkshakes. "They got the burgers medium," says a spy. (President Obama was mildly ridiculed after ordering a burger medium-well in January.) "Three starving Secret Service guys were literally standing over the grill as Spike made the burgers, but didn't eat," our source adds. Fellow patrons had their cellphones temporarily confiscated to prevent pictures from being taken.
Congressman gets death
Washington (AP) - A North Carolina congressman who supports an overhaul of the health care system had his life threatened by a caller upset that he was not holding a public forum on the proposal, his office said Friday.
Democratic Rep. Brad Miller received the call Monday, one of hundreds the congressman's office has received demanding a town-hall meeting on the health care proposal, said his spokeswoman, LuAnn Canipe. She said the callers were "trying to instigate town halls so they can show up and disrupt."
"We had one of those kind of calls that escalated to what we considered a threat" on the congressman's life, said Canipe. "These are some strong-arm tactics, and we are trying to deal with and trying to talk to people in good faith about health care reform."
Miller never had plans to hold a town-hall meeting during the August recess, Canipe said. Instead, he was sitting down with smaller groups of people to discuss the plan. During one of those smaller gatherings on Friday, hundreds of people from a group called Triangle Conservatives peacefully protested at Miller's Raleigh office.
The threatening caller, when told by a staffer that Miller was not planning a meeting, claimed the congressman didn't want to meet with people face to face because he knew it would cost him his life, according to Canipe. The staffer then asked if the caller was making a threat. The caller, said Canipe, replied that there are a lot of angry people out there.
The U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Friday they were looking into a threat against a congressman, but wouldn't provide further details.
Hillary Clinton promised a Kenyan man to pass along his ''very kind offer'' of 40 goats and 20 cows for her daughter Chelsea Clinton's hand in marriage.
Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor, a man of modest means, originally made the offer in a letter to Bill Clinton when all three Clintons traveled to Africa in 2000. He has not given up hope, telling CNN, "I've waited for a long time. I'm still waiting to meet her and express my love for her."
But Chepkurgor may be running out of time, as rumors abound that Chelsea, 29, is marrying her boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky at the end of August on Martha's Vineyard. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly denied rumors that her daughter plans to get married this summer.
At a town hall in Kenya on Thursday, CNN's Fareed Zakaria said to the secretary of state, "A Kenyan city councilman said he offered Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter's hand in marriage five years ago; he is still awaiting an answer. I thought on this occasion, if you think in the current global economic climate . . . it's not a bad offer?"
"Well my daughter is her own person. She is very independent, so I will convey this very kind offer," responded a smiling Clinton, drawing applause from the audience.
Friday, August 7, 2009
PETA is at it again, this is the second time in a month they have targeted kids for their warped agenda. Just a couple of weeks ago they were handing kids pamphlets of slain animals with graphic pictures not suitable for children.
Kids hoping to grab a Happy Meal from McDonald's might end up with PETA's Unhappy Meal instead.The animal rights organization lifted its moratorium on the McCruelty Campaign this year and since June has distributed Chicken McCruelty Unhappy Meals to McDonald's customers outside about a dozen restaurants around the country."McDonald's markets its food to children by packaging it in brightly colored boxes with toys," Lindsay Rajt, a spokeswoman for PETA, tells Slashfood.
"But most kids really love animals, and if they knew that McDonald's suppliers were breaking the wings and legs of gentle animals like chickens, I think that you'd have to drag kids into McDonald's kicking and screaming.
"The campaign, though, has parents "hatin' it."A PETA protest of a McDonald's in Albany, N.Y., upset parents on Thursday, WXXA-TV reports."I don't want my son to be around something like this," parent Stephanie Gipson told the station. "This is not fair for a child."But Rajt says children have seen worse things than PETA's Unhappy Meal, which comes "stained with blood" and containing a bloody rubber chicken, a cutout of a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, photos of mutilated animals and a Chicken McCruelty T-shirt."Kids deserve to be told the truth and we really do need to give them credit," she says.
"The bottom line is that they've really seen much worse in movies and videogames, and we all know that kids empathize with animals."McDonald's told Slashfood that it expects the humane treatment of animals from its suppliers.Our goal has always been to lead the industry by bringing about improvements in animal welfare including rigorous, ongoing audits of our suppliers' facilities.
"McDonald's works with leading independent animal welfare experts and makes decisions based upon science to promote continuous improvement in animal welfare as part of our broader sustainable supply chain initiatives," Bob Langert, McDonald's vice president of corporate social responsibility, says in a statement to Slashfood.
"McDonald's continues to support our chicken suppliers' use of both controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) and electrical stunning. There is no conclusive scientific consensus that one practice is better than the other, however, we recognize that in either method, good management practices are critical," he says.
"It is also important to note that in the U.S., there are no large-scale chicken producers that currently use the CAS method, therefore demands to purchase chickens from this method to meet McDonald's supply needs are not viable." PETA says it worked with McDonald's behind the scenes from 2000 to February 2009 before it re-instituted its McCruelty campaign. A PETA protest was expected Friday afternoon at a restaurant in South Burlington, Vt.
But it's conservatives who engage in violence and hate speech, right?
The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that one of their own, reporter Jake Wagman, was one of six people arrested in connection with the beating of a conservative activist outside of a town hall forum held by Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan.
According to Dawn Majors, a Post-Dispatch photojournalist who witnessed everything unfold, an officer said that Wagman had been "interfering."
From the article:
Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don't tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.
"It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,"
That is some list of injuries, which means it must have been some beating.
And Gladney says he was attacked by "some of those arrested," which means
there were probably more in the mob than just that.
And let us not overlook nor forget the racial slur Gladney additionally endured.
from the article:
Two of those were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances.
To be very fair, Wagman of the Post-Dispatch could have simply been in the way while trying to shoot video of the assault; the article does not say.
We'll see how widely this is reported by the Lamestream Media, as it certainly fails to fit into their Conservative Haters template.
August 5, 2009Cornyn worried White House collecting personal data
@ 1:30 pm by Eric Zimmermann
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is worried that the White House will use a new media outreach program to collect the personal data of its political opponents.
Yesterday, the White House asked supporters to forward "fishy" claims or rumors about the President's healthcare plan to a White House email address as a way to respond to "disinformation."
Cornyn says this practice would let the White House collect personal information about people who oppose the President.
"By requesting citizens send 'fishy' emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email, addresses, IP addresses and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House," Cornyn wrote in a letter to Obama. "You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program."
Cornyn asked Obama to cease the program immediately, or at the very least explain what the White House would do with the information it collects.
"I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure speech that is deemed 'fishy' or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests," Cornyn said.
Be sure to read the letter Senator Cornyn wrote. Maybe Obama can understand something so simple.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
By Joshua Rhett Miller A promise is a promise.
A California dad is refusing to take down the tattered and torn American
Even passersby have phoned Louis Haros, demanding that he take down his weather-beaten flag immediately.
But Haros, a Vietnam veteran, told his son last September that he'd wave that flag until he comes home from Iraq.
And a promise is a promise.
"I made a promise to him that it won't come down until he's home," Haros told FOXNews.com on Tuesday. "Well, it's still there. I feel if I bring it down and something happens to him … I don't know."
"I told him this flag protected me in Vietnam and I will see that it protects you," said Haros, a former master sergeant in the U.S. Army. "In a normal situation, I would've brought it down a long time ago."
It won't be soon enough for some of Haros' neighbors, who see no reason to wait any longer to play taps for the flag.
"I understand why the gentleman is doing it, but it's in tatters," neighbor John Southward told FOXNews.com. "I fly my flag every day."
But Southward, a former Navy signalman, said he also found it "appalling" that Haros' son had been in Iraq long enough for the flag to become so raggedy.
"To me, that's appalling," Southward said. "I wish Mr. Haros and his son the very best, I really do."
Another neighbor, Bryan Walters Sr., was so moved about the condition of the flag that he confronted Haros and then dropped off a new one.
"I'd been watching that flag fall apart," Walters, a Navy veteran, told the Fresno
Ryan Gallucci, a spokesman for AMVETS, a group of 180,000 U.S. veterans, said while it's a "dicey" situation, the organization would prefer that Haros stop flying the tattered flag.
"It's a national symbol and not just a symbol of one soldier's sacrifice," Gallucci told FOXNews.com. "We would advocate he replace it with a serviceable flag out of respect for those who have gone before."
Gallucci acknowledged that Haros was flying the flag for the "right reason," but he suggested that he properly retire it in an appropriate fashion.
According to U.S. Code, an American flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning, when it is "no longer a fitting emblem for display."
Haros said he intends to bring the flag down as soon as his son comes home. He's "definitely" surprised by the complaints he and his wife have received from neighbors and even strangers who drive by and later call their home.
"Once they understand the reason behind what's going on, they get it," Haros said. "But nobody can actually be in the shoes of the individual until you stand in them. It was a promise I made to my son. If something happened to him, how could I live with that?"
Still, the negative attention brought on by the flag has Haros' wife getting anxious.
"She's saying she doesn't want to get any more heat," he said of the multiple phone calls they receive each day. "It's really turned into something."
What would you do? Should there be "certain circumstances" for which an American flag can be flown?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
APHORISM: A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE EXPRESSING A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR A GENERAL TRUTH; ADAGE
1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.
4 Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. Like this: It could be a right number.
13. No one ever says 'It's only a game.' when their team is winning.
14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.
15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies! )
18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.
19. After 50, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!
20. Always be yourself. Because the people that matter, don't mind. And the ones who mind, don't matter.
Home to The Graham family of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a handful ghosts from the eighteenth century, Cellar House Plantation stands to tell the tales of folklore and legends of days past.
The original Cellar House dates back to a land grant from Lord Baltimore in 1666. It is said to have been built by a French sea captain for his bride. The captain incorporated uncommon refinements for the area such as full paneling in the great room and great room chamber, and elaborate cornices and chair rails throughout the house.
As the story goes, this sea captain returned early from one of his expeditions to find his new bride pregnant with a local man from Pocomoke City. Outraged, he banished her from the house. Months later, she returned by raft with her baby to beg her husband for forgiveness. The raft overturned near Cellar House and the baby drowned. She swam to shore and when her husband saw her, he dragged her up to the master bedroom and stabbed her to death. Knowing that he would be hung for this macabre crime, he fled.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
President Barack Obama says Indiana factories "are coming back to life," earning cheers as he returned to an economically struggling region to sell his costly stimulus plan.
Obama announced Wednesday in Indiana that the stimulus is now providing $2.4 billion in taxpayer grants to create electric cars — and tens of thousands of jobs. He said Indiana is the second-largest recipient of these grants.
He spoke from the factory floor of Monaco RV, purchased in June by Navistar International Corp. after its previous owner went bankrupt because of the collapse in the recreational vehicle industry. Indiana's Elkhart-Goshen area had an unemployment rate of 16.8 percent in June. That's up 10 percentage points from last year. It's also higher than it was when Obama visited in February.
As Congress breaks for the summer, the public message war is on. Obama wants to persuade Americans that his economic agenda is working but also that it will take time to produce the number that people really want: more jobs.
Indiana's Elkhart-Goshen area had an unemployment rate of 16.8 percent in June. That's up 10 percentage points from last year. It's also higher than it was when Obama visited in February, although the jobless rate has at least come down from 17.5 percent in May.
This is the same region where Obama made his first bolt outside the Washington beltway as president, three weeks on the job. He was lobbying for the stimulus.
The resulting $787 billion legislation included $2.4 billion to support a new generation of electric cars. The competition for the money is completed, giving Obama something concrete to offer in his return visit. The money will be split among nearly 50 projects in 25 states, with the biggest shares going to Indiana and Michigan to create job opportunities in the automotive sector.
Obama also will be selling his broader, stick-with-it message about building the foundation of a whole new economy. At stake is the kind of public support that could influence his success on related matters such as health care legislation, as Republican criticism mounts and public skepticism of the stimulus looms.
Obama's trip comes as signs of an economic recovery have started to emerge in key areas such as housing and manufacturing.
But jobs are the key to success — for individuals, for families, for politicians — and those haven't been returning yet.
Overall, unemployment in the United States hit 9.5 percent in June, the highest level in 26 years.
New monthly numbers come out Friday, and the White House has been trying for weeks to set expectations that joblessness will worsen before it gets better.
Obama previewed the next jobs report this way: "It's likely to show that we're still continuing to lose far too many jobs. As far as I'm concerned, we won't have a recovery until every American who wants a job can find one. But history does show that you need to have economic growth before you have job growth."
And on that front, there is some positive news.
The economy shrank at a 1 percent rate in the April-to-June second quarter, new figures show — another contraction, but a sharp upgrade from the 6.4 percent slumps in the first quarter and a 5.4 percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The president says the progress is due in part to the stimulus effort. Republicans have taken whacks at the stimulus for weeks, contending that it was not worth the cost and has not produced results as the nation keeps shedding jobs each month.
The American public is still uneasy. A total of 79 percent of people describe the economy as "poor," according to an AP-GfK Poll.
And Obama's approval rating on the economy is now at 50 percent, the same poll found, down from 58 percent in April.
The last time Obama was in the Elkhart area, he said, "Recovery will likely be measured in years, not weeks or months."
Still, the White House is sensitive to the fact that people measure progress in terms of their daily lives.
Of the new grants, $1.5 billion will go to the production of batteries and their components; $500 million will go for other components needed for the cars, like electric motors; and $400 million will go toward plug-in hybrid cars, training for technicians and related costs.
Dear Mr. President,
Please be advised, Sir, that Americans today are quite competent citizens. I, as an American citizen,
resent the fact that you want to view what comes into my own private email.
. Please know, Sir, that I have the capability to delete such nonsense. Does casual
conversation through email mean that if a friend and I email each other about your
socialistic health care idea that someone is free to send it to you? What will you do with
it? And why do you care?
Here is a news flash, Mr. President, I do not need your socialistic health care. And many
Americans don't want it or need it. What part of NO don't you understand?
Mr. President, there are so many other things that need your attention besides Americans
private email. Why not let the citizens email the White House if they suspect terrorist
activities in their neighborhood? Or how about the small communities across America
that have city leaders (mayors, city managers, police officers) that don't give a darn about
the good citizens of those communities? Could you set up an email address for that?
And while your aides are reading emails how about another address so citizens across
American can keep you abreast of the drug deals going down in their towns? Or children
and adults that are lost?
Please stop wasting Americas time with your health care!
And while I am here let me suggest to you that instead of giving the car dealers the
money they have requested, take that money and divide it among those people that
helped build those cars and have been laid off! How can we buy cars when a nation such
as ours is in such an uproar? I like my old klunker of a car. Yes, we can afford to buy
another that is efficient and brand new. So why don't we? Because it has to be paid
for, Mr. President. Alot of Americans are afraid they will lose their jobs.
America is broken, Mr. President. America is crumbling into pieces right before my
eyes. It makes me sick when those that don't have get handed food while I, myself, check
prices before I buy. It makes me sick when I hear that there are more taxes to be
paid on sodas, cigarettes, alcohol and anything else you can tax. When will it end?
Before you "repair" us Americans one by one you need to "repair" America as a
whole. Put Americans back to work at their original jobs. They don't want jobs brewed
up by the government. They want the jobs that were taken away from them. Put the
lazy Americans that won't work to work in your programs. Let them earn their keep
for a change to ease the burden of those that are fortunate to still have their jobs.
To be honest, alot of Americans don't want your government health care. They fear
socialism. They fear the loss of so many freedoms and the one freedom that is
so dear is "the right to choose". In the long run this will be taken away from us.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this (or have it read by someone). And have
a blessed day, Sir.
I,__________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.
If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:
Glass of wine
Cup of coffee
Chicken fried steak
Cup of coffee
It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the 'fat lady sing,' and call it a day!
Have a Drink IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama’s plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP.
From the White House website:
Emphasis added. Of course, as we’ve seen in the health care debate to date, the term “disinformation” is used by the Obama White House as a catchall to describe any opposition to the President’s push for single-payer, government-run health care — meaning the White House wants to be informed of any forwarded emails or blog posts or any “casual conversations” that could be taken as opposition to their health care overhaul plan.
"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to
The White House has, as yet, offered no explanation of what it is they plan to do with the tips on policy opposition they hope to receive from citizen informers.
Interestingly, as Jake Tapper pointed out on Twitter this morning, the title of that post on the White House is a quote from John Adams’ 1770 “Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials.”
Pocomoke City PD wants to remind you that National Night Out 2009 is happening on 08-04-09 from 6PM til 9PM at the Pocomoke Cypress Park.
The purpose of the event is to increase citizen and officer relationships within the Community.
There will be OC104, live music, food, vendors, games, Olympic Track Star, Dance teams, Basketball Tournaments and much more.
Contact the Pocomoke Police Dept. for info @ 410-957-1600
Obama Joker poster
plastered around LA
No one has claimed responsibility for
By LILY FU, Special Contributor
A poster depicting President Obama as Heath Ledger's Joker character in "The Dark Knight" has began to surface around Los Angeles.
According to LA Weekly , Obama is shown with white makeup on his face and, like the Joker in the Batman movie, he has his mouth slit wide open with the word "socialism" on the bottom.
The poster has been plastered on freeway columns and other public places around the city. See images of the poster .
No one has claimed responsibility for the posters, but many are comparing the look of the poster to Shepard Fairey's famous "Hope" poster , a ubiquitous image throughout Obama's presidential campaign.
Conservatives are already using the poster as an opportunity to attack the president. Thomas Lifson on American Thinker writes , "It is starting. Open mockery of Barack Obama, as disillusionment sets in with the man, his policies, and the phony image of a race-healing, brilliant, scholarly, middle-of-the-roader." Reader WesternMilitant on AtlasShrugged.com said , " We DESERVE this joker. We elected him. I hope we choke on him so we never forget."
But Robert Dougherty on Associated Content points out that linking the Joker to socialism isn't correct . "The Joker was many things, but was hardly a socialist. In fact, the Joker is the polar opposite of a socialist, and anyone who watched 'The Dark Knight' would know that. Socialism is the result of an all powerful central government that runs every aspect of life -- but the Joker subscribes to anarchy, one of socialism's polar opposites
On the first day, God created the dog and said:
'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'
The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'
So God agreed.
On the second day, God created the monkey and said:
'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'
The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'
And God agreed.
On the third day, God created the cow and said:
'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'
The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'
And God agreed again.
On the fourth day, God created man and said:
'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'
But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten
the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'
So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will be open all night from Tuesday evening, Aug. 11, until dawn on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, to allow the public to view the Perseid Meteor shower.
Refuge Manager Lou Hinds said, “We plan to extend visiting hours later than normal to permit overnight viewing of the Perseid Meteor shower. Anyone wishing to see the meteor shower must arrive on the refuge before the entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. However, visitors not wishing to stay overnight may leave at any time.”
Public access to trails and other visitor facilities will be prohibited after 10 p.m., but beach parking will remain open. All campfires will be prohibited after 10 p.m. to enhance nighttime viewing opportunities, especially since many people believe this is one of the most rewarding sky-watching events of the year.
The Perseid meteor shower begins in mid-July with a few meteors striking through the sky each evening. The peak of the shower has been forecasted for the 11th and 12th of August, where spectators are likely to view 10 to 150 meteors per hour, if the skies are clear and dark. This famous meteor shower has been observed for over 2000 years, by spectators all around the world.
How to Save Your Wet Cellphone: Tech Clinic
By Joel Johnson
Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated. Just make sure you act fast—the longer the water sits inside, the greater the likelihood it will destroy the phone for good.
This is a DIY moment. While consumers are conditioned to send back broken merchandise, your phone's warranty probably doesn't cover water damage. And you may not have much luck pulling a fast one on your phone company—most of today's phones come with a "water sticker" that permanently changes color if it gets wet.
The first step: Immediately cut the power by removing the battery. I know it's tempting, but resist the urge to power up your phone to see if it works—just turning it on can short out the circuits. If you have a GSM phone (the type used by AT&T and T-Mobile), you'll want to remove the SIM card as well. Even if your phone turns out to be beyond repair, the SIM should retain a lot of its onboard information, such as the contacts in your phone book.
With the battery safely set aside, you now have one goal—dry your phone, and dry it fast. If you let the moisture evaporate naturally, the chance of corrosion damaging the phone's innards increases. Instead, blow or suck the water out. But don't use a hair dryer—its heat can fry your phone's insides. Instead, opt for a can of compressed air, an air compressor set to a low psi or a vacuum cleaner (a wet/dry Shop-Vac would be perfect). The idea is to use air to push or pull moisture out through the same channels it entered.
Finally, use a desiccant to wick away any leftover moisture. The most convenient choice is uncooked rice. Just leave the phone (and its disconnected battery) submerged in a bowl of grains overnight. If you're worried about rice dust getting inside your phone, you can instead use the packets of silica gel that often come stuffed in the pockets of new clothes. But acting fast is far more important than avoiding a little dust, so don't waste time shopping if you don't already have a drawer full of silica gel.
The most important thing to remember is to avoid heat. That means no hair dryers, ovens, microwaves or extended periods in direct sunlight. While heat will certainly evaporate the moisture, it could also warp components and melt adhesives. Those fragile glues are also why you'll want to avoid dunking the phone in rubbing alcohol (an oftprescribed tip on the Web). Alcohol is a solvent and can dissolve the internal adhesives. (If you drop your phone in the toilet, it's okay to wipe the outside with alcohol to disinfect it.)
One final, perhaps surprising, note: If your phone gets soaked in salt water, you should probably flush the whole thing in fresh water before it dries. When salt water evaporates, it leaves crystals that can damage a phone's fragile components. Just be sure to remove the battery before flooding the device.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Our 49th Annual
Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show
will be held
Official opening 10 AM each day. Events throughout each day.
Plenty of good food. Breakfast begins at 7 AM.
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Crab Cakes and Fried Chicken served daily from 10 AM until ?
Sawmill, Rock Crusher, Steam Models, Miniature Steam Train, Thresher
FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING
-- SEE IN OPERATION --
Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Gas Engines, Antique Cars, Miniature s
Flea Markets - Daily Parade - Blacksmith Shop
PARADE OF EQUIPMENT 5 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 4 PM SUNDAY
ANTIQUE CAR PARADE SATURDAY 1:00 PM
Evolution of Threshing - From the Flail to the Modern Combine - Saturday 2 PM
FREE EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Church Services Sunday 9 AM - Gospel Music Sunday 5 PM
-- EXHIBITORS WELCOME --
If you go wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes. There is MUCH to see!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Pilot's remains found in Iraq desert
Updated: Sunday, 02 Aug 2009, 4:02 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 02 Aug 2009, 2:42 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. - The remains of the first American shot down in the 1991 Persian Gulf War have been uncovered ending an 18 year mystery. Sunday the US Navy declared Captain Scott Speicher dead.
"18 years is a lot time not to know what happened to your father or your husband," said Norfolk's Amy Waters Yarsinske.
For almost two decades, Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher's family never gave up hope that someday he would be found alive. That hope was dashed after the Navy confirmed that bones and skeletal fragments found in Iraq belonged to the missing pilot.
"It's bitter sweet," added Yarsinske. "It really is. You miss him."
Speicher's F/A-18 Hornet was shot down January 17, 1991. It was the first night of the Persian Gulf War. The Navy found the wreckage, but never found his body. Several times over the last 18 years his status changed from "killed in action" to "missing in action" and then to "missing captured".
The Navy says earlier this month an Iraqi citizen gave US Forces new information on where the pilot's remains were buried.
"There are so many unanswered questions," said Yarsinske.
Yarsinske never got the chance to meet Speicher though she feels as if he is a part of her. She spent 8 years investigating the crash, then wrote about. She hopes the Navy will someday release what it believes happened to Speicher.
"I think they need to," added Yarsinske. "I think if they don't, you will never lay this to rest. You will never lay him to rest."
In the years spent searching for Speicher, the US Military changed protocol on how it handles looking for missing servicemen. It's something Yarsinske says is a tribute to Speicher.
"Probably part of the magic of Scott Speicher was what he taught us and what he gave other people," said Yarsinske. "He saved other lives, because of his sacrifice."
Navy Secretary Ray Maybus said this morning in a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Speicher's family for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. I am also extremely grateful to all those who have worked so tirelessly over the last 18 years to bring Captain Speicer home."