Oct 292010
 

I, for one, can’t wait…


It really is almost time to take out the trash…

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Oct 252010
 

…from drjim

DEAR ABBY:
‘I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can’t afford
to spend a lot of money to do it. Any suggestions?’
Steve in California..
DEAR STEVE:
‘Register as a Republican, and run for public office.’
*Note: Do not expect the same due diligence when registering and running as a Democrat…I’m just sayin’.
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Oct 232010
 

The nearest convenience store to me is on a college campus –  where I just went to get a couple of two liter sodas. When I walked up to the checkout, I noticed the young fellow that was in line in front of me had left his $martphone on the counter.
Leaving my purchases at the register, I stepped outside to catch him before he drove off. He came in and retrieved it – and thanked me profusely. Now’s when the the fun starts…

Young Lady at Register: Sir, would you like a copy of your receipt?

Me: Yes, please. I’m old and forgetful.

Young Guy at Other Register: Excuse me, did you just say you’re “old and difficult?”

Me: (Laughing) No, I said “old and forgetful” – but “old and difficult” probably applies, too.

Kids these days – heh. Good thing I don’t have a lawn at the apartment…

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Oct 232010
 

Brigid tackled the naming of things in response to Tam’s excellent post – in doing so, she ran down several interesting paths. Go read it – all of it. I promise you won’t regret it. I’ll wait – are you back yet? (grin)

Out of the blue, my brother sent me an email the other day with four photos attached. Simple subject – no body text. Just – “Some memories for you.” As often happens when multiple pictures are attached to an email, the order was somewhat jumbled, so the first picture I saw was this:

An instantly recognizable form – seen over Mom’s woodshed. So far, so good. The second shot I opened was the “memory flood” shot.

As I saw that lovely little lady heading in on what looked like a sort of high and hot final, I was instantly transformed into a seven year old boy.

“Mama! Daddy’s back from flyin’! Do you think he’ll take me up?”

Now the rational part of me (heh) knew that wasn’t the case, but I sure did fall back about 44 years all of a sudden.

It wasn’t until the lump the size of Texas in my throat subsided (and I got that dust out of my eyes) that I realized the pictures were not the sharpest.

Nor were they as zoomed in as they could have been – but for a time they brought back a clarity of memory back that I wish I had every day.

I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the fellow that did this flyover, in fact though I’ve been told, I can’t recall his name. I just hope I’m there the next time he comes by (and I hope he sets her down for a spell).

Dad had his J-3 from the early 60′s through the mid-80′s – though the last few years she was grounded due to a failed punch test on the wings. I had already moved out from home when he sold her, so I didn’t have to see that sad day.

We pretty much had names for everything – the old 1955 Chevrolet pickup was “Leapin’ Lena.” The Farmall Cub tractor? That was “Little Red.” The landing strip is named “Cub Field” – for three reasons – the plane, the tractor and the the creek that runs across the southern end of the approach to the strip. All named and all attached to a multitude of memories…

Oh, the J-3′s name? She was the “J-Flea” or the “Flea-Bug”…I miss that ol’ bird…and you too, Pop.

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Oct 222010
 

Good news! Best wishes to Diana Williams in the remainder of her campaign!

NRA-PVF changes GA candidate’s grade and issues endorsement! – National gun rights | Examiner.com

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Oct 222010
 

“The major media lives on…. MONEY. Money from advertisers. Advertisers who pay for exposure to potential customers. In other words…. the major media life blood is money given them by people who want US as customers. People who have no choice but to listen to…. US.”



 Reading today’s entry over at Talking to myself again…” I realized he’s really onto something -  the advertisers do need us, but let’s motivate them locally first!


Carteach0 throws down the gauntlet…RTWT

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Oct 212010
 

Go RTWT – repost, forward to your friends – this needs national exposure. NRA has made some bonehead moves before, but this is ridonkulous.

Why did NRA give pro-gun candidate an ’F’? – National gun rights | Examiner.com

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Oct 212010
 

Sorry no embed – worth the click though!

RADIO FLYER CAR: Valley couple’s Radio Flyer car turns heads – ktuu.com

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Oct 212010
 

 Try explaining this to the folks that blame it all on Bush…he was/is flawed like all of us, but it takes a concerted effort by a whole group of people to screw things up this badly.

The Democrats have held both houses of the US Congress since 2006. Congress… the only folks who control the Federal Government purse strings, and all tax law. Congress… the only folks who can tax and spend, or not.

The President does NOT have the ability to spend money on that scale. He can do nothing more than propose, cheer lead, cajole, and pontificate when it comes to Federal spending and taxation.

RTWT - Thatcher Was Right

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