Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tonight

Well, tonight is the first night I will be driving the church van to pick up kids for AWANA, from the housing areas. I already know they will try to sneak on their littler brothers and sisters (the under kindergarten age); and they will act up on the bus. It's a matter of who gets kicked off the bus and why. I've read Tales from the Schoolbus blog, and I wish I could get his glare down, but these kids don't react to glares. They don't listen to women mostly, is what I've gathered. They are raised by their moms, and when a guy tells them to sit down and be quiet, they will..but not when a female does. Tonight should prove interesting. More will follow tomorrow on how the van ride went, both to church, and afterwards. I am at least going to make the little kids sit up front where I can keep an eye on them, to keep them from leaping over from back seat to the next seat.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Netanyahu's speech at the UN

I watched the speeches at the UN, however, I missed Ahmadinnerjacket's speech, although I have heard about it, rambling bits of insanity and inanity, along with the usual tripe he spews about the Holocaust being a myth. I watched Netanyahu's speech, and it was a great speech. He put to rest the lies that the others had spoken out about. The full text of his speech can be found here.

On another note, Obama's speech was "oh can't we all just get along and let's all throw our nukes away" pipe dream. Even Sarkozy, the French president, said that it is unreasonable. It's pretty bad when the French are standing up for what needs to be done, and the US just is a wishy-washy 'oh gee goodness me" type. I don't know what Obummer is stuffing in his cigarettes and smoking, but it has to stop.

Frog-gate

I was watching Glenn Beck the other day, and there is frog-gate! not just watergate, clintongate, whatever.. liberal bloggers said GB boiled a frog alive.. so here's his rebuttal over the poor lil ole frog



Enjoy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Never in a million years...


Would I eat the canape that looks like the pair of eyes in this little cooking booklet from 1971 that I picked up at one of the local resale shops. I think that is the main reason I bought this for a quarter. I've looked through the booklet, and I *think* it is a sardine canape, with chopped olives around, and a green stuffed olive on top. This is definitely an unfortunate food. However, it did have some tasty looking recipes in the back for desserts, but the canapes I'll pass on. Especially the suggestion under "ham spreads" - 1 cup ground ham, vinegar or pickle juice to moisten, 4 teaspoons peanut butter, salt, pepper, celery salt. No wonder it appears that everyone had martinis and other libations during the 50s, 60s and early 70s in the party pictures. They had to get drunk to stomach the nibbles.

What a baby!



A woman in Indonesia gave birth to a - get this - 19.2 lb - baby boy. For those of you on the metric system, that's 8.7 kilos. She had him delivered C-section, he's 24.4 inches long (62 centimeters). He's heavy, but not that tall.. my oldest was 22 inches long when she was born. He's just BIG. This was her fourth baby, the only one not delivered by midwife. The mother has diabetes, and according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, when a diabetic mother's glucose level is high during pregnancy, the baby can receive too much glucose and grow too large.

And I thought my almost 9 pound babies were big. They fit right off into medium baby clothes, the small stuff I had bought was too tiny for them.

We had our first at the Navy hospital in San Diego. Cost all of a tad under $17 to have her, including my 3 day hospital stay. Totally put us off having babies in a hospital. Second one we had at a birthing center, with a midwife. If we had more, that would have been the route we would go.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hmm a new day!

Today is Marry Your BabyDaddy Day, 3rd annual one in Charlotte NC. Turns out this seems to be necessary, because so many today do not marry before they start turning out children. Turns out marriage is on the decline all around. Seems like a lack of morals or shame. It used to be, even when I was a kid, that someone had a child out of wedlock it was something that was not looked upon kindly. Its not bad enough that morals have pretty much gone to heck in the past 40 years, but that a day is needed to prompt women to marry the father of their child. Its turning this country into a big welfare nation is what its doing. Woman has child.. dad skedaddles, and there she is, left to take welfare or if she's lucky, has enough money or family to take care of the baby while she works. And the cycle continues..

Monday, September 21, 2009

U.S. distributes fertilizer to Afghanis, Afghanis use fertilizer to make bombs to blow up Americans

About 1,050 metric tons of fertilizer will also be distributed in conjunction with the seed, giving the farmers a better opportunity for success, said Purves, who works closely with the Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. The Marines established security in the area and will continue to have a presence while the local government solidifies, but this distribution effort is spear-headed by the Afghan government.

Guess what? alot of the afganis work for the government during the day, the taliban at night. So they're getting bomb-making material handed to them, courtesy of US Marines.

"U.S., Afghan Lives Increasingly Lost To Roadside Bombs," by Tom Bowman for NPR, August 2, 2009:

U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and local civilians now share a grim common enemy: death by roadside bomb.

July was the deadliest month for American troops since the war began in the fall of 2001. At least 43 U.S. servicemen lost their lives, with about two-thirds being killed by roadside bombs....
Most of the bombs are crudely made, sometimes including fertilizer and diesel fuel packed into plastic jugs. They have little metal, so they're difficult to find with metal detectors and other sophisticated equipment. So U.S. Marines are bringing in dogs to help sniff out the components....

Just great. Just like the British afghanis and iraqis were sending cell phones to iraq to detonate bombs IEDs, now WE are sending the makings of bombs over to Afghanistan to blow up our young men and women.

And Obummer blithely goes on, all above the dirt and wear and tear of war.

a blog post you should read

Its over at The Dispatcher and Her Officer. Evidently she's from Kommiefornia. She has a great fix for the problems of that state, HERE. Maybe other states will see this and employ it in their own states.

By the way, AUDIT THE FED!

A game to play

Here's from Sunday, Obummer talking to Stephanopolous >>



Here is a list you can use for bingo, or for other games :P There are lots of videos on Youtube with Obummer speaking.

1. "The time to act is now."

2. "Critics of this plan would have us do nothing."

3. "For too long, we have spent too much money to get too little care."

4. "The current path is unsustainable. Nothing less than a complete overhaul will give Americans the care they deserve."

5. "Under my plan, nothing will change for you and your doctor."

6. "This plan will cover more people, and give better care for everyone."

7. "This plan will spend less money."

8. "This debate has been far too divisive, with proponents losing heart, and opponents losing fingers."

9. "The public option is the best choice, a serious solution, and absolutely necessary for real reform. (applause) Now, that's not a veto threat."

10. "Yes, some say we've overestimated the savings from preventative care, perhaps exponentially. But others who I will not name say we've underestimated the savings."

11. "It's unsustainable for Americans like [insert tragic anecdote here]."

12. "It's time to put aside silly, meaningless terms like 'socialized medicine' and 'death panels' and 'the CBO says' and 'Douglas Elmendorf.'"

13. "People look at our national deficit ballooning, trillion after trillion, and ask, 'How can we afford this?' I look at the same numbers and ask, 'How can we not?'"

14. "I am tired of hearing insurance companies complain about preexisting conditions. It, like the economy and two wars, is just another problem I inherited from my predecessor."

15. "As I have said many times before . . ."

16. "Last year, I attacked my opponent for proposing a new tax on employer-based health insurance benefits. Tonight, I will reach across the aisle . . ."

17. "Now I will attempt to undermine potential future rival Mitt Romney by talking about how his plan in Massachusetts is a lot like mine . . ."

18. "I look forward to the day when no 11-year-old girl has to ask me about mean signs in the parking lot."

19. "Everything about this plan tells us it will be as effective at providing care as the stimulus is at creating jobs."

20. "By some estimates, wellness programs could reduce our medical costs to zero."

21. "Let me be clear."

22. "The American people did not send you here to squabble. They sent you here to help me create a fantastic and historic bill-signing ceremony."

23. "Remember Ted Kennedy. One look at this man, and you knew he understood the importance of good health to all Americans."

24. "Sometimes your tonsils are just fine."

25. "As I said in March, the time to act is now."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Left-wing or right-wing?

Does the following fit the left or the right?

- That every citizen willing to work and capable of working shall receive a just and living annual wage which will enable him to maintain and educate his family...

- I believe in nationalizing those public necessities which by their very nature are too important to be held in the control of private individuals.

- I believe in upholding the need of private property yet of controlling it for the public good.

- I believe not only in the right of the laboring man to organize in unions but also in the duty of the Government which that laboring man supports to protect these organizations against the vested interests of wealth of of intellect.I believe in the event of a war and for the defense of our nation and its liberties, if there be a conscription of men let there be a conscription of wealth.

- I believe in preferring the sanctity of human rights to the sanctity of property rights. I believe that the chief concern of government shall be for the poor, because, as is witnessed, the rich have ample means of their own to care for themselves.

Does this sound left-wing today's progressive (i.e. democrat) or does that sound right-wing?

You'd be surprised to know that the person called a right-winger by today's liberals is Father Coughlin, with his upstart political party, and everything he said was on the left, he was an avid supporter of FDR and his New Deal. They're denying their own history. I am reading a book about the history of progressivism in the US.

to quote:

In the liberal telling of America's story, there are only two perpetrators of official misdeeds: conservatives and "America" writ large. Progressives, or modern liberals, are never bigots or tyrants, but conservatives often are. For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomenon... Meanwhile, real or alleged "conservative" misdeeds - say McCarthyism - are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistakes that liberals make is failing to "fight hard enough" for their principles., Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeeds, because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events not of their own making that they often worked the most assiduously against, but find themselves defending liberal misdeeds in order to defend America itself.

Quoted from Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism.. which has a smiley face with a little mustache scribbled on it. I highly recommend this book, which can be found at Amazon.

Today's liberals are only the progressives of the Wilson and Roosevelt era, under the Democrat title. Look up the history of these guys, with their politics.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Acorn gets slammed

Acorn has been voted on today, in the House of Representatives, to be defunded. That is not the only defunding bill that has come across and been voted on. The vote was 345 to 75, with only Democrats voting to keep the funding in Acorn. NY Democrat Meeks said "he needed more evidence" to make sure the fraud was systemic. Its been filmed five times now.. at five different Acorn offices across the country. It's ingrained in ACorn, entrenched, and it goes all the way from the top to the bottom. 70 Acorn employees have been convicted in voter fraud in twelve states (so far).

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) has sponsored another amendment prohibiting the use of federal money for ACORN in the Interior and environment appropriations bills.

An amendment passed Thursday by an 85-11 vote was sponsored by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb) prohibiting the use of federal money in the Interior and environment appropriations bills.

Earlier this week, Acorn got hit by that vote that was 83-7 prohibiting the use of federal money in Transportation and Housing and Urban Development spending bill.

It appears more amendments are going to make their way to the floor every time Acorn pops up. Its about time this wolf is stripped of its sheeps clothing, and put away.

Full story from The Hill.

Today and yesterday

Yesterday's big news for me, was the people going on about how culling a lamb for slaughter is so darn bad. The future of Britain (and the US) rests on farmers. Whether they are large conglomerates or small organic farmers, cattlemen, sheep farmers, whatever. The crying masses of idiocy came out against the culling of a lamb named Marcus yesterday, in Britain. A school has a program showing children how to raise and breed animals. All very well. That also includes taking said animals to slaughter, as the time arises, or else you will be a very poor farmer. The children prevailed over objections of parents and the assorted nutjobs that make up animal rights organizations, and sent Marcus to slaughter. Marcus didn't have very much of a future in front of him. He had already been cut, so he was useless for breeding. All that was left for Marcus, was to become lamb chops and stew. The children voted to send Marcus off, and they wanted to buy piglets with the money that they would get from the sale. Smart kids, they were doing the right thing, acting in common sense fashion. Now the whole program is up in the air, due to the animal rights nuts and parents who feel that the 'poor animules' should not go off to slaughter. How do they figure that the food gets on their plate? When they eat a chop, it used to be someones Marcus. Although probably not named, but if it was, it was still sent off to where it should eventually go. It doesn't look like a bright future for the farmers of Britain. Full story here.

As for today, we only subscribed to 6 of the 18 concerts at the Houston Symphony this year. So tonight is our first night out for that. Tonight's fare is:

Conductor: Hans Graf
Guests: Ingrid Fliter, piano
Programs:
W. Schuman: Showcase-A Short Display
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

I'm looking forward to Symphony #5. We sit in the front orchestra, to the left, so we get a great view of the pianists or whoever is playing a concerto.

One of the things we saw in the past couple of years at the symphony was Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie in Bildern - photography by Tobias Melle. Its available on DVD at Amazon, and I intend to pick on up Sunday when I get my grocery money (ok so the computer desk keeps getting put off). The pictures are from the hike on the route that Strauss took to create this symphony. I highly recommend it. Here is the link to Amazon where it is. I think I may get it for my mother-in-law also, as a Christmas present. The pictures are amazing, the music sets it off to perfection. At least there are used copies now. Last I checked, it was only available from Tobias Melle's website.

The only thing I HATE about going to the symphony is the Houston traffic. Its a lot of idiot drivers out there, either creeping along at 55 in a 65 zone in the fast lane sometimes, or else doing 90 down the road in a pack. Usually not on Thursday nights at least. That's when we get the poky drivers out who imagine the speed limit is a suggestion that they actually put their foot on the gas pedal, especially on that area coming out of downtown Houston past the Fiesta and Sears. They just creep along doing 40 or 45. Drives me crazy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One little acorn

falls, and then another. One video, and then another. The whole ACORN thing is rotten. And the fruit of acorn is rotten also. Check it out at Atlas Shrugs. She also has links to the dirtbags that voted for not defunding ACORN. I can tell you what, 9 of the idiots didn't vote in it. Including Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who is fixing to run for governor of this state. I'll be damned if I'd vote for that piece of crap. She hasn't the guts to stand up and vote for something that needs to be defunded, she doesn't have the backbone to be the governor of this state. She's a wishy-washy ditzy blonde (well if she isn't blonde, she may as well be, no offense to any blondes that may be reading this). Last time I emailed her was about the health care bill, voting on that. I think I'll contact her again and everyone that lives in Texas ought to also. Look at this list of who didn't vote for defunding:

Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Coburn (R-OK)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hutchison (R-TX)
McCain (R-AZ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Vitter (R-LA)

If they're yours, WRITE THEM, CALL THEM, BUG THE SNOT OUT OF THEM for this! They need to know that they need a backbone, or else they will be thrown out, kicked out, ignominiously dragged kicking and screaming out of their posh offices they have at our expense. If yours is on the list that voted FOR still funding ACORN, do the same. Contact them, and let them know what you think, and where your vote will be going, et&.

I'm off to start composing an email to Ms. Hutchinson to voice my displeasure, and my intent of NOT supporting her for her run for governor. In any shape, manner or form. And that she makes people ashamed to say that they're a Republican (which I have left, being they left me long ago). They're no different than the other political whores up there in Washington, except for a handful. And even that handful is starting to look pretty thin.

Overbearing government

I've about had it with government and the politicians that are elected. There are a few that I actually like - Rand Paul is running for the Kentucky Senate, and his father, Ron Paul, and Dan Patrick of the Texas Senate, District 7. I don't live in his district, but I listen to his radio show in the afternoons (AM 700, KSEV radio, 4 to 6 pm) or at least try to, if my radio will tune it in (sometimes weather interferes with my reception with my home radio).

I've had it with Obama and his lawbreaking ways. I didn't vote for Bush, and I haven't voted Republican or Democrat for president since Reagan was in office. If I remember right, I think I voted for Mondale (I was from Minnesota, and he was too, that's all I knew about politics then, that was the reason I voted for him).

He breaks the Constitution right and left, bending it here and there, the press says nothing.

I think many in the government are going to get a big surprise when the elections are coming around. Both Democrat and Republican.

The 9/12 march on Washington DC, was counted from what I've heard from people calling in to Edd Hendee and Pat Gray were around 250k from reports from park police. Thats alot of people pissed off at the government. Consider the people who couldn't get to Washington DC for that march.

THIS page asks if Obama can force you to buy health insurance, and talks about the 10th amendment, and the interstate commerce clause, which has been abused for way too long by the government.

That interstate commerce clause, by the way, is how the ATF forces its way into local cases, involving guns. Because a PART is manufactured in another state, and the gun is sold in one state, not the state that the part is manufactured in. That is why several states are looking at passing laws that allow manufacturers to make guns IN the state, parts from the state, stamped "made in Montana" or "made in Tennessee" and thus the ATF and the Feds cannot stomp their way over everything.

Don't know what cops think of this bit about guns being manufactured, but I think it's a good idea to get the Feds out of more things. States rights are trampled every day. Look at health insurance right now. You cannot buy health insurance from out of state, even if you could buy it cheaper. Why not? Because the dang Feds say so. Why is that their business? Because they feel that they are entitled to poke their noses into every dang thing they want to. Liberals love to say they are for the government to get their hands off this and that, but they really aren't. They are for more and more government, more big brother, more "let's do this and that for you.". I was reading at that poetry site last night, and even though I dislike her, Maya Angelou had a poem that sort of summed up liberal thoughts:

Momma Welfare Roll

Her arms semaphore fat triangles,
Pudgy hands bunched on layered hips
Where bones idle under years of fatback
And lima beans.
Her jowls shiver in accusation
Of crimes clich├ęd by
Repetition. Her children, strangers
To childhood's toys, play
Best the games of darkened doorways,
Rooftop tag, and know the slick feel of
Other people's property.

Too fat to whore,
Too mad to work,
Searches her dreams for the
Lucky sign and walks bare-handed
Into a den of bureaucrats for
Her portion.
'They don't give me welfare.
I take it.'

Doesn't that just say it all? What was it that I started off on? This has just turned into a ranting vent :P oh well, I feel better for having vented a bit. Maybe a lighthearted posting later on today after I vacuum up the remains of the tassel off the couch pillow the devil kitten has ripped off, leaving 3 tassels remaining on the 2 pillows. She has already taken off all the buttons on the other pillows :|

EVIL, EVIL, i tell you!

Monday, September 14, 2009

if you like poetry

I found a poetry site .. Poem Hunter I'm reading Keats right now. Was reading Percy Bysshe Shelley earlier. I have a whole bookshelf of poetry, but finding them online is kind of neat also. Half-Price Bookstore is a great place to pick up books, they are up in Houston (like 6 locations) and also in other states.

What is?


What is a friend? Nowadays with the computer age, the definition of friendship has expanded. Now there are many venues with which to make friends, more than there used to be. When I was growing up, in order to discuss things with people far away, you wrote a letter, there were pen-pal clubs. I had a pen pal friendship with a girl in England. We wrote back and forth for about a year, then it just kind of died off. What about online friends. I've been online now since around the spring of 1994. I remember because we bought our house in the fall of 93, and got the internet that following spring. I found Yahoo chat, and had acquaintances, that were 'friends'. But you know, I only keep in touch with one out of all the people from that time. I count her as a friend. The others were merely acquaintances. She emails me stuff about her children, and we keep up with each others lives. That to me is what a friendship is more than just idle chit-chat. I was on a ladies email list, that I still talk to a few ladies from, that I count as friends, and when we went to Washington, went through Idaho and met one lady and her family, went to church with them, had a great time. But I haven't talked to her in quite a while. People come and go on the internet. What about people that you see about town? Do they come and go out of your life? And are they always there for you, reciprocating, never failing, a shoulder you can count on?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another year starts


Another year starts of Sparks in AWANA club. We painted up our room really nice, and painted Sparky on the wall. Wednesday the 9th was the first night, and we had 6 boys there. I only had to give out 3 marks on the hand (black marker, bad mojo) as discipline. No one wanted to get a second mark! I'm hoping for a good year this time around. For those who don't know what AWANA is, it stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, it's a Bible club for children, ages 3 through 12th grade. Our church is not doing the program for the younger children this year (no one to teach them), and I am director of the Sparks (K-2nd grade) boys and girls. If there is a movie coming soon, rated G or a childrens cartoon movie, we take them on an outing, or maybe an outing on a Saturday to the park, and have a picnic. Many of the kids live in the public housing, so we get to do some outreach to them. Trying to get them to behave sometimes is another thing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Alinsky's Rules For Radicals rethunk

Let's turn it around on them. Not that we have to get as NASTY as they do. But we can use their playbook on them, turn the tables, and leave them going "HUH, what, what the heck just happened here?" with a glazed look in their eyes and standing there slack-jawed, drooling on themselves.

RULE 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." i.e. money..and people..

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." Don't address the real issues. Go after anything BUT. Bring up side silly arguments that "everyone" knows goes on. Heck, make up arguments.

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." This goes along with #2. Irrelevancy, go for it.

RULE 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." While YOU have no rules, the 'evil enemy' usually does, and make them stick to every point of it. They have to return all calls? Start dialing as often as you can. Written response to letters? Buy lots of stamps! Postcards are cheaper.

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." Pretty obvious on this one.

RULE 6: "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Keep brainstorming for new things to try out to make the enemy cringe and falter and look like a dork as much as possible.

RULE 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Think a piece of liverloaf, with 4 starving rottweilers on this slice.

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Your thinking self comes to the top with 'what if's" 'what if they do this" what if they do that" and thus your enemy is cowering.

RULE 10: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." The only thing I can think of right now, are the Tea Parties and the Town Halls. The MSM are putting these as negatives, but the American people are picking these up as positives.

RULE 11: "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." Always be the man with a plan, one that would "be worked out for the best of us all", but usually benefits you the best.

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Think the lionesses selecting a target from a herd, and they draw it from the herd, and kill it. Think of this done over and over again until there is not much of a herd left, or a very demoralized herd, waiting your bidding.

Can we turn these around on the very people who are running the business out of Chicago, now in Washington? As I heard on the radio this morning, corruption. Cockroaches, rats, weasels, and vermin infest the halls of Washington" or something to that effect. There needs to be a good disinfecting.

In Memoriam

Of those who died, in a war they knew nothing of, of one many still know nothing of, and are being placated "does not exist" because of a "peaceful religion", a religion where many danced joyfully and gleefully, firing rifles into the air at the taking of American lives (and how many times has that been repeated at other bombings, or blowing up of people, and suicide bombings). LOW may say we are not at war against Islam, but the whole religion is made up of Dar-al-Islam and Dar-al-harb (tnat not of islam) and to them, the innocents are NOT us. the innocents that are killed, are the innocent muslim that may get caught up in one of their shenanigans. Go read Jihad Watch. Check out Geert Wilders' short movie Fitna on there. The lefties today say Christianity is such a great threat, that a big theocracy is on the way. Creeping Sharia is on its way. It's already well entrenched in Europe, and England. Check out the way the Netherlands are overtaken. 1 in 4 children in school there are native.

Today, in 2001, was a day like any other day, a day to go to work, a day to sit at an office, do your job, take a lunch, for little children to play at a daycare, for firefighters and police hopefully to not die en masse. For people not to die in fiery flames, or on a plane plunging from the sky. These terrorists were not poor jihadists. The majority of jihadists are the rich, educated men. They came here under false pretenses, and we let them in. Red lags didn't go up when one didn't care about learning to land a plane at all. These men overtook the planes with box cutters. This is yet another poke in the eye to those who have concealed carry licenses, you cannot carry on a plane, but I think of the plane of people who took on the hijackers and brought it down in that PA field, instead of its target. It took them courage. There are more than a few blogs that have pictures of that day. I don't think I'll ever forget that second plane crashing. I had taken the girls to school, and was napping, and had woken up, just gotten online, and a friend said GET ON THE NEWS NOW! so I turned it to Foxnews, and it was just before the 2nd plane crashed. I was .. shocked. its like "what the hell is going on here?" not a whole lot made sense that day. Until I decided to educate myself on what was going on in the world, with world politics, and national politics. Before that, I was in a nice little comfort zone, just sufficient to figure out who NOT to vote for in the local and presidential elections, and figuring that was good enough. Not any longer. And it should not be any longer like that for any of us. We should be involved in our world, in our governance, to make sure that placators don't get in (unfortunately Obummer did, and he's sucking up to everyone). For a good reaction in one single word, click on Cranky Professor and she sums it all up.

For updates on what is going on in the world, check out Jihad Watch. And find out what these kind, moderate muslims are up to, and what is happening over in Europe and Canada, and is slowly filtering down here. Atlas Shrugs is keeping up with the Rifka Bary story from Florida, the Muslim girl who converted to Christianity, and is now afraid for her life from her family, as leaving the Muslim faith is a death sentence.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Texas State Fair fare

This year's offering.. is deep fried BUTTER.. September 25th the State Fair opens up in Dallas, and the newest offering of deep fried goodness this year is butter.. yep. Good ole creamy butter. You can get it plain, flavored with grape, garlic, or cherry. Garlic reminds me of Gilroy, CA.. home of garlic everything..including garlic ice cream (we tried it. YUK)

And here I thought chicken fried bacon was about the end of it all. Newp. The guy who thought up deep fried butter, is the same guy that came up with fried cookie dough, deep fried coke, and the deep fried PBJ, Abel Gonzales Jr.

What a crazy state I live in...that deep fries this stuff..and EATS it.