Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Back online!

Our internet was out for a while - the Helpful Kitty chewed on a wire leading to the antenna's modem,  and the guy wires for the antenna on the roof required replacing - one had broken.  My house is a lot cleaner now than before, as there wasn't a whole lot to do...TV usually stinks anyway, and so....I cleaned.

Hubby and I had our 25th anniversary last month, we went on a cruise to Alaska!  Travelogue to come - it's on hubby's laptop right now, and he's got it at work with him.  Also I have pictures of Alaska on my Flickr page, but I have to finish uploading photos - those are forthcoming along with what we did on our travel.

Well, the government has shut down.  Funny, stuff is still running, mail is still being delivered, planes are still flying, the only thing is - most of what has been shut down is an annoyance to the PEONS we are (as compared to the ruling class).  National parks have been shut down - IMHO, give those to the states to run - it's in THEIR state, the fed should not be running those.

I read a really good blog post about what is happening during the shut-down -

The savage population, which had only been kept in line through a policy of rigorous gun 
confiscations, food stamps and Green Energy programs unleashed its pent up rage in a spree of riots, looting and mass murder that had only previously been encountered in Somalia.

Riots, looting, cannibalism!  I found the link over here >  which is a riot to read! Some good stuff over there.

I was reading a post by Erick Erickson, over at RedState,  and came across this gem:

Then there are John Boehner and Eric Cantor’s staff. Good grief. If you sprinkled salt on them they’d shrivel up.


I emailed John Cornyn (the RINO) and told him he'd better grow a spine, and hold the position of not funding Obamacare.  Last time I emailed him, I told him if he kept acting this way, I'd go to every house in our county if necessary, to urge them to NOT vote for him, to vote for the opponent.  There's about 14,000 households in this county.. I'd do my best to go to every one.

TALK ABOUT STUPID! sites that are static, that DONT change at all (like the census site) are down.  This is pure spite on the part of the Fed to annoy people.

Obamacare website doesn't work half the time, but it's still up & running.  Guess that ideology rules all.   Ideology is what gave us Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot.  It's what drives the left.

It was Reid that shut down the government - the R's gave three! different bills funding the government, and NOT funding Obamacare, yet Reid turned it all down.

Well I guess I will go finish cleaning :)

Oops had to edit to add this little nugget of joy:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Okra and stuff

I was reading my FB home page this morning, and my oldest daughter, who lives up in Arlington (a suburb of Dallas), had posted this:

A ....communal living place - had been raided by a SWAT team. Why? because of the name on their website.  A cop "felt" that their wording was suspect.  So they send a helicopter over, and "see marijuana growing".  And a 'tipster' said there were guns on the place.  Imagine this, they actually had the gall to have a fence around their place, with only one exit. Funny, there are a lot of houses around this area that have the same style of fence - the opening only at the driveway.  When we had a fenced backyard (before the black lab knocked it down), there was only one opening. How suspicious!

But back to this SWAT raid...they get up, handcuff everyone, and find.. nothing.  So what do they do? make them mow the grass (in case there's pot growing amid the blades of grass!) and rip out their okra, blackberries, lambs ear, and other garden stuff.  I guess there were no Aggies in the SWAT team, as they evidently couldn't tell the difference between pot and okra.


And no guns were found.

This is just rank stupidity.

To go with this, I was reading an email I get, Godfather Politics, an article about whether Christians are obligated to support marijuana prohibition (and the war on drugs).  The full article is here:

I learned about a preacher back in Prohibition days, J. Gresham Machen, who was against Prohibition...also jaywalking laws, and other stuff (rise of the police state basically).

He wrote several books, including the book "Christianity and Liberalism", which can be had at Amazon, in several formats, including Kindle. It's on my wish list.

Here is the book description:

This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early 1900s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. J. Gresham Machens Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in 1923. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today. / An admirable book. For its acumen, for its saliency, and for its wit, this cool and stringent defense of orthodox Protestantism is, I think, the best popular argument produced [in the controversy between Christianity and liberalism]. / Walter Lippmann in A Preface to Morals / It is my conviction that Machens book can still speak today. . . . Even for those who do not agree with his central thesis, Christianity and Liberalism can still be understood as representing one of the literary artifacts of a generation that had come to see liberalism as leading inexorably to a sentimentalized religion that had nothing to do with the God of the Bible or, indeed, with real life. / Carl R. Trueman (from the foreword) / Westminster Theological Seminary

Some books seem timeless, like Frederick Bastiat's The Law, which was written around 1848, but is still appropriate for today.   It's a fairly short read - it was a pamphlet put out.  I highly recommend reading it.  Okra

Monday, July 29, 2013

What exactly IS the reason?

I'm wondering WHY Huma Weiner (wife of A. Weiner, famous sexter) is staying with this louse...and I cannot come up with a reason for her to stay with this little twerp.   He's been caught (again) with his pants down.

I read Robert Spencer's excellent blog, Jihadwatch, and his possible reason for her staying with the pervert is about the only reason that really makes sense. The woman has money, is a good friend of Hilary Clinton, so it's not like she'd be down and out financially, status-wise, or anything like that.

Robert Spencer did an interview over at FrontPageMag, (I think that is David Horowitz's?) that gives a well-thought-out rationale for her to stay with him.

Read it all. If you want some background on Islam, Jihadwatch also has "Blogging the Koran", which does a good explanation of the verses, and  how it's put together, etc.

I also recommend his books, good reads, all of them!

And in case you guys felt hungry for something, here is what we are having for dinner tonight:

Bacon/Mushroom Quiche (serves only 2 at our house!)

1 smallish onion, diced fine
about 8 slices thick-cut bacon (about..and I nibble while baking, so it turns out to be less than 8 slices!)
8 oz package fresh mushrooms, sliced
about 1/4 cup red wine (don't cook with wine that you would not drink - you don't want bad wine)
1.5 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 tbsp flour (mix with shredded cheese)
3 eggs
2 cups half & half (or heavy cream if you prefer)
pie crust (I use those pre-made rolled up pillsbury pie crusts that are refrigerated, that come in packs of 2)
10" pie plate

Slice bacon into bits, and fry up in a skillet.  Remove, and drain on paper towels.  Keeping some of the bacon grease in the pan,   Stir in the onion, saute just a bit till tender, then throw in sliced mushrooms, add the wine. I eyeball the amount of wine I put in this. Cook down till the mushrooms and onions are cooked. Set aside.   Preheat oven to 425f.  When it's ready, put pie crust (thawed) into pie plate, and prick a bit.. put into the hot oven for about 5 to 7 minutes - just enough to partially cook - making sure if you get a bubble in it, stick a fork in it & deflate it - take it out, while pie crust is hot, turn oven down to 350, spread cooked bacon bits around inside the pie crust, then  mix the onion/mushroom mixture with the eggs (beaten together with the cream), and then stir in the floured cheese - stir it up good,  and pour into the hot pie crust.    Stick back into the oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean - about 50 to 55 minutes.

We're having this with green beans tonight :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The simpler life

Oh, how we look back on past times as "the simpler life" without all these darn rules and regulations that the bloated Federal government (illegally, mind you - Congress is authorized to pass law - not individual agencies) lays upon us.  Let's travel back to days gone by...

With a SEARS CATALOGUE! Yep, that old toilet paper stand-in, from 1934, when probably quite a few people still used outhouses out in the country.

You can page through it's glory here >  I'm up past page 84.

This is a great sucker-up of your time however, as I preheated the oven, but forgot to put the cottage pie in the oven to bake for when hubby got home from work last night.  The commentary at the bottom of each page is pretty darn good too...especially on the mineral oil (not a laxative!) page.

Don't know if I've blogged about this before, but if I did, I apologize. This is just interesting, looking at the prices, the items offered, and a bit of history.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tale of a Ponzi Scheme

I was reading over at ZeroHedge (some great articles over there), and found this analogy, which is quite good!

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

Did you know that you are involved in the most massive Ponzi scheme that has ever existed? To illustrate my point, allow me to tell you a little story.

Once upon a time, there was a man named Sam. When he was younger, he had been a very principled young man that had worked incredibly hard and that had built a large number of tremendously successful businesses. He became fabulously wealthy and he accumulated far more gold than anyone else on the planet. But when he started to get a little older he forgot the values of his youth. He started making really bad decisions and some of his relatives started to take advantage of him. One particularly devious relative was a nephew named Fred. One day Fred approached his uncle Sam with a scheme that his friends the bankers had come up with. What happened next would change the course of Sam's life forever.

Even though Sam was the wealthiest man in the world by far, Fred convinced Sam that he could have an even higher standard of living by going into a little bit of debt. In exchange for IOUs issued by his uncle Sam, Fred would give him paper notes that he printed off on his printing press. Since the paper notes would be backed by the gold that Sam was holding, everyone would consider them to be valuable. Sam could take those paper notes and spend them on whatever his heart desired. Uncle Sam started to do this, and he started to become addicted to all of the nice things that those paper notes would buy him.

Fred took the IOUs that he received from his uncle and he auctioned them off to the bankers. But there was a problem. The IOUs issued by Uncle Sam had to be paid back with interest. When the time came to pay back the IOUs, Uncle Sam could not afford to pay back the debts, pay the interest on those debts, and buy all of the nice things that he wanted. So Uncle Sam issued even more IOUs than before so that he could get enough notes to pay off his debts. As time rolled on, this pattern just kept on repeating. Uncle Sam repeatedly paid off his old debts by taking out even larger new debts.

Meanwhile, since the notes that Uncle Sam was using were backed by gold, everyone else in the world decided to start using them to trade with one another. This was greatly beneficial to Uncle Sam, because the rest of the world was glad to send him oil, home electronics, plastic trinkets and anything else that Uncle Sam wanted in exchange for his gold-backed notes.

Eventually, however, the rest of the world started to suspect that the number of gold-backed notes that Uncle Sam was issuing far exceeded the amount of gold that Uncle Sam actually had. So the rest of the world started to trade in their notes for gold.

And by that time Uncle Sam definitely did not have enough gold to back up his notes. Realizing that the scheme was starting to collapse, one day Uncle Sam announced that his notes would no longer be backed by gold. But he insisted that the rest of the world should continue using his notes because he was the wealthiest man on the planet and everyone should just trust him.

And the rest of the world did continue to trust him, although it wasn't the same as before.

As Uncle Sam got greedier and greedier, he started to issue IOUs and spend notes at a rate that nobody ever dreamed possible. The great businesses that Uncle Sam had built when he was younger were starting to decline, and Uncle Sam started buying far more stuff from the rest of the world than they bought from him. The rest of the world was still glad to take Uncle Sam's notes because they used them to trade with one another, but they started accumulating far more notes than they actually needed.

Not sure exactly what to do with mountains of these notes, the rest of the world started to loan them back to Uncle Sam. It eventually got to the point where Uncle Sam owed the rest of the world trillions of these notes. Even though the notes were losing value at a rate of close to 10 percent a year, Uncle Sam somehow convinced the rest of the world to loan him notes at an average rate of interest of less than 3 percent a year.

One day Uncle Sam woke up and realized that the amount of debt that he owed was now more than 5000 times larger than it was when Fred had first approached him with this ill-fated scheme. Uncle Sam now owed more than 16 trillion notes to his creditors, and Uncle Sam had already made future financial commitments of 202 trillion notes that he would never be able to pay. Meanwhile, the notes that Fred had been printing up for Uncle Sam were now worth less than 5 percent of their original value. Uncle Sam was becoming concerned because some of his other relatives were warning that this whole scheme was about to collapse.

Sadly, Uncle Sam did not listen to them. Uncle Sam knew that if he admitted how fraudulent the financial scheme was, the rest of the world would quit sending him all of the things that he needed in exchange for his notes and they would quit lending his notes back to him at super low interest rates.

And if the rest of the world lost confidence in his notes and quit using them, Uncle Sam knew that his standard of living would go way, way down. That was something that Uncle Sam could not bear to have happen.

When a financial crisis almost caused the scheme to crash in 2008, a desperate Uncle Sam went to Fred and asked for help. In response, Fred started printing up far more notes than ever before and started directly buying up large amounts of IOUs from Uncle Sam with the notes that he was creating out of thin air. Fred hoped that the rest of the world would not notice what he was doing.

It seemed to work for a little while, but then an even worse financial crisis came along. Once again, Uncle Sam started issuing massive amounts of new IOUs and Fred started printing up giant mountains of new notes to try to fix things, but their desperate attempts to keep the system going were to no avail. The rest of the world started to realize that they had been sucked into a massive Ponzi scheme, and they lost confidence in the notes that Uncle Sam was using. Suddenly nobody wanted to lend notes to Uncle Sam at super low interest rates anymore, and people started asking for far more notes in exchange for the things that Uncle Sam wanted.

Uncle Sam's standard of living dropped dramatically. Since he could no longer flood the world with his notes, Uncle Sam could not continue to consume far, far more wealth than he produced. Uncle Sam sunk into a deep depression as he watched the scheme fall apart all around him.

Uncle Sam had once been the wealthiest man on the entire planet, but now he was a broke, tired old man that was absolutely drowning in debt. Unfortunately, once he was down on his luck the rest of the world did not have any compassion for him. In fact, much of the rest of the world celebrated the downfall of Uncle Sam.

All of this could have been avoided if Uncle Sam had never agreed to Fred's crazy scheme. And once Uncle Sam made the decision to stop backing his notes with gold, it was only a matter of time before the scheme was going to collapse.

Does this little story sound crazy to you? It shouldn't. The truth is that you are involved in such a scheme right now. In case you haven't figured it out, "Uncle Sam" is the United States, the "notes" are U.S. dollars, and "Fred" is the Federal Reserve.

Please share this story with as many people as you can. Our country is headed for complete and total financial disaster, and we need to get people educated about this while there is still time.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday's thinkings

Well.. I am rather glad hubby did NOT qualify for the Boston Marathon this year, as on Boyleston Street, is where I (and last year my  youngest) watch the race. And it would be about the time that hubby would be coming in, crossing the finish line.  God is so good!  Although hubby was upset about his knees, God works in ways that we have no idea of, and no realization that it's for our (sometimes eventual) good.  Monday his co-workers were coming by his desk, calling him, and emailing him, to make sure he wasn't at the Marathon again this year.

I was watching the news a while ago, and this picture recently came to mind from a conversation about President Pookie and Vladimir Putin:

Femen was protesting, and it appears that Putin enjoyed it hahaha! I don't even remember what they were protesting, it's just that Putin's expression struck me as funny.

Just to make Bobby G.hungry (go visit his blog at - he posts every day, and more than my hit-or-miss postings!), I was looking at my Facebook, and the preacher's wife had posted this lovely picture of mini muffin corndogs! It looks easy, tasty, and something you can do with your small children (or grandchildren), and that they would enjoy:


1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk and whisk to incorporate.

In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.

Bake for 8-12 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.

Hubby is attending the ODTUG (Oracle) computer conference this year, in New Orleans - I am going with, and I'm looking forward to getting back there again.  We were last there (for a previous conference) in May 2005, a few months before Katrina hit.  I'm hoping the knitting/yarn store is still there on Royal Street, plus I plan on spending a full day at the WW2 Museum there. Last time we were there I spent a few hours, got to talk to a man that had been at the D-Day invasion of France, and they were planning on expanding into the Pacific theater in the coming years.   Their website is  They have an exhibit on POWs in Germany while we will be there, I am looking forward to seeing that.

For your entertainment, here is the link to the gift from Houston that keeps on giving - the Congresswomaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! Sheila Jackson Lee - audio of her:

Did you know we still have a N. Vietnam and a S. Vietnam?  Enjoy, and get a hearty one of the people that keep getting elected to DC.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Required Reading

The Grand Jury Report from the Kermit Gosnell trial is online.  You really need to go read this:

I really haven't much more to say about this.. but that while everyone is so up in arms about the eeeevils of "scary looking" guns, we (I mean as a country) allow this to go on, and more than just in the hands of this ghoul.  Every abortion kills a baby, and here is some lovely statistics from the right arm of the Planned Parenthood - the Alan Guttmacher Institute:

In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.(Jones RK and Kooistra, K., Abortion incidence and access to services in the United States, 2008, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011, 43(1):41-50.

Oh yes, "safe, legal, and 'rare'" my eye! roughly 50% of all yearly abortions are *repeat* abortions for the women having them.

Wow.. Hitler would be proud! So would Margaret Sanger, whose goal in starting Planned Parenthood, was to curtail the "undesirables".

According to the President after Sandy Hook:

“No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if there’s even one thing we can do, if there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.”

Funny, I guess just *some* forms of killing children are okay, while others are not.  This quote comes to mind:

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

Saturday, April 13, 2013


EVEN if you don't live in their state.. call these backstabbing, cowardly TRAITORS. Go to their official website and contact them. I've contacted Senators and Congressman who are not of my state, to give them a piece of my mind - or to commend them for doing something right.  Let them know where people stand on this gun control issue. It's a matter of "do my rights come from the government, or are they already there before the government?"

Here are the 16 Republicans that need to be voted out of office for agreeing to bring this gun control bill to the senate floor for a vote without even reading what was in it:
Lindsey Graham (SC)  (202) 224-5972
Lamar Alexander (TN)  (202) 224-4944
Kelly Ayotte (NH)  (202) 224-3324
Richard Burr (NC)  (202) 224-3154
Saxby Chambliss (GA)  (202) 224-3521
John McCain (AZ)  (202) 224-2235
Tom Coburn (OK)  (202) 224-5754
Susan Collins (ME)  (202) 224-2523
Bob Corker (TN)  (202) 224-3344
Jeff Flake (AZ)  (202) 224-4521
John Hoeven (ND)  (202) 224-2551
Johnny Isakson (GA)  (202) 224-3643
Dean Heller (NV)  (202) 224-6244
Mark Kirk (IL)  (202) 224-2854
Pat Toomey (PA)  (202) 224-4254
Roger Wicker (MS)  (202) 224-6253

Lindsey Graham, on his site,, he says, "I welcome the debate on gun control.  The American people deserve to see where their elected representatives stand on the Second Amendment."

Well, go over to his site, and give him a piece of your mind for being such a wishy-washy, namby-pamby, spineless pathetic little creature.  And I am being *nice*! As for the rest of them, they're just as bad.  RINOs, all of them. CINOs also. (Conservative in name only).  I've pretty much switched to the Libertarians, because the Republicans are just jogging toward, while Democrats are running as fast as they can to socialism.

On another note, there is a certain trial that is going on, that the MSM isn't covering, because it's the liberal religion of abortion being played out - "Dr" (and I use that term loosely) Kermit Gosnell.  Why is it not being splashed all over front pages everywhere? This ghoul killed quite a few (over 100) babies that were 'late-term abortions' AFTER the baby was actually born, killed a woman, plus is working - guess where- in a minority neighborhood.  Margaret Sanger would be proud.  A chamber of horrors indeed. You can read more about it here, at the Washington Times. .

What's the difference of a few inches? I guess it really doesn't matter to the left's religion of abortion on demand.  What they don't get, is that you *made the choice* to have sex, and golly gee, what happens after that? Also funny how the left is not for the death penalty, but is for killing unborn children.  Weird ideology, the left has.

I'm making Chicken Spaghetti for the fund-raiser lunch tomorrow after church, there are quite a few going to camp this summer. Last year we had almost 50 going to camp, and ended up renting a bus to take them to camp and return from there.  Not sure how many are going this year.  Make sure you support your youth at church!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

While browsing the net...

I found some good stuff today at The Hill,, which basically showcases the DC nutters in one spot.  Lots of good reading there, and you find out what the roaches are trying to do when they scuttle about in the dark.

I came across this short piece by Armstrong Williams, titled, The Intolerant Far Left, quite truthful:

The far-left liberals in our society claim to have the best interest of everyone in mind, and yet they are the least tolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.

They are the first to hurl unsavory epithets at those who challenge their belief system. Many conservatives on the other hand are much more open to alternative views without demonizing those who oppose them.

This degree of intolerance is accentuated in the liberal African-American community, where anyone who has conservative views are considered an Uncle Tom or labeled in even more derogatory fashion. They do not recognize that they themselves are being extremely racist.

If they were to think about it seriously, they would recognize that the epitome of freedom is the ability to express your opinions whatever they are. They should be proud of the fact that the civil rights movement has yielded a variety of opinions within their own community.

It is time for all the liberals to start thinking about how they can promote freedom of expression rather than how they can herd everyone into their philosophical corral.

How else can one explain the left? Intolerant describes them to a "T".

I watched part of CPAC this past weekend - caught only the last bit of Ann Coulter's stuff, and then hung around to watch Ted Cruz.

Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll, by 1% over Marco Rubio, 25% to 24%.  Cruz was way down, about 4%.

But my guess is that Rand Paul wouldn't get the backing of the R's up there in DC, either in office, or out of it - as he is too "much" for them to handle. (Think Karl Rove)

Ted Cruz went against Feinstein, who really never answered his question, just gave a reply of 'what she's been doing in government.

And, Obama's got the White House all to himself, now that there are no tours - which he tried to palm off onto the Secret Service, and Carney said it was the White House that did it.  Guess they just can't NOT tell lies!

Friday, March 15, 2013

What a deal!

I just got in the mail a postcard with some specials from New York Style Deli,  a purveyor of the BEST hot dogs ever!

What, you say, are the best hot dogs? They are Zweigle's White Hots! (at least in my opinion).  They are having their annual March Madness sale -

5 packages of Zweigles dogs, your choice, and you get 2 packages free, delivered for only $64.90.  Or you can up to the 12 package deal where you get more free.  My daughter likes the cooler they use, as it looks like a large Lego block. Last cooler, she asked me to buy spray paint for her (she's not 21 yet), so I got some red, and we had a large red Lego.  Unfortunately she sprayed it on the lawn, so we had a red spot on our front lawn too for a while, until the grass grew out.

White hots are from Rochester, NY, and started back years ago, and are sold at the minor league stadium in Rochester.  I grew up with these things - Grandma would come for a visit with 3 suitcases. One of clothes, one full of red hots, the other full of white hots.  We sure looked forward to her visits.

A white hot, according to the Zweigle's website, is:

One of 'America’s 8 Best Boardwalk Foods' is a combination of pork, beef and veal and our famous old world recipe, stuffed in a natural pork casing for a product that is bursting with flavor.

Its's mild, and you cook it till it pops open, and is blackened on the outside, as shown below:

On another note, McCain and Graham make me SOOOO mad, I would gladly bring tar and feathers up to DC to give them a good coating of both, and then help ride them out on a rail!

Friday, February 8, 2013

THIS is why...

This is why the Second Amendment was written into the Constitution:

A 71-year-old woman delivering newspapers with her daughter remained in intensive care Thursday night after she was shot twice in the back by Los Angeles police detectives during a massive manhunt for a fugitive ex-LAPD officer, according to the womens' attorney.

Emma Hernandez was delivering the Los Angeles Times with her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, in Torrance early Thursday when police officers apparently mistook their pickup for that of Christopher Jordan Dorner, the 33-year-old fugitive suspected of killing three people and injuring two others.

The officers riddled the women's blue pickup with bullets in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue.

The attorney for the women said, " looked like the police had the goal of administering street justice and in so doing, didn't take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don't look like a large black man."

The guy that they are looking for is black, 6 feet tall, and weighs 270 lbs. 

This is police out of control...and why, if only cops had guns, we'd have a good reason to be afraid.  

Speaking of stuff like that, the government recently bought another few million rounds of hollow points.  Throw that in with an Executive Order Obama signed - giving the government control over everything "in case of national emergency".  The Executive Order is found here">  Some interesting parts:

Sec. 201.  Priorities and Allocations Authorities.  (a)  The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

(1)  the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2)  the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3)  the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4)  the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5)  the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6)  the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

Now, ain't THAT special? 

On another note - that method of housecleaning really works.  A few weeks later, my house is cleaner, the dust bunnies no longer have 6 inch fangs dripping poison, and hubby is happier.   

Onward and upward! 

Monday, February 4, 2013


Ted Cruz from Texas, recently replacing the basically worthless Kay Bailey Hutchinson, has come out swinging.

I learned he sent a letter to BofA, TD Bank, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger & Co. You can read it here  Click on the icon on the bottom right for full screen to see the document!

We need more of these type of people in DC!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Talk about stupid...

Stupid as in wanting women on the front lines in combat. Sheer idiocy. Does this mean all females will have to register with selective service once they hit the age of 18? and those currently 35 and under need to register, in case of draft? What's next, female SEALs? They'd have to drop the phyiscal requirements.. I can't get over how stupid some are.  And for your enjoyment, here is a video from Flower Drum Song,

I'm a girl, and by me that's only great!
I am proud that my silhouette is curvy,
That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait
With my hips kind of swivelly and swervy.

I adore being dressed in something frilly
When my date comes to get me at my place.
Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy,
Like a filly who is ready for the race!

When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curl,
I float as the clouds on air do,
I enjoy being a girl!

When men say I'm cute and funny
And my teeth aren't teeth, but pearl,
I just lap it up like honey
I enjoy being a girl!

I flip when a fellow sends me flowers,
I drool over dresses made of lace,
I talk on the telephone for hours
With a pound and a half of cream upon my face!

I'm strictly a female female
And my future I hope will be
In the home of a brave and free male
Who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl... like... me.

When men say I'm sweet as candy
As around in a dance we whirl,
It goes to my head like brandy,
I enjoy being a girl!

When someone with eyes that smoulder
Says he loves ev'ry silken curl
That falls on my iv'ry shoulder,
I enjoy being a girl!

When I hear the compliment'ry whistle
That greets my bikini by the sea,
I turn and I glower and I bristle,
But I happy to know the whistle's meant for me!

I'm strictly a female female
And my future I hope will be
In the home of a brave and free male
Who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl... like... me.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A short fiction

Fiction is what this executive order is:

Just sayin.. he runs up more in debt than all the other presidents combined, but says he's doing "efficient spending".  People are screaming about a 1% cut in the RATE of increase, in that "it can't be done to the welfare state".  a ONE percent in the rate of growth can't be done? Note: a 1% decrease in the rate of growth would save almost a trillion dollars.

If you want to try to figure out if you want to laugh, cry, or do both at the same time, check out the Executive Order on "Efficient Spending" linked above!

This really works!

And MIRACLES too! really! I can see the top of my coffee table! I used to use the Sidetracked Home Executives method of doing  housework, and my house was spotless...then I went & volunteered to teach PreK and K at church, when they needed a teacher. For 4 years, my house fell by the wayside, as I was gone M-F from 7 till around 6 or 7 each night.

After hubby doing lots of sighing at me, and wishing I could get caught up again, I am back to their method of keeping house.

You can find their book at Amazon,

You'll hear the stories of the 'slob sisters', and how they found a method that isn't taught in those "how to organize stuff" books - that assume you're ALREADY an organized person!

I can't highly recommend this system/book enough.  There is also a website, that you can go sign up for, and it will help you along with your daily routines -

In their emails, there are testimonials to some of the stuff they sell (I skip that), and go to the Flight Plan, each week has a mission - a small mission, but a necessary one nonetheless - this is today's mission:

Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday

Dear Friends:

This week we are in the Master Bedroom. Today I want you to spend 15 minutes under your bed! LOL! Take this time to get the things out from under the bed that you have shoved under there during a mad stash and dash through the house.15 minutes might not be enough, but for today, just try to put a dent in the stuff that you have put there. Things that just don't belong. If you don't have anything under your bed, then grab a vacuum cleaner or broom and get the dust bunnies that have been multiplying under there. Have fun with this, just 15 minutes, set you time and go go go!

I hate to say it, but I'm afraid of what I'm going to find under the bed! those dust bunnies might have mutated into things with fangs.  Not to mention, we have those green Anoles living around here.  The time they come into the house by the scads is just over, and I'm sure to find several dead ones.  Good thing we have a futon frame, I can lift the futon, and pull up the boards to look under there good with a flashlight! hah! When the girls were young, they had hamsters and gerbils - one night a gerbil got out - we found him under our bed. I blinded him with the flashlight while hubby grabbed him & we popped him back into his cage.  Sneaky bugger! 

Well I've been putting off my chores long enough to drink a cup of coffee, time to get started for the day.  :) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is ridiculous

I saw this the other week, and just now getting around to talking about it - the "poor" in America, with what they get in monetary and non-monetary help, make as much as someone earning a 60,000$ income in the US.  Now is that "poor"? Far from it, a 60,000$ salary in the US is upper middle class!  So much for "the poor" in the US. I'd say the only truly poor are those out on the streets, who mostly are insane and need to be in an institution, but aren't (thanks to good ole liberalism). Wyatt Emerich, from MS, documented these figures:

Now if you're not going "this is ridiculous" also, you have a problem with reality.

It appears that his figures are flying all over the internet, and the original paper's site is down - but I found a PDF of the article: so you can go read all his conclusions for yourself.  The New Republic (quite the lefty paper) of course disputes all these figures (gee, who'da thunk it?), but...

After being in line at the grocery store quite often behind people using their Lone Star Card (Texas' version of the Food Stamps), I agree with this chart.  I'm behind people spending 2 or 3 hundred, on CRAP food.  When I'm talking CRAP, I mean stuff that I won't buy because 1. it's a nutritional waste or 2. It's too darn expensive!

One example of "its too darn expensive" was a woman buying tuna fish for her child's lunches.  Was she purchasing cans of tuna fish? No, small packets (that contain less, and cost almost a dollar more than a can) of tuna fish.  Was it store brand? No, it was Starkist.  A can of Starkist tuna at our grocery store is 74c.  A packet of Starkist tuna in a little foil packet is $1.57.  The can contains more tuna, almost twice as much, and is way cheaper.  Now, which one would you choose, if you had any comnmon sense at all? Just sayin!

Another example of CRAP food are the extremely sweet cereals that are basically desserts with some vitamins thrown in for good measure, and Pop-Tarts. I was behind a woman who spent roughly $365 and some change on her grocery bill, she had 4 boxes of Eggo cereal, and 5 large boxes of Pop-Tarts. Breakfast for your kids? Whatever happened to cereal that might be good for them, eggs, toast, fruit, etc?  Am I THAT crazy that I fed my kids actual food, instead of sugar?

I guess I am.. because if they said they wanted some candy, I'd give them fruit instead.  Our oldest got "candy" - Gramma gave her chopped dates as "candy" if she wanted some.  And when we went to the all-you-can eat buffet at Ryan's, the kids would eat, and then before they were allowed to go eat dessert, they had to go fill up a plate with fruit and eat that.  To this day, they still get a plate of fruit before going to the dessert bar, and they are in their early 20's.

I'm also for urine tests if you get money from the government. ALL money, including Social Security.  Why? Because the wild & free generation of flower children are now retiring, and I'm guessing more than a couple never gave up the habit of drug use.  "But you're meaaaaaaaaaannnnnnn".  Why, yes I am! Thank you very much! hah!

Enjoy your day, it's in the 30s down here in s. Texas.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jeff Foxworthy style!

I was going through my email, and came across this gem from Wayne Allen Root:

Obama might be a socialist if:

If you don’t understand that the reason babies scream hysterically the moment they are born is because they instantly realize they are facing a future of $100 trillion in debt, hyperinflation, 80 percent tax rates and no jobs, you might be a socialist.

If you think it’s a good idea to run America based on big government, big unions, big taxes, big spending and “social justice” — even though Detroit is a one-party Democratic town run with those exact same policies for decades that is now a bankrupt, empty city that leads the Nation in poverty, food stamps, murder, abandoned buildings and broken street lamps, you might be a socialist.

If the only thing you, your cabinet members and czars know about business is from books you read at Harvard or Columbia (all of which were written by Karl Marx), you might be a socialist.

If you want to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to the Internal Revenue Service to go after tax cheats — even though your Administration is filled with tax cheats, including the guy in charge of America’s taxes (Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner), you might be a socialist.

If you created the name “Cash for Clunkers” yet you don’t realize all the bribes you’ve given to your most loyal Democratic voters should be called “Cash for Flunkers,” you might be a socialist.

If you think food stamps, disability, aid to dependent children and unemployment checks are “economic stimulus,” you might be a socialist.

If you believe it’s greedy for taxpayers to want to keep more of their own money that they earned but it’s not greedy to demand government confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it to those who didn’t earn it (i.e., your voters), you might be a socialist.

If your tax policies are so onerous that even Denise Rich, one of the leading Democrat contributors in America for the past three decades, renounces her U.S. citizenship to move to Austria, you might be a socialist.

If you think George W. Bush adding $4 trillion to the National debt in eight years was an embarrassment, a travesty and a disgrace but you have no problem adding $6 trillion to the National debt in only four years, you might be a socialist — and a world-class hypocrite, too.

If you actually said “You didn’t build that” to business owners because you think bridges, roads, highways, airports, schools and hospitals led to their success but you don’t understand that business owners and taxpayers paid all the taxes that paid for government to build all those things in the first place and government ought to be thanking us, you might be a socialist.

If you call yourself a “champion of small business” while you demonize small-business owners in every speech and media interview, try desperately to raise their taxes and eliminate their tax deductions, and in just your first four years as President passed more than 60,000 new rules, regulations and mandates that make it impossible to run a lemonade stand in America anymore, you might be a socialist.

If you think the “White House party crashers” are terrible people because they crashed your White House state dinner without an invitation but you want to give instant citizenship to millions of uninvited “illegal immigrants” who crashed our border, you might be a socialist.  

If you think it’s terrible that a college or law student has to pay $9 per month for her own contraception but you see no problem with colleges and law schools — run by your most loyal leftist intellectual supporters — charging that same student $50,000 per year to attend that school so ultra-liberal professors can be paid $250,000 per year for teaching one course per week, you might be a socialist.

If you think anyone who doesn’t read The New York Times is dumb and ignorant but think it’s OK that the Democratic-controlled Congress passed a 2,000-page healthcare bill without reading it, you might be a socialist.

If you think New York Times columnist Paul Krugman deserves a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and you deserve a Nobel Peace Prize even though neither of you ever created a job or did anything to produce one minute of peace in the world, you might be a socialist — and an egomaniac, too.

If you think it’s OK to meet with dictators, bullies, tyrants, communists, American-haters and terrorist sympathizers without preconditions but have no interest in meeting with Republican leaders in Congress, you might be a socialist.

If you think it’s OK to give Constitutional rights to terrorists but not to the bondholders, shareholders and secured creditors of GM and Chrysler when you stole the company from them and awarded it to your biggest contributors (the same unions that bankrupted them), you might be a socialist.

If you think it was a good idea to steal $26 billion from U.S. taxpayers to save the $100,000 pensions of union members at GM and Chrysler but it was just fine to allow all the non-union autoworkers to lose their pensions, you might be a socialist.

If you think the “fiscal cliff” is about actually being forced to actually cut some government spending when the real “fiscal cliff” is the $6 trillion you added to the National debt in your first term, you might be a socialist.
If you think things are “moving in the right direction” when food stamp rolls are growing 75 times faster than job rolls, you might be a socialist.

If you think Raul Castro, the leader of communist Cuba, firing 1 million government employees by telling them “government can no longer employ or take care of everyone” and promising to fire another million this year isn’t a hint that perhaps America needs to reduce our workforce of 22 million government employees, you might be a socialist.

If you think it was OK for Nancy Pelosi to pass Obamacare so she could benefit from the special clause on page 1,890 that gives free facelifts to public officials, you might be a socialist. (Just kidding!)

If you want to convert America to a “green economy” to create millions of “new jobs” (even though Spain has proven the green economy destroys three times as many jobs as it creates and leads to 25 percent unemployment — 50 percent unemployment among young adults), you might be a socialist — and an idiot, too.

If you claim to have “saved” millions of jobs with your stimulus package but the labor participation rate is the lowest since 1982 (and for men, it’s the lowest since 1948), you might be a socialist and it’s obvious you learned math from a teachers’ union member in a failing public school.

If you claim you are a fan of oil drilling and you have “dramatically increased” oil drilling during your first term as President while oil drilling permits are actually down more than 60 percent, you might be a socialist – and a liar, too.

If you think denying an American a job, government contract or entry to college because of the color of his skin is immoral and criminal but that giving someone a job, government contract or college admission
because of the different color of his skin is “social justice,” you might be a socialist — and a racist, too.

If you want to abandon capitalism and put the economy under the control of government bureaucrats even though virtually every city, county, State and Federal department run by these same bureaucrats is heavily in debt, you might be a socialist.

If you favor taxpayer bailouts of companies who give you campaign contributions and hand out almost $1 trillion in “stimulus” to unions and leading Democratic bundlers and contributors and hide it by refusing to disclose who got the money or how much, you might be a socialist — and a fascist, too.

If you think putting the same government that brought us Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service in charge of our healthcare will save us money, you might be a socialist.

If your solution to Medicare eating up almost the entire budget and driving the country into bankruptcy within 20 years is passing Obamacare so we can expand Medicare to everyone, you might be a socialist — and I’m betting you flunked out of public school math.

If you claim you can’t find anything to cut in your budget yet you just gave $1 billion dollars to the radical, American-hating, Muslim Brotherhood leadership of Egypt, you might be a socialist.

If you want to take guns away from law-abiding Americans because a mentally ill nutcase went on a killing rampage at a school designated as a “gun-free zone” (which advertised to that same nutcase that he would face absolutely no opposition because everyone inside was a helpless, defenseless sitting duck), you might be a socialist.

If you blame guns for killing children in Newtown, Conn., but it doesn’t occur to you that you sold guns to Mexican drug lords in the “Fast and Furious” scandal that resulted in 300 murders, including a U.S. border agent, you might be a socialist – and a fraud, too.

If want to lower the cost of healthcare but purposely left “tort reform” out of your signature healthcare reform because you, your wife and virtually every member of your Administration are lawyers, you might be a socialist lawyer.

If you think Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View” represent the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, you might be a socialist.

If you’re a Columbia University professor and you ever gave a student named Barack Obama an “A” in economics, you might be a socialist — and you shouldn’t be teaching economics.

And finally, in the 8th year of the Obama Presidency, if Bangladesh is hosting “Aid America” concerts, we definitely have a socialist President.

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