I agree with the serious point being made with this video, but also found it very amusing. Hope you get a chuckle too.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Company Backed by Gore Gets Taxpayer Millions
Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:45 PM
A start-up automotive company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has been loaned more than half a billion dollars by the federal government.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Fisker Automotive Inc. has received $529 million in taxpayer money. The loan was intended to help Fisker produce a hybrid sports car to be sold in Finland.
"This is not for average Americans," Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, told the Journal. "This is for people to put something in their driveway that is a conversation piece. It's a status symbol thing."
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
This is just down right creepy and disturbing! If this doesn't make your blood run cold, then there is something wrong with you. This kind of "conditioning" in a public school is dangerous!
Not convinced. Let's just look at the other side for a minute... what if you saw a video from school children praising Bush like this? Yeah... we ALL know what would happen!
The second point is... we can't speak, sing, or pray in school as Christians, but we can teach political praises and idealogical viewpoints of one side.
This is brain-washing, it's indoctrination.
From a Christian standpoint... this is coming extremely close to worshipping a false idol. Obama is becoming the golden calf! God will have something to say about this... and we WILL pay dearly.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Okay, this "gift" was more than expected! *Thank you my sweet baby kitty... which ever one it was.* I found it yesterday behind my bathroom door in front of the shower. I thought I'd share it since I know how you all love that sort of thing. *LOL*
Love the close-up? ;) That is a rat, isn't it? I've never seen a real live wild rat. I think that's what it is.
Monday I was mowing the lawn and hit an ant hill... those red biting ants. I got bit up pretty good all around my ankles. It was pretty nasty, had to break out the witch hazel, now I have all these ugly scabs!
Nathan came walking by shortly after I started mowing and pretty much finished it up... it started getting dark, so there was a section I finished up the next day. Thank you, Nathan... that was a big help and I very much appreciate it. He said he remembered moving me in... that, I believe, was the first time I met him. At that time I really didn't know him... he was just one of my niece's friends that came to help. I didn't get to know him until later.
~ ~ ~ More Cat Pics ~ ~ ~
This is Jack trying to fit his big butt into the casserole dish basket.
He's not that photogenic, he always looks so perturbed and irritated.
Missy in her chair that sits beside mine. She loves it when I twirl the chair in circles.
Here she is on the bathroom floor. I love the way she sprawls. It's pretty funny and so darn cute! That's her "I'm hot!" position. Sometimes she lays right over the vent. (The first pic is a little blurry.)
I don't watch "Dancing With The Stars" but I wanted to see how Tom Delay did and if he had a chance in heck of staying for awhile. So here you go... the second dance was more suited for his age, but I couldn't find it as a stand alone on YouTube.
You can see the second dance here... it's a version that is obviously edited but if you want to wait out the beginning you can see a clip of the second dance.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Here is a couple videos I came across... freaky, but funny! I don't know why he just didn't kill the darn things!
They are similar to this huge spider at my mom's house, although this one is curled up and dead.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Having lived with cats my whole life, I have become accustomed to the "gifts" they drag in. The rabbits, mice, chipmunks, and birds... dead and alive. But I have to say... the "new gifts" and the consistancy that I've been dealing with it this past year, I don't know whether to laugh, yell, or cry. There is usually a lot of hmphing, groaning and eye rolling!
Missy Bug (how appropriate that name turned out to be) is the biggest culprit. She is constantly bringing in bugs of all sorts. The worst one... ohhh... was this big bug, I could hear it coming way before I knew she was bringing it. I could hear this noise... and this hissing... I didn't know what it was or where it was coming from. I was like, "What is that?", "What is that?" My head was up, kind of cocked, listening. Was it on tv, was it outside, what the heck is that?
Then she appears and drops it near me... this huge bug with what looked like pinchers at it's mouth. It was fighting back and hissing soooo loud! She tried to get hold of it again but it was biting or pinching her. I had to get a jar and chase it around a bit to capture it and take it outside. Not the highlight of my night!
Since then I have had multitudes of bugs, moths, lizards, and frogs. Specifically these little mini frogs, I thought they were just babies but they never seem to grow up. They are always that same small size. I'm finding them eveywhere, usually dead and dried up. I'm constantly vacuuming them up. Aaauuugh! And now these grasshopper looking things, but they are shorter, stouter, and very bright green with these strong wings.
Yesterday I saw a lump on the floor and thought, "What now?" It was a lump of clay. She had brought in a clay ball from under the deck. Guess that's what she was chasing all over the living room.
Tonight, oh tonight, never expected this... I heard her under the table playing with something. *eyes roll* Missy! I turned the overhead light on and I see something slim and stretched out... moving. Good Lord, she brought in an EARTHWORM! Have you ever known a cat to bring in an earthworm. I don't know what I'm gonna do with her! Thank heavens fall and winter is coming... hopefully I can get a little break from all this. I'm half afraid she's gonna drag a snake in next!
She has the softest, silkiest fur. And her fuzzy little paws... I adore it when she wraps them around my feet or ankles, it's so sweet. I want to hug and sqeeze and cuddle her all the time... but she absolutely HATES to be held. She squirms and fights and growls so loud you think she's gonna turn on you in a flash. But she doesn't... she's just a noise maker. I hug her and kiss her and love her all up, then I make a big production of letting her go. That way she knows she didn't have to struggle to get away, I let her go. She's a stray I took in from the wild when she was about 2 months old, so she has some issues. Before she would take off and put some distance between us. She wouldn't let me near for a little while. Now, I love her up and set her down... she'll look at me for a few then come over and curl up between my feet.
She still has issues with visitors but it's getting better. If someone walked up to the house or God forbid, came inside, she was out the cat door, across the yard, and under the neighbor's fence in a flash. She wouldn't come back for hours, and when she did, she would only come as far as the bush next to the fence. I would have to go out and coax her to me so I could catch her and carry her in (struggling and growling the whole way) to show her that is was now safe. Now she races into the guest room to hide under the bed or into my room under the dresser. If the visitor sits down and remains relatively still and quiet, she'll come out to visit... keeping her distance, of course. Only once did she come out and act relatively normal, sitting in the open and coming close. That was with my friend Pat. I used to work with him and once in awhile he stops in for a visit. She felt comfortable enough with him. He's a cat lover too and understands the situation. He doesn't go flitting about making loud noises or quick movements. My nephew, CJ, has done pretty good also. He sat still while she came in from outside and made her way into my bedroom.
She was so little.
U.S. House of Representatives have voted to stop ALL Federal funds to ACORN!
The House voted 345-75 to strike ACORN funding from a student aid bill with two voting present.
The Defund ACORN Act prohibits any "federal contract grant, cooperative agreement or any other form of agreement (including a memorandum of understanding" from being awarded to or entered into with the group. It also prohibits federal funds "in any other form" from being provided.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, suggested the vote is essentially symbolic because the student aid bill did not actually provide any funding to ACORN.
However, the language refers to all federal contracts so it applies to any federal money.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who introduced the "motion to recommit" attached to the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, said the decision followed a Senate vote on Monday to strip housing funds for ACORN and the Census Bureau's decision last week to cut ties to the group.
"The battle, however, to deny ACORN federal funding is not over until the president signs the bill into law. ACORN gave significant support to Democrats and Americans must remain vigilant to avoid backtracking or efforts to water down prohibitions denying Federal funds to this corrupt organization," said
At this time, however, I don't trust Obama to do what is right. On one hand, I think, how can he not sign it. If anything else happens, if anything more comes out or gets uncovered... it'll ALL be on him and him alone! Surely he wouldn't risk his presidency over such a corrupt organization? On the other hand, ACORN gave him a lot of support. Obama made ACORN promises of helping to shape his agenda and who knows what else. I do know Obama and his administration were throwing an awful lot of power and money ACORN's way. So, is he prepared to not just turn his back on them but pitch them overboard completely? And I certainly hope he doesn't try to use this situation to bargain through his health care agenda! A little tit-for-tat to garner Republican support! Only time will tell.
This part did not suprise me at all:
The 75 lawmakers who voted "no" and two who voted "present" were all Democrats.
REPS that voted FOR cutting funds to ACORN:
REPS that voted AGAINST cutting funds to ACORN:
REPS that voted PRESENT (neither For or Against) cutting funds to ACORN:
REPS that DID NOT VOTE on cutting funds to ACORN:
Here's the link to the vote results: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll718.xml