Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tea Party

This resulted from a Mom in Alabama asking her high school son to help with a commercial for the Tea Party she was involved in organizing. Boy, does it slam the message home. Very impressive. Here is her note:"I asked Justin if he could help me make a commercial for my group's Tea Party. He sat down at the laptop for about an hour, and then brought this to me and asked, 'is this okay, Mom?' After I finished watching it, my stomach was in my throat. Everyone that I have sent it to has really enjoyed it, so I wanted my friends to see it. I am so proud!" A very powerful video...turn up the sound & sit back...!!!

Selective Identification???


OBAMA, who likes to compare himself to President LINCOLN, apparently cannot read.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'

Monday, June 15, 2009


Summer Classes for Men at

by Friday, August 16th 2009


Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays--Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2
The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The Seat and Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub?--Group Practice.
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM

Class 6
Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch--Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost--Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined

Class 10
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live--Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 14
The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used.
Live Demonstration.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

Send this to all the guys that you think can stand the heat, and to all the ladies for the best chuckle of their day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
– Marie Curie


A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.
For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features.
However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire.
No further studies are planned at this time.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

punk doggie

This dear pup showed up at a local shelter. And yes, he is pink with a little mohawk thing going on! They are not sure what the story is.
I have been told that if anyone wants to adopt him, they won't charge extra for the hair-do!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Daniel Webster

"I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. -- From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy."

--U.S. Senator Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

A fly in the toilet??

Where can I get one?!?!?!?

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Zack's been driving the 07 Ion and I've been driving the 93 SL(is this right?!?!?).
The Ion is an automatic while the 93 is a stick. Zack prefers an auto and I the stick. My back also prefers the seat in the 93. And since I get filthy at work, I don't feel so bad getting the old car dirty. Then, just to make sure Zack wouldn't go near the old car, the clutch, synchronizer, and slave/master cylinders went. I first learned to double-clutch. Then I learned to up-shift without the clutch. Eventually I even got the hang of down-shifting sans clutch. Having to turn the car off at all stops to get it into 1st and then getting whiplash upon the restart was what put it out of commission for a couple of weeks.
As long as it had to go in for repairs, I had the middle exhaust pipe and muffler replaced done to quiet it down significantly (they were described as looking like swiss cheese) and had the cooling fan sensor replaced so I won't have to drive with the heat on again this summer! $900 later (which equals the purchase price of the car) and I'm back on the road. I averaged out purchase price and all the repairs over the 32 months we've owned it, and it has only cost $78/month. Can't find any other deals like that!

Zack came home from shopping one of those nights we were sharing cars and said the car had been hit in the parking lot. We called the sheriff and filed a report the next day. The officer who responded thought it looked more like hitting a pole. Who knows, doesn't really matter since we have to take care of it either way.
Finally got Zack to take the car in for an estimate. The bumper is scraped as is the fender but the fender is cracked up near the light. I guess cracks are not as readily fixable so... $1000-$1200 depending on how much blending of paint they have to do. Zack's going to have to decide whether to make a claim on insurance and pay the increased premiums or just bite the bullet and pay the whole thing himself. We have a $500 deductible anyway so I'm thinking he should just pay it. He also got a ticket a couple of months ago so his premiums are probably going to go up as it is.

More changes for Zack:
He had a girlfriend that he met at work. She ended up moving back to her dad's a few hours away. Long distance is tough.
Rumor has it now that he has a new girlfriend but I don't have confirmation or details yet.
He was growing out his hair and it was a bit wild... (especially when he didn't pick it out very well)
at least until he took himself over to one of the cosmetology schools and had 5 girls work on his head for 3 hours!

Did you know they use glue to make dreds?!?!? He was afraid he'd wake up stuck to his pillow this morning!

Brian completed wrestling season. He finished 6th at sectionals so he didn't go on to districts. He was disaapointed but he's only a freshman wrestling kids up thru seniors! They may be the same weight but certainly not the same experience level!

Next up is track. He's signed up and I have the schedule around here somewhere. I'm sure practice starts any time.

After just a couple of weeks of practice, Brian heads south with Steve. For the past few years, Steve has gone to Louisiana to help rebuild after the huricanes. This is the last trip down there for the sponsor group. Not sure where they will head next. Zack and I will stay here for school and work and take care of dogs and birds and lizards and...

Nerd? Me?!?!?

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009


"The most important success principle of all was stated by Thomas Huxley many years ago. He said, 'Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.'"

-Kop Kopmeyer

Monday, January 12, 2009

Update on the Tipsy Ditzy

Since I last wrote about Blitz's handicapped adventures, we have made major progress!!
He went from absolutely no use of his hind legs to being able to stumble around like he's drunk.
The 'regular' vets originally suggested that we think about putting him down. They also mentioned starting with a $1000 MRI to attempt a diagnosis (no guarantees there, though!), followed by possible surgery, etc.
Instead, Beth suggested someone who had helped her Shepherd-mix to get back to walking.
We have since made a number of trips down to Alexandria Kentucky to see Dr. Lieck. He is a chiropractic, accupuncturist vet for dogs as well as farm animals.
He did find that some of Ditz's spine was out of alignment, the disc was probably bulging and squeezing the spinal cord, so he adjusted accordingly. That was followed by many accupuncture needles. I had to look away but Ditz made it through. As a supplement to the accupuncture, he also prescribed some Chinese herbs. Every day we saw improvement so we kept taking him back for more.
We haven't spent the $1000 yet but we have spent a majority of it. Ditzy never lost the sparkle in his eye, never looked ready to give up, we couldn't just let him go.
He can now kind of run around the house, can get up on the couch, even jump onto the bed if he gets a good running start! His muscle tone is almost back to what it was and he can scratch behind both ears. We still carry him up and down the stairs but we no longer have to hold him up to go to the bathroom. He also no longer needs the doggie wheelchair we got for him. That will go to the garage for a while to make sure he doesn't need it again. Eventually, we may sell it on Ebay again.
The house is once again complete - PITA is back!

Doggie Math

For Christmas, I was given 2 dog DNA kits. We had not been able to determine what Ditz was but thought we had Abbee at least mostly figured out. Turns out Abbee is more the 'mystery mutt.'

20-36% Beagle +
20-36% Cocker Spaniel +
10-19% Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound)+
less than 10% Collie +
less than 10% Great Pyrenees +
less than 10% Labrador Retriever +
less than 10% Miniature Pinscher +
less than 10% Pembroke Welsh Corgi


100% Abbee!

and for Knucklehead (Also known as Stupid, Mystery Mutt, Ditz, PITA, etc.):

20-36% Boston Terrier +
10-19% English Setter +
10-19% Great Dane +
10-19% Papillon +
10-19% Schnauzer +
less than 10% Afghan Hound


A Ditz!