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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

That'll learn him...

Guys hate it when this happens....but it does. Unfortunately. More for some than others....

A husband found himself in big trouble when he forgot his wedding
anniversary. His wife angrily told him, "Tomorrow there better be
something for me in the driveway that goes from zero to 200 in five
seconds or less."

The next morning, the wife found a small package in the driveway.
She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

ICU visiting hours for the husband are limited due to the
extent of the injuries…

Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Mine was off to a good start just because I didn't have to come to work on Monday. (It was waiting on me at home)

Anyway, my mom & aunt decided to have a birthday party for my grandmother. She is 84. We passed word around that we were having the party for her and my sister & her husband from Orlando Florida called me Thursday morning and asked if they could stay at my house so they could come to the party. I said sure, come on down (up). Then Thursday afternoon, my brother from West Plains Missouri called me and wanted to stay at my house too. Come on over!

All of a sudden, my wife's visions of me getting a bunch of stuff done around the house went flying out the door. (Which she did try to make up for on Monday). Anyway, they made it up for the party and all were surprised because we didn't tell anyone they were coming. My mom and my grandma were thrilled to get to see them all.

Then Sunday we all went to see the Reds play and miraculously, they won! Home run in the bottom of the 9th! Yay!

Then Monday everyone cleared out before sunrise. Then at 4:30am my phone rings and it's my sister. Their car won't start. I went downtown to see what was wrong and the engine was acting like it had heat seized or something, so I went to the only place I could buy tools (I didn't have a breaker bar and corresponding socket size to fit the crank bolt.): WalMart.

Yay for 24hr stores with practically everything you need at all hours day or night! After I bought 75$ worth of wrenches and sockets we ended up with the right size to turn the engine crank and start the car! Yay, they were on their way home!

We had a great weekend. I'm really tired now.

Friday, May 26, 2006

This is my kind of news article!

I just seen a link to a news story in L.A. It says they're going to quit collecting one of the taxes on phone bills. (Yay for dropping a tax!!!)

Here's the key portion:
Individuals will be allowed to claim three years' worth of refunds on their 2006 tax returns, filed in 2007. They would be given the option of calculating their actual taxes paid or claiming a standard amount set by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.
Yay for our side!!!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Science and it's after effects

If you read any of my rantings on here, you've seen my distaste for political correctness. If you're affected by political correctness, then you're on your way to stark raving madness! Er, halfway crazy, er something like that.

Anyway, I just finished reading the Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, written by Tom Bethel. It makes me more sure of myself when hearing about policitically correct behavior and thinking. Science is no different.

As a nation so overly concerned with hurting someone's feelings, we've destroyed our future in many different avenues. Mr. Bethel shoots holes in the global warming hype, evolution lies, cloning and stem cell research falsehoods, aids in Africa, cancer research and other things.

You need to read this book. Period.

Go get it.

I think it should be required reading for everyone, but then that's just my opinion.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mouse house

I heard a DJ on the radio on the way in today talking about finding a mouse in the paper tray of the office copier and his surprised reaction to said beast. It reminded me of finding a mouse of my own trouble one time a few years ago.

I was driving home from work one night in exceptionally heavy traffic (moving at a crawl, bumper to bumper) just waiting on my turn to get thru town. I was driving the wife's car, which at the time was an '86 Daytona turbo z. All of a sudden a mouse stuck his head out of the turbocharger vent in the hood, crawled up and over to the window and then down behind the windshield wiper.

I'm sitting in the car looking at the other drivers to see if they saw that! So, that night I got home and set a mousetrap in the engine compartment and caught myself a mouse. That'll teach mickey to take up residence in my car.

Or so I thought.

A few weeks later, I was driving home on the interstate where traffic was light enough to book along at a good clip (Thank God it was light traffic). Apparently, one of Mickey's relatives wanted to get revenge for me removing Mickey. He climbs up the back of the seat and jumps onto my shoulder, which caused me to try to get out of the car at about 70mph. Fortunately nobody was close by and I didn't wreck the car, but if you witnessed, it looked like someone was fighting for the steering wheel for a few moments.

That night I set another trap and got me another mouse!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

NCIS: the tv show

When NCIS first came on, I didn't watch it because Mark Harmon still reminded me of the movie he played the serial killer in. Every time he was on screen, I could only think that a serial killer had made it to a pertinent post in the government, of course perpetrated by hollyweird.

Anyway, as time went on and my wife persisted, I began to watch the show and enjoyed the plots and the sometimes subtle and not so subtle humor of the show. I was happy that recently CBS came under fire and eventually fined for some of the overly explicit stuff this particular show had aired. (The other CSI shows are as bad too, if not worse, but at least they (CBS) got caught on one of them.)

But a couple of years ago, I read a couple of books by Ann Coulter (Treason, Slander). These 2 books served to open my eyes to some of the subtle ways that the extremely leftist movie & TV production organization called hollywood will go to fool the general public into basically mistrusting not only the government, but everybody.

Anyway, what came to me after reading these 2 books was that hollyweird had me convinced not to watch a tv show with Mark Harmon in it. It may not have occurred to others, but it did to me anyway.

So, last night's episode was the 2nd of 2 for the season ender where Harmon's character wakes up from a coma with memory loss. The loss was caused when he was investigating a terrorist trying to blow something up in the navy. (Which we later discover is a ship). Anyway, the show wastes a lot of time on Harmon's character's past life before NCIS, but eventually get around to him remembering what happened at the last second and when he tells secnav I assume, they ignore his warning and the ship is blown up.

Harmon's line is "Is everybody up there as stupid as you are?" tells the hollywood line bright and clear. They think the government is basically stupid and we shouldn't trust them.

Although there are a few exceptions of whom I DO think are stupid, I believe the dept of the Navy is much more intelligent than that and the scenario would not have occurred. Obviously, hollyweird's copout would be "it's only a tv show", but that's the entire idea. They use a tv show to brainwash us into not trusting our military and our leaders. Jerks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Can Muslims be good citizens?

Another question and Food for thought......

Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?
Consider this:

Theologically, no.
Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of

Scripturally, no.
Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).

Geographically, no.
Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially, no.
Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically, no.
Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically, no,
Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).

Religiously, no.
Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)

Intellectually, no.
Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically, no.
Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and _expression.

Polically, no.
Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either
dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually, no,
Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as our heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both good Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you's still the truth. If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country.

Pass it on. The war is bigger than we know.

Here's some interesting statistics

Somebody sent me this. It's good food for thought...

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician are 0.171.
(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services)

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. Yes, that is 80 million.
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, we have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

It's time God was brought back to school

I got home last evening and decided to watch some idiot box time. I started flipping thru the channels to find that nothing really interesting was on and happened to cruise past TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Of all the people to see on there, was Chuch Norris.

This was enough to get me to stop and watch for a few to see what he was up to. Turns out he and his wife were doing a show on this new program (not really new, just new to me) on something called the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. I was awestruck by what I heard of this program. It's in 37 states and so far it's not been brought down by the anti Christian lawyers union, otherwise know as the aclu.

Check them out. I put their logo on the sidebar as I was so impressed. You will be too. Check them out now!!

It's worth the trip, especially for our younger generations!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Did I ever tell you about the time I....

Being the devoted American citizens we are, we (Me & the Mrs.) voted yesterday. Not much to vote for except for sherriff, but we voted. It almost was a by myself trip tho, thanks to said sherriff's dept.

(Play that music that plays when you are drifting back to an earlier Saturday).

I was speaking to my neighbor a few days ago and he told me he had gotten a gun permit and how easy it was to get. I got to thinking about it and thought it would be a good idea. For nothing else than keeping out of trouble when carrying a gun to my friends houses for target practice. (I do that quite frequently)

So, I mentioned it to the wife and she said she'd like to have one too. So, we made plans to go this past Saturday morning. This process usually entails going to the sherriff's office filling out papers and background check, going to the clerks office for notary stamp, then to the post office to mail it to the state police. Pretty easy.

Anyway, the officer started with my form. He didn't write very fast, so it took a while. He called in my driver license info for the background check. They called back in a few minutes and ok'd it, then he fingerprinted me and it was done. Then he started on the Mrs, which I was prepared for it to take a while so I wandered into the other part of the office and started talking to the sherriff's secretary, mostly to not interrupt the officer. (He was as talkative as me)

After he called in my wife's DL info, it took forever for them to call back When they did, the officer left for about 20 minutes and when he comes back, he asks the Mrs if she's ever been to the state of Maryland. She said yes, as she had been to Baltimore for a training class.

Her affirmative answer prompted the officer to tell her he'd have to place her under arrest. He started telling a bunch of charges, states and aliases that the computer search had kicked out based on her name and birth date. He needled her on a few of them then started laughing as he knew he'd successfully gotten the joke on us. Some joke, I thought.

Turns out her birth date and name caused someone else's records to come up in the query. Also, he mentioned that we should send the forms in separate envelopes as hers might take longer to approve.

Somehow, I figure this is my fault.