September 17, 2007

Guns!

On Saturday, I took my family to a gun raffle . . . for those in moonbat land that is a fundraiser where they raffle off guns of all sorts. This particular gun raffle lasted from noon - 7pm. See below the list of goodies that were going . . . They raffled off guns, cash or ATV's EVERY FIVE MINUTES!!
and you could eat and drink all you wanted for $40. Plus, it went to a good cause - one of the local fire departments. I didn't win anything, but my cuz, who lives with me - won the Glock 23 40 Cal! It was a good day!

11:55a $1000 Cash
12:00p Browning BPS Rifled Deer New Camo Breakup (New 2007)
12:05p Weatherby Van Guard Sub-Moa Matte Std. Cal.
12:10p Marlin 1895 Cowboy 4570
12:15p Remington 700 SPS Stainless Choice of Cal.
12:20p Mossberg Tactical Turkey Hunting Series
12:25p Ruger M77 Mark 11 Ultra Lite 204 Cal.
12:30p Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker Std. Cal.
12:35p Ruger 50th Anniversary 44mag Flattop Blackhawk
12:40p Remington 870 Max Gobbler (New 2007)
12:45p Browning BL -22 Grade 11 22LR
12:50p 257 Weatherby Vanguard Sporter Walnut Blued BBL
12:55p Thompson Center Pro Hunter Stainless Choice of BBL
1:00p $5000 Cash
1:05p Winchester Wild Cat Bolt 22 Rifle
1:10p Charles Daily 12 Ga. Camo Semi-Auto
1:15p Tikka T3 Hunter Choice of Cal.
1:20p Remington 870 Wingmaster 410 Ga.
1:25p Smith & Wesson Model 460 XVR Revolver
1:30p Savage 111FC Combo Std. Cal.
1:35p Beretta Tom Cat 32ACP
1:40p Glock 23 40 S&W
1:45p New England Fire Arms Ultra Varmint 223 Cal.
1:50p Marlin 917 VLS 17HMR
1:55p Ruger M77 Mark 11 308 Cal.
2:00p SUZUKI 400 EIGER 4X4 ATV (Automatic)-COLOR
2:05p Remington 700 SPS Varmint Choice of Cal.
2:10p Mossberg 4X4 Combo 270 or 30-06 (New 2007)
2:15p Remington 710 Youth 243 Cal. 3x9x40 Bushnell
2:20p Benelli Nova Camo 12Ga. 3.5
2:25p Browning T-Bolt 22LR (New 2007)
2:30p Henry Golden Boy 17HMR
2:35p Smith & Wesson 22A 5.5
2:40p Texas Defender - Bond Arms 44 Mag.
2:45p Remington 11-87 SP-T Thumbhole
2:50p Marlin 336W 30-30
2:55p Springfield X-Tream Duty 4 9MM
3:00p SUZUKI 400 EIGER 4X4 ATV (Automatic)-COLOR
3:05p Thompson Center Fire Storm 50 Cal.
3:10p Mossberg Tactical Turkey Hunting Series
3:15p Remington 870 Police Gun 12 Ga. 3
3:20p Browning BL -22 NRA Grade 1
3:25p Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan Choice of Cal. (New 2007)
3:30p Mossberg 535 ATS All terrain Slugster 12 Ga. (New 2007)
3:35p 257 Weatherby Vanguard Sporter Walnut Blued BBL
3:40p Savage 112 FV Stainless Fluted BBL. Choice of Cal.
3:45p Smith & Wesson 637 38 Special Air Weight
3:50p Remington 1187 Sportsman Deer Gun 12 Ga. 3
3:55p Taurus Titanium 38 Special Ultra Lite
4:00p $5000 Cash
4:05p Remington 700 BDL Black Laminate Stainless BBL.
4:10p Thompson Center 50 cal. Omega
4:15p Ruger KP95 PR 9mm Pistol
4:20p Walther P22 5 in. 22LR
4:25p Taurus 605 357 Mag.
4:30p Savage 17 HMR Stainless Thumbhole
4:35p Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster Camo Choice (New 2007)
4:40p Ruger M77 Mark 11 Frontier Std. Cal.
4:45p Remington 870 Express Slug Gun 12 Ga.
4:50p Remington 7600 Pump Action Rifle
4:55p Mossberg 835 12Ga. Ultra Mag Camo
5:00p SUZUKI 400 EIGER 4X4 ATV (Automatic)-COLOR
5:05p Ruger New Vaquero 45 Colt
5:10p Browning NWTF Turkey Gun 12 Ga. 3 & 3.5
5:15p Steoger Hunting O/U 12 Ga.
5:20p Browning Buck Mark Bullseye Target Stainless
5:25p Thompson Center Fire Storm 50 Cal.
5:30p Savage 111G Classic Hunter Std. Cal.
5:35p Remington XR-100 Rangemaster 22-250 (New 2007)
5:40p Browning BPS Upland Special 12 Ga.
5:45p Tikka T3 Hunter Choice of Cal.
5:50p Smith & Wesson 317 Air Lite 22LR
5:55p Winchester Wild Cat Bolt 22 Rifle (New 2007)
6:00p SUZUKI 400 EIGER 4X4 ATV (Automatic)-CAMO
6:05p Browning A- Bolt Stainless M-1000 Eclipse
6:10p Henry Golden Boy 22LR
6:15p Savage 111G Classic Hunter Std. Cal.
6:20p Remington 572 BDL Deluxe 22LR
6:25p Mossberg 535 Combo 22. & 24 BBL
6:30p Remington 870 Express Slug Gun 12 Ga. 3
6:35p Taurus PT 111 9mm Stainless Millennium Pro
6:40p Kimber Royal 45ACP
6:45p Thompson Center Pro Hunter Stainless Choice of BBL
6:50p Savage Series 10 Predator Hunter 223 or 22-250 (New 2007)
6:55p Marlin XLR Rifle New 308 Marlin Express (New 2007)
7:00p $10,000 Cash

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June 13, 2007

New Truths

I am a big cuddly girl - ok, let's just put this out there, I'm a fat girl - a Lane Bryant wearing fat girl. So, needless to say, I tend to be a bit overly aware of people looking at me.

This past weekend however, I gained a new awareness of being the "fat chick."

We were at an amusement park - with water rides. There was much showing of skin, many bathing suits, short shorts etc . . . walking around in the park.

Then there is me, walking around a park, in Bermuda shorts to hide the pasty-fat legs and a t-shirt so as not to reveal the flabby arms, and I am surrounded by perky teens with all their parts in the right places, sun kissed glows, perfect shapes. I am also surrounded by the adults - you have seen them - they too are perfect, with something to show off so they show it, and single.

Did you read that? SINGLE. As I looked around the park, all the really perfect adult women were there with their girlfriends, no men in sight. Of course they were showing all the right skin to attract a man, but there were no men hanging off their arms, or showing them off to strangers.

Nope. Instead, all those flabby, post-baby, wrinkled, not so perfect women with whom I commiserate had all the men. And the men were not flabby, not so perfect men. The men were GOOD LOOKING.

You read that right. Us not perfect women had all the good looking men following us around, buying us food, holding our hands . . . and the perfect women? SINGLE - with only their single perfect girlfriends for comfort. Now, there are a few exceptions, there are beautiful, perfect women who are not single - but their hubbys? Flabby, less than perfect, geeky even, and full of life and fun.

When did that happen? When did we not so perfect people scoop up all the fine eligible people? I must have been sleeping.

I was always the kind of woman to say to myself - sometimes out loud - "damn, I wish I had her body". This comment is often met with a pleasant squeeze from my DH who kisses me on the head and doesn't say a word. See, he loves me, not necessarily the me I've "grown into" in the last several years, but he still loves me.

Now, when my girlfriends point out a contemporary with a perfect body, I've been known to say "I wonder how much it cost." I'm just wicked that way. Now I will probably look for a wedding ring and if it is missing say, "yes, but doesn't it suck to be alone?" Again . . . wicked . . . I can't help myself.

But seriously, I was pleasantly surprised at the phenomenon. The perfect women, the eye candy, they were SINGLE. While us cuddly girls were not. Kinda makes me not regret that extra full-octane coke I had yesterday . . . kinda.


So the next time you are looking at yourself in the mirror and that sigh escapes your lips because the years have taken their toll, look over at your significant other who is looking at you looking in the mirror and smile, cause that one loves you. And then think about your most perfect girlfriend, or guy friend . . . and ask yourself, who is looking at them looking at themselves in the mirror . . . EXACTLY!

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May 23, 2007

Is it ever easy?

So, my friends are all going through various trials and tribulations as am I. Work - hectic, life - hectic, downtime? What downtime . . . When does it slow down?

As you all know, the campaign trail was stressful, but I learned a great deal. Just when I am set to actually relax for the first time in months, more stress.

Seriously y'all. I've a sign on my forehead that says "Welcome to the Jungle".

But, for the first time in many months, I will be taking a weekend for myself. On Friday, I'm off to visit with some dear friends - I cannot wait.

The stresses that have been weighing me down for the last several days will disappear for a few and I can sip the proverbial drink by the pool.

I cannot wait.

When I return, I will deal with more of life's stresses. Blah. You know, try to slow down, smell the daisies . . .

So, to cheer me up - and you too, check out the picture in the extended!

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And this one seems only fitting . . .

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May 09, 2007

Election 2007 - Reprise

Well, Tuesday, May 15, 2007 is the moment of truth.

It is the moment when I discover whether my plan not to fundraise has been a serious hinderance to my campaign. It is the moment when I learn whether I have actually appealed to the voters.

I need all the help I can get as I was out-spent by upwards of $140,000 by two different candidates (who each raised more than $70,000.00) and by not so much, but still a lot, by others.

So, if you are plugged into the Big Guy, or you worship trees, bees or sexy knees - send some good waves this way. I've got the rest of this week and this weekend to make an impact - so if you have prayers to spare, can a borrow a few?

Thanks!

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April 30, 2007

In a Mood

I must be in a foul mood today. It was a Metallica morning. Mixed with some Megadeath for good measure.

Two "she doesn't look that great on paper" newspaper articles this weekend and I am feeling somewhat deflated.

So, I've nothing to say but pray for me to succeed in this endeavor. My pneumonia is nearly gone and I'm feeling better - now if my spirits would simply match . . .

Oh, and the 53 acres next to me sold for an outrageous amount of money and our once peaceful woodlands are now posted so my son and I can't walk and collect "stuff" and the new "neighbors" intend to build many houses upon said land, ruining my view, my sanity and my neighborliness . . . I hate progress.

So, in an effort to make myself smile, and to make you all smile as well . . . LADIES - I AM TALKING TO YOU! Check out the extended entry for some fireman eye candy . . . Guys, you may not be disappointed either - just sayin!

If you are wondering about the pursed lips, he is singing the Crazy Frog Axel F. song.

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April 19, 2007

Busy.

Yep. Busy doesn't begin to cover it. Busy and sick. I slept from 8:30 p.m. yesterday till 7 a.m. this morning. Shirking all those things I had to do, mostly because I could not breathe, walk or see. So, today? Busy.

Oh, and you know you (and your friends) are busy, busy, busy when you have to actually schedule your next phone call to bitch about how busy you are! (sorry hon. I couldn't resist!)

Yep. I have officially scheduled my first phone chat . . . Friday right? Up next? scheduled play with my four year old . . . I NEED A VACATION!!! Just a few more weeks . . .

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April 04, 2007

I've Got a Problem!

It is time to confess, my closest friends are already aware and they have tried to get me help, but I've not been receptive. I have a problem. I'm not entirely sure there is a name for it yet.

It is Overachiever Syndrome or possibly "I Work 65 Hours a Week, Campaign for Judge, Volunteer at My Fire Department and am a Mom, I Need to Do More! Syndrome"

So in true Oddy fashion, I have planned an Easter Party. Yep, my big annual Easter Egg Hunt. The weather is not cooperating. I've not been food shopping in ages. I sleep very little, I've two campaign stops on the same day and . . . wait for it . . . I need some quality mommy time with the Boy. And yesterday, I volunteered to host a training for our Fire and EMS departments.

But, I'm Egg Hunting/Hiding this weekend still. Usually, I am ultra organized, this year? It is supposed to be cold and snowing so it is going to be slap-dash to get everyone back in the house.

Oh, and did I mention I am cooking Easter Sunday for the whole family??????

Excuse me while I go cry now! Better still, does anyone have a cure for my problem? Is there an Overachievers Anony. anywhere? Anyone?

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October 30, 2006

Halloween Party Blues

As most of you know, the hubby unit is a chef by training, though he no longer works in a restaurant.

That of course didn't stop his boss-man from requesting his skills to cater a Halloween party for 140 people. How could DH say no? Major brownie points were there for the taking, afterall.

140 people, out of my kitchen. Can I tell you how tired we are? Cause I did a lot of the grunt work - I made some of the dishes - including my signature chili, and I did all of the pretty stuff, i.e. getting the tables set for food.

The menu, was interesting but I had nothing to do with it - the Boss picked it all.

Korean BBQ style-beef short ribs
Pork Spareribs - (DH signature style)
Lemon-Rosemary chicken breasts (also DH style)
Hot Dogs and fresh smoked Kielbasa
Chili (my recipe)
Macaroni and Cheese - can I tell you this was a major hit?!! And, I used Richmond's recipe so I must send major props to her!
Squash casserole - Let me stop here for a second. A request was made that the said squash casserole not be "sweet and savory" so my husband - literally made up a recipe in the kitchen. He made a bchamel-like sauce and topped with crackers and baked. Everyone raved about this damn casserole. You'd have thought he'd just invented light - seriously!
Roasted Potatoes
Broccoli salad
Spiced carrots

For the broccoli and the carrots, I hollowed out two large pumpkins and lined them with crockpot bags - and served out of the pumpkins.

Also, instead of name cards for each foodstuff, I used mini-pumpkins and I wrote the names of each dish on them.

The party was a success, we each pocketed some much needed christmas cash and I'm still dead on my feet.

How was your weekend.

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October 24, 2006

Leon Frederic

I recently bought something with which to adorn my off-white office walls.

Prints of one of my favorite art pieces - actually not one but four. It is a series of four panels entitled "The Four Seasons". The artist is Belgian Symbolist painter: Leon Frederic. The paintings are housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I once stood admiring them for several hours. I no longer live in Philadelphia so I cannot indulge my absolute love for these panels.

Anyway, "The Four Seasons" depict cherubs bringing in each season. They are in order here: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. There is a fifth painting which is in the same series called "Nature" Mother Nature suckling these four cherubs. Some think his painting is amaturish or comical. This post doesn't do them justice. They are beautiful paintings. Simply beautiful.

Tell me - do you like them?

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June 02, 2006

Fun with Firemen

I have fireschool all weekend - blech.

I will be surrounded by hundreds of cute, sweaty men in fire gear.

Wait! I will be returning on Monday with a smile on my face!

What are your weekend plans?

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May 11, 2006

WTF!

I can't get into my email . . . I'm busy but can't find the energy to finish a project . . . I have a headache a mile wide . . . I'm hungry . . . it's not sunny . . . I miss my kid . . . I have too much comment-spam! . . . Mother's Day is Sunday and I haven't even thought about it!

There.

Resume regularly scheduled whining.

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February 03, 2006

HERE WE GO STEELERS!

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Whoo Hoo! Go Steelers!

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January 30, 2006

An Easter Death!

Many of you know that English is not my mother's first language. That has made for some interesting conversations, conventions and attitudes.

So it should come as no surprise that my mother was not entirely familiar with cartoons when she first arrived upon our shores.

I think I was about 6 years old and it was nearing on Easter. The whole Easter egg, baked ham, resurrection stuff was extremely foreign to my mom, even with 6 years in America under her belt.

Mom learned a lot of her spoken English from tv and cartoons and children's shows were often watched. This is a brief story of such a cartoon:


Six is when the nightmares began. I began having a nightmare that lasted until I was about 12.

What could be sooooo bad? Well, my mom, getting into the Easter spirit thought we could all sit and watch a movie about bunny rabbits cause they are cute, cuddly and oh so Eastery. (Is that a word?)

The movie we watched, when I was a tender 6? Watership Down!

The blood, the horror, the violence, as a wee child these bunnies were no longer cute! I had an aversion to anything resembling a bunny for years. I had nightmares of bunny parts and vicious killing rabbits for years. What was my mom thinking? She was equally appalled but knowing little English, just thought it was some sort of weird way of celebrating Easter.

I tried to explain to my husband how upset the movie made me. I was 6!!!! He laughed at me. He couldn't understand the terror.

So, I will be reliving the torture soon. I have put Watership Down in my Netflix queue and will watch it again (without the boy around). Then I am going to watch Night of the Lepus to cleanse me of the violence ;-).

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December 30, 2005

Taking up the charge

Bou of Boudicca's Voice has suggested that we all look back and think about the top ten people of 2005. (By the way, Bou is having surgery this A.M. so please send some good thoughts her way!)

The Ten can be people that have helped us the most this past year. The help could be little things, or big things like making our lives easier or bigger like making the world a better place. So, I'm not sure if I can come up with 10, can you?

1. My son. He hasn't made my life easier, but he sure has made my life more worth living every day. And he is so smoochy!

2. My husband, for all the little things he does when I can't get home from work. For his love and support and nice ass.

3. Chrissy, for being a wonderful friend and offering sound advice when needed.

4. George W. Bush. Sure he is loathed in some circles, and sure I can't say I agree with him on everything. But he has a plan to root out terrorism where it is born and for that he has made my world a better place.

5. While not a single person, per se, I am going to send my thanks and recognition to the members of our Armed Forces who defend my life day and night. For those who have paid the ultimate price, my eternal thanks. You (except for a dishonorable few) have made my world a better place and you deserve to be recognized on every list.

6. and 7. My Aunt and Uncle. I met them for the first time in my life, just this year. It was an eyeopening and learning experience that has enriched my life like almost no other experience has. I am privileged to have met them, honored to be part of the family, and humbled to have so much when they had so little.

8. Everyone who gave of themselves to help those in need after Katrina and other disasters here in the US this year.

9. The elderly couple at the local diner who gave my son a dollar when he was crying just to make him smile.

10. My babysitter, for filling in my role as mom when I can't be there to hold my son and tell him what a good job he has done on something or to just fix him a snack.

There you have it. My top ten list for 2005. I left some out I am sure.

Have a Happy New Year Everyone. May you each experience something wonderful in the coming year.

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December 02, 2005

I Have A Confession

It's a dirty secret. I pay a poor tax, almost everyday.

I play the lottery. Why? I like games of chance. I am a sweepstakes, lottery, mystery shopper obsessed fool.

I especially like scratch-offs and tear-offs. I once spent $100 at the local VFW on tear-off tickets. (It was with $100 I won on the first $1 ticket).

I am a junkie. In fact, I even plopped down $20 for PA's Million Dollar Raffle because I have a 1 in 125,000 chance to win $1,000,000.00. Not bad odds.

Anyway, this is why I have never been to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. I have an addictive personality. I truly do. In highschool and college it was alcohol, then it was beanie babies, now? games of chance.

I feel bad too. For all the ranting and raving I do about government intrusion, and the lottery is one of those intrusions, I succumb to the pleasures of the scratch-off.

I have but one consolation, PA is the only state which dedicates all proceeds solely to programs for the elderly. Bah!

Is there a gambling program for persons addicted to sweepstakes? Arghhh!

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October 03, 2005

Which Pinup Girl Are You?

You are Bettie Page!
You're Bettie Page!


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September 01, 2005

Blog For Relief -Hurricane Katrina

Hugh Hewitt has passed on the idea to make TODAY the Blog for Katrina Day! (the day was picked by Evil Glenn who has his roundup page here:

The Bear is keeping track, as he does so well, so go sign up your blog too.

Some bloggers are selling stuff that you can bid on, like Michele at Letters from NYC and the Laughing Wolf; and still others are compiling wonderful lists of places for your donations like Lee Ann and Fausta.

Phin and Apothegm Designs is auctioning off a website design, go there now!

I won't repeat the lists on how to help, because by clicking on a few of the above links you can find that information, my suggested charity is the Salvation Army for personal reasons but the list of places to give is long!

If you don't like the Salvation Army, head over to Ogre's and donate to the Samaritan's Purse. Do it at his site and he'll match you dollar for dollar! I did it! What are you waiting for?

NOTE: Once you have made your contribution, please track it at the Bear's donation tracking page. If I have encouraged you to make a donation, please list my blog. Thanks! But please, if you are able, give.

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Do your part to help out please!

Also: if you are looking for a loved one, Katrina Finder is up. (h/t basil)

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August 26, 2005

Funny Stuff Man!

With all the bickering in the political sphere and all the horrible thoughts I can't shake about Cindy Sheehan and other of her ilk, I thought some levity was appropriate, so for your weekend enjoyment:

They're Back! Church Bulletins. Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services


* The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

* The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon tonight "Searching for Jesus."

* Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

* Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

* The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

* Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.

* Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

* Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

* For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

* Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

* Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.

* The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing "Break Forth Into Joy."

* Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

* A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

* At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

* Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

* Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

* Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

* The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.


* Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

* The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

* This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

* Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

* The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

* Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

* The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

* Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

* The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours !

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND YA'LL!

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July 20, 2005

Strange Movie Quotes

When I was a kid, I loved movies (I rarely watch them now). I loved spaghetti westerns and serial mysteries and nature movies and the oldies . . .

Anything John Wayne, anything Katherine Hepburn, anything with cowboys and indians. You get the picture.

Well, out of the blue today I started thinking of a song in some movie I saw long ago. I think it was about a mountain man (a drunk mountain man). He sang a song that i found myself singing today. I need help identifiying the movie:

The drunk mountain man/loner sang "I killed a bear, not over here, over thar!" In a good lilting slur. Anybody know this movie? Can anyone help me?

Bah! I am going to go home and watch John Wayne spank Maureen O'Hara in McClintock one of my favorite John Wayne movies, if only for the scene where they all fight in the mud. Oh and lest anyone think I don't know my John Wayne, my second favorite John Wayne movie? Donovan's Reef *hangs head in shame.*

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July 07, 2005

London Calling

London is under attack. Keep them in your thoughts. Makes me glad we have our fighting men and women on the first line of defense against terrorism everywhere.

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Flying the Union Jack in solidarity with the British! (hat tip: basil)

On a wholly inappropriate and much lighter note, always looking to lay blame, perhaps instead of pointing the finger at George Bush for this one, wackos can point the finger at the French. After all, they did just get beat out by London for the Olympics. I'm just saying!

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July 05, 2005

A Tragic Loss

For those of you not yet aware, Carol, from An American Housewife, lost her husband last week. She needs our thoughts and prayers.

Here is a paypal button if you would like to make a donation to her and her children.

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June 28, 2005

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Hat Tip: Phin

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June 23, 2005

From My Cold Dead Hands . . .

In what is set to become a sweeping and disturbing precedent, a split 5-4 Supreme Court has ruled that a municipality can steal your property and give it to private developers for the "good of the community"

It used to be that the Constitution meant something to the law. The Fifth Amendment allowed the taking of property by eminent domain for the "public good", that is to allow for the building of schools, hospitals, roads and other "public" facilities. Never was a community allowed to steal your property and give it to a private interest so that private interest could make money. Did it happen anyway? Sure. Now, however, the Supreme Court has rubber-stamped any such takings.

LISTEN UP PEOPLE! This means that your town or boro or city can take your land and home and put up a shopping mall and you can't do jack about it!

Yep, they will say the area needs to be "revitalized" to cure blight and they will steal what is yours from right under your nose. This is the liberals at their finest. And Gun Toting Lib, I don't mean you! I mean those so-called "progressives" who are really socialists in sheeps' clothing. The liberals who are all for the redistribution of private property "for the good of the people." To them I say over my dead body!

Now, I live in a very rural community that could benefit from a hotel, shopping mall, hell even a restaurant. I have 13 acres and small house. My land is prime location for such a private development, but I dare anyone to come upon my land and try to take it. When I say dead body, I mean dead body. I will take several people with me on my way out of this life. The perils of trying to steal one's castle, I guess. I will not roll over on that. I will get my family to saftey, say my goodbyes and then pick people off, one at a time, until I myself have perished. I will not go willingly, quietly or without fight.

The Constitution GUARANTEES certain rights. In some instances those rights have been expanded by the courts to include property rights, now the right to your property has been eviserated.

When your home is razed to build a strip mall you can no longer complain. Socialists with their agenda have taken your right to complain away. Oh and private developers and big business don't get off here either. They take advantage of your loss of property and benefit themselves.

I don't buy into the crap that "this will revitalize the community and bring in jobs." Here's one for ya! Hotels hire, for the most part, immigrants for the housekeeping and blue collar work. The desk clerks, at least at the fancy hotels, come from other countries and proudly display that fact on their name tags. So much for "jobs for the community." Oh sure, there will probably be a Walmart to work in, maybe even a new TGIFridays, but at what cost? The cost of someone's property and freedom to live without interference thereon.

I will never, ever visit New London, CT. I will never, ever stay in the fancy waterfront hotel, visit the museum or shop in the strip mall. I will never, ever tire in telling others to shun New London, CT. People's homes, lives, memories, are being stolen to benefit the government of New London, CT, and soon your town.

Watch your back my friends. That prime piece of real estate you sit on, the home where you raised your kids, may just be sold to the highest bidder, by your own government. Think you get some of that "fair compensation?" Think again. The government will pay you bupkiss, and then sell it to some developer for prime dollar.

Nope, you can't blame this one on our current sitting President. This is all on so-called-Judges who think the Constitution and its guaranteed protections are worthless.

Again I say, "over my dead body!" You may take my land, but not before I take some of you out!

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June 14, 2005

Michael Jackson Likes Boys

Yep that's right! I am not going to hide the fact that I think Michael Jackson is the Poster-boy for NAMBLA. That a jury had reasonable doubt about his guilt is simply our great system at work.

Don't take this the wrong way, our system is designed to allow a man who molests children to 'get-off' so to speak if the jury members have any doubts about the guilt or innocence of the litigant. This is how our system was intended to work, this is how it worked yesterday. Bravo for those jurors who did their jobs.

Now, on the Michael. My gut tells me he molests children, he thinks he is a child and he doesn't see anything wrong with any of it. *in best Michael voice* "it's just milk and cookies and sleeping, everything is just beautiful."

Look, we, California in particular, have a problem seeing the guilt in celebs. But the writing is on the wall where Michael is concerned, any parent stupid enough to allow their child to "sleep" with Michael in the future, should be charged with child abuse.

Now, can we focus on important things in the world and let Michael fade into Neverland?

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June 06, 2005

Problems viewing

If any of you are having problems viewing the banner or the sidebar let me know. I have to maximize the window and hit CTRL and refresh in Firefox and IE on occassion, but am able to see the whole she-bang. Let me know what you think! And let me know if there are still problems viewing.

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June 05, 2005

WELCOME!!!

. . . come inside, come inside . . .

Thanks to all the munus who lent a helping hand. Thanks especially to my fine scaled friend Phin for his technical genius, thanks to all who'll hopefully visit my corner of the mu.nu empire!

Oh, and not to be forgotten, thanks to the Pooklekufr who gave me my tagline!

Update your blogrolls, sound the trumpets, pull up a desk chair and sip a cosmo, if this blog is anything like my life, you're in for a bumpy ride!

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May 18, 2005

Coming Soon . . .

We are under construction. With Phin's help, I may actually have a site worth visiting. Sit tight, we will resume regularly scheduled programming shortly.

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