Saturday, March 31, 2012
JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR'S SHOCKING IGNORANCE IS JUST TOO MUCH. THE GIRL KNOWS ZIP, BUT SHE'S ON THE HIGH COURT...HMMM...PRODUCT OF US PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
OBAMA: THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH OIL, AND MY STUPID LITTLE AMERICAN PUPPETS - YOU'LL PAY A LOT MORE FOR EVERYTHING WHEN I'M FINALLY DICTATOR
What do you think? I think so. That'll end constitutional government in the USA and he will accomplished his goal.
Then there will be chaos.
That's how I feel, anyway. I would love to hear your comments.
We're getting down the the end time of our country...the light, the beacon that beckoned is all but snuffed out.
RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!
And why within the first 30 pages are our Second Amendment rights discussed?
Pick one or all:
How do you feel about this? I knew about this, but now it's come round again, and I am furious at these subversive rogues who have eaten out our substance by placing an evil, lying, SOB communist fraud and anointing his brow as the dictator king of the USA!
BIDEN HINTS AT MORE GUN LAWS TO BE DEBATED IN WAKE OF TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTING - JOE - IT'S LIKE THIS. BIG SIS ORDERS 450 MILLION .40 CAL AMMO AND...
YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT?
You don't need to send faxes unless you do it from home. Most of you fax free of charge.
What you can do also if you don't have a fax machine is call your people in Congress or email them.
Toll free is 866-220-0044 or 866-338-1015.
First thing we should do is reclaim the property in NYC - their headquarters. I may be wrong but I think the Rockefellers donated the property when I was a child.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I think when a Supreme Court was created, people had honor, lived dignified lives, treasured truth.
Somewhere along the way, they ceased to be honorable, dignified and as corrupt as anyone else in government.
They shouldn't be planted in the Supreme Court until they can't lift a pen. They need to be elected.
WILD HORSES IN KEN SALAZAR'S (BLM) SIGHTS. REMOVAL PLANNED FROM PUBLIC LANDS TO REPLACE WITH GRAZING CATTLE
Ken Salazar, head of BLM, like Obama, is dead set to remove our culture, our heritage and our love of freedom and liberty to fundamentally change America. He wants to erase our history with the removal of these horses and burros whose ancestors made it possible to pull those wagons and packs, carry the families, and settle the west.
Wild, they are symbols of freedom and liberty, something the Obama administration wants us to forget entirely.
I believe I heard the number, 35,000 wild horses and burros (what happened to the Wild Horse and Burro Act that protected them?) vs. millions of grazing cattle on PUBLIC LAND THAT BELONGS TO US?
Please make this go viral. We have precious little power left even in our own lives. Let's surprise Salazar with a deluge of emails, faxes, phone calls.
If you have a question, comment or concern, please let us know. Here are a few ways you can contact the U.S. Department of the Interior, Secretary Salazar and our bureaus:
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Web: Feedback form
Killing me softly with his eyes.....
Who knows. Could be!
ARM OFFICIALLY REPRIMANDS SOLDIER WHO SPOKE AT RON PAUL RALLY - AND HE DOESN'T CARE ONE BIT! GOOD FOR HIM!
CONFIRMED: MICHIGAN PIG BAN WILL ELIMINATE ALL HERITAGE BREEDS, DESTROY THOUSANDS OF SMALL SCALE FARMS
For more on this, I will have the videos of the program posted as soon as I get them.
OBAMA JUST KILLED ATLANTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING FOR 5 YEARS - TIME FOR STATES RIGHTS? TIME TO LOCK THAT SOB UP FOR CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE?
This man commits an act of treason a day.
Why isn't he being removed by Congress and the military?
So I made the icing "really" blue, and the rest of the beautiful decorations in primary colors, too.
I spread that icing so thickly that if I had put that cake away, it would have been hermetically sealed inside the icing.
But anyway, this cake in many forms - plain, as an upside down cake with pineapple, as a base for strawberry shortcake...on and on...was made for us every week. Mom wasn't much on icing, but then we didn't have boxed icing like we do now. Nevertheless, there was pie filling, and custards and all sorts of creative ideas. And it was always this cake.
So from her old handwritten recipe:
"I bought a box of Presto (cake flour) to get my old recipe for cake. Here it is:
Quick Mix Layer Cake
1/2 cup margarine
2-1/2 cups sifted Presto cake flour
1-1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tbs tbs milk
Grease two 9 in. layer cake pans, line bottoms with waxed paper. Stir margarine to soften, then Presto and sugar. Mix well. Add 3/4 cup milk until flour mixture is moist. Add eggs, 2 tbs milk and vanilla. Beat well. Pour into prepared pans and bake in 350 over for 30 to 35 min. If you want to marbleize cakes, keep aside 1/3 batter and mix with cocoa powder to taste.
And that's it.
I'm sure my mother would love you to try it.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
You better believe this usurper to the presidency is the best imposter in the world...but if we find out he is indeed, a fraud and we get no aide from our military and Congress to snatch him by his collar and the seat of his pants (I'll settle for handcuffs, mind you), well, personally, I don't think being dictator of the USA is worth it. He'd be much better off in Leavenworth, relaxing in a very small cell, writing his memoirs. Very cathartic.
FBI AGENTS TAUGHT TO BEND OR SUSPEND THE LAW - THANK YOU FOR CORRUPTING OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT, BARRY SOETORO OBAMA - THEY CAN'T EVEN EXPOSE YOU~
At least when it comes to the R’s and D’s...Pay attention to the bold parts below...vote Libertarian
Are you a sheep in wolf’s clothing? The GOP hopes so.
By Alex Snitker, Adrian Wyllie and Andrew Nappi
“The 2012 election is the most important election of our lifetimes!”
You have been hearing these words relentlessly during this election cycle and you will continue to hear them through Election Day, and beyond.
This is the election that we decide if we stand on Constitutional principles or support the politicians who continually destroy the fabric of our way of life, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights and our representative republic.
Wasn’t 2010 supposed to be “the most important election of our lifetimes?” The 2010 election was touted as the return of a constitutionally limited federal government. During that campaign, you heard a cacophony from Constitutionally born-again politicians about the return to the founding principles that made our country great.
Why this radical change-of-heart from the average American politician? Because you decided you were going to stop being sheep. You bared your teeth, you became the wolf, and you started howling for political blood.
The politicians heard you, loud and clear. And, they were frightened…at least for a little while. They started telling you what you demanded to hear.
These politicians told you they were going to stand up to President Obama and any of his attempts to violate our Constitution.
And, these politicians said they understood the proper role of government, and would reduce the size of government.
And, of course, these politicians said they were going to Washington to challenge the political class.
But then, it came time for them to actually sit in the hallowed chambers of Congress and begin making law. We saw that their Constitutional revelation was insincere and short lived. We saw that they their definition of freedom meant slightly less enslavement than the other guys. We saw that their definition of capitalism meant slightly less socialism than the other guys. We saw that their definition of spending cuts meant slightly less spending increases than the other guys.
Now, two years later, they’re back.
These crafty politicians think they have appeased the wolves. They think they’ve reduced your sharp teeth into nubs with their lofty promises and rhetoric. They think they’ve tamed you like a circus beast, and that you will now perform on command. They think that the one or two small scraps they’ve thrown you have turned you back into the obedient sheep they want you to be.
If so, it’s not your fault. Many people only started paying attention to politics after Obama’s election. Not everyone understood then, or even understands now, the depth of corruption in Washington D.C. Many of you are only now beginning to understand that there is no difference in the leadership of the Republican and Democrat parties. Party leaders care nothing about the Constitution; nor the proper role of government; nor that without Liberty, we have nothing.
The RepubliCrat duopoly cares only about influence, power and greed. In their eyes, the Constitution is simply a propaganda tool for their party agenda. Their idea of Liberty is your obedience as they legislate away our freedom, inflate away our savings, and negotiate away our sovereignty.
And now, they are focused on turning the once powerful and independent patriot movement into an unthinking heard of GOP sheep.
Sadly, many leaders of grassroots liberty organizations continue to be infiltrated by Republican party operatives posing as patriots. These infiltrators continue to distract and redirect our efforts to restore liberty into efforts to advance the GOP agenda, assuring us that they are always one in the same.
These people have purposefully, and in some cases, quite masterfully led many a concerned patriot astray. Do you really want to believe in and depend on the direction of these people again?
It would be nice to to believe these people are motivated by freedom and prosperity for all. But, the truth is that they actually want to corral you into the establishment herd. The irony is that they are misdirecting you back to the very same establishment they claim to oppose.
They told you to vote principle before party, but then ensured only one party — and only certain members of that party — would be heard. Your leaders told you to ignore those Libertarians, Constitutionalists, and independents. They told you they are fringe. They told you they are extremists. They played then, and play now, upon your fears.
They whispered like a serpent in your ear, “Don’t listen to that person, they just want to split the vote.” They hissed, “These people will do anything to keep the Republicans out of office.”
This did not happen without warning. There have been, and continue to be, those warning that the enemy is within our gates. The only question is: Who among us will choose to hear it?
Now we see that those who warned us that our ranks had been infiltrated and compromised were correct. The actions of the very men and women that we elected to Congress have proven it.
Instead of cutting the debt, the Republican controlled congress has raised the debt ceiling. They have allowed for the continuation of the print and borrow spending spree in Washington. Would you have allowed the President the ability to keep stealing money from future generations?
The Tea Party class of 2010 did.
The Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the NDAA which gave the president the power to use the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens without due process of law. Only three Florida Congressman voted no. Would you have given President Obama that kind of illegal power over our Bill of Rights?
The Tea Party class of 2010 did.
The Republican controlled House of Representatives gave new power to the President with the passage of HR347 which places the wishes of the government above our right to assemble, protest and redress grievances. Would you have given President Obama that kind of illegal power over our Bill of Rights?
The Tea Party class of 2010 did.
The Republican controlled House of Representatives did nothing when President Obama went to war in Libya. Once again, Florida provided zero leadership in opposition to this president’s unconstitutional actions. Would you have allowed this or any president to send our armed forces into war not by a Congressional Declaration of War, but by instruction from a supra-regional unaccountable entity such as NATO?
The Tea Party class of 2010 did.
When a plan was being voted on that would have balanced the budget in 10 years the Republican leadership in congress made sure to sabotage this plan before it could be fairly vetted. Would you have allowed this?
The Tea Party class of 2010 did.
And the best plan the Republicans can agree on does not even balance the budget for 30 years. It increases federal spending by $1.26 trillion per year, and increases the national debt by a minimum of $4.2 trillion over 10 years.
The Tea Party class of 2010 just proposed it.
How much more of your kids and grandkids’ money are you willing to let these politicians spend?
This is but a small portion of the violations of the Constitution perpetrated by the Republican controlled House, by the Democrat controlled senate, and by President Obama. Time and time again, they erode our Liberty and the weaken our legal protections, while praising the bipartisan nature of their betrayal.
Tallahassee of course is a different story completely. There is a Republican Governor and a super majority, veto proof Republican legislature. This must good, right?
Rick Scott and the Republican legislature bowed to the President and met all the demands placed on them by the Federal “Race to the Top” program to get $700 million from President Obama. They told you it was to reign in the teachers unions and eliminate under-performing teachers. Would you have bowed to Obama?
The Republican Super Majority in Tallahassee did.
Rick Scott is the Chief Executive of a State that has taken the Federal Government to court over the Patient Care Affordability Act, or Obamacare. Governor Scott says Obamacare is not the law of the land. Yet the Legislative Budget Commission approved a request by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to accept a $3.4-million grant under the federal Affordable Care Act. Would you accept money from a law you say is no law at all and that your own AG is arguing against in the Supreme Court?
Rick Scott did.
Instead of using their super majority to employ Jefferson and Madison’s “Rightful Remedy” and nullify Obamacare in our state, our politicians are wasting time and resources with a constitutional amendment proposition that does nothing but give the State “standing” in a law suit as admitted by the bill’s own authors. Would you have nullified this law in Tallahassee or looked the other way?
The Legislature chose to look the other way.
When given the opportunity to correct the error made by allowing red light cameras that infringe on the rights of the citizens, the Florida legislature failed to pass a law banning the devices. Would you have allowed the continued use of these unconstitutional devices, while the camera companies spread hundreds of thousands of lobbying and campaign funding dollars around Tallahassee?
The Florida Republican Super Majority took the money and let the law stand.
The Florida legislature has given CSX a “sweetheart deal” putting the liability on the taxpayers of Florida. This year’s Transportation Bill will also relieve Amtrak of liability under certain circumstances on the Jax to Miami route. The State is paying two million dollars a year for a two hundred million dollar insurance policy to which they are adding Amtrak at no cost to Amtrak. Would you have given in to the special interests?
The Republican Super Majority in Tallahassee did.
The truth is that the politicians that WE elected into office are the same ones who created the problems they claim they can solve.
The truth is that in 2010 you did not have many choices. You felt your only defense was the lesser of two evils. You hoped against reality that they would really be trustworthy public servants.
So the real question is this: Have you had enough yet?
Have you had enough of the lesser of the two evils?
Have you had enough of people who just tell you what you want to hear?
Have you had enough of supporting candidates and organizations who want nothing to do with a return to a Constitutionally limited federal government?
There are meetings across Florida sponsored by groups such as Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks. They claim to be principled grassroots organizations and lately those groups have been actively coming to tea party groups offering something called a “Blueprint”. Some of these meetings are not open to the public. The leaders of these events have been busy looking through the list of attendees and excluding those who take a principled stand against the establishment.
If you are invited to “secret” meetings, hosted by these so-called grassroots organizations, I urge you to attend and listen to what these people have to say. You’ll probably hear talking points such as “We have to band together by supporting Republicans,” and “We need a comprehensive blueprint to assure victory in November.”
Victory for whom?
Victory for the same politicians who voted to raise the debt ceiling.
Victory for the same politicians who voted for NDAA and gave the President the authority to detain Americans without due process.
Victory for the same politicians who votes to kill your First Amendment right to peaceably protest?
You will be told that change doesn’t happen overnight, and we have to give them more time. Well, you can see by their actions in Tallahassee and Washington their behavior has not changed; and now we know their loyalty to power and greed has not either.
You will hear people who are considered grassroots activists explain the actions of the politicians in Washington and Tallahassee and sound just like the politicians who you are trying to remove from power.
You will be told to support a presidential candidate who instituted a government healthcare in his own state and supported the bailouts simply because he is not Barrack Obama.
REMEMBER WHY YOU GOT INVOLVED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Did you really get involved to be just a pawn in the GOP establishment game? Did you sacrifice just to become a player in Red team vs. Blue team politics? Will you trade your sacred honor to become a useful pawn of the lesser evil?
Please go to these “Blueprint” events and listen to what they have to say. Then, take a serious look at the people in your organization and ask yourself these questions:
Who are the GOP establishment wolves?
Who are the true, patriotic wolves?
Who are the sheep who believe themselves to be wolves?
And finally, which are you?
THE FACE OF CHINA'S BRUTAL 1 CHILD POLICY. OUR SCIENCE CZAR WEIGHS IN - JUST ANOTHER REASON TO BOOT THEM BOTH IN THE ASS AND OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
Horse Photography Workshop with Carol Walker 2012
This year we are excited to be able to offer a horse photography workshop at a working cattle ranch in Montana, in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. There are seven mountain ranges visible from the ranch, and over 25,000 beautiful acres. Bonanza Creek Ranch was voted one of Montana's Magnificent 7 Guest Ranches in Montana by Travel and Leisure. Lodging, meals and travel from Bozeman Airport and back again are included in the price.
Check this link to learn about the ranch: http://www.bonanzacreekcountry.com/
September 23 – 28, 2012: Four days and five nights at Bonanza Creek Ranch
Carol Walker, author of the award winning book Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers enjoys working with students to help them improve their images of horses. She is known for her ability to break down concepts about photography into easily understood basics.
This workshop will be limited to 12 participants, In order to take advantage of the best light, we will have two photo shoots each day, one in the early morning, and one in the late afternoon. In the middle of the day, we will have a two hour classroom session. The theme of this workshop will be learning how to improve your photographs of horses, and the workshop is suitable for amateur photographers who want to improve their skills as well as for experienced photographers who want to learn how to photograph horses. Carol will give hands on instruction before and during and after the shoots, so that you can learn as you are photographing in the field.
Click the link to get more information and to reserve a space:
As a courtesy to Carol, who I've never met, but respect her work trying to save the wild horses and burros of our American west, I thought I'd post it for all of you to see. Maybe you can join her.
I'm beginning to think all the Republicans, except for Ron Paul, are RINOS.
The only true conservative, Constitutionalist is Ron Paul...so RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!
The Republican Party is determined to deliver the nomination and election to that scumbag fraud, Obama. And that's going to happen...mark my words...by any means possible.
TERROR DRILLS TERRORIZING SCHOOL CHILDREN ALL ACROSS AMERICA - AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN PANAMA CITY, FL?
An email from DHS was sent to our Sheriff Frank McKeithen announcing, not asking permission, for DHS VIPER teams to drill at our Greyhound station and our trolley system, which is public transportation on a very small scale, both of them in Panama City, FL.
This morning, Derrell Day read the response of our Sheriff which said mildly and politely, that we do not need such drills, and that our law enforcement agencies are able to handle anything that comes (or has come) up.
Now I don't know if the the DHS VIPERS will ignore his request to stop wasting such unnecessary expense and resources...our trolley serves the elderly, the disabled, the poor. The Greyhound station is very small, and who uses it? The elderly, the disabled, the poor, mostly.
The DHS has shown its face as a predator. Remember the Social Security office raid last year I think downstate Florida?
Because the Sheriff can refuse DHS to come into our county, I hope all of you here and in surrounding counties will support him in his effort to keep them out. Maybe he should deputize all of us so we can back him up.
We don't need no stinkin' badges...and we don't need the DHS in our county!
Stay strong, Frank!
How come she wasn't forced to recuse herself from this decision by the rest of the Justices?
The Witches of Washington are stirring the Obamacare cauldron, sending their curses on us while they stir...
Don't believe the media.
We're in for a terrible, calamitous decision...One that will change us into a third world country immediately.
And if I'm wrong, I will joyously be the first one to admit it.
SEN. PAUL TRIES TO BLUNT BILL THAT WOULD PUSH YOUR GAS PRICES UP TO $7-$8 PER GALLON - SAY THANK YOU SUPREME LEADER OBAMA...AND BEND OVER
And you don't want to vote for his father for President?
Ron Paul for President!
Sorry I couldn't get the embed code, folks - but if you're interested in this, you'll click!
Watch what you're eating. Ask. Apparently, there is no labeling, but you need to eat only meat, fish, poultry produced in Canada or the USA.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So do a Google search...Here's just one entry.
Let me put a little cautionary note here.
Spring is here, you'll be traveling with the family pet - your dog(s) may be loose on a beach or even at a dog park.
When we moved to California in the 60s, we had two dogs. We'd go to the Santa Monica Pier or to Redondo and take them. We were fishing off the Santa Monica Pier one lovely day and I had Benjy (half Newf/German Shepherd) and Gunther (a Weimaraner pup) at my feet and an older man sat down beside us, made a little small talk. He was a little creepy, and so decided to pay no more attention to him UNTIL he began unwrapping big hunks of oozy, greenish rotten meat - right beside me! He was going to feed it to my dogs! When I started to make a scene, he left.
Always be aware of who is around your pet.
My dear friend in Washington loves, Loves, LOVES dogs. She lost her Lab and hasn't been able to adopt one yet. She always has gourmet dog biscuits with her in the car and in her purse, but she always asks permission to give dogs she meets, a treat.
She doesn't mind being refused. She understands.
Just be careful.
Please make this go viral.
Our children belong to US. Our children are in our CARE. We will provide everything for our children, and raise them how we wish.
We will NOT give in to this crap!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! WE KNOW THESE VACCINES ARE DANGEROUS!
MOTHER EARTH HAS ALWAYS TAUGHT GOOD STEWARDSHIP OF COUNTRY LIVING ON A SMALL HOLDING. IF YOU'RE SMART, LEARN SOME SKILLS NOW...EVEN FOR CITY SLICKERS
But Backyard Chickens and HomeGrown are great sites, too.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
MOIRA'S DOG ART TODAY IS SPECIAL. IF YOU'VE EVER GRIEVED OVER THE LOSS OF YOUR DOG, YOU NEED TO READ HER STORY AND FOLLOW THE LINKS...
Not too many months ago, Moira lost her little old dachshund, Darby, and if you subscribe to her blog, you know how difficult it's been. And then she found Tyler.
She has supplied a tender, touching story through a link to Joe Yonan, who writes that losing a dog is sometimes worse than losing a relative. Joe's dog was a red Doberman.
Among the many, my red Roxy, also a Doberman comes to mind. She was one of those dogs in my lifetime that was "ALL MINE". Totally devoted, totally willing to do anything I asked verbally or asked mentally of her. And maybe it was because she was an urgent rescue who knew I would take her out of the situation she was in.
Do you have a moment?
There was a guy three streets up who lived near friends. He was taking care of a Doberman (Roxy), for a friend, but she wouldn't stay in the unfenced yard with his Chows, and preferred the company of the neighborhood children. So he told my friend Sarah, he was going to shoot her. But he did this often. He would get dogs, and they wouldn't stay in the yard and there'd be a gunshot, and then no more dog the next day.
Sarah was beside herself. I told her I knew a couple looking for a dog who would have a few acres to run on and horses to care for. I called them and they told me they'd take her. I thought it would be a good match.
I went to Sarah's and the grandkids walked me down to the trailer. I walked up to the steps and from underneath came raging out - an open mouth and teeth. I did not sit down on the steps.
But I did think for a few seconds, and went home and made a ham and Swiss sandwich with lots of mayo on rye bread. That dog and I were going to have lunch. A bite at a time. And then I'd slip the leash on her and off we'd go.
I went back. I sat on the steps. Once again, teeth. So I opened the waxes paper and held a hunk of sandwich in my right hand. Nothing. I sat back and there was the Doberman, gently eating the remaining piece of sandwich in my left hand so quietly and daintily, she was as good as any pickpocket. I clipped the leash to her collar, and after she finished the sandwich, we got in the truck.
She was thin and dull-coated. We drove to her prospective owners' home, and no one was home.
So down the road to home we went. By the time I stopped in front of the gate, this dainty, elegant dog had won my heart. Never in the world did I think I'd fall for a Doberman, but by the time we reached the wellhouse, I knew she'd never call anyplace else home.
I took a careful look at her.
She was heavily peppered with a tiny flea that lives in crawl spaces. They bury their heads and you have to pull each one out. I got out an aerosol pesticide - the only thing I had on hand and sprayed her. Dear God, I thought. Maybe it'll kill her! Johnny down the street had shown me these "chicken fleas" once on a pit bull bitch he'd rescued from a fight. She was in terrible shape, covered in these fleas, which were the least of her reasons for misery. She'd been a bait dog. A few months later, she was a beauty.
She let us pick every one of those awful parasites off with a sharp eye tweezer; between her toes and pads of her feet, her belly, everywhere. They were packed tight together. The process took weeks. Not one complaint.
My Uncle Joe used to raise Dobermans. Fierce Nina, black and rust, was confined to a chain during the day, and threatened anyone in her territory. But Roxy had the heart of a cinnamon roll, sweet as could be. Because of Nina, I never wanted a Doberman.
Roxy had a bad ear job and her ears stood out and flopped at the end. She had a very small tail.
We learned that she loved children; loved cats, loved dogs, loved people, loved rattly paper like candy wrappers. We also learned that she could snatch the proverbial candy from a baby without them knowing, very quietly. So we had to pass by strollers and toddlers carefully, but only because of food.
She could be taken everywhere, anywhere. The one thing she despised were the orange heads, large orange barrels with orange blinkers on them for road hazards. If she could have jumped out of the moving vehicle, I think she would have torn them to shreds.
Her favorite toy was a clean cotton mop. She delighted in throwing the strings up over her head and eyes.
When she became incontinent, I fashioned a diaper out of towels for her with diaper pins for the house. She was miserable. She had always laid at the foot of the bed under my feet. But even with the diapers, she would leak. So I had a talk with her. We made a deal. A real talk...Really!
I said, "Roxy, I know you hate your diaper, so how about this. You can lay on the floor at the foot of the bed, and I will make you a soft bed of your own I can wash and dry every day and you won't have to wear the diaper." And that was that. She never complained, and I am sure she missed lying under my feet as much as I missed her there.
Something was wrong one day - remember, we never knew how hold she was. We'd had her 7 years I think. She was showing signs of cardiac distress and fluid buildup. I think her kidneys were failing as well. She was frightened and ill. She looked up with such trust and pain in her eyes, and we put her down. She had become frail and had stopped eating.
Her ashes were spread on the dog path and with her friends who had passed. She's here in the yard, part of the blueberries and the flowers, the grapevines, the trees; all that is beautiful in this part of the yard.
I miss her still. I miss her shining eyes, the love in them. All dogs love you in their own way.
She knew what I was thinking before I thought it, and anticipated what would come. She was always grateful for the smallest touch. She loved lying across my lap. I would smile into her face and she knew she was in good grace. Unconditional love. More important than anything in this world. Love without reservation. Loyalty. Courage if necessary. She'd take her nose and bump my hand to have it land on her head. A million times. I miss that. It was natural.
My red Roxy.
THEY GET ELECTED AND AS SOON AS THEY SET FOOT IN DC, THEY ALL BECOME SLIMEBAGS - EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM...
OBAMA'S BLATANTLY DETRIMENTAL DECISIONS AND NOW HIS COAL POLICY COULD SWING THE ELECTION RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER HIM
Hell, if my mind drifted to "Fish Heads", I'll sign anything to kill that bill.
By James Petras
March 27, 2012 "Information Clearing House" --- The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues about the nature of a colonial war, the practices of a colonial army engaged in a prolonged (eleven-year) occupation and the character of an imperial state as it commits war crimes and increasingly relies on arbitrary dictatorial measures to secure public compliance and suppress dissent.
After the cold-blooded murder of the 17 Afghan villagers in Kandahar Province the US military and the ever-complicit Obama regime constructed an elaborate cover-up, exposing the Administration up to charges of conspiracy to suppress the essential facts, falsify data and obstruct justice: All are grounds for criminal prosecution and impeachment.
This massacre is just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. It could ruin the Obama presidency, by putting him on trial for conspiracy to obstruct justice and arguably send him to jail for war crimes.
Obama’s deliberate lies about the events surrounding the massacre and the fundamental responsibility of the high military command for the crimes committed by its troops underscores the breakdown of the occupation of Afghanistan, the very centerpiece of Obama’s war policy. The President of the United States has personally played a major role in the cover-up. From a political vantage point, the executive conspiracy charge has wider and deeper implications than the massacre itself, as horrible as it is.
The Massacre, the ‘Official’ Story (1st version) and the Cover-Up
According to the US military command in Afghanistan and the Obama regime, at 3am on March 11, 2012 a deranged soldier walked off a Special Forces Base in rural Kandahar Province and without command authority entered two villages (two miles apart), shot and killed 17 unarmed civilians, mostly women and children and wounded an unspecified number of villagers; then he doused their bodies with gasoline, set them on fire and hiked back to base to surrender himself to his commanders.
This ‘surrender’, the Pentagon claims, was recorded on video and no less than the President of the United States, Barack Obama, vouched for its authenticity as conclusive proof for the story of a lone, unbalanced mass murderer. The military command quickly whisked the initially unnamed murderer out of the Afghanistan to the maximum security federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and only then identified the madman as a 38-year old, multi-decorated, 11-year army veteran, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. The US has rejected all attempts by the Afghan President, the Afghan Army Chief and members of the Afghan Parliament to interview Sgt Bales, gather testimony and bring the suspect to trial in Afghanistan.
According to an independent Afghan parliamentary investigation led by Sayed Ishaq Gillami, and initial investigations by General Sher Mohammed Karimi of the Afghan Army, who interviewed residents of the two villages, there are significant contradictions in the US military’s and President Obama’s “official story”. Eye witnesses have testified that up to 20 soldiers were involved, aided by a helicopter. What they described was typical of a US Special Forces’ night time raid, which involved the systematic breaking down of doors, rousing the sleeping families and shooting Afghan victims.
Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, finds the villagers’ version of events quite plausible for the following reasons: The villages, where the murders occurred, were two miles apart, making it highly unlikely that a lone, fully armed solder could haul a multi-gallon jerry can of gasoline from his base to the first sleeping village, break down the doors of one or more homes, commit the murders, douse and burn his victims and then proceed on foot two miles further on to the second village, shoot, kill and burn the next set of unarmed villagers and then walk back to his base and surrender.
It makes far more sense that a heavily armed group of Special Forces troops, engaged in village ‘pacification’ operations, left their base in military vehicles, passed through the gate in the wee hours of the morning, on a routine official operation, authorized by the bases military command and something went wrong. What was supposed to have been a typical midnight assault on a “pacified” village in search of Taliban supporters, turned into the mass murder of children and their mothers in bed with virtually no adult males (husbands, fathers, uncles or brothers) present to protect them. Typically, all Afghan farmers keep weapons in their homes, but these villages had been disarmed by the Special Forces and the adult men had either been detained in earlier sweeps or were in hiding from just such brutal operations in the expectation that their wives and children would not be attacked.
Whatever triggered the mass murder of mothers and children in their nightclothes in those villages in Kandahar, one thing is clear: the President of the United States conspired with the US military command to obstruct justice in the cover-up of a heinous war crime, a felony punishable with impeachment.
When the implausibility first ‘official’ story became embarrassingly evident to the most superficial observer, the Obama ‘cover-up’ crew released a new version on March 26: According to the revised version of events, the lone, deranged Sgt. Bales committed the first massacre in the early morning hours of March 11, walked back to base for breakfast and lunch and then walked out again to a second village for another round of mass murder – before returning and turning himself in to his commander posing for the video.
Why the Obama Cover-Up: Military Demoralization and the Iran War
Why would President Obama engage in such a clumsy cover-up further eroding US relations with the Afghan President Karzai, the Afghan military and especially the Afghan people? Why would he risk charges of conspiracy to protect war criminals by insisting on an easily refutable cover-up?
The story of the alleged assassin, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, provides some leads about the larger crisis facing the imperial military. Bales is a ‘decorated’ soldier rewarded for his three tours of combat duty in Iraq and his more recent Afghan assignment where he would have participated in similar types of Special Pacification Operations among civilians in the countryside in Afghanistan. In the days after news of the massacre leaked out, a furious Afghan President Karzai claimed that “hundreds” of similar massacres had been perpetrated by US and NATO forces and had gone unreported in the Western media and unpunished. Karzai has repeatedly called for an end to US Special Forces’ night raids on sleeping villages. But, until now, there had been no need for a US Presidential cover-up up.
With the approaching US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the growing expressions of militant Afghan nationalism, the Obama regime must hide the true nature of the occupation. Washington’s Afghan clients can no longer ignore US war crimes against innocent children and women and other non-combatants. This is especially true in the so-called ‘pacified’ villages where the adult Afghani men have already been arrested in sweeps or driven into hiding and with the few remaining, disarmed and ‘under the control’ of the US Special Forces.
Considering even the US official story, why would the Special Forces commanders in charge of the Sgt. Bales base ignore the loud bursts of gunfire and screams of women and children in a village within 100 meters of its perimeter at 3 am? According to their official version, the base command only became aware of the massacres when Sgt. Bales walked back to base, raised his hands high for a video-op and confessed to killing and desecrating the bodies of 17, mostly children and women.
Obama has tried to sell the ‘confession’ video as proof of the ‘official version’ of events to a skeptical Afghan President Karzai who contemptuously demanded the ‘alleged’ video be turned over for a detailed examination for authenticity. Obama’s refusal to release the video tends to confirm his role in the cover-up. Obama’s contention that a ‘lone unbalanced gunman’ committed the crime is completely self-serving and exposes serious and deep structural problems with the war in Afghanistan.
US combat troops in Afghanistan are demoralized and angry because their military commanders have marched them into a cul de sac – a dead end. They are engaged in a long, losing war where every dead US soldier is accompanied by scores who are maimed, blinded and mentally traumatized. In Obama’s war, the wounded are patched up and recycled back into the same meat grinder in an increasingly hostile environment, where rape, torture, maiming and murder become their only ‘recreation’. Sgt. Bales was coerced into multiple tours of duty in Iraq and then shipped off to Afghanistan, contrary to his expectations of a promotion and an end to overseas combat assignments.
There is a huge gap between the world of the political warlords in Washington and their accomplices among the warmongering ‘lobbies’ and that of the soldiers who risk their lives in imperial wars of occupation. These dispensable soldiers are repeatedly deployed to brutal colonial wars thousands of miles from their homes to confront an ‘enemy’ they cannot possibly understand. They end up brutalizing the families, friends, neighbors and compatriots of the elusive Afghan anti-colonial fighters – who are everywhere. Back in Washington none of the political war-mongers ever experience the pain and suffering of a prolonged war, which for any soldier on the battlefield, is ever present, everywhere. Soldiers, like Sgt. Bales, operate in a very hostile environment where, a roadside bomb or a grenade thrown from a motorcycle, or even a ‘trusted’ Afghan ally, who might turn his gun on his US ‘mentors,’ are omnipresent threats to their ever returning home in one piece.
Obama has to conspire with the Pentagon in covering up this mass murder, defending the officers in charge of these ‘pacified’ villages, because there are no alternatives, no back-ups, no new recruits eager to engage in the 12th year of war in Afghanistan. There are only the re-cycled killers, willing to pursue their career in ‘Special Forces’ involving ‘kill and destroy’ operations. Furthermore, Obama cannot rely on the international allies who are rushing to withdraw their own troops from this quagmire. And Obama has a problem with his allied Afghan warlords and kleptocrats, who managed to run off with over $4.5 billion dollars in 2011 (half of the entire state budget) (Financial Times, 3/19/12, p. 1). President Obama cannot allow an entire garrison, including their commanding officer to be put on trial for the war crimes in this massacre. Holding anyone, besides the hapless Sgt. Bales, accountable for the massacre would incite a general rebellion within the armed forces, or, at a minimum, further demoralize the elite Special Forces who are expected to man these long-term engagements after the regulars withdraw, which in the case of Afghanistan could last until 2024.
This issue has implications far beyond Afghanistan: Obama has developed his entire new counter-insurgency strategy centered on the easy entry and bloody exits of US Special Forces targeting over seventy-five countries. The Special Forces figure prominently in Obama’s military preparations for Syria and Iran, which have been developed at the behest of his Zionist overlords.
In the final analysis, the entire imperial military apparatus of the Obama regime, while formidable on paper, depends on the ‘Special Operations’ formations. As such, they are the centerpiece of the new imperial warfare, developed as a response to the demands for reduced ground forces, budgetary constraints and growing domestic discontent. Their ‘actions’ are designed to leave no witnesses and no embarrassments. They may be the butchers of children, women and unarmed civilians but they are the White House’s butchers.
Despite all their crimes and cover-ups, the Obama regime’s priority is to defend the empire with whatever personnel is available at his disposal. So while Sgt. Bales is in Leavenworth, the Afghan elite cry injustice, the families in Kandahar mourn their dead and the Taliban plan their revenge.
On the domestic front, Obama faces strong popular opposition to the costly unending wars, which have destroyed the US economy, and growing anger and demoralization in the armed forces. As a result of the massive popular discontent among the American people with politicians of both parties who have recklessly sent troops into anachronistic colonial wars, which serve the interest of foreign powers, the President has issued an executive decree, allowing him to assume dictatorial powers in order to militarize the entire economy, its resources and its work force. On March 16, 2012 Barak Obama issued an Executive Order-National Defense Resource Preparedness in order to sustain the global empire.
Clearly prolonged colonial wars cannot be sustained through the consent of the citizens and such wars cannot be prosecuted according to military manuals and the Geneva Conventions. At this point, only Presidential ‘rule by decree’ can secure compliance of the citizens at home and only massacres and cover-ups can sustain the colonial occupations abroad. But these are desperate and temporary: When the extreme measures have run their course there will be nothing to fall back on and nothing can save the president of a collapsing empire from the revolt of its citizens and soldiers.
James Petras, a former Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, owns a 50-year membership in the class struggle, is an adviser to the landless and jobless in Brazil and Argentina, and is co-author of Globalization Unmasked (Zed Books).
HEY, GUYS - THIS IS REALLY TOO BIG NOT TO BLOG AGAIN. OBAMA'S OPEN MIC IN SEOUL SIGNALING HIS RE-ELECTION TO RUSSIA.
IS IT A DONE DEAL?
I have a sinking feeling it is. Remember I've been saying if he isn't re-elected he'll win anyway? Well, here on this blog I've been posting rants about caucus fraud, election fraud, voter fraud.
Also, the ease with which Diebold voting machines can be hacked. Go back up to the search bar and educate yourselves.
We have to stop this and we cannot, REPEAT - CANNOT, ALLOW OBAMA TO BE RE-ELECTED. For his constant assault on our Constitution, our liberty, our freedom, our welfare and our rights, we CANNOT let this man be elected.
If we allow it, it is the end of the country as we knew it. And you know it, too.
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This will happen here next. You can bet on it. It won't happen overnight but in years to come. The worldwide muslim birth rate is incredibly higher than the non-muslim population which is at best stalled and in many cases insufficient to replace current levels. This population explosion along with migratory efforts to relocate into the western nations from the middle east has been part of a plan to gain a foothold in the west and grow from within. This plan has been several decades in the making by the Muslim Brotherhood. Notice the people marching in the streets in this video aren't the radical jihadists we've all come recognize as that "crazy, radical one percent' of the muslim population. These are the everyday "peaceful" muslims who have found their voice and are exercising it more boldly each day. Why? because we are too politically correct to stand up to them, we're fearful, and they are growing in sheer numbers. The young lady in this video is extremely brave. She found her voice and respectfully stood her ground. It's plain to see her heart aches.
And remember, there's a Muslim in the White House, always acquiescing to sharia.
I won't be surprised if the SCOTUS passes this monster. Will you? Not with Kagan who should be removed by Congress for not recusing herself. The three witches are standing at the bubbling cauldron right now with their paddles, stirring the brew....
Toil, trouble, sorrow, hardship and death panels are the curses they chant.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Kagan should have recused herself. Not a peep from the RINOS in each house. The bossman loaded the deck, that SOB.
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TIGHTENS GRIP ON THE NEW EGYPT AS THE US RESUMES AID - YOU BET HE'S A MMMMMUSLIM.....
What raises my ire is that this is unnecessary legislation. We paid for the time to be awarded this right from our pocketbooks. And those rogues in Congress thought this was necessary?
We don't need a law to ALLOW us to garden. If we want flowers and vegetables, it's our right, to feed our souls and feed our bellies.
DO NOT ALLOW YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO GET AWAY WITH THIS CRAP! IT STARTS LOCALLY - THINK ABOUT IT.
I came across an interesting job posting; it got me to thinking about excess in government... Link
One of the listed job requirements is:
Must be able to lift 75 lbs. on a continuous basis
Contrary to popular belief, there is no specified, defined, or absolute weight limit for a “one-man lift” in current Federal code or OSHA standards. Link
On the other hand, OSHA/NIOSH specifies a formula for lifting. From what I understand, as a practical matter, it is impossible to exceed 45 lbs. as the upper limit for a “one-man lift” without violating guidelines. At least, 45 lbs. is what is universally taught when taking approved HAZMAT or HAZWOMPER (OSHA 1910.120/40 Hour) certification classes
NIOSH has come up with a formula to calculate the recommended weight limit.
RWL=LC x HM x VM x DM x AM x FM X CM
LC is the load constant or the fixed weight to be lifted. HM is the horizontal multiplier or the distance the weight will be moved from left to right. VM is the vertical multiplier or the height the weight will be lifted. DM is the distance multiplier and is taken from a table provided by NIOSH. AM is asymmetric multiplier and is based on how close the load is to the center of the body. It is also taken from a table supplied by NIOSH. FM is the frequency multiplier and based on the number of times the lift is performed per minute and the length of time the lift takes and is also taken from a NIOSH table. CM is the coupling multiplier and is based on the type of grip the person doing the lifting can get on the package and is taken from a NIOSH table.
Isn’t this another case of silly government regulation with no fixed standards and no fixed penalty that needs to be stricken from the books? OSHA mandates teaching a fixed weight for “one-man lift” when there is no such standard, then publishes an inadequate and incomplete standard for which there is an unspecified penalty for violating. Several thought come to mind.
· The formula fails to address critical environmental and physical factors:
o Are the muscles warmed and limber when performing the lift?
o Is the floor level, dry, and solid with adequate friction to prevent slippage?
o Is protective/restrictive gear involved which impacts overall lifting performance? Coated, impermeable HAZMAT suits with gloves are inherently slippery and unreliable—even more on the inside after perspiration accumulation.
o I could add several other common-sense thoughts, but why bother? OK, I can’t resist inserting a basic inquiry pertaining to structural integrity and brittleness of bones, which changes with age and health—why not factor that into the equation as well?
· Some jobs will never qualify as “safe”. During my Navy time we were routinely required to participate in ammo reloads wherein we manually passed live ammunition between persons in a human conveyor belt. The bullets were quite heavy (>50 lbs.), which did not factor the equally heavy explosive charge or the shell casing. Making things worse, we were on a wet, moving deck. (Duh! Navy=ships at sea, the ship moves though the water, the water has waves…) Isn’t this hazardous in several senses of the term? I guess we need forego bullets and load sponges in those guns to satisfy OSHA weight limits. Maybe we could add environmentally safe, non-toxic watercolors to get the satisfaction of simulating a blast area and “seeing” what we could have destroyed if we used real ammo?
· Does this formula contain inherent sexual bias? There is no factor distinguishing male/female structural differences. Similarly, there are no distinguishing size differentials accounting for male and female genders. If we gender-adjust physical training norms to permit females to compete with males, why not adjust this formula to permit females to proportionately compete with males while performing less actual work?
· Finally: How many mothers are unknowingly violating workplace laws when, in the course of their daily interaction with children, they pick up and hug youngsters? Is this something we need to investigate as an indication of spousal abuse forced on the female by the dominant, absent husband who perpetuates the “Lord and Master” myth of home economics? When will we recognize that the home is a workplace, that stay-at-home mothers are underpaid, and grant these economic slaves benefits and protection commensurate with full employment?
When will the government learn that they need to stay out of things not authorized in the Constitution, to which they have no answers and no standards, and in which they have no business meddling?H/To RL
This was taken from an All in the Family episode, which was first televised in 1968.
Folks found this funny back then.Ain’t so funny today, is it?
h/t to RS
I think so, too. That's why I'm voting for Ron Paul, or writing him in. He's the only one who will repeal this bill.
In Florida, you now undoubtedly know we have a "Stand Your Ground" bill for self-defense.
This shooting, a tragedy now unfolding, because there is a witness, has nothing to do with this bill.
I have sent Gov. Rick Scott an email and called his office to request that he stand for our rights to self-defense and stand strong against the onslaught of liberal, leftist, racist mobs who are in a feeding frenzy after Zimmerman and defend our Stand Your Ground law.
That's reason enough for us to smack ourselves on the foreheads because it's so obvious. Of course that's a logical reason. Why would he hurt his Muslim buds in Saudi, etc.?
And Lindsey on the collapse of the dollar...
They will hear the case 2 hours a day for three days.
That's what I've heard.
If that's true, we need to lock the doors on the courtroom until they shoot the whole thing down.
What are we paying the "Supremes"?
Nowhere in our history has the government forced the people to pay for a government program.
That's a no-brainer anti-Constitutional issue to me. Prima facie?
What do the Republican candidates think of Obamacare? We know what Romney thinks. Ron Paul wants to repeal it. What about Santorum and Gingrich. Tell me.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Ron Paul for President.
I've been telling you that Obamacare was the offspring of Romneycare. Now do you believe me?
Every culture has a flat bread. Matzo for Jewish people, bocaccio (probably spelled that wrong), for Italians, chapatis for the Indians/Pakistanis, tortillas for the Mexicans and Scandinavians make theirs...
It is made quickly, providing sustenance and energy.
I had it in the early 60s when I ventured solo to Trinidad. I visited a home; the family excited to host an American. A chicken was slaughtered for roti, and the feathers were still on the back steps. Mrs. Ali invited me to cook in the kitchen, and together we made chapatis for five of us to eat with the roti.
She cooked them, if I remember correctly on the covered grates of her woodstove, cooking several at a time and stacking them up like pancakes.
They were delicious and filling and perfect for dipping into the gravy.
Here's a recipe for Trinidadian chicken roti, but we didn't fill the chapatis - it was served in a bowl and we ate it with the flatbread.
How a regular glass of beetroot juice could be the key to beating high
* Just 100g of beetroot found to have a significant phyiscal effect
that lasted at least 13 hours * Nitrate content in vegetable
improves blood flow
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 08:36, 23 March 2012 | UPDATED: 08:38, 23 March 2012
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Saturday, March 24, 2012
"WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT ACTUALLYO GOES INTO THE CAUCUSES" - VOTER FRAUD AS AN ART FORM (BUT THEY'VE GOT IT ON CAMERA)
And this is why Ron Paul has been running behind...He's probably the winner, but they don't want you to know!