Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Constitutional convention by the states to get back to the laws of the Constitution


One message to forward!

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Their latest stunt is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that they passed ... in all of its forms. 

Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite ruling class that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators, Representatives of Congress and the President of the United States; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives and the President of the United States that does not apply equally to the  citizens of the United States..."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jokes: The Baptist Cowboy

The Baptist Cowboy
A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three  mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.  

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."  

The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the  other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."  

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.  

The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.  

One day, he  comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender  says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss."  

The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he  laughs.
"Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined  the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."

"Hasn't affected my brothers though."  

Monday, January 26, 2015

ISpy a white cat with dark face and dark spots on it back

Where is it??? Scroll down for help.

It is 1/2 way up, just in a bit from the left side.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Moose picture - Alaskan Clydesdale

Alaskan Clydesdale

      Only in Alaska....... This guy raised an abandoned moose calf
with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber
removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust
muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work
animal he has. He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a
sweet salt lick, although during the rut he disappears for a couple
of weeks, but always comes home.... impressive!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ann Margret - Vietnam 1966 picture

Vietnam 1966 

Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.
A few years ago, Ann Margret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.
When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.
Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home. Ann Margret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn. 

He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my gentlemen.'"

With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big strong husband broke down in tears. "That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army," he said. 

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

I now make it a point to say "Thank you" to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Joke: fried chicken

Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."

She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.

I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. 
He said they love animals very much. 

I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office.

I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. 
I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children. 
So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. 
She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.
I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most. 
I told her, "Colonel Sanders." 

Guess where I am now...

Friday, January 9, 2015

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - 01-09-2015

Appreciate Those In The “Thin Blue Line"

Monday, January 5, 2015

Creative Calendar from a Retirement Home

A Creative Calendar from a Retirement Home
What a fantastic idea.  I bet they had a ball.  

A German Retirement Community did a calendar where seniors amazingly recreated famous movie scenes.

The Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, 
Germany made what is probably the best calendar ever with a few of their seniors.

According  to German press, 5,000 calendars 
were printed. 
And they were given out to residents of the senior center, 
along with relatives and staff.

The calendar models were interviewed about the project.

They said it was a ton of fun to dress up as their favorite actors.

The shoot was done with professional stylists.  

The photographers tried to make sure everything 
look as cool as possible.

The  oldest senior involved with the calendar was 98 years old!
James  Bond
Wilhelm Buiting, 89 FEBRUARY
Breakfast  at Tiffany’sMarianne Brunsbach, 86

TitanicErna Rütt, 86, und Alfred Kelbch, 81
RockyErwin J. von der Heiden, 80
Mary  PoppinsErna Schenk, 78
The  Seven Year ItchIngeborg Giolbass, 84, und Erich Endlein, 88
Blues  BrothersMargarete Schmidt (r.), 77, und Lothar Wischnewski 76
CabaretMartha Bajohr, 77
GiantJoanna Trachenberg, 81, und Horst Krischat, 78
Saturday Night FeverIrmgard Alt, 79, und Siegfried Gallasch, 87
Dirty  DancingJohann Liedtke, 92 und Marianne Pape, 79
Easy  RiderWalter Loeser, 98 und Kurt Neuhaus, 90 

‘Growing old’ is mandatory,
‘growing up’ is optional !!
If you haven’t grown up by the time you are FIFTY
then you damn well don’t have to !!!!