Return to the Test Forum

 o
In The News

Posted by kentuck_8b __ (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 12 at 22:05


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: In The News

I agree with the town. She should go forward on this. It would teach the "group bullies" that their bully tactic is going to turn on them.

I also think she is going to have a great time. Take it all in and enjoy.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

 o
RE: In The News

Re: bullies...
I can't improve on what Bernie said, and I agree that the "group bullies" will eventually reap what they sow.

Re: Zombie bees...
I see on the ZomBeeWatch site that no infections have been found yet in WI, but I'll be on the lookout.

video clip

J


 o
RE: In The News

 o
RE: In The News

 o
RE: In The News

bumping up


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 5.


 o
RE: In The News

Good grief!
Sounds like something out of a Hannibal Lecter film.

j


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 6.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 7.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 8,


 o
RE: In The News

"Dog steals golf ball".

That does happen every now and then. It's funny why animals like golf balls. I've seen a squirrel pickup a ball and go off into the woods.

The rules states that you place or drop another ball as near as possible where the stolen ball was.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 9.


 o
RE: In The News

Maybe this is what has happened to our top government officials.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 10.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 11.


 o
RE: In The News

Hmmmmmm...I wonder if that eyeball is real.

Here's an example of where your tax dollars are going...

DH and his nephew just finished rebuilding the inside (back seat area) of a squad car. The original back seat was taken out and a plastic one put in with see-through panels in front of and behind the seat, for transporting prisoners and such, leaving barely enough room for two passengers in the back. The police chief called and said, "We've got a problem. The original seat has to be put back and the panels taken out."

All this because the car will now be carrying four "elite" Mt. Pleasant officers, plus a Fed. Gov't. guard of some sort. All this because the squad will be escorting Michelle from the interstate, taking over for the State Patrol, who is escorting her from General Mitchell Airport to an undisclosed intersection somewhere on the interstate, and on into Racine. And you all know it will take a multitude of squads to block a multitude of roads and intersections until Michelle is delivered to her destination somewhere in Racine, this coming Friday.

After her visit, and after all the escorting out of town, the Mt. Pleasant squad car will go back to DH's business, where the original seat will again be taken out and the car will again be fitted with the plastic seat and front and back panels, ready to transport prisoners and such.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

That's the same reasoning behind obama's idea of creating new jobs...all at tax payers expense, of course, and needless jobs/tasks at that.

Sadly, this is what happens in a democracy when 'stupid' unemployed voters begin to outnumber intelligent working voters.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 12.


 o
RE: In The News

I expect pictures, Kt:)


 o
RE: In The News

Supposed to be cloudy...and I no longer use my Canon A-1 35mm which was great for pics like that.

The new digital cameras don't work well, if at all, on those kinds of pics, but you can bet I'll try.

At work now trying to get a website set up for us. No fun...

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

The most impressive display should come a few hours before dawn Sunday, when our planet hits the densest patch of Halley�s detritus.

Who is going to get up that early. The chickens are already saying, "not us".

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

Who is going to get up that early.

Me. I get up at 5am every day...well my alarm goes off at 5 am every day here lately, but sometimes I press snooze a couple of times and get up at 5:15am. I never hear my neighbours chickens though, but if a chicken ever wakes me up early, it would be on my plate that evening, that is, unless chickens talk. We shouldn't be eating them if they are talking.

Many years ago I counted 955 meteors in one night. Maybe I can beat that record Sat night / Sun morning., unless I am busy eating chicken.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 13.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 14.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 15.


 o
RE: In The News

A small two engine plane "landed" on the interstate a couple of hours ago. I heard two loud (what I thought were) claps of thunder, since it's presently raining. Then I saw south-bound traffic suddenly slow down, and eventually come to a halt.

Long story short....the plane is presently of unknown origin, and is leaking fuel. No one is seriously hurt. No cars crashed with the plane. I've never seen so many red flashing lights in one place (other than at a tow show.)

DH just called me to say he and his crew were called to recover the plane. I may not see him for several hours.

I will update when I know more.

J


 o
RE: In The News

...unknown origin...

That's scary!

It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.

But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'

'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,' the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.

A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'

'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'it's going to be a very cold winter.'

The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?'

'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever seen.'

'How can you be so sure?' the chief asked.

The weatherman replied, 'Because the Indians are collecting a helluva lot of firewood!'

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

LOL!
Modern chief needs to hold a pow-wow with some wise tribe elders. Typical overpaid weatherman needs to look at other sources for info.

I'm presently watching the colorful flashing activity on the interstate, through my kitchen window, but can't make out what's going on. I actually found out more by listening to the 10:00 news. The plane is a "Skydive Midwest" plane, confirming my neighbor's guess that it's the jumper plane from the nearby airport. The plane evidently had mechanical problems and overshot the runway. The newscast showed the plane had been loaded on a flatbed, since the landing gear had been ripped off.

I can't wait to hear the full story from DH.

Here's another tragic story, which (I'm sure) you've all heard by now.
There was a mass shooting at the Azana spa in Milwaukee yesterday, and three people have died (including the shooter) and four more were injured.
Now here's where the story hits close to home...
I got a call this morning from the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Racine, cancelling my Mom's appointment for today. The woman that was to trim my Mom's toenails was one of the victims killed by the shooter. What sad and shocking news. The woman was 35 years old. I don't know if she was married or if she had children. You just don't know who will be here one day and gone the next.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

A lot going on in your area, some amusing, and unfortunately, some sad...

Our Creator and Redeemer . . . and do we THINK about it ???
God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs...

For example:

-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
-those of the canary in 14 days;
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
-those of the mallard in 35 days;
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number
of days in a week!)

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant. The four legs of this great beast all bend
forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal
would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums
so that it can rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises from the ground with its
two hind legs first. How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number
of grains.

-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
-Each orange has an even number of segments.
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases
by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.

All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a
hundred fold all even numbers.

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day. Linnaeus, the great
botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and
temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were
closed!

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only
entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure.
Only the One Who made the Brain and the Heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.
May God Bless You In Ways You Never Even Dreamed!

The Bible
When you carry "the Bible", Satan has a headache, when you open it, he collapses,
when he sees you reading it, he loses his strength, AND when you stand on the Word of God,
Satan can't hurt you!

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

On the shootings, I wish that the shooter would take out the person that they are mad at and then shoot them self but don't take innocent by standers. What the heck did they do to you?

And while I am on a role, these PPOs' (Personal Protection Order), They don't do a darn thing. It's a waste of court time and it doesn't stop anybody. Instead of PPO, go out and by a gun.

Just my opinion, Bernie.


 o
RE: In The News

I wish that the shooter would take out the person that they are mad at...

Well, maybe not in my opinion. The person they are mad at may not be guilty of anything other than upsetting the shooter, but I see your point.

Many years ago, the shooting in Killeen Texas in a Luby's Restaurant hit close to home for one of my brothers. A classmate of his from college was one of the 23 or 24 killed that day. A woman in that restaurant watched helplessly as her parents were shot and killed. She started the concealed handgun law which later passed. Guns in the right hands are safe and serve to protect the innocent. If obama takes away our guns as he wishes top do, then only the 'bad' guys will have guns since they have them illegally anyway. The Japs didn't invade the central USA during WWll since they knew all Americans had guns. They will never take away any of my guns.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Kt, are you off work today?
I only say that because you are posting a lot of info.
(Powerful info, at that!)

Anyway, I agree with the PERFECTION of God's creation.
I just never knew about the designs you shared above. Fascinating, for sure! Now I'll be counting rings and stripes and segments on every fruit or veggie I eat from now on.

I sure am glad that God spread out the blooming season so we can enjoy full seasons of beauty.

The paragraph about our lives being ordered by God made me think of a favorite Bible verse...Proverbs 3:5-6.

A word about the airplane episode last night...
The news reporter changed the earlier description of "landing" to "crash landing". The plane had extensive damage according to DH. One engine was hanging by one strip of metal, and the wings were bent so much that one wing was a foot shorter than the other. Not sure what happened to the landing gear, or if they even came down.

The pilot wasn't hurt, but his female passenger was taken to a Kenosha hospital. According to our neighbor, this was the same plane that unexpectedly landed in the soybean field behind us a few weeks ago. And according to the FAA guy, this is the fourth incident with this plane at this same airport. A while back the plane went down in a woodsy area to the west of the airport.

I hope this guy has good insurance. There were a lot of crews & vehicles out there last night...rescue squads, fire trucks, Hyw Dept truck, local and state police and hazardous waste cleanup trucks....lots of hours of work and lots of $$$ to be dished out by the insurance Co. This plane will be out of commission according to DH!

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Crazy story, Jule. Fourth incident... I think I'd have stayed away from that plane, unless it was the same pilot every time, then it might be pilot error.

Yes, I took off this week to get things done before the year runs out. I've got a pasture full of hay here and I shredded this afternoon out at the country. Need to mow grass tomorrow here and inulate the ceiling at my camphouse/shed, etc.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

Words to live by.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 16.


 o
RE: In The News

Drug-filled rage...even a rodent is smarter...The rodent will chew off a leg only to free itself from a trap. And what animal eats it's own excrement?

News:
I VOTED EARLY TODAY:)))
No standing in line on Nov. 6!

J


 o
RE: In The News

Great that you voted early! Here, there are rarely lines at our rural place, so I will wait until that Tuesday.

The rodent will chew off a leg...

A raccoon from Michigan got caught in a claw trap as he and a friend were digging though some garbage. His friend left but came looking for the Michigan coon later.

"Hey" the friend yelled out.

The Michigan coon replied, "Help, I'm caught in a claw trap and can't get out!"

The friend replied, "Just chew off your foot and let's get going."

The Michigan coon answered, "I've already chewed off three of my feet and I'm still caught!?!?"


 o
RE: In The News

I read that....why I outa....that's as bad as those penguin jokes


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 17.


 o
RE: In The News

Glad that the 12 year old is OK. Seems level headed for her age.


 o
RE: In The News

Yep, good ole young country girl...knows how to use a gun, and not afraid to use it.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Take This Test


 o
RE: In The News

I took the test and my results (percentage-wise) indicate that I voted for the person matching my test results.
Hmmmm...did that sentence make any sense?

J


 o
RE: In The News

That makes sense to me. Now I'm doing this from memory but I'm 74% republican and Gary Johnson was my number one choice. Mitt and and Obama were in third and fourth place.

I think this election is going to be the toughest one we've had in 30 years. The people really don't like any of them.

Just vote and support the best you can to whoever is president and go from there.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

I think this election is going to be the toughest one we've had in 30 years.

I agree.
When I voted a few days ago, I felt I was voting for the lesser of the two evils. But if I didn't vote, I wouldn't be able to complain.

J


 o
RE: In The News

The people really don't like any of them.

I agree.

But if I didn't vote, I wouldn't be able to complain.

I agree.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

What bothers me is the amount of campaign material I receive in the mail every day in the form of heavy (almost card-stock) paper.
I get about four ads every day, sometimes six.

Today I got a 20 page booklet entitled, "The New Economic Patriotism". I wonder how many citizens received that same mailing, and how many trees were destroyed to produce that campaign material, which many will throw in the trash anyway.

I also get 3-4 phone automated phone calls every day, having to do with a "survey", mostly to do with the election. I don't remember this much campaigning four years ago.

Is anyone else experiencing similar calls and mailings?

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

No campaign mail and no phone calls here.

The amount of money spent on campaigning is staggering to me. Senseless.

Each candidate needs to have a list of what they plan on doing in the office that they are running for. All done anonymously...no one knowing their age, gender, race, etc, but ALL candidates, before running for any office, would have to follow the same rules and standards of running for that office. After being elected, but before being sworn in, they would have to make all of the usual things about themselves known such as actual birthplace along with legitimate paperwork. Once elected, they WILL take office no matter what the public thinks of them after they see them in person.

They would be elected on their values and ideas, and not elected because of looks or race or how well they can read a teleprompter and look intelligent doing it.

Money spent would be equal between all candidates.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 18.


 o
RE: In The News

Election calls and mailings are out of control here too, Julie, from two brutal senate races.

If I still had a dog I would save those big glossy mailings for picking up after a sick dog has an "accident" out of one end or the other. They're perfect for that. As it is, they go directly into recycle pile.


 o
RE: In The News

I could never understand why the "Popular" vote doesn't count.

(At the time of this posting, Romney has 1 million more votes than Obama, but Obama has already won the election, according to the 274 electoral votes.)

I sometimes wonder why vote at all?

J


 o
RE: In The News

I sometimes wonder why vote at all?

I think the same...and what about those of us who fought, and moreso, those that died for this country's freedom? Why fight?

"I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire

My computer at home is giving me fits again, so I did not get to respond to your other post but will try again tonight when I have more time.

Kt

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 19.


 o
RE: In The News

...and what about those of us who fought, and moreso, those that died for this country's freedom? Why fight?
I believe that military service is, and always will be one of this country's highest callings.

It is sad to see the social values of this country turning more and more liberal. Just to name a few: A Lesbian Senator has recently been elecetd in WI. Gay marriages are now legalized in many states. Marijuana has just been legalized in Colorado. This country is suffering a sickness that desperately needs healing. However, there are still a good many of us who hold on to high values, even if we are headed toward a minority.

My point is, no matter where this country is headed, military is still valued as a high calling, in my opinion. If our military isn't supported, we could soon become a third world nation.

Your service, Kt, along with a multitude of other men and women, (past, present and future) will never be forgotten.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Thanks, Jule.

However, there are still a good many of us who hold on to high values, even if we are headed toward a minority.

Yes, it is very sad. I still think the press is much to blame. They can print just what they want to and sway the thinking of many people, particularly those who are to dumb to think for themselves before making a decision.

The Vietnam War for example, there were absolutely NO more atrocities committed there against the enemy or civilians as any precious war, even WWII and WWI. It was just that the media stuck their nose into it and in an attempt to sway public views, they showed only the worst parts of the war.

Even today, just watch the news. Every little thing that happens, you have five people filming it with their camera phones, instead of doing the right thing like stopping the action, or helping the injured, they sit there and film it in hopes for personal gain or recognition later, now THAT'S sad.

I received this email a while back, and this is just ONE example of how our media works but yet some of the less intelligent people out there still believe only what they see on TV(Boob Tube, indeed).

Email...

Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, The press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years? And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.!

Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a 9 iron from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that, they know which wedge!

And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates On Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates & Tournaments in which he will play.

Now, barack hussein obama has been in office for over three years, yet this very same press, cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors, or find any of obama's high school or college classmates, or any of his former girlfriends, or locate any of his college papers or grades, or determine how he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education, or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's, or even find michelle obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

They just can't seem to uncover any of this, yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth! Don't you find that amazing?

NOW TELL ME THERE IS NO CORRUPTION IN THE AMERICAN PRESS.

You cannot get the water to clear up until you get the pigs out of the creek.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Thanks for sharing that e-mail message.
Too many people are caught up in what's going on with celebrities, and they relish in hearing the latest "dirt" about them.

The Vietnam War for example, there were absolutely NO more atrocities committed there against the enemy or civilians as any precious war, even WWII and WWI.
I actually think the Jewish Holocaust during WWII was worse than anything that occurred in Vietnam.

I think high values are taught from parent to child, and there are less parents teaching high values to their children these days. Especially the lazy parents who don't want to work ...they are instilling lazy habits into their children and actually teaching them how to "use the system".

I saw an ad for WIC (an equal opportunity program) on a place mat carrying several other ads. A family of 4 can get $821 per WEEK if they qualify for this program. Why bother working when you can use the system. Some people on Social Security only get a quarter of that amount!!!
No wonder this country is going broke!

I'd better stop before my blood gets to boiling.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Yes, sadly, I think social security is becoming a thing of the past. obama will find a way to take it away from us.

I think high values are taught from parent to child...

I agree totally. I saw a local newspaper the other day showing the engagement announcements and one name had "two" hyphens in it, I've seen names with one hyphen on several occassions but never two! ie. Ann Miller-Smith-Jones. Already announcements list two sets of parents for each bride and each groom...ie. Mr. & Mrs. Jones and Mr. & Mrs. Smith are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Liz, to Rob Brown, son of Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Brown & Dr. & Mrs. Greene. What next? Sadly, this is becoming the standard.

No wonder this country is going broke!

Unfortunately, I don't think there is any turning back now for this country. If the working person keeps getting penalized with taxes, and we're the ones working for those who 'don't' work while trying to support ourselves and our families, then the incenive to work goes away and eventually the non-working people will need more than the working people can produce and society as we know it will collapse. Starvation will be a huge driving force at some point in our future. I know, I sound very pessimistic(sp?) but I have always been one to look at the 'big' picture instead of like the liberals who live for today with no care about tomorrow.

On another note, sorry Terra(I know you're a soccer Mom), but Texas A&M took the Crimson Tide off of it's pedastal yesterday. It was a very good game but people have been grossly under-estimating the strength of our team. Also, sorry Forrest.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 19.


 o
RE: In The News

Texas to secede from the US of A.?

I sure as hell hope so!(Pardon my language, ladies.)

Kt

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 20.


 o
RE: In The News

My Great grandfather used to get this newspaper. He would walk down from the hill behind grandpas once a month and pick it up in the mail.

Other countries are making fun of us over the last few years but this article hits the nail on the head. WAKE UP AMERICA!

CZECH PRAGUE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing
to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive
a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President."

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 21.


 o
RE: In The News

I have never seen such vastly divided citizens in our local area. Previous elections (before Obama) have resulted in accepting the electoral vote, whichever party won, and move on with life.

However, I have heard stories from DH (who is in constant contact with other businessmen,) that many who are nearing 62 years of age are seriously considering early retirement rather than sticking it out until they're of full retirement age. Running a business under the current administration may not be worth it, with fines being imposed if health coverage isn't offered. There is also talk of how every electronic transaction will require a fee, which will go directly to the federal government. Some businessmen are talking about closing down and letting their employees go, then starting up some sort of self-employment out of their own pole buildings. The next few years may be full of drastic changes, indeed.

Hey Kt,
I sure would hate to see Texas (or any of the other states mentioned in the above link) separate from the "union", leaving the U.S. more vulnerable. But I wouldn't be surprised if some day it comes to that if this nation turns more 'socialistic'.

But if Texas does secede, and you have a BBQ for the "Test Forum" gang, will we have to get passports?

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Over the past four years, I've only met 2 people who admitted to voting for obama the first time and no one yet in the last election.

"Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."

I've heard that Arizona, Oklahoma, and Louisiana all have the required 25,000 signatures for their petitions to go before congress, and there is still more than two weeks for several other states to get the required signatures. Texas is sitting just under 90,000 signatures the last time I checked.

Once again, a sign of the antichrist is that of a leader who will fool the people into believing that he/she is doing things for the good of the world when he/she is actually tearing the country apart and eventually causing turmoil among all nations.

...will we have to get passports?

Haha! Not sure, but I'm worried that my football team in the SEC would no longer be playing other teams in the remaining USA, unless other states secede with us. Well, I guess we have plenty of football teams here in Texas, collegewise, and even two pro teams, so...

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

There has to be at least 9,000 penguins in Michigan.

They(penguins) should be allowed to vote.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 22.


 o
RE: In The News

Why not? Also, if someone in the class makes a failing grade, then we can bump their grade up so that everyone passes and that way no one feels inferior.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 23.


 o
RE: In The News

...if someone in the class makes a failing grade, then we can bump their grade up so that everyone passes and that way no one feels inferior.
Grading on a curve, giving in to the wishes of lazy students...

No homework? Kids will never learn problem solving if their parents do all the work for them. And when their parents grow old and are not able to take care of themselves, let alone their (grown) children, they'll waste away w/o seeing their children accomplish anything worthwhile.

Doing homework reinforces what has been taught in the classroom. If I did not expect students to practice their instrument lessons each day, I would not have been able to feature them in concerts. The brain needs to be exercised with drilling or it will turn to mush.

J


 o
RE: In The News

The brain needs to be exercised with drilling or it will turn to mush.

"Mush" is what elected obama.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Not funny, and certainly not a joke.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 24.


 o
RE: In The News

A very immature woman, for sure. She must not know anyone who has given their life for this country.

j


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 25.


 o
RE: In The News

The roach story.

It's amazing what people will do when they enter a contest. I know I wouldn't eat a roach let alone do it to get a snake. Both would creep me out.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

I know a guy that ate a roach for 8 bucks.


 o
RE: In The News

I know a guy that ate a roach for 8 bucks.

I wonder who that was?


 o
RE: In The News

He was a friend of a classmate of mine at college, and from his hometown. All they told me was that his name was Head, but I think it was spelled Heyd. Seems no one knew his first name...guess it didn't matter.

Bernie Heyd, hmmmm....that's a possibility.

Cool! I just wanted to test the Edit Post option, and, I guess it works.

Kt

I just edited this post again!

This post was edited by kentuck_8b on Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 20:21


 o
RE: In The News

Just edited my last post.


 o
RE: In The News

I really don't see the need for this editing. Don't people proof read what they wrote? I know that I do.

He was a friend of a classmate of mine at college

Yeah...sure. How did it taste Kt?

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

What "Edit Post" option?

Was I sleeping when that was taught?

j

Maybe this will work?

This post was edited by luvtosharedivs on Thu, Nov 29, 12 at 23:19


 o
RE: In The News

Yes Julie, you were playing hookey that day or you were in the corner with the dunce cap on.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

I just edited my earlier post again.

Now we can add pictures to our earlier posts.


 o
RE: In The News

Now we can add pictures to our earlier posts.

Hmmmmmmm....but why would you want to do that?

I would think that most viewers wouldn't go back to view previous posts to find pics.

However, I could see adding a picture if you were trying to illustrate a particular point or story for a particular interested party. I can see that would be helpful if there were a very short lapse of time between first posting and adding (editing) for clarification, or enhancing a point.

But if there was a longer lapse of time (say a week or two) between first posting, then adding a photo later, you would then have to alert a particular person to go back to such and such a post to view such and such a photo to illustrate such and such a point. That person would then have to search previous posts to find such and such a photo, and what if they get lost? Wouldn't it be easier the old way, by sharing a pic in a new post, and say something like,
"Here's a photo illustrating my earlier description." This 'old' way of sharing photos makes it easier on the reader/observer, rather than having to scroll in a backward search.

I'm getting dizzy, trying to explain all this...I wouldn't make a very good technical writer, would I?

Oh well, just my humble opinion.

I guess we can play/experiment here all we want.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Yes, the same thing crossed my mind, but as far as pictures go, I was thinking about the time I posted thumbnails and they didn't open into a larger picture. I could maybe re-do pics like that, otherwise, as you said, it means a lot of backtracking.

Oh, and you made perfect sense in your explanation.

The editing option will be most useful for correcting misspellings and punctuation problems(very useful for Bernie)...or maybe adding a penguin joke here and there, etc.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

The editing option will be most useful for correcting misspellings and punctuation problems(very useful for Bernie)...or maybe adding a penguin joke here and there, etc.

I READ THAT!!! Come to think of it, there hasn't been a penguin joke in a long time. Are you slipping a little bit. Getting old. Can't remember (pretty good job of baiting him isn't it).

I agree with Julie that going back 2-3 weeks to edit a post doesn't make sense. It would be quicker to copy the thread and paste it in a new thread and go from there.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

The editing option will be most useful for correcting misspellings and punctuation problems...

Yup, that makes perfect sense.

But now we will have no excuse for making mistakes and saying we can't correct them after posting, because our mistakes will no longer be "etched in stone".

We'd best be on our toes!

J


 o
RE: In The News

bump


 o
RE: In The News

bumping again


 o
RE: In The News

Johnny Football.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 26.


 o
RE: In The News

fhfhfhh


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 27.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 28.


 o
RE: In The News

It must be a slow day that we get two "news items".

That person at 116 years of age looked pretty good.

It does seem like when a person is the tallest or the heaviest or whatever else there is, they usually die at an early age.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

Yes, I agree...and 116 is way too early for me to expire. Keeping my fingers crossed.


 o
RE: In The News

Final Countdown.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 29.


 o
RE: In The News

Dec. 21, 2012 = December Solstice, first day of Winter = shortest daylight hours, longest nighttime hours, daylight hours will start to lengthen after that. Spring will follow. Summer will follow. Autumn will follow. The circle of life will continue into the following Winter, and so on, and so on...

The "long count" of the Mayan calendar will come to an end, and start all over again and we won't notice a thing, since it will happen w/o incident, just like a wheel turning.

There are a whole series of events that need to happen before the end of the world comes.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

There are a whole series of events that need to happen before the end of the world comes.

Yes, indeed!

Also, yes, the Mayan calender will come to an end at that date, but the Mayan's never stated that the world would end at that date.

I would be more worried about terrorist attacks especially around Christmas since many people, including muslims, have a problem with our belief in God. I think they would really love to try and damage us on one of our most Holy days. Sad...

Speaking of yearly cycles, we haven't had a freeze here since waaaay back in February when Summer suddenly arrived and has not left yet. We have been in short sleeves for what seems like forever. Has to be some sort of record for freezeless days(nights).

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

...the Mayan's never stated that the world would end at that date.
It's amazing what the media can do with predictions, leaving out the truth, or twisting the truth. I haven't come across any intelligent person who believes that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21. Mostly I hear people joking about the matter.

Yes, I know what you mean about the Christmas season being a perfect time for terrorist attacks. It seems like every Christmas gets worse, bringing out increasing groups of protesters.

Re: your freezeless weather...I would think it would hurt the fruit bearing trees if they don't get a freeze "rest". I know that around here they would suffer if they didn't go through a few "frozen" weeks.

How bout I pray for freezing temps for y'all?

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

...I would think it would hurt the fruit bearing trees...

Yes. Fruit trees, depending on the variety, need a certain amount of cold weather, such as 100 hours below 40oF.

Trees for down south need fewer hours of cold weather for them to produce fruit, and also, some northern trees can't tolerate the hot Summers here, say anything over 90oF for example.

I'm not sure about citrus trees though, but 'lack' of cold may be why my satsuma produced extremely well this year, even though it was supposed to be an 'off' year.

I saw the sky light up this morning just after opening the back gate at work, and walking up the driveway. It was very foggy so I couldn't see the meteor streak across the sky, but everything lit up shortly as if it were daytime.

Kt

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 30.


 o
RE: In The News

It's final!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 31.


 o
RE: In The News

There are a whole series of events that need to happen before the end of the world comes.

The seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls/vials are three succeeding series of end-times judgments from God.
The judgments get progressively worse and more devastating as the end times progress. The seven seals, trumpets, and bowls are connected to one another. The seventh seal introduces the seven trumpets, and the seventh trumpet introduces the seven bowls.

The first four of the seven seals are known as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. The first seal introduces the Antichrist. The second seal causes great warfare. The third of the seven seals causes famine. The fourth seal brings about plague, further famine, and further warfare.

The fifth seal tells us of those who will be martyred for their faith in Christ during the end times. God hears their cries for justice and will deliver it in His timing in the form of the sixth seal, along with the trumpet and bowl judgments. When the sixth of the seven seals is broken, a devastating earthquake occurs, causing massive upheaval and terrible devastation along with unusual astronomical phenomena. Those who survive are right to cry out, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?".

The seven trumpets are described in Revelation 8:6-13. The seven trumpets are the "contents" of the seventh seal Revelation 8:1-5. The first trumpet causes hail and fire that destroys much of the plant life in the world Revelation 8:7. The second trumpet brings about what seems to be a meteor hitting the oceans and causing the death of much of the world's sea life Revelation 8:8-9. The third trumpet is similar to the second, except it affects the world's lakes and rivers instead of the oceans, Revelation 8:10-11.

The fourth of the seven trumpets causes the sun and moon to be darkened, Revelation 8:12. The fifth trumpet results in a plague of "demonic locusts" that attack and torture humanity, Revelation 9:1-11. The sixth trumpet releases a demonic army that kills a third of humanity, Revelation 9:12-21. The seventh trumpet calls forth the seven angels with the seven bowls of God's wrath...Revelation 11:15-19, 15:1-8.

The seven bowl/vial judgments are described in Revelation 16:1-21. The seven bowl judgments are called forth by the seventh trumpet. The first bowl causes painful sores to break out on humanity. The second bowl results in the death of every living thing in the sea. The third bowl causes the rivers to turn into blood. The fourth of the seven bowls results in the sun's heat being intensified and causing great pain. The fifth bowl causes great darkness and an intensification of the sores from the first bowl. The sixth bowl results in the Euphrates River being dried up and the armies of the Antichrist being gathered together to wage the battle of Armageddon. The seventh bowl results in a devastating earthquake followed by giant hailstones.

Revelation 16:5-7 declares of God, "You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve. "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments."

Jule, I assume this is what you were talking about, since it is what I was thinking of. I'm sure Sue is familiar with it also, being a schooled Catholic.

Kt

P.S. Bernie, repent before it's too late!


 o
RE: In The News

Wow!

Yes, Kt, that's exactly what I was talking about, but I didn't know if I should bring up the subject here in the Test Forum.

I had been involved in study groups years ago, and also have read books on the subject of the end times, which go into detail about the book of Revelation.

I did not read the book of Revelation until I was in my early 30's. And when I did read it, I was shaking and my heart was pounding, because of the fear that welled up inside me. But I also remember the peaceful feeling I got as I read the last two chapters of Revelation...a beautiful ending...or I should say a beautiful eternity.

This whole subject area stirs up my thoughts about the "Rapture". The word 'rapture' is not mentioned in the Bible, but it refers to the 'catching up' of all believers (in Jesus Christ). It's from 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
There are many different views among Christians when this will occur. Here's a site (long read) that describes the different theories on the Rapture:
Rapture

I particularly like the last three paragraphs.

I hold the view that the event will come when we least expect it, as a thief in the night, in the blink of an eye.

Thanks for bringing up the descriptive site, Kt!

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

P.S. Bernie, repent before it's too late!

It's too late for this sinner.

but I didn't know if I should bring up the subject here in the Test Forum.

Julie, your comments or opinions are just as good as anybody�s else.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

AMERICAN VALOR,

BENGHAZI: The stunning part of this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction. Just think how much could have been accomplished if they had the support of their Commander-in-Chief.

The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya. However, apart from the shameful amount of disinformation willingly distributed by the Main Stream Media and the current administration, there�s a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story of every news agency across the fruited plain.

So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi. Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair. Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable.

A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Either way, our people were in a real fix. And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State, "Hillary Clinton", that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people. It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a "hit list."

A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy SEALs. When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two SEALs set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I'm fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!

Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code: 1. Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate, 2. Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield, 3. Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit, 4. Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates, 5. Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation, 6. Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation's Enemies, and 7. Earn your Trident every day.

Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death.

And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others. God bless America!

THEY GAVE ALL THEY HAD TO GIVE...


 o
RE: In The News

Bernie,
Thank-you for your kind words.
There are many different faiths/denominations among those who participate in this test forum, and I sometimes think that I should keep my mouth shut, regarding my own faith. But it never fails...what is in my heart eventually comes out of my mouth (or in text.)
Oh, and it's never too late!

Kt,
Thanks for sharing the story of the former Navy Seals that gave their all. There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends (or country.)

They were true warriors, as Joshua was.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

bump


 o
RE: In The News

We all know what is in the news tonight. Unfortunately people aren't responsible enough to raise their children right and be enough of a part of their lives to actually know them as they should. Teaching them right from wrong starts from day one and never ends and time-out shouldn't even be considered as punishment for actions gone wrong. A butt whippin' doesn't have to hurt, or even take place, it's the fear of the punishment that corrects the evil actions.

The family that plays together, stays together.

Earthquake in California.

Unusually large number of large meteors over the last few days...not counting last nights meteor shower.

What's going on?

Kt


 o
RE: In The Newsgjo

Having problems posting.

What;s going on?

12-21-12


 o
RE: In The News

For many of the folks in Newtown, I'm sure there is extreme difficulty in finding words to describe the horrific tragedy.

Reading the names of the victims brought a lump in my throat. The principal and school psychologist almost remind me of Navy Seals, throwing themselves in the face of danger, and certain death, giving their lives for the safety of others. And the teacher who huddled children into a corner thought nothing of her own safety, but only of her students.

Unfortunately people aren't responsible enough to raise their children right and be enough of a part of their lives to actually know them as they should. Teaching them right from wrong starts from day one and never ends...

I agree only in part with your statement, Kt.
Yes, many parents are irresponsible in the rearing of their children. But there are also many that have done the best job they can, teaching their children right from wrong, spending quality time with them, and dishing out proper rewards and punishments....but after all that, some children still rebel, don't listen to their parents, and fall away (or are lead away) from the right paths of life, in turn suffering the harsh consequences of their actions.

It's heartbreaking for a parent to live through such an experience with a rebellious child. But if a parent doesn't give up on the child, there is the hope of healing for both the child and the parent(s).

We may never know the "reasoning" behind the shooter's actions, and it's heartbreaking that he couldn't be helped before his deadly rampage.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Bernie, go back and edit your post. ; = '


 o
RE: In The News

Yes, some children, whether they are mentally deficient or have some mental disease, should be paid close attention to. These children need special attention which many do not get.

If parents were more attentive to the child's needs, they might have the foresight to hide or lockup weapons that may be used to harm others, or take other preventive actions.

If a gun wasn't available, they could have used a homemade bomb which seems to be the second weapon of choice, not to mention knives or poison.

I read a story the other day about a man(looked like he was in his 60's) was serving an 80 year sentence for growing pot in his backyard, even though it was only for his own use and he did not sell any.

Yes, it is illegal, but I repeated hear people getting sentenced to 20 years and down to 8 years for killing someone. I know there are different reasons why people kill, self defense, retaliation for abuse, robbery, or cold calculated murder of a spouse for money. Some get life, but way too many are getting off with only a few years...sad for the families of the murdered victims, but does life mean that little nowadays?

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Bernie, go back and edit your post. ; = '

I don't want to.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

I'm keeping my eye on you... Penguin hater.


 o
RE: In The News

I love penguins. In fact, I have been playing around with a Linux OS (Ubuntu), and it has a penguin for a logo. Have you been checking on Little Bernie or is he out on the range trying to stay alive.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

Little Bernie texted me from the North Pole where he is planning on waiting out the end of the world on Friday morning.


 o
RE: In The News

I knew he was smart because he was named after me.


 o
RE: In The News

He forgot his coat.


 o
RE: In The News

What kind of parent are you? You let him leave without a coat!!


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 32.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 33.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 34.


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 35.


 o
RE: In The News

bump


 o
RE: In The News


 o
RE: In The News

just bumping


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: # 36...Dictator


 o
RE: In The News

Look who's praising him--a thug and an enabler who work with the illegal gun owners. Notice no first responders showed up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Look who beat him to it


 o
RE: In The News

Interesting.

Guns are the weapons of choice for several reasons, but if these 'killers' couldn't get guns, they'd get their hands on something else, possibly more destructive.

It takes a finger to pull a trigger. Its' more the mindset of the killer, and less focus on the weapon.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Absolutely. The Webster Provision (which is why he came here to sign it) refers to the firemen who were ambushed before sunrise on Christmas Eve as they responded to a fire set by someone released from prison after...bludgeoning his grandmother to death with a hammer 15 years ago. 37 blows to the head.

Two killed two wounded seven lake homes burned to the ground and an entire community mourning.


 o
RE: In The News

Yes, how sad that is. It was, and still is, big news even down here.

Our local Volunteer Fire Department had the flag at half staff(mast) when that happened. Their Brothers.

My nephew lives in NY and told us even more than we heard here on the news, when I saw him at Christmas.

The world is full of crazy people, sadly, we are becoming too crowded, causing people's paths to cross more often.

Somethings gotta give.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 37.


 o
RE: In The News

How do I change the colour of the blue lettering on Gardenweb Titles? On any website, there are clickable blue phrases or words. Once you click them, they become a purple colour.

I used to now how to do this, but it has been several years now. Any ideas?

Kt

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 38.


 o
RE: In The News

Oh, fer cryin' out loud!
As kids we played cops & robbers or cowboys & Indians all the time, with real cap pistols, and we were also allowed to bring them to school. We could also shoot each other with "fingers" drawn, and we weren't sent home for it.

Now with all the terrorism going on, every little incident is regarded as a serious crime. I think school administrators have gone to far in judging harmless play.

Re: changing the color or clickable blue phrases or words, I click them and they turn purple and stay purple until I clear my history or cache.

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

I remember having a friend who was comparing a .22 rifle he had brought to school, with one that a teacher had brought. Everyone had enough sense NOT to use it. And once in Ag class when we were outdoors, a cop yelled at us from across the road and wanted to know if any of us had a gun in our pickups to shoot an injured deer with. He did not want to use his .357 magnum since it would be too loud.

Seems the world today is too full, and everyone needs more space. Too crowded.

I click them and they turn purple...

Yes, mine does that too, but I want to change the 'blue' to a different 'blue'. Thanks.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

I changed colors too but that was a couple of months ago but I'll find out for you tomorrow. Going to bed.

Forgot, what browser are you using? I use FF 99% of the time.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

In Firefox: Tools>Options>Content

Halfway down is Fonts & Colors. Colors is off to the right.

I just did this myself recently. Gave my page a darker background--easier on the eyes than glaring white.


 o
RE: In The News

I use IE. I used to change it on my old computer, but on Windows 7...I'm lost.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

If you are using FF, do as Sandy suggested.

Window 7 IE 9.0.8 do this.

Tool/internet option (on the bottom)/General/Appearance (on the bottom)/Colors

Uncheck "Use Windows Colors". Click on the color by whatever you want to change, a color picker will come up and you are ready to go.

Bernie


 o
RE: In The News

I found it!

In IE, go to Tools (upper right corner of your screen, the gear shaped thing.)
Click Internet Options.
General tab.
Go down to Appearance and click Colors.
Uncheck "Use Windows Colors"
Click the color boxes to choose new ones.

Oh, what fun!

Julie


 o
RE: In The News

Sorry Bernie...I was typing while you were posting, and I'm slow on top of that!

J


 o
RE: In The News

Ok! Thanks everyone!

I had to change the blue that was on the screen on unvisited sites. It was purpley(sp?). Also changed the visited sites colour.

Kt


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 39.


 o
RE: In The News

I don't care who gets the dog, I'm just glad that he is down to 49 pounds. Could loose another 20 pounds and be in great shape.


 o
RE: In The News

I can comprehend a 49 pound dachshund, but not a 77 pounder.


 o
RE: In The News

We must put a ban on fireworks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 40.


 o
RE: In The News

Hello?


 o
RE: In The News

Yup. For sure.


 o
RE: In The News

Maybe it 'is' a Democrat thing. Hmmm...

Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?

Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.

221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

President: barack hussein obama

Senator: Dick Durbin

House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.

Governor: Pat Quinn

House leader: Mike Madigan

Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)

Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

The leadership in Illinois - ALL DEMOCRATS.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .

Of course, they're all blaming each other.

Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us???

George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.

Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house.

And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house.

The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.

But you know what?

As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.


 o
RE: In The News

bumping things up


 o
RE: In The News

I don't like Chicago...too much smog, too much traffic, too many people.

just bumping


 o
RE: In The News

Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:00 am : Updated: 6:30 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

Obama is Sinking AmericaBy Matt Barber
Liberty Counsel ActionHouston Community Newspapers

Although it certainly wasn't Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film "Erik the Viking," starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It's a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla.

In one scene, the motley mob finds its way to the island of Hy-Brasil, a happy, peaceful, sunlit land populated by white-robed, free-loving, uber-pacifist morons.

You know, liberals.

Through a series of immaterial events, the island begins to sink into the ocean. As it does, Erik and crew evacuate and re-board the ship while Hy-Brasil's inhabitants blithely remain, singing out of tune and playing harps, horns and other instruments badly.

As the crest of the island dips beneath the sea, King Arnulf - a blundering buffoon played by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame - exclaims: "Everyone, stay calm. This is not happening."

It�d be funny if it weren't true, but America has become Hy-Brasil, Barack Obama King Arnulf and liberals of every stripe his white-robed, mind-numbed, sycophantic subjects. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic - some of whom have "The Honorable" before their names - are laughing themselves silly.

Indeed, "progressives" are a caricature of themselves, fully given over to pseudo-utopian, relativist ideals that remain ludicrous - hopelessly unattainable - by any objective standard.

Still, our patchouli-wearing, pervert-pride-prancing, "pay-for-my-abortion"-shrieking friends are anything if not determined. They'll let neither reality nor the U.S. Constitution stop them. Nothing, it seems - especially not those mealy-mouthed puddin� pops running the GOP - can keep this ship of fools from sinking a once great nation.

Problem is, they're taking us all down with them.

How do you stop skyrocketing debt and deficits that even liberal economists admit, if left unchecked, spell America's doom? You don't. You print trillions more and spend it like game tokens at Chuck E. Cheese. The party must go on or the kiddos get cranky. Sugar Daddy Barack�s got hungry mouths to feed.

How do you stop evil nutjobs pumped full of psychotropic drugs from shooting-up "gun free zones"? Why, by leaving them heavily armed, of course. By unconstitutionally grabbing guns from the very law-abiding citizens positioned to tap two in the body and one in the head whenever these death-culture byproducts start killing.

Liberal logic: "Up is down, down is up, we'll make it so and we won't give up!"

In sum, you spend your way out of debt, tax your way to higher employment, fornicate your way disease-free, abort your way to non-violence and unilaterally disarm your way to national security.

Any questions?

Now, some of you may say, "But wait, Obama knows exactly what he's doing. He�s no buffoon."

I both agree and disagree. Yes, the "progressive" dogma that courses through his veins - a mind-altering hallucinogen that gives liberals the munchies for power - is, indeed, inherently sinister.

Still, he believes it with every ounce of his nicotine-shriveled heart.

By deliberately deconstructing America's constitutional republic - our free-market form of government - and replacing it with a Euro-socialist, moral relativist amalgam of his liking, this misguided anti-colonialist radical thinks - truly believes - that he's doing the right thing.

Such are the ways of the well-meaning tyrant.

People sometimes ask me how it is that I manage to stay so optimistic - to maintain deep joy as we watch our nation's foundations crumbling around us like the walls of Jericho. They wonder how it is that I�m able to pick up and carry on with a smile as America heads careening toward cliff's edge.

It's easy. First, I put my full faith and trust in the Sovereign Creator of the universe who is the same yesterday today and forevermore: Christ, God incarnate, who is always faithful to those who have faith in Him.

Then, I laugh at them; liberals, that is. I make fun of their dull-witted, self-defeating, abjectly wicked worldview. I follow God's example. Of those who align themselves against His laws and His nature, Psalm 2:4 says, "He who sits in the heavens laughs. The Lord scoffs at them."

How can you not scoff at the silly twaddle they're hocking?

Ultimately, I've read the end of the book. I know what happens. The good guys win. That keeps me smiling no matter what goes down on the culture-war front. It keeps me snickering.

Still, once I stop laughing, I get about the business of trying, with every fiber of my being, to defeat them. Not reason with them, not compromise with them, not suck up to them and certainly not trust them.

Defeat them.

Oh, I'll love them. I must. I'm commanded to by the Lord I serve. I'll pray for them, too. Do it all the time. But I'll never, ever, under any circumstances, trust them.

You may be surprised to learn that, in various forms, I get dozens - sometimes hundreds - of pieces of hate mail each week. My recent favorite came from a delightful bloke with the email handle synth84@aol.com. "Someday, someone may just choose to use their second amendment right (sic) to put a bullet in your worthless head. You are a disgusting waste of life you uneducated, non-human, uncivilized, evil, parasitic Nazi maggot. Shame on you."

Right. Shame on me.

How do you reason with, compromise with, suck up to or trust that?

You don't. You defeat it.

Abraham Lincoln, a man of deep faith, forecast nearly a century-and-a-half ago our current state of the union: "America will never be destroyed from the outside," he said. "If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

President Obama sits atop the highest perch of a nation fast-sinking. "Everyone, stay calm. This is not happening," he assures us.

But it is happening. We're destroying ourselves from within. We're going down, and the only way to stop it is to utterly defeat those responsible.

In the meantime, they sure are fun to laugh at.

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action.


 o
RE: In The News

Quite a write-up.

I like the part where he says, "Ultimately, I've read the end of the book. I know what happens. The good guys win."

J


 o
RE: In The News

Exactly.


 o
RE: In The News

just bumping.

just seeing what happens when you edit a thread after it reaches 150 posts.

This post was edited by always-beezee on Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 21:41


 o
RE: In The News

Here is a link that might be useful: Click Here 41.


 o
RE: In The News

Hmmmm...that means she could have conceived at 8 yrs old. Some 8 yr olds don't even know where babies come from. Wonder if the girl's father has a shotgun ready.

j


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: This thread has reached the upper limit for the number follow-ups allowed (150). If you would like to continue this discussion, please begin a new thread using the form on the main forum page.


Return to the Test Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here