Monday, December 19, 2011

What to take to bed - NOT A JOKE


What to take to bed with you - not a joke. Pretty neat idea. Never thought of it before.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably

already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has

suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him..... He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.



Friday, December 02, 2011

Good Riddance


Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands, showing their outrage with Arizona 's controversial new SB-1070 law by moving elsewhere.

In the small town of Guadalupe, AZ, south of Phoenix , Manuel Renaldo is one of those who is punishing Arizona by leaving.

As he loaded his car with his belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter "It's a matter of principle; I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal!"

The effects of the exodus are being felt by Arizona retailers, who are reporting dwindling sales of beer, spray paint, and ammunition.

Also hit hard are the states hospitals, which have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits.

Tattoo parlors are in a state of panic.

Renaldo told a reporter through an interpreter that he and his family are moving to California , a Democratic state that will support him and his family with dignity!

Kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Classroom socialism modeled after the "workers' paradise" of the soviet union and east germany dictatorships.


Classroom Socialism

When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is DID happen!

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on)

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.

*That's the general idea – so a very few can control all the workers, all the people, all the wealth, and become "Czars" themselves, ruling over the proletariat. Look at Russia or rather the USSR - & others. STUDY HISTORY!!!


Norwegian Math Test

Norwegian Math Test…

A Norwegian fella wants a job, but the foreman won’t hire him until he passes a little math test.
Here is your first question, the foreman said.  ‘Without using numbers, represent the number 9.’
‘Witout numbers?’  The Norwegian says, ‘Dat’s easy.’ and proceeds to draw three trees.
‘What’s this?’ the boss asks.
‘Vot! You got no brain?  Tree and tree and tree make nine,’ says the Norwegian.   
‘Fair enough,’ says the boss.  ‘Here’s your second question.  Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.’
The Norwegian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.
‘Dar ya go.’
The boss scratches his head and says, ‘How on earth do you get that to represent 99?’
'You must be from Iowa ??? ‘Each of DA trees is dirty now.  So, it’s dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree.  Dat is 99.’ 
The boss is getting worried that he’s going to actually have to hire this Norwegian, so he says, ‘All right,
last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.’
The Norwegian fella stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little
mark at the base of each tree and says, ‘Dar ya go.  Von hundred.’
The boss looks at the attempt.  ‘You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!’
The Norwegian winces and shakes his head???UFF-DAH???you must be a Finlander from Iowa??? He leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, ‘A little dog come along and pooped by each tree.   So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, vich makes von hundred. So, ven do I start?’

Saturday, November 12, 2011


One of the nicest features of TweetDeck is its Global Filter that allows you to keep you stream clean by creating a list of users who are vile, insane, boring, spamming, etc.  This is my latest list, feel free to copy if you want a clean stream:

@decitect, @the__forest, @diggerdoggg, @fucktardjayhawk, @_sarah_palin, @joewo, @beechbum, @blackjedi50, @rwnj_, @stoprickperry2, @bluedupage, @snarkomarx, @thefuminglib, @loonylaura, @yodasworld, @mikebardenkraap, @polymath22, @lavionne, @dm286, @reverendsue, @liberalheathen, @onerudefucker, @twit_ster, @djmcs111, @kickasstweets_, @maliheh_, @mattmurray77, @ljsearles, @wary12, @thatsnothandy, @octoagw, @milo9, @calvindean, @majorlizusa, @sandray8s, @wyjkd, @dsurman, @iam_seanbond, @housebitchtim, @steffy7680, @tusk81, @liberal_man, @lichenblu, @tlw3, @drsherrill, @garak99, @molinelobo, @rickstersays, politicolnews, @penowski, @stoopidproof, @rexisnotmydog, @chairmanben, @notopalins, @rickyspitfire, @gemimms, @memimemimy, @az_cynic, @ukradar, @crashthegop, @progressivetex, @conceptguerilla, @fecund124, @boydunemployed, @inapropriate4fb, @sgbz, @real_bachmann, @mrpapaya, @geoff9cow, @douchebreitbart, @pollbuster, @brassnucklez, @leroymitch, @ericgrant, @jphstealthc, @mwm4444, @flyingfree333, @imamuggerhugger, @kclarkusa, @seedsown, @sarahpainusa, @realfakepatriot, @whitepatriotgal, @bruskiz, @jebocanegra1, @freemaninky, @kllgg, @siameesecities, @meatbrain, @georasxaoxd8, @kristinblowhard, @ultrapeanut, @jayshemwell, @exposerwnjs, @realbrother0003, @bluetrooth, @drmatthew, vfw_vet, @ltlredx, @expedience2, @heathenshighway, @mattison, @dakgirl, @dufus, @withyobadself, @raindrops_sf, @michaeltheonel, @oxyteabagger, @casious1964, @craftyme25, @bellablueskye, @bill1phd, @fuckconservativ, @soliditary, @chesterdegrasse, @commiemartyrs, @blink_the_clown, @onerudefucker, @shivabeach, @top20reos, @kisco75, @jazgar, @nnomad_, @ezkool, @paulfreid, @paulfreed, @emperor_bob, @thedavidgs, @gregwbankrupt, @sloopydrew, @oxyconservative, @iephuh, @art2u2, @novenator, @drdigipol, @jolinastar, @its_our_choice, @_gregwhoward, @redscarebot, @achura, @pittgirly, @louvice, @watergirl95, @sandinbrick, @shannon_ahern, @rocky1542, @mdrfl, @wre1948, @sindad1, @thechickabides, @navdoc3rdmar, @politicalbee, @mother_rell, @socooked, @hardknoxfirst, @mccollin2010, @caregiver55, @ghostdansing, @anarchytweet, @barbiesnow, @antiwacko, @cody_k, @progressiveman7, @whumba, @salleegal, @queerjohnpa, @1kecko

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Top Ten Reasons You Might Be a Photographer

Top Ten Reasons You Might Be a Photographer

10.  You have nightmares of people using the “P mode”  we won’t even talk about the “green mode.”  That’s just too scary.

9.  30,000 family photos neatly categorized in Lightroom.  Zero photos of you.

8.  When at a car dealership, you translate the price of a car in your head to “Six 5D Mark II’s.”  Your last power bill cost two monopods.

7.  Touchdown plays are somewhat distracting because you can see the white glass on the sidelines

6.  You are frequently greeted with “What are you taking a picture of?!?” instead of “hello.”

5.  You’d rather buy the shirt that more closely resembles 18% gray

4.  Your carry-on is heavier than your checked bags

3.  You describe disgusting old dilapidated barns as “beautiful”  (via Lori Anderson)

2.  Number of lenses > Pairs of shoes you own (Carsten Deutschmann)

1.  You actually believe a wizard could fit in your pocket


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Great Speech on the Debt Limit

Here’s the speech every Republican should make as they vote against a debt ceiling increase:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.

Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.  That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.

Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.

And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.

Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities.

Who said this?  Sen. Barack Obama, on the Senate floor in 2006.  Let us now follow Sen. Obama’s fine example.

From Power Line blog.


Thursday, July 14, 2011



While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man...Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. '

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Psalm 2011

Psalm 2011
I don't care who you are or what you believe,
This is funnneeee!!!
Obama Is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me
Beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment
For his party's sake.

Yea, Though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.

He has Anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.
I'm glad … I am American,
I am glad … that I am free,

But I wish … I was a dog,
And Obama … was a tree!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A bunch of 'look alike' photos.

A Great Poem



got an A+ for this entry



Since the Pledge of Allegiance


The Lord's Prayer

Are not allowed in most

Public schools anymore

Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....

A kid in Arizona wrote the attached

NEW School prayer:  


"New Pledge of Allegiance"  


Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Finds mention of Him very odd.  

If scripture now the class recites,

It violates the Bill of Rights. 

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a Federal matter now.


Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.  

For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all..

In silence alone we must meditate,

God's name is prohibited by the state.  

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...

They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King..

It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,

We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..  

We can get our condoms and birth controls,  
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.. 

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,  
No word of God must reach this crowd.  

It's scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the school's a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot; My soul please take!



If you aren't ashamed to do this,  Please pass this on..

Jesus said,  'If you are ashamed of me,  I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'


Sunday, May 01, 2011

RIP Marsha

In Memory of Marsha Koelliker (nee Marsha Davis)

On April 29th, 2011, the Illinois disability community lost an amazing lifelong advocate for social justice, Marsha Koelliker.  

For 22 years, Marsha was at the forefront of advocacy efforts to advance progressive laws in Springfield to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to exercise their fundamental rights and receive the quality services and supports necessary to fully participate in all aspects of community life. Marsha developed her expertise in the legislative process from her close friend, colleague and mentor, Dolly Hallstrom.  Dolly was a former Illinois state legislator and developed a disability during the later part of middle age.  Marsha first met Dolly when she joined the public policy team at Equip for Equality.  For many years, Marsha and Dolly were a common sight in the corridors of the state capital, with Dolly in her electric scooter and Marsha by her side.  Together, Marsha and Dolly built strong bipartisan support for disability rights legislation in Illinois.

In 1996, Marsha became the Director of the Public Policy Program at Equip for Equality and oversaw a strong team of policy analysts and interns.  At Equip for Equality's annual benefit in 2008, Marsha received the Dolly Hallstrom Award for Legislative Excellence.  She was joined by several dozen of her colleagues representing a wide range of nonprofit organizations and government.  U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky was among those who spoke of the long-term impact of Marsha's accomplishments.

Marsha's advocacy was always informed by her recognition that all people want to be treated with dignity and cherish their fundamental rights as human beings, including the right of self-determination.  She would always turn to individuals with disabilities themselves, first to discern, and then to communicate, their perspective on pending bills, and to provide a framework for use in drafting new legislation.

Marsha's in-depth understanding of the law and the public policy and legislative processes, along with her personal integrity and strong commitment to fairness and equality, combined to make her a unique advocate in Springfield.  Legislators and their staff trusted Marsha, and, therefore, trusted Equip for Equality.  They knew that they could rely on her facts, her analyses and her word.  This was something that, in the world of Springfield, was rare and refreshing.  Marsha also had the talent and the will to persuade legislators to pass legislation solely on its merit, something that was becoming increasingly uncommon.

Among her many accomplishments are passage of bills in the area of abuse and neglect, including protections for adults with disabilities who are victims of violence and neglect, enhanced oversight at community-based programs and institutional settings and provisions to safeguard students in special education from locked "time out" (seclusion), restraints and other aversive and dangerous practices.  She was a steadfast advocate for the rights of people with mental illness, including fighting to prevent a lowering of the standard for involuntary psychiatric examination as well as involuntary commitment.  She also spearheaded an effort to secure training for law enforcement about interactions individuals with mental illness. After Equip for Equality successfully represented a woman with developmental disabilities who wanted to fight her legal guardian's effort to have her involuntarily sterilized, Marsha established a coalition of groups that, together, were able to pass a bill that greatly strengthened the rights of individuals faced with involuntary sterilization.  

Marsha's passion and love for the democratic process and for the mission of Equip for Equality were well recognized among state policy and legislative leaders.  And her spirit of cooperation, as well as her unfailing kindness, made her beloved by her colleagues.  

Marsha had been battling cancer for many years and had experienced the many disabling side effects of treatment.  Despite this, she continued to work for Equip for Equality part-time until near the end of her life.  She had nevertheless persevered with humor and grace to continue work on behalf of people with all types of disabilities.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Marsha's name be made to:

Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Marsha's obituary notice.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Garage Door Stickers

Are you fed up with looking daily at your boring garage door?  
Just stick a new decal on your door!
You should see the looks on the face of your neighbors!


Make an impression on your neighbors ! 

The German company " Style your Garage " makes posters for your garage door.

Prices vary from $199 to $399 for a double door! 

Everything included!     

                                                 And finally... 


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Will Gov. Jan Brewer stand up to the unions?



To all Arizona Taxpayers and Tea Partiers:
(Finally! This is the last bill alert for the 2011 Legislative Session!)
Thanks largely to your grassroots efforts during the past two months, the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1322, the municipal managed competition reform bill!  
The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. The good news is that Gov. Brewer has some good policy people on her staff, and she has showed some interest in introducing private-sector competition into government services--as demonstrated by her creation of the Council on Privatization and Efficiency (COPE). The bad news is that Gov. Brewer is under intense pressure to kill the reform from government-worker unions, many city council members, and some business lobbyists.  
(Below is an explanation of why those interest groups oppose SB 1322.)
Please call and email Governor Brewer TODAY and ask her to sign SB 1322 and promote competitive reform of city government services. 
To send Gov. Brewer an email, use her web contact page:
The phone numbers for Gov. Brewer's office are (602) 542-1361 and (602) 542-4331
When you email and call Brewer's office, please tell her you are a taxpayer and you want to see city governments become more efficient. Be sure to put the phrase "Gov. Brewer, please support SB 1322" in the subject line and in the body of your email. 
For a one-page pdf flyer you can print out and take to your neighbors/precinct residents, use this link:
Who Opposes Making City Services More Efficient?
1) Government-worker unions. Government-worker unions oppose competitive bidding because they do not want to compete on a level playing field (in terms of their salary-and-benefit packages) with private enterprise to provide city services. In Fiscal Year 2010, the City of Phoenix paid its average worker a salary, benefit, and overtime package of $97,707. That was up from $83,231 in FY 2007—a 17-percent increase in just three short years, at a time when private-sector workers were suffering pay cuts and layoffs in the worst recession since the 1930s. Private-sector workers in Phoenix are lucky to have salary-and-benefit packages in the range of $50,000.   Here is a link to a table from the City of Phoenix showing recent compensation increases for city workers:
2) Gutless city politicians. SB 1322 would actually make the jobs of pro-taxpayer city council members much easier, by encouraging cities to achieve savings through efficiencies. In an important sense, SB 1322 actually would create more local control—more control for local taxpayers over their own wallets and bank accounts. By taking some power away from the union machines that tend to dominate City Hall, and by reducing city spending, the SB 1322 reform will actually empower city taxpayers against the local governments that are continually forcing tax hikes and fee increases on them. But most city politicians (other than heroes such as Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio) are too afraid to take on the union machines, which are very powerful in low-turnout city elections taking place in odd-numbered years. The result is that many of those politicians have taken public stances against SB 1322.
3) Crony Capitalists. Some businesses have sweetheart contracts with city governments and other governments that were not awarded under a truly open, competitive bidding process. If SB 1322 passes, those "crony capitalists" in Phoenix and Tucson will not be able to rely on cozy political relationships and campaign contributions to win contracts. To quote the actual language of SB 1322, the crony capitalists will be forced to compete to provide services at the "highest quality, lowest cost and most reliable performance."
More Information about SB 1322
Please go to this URL for an explanation of the benefits of Senate Bill 1322, which would require Arizona cities with populations of 500,000 or more (Phoenix and Tucson) to open up city services to competition from the private sector:
For a fact sheet exposing various myths about SB 1322, go here:
And thanks for all you have done this spring to help AFP-Arizona push pro-taxpayer, pro-consumer, and pro-producer bills in the Legislative Session!
For Liberty,
Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity*
(602) 478-0146

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

A Nice Reflection





There was
a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She
hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always
there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see
the world, I will marry you.'

One day,
someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her


He asked
her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The
girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The
sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.'

This is
how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a

before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't

you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone
who has nothing to eat...

you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone
who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

before you complain about life - Think of someone who went
too early to heaven..

whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.

And when
you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your

And when
depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think: you're alive and still