Saturday, December 27, 2008

the words of the elders

i spent christmas with my parents and went to parties in the retirement community where they live. i learned alot. all those auld geezers have an incredible amount of wisdom and experience. i was sitting at the seat of the elders. some of them were blowhards, but they still had something to say. some of them were on the "wrong" side of political spectrum, but still had something to say. i am glad i was there and can't wait until i go back and get to see them all again. that was the best christmas present i received.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

its a wonderful life

i am taking the night off to watch this wonderful film

Friday, December 12, 2008

an environmentalist i could get behind

but then common sense isn't very common

thanks, theo ;*

an environmentalist i could get behind

but then common sense isn't very common

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Castles in the Air? Peter Braidwood, from Dunblane, took this shot of the Wallace Monument in the fog from the summit of Dumyat.

Will Obama Dance On The Head Of The Anti American Pin?

Anti Americanism as a newly minted European moral imperative, is one such movement- and Barack Obama had best understand these current European realities.

read the full article here

from sigmund, carl and alfred

Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

more animal totems

i love taking canal road into DC. it is part of the national park system and the flora can be breathtaking, and i see something new every day. occasionaly i turn off the radio, roll down the window and just listen for the wee critters. the other day i saw, for the first time in my life, two woodpeckers. my carpool mate had to tell me what they were. two wee black and white birds, with markings so unique and beautiful, and the male with his red tuft. the only woodpecker i have ever seen in my life was woody woodpecker, and these wee birds looked nothing like him. when i see an animal i have never seen before or when i see lots of one animal i look them up for their meaning in my life.

The Woodpecker

There are about 180 species of woodpeckers in the world. Most spend their entire lives in trees. Woodpeckers are climbers. They climb by propping their stiff pointed tail feathers against a support while shifting its leg hold. With its body close to the trunk or branch and its head bobbing, the bird hitches upwards, back down spiraling and nimbly darts sideways at incredible speeds. Because of their speed predators have difficulty catching them.

Their flight patterns are unique. Woodpeckers fly up, coast down then fly upwards again. Those with this totem often find that their path in life wont always conform to society's standards and that their personal unique rhythm needs to be honored. Woodpeckers teach us to honor our personal truth and move through life with perseverance and inner strength. By staying grounded in our pursuits our goals can be obtained.

Woodpeckers are opportunists. They know when to fly out from a perch to catch insects in the air or on the ground. Their barbed tongues and strong chiseled beaks symbolize life lessons associated with discernment and proper use of speech for those with this totem.

In spring the loud calls of woodpeckers often augmented by drumming on hollow wood are the sounds of males holding territories. Woodpeckers defend their territory aggressively. Those with this medicine need to be in control of their personal environment and will not tolerate others trying to change it. Although personal space is very important for woodpecker medicine people control issues can sometimes be a problem and flexibility needs to be learned.

The woodpecker is known as the Earths drummer. Drumming is the heartbeat of mother earth and is associated with shamanism and the ability to move into other dimensions at will. For those with this totem the woodpecker represents self discovery. As they peck into and through trees and dead wood, hidden layers of ones psyche are revealed. Those with this medicine are good analysts and have strong mental capabilities. They make excellent psychiatrists and psychologists. Woodpeckers are active birds so caution is advised to maintain balance when reviewing any situation or issue. Too much analyzing can result in procrastination

hey media, i have one thing to say

we only have one president at a time, and right now our president is george bush, not barack obama. so stop. reporting. like. obama. is. the. president. he. takes. office. jan. 20. 2009. and. not. one. day. before.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

a thanksgiving story

The First Thanksgiving
Author Unknown

All through the first summer and the early part of autumn the Pilgrims were busy and happy. They had planted and cared for their first fields of corn. They had found wild strawberries in the meadows, raspberries on the hillsides, and wild grapes in the woods.

In the forest just back of the village wild turkeys and deer were easily shot. In the shallow waters of the bay there was plenty of fish, clams, and lobsters.

The summer had been warm, with a good deal of rain and much sunshine; and so, when autumn came, there was a fine crop of corn.

"Let us gather the fruits of our first harvest and rejoice together," said Governor Bradford.

"Yes," said Elder Brewster, "let us take a day upon which we may thank God for all our blessings and invite to it our Indian friends who have been so kind to us."

The Pilgrims said that one day was not enough; so they planned to have a celebration for a whole week.

The great Indian chief, Massasoit, came with ninety of his bravest warriors, all gaily dressed in deerskins, feathers, and fox tails, with their faces smeared with red, white, and yellow paint. As a sign of rank, Massasoit wore a string of bones and a bag of tobacco around his neck. In his belt he carried a long knife. His face was painted red, and his hair was daubed with oil.

There were only eleven buildings in the whole of Plymouth village, four log storehouses, and seven little log dwelling-houses, so the Indian guests ate and slept out of doors. This did not matter for it was one of those warm weeks in the season that we call Indian summer.

To supply meat for the occasion four men had already been sent out to hunt wild turkeys. They killed enough in one day to last the company almost a week.

Massasoit helped the feast along by sending some of his best hunters into the woods. They brought back five deer which they gave to their pale face friends, that all might have enough to eat.

Under the trees were built long, rude tables on which were piled baked clams, broiled fish, roasted turkey, and venison. The young Pilgrim women helped serve the food to the hungry redskins. We shall always remember two of the fair young girls who waited on the first Thanksgiving table. One was Mary Chilton, who leaped first from the boat at Plymouth Rock. The other was Mary Allerton. She lived for seventy-eight years after this first Thanksgiving; of those who came over in the Mayflower she was the last to die.

What a merry time everybody had during that week! How the mothers must have laughed as they told about the first Monday morning on Cape Cod, when they all went ashore to wash their clothes! It must have been a big washing, for there had been no chance to do it at sea, so stormy had been the long voyage of sixty-three days. They little thought that Monday would always after be kept as washing day. One proud Pilgrim mother, we may be sure, showed her baby boy, Peregrine White.

And so the fun went on. In the daytime the young men ran races, played games, and had a shooting match. Every night the Indians sang and danced for their friends; and to make the party still more lively they gave every now and then a shrill war whoop that made the woods echo in the still night air.

The third day came. Massasoit had been well treated, and would have liked to stay longer, but he said that he could not be away from his camp for more than three days. So the pipe of peace was silently passed around. Then, taking their gifts of glass beads and trinkets, the Indian King and his warriors said farewell to their English friends and began their long march through the woods to their wigwams on Mount Hope Bay.

On the last day of this Thanksgiving party, Elder Brewster preached the first Thanksgiving sermon and all the Pilgrims united in thanking God for His goodness to them.

The first Thanksgiving was nearly four hundred years ago. Since that time, Thanksgiving has been kept by the people of our nation as the great family festival of the year. At this time children and grandchildren return to the old home, the long table is spread, and brothers and sisters, who had been separated, again seat themselves side by side.

Thanksgiving is our season of sweet and blessed memories.

i got this story from a website referred by foxylady

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

a little wednesday music

b b b bad

this is the best i can do until i find a way to embed videos again

scots in america

A quote from American President Woodrow Wilson, "Every line of strength
in American history is a line colored with Scottish blood."
More than 100 governors of pre- and post- Revolutionary America were of
Scottish birth or descent.
Others from Scotland or of Scots descent in American history:
- 35 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 25 of them are in the Great Americans
Hall of Fame.
- Almost 1/2 of the Secretaries of U.S. Treasury and 1/3 of the
Secretaries of State were Scots.
- 9 of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence were from Scots
- 9 of the 13 colony governors made in the new USA were Scots.
- James Pollock, of Scots descent, put the slogan "In God We Trust" on
American coins!
61% of American Presidents are of Scots descent.
A Scot, James Watt, invented the first steam engine and in so doing
started the Industrial Revolution.
A Scot, John Logie Baird, invented the Television.
A Scot, John Napier, invented logarithms and the decimal notation.
A Scot, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, invented the bicycle.
A Scot, John Paul Jones, founded the American Navy.
A Scot, Alexander Fleming, discovered Penicillin.
A Scot, William Paterson, founded the Bank of England.
A Scot, Alexander Graham Bell, invented the telephone.
A Scot, John Chalmers, invented the adhesive postage stamp.
A Scot, John Boyd Dunlop, invented the car tyre.
A Scot, Captain Patrick Ferguson, invented the breech loading rifle.
A Scot, Major General Lachlan Macquarie, know as the 'Father of
Australia', A Scot, Sir John Alexander Macdonald, was the first Prime
Minister of Canada under confederation.
A Scot, Robert Stirling, invented the Stirling engine in 1850. Stirling
engines are being studied at NASA for use in powering space vehicles
with solar energy!
The Scots invented Golf.
"History credits the Rev. Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister, with being
the first in 1789 to make bourbon." He was a Scotsman. Kentucky is the
place for bourbon because of the limestone which makes the water almost
iron-free. "The first bourbon recognized by brand outside of Kentucky
probably was produced by Dr. James Crow...a Scotsman who settled near
the Rev. Craig's place." He was known by the locals as Jim Crow.
The Scottish-American Hall of Fame contains more plaques for the
military than any other category. Twenty-one men are installed including
Daniel Boone who is listed as an "Indian Fighter." The list is as
follows: George Rogers Clark, Frontier hero of the Revolutionary War;
Stonewall Jackson; Joseph E. Johnston; Henry Knox; Arthur MacArthur,
army general, father of Douglas MacArthur; George B. McClellan;
Alexander Macomb, general and hero of the War of 1812; William (Billy)
Mitchell, controversial air power advocate; William Multrie; George S.
Patton, WWII exponent of mobile warfare; Winfred Scott, Mexican War and
Chief of staff; J.E.B. Stuart, Confederate cavalry general; Christopher
"Kit" Carson, frontiersman and explorer; William Clark, explorer with
Merriwether Lewis; Davy Crockett, frontiers-man who died at the Alamo.
Two individuals are listed under the category of "Naval." They are David
Glasgow Farragut, Civil War naval hero, and John Paul Jones,
Revolutionary War naval hero.
Famous Quote: "If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of
Virginia, plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scotch-Irish
of that region and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who
will never submit to British tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw
a trigger." George Washington, Valley Forge.
Scottish Freemasonry is now officially recognised as being the oldest in
the world and is now recorded as a Guinness World Record.
Scot invented suspenders.
Although the Scots comprise less than one-half of 1 percent of the
world's population, 11 percent of all Nobel prizes have been awarded to
Scotsmen. Quote from "The Mark of the Scots" by Duncan A Bruce.
The world's first university faculty of engineering and technical
science was in Glasgow.
67 US Politicians were born in Scotland that we know off.
There are estimated to be 20,000 Americans living in Scotland and half a
million visit each year.
It is estimated that 15% of Canadians are of Scots descent.
Scotland invented branch banking and so brought banking facilities to
the people and the world.
In his native Northeast of Scotland Thomas Blake Glover is virtually
unknown, however in his adopted country of Japan he is revered as a
national hero - one of the founding fathers of modern Japan.
"The Reverend Malcolm MacDonald, a native of Whitton, Quebec, a
descendant of the early Scots settlers and of the first church
established in the area, says:
"'The Book of Books was the library they opened, and the Church of Jesus
Christ was the first institution they established and that in their
homes, and the Gospel of Christ was the philosophy they espoused.' "
"The most casual observer and historian must admit that these early
settlers played a leading part in setting the course in which the Nation
travels today.
"I am indeed grateful that we are privileged to stand in the stream of a
noble, spiritual, national and cultural tradition, which has flourished
in Scotland for centuries, and for some 150 years established firmly on
this North American Continent, in both Canada and the United States.
SCOTS emigres to the US are five times more likely to become dollar
millionaires than those from any other country, according to a study of
wealth. Thomas Stanley and William Danko, in their book The Millionaire
Next Door, analysed the ethnic backgrounds of the wealthiest members of
US society and discovered that while people of Scottish origin make up
1.7% of the population, they comprise 9.3% of its millionaires.
Scottish Explorers and Fur Trappers
Read about how Scots dominated the Fur trade and by doing opened up
Canada and the West.
Scotland and the American Indians
Read about the Scots their ties with American Indians.
Historians and the Scottish-American Connection Read about Scottish
American connections.
The Scot in British North America
This is a 4 volume set about the Scots in Canada and the great part they
played in its creation.
Scotland, a wee country wi' a BIG impact on the World

bloody illegal immigrant co-dependents

and my tax dollars are paying for this sham organisation

does anyone know why

the embedding thingie isn't working when i try to post a youtube thingy on my blog?
maybe tis the allergy/cold thingie in my head.....

happy thanksgiving

i hope your thanksgiving is full of thanks
remember to whom we give thanks

Saturday, November 22, 2008

what an honour

i have been added to the PIGs friends

Thursday, November 20, 2008

hambo and porcus do it again

a fine essay from the PIGazette - one of my favourite sites. i am referring specifically to the first article on the archived site.

If you want to revive American Greatness, you must start by daring to proclaim: I am, first and foremost, an American, a sovereign American individual. I am not a victim. I am not a class envy-riddled parasite. I am the author of my own life. As the master of my own fate, my destiny is in my hands. I don’t need to be coddled, protected or babied by the Nanny State, so back the hell off, Sparky.

read the full article here
exlporing american greatness

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Obama Revolution?
Not Really ... A Unique Perspective on the Recent Election by two Veteran Political Pros and Analysts

Interpretation of the election outcome can be almost as important as the election results themselves.

Was, in fact, the nomination of Barack Obama a truly transformative election, as many political pundits and talking heads are arguing?

Vic Fingerhut and Mike Griffin-- two veteran political consultants and public opinion pollster, who have advised political candidates and parties here and abroad for more than 30 years -- offers an alternative to this overly simplistic view of the recent election.

Please enjoy the attached analysis by Vic and Mike to find out what the recent election of Obama really means....does not mean – and to get a sense of the unusually high quality of analysis and insight your members can access and share.

from the griffin media group

Sunday, November 9, 2008

saturday night song

shaken not stirred

i have been a fond of 007 since dr. no. my friends thought me weird at the time.. i was rather young after all, but have watched every one of them since, and watch them again and again. and this weekend spike tv is showing bond after bond.. shake me and dont ever stir!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

its my birthday!!

on monday. but the celebrations have already begun, and will continue all month. ;D

Saturday, November 1, 2008

this is a party i could join!

from theo

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

a preview of government controlled healthcare

this article comments on the new and improved ICD-10 that will replace the ICD-9 our poor doctors will have to face in the yar 2011. why the government must constantly "improve" the systems to make things more convoluted is beyond me.
'tis not too long a read, and worth it.

a bureaucratic nightmare

but then that is the only way to describe bureaucrats

Saturday, October 25, 2008

film review

repulsion (1965) .. my opinion.. roman polanski's best film
one feels very uncomfortable watching carol descend into her madness
you want to help her
maybe its just because catherine deneuve is just so beautiful and fragile


Saturday, October 18, 2008

autumn is my favourite season

last night i fell asleep listening to the gentle winds blowing through the trees. it was exquisitly serene amd sent me off to dream land.
today i woke with a smile as i heard the rustle of leaves once more. i ventured outside to do mundane errands. the weather was perfect; the sun was shining, the breezes energised me. other than the idiot parked in the bank carpark blocking those trying to get into the lot(there always has to be one idiot), everyone was in a fine mood and smiles were being shared all around.
i love autumn. the temperatures are perfect, in my opinion. i love hearing the rustle of leaves - on the trees and the dead ones skirling along the ground. the colours are vibrant this year and make a beautiful palette. the air is fresh and the sky is an incredible blue.
or it could just be the vicodin ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

i want to know

why there are no mcain ads on any news organisation, radio or television, in the last month and when i went to cbs to ask that question, they refused to take it as one of the questions they said they would answer

Saturday, October 4, 2008

saturday night toe tapper

a movie review from a non critic

i just went to see American Carol. i highly recommend it for two reasons. it sends a message to those that made it and those in hollywood that the american public wants these kinds of films (so go see it THIS weekend.. opening weekends are very important) and its very funny - there are some real laugh out loud moments. a little slapstick, but not enough to put those off who don't care for slapstick (like me) and there were a number of moments that my eyes welled up with patriotic tears.
that is just my amateurish opinion.

Monday, September 29, 2008

today in history

the normans kicked anglo saxon butt!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

and i ask that silly question because

i woke up to this song
and i started to dance

words or melody?

my dear friend asked me the other day.. what moves you most.. the words or the melody
easy i said, the melody
fhs i cant understand half the words of my favourite songs but i can always dance
so i ask you ..
melody or words?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

prepare for tomorrow mates

thanks, Kae, for reminding me its talk like a pirate day on Sept 19. i am posting this early so that we can wake up prepared!

here are some pick up lines for the lassies - tell me, me lads, will they work?
Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

10. What are YOU doing here?
9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)
8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"
6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!
5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"
4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!
3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!
...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

i am furious.. this is despicable

a rant
i received a phone call the other day. someone looking to find a neighbour. they were anxious to find her.. a personal call they said. i thought it was odd but i said ok, i will take the message. after they gave me the phone number (an 800 number..first clue) i asked if they were a collection agency. she said yes. well..... i told her off. how dare they interrupt me at home to try to collect a debt for someone who lived a few doors away from me. how underhanded that was.

i have received a couple of phone calls from those agencies that hound people for their debts.. not my debts, i have none, but for those that have the same last name as mine. i usually ignore them until they have called more than oh say 7 times leaving messages on my machine. i have called them back letting them know i am not related to that person, usually with attitude, threatening lawyer action.

this latest tactic from collection agencies is despicable. i don't care what my neighbours owe and i don't want to know. the name of the agency is listed below and i will be sending them a snail mail telling them that their tactics are entirely unacceptable

United Recovery Systems
Glenn P. Osuch, President
Douglas B. Schultz, Chief Executive Officer
5800 N Course Dr
Houston, TX 77072-1613
Phone: (713) 977-1234
Fax: (713) 977-0119
Web site:


vocals by marilyn

Friday, September 12, 2008

vote.. a good rant

especially after 3 minutes
i spent hours trying how to add the video.. i joined youtube and tried the uploading thingy but i am at a loss how you lot manage to post the video directly..>sigh<
i am so not a geek
yet i am the executive assistant to the vp of IT
isnt that funny lol
thanks, JM, it took a while but i did it!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i received this email. its just one of thousands i am sure

Pause a moment, reflect back.

These events are actual events from history..

They really happened!!!

Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male extremist.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
Muslim male extremists.

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male

and it goes on to name many atrocities commited by muslim males .. all true

but what really pissed me off was this
According to The Book of Revelations:

The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will
deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like

in fact the book of revelation says no such thing - it is quite a dragon with multiple heads and all that

i say check out the book of revelation.. chapter 13 - the description is quite different. and don't send out stupid emails

i am unapproachable .. so my friends say

shes not there

personally i think they are wrong...

i love passionate songs

this is how a heart breaks

this is a great video how a heart breaks. you run and run and run and run and run and run and run....
until you crash

as the middle child i loved this song

leave me alone i said

more dancing - i am on holiday after all

oh how she twirled

i am in the mood for dancing

black velvet

Saturday, September 6, 2008

hanna in mid maryland

well, hanna passed through here with a lot of rain - a nice good soft soaking summer rain. i was really hoping for a good rousing wind as well. >sigh<

update: there are some lovely winds. not damaging but enough to bring out the romantic in me. and the sky is an absolutely beautiful combination of clouds and blue sky.

Palin Sexism Watch

i found this new blog (linked over to the right there) via instapundit. there are over 70 posts in just 5 days, linking to what are smears and sexist remarks all about sarah. amazing. and i am sure she hasn't captured them all. she has focused on u.s. reports, except for one aussie. go have a read, if you need a rise in blood pressure. ;)

Friday, September 5, 2008

they can go back to obscurity for all i care

lgf reported this

sarah palin could have revived their career LOL
ungrateful wenches

a liberal making sense

a liberal making sense

i found this link when stalking over at andrea's place (link to the right of me - haw! that sounds like a song) thanks, andrea

and yes, i am facinated with sarah. she is the most exciting person to come along in politics in years.

They simply hate her for who she is.

thanks to researcher extraordinaire minicapt for this link.

why they hate her

There are reasonable criticisms that can be made of Sarah Palin, both as governor and a vice presidential selection. Yet little of what we have seen in the last six days has been either reasonable or critical (in the traditional sense of the word). Instead, much of the left and many in the media simply lashed out at Palin, particularly at her family

So why? What is it about Sarah Palin that convinced so much of the left to objectify and assault her so quickly, and with such manifest maliciousness? There are many reasons, but four of them stick out in particular, each having to do not with Palin’s politics, but with her family.

in my mind, she is a role model for all of our daughters (and sons). she has integrity, poise and a wicked sense of humour. oh, and she takes no enemies.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

the hypocrisy surrounding Sarah Palin

i just don't get it. Sarah Palin is everything wymyns lib has been working toward. she is a strong independent woman, she has been an advocate for her children, raising them while working. she has achieved remarkable success. the governor of a state, no matter what the population, is nothing to scoff. yet, the liberal moonbats have done nothing but demean her, including questioning her ability to be a good mother while performing her duties. and why? because her politics differ from theirs. what a bunch of hypocrites.

actually, i do get it. those loonies tried to steal my soul when they thought i was young and foolish. my parents raised me right.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


they should have been protesting at the DNC as well. these people are absolutely senseless.. how many of their "heroes" voted for the war?

Monday, September 1, 2008

nicole kidman

was a better actress when she was an aussie and a redhead

just my humble opinon

soup's on!

the garden is trimmed and weeded, new flowers are planted, errands are done, so now 'tis time to make soup. first up is cream of asparagus with leeks, then leek and potato, then a hodge podge of green veggies in a beef broth. since the cook is making all these up as she goes, lots of black swan cab is called for! so put your feet up and i will call you when ready to serve

update: the soups are ready and i am still standing ;)

and managed to keep the kitchen somewhat clean in the process..

Hurricane Gustav

it is good news that gustav has weakened. let us hope that he doesn't pick up too much steam as he heads across the gulf. and i am glad that the good governor of louisiana (come on, do you really think nagin ordered the evacuations on his own?) took the proper precautions and ordered everyone out of new orleans.

there are also people in texas who are going to be hit and probably harder than new orleans. i pray and wish for their safety.

UPDATE: early days yet, but it looks like the storm of the century isn't! (9.02am east coast time)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

hot damn! what a woman

sarah palin!

snappy answers

Snappy Answer #1
A stewardess was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a
man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket, and he opened his
coat and flashed her. Without missing a beat she said, "Sir, I need to
see your ticket, not your stub."

Snappy Answer #2
A lady was picking through the frozen chickens at the supermarket, but
couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked the shelf
stacker, "Do these chickens get any bigger?" He replied, "No, they're

Snappy Answer #3
The policeman got out of his car and the lad who was stopped for
speeding rolled down his window. "I've been waiting for you all day,"
the Policeman said. The lad replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I
could." When the policeman finally stopped laughing, he sent the lad on
his way without a ticket.

Snappy Answer #4
A lorry driver was driving along. A sign comes up that reads "Low bridge
ahead." Before he knows it the bridge is right ahead of him and he gets
stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a police
car comes up. The policeman gets out of his car and walks around to the
lorry driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck?" The
lorry driver says, "No mate, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of

and finally #5, THE TEACHER Snappy Answer OF THE YEAR A university
lecturer reminds her students of tomorrow's final exam. "Now, I won't
tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a
nuclear attack or a serious personal injury or illness, or a death in
your immediate family but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!" A
smart-arse bloke in the back of the room raised his hand and asks, "What
would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter
sexual exhaustion?" The entire class does its best to stifle their
laughter. When silence is restored, the lecturer smiles sympathetically
at the student, shakes her head, and sweetly says, "Well, I suppose
you'd have to write the exam with your other hand."

more scotland

martin takes wonderful photos

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

i do believe i am intelligent and responsible enough to make my own decisions

when the smoking bans were being passed around the free world, i predicted that next they would come after the booze. the ink wasn't even dry on the no smoking signs when the assault began. here is more.. and it's time we stop being complacent to the government's need to be our nanny.

a good read from spiked online

Monday, August 25, 2008

one of my favourite jokes - i don't care how old it is!

Saddam Hussein was sitting down wondering who to bomb next, when his phone rang.
"Hello," the voice said. "This is Paddy at the Harp Pub in Ireland, I am ringing you to say me and a couple of me mates are declaring war on you!"

"Well Paddy," replied Saddam, "how big is your army"

"Well lets see there's me, my brother sean, my next door neighbour seamus and the local dart team."

"Ahh" said Saddam. "I must tell you that you are against 1 million men, 16000 tanks and 14000 armoured personnel carriers."

Paddy then hung up....The next day, sure enough, Paddy rung again, "The war is still on Mr. Hussein." Paddy said. "We now have some infantry and equipment."

"What would that be" Saddam asked.

"Well we have 2 combines, a bulldozer, and Father Murpheys Grey Fergy tractor," Paddy replied.

Saddam sighed "Paddy may I tell you that my army has increased to 2 million men since we last spoke."

"I'll get back to ya," Paddy said. Sure enough Paddy rang again, "Right Mr. Hussein, we've modified our two seater Harrigans ultra light plane with a gattling gun, and four boys from the Shamrock Pub have joined us."

Saddam cleared his throat lay back on his chair and said, "Paddy... I have 10000 bombers, 20000 fighter planes, and I am surrounded by surface to air lazer guided missles, and my army has incresed to 2 and a half million men since yesterday."

"Oh" said Paddy, "I'll have to ring ya back"

Paddy called again the next day and said "I'm sorry, but the wars been called off."

"I'm sorry to hear that, why the sudden change of heart?" asked Saddam.

"Well after a discussion over a couple of pints we decided there's no way we could feed two and a half million prisoners"

more sage advice on friendships

1. When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you are thinking of something that I would probably want to be involved in.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag you about it every chance I get until you're NOT.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will try to use only little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will laugh at your clumsy ass, but I'll help you up.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask;
Because you are my friend.

here's a good example of government controlled healthcare

governments never run efficiently. they aren't designed to. here is a little article about the fiasco in massachusetts-the much touted masshealth program. and as far as "free" healthcare goes, people are paying $400 a month for this program. hardly free now is it?

masshealth for the masses broken

Friday, August 22, 2008


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked
An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body
I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street
When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job

ps.. already posted at kae's

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

heaven on earth

a friend of mine sent me this photo.. i decided it is where i want to retire.. now lets see if i can post it