Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tom Coburn's 'Wastebook' Highlights $25B in Wacky Spending

"As you glance at each of the entries presented in this report, place your personal political persuasion aside and ask yourself: Do each of these represent a real national priority that should be spared from budget cuts or are these excesses that should have been eliminated in order to spare deeper cuts to those services and missions that should be performed by the federal ​ ​ government?

"When it comes to spending your money, those in Washington tend to see no waste, speak no waste, and cut no waste."

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=d204730e-4a24-4711-b1db-99bb6c29d4b6 

(A Shame. A Crying Shame.)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Day So Far and Plight of Christians and Others in the Middle East

It's a cool 83ºF over here on the island. We're expecting rain this weekend. That's good and bad. Good because it means no water rationing. Bad because there will be thunderstorms and landslides in the mountains. And Slinky will go nuts if there's thunder. I'll just give him Benadryl and put him in his cage, he can't hide in my closet amongst my yarn. Nope nope nope.

Eddie's book presentation is next Thursday. The small college where he teaches is sponsoring the event (it was their idea) and his friends from an advertising agency took over the promotion, for free. They are really going for it. I knew Eddie was well-liked among his peers, and respected for his knowledge, but he didn't have to call in any favors, people are just doing this because they like him and love him, too. Me, I feel that we are blessed. Eddie does things that I myself wouldn't, and earlier this week told me, "It's what I've always done, and it's what the Lord would have me do. I don't regret any of it."

I definitely have to keep him, yep yep yep.

Fearless Boss is having fun on his last free day. He bought Amanda some rattles (there's really no stopping him, he has so much fun looking and choosing) and I-don't-know-what-else and is sending me a box which is supposed to arrive on Tuesday. Soon I'll be working on that crochet dachshund my oldest sister wants, a little white cardigan for Amanda, and then finish a baby blanket I've been working on and off for about 3 years. It's so simple, but has I work on it only when I'm at a doctor's office, because it helps me while away the time. *:) happy

I heard some thunder, or a large truck in the distance. I'd better locate the Benadryl. I hope Dan didn't place it on top of the kitchen cabinets. I've told them to quit putting things up there and they just laugh at me and call me "short Mom!" and then place it there again the next time. Okay, if that, and leaving their socks around and some dishes undone are my only complaints concerning my sons, then I'm blessed, aren't I? No signs of drugs nor any other stuff. I'm surely blessed.

See what's happening in the Middle East, a genocide. This is sad. I hope the US *and* the rest of the world see that this is bad, bad, bad, not only for them, but for the whole world. If good men do nothing, evil will prosper. The American government, if it does nothing, will eventually have to deal with this, because it won't stop nor be contained in Iraq and Syria. It will spread. And spread. And it will touch us and then some.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tangled Webs...

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem "In Marmion" (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII).


On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr:

"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual;

he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions."

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Squares for Charity

My "Serious Granny Square."

Friday, June 13, 2014

Evolved...







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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Anniversary Flowers

(:  Anniversary flowers from Eddie, 28 roses for 28 years.  :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

'No PLAN OF CENTRALIZATION has ever been adopted which did not result in TYRANNY.'

American Minute with Bill Federer
'No PLAN OF CENTRALIZATION has ever been adopted which did not result in TYRANNY.'-Calvin Coolidge


President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given MAY 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia:

"But there is another...recent development... the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities.



Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency.

When they are successful, minority rule is established...

The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of necessary business, which becomes little less than oppressive..."



Coolidge continued:

"No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline.

Of all forms of government, those administered by bureaus are about the least satisfactory to an enlightened and progressive people. Being irresponsible they become autocratic...

Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy.

It...sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody..."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sea Star or Starfish?

Either name, I finished the crochet dishcloth for my aunt. Hope she likes this dishcloth.