HEADLINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There's one that is the most normal?

There's one that is the most normal?

1.  Can Gitmo’s terrorists be rehabilitated?
Ummm, gonna go out on a limb, here….99 percent of them?  NOPE!

2.  HAPPY DAYS WILL BE HERE AGAIN
YAY!  Fonzie will be mackin’ on all the ladies at the reitrement home!  I wonder if Leather Tuscadero will be there to entertain in the day room.  (You know, when my grandmom was in an assisted living home, I’d walk by the day room and hear the folks singing songs from the ’30s, ’40s and such…made me wonder what my generation will be singing in the home…Madonna?  Maiden?)

3.  Men charged with taking tourists on police chase
Huh?  You mean that 100 mph excursion down 1-95 wasn’t part of the “Philly pay-for-two-get-three nights special”?  Dang.

4.  Man tries to rob hotel with a butter knife
“Give me all of your cream cheese, or the bagel gets it!”

5.  Food Fight: Couple Accused of Assault Using Cheetos
It’s not easy being a cheetah.

6.  Pastor Welcomes Gun Owners to Bring Their Handguns to Church
He best not go past 12:00 p.m., though.  People get itchy around that time.

7.   White House announces new lighting standards…
Keeping us in the dark is nothing new, guys.

8. Thief nabbed selling stolen mower to owner
“Hey, dude.  You wanna buy a mower?”

“Yeah.  Mine got stolen the other day.  How much you want?”

“$50.”

“Let me see it first….HEY!  That’s my mower you moron!”

“Prove it!”

“It has my name on it and it is pink.  How many mowers do you see that are pink?  Huh?”

9. Worm charmer, 10, sets new record
Seriously?
I don’t even know what to say.  Is worm charming the minor-league for snake charming?

10. NYC bondage block party avoids complaints
Well, are you going to complain to people armed with whips, chains, and cuffs?

I could be a bazillionaire!

My skills are needed overseas, folks!  Well, if I didn’t have a hearty sensitivity to soy and soy-based products I could go.

My cousin sent me this link via my Facebook wall.  Here are some of my favorites.  (Be sure to click to see them.)

I’m not sure I want to eat at this restaurant.

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Now, I know, from experience, that not all languages utilize articles in the structure of their sentences.  However, reading this will show you the importance of “a,” “an,” and “the”.

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And in keeping with the funny…

Soooo….

You ever get that bloated, “I-ate-too-much,” and my belly hurts feeling?  Yeah, I think Bussie felt that way, yesterday.  That is a speck of food on his tummy.  (I’m trying to teach myself Photoshop.  Hopefully, I’ll get better.)

Here are my efforts at erasing and painting.  The magic wand and other thingy were a bit frustrating.

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Sunday Song

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.

When we wait on God, His timing, and His perfect plan…everything is so much better and sweeter.

“I will wait for you There”–Phil Wickham

RANT

a aangrySo, when you buy a car, a house, join a health club, or get a cell phone plan, you read the fine print…the contract, right?  After all, you don’t want to be surprised when that $25 charge per month for the first year of whatever turns into $125, thereafter.

Well, yet again, Congress has seen fit to not read legislation before it is passed, especially after changes were made to an original document.

Consequently, Republican or Democrat, if you are representing NJ, and it comes time to vote for you…I’m voting AGAINST you.  I don’t care who you are.

Yes, I contacted my representative about the cap and trade BS.  Yes, I’m now wondering what I will have to give up to keep driving to my job.  I already pay around $2,000 per school year (36 weeks) for gas.  Last year, when the cost of gas was more, I paid closer to $3,000.  Living in NJ prohibits my ability to live in or near my school district.  Costs are too high.  For example, the house my dad has bought for me (so blessed…beyond blessed), would be a major fixer-upper price near where I teach and the property taxes would be $2,000 +/- a year more.  Not to mention that it is more congested and crowded up there, along with a quality of life that is lacking.

So…there is also the impact on the regular folk:  rising costs for industry and such = rising costs for us.

That’s just my simpleton view on it, but you know we are always the ones that bear the brunt of “costs”.  And yes, I read up on this a bit:  some opinion from both sides and some non-partisan commentary and reports.

So tired of all the B.S.  Does Washington realize that all of the rules they make have consequences?  We are not of unlimited funds.  Our bosses won’t give us raises so that we can afford to live in a government-standing-on-your-throat society.

Meanwhile….Nancy-poo flies back and forth from Cali in a huge plane.  All I do is go to work in my 4 cyl. car, use reusable bags, sit in a dark apartment (except for my computer and TV), use lukewarm showers instead of hot, and wash my clothes in cold water.  Wonder how many of the folks who voted for this do the same.

They could have at least read the legislation and debated it…or had open committee on it.

Maybe I’m just done voting, period.

Caption Contest

Ahoy!  It’s time for the weekly caption contest.  Provide your wit, and I will post the winners Tuesday evening.  Have a great weekend!  🙂

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THE WINNERS
3.  Maggie Mama
Obama considers himself a master of diplomacy and generally a smooth talker, but there was no way he was getting a free credit report.

2.  Rodney Dill
Obama speaks to Chief Justice, Dread Pirate Roberts  (Ed…loved the Princess Bride reference! )

This week’s winner is. . .
1.  Wyatt Earp
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of dumb.

OTHER CAPTION CONTESTS:

Cowboy Blob

Family Security Matters

Right Pundits

Rodney Dill

Wyatt

Michael Jackson

When I was a little girl, I loved to watch ANYTHING that had music and/or dance (if it had both…uber-happy).

I was given to watching a lot of variety shows (Sonny & Cher, Cher, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, etc…).  During that time the Jackson 5 was huge.  Bigger than life.  They had a cartoon and their own show.  I remember watching Michael Jackson and just wanting to do his spins.  I tried, but it was kind of hard to do on carpet…rub burns on the bottom of the feet and all.

I even dragged my dad to The Wiz, because I wanted to watch Michael Jackson dance.

Then came Thriller.  He lost me by that point.  I was on to my heavy metal world.  But, over the years I have watched the attention given to him.  Frankly, I never understood the hyper-appeal he had on fans (especially overseas).  He was a talented singer and dancer, but he was also given to quite strange behavior and appearance, alleged criminal behavior, and a childhood (from what has been made public) that was less than glamorous, opposite of what people expected and assumed.

He leaves behind children and family members, and I assume most, if  not all, loved him.  He was that little kid and that tragic adult.

This week Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson have died.  My thoughts and prayers go out to their friends and families, for they are feeling the pain of loss.  Yes, really did pray for them.

This is my favorite Jackson 5 song.  I bring it up on YouTube once in a while and when it comes on the radio, I blast it and sing along:

Unfortunately, with the death of an icon for a generation (whether you liked him or not), there will come the endless reports, crying fans, and worship-like attention (just like Elvis).  I hate that part of our culture…I’ll just change the channel.