Saturday May 25, 2013
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It’s that time of year again when all our thoughts should turn to the coming of the holiday Sunday and we should express our feelings of sadness to all our acquaintances from south of the border☺.
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was
manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars
of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was
to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New
York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise
ever delivered to Mexico.... But as we know....the great ship did not
make it to New York....The ship hit an iceberg and sank....and the cargo was forever lost....The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery....were disconsolate at the loss....Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day.... The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th.... and is known...of course....as
Sinko de Mayo....
Being in Illinois I'm more than aware of the old DC 2,3,4 waltz dance around the truth. Rand Paul is apparently trying to put a stop to the reckless spending of our money. We had a US congressman who was trying to do the same by sleeping in his office thus foregoing the cost of either a hotel room/suite or a house. He was defeated in the last election by a machine supported candidate. The people of that district are getting exactly what they deserve, someone who will probably throw away any good sense she may have had in favor of paying off those who supported her by installing them in positions that probably aren't needed.
The sad truth seems to be that those who get elected to any level of government soon forget all their pronouncements of supporting governmental frugality and excellence. Seems to be the same problem with both parties, but more prevalent with the Demo-dummies. No matter who is elected they seem to think that they have become our bosses instead of our employees.
Today, Tuesday, there is a primary election in the 2nd congressional district to replace a congressman who resigned because of misappropriation of campaign funds. And his wife has resigned her elected job of Alderwoman in Chicago for apparently the same reason. What is so puzzling is that one of the plethora of candidates (Democratic) is a convicted statutory rapist. Just think, if he should win the primary, he'll have access to all those funds. And it's pretty much a surety that the Democrat will win the general election.
So the question is, how are people allowed to take public office when they have such checkered pasts or show a bend in the direction of forgetting that they are the representatives of the ones who elected them, not their emperors.
For all of you who voted for this slug & his many broken promises, happy, happy. And for those of you who knew the truth about him, stand up & say "I told you so". Below is from xfinity by Comcast.
Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law
Dear Pat et al, first I must apologize for the title of this string, it should have been “what will we do” but in my excitement my fingers got out of whack & I hit the post key too soon.
Secondly I have to admit that I'm very disappointed in the vote because I'm quite scared of what I believe the future holds for our country under this question mark we have at 1600.
Thirdly, yes Pat you are correct in what you have said. What strikes me as so disgusting about the Patraeus affair is that congressmen are “investigating” him for doing exactly what they do themselves. The hypocrisy of these governmental members is almost unfathomable.
The frightening aspect of the result of the vote is that we are probably destined to continue our downward plunge towards being an afterword in some one's history book. The continuing gutting of our military both financially & in leadership, the downward trend of our economy, the dumming down of our citizens and the general misdirection of our thoughts while we are being told how wonderful things are strikes me as being somewhat Hitler like.
So I again ask “what will we do”
Oh what will we do now that we’ll be given control of our TVs & phones back. The election being only 2 days away we’ll have our time taken up for only a short while. It’s such a shame that we won’t be seeing any more tv ads telling us how “progressive” a particular candidate is. They’re almost always a democrat touting that line, which invariably means we’re going to have it stuck to us some more. And then there’s the other bunch telling us how bad their opponents are & how they’ve managed to get into our pockets & empty them. The sad truth is both parties have done that. BOHICA!
I question what ever happened to honesty & integrity? I guess they’re words & meanings that no longer apply to our lives! Why should they when a party can follow the precepts of Joseph Goebbels (as our present administration in DC does) & keep telling the same story over again & again until people start believing it. And then ask the voting public to give them the opportunity to do it for 4 more years. I guess it’s felt that people don’t have the ability to discern what is really happening to us & our way of life. The sad truth is that it seems to be true, witness IL, CA, NV and other states.
So now that we’ll have fewer political ads on the TV maybe we’ll be able to see more obfuscations and stories about how good a particular pharmaceutical is for us or something about a new (or old) toothpaste. And now we’ll have the chance to sit down & eat a meal without it being interrupted by some candidate’s campaign telling us how essential it is that we give everything including the kitchen sink to them in order to save our republic.
I for one will be greatly relieved to get a small part of my life back as long as more restrictions & regulations aren’t placed on it as the present administration is doing & wants to do.
Pat, if only you could apply that to a new toilet, you would be a very rich person compliments of Bill Gates.
Kim, your statement is amazingly correct. Unfortunately those you mentioned and so many others who feel compelled or who are coerced by those who control their livelihoods will NOT shut up. Witness the so-called “freedom marches”, the overblown and overbearing sit-ins and marches that normal Americans are subjected to in the media.
So when the opportunity arises to speak out against the travesty and smothering actions of any and all levels of government, many of us chose to stand up and be counted. Many cheers for those who did so yesterday and definitely many, many cheers for those in the Tea Party who have decided to no longer sit quietly on the sidelines.
Sounds like your legislature is taking & applying lessons from IL. BOHICA
Tom, Don't know where else to put this comment.
Just got back from trying to get something to eat at Chick-Fil-A. There are 3 of these restaurants in the chicago area, so we had our choice. As I didn't want to go to the north side, we chose to go to the Orland Park location. Those of you unfamiliar with the chicago & it's suburban areas, Orland Park is a very large suburban city on the SW side. It's main drag is LaGrange Rd. a six lane highway upon which a very large amount of traffic travels.
When we went out there to try our chances at lunch, we might as well have saved the trip. Traffic was backed up so bad they had to put traffic cops there in order to try to keep some semblance of order. And when we finally got into the parking area, the waiting lines were hours long. We spoke to one gentleman asking him how long a wait and were informed he had to wait over 1 ½ hours just to place his order.
Now you may wonder why I even say anything about this. It's because, hopefully, this is a continuation of the awakening of the normally apathetic American citizen. Back here in IL we've become used to the demorat actions of the state, county and big city governments, so when something like Chick-Fil-A day is so overwhelmingly successful and rham & moreno get a figurative kick in the rear, it makes me feel good. Whether or not there will be a backing off of the stupid actions by the above politicos remains to be seen. My guess is that they won't because like the chicoms, they don't want to lose face & they're liberals to boot. People who believe in freedom of speech only when it suites them.
Tom, my wife uses white vinegar as a weed killer, but Pat is correct, don't get it on your grass or other flora. It will kill almost everything that it comes in contact with. 1 problem (?) is that it doesn't last very long, usually only till the first rain after application. But it is cheaper that the commercial weed killers and as a rule wont hurt pets.
So if you don't mind your yard smelling like a salad for a little while, have at it.
And Tom, you might try sprinkling some cinnamon around, it seems to work for us. Also ants don't seem to like Taro much.
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