Saturday, August 21, 2010

Time is running out to get your Chocolate covered Bacon

Would you try this "food?"

If you are pregnant and the photo or thought of this food make you sick, I'm sorry! Where can you get such a delicacy? You can find it and other odd foods at the Illinois State Fair, of course! You better hurry though, because the fair ends Sunday! (State Journal-Register)

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It's Caturday!

Thinking of "TheMom" with fond memories.

These and other funny cat photos, videos, and so much more can be found at

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Joe the Plumber making the rounds in Illinois

He is Joe the Plumber and was actually in my little town tonight. We don't see a whole lot of celebrities in these parts. If you're lucky, Joe will be in your town next! According to various sources, "Joe will have drink and hors devours - everyone will get a chance to speak personally with Joe and learn about his life since meeting President Barack Obama."

For only $50 you too could have been at his little shindig! Joe was at nearby Pittfield last night, and will be in Springfield tomorrow night speaking at Take Back Illinois 912 meetings. After that, I don't know where he will be (and I don't care).

According to their official website for Take Back Illinois 912, it is "an organization for conservative minded individuals that are worried about the direction and..." (blahblahblah). That quote came from a badge on their site that you can get and put on your site and it really does end with the dot dot dot. I have no idea what really goes after the dot dot dot.

It is such a comprehensive website with a very long and rather confusing mission statement and "The Plan," by Glenn Beck. I suppose it gives the conservatives around here something to do. I hope they keep Mama Grizzly Palin as their most polarizing candidate in the next presidential election!

I saw no newspaper advertisement, but this flyer was circulated all over town--too funny! It doesn't say the cost for this once in a lifetime event, but the local website, shows the cost for the event at $50.00 per person. That site has been updated already and shows that ten people attended! WooHoo!

And Joe, wasn't your fifteen minutes of fame over in 2008?

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sarah Palin rolls her eyes at a teacher

I don't know about you, but I think teachers deserve a lot more respect than this.

I saw this on the early morning news and would like to share it with those of you that missed it. I'm sure it is VIRAL on the Internet by now though! Watch daughter Bristol, thirty seconds in to it put her two cents worth in and say "she represents the United States!" you don't! There is a hilarious version of this video on YouTube, but embedding is disabled on it. If you have time search for the other one, as it has captions and shows her rolling her eyes and head a lot and shows her asking over and over "What do you do?" And the lady tells her, "I'm a teacher." And it all happened during the filming of Palin's reality show! I'm sure it won't be on that though. Pathetic!

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Monday, August 9, 2010

With Time, One Learns

With Time, One Learns...

After some time, one learns the subtle difference between holding hands and enter-twining souls,
And one learns that love doesn't mean laying together,
And that company doesn't mean safety,

And one begins to learn...
That kisses are not contracts and gifts are not promises,
And one begins to accept his failures with head held high,
And with open eyes, one learns to lay out his paths today,
Because the terrain of tomorrow is too unsure for plans...
And the future has a way of falling apart.
And after some time, one learns that if it is too much, even the heat of the sun will burn.
So one plants his own garden and adorns his own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring him flowers.
And one learns that he really can endure, that he really is strong, that he really is worth something,

And one learns and learns... and with each day, brings more lessons.
With time, you learn that being with someone because they offer you a good future means that sooner or later, you will long to return to your past.
With time, you understand that, only a person who is capable of loving you with all your defects, without trying to change you, loves you un-conditionally.
With time, you realize that if you are at the side of that person just to accompany your loneliness, you will inevitably end up alone.
With time, you understand that true friends are numbered, and that he who does not fight for them sooner or later will see himself surrounded only by false friendships.
With time, you learn that words said in a moment of rage can continue to hurt the one you wounded, for an entire lifetime.
With time, you learn that anyone can apologize, but only those with great souls are able to forgive.
With time, you learn that if you have hurt a friend badly, the friendship will likely never be the same again.
With time, you realize that although you are happy with your friends, some day you will cry for those that you let go.

With time, you realize that every experience with every person is unrepeatable.
With time, you realize that he who humiliates or degrades a human being sooner or later will suffer the same humiliation or degradation four-fold.
With time, you understand that hurrying things or forcing them to happen will result in them not turning out how you hoped.
With time, you realize that in reality, the best thing was not the future, but the moment you were living right at that instant.
With time, you will see that although you are happy with those by your side, you will grieve for those who were with you yesterday but have now left.
With time, you will learn that trying to forgive someone or ask forgiveness from someone, saying you love someone, saying you miss someone, saying you need someone, saying you want someone standing before their grave, is too late and no longer makes sense.

But unfortunately, only with time... One Learns.

--author unknown

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Friday, August 6, 2010

The Future of Proposition 8

AssociatedPress | August 05, 2010

The judge's ruling on California's gay marriage ban was harsh yet carefully worded. One some say would be tough to overturn as the landmark legal debate goes to the appeals court and possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Aug. 5)

I figured the blogs and news would be burning up with this story in the past few days, so I thought I would wait and let it sink in. Or maybe I had to wait and pinch myself to see if it were actually true (maybe I was dreaming). No, it really is true! Needless to say, I am personally very happy about a federal judge's decision to overturn Prop 8.

It will be interesting to hear what President Obama has to say. Recently he has said things like we can't have fifty different states with fifty different illegal immigration laws. (I'm not quoting him, but you know it's out there). So why is it alright then to have fifty different states with fifty different laws regarding same sex marriage? It must be that ridiculous law known as the Defense of Marriage Act, which by the way...

According to Wikipedia, President Barack Obama's political platform included full repeal of DOMA.[16][17] On June 12, 2009, the Department of Justice issued a brief defending the constitutionality of DOMA in the case of Smelt v. United States of America in line with its constitutional duty to enforce and defend federal laws.[18] This action drew scorn from some organizations in favor of same-sex marriage, such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Empowering Spirits Foundation, with a heavy focus on the brief's specific arguments.[19][20] On June 15, 2009, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese sent a four page letter to President Barack Obama in response to the Department of Justice brief, in which he laid out the case of LGBT people as equal human beings and urged, "We call on you to put your principles into action and send legislation repealing DOMA to Congress. (Wikipedia)

Well, whatdaya know, I didn't have to search very hard to find out what the President has to say about this issue. But who knows what he will say today, tomorrow, and in the future. Please don't flame me, because what I found is from Fox News, (it really is a great article), but I found it interesting and wanted to share (be sure to read the comments:

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shameful Thieves of the Day

...Alleged, of course! Things that come to mind... hmmmm: Desperate, thieves, pathetic, thieves, steals, thief, theft, larceny, shoplifters, thieves, pilferer, disgusting, shameless thieves!

btw...I can't stand a thief!

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