28 February, 2015
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Your Wednesday Wednesday
Ben Shapiro: Why Jews Vote Leftist?
KIDS REACT TO TYPEWRITERS
KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS
38 CALIBER CIRCUMCISION
My Cat Got a Better Credit Card Offer Than Me
In Washington, they are practically praying for a Christian terrorist. At a breakfast in January, President Obama reached all the way back to the Crusades for an example of violence purportedly motivated by Christian extremism. Days later, when three Muslims were murdered in Chapel Hill, social media erupted with demands that Christians be called upon to condemn the attacks in the same way that Muslims are called upon to condemn acts of Islamic terrorism, and the disappointment was palpable when the man charged with those murders turned out to be a militant atheist and Rachel Maddow fan who was angry about a parking dispute.
[from the comments]
Remember when they were openly pleading to see a Tea Party member as the culprit in the Boston Marathon Bombing?
YEAH, WELL, I THINK AMERICANS SHOULD IGNORE OBAMA’S PRONOUNCEMENTS WHEN IT’S IMPORTANT, TOO: Rasmussen: Plurality of Democrats think Obama should be able to ignore court rulings if it’s “important.” Quit paying taxes, obey only the laws you agree with, and punish anyone who tries to tell you otherwise. Goose, meet gander.
MORE GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE HERE
The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”
JAY CARUSO: The Media: When You Attack Obama, You’re Attacking Them. “In Obama they see themselves. What he wants to carry out is what they want and they are going to do what they can to make sure these last two years he gets to do just that, the consequences be damned. So whether it is going after Rudy Giuliani or going after a Congressional staffer for a slight against the Obama daughters, the media is going to be out to defend Obama at all costs. That’s what the palace guard does.”
How One Fed-Up Dude Fixed an Awful Highway Sign Himself
At some point in your life you’ve probably encountered a problem in the built world where the fix was obvious to you. Maybe a door that opened the wrong way, or poorly painted marker on the road. Mostly, when we see these things, we grumble on the inside, and then do nothing.
But not Richard Ankrom.
This video shows the main parts of Wright’s sermon. One aspect of the video is very remarkable, yet almost no one seems to have noticed it. This is the reaction of the parishioners. As you can see in the video, the parishioners agree with Wright. Indeed, they agree enthusiastically. Several cheer when he reaches his climax—that God should damn America. Approximately half clap or stand up during the crescendo. As best I can tell, none of the parishioners are bothered by Wright’s words.
As any reasonable person would conclude, those parishioners do not love America. Even if Obama did not attend the sermon, and even if he never became aware of it, he had to know about the anti-American attitudes of his fellow parishioners. Yet he still chose to attend the church for some two decades.
[From the comments]
As you say, “Bottom line: Obama is probably not a Christian, when looking at the key points of doctrine that Christians agree among themselves to be the key defining elements. He may nonetheless see himself as one, due to his belief that if you identify yourself with the traditions of Christianity, even if the traditions as you’ve learned them from Rev. Wright himself, then you are.”
Agreed. I would just add that like many leftists Obama calls himself “X” in order to give his arguments the force of authority as being a member of “X”.
If he thought calling himself a Jew would give himself more authority he would call himself a Jew.
[That’s a key point; Call yourself X, so you can say, “I’ve always been X, BUT… – me]
THOMAS LIFSON: Rudy Giuliani And The One-Way Taboo. “Democrats are free to impugn their opponents’ decency and patriotism while Republicans never are allowed to do so. . . . The reason why the taboo against criticizing the love of country applies only to Democrats is because the question cuts too close to home for them, and they control the media enforcers of the taboo.”
Democrats use “civility” as a shield because they know that conservatives care about civility, while Democrats don’t. Thus, reproached for incivility, Republicans will retreat, while Dems will say “screw you, I’m stickin’ it to the man.”
[From the comments]
At the intersection of Calvin and Muad’Dib, we have this wisdom: http://calvinanddune.tumblr.com/post/56234161686/when-i-am-weaker-than-you-i-ask-you-for-freedom
“When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.”
I fear that we have been undone by our own decency. Sociopaths always know how to manipulate the rest of us thusly.
Saul Alinsky framed it this way in his fourth Rule for Radicals: “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” Alinsky’s own comment on the Rule: “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Of course, when they defeat us, they will certainly make the rules to be whatever they want them to be. Because winning makes you the boss.
ED ROGERS IN THE WASHINGTON POST: Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of reasons. “It’s easy to imagine Bill Clinton and either President Bush getting teary-eyed at the proverbial Fourth of July parade, as the veterans wave and flatbeds filled with 4-H kids roll by. It’s hard to imagine Obama in a similar situation. He has a cerebral, cool and aloof style that keeps him a little distant. It also probably makes some people wonder whether he feels much when faced with traditional triggers that warm the heart and produce the classic, patriotic, emotional response one would associate with the romanticized traditional love of country. Fair enough. But beyond generalities about style and persona, Obama’s policies, declarations and overall conduct in office make some think he is dissatisfied with America and its self-image. . . .
Many were left flat-footed and with jaws dropped after the president’s remarks at the recent National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, where he let the Islamic terrorists know that he is keeping their actions in context. Obama felt compelled to equate today’s Islamic terrorist butchers to the Christian Crusaders of 900 years ago. It was just another example of how the president appears willing to try to understand — if not justify — the actions of those who hate America. When the president is slow to condemn our enemies, it raises doubts about what he really thinks of their case against America.”
In a sign that America’s institutions of higher learning may be lost forever to the radical left,
in college students in Arizona can now take a class on “hating whitey.”
In line with the extreme academic discipline called critical race theory, which is prevalent on
campuses across America, Arizona State University is now offering a course on “the
problem of whiteness,” according to Campus Reform.
Critical race theory is a belief that relies heavily on the myth of institutional racism, the
opinion that racism is inherent in America, brought on by white privilege and white
The permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app or device without government review, ends this week. On Thursday the three Democrats among the five commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate the Internet under rules written for monopoly utilities.
No one, including the bullied FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, thought the agency would go this far. The big politicization came when President Obama in November demanded that the supposedly independent FCC apply the agency’s most extreme regulation to the Internet. A recent page-one Wall Street Journal story headlined “Net Neutrality: How White House Thwarted FCC Chief” documented “an unusual, secretive effort inside the White House . . . acting as a parallel version of the FCC itself.”…
The more than 300 pages of new regulations are secret, but Mr. Wheeler says they will subject the Internet to the key provisions of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, under which the FCC oversaw Ma Bell.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
Unlike a precinct, no one taken to Homan Square is said to be booked. Witnesses, suspects or other Chicagoans who end up inside do not appear to have a public, searchable record entered into a database indicating where they are, as happens when someone is booked at a precinct. Lawyers and relatives insist there is no way of finding their whereabouts. Those lawyers who have attempted to gain access to Homan Square are most often turned away, even as their clients remain in custody inside.
“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes.
Post-college life isn’t working out for you, is it? I don’t mean this as an insult, but look at you: You’re sitting at work and reading this on the down-low, alt-tabbing to a spreadsheet your boss asked you to do four days ago whenever he walks by. It doesn’t take four days to do a spreadsheet. You know this. Your boss knows this. Nobody even wants the spreadsheet you are pretending to make. You will go home and your roommate will ask you what you did today and you won’t be able to remember.
It wasn’t supposed to go like this. You imagined walking out straight from the graduation ceremony into a good job—OK, maybe you didn’t have this pictured so clearly in your head, but you imagined an interview at some hip office, a boss lauding your 3.5 GPA, your film studies degree, your semester spent DJing a bluegrass show on college radio. Health insurance! A bank account that’s never empty! Parents who don’t lie to their friends about what you do!
Thing is, that’s usually not the case, is it? Here are the three things that happen to you post-college:
The stalemate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was broken Wednesday as the Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown.
Democrats agreed to support the DHS bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stripped out provisions inserted by the House that would reverse President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
The only votes against proceeding to the bill came from Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
“Democrats will support getting on the House Homeland Security funding bill. In exchange, the leader will provide the only amendment, [it] will be a clean Homeland Security funding substitute,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said
[I thought Harry Reid wasn’t the Senate Majority Leader any more. Obviously, my mistake]
President Obama warned workers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive amnesty, or else.
He made the comments in a town hall event on immigration on MSNBC.
According to the White House pool report, President Obama was asked for reassurance that people wouldn’t be deported as the legal battle over the executive amnesty plays out in the courts.
“Until we pass a law through Congress, the executive actions we’ve taken are not going to be permanent; they are temporary. There are going to be some jurisdictions and there may be individual ICE official or Border Control agent not paying attention to our new directives. But they’re going to be answerable to the head of Homeland Security because he’s been very clear about what our priorities will be,” Obama said, according to a partial transcript provided by the pool reporter.
IN MY OWN OBSERVATION, SUPPORT FOR SOCIALISM SEEMS TO BE CLOSELY LINKED WITH A WILLINGNESS TO CHEAT ON TAXES: Greece Struggles to Get Citizens to Pay Their Taxes.
During the country’s centurieslong occupation by the Ottomans, avoiding taxes was a sign of patriotism. Today, that distrust is focused on the government, which many Greeks see as corrupt, inefficient and unreliable.
“Greeks consider taxes as theft,” said Aristides Hatzis, an associate professor of law and economics at the University of Athens. “Normally taxes are considered the price you have to pay for a just state, but this is not accepted by the Greek mentality.” . . . Alleged corruption among politicians only strengthens Greeks’ conviction that evading taxes in their own everyday lives isn’t a serious crime, and little stigma is attached to getting caught, unlike in other European countries or even the U.S.
[From the comments]
Socialists outsource personal virtue. They no longer donate to charity, they have government welfare programs for that. They no longer have the capability to protect themselves, they have government law enforcement for that. They don’t bother to be tolerant or accepting of others, they have the government mandate and then enforce it under threat of law. Their word is valueless unless hauled into court and the government forces them to uphold the terms of their agreement.
Is it any wonder that they eventually decide that if the government wants taxes, it should print money and pay them itself?
25 February, 2015
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We, in the office, had an interesting moment the other day when a coworker announced her pregnancy. She also let it be known that she knew if it was a boy or girl, but wanted to let the crew know in some fashion other than just an announcement. A party was planned at which point she would reveal the sex of the baby and I offered to make the cupcakes. It was revealed to me that not only would the baby have a certain set of genitalia, but that the entire office and the two adjacent offices would be attending. So much for a pan of cupcakes I was originally planning. Yes, I was thinking just spoon into the bottom of the cup, dye a bit of the mixture, spoon that into the middle, cover the top, a splash of frosting, and then we’re done. No, I took a plunge off the deep end and decided that a couple cakes were appropriate for such a crowd and since it was either boy or girl, one for each would be appropriate and the new mom could cut into the cake of choice.
As an afterthought, I added a small cake to the center with a curly tail to be the ultrasound wand. Now, when one has an ultrasound and is looking for a certain part of anatomy, how is that described? From my experience, a few moons ago, the tech was looking for ether a hamburger, or a turtle, and so I presented the crew with the following:
The cheeseburger was the first time I put icing only in the middle of the cake, but it went over quite well, leaving the board only crumbs to return home. The patty was a brownie. The cheese was icing which I put into the freezer, cut into quarters, then turned around the quarters so that the cut edges would show, and then just spread the remaining yellow in the middle. I was quite happy with the appearance. My original idea for the turtle was to cut it and put vanilla pudding in the middle, but as it was, I got to bed after 2300, so couldn’t afford the extra time even though I think it would have improved the cake a little bit.
The wire on the ultrasound wand was all frosting and really gave my hand a workout. I was quite pleased with its appearance as well.
Oh, she cut into the turtle.
19 February, 2015
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From the e-mail is a list to keep one occupied for a few minutes:
‘That’s gross!’ US kids try breakfasts from around the world
SO CALL ME CYNICAL, but when I start to see articles in places like the New York Times about the virtues of lying, I assume another Democrat scandal is on the way.
ED MORRISSEY: Obama’s Enemies List Targets Red State Voters. “While solidly red states like Mississippi and Texas saw average cuts of 40 percent in federal grants, reliably blue states – and even more importantly, swing states – did much better in disbursements from the federal government.”
[From the comments]
What it is, is wealth transfer from the Dems’ political opponents to their political friends. It’s crony welfare. Remember “punish your enemies”?
THE PROBLEM WITH VACCINATION: “We are at a stage where people have no memory of just how dangerous pathogens used to be. There is no visceral fear of viruses and bacteria. Children in wheelchairs as a result of polio are a thing of the past because the United States has been polio free since 1979 as a result of vaccines. The only people I’ve ever met who were hobbled by damage from polio were older than me. . . . I do not expect an innumerate and unscientific public to become more trusting of medical organizations that support vaccination. In some communities herd immunity has already been lost and it will be lost in more other communities. This trend will continue until an old disease comes sweeping thru and racks up lots of damage and fatalities.”
The 21st Century isn’t turning out as I had hoped.
IF SO, IT’S BECAUSE THEY FEARED INVESTIGATIONS BY A GOP CONGRESS
In what seems to be a retreat from its Operation Choke Point initiative, the FDIC has announced new regulatory guidance that instructs banks to judge their relationships with their customers on a case-by-case basis, rather than refusing to provide banking services to entire categories of industries.
Obama may be leading the world in offering condemnation for the death of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist beheaded by ISIS when authorities failed, in some way, to comply with their demands to release bomber Sajida al-Rishawi. But it is Jordan which may have seized the popular imagination when it threatened to summarily execute all its ISIS prisoners should a hair on Jordanian pilot in the gunmen’s custody be hurt.
Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.
‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.
President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of untaxed foreign earnings accumulated by U.S. companies abroad and use that to fund infrastructure projects, a White House official said. The money also would be used to fill a projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. “This transition tax would mean that companies have to pay U.S. tax right now on the $2 trillion they already have overseas, rather than being able to delay paying any U.S. tax indefinitely,” the official said. “Unlike a voluntary repatriation holiday, which the president opposes and which would lose revenue, the president’s proposed transition tax is a one-time, mandatory tax on previously untaxed foreign earnings, regardless of whether the earnings are repatriated.” In the future, the budget proposes that U.S. companies pay a 19 percent tax on all of their foreign earnings as they are earned, while a tax credit would be issued
for foreign taxes paid, the official said.
The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months.
The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand jury decision and also events like the recent Paris terror attacks.
“It will be equipped and trained in ways that our normal patrol officers are not,” Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday.
“It will be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and the machine guns that are unfortunately sometimes necessary in these instances.”
The department will do away with the current system that pulls cops off regular assignments to provide a beefed-up presence at certain hot spots in “critical incident” vehicles.
The unit, which will be operational by summer, will be assigned to the Counterterrorism Bureau.
More than 5.46 million foreign nationals received work permits from the federal government since 2009, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. Data uncovered from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency reveal that approximately 982,000 work permits were given to illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals unqualified for admission, most of whom crossed the border without inspection. USCIS is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for issuing work permits and processing applications related to President Obama’s executive action on immigration. On Tuesday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that funds DHS, while blocking funding that would allow USCIS to implement the president’s executive action.
“I was astonished at the huge number of work permits that are being issued by the Obama administration outside the legal immigration system through executive discretion, especially at a time of high unemployment and stagnant wages,” said Jessica Vaughan the director of policy studies at CIS in a statement. “Besides the effect on the American worker, it encourages and rewards more illegal immigration.”
On the night of December 29, 2014, Kevin Davis’ girlfriend was stabbed during a dispute with a roommate.
Davis did what most people would do – he called the police for help.
It would be the last call he ever made.
A Vermont man who sometimes held his coat together with safety pins and had a long-time habit of foraging for firewood also had a hidden talent for picking stocks — a talent that became public after his death when he bequeathed $6 million to his local library and hospital.
The investments made by Ronald Read, a former gas station employee and janitor who died last June at age 92, ‘grew substantially’ over the years, said his attorney Laurie Rowell.
Rowell said that Read’s entire fortune added up to around $8 million.
Close look at a Nike Hercules Missile Guidance & Warhead
Documentary Rolls Royce – How To Build A Jumbo Jet Engine –
[Interesting – me]
We Love Russia 2013 – Best 5 videos
KIDS vs. FOOD #1 – COW TONGUE
Gasps of Disbelief as ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher Winner Resigns Over Common Core Testing
Starr spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the local public library and fought back tears as she announced her retirement at the end of the current school year. “I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere,” she said. “I don’t think anyone understands that in this environment if your child cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and pass all of these tests, they will not survive.”
“I have faith in my students, but my students are reading at sometimes a fourth- and fifth-grade reading level,” said Starr, who teaches 9th grade students. “Each and every day, I have to look in my students’ eyes and tell them I can’t help them because the state has decided they have to prove what they know.”
[From the comments]
Common Core is not about getting students to understand at a deeper level, that is the protective facade for what Common Core is really all about; leftist indoctrination. Look at Common Core’s history and current events curriculum. Its all about leftist indoctrination of the young into their memes and narrative.
By far, the greatest obstacle to leftist indoctrination of the young is parental influence. Which is why Obama is pushing for “cradle to pre-school” ‘education’.
OF COURSE HE DID: Obama Secretly Partied With Bill Ayers Last Summer. “While the fact that Obama was literally partying with former advocates of violent struggle against the U.S. government will no doubt be taken by his critics as further evidence that he hates America, the most interesting thing about the wedding is the shocking proof it offers that—at long last!—Obama truly no longer gives a fuck about keeping up political appearances.”
Yeah, we’ve kind of noticed.
[It’s quite the left-wing article in it’s attempt to whitewash the attendance]
For some perspective: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1511
Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done.
The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
Blum’s company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion. Most voters didn’t notice that Blum is a member of CBRE’s board and served as chairman from 2001 to 2014.
This feat of federal spousal support was ignored by the media after Feinstein’s office said the senator, whose wealth is pegged at $70 million, had nothing to do with the USPS decisions.
When the national debt is $18 trillion, a billion seems like small change.
[Of course the MSM won’t investigate – me]
Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epstein’s many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat, known as “Orgy Island.”
“I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ ” Roberts said in 2011. The former president, she added, was accompanied by four young girls during his stay — two of whom were among Epstein’s regular sex partners. “And [Jeffrey] laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor.’ He never told me what favors they were.”
Clinton also spent years traveling and partying with Ron Burkle, a billionaire bachelor with a penchant for very young girls. Clinton spent so much time on Burkle’s private plane that it came to be known in Burkle’s circle as “Air F—k One.”
And what’s his relationship with Terry Bean?
[From the comments]
Clinton’s Surgeon General was a pediatrician who was pretty comfortable with pedophiles:
David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, says he’s proud of the fact “there hasn’t been a major scandal” during the administration’s six years in office.
Axelrod was responding to a question from the audience about the so-called Washington revolving door between lobbyists and the White House during a discussion of his recent book at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
[He absolutely has to be kidding – me]
Default of a different kind
17 February, 2015
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In Genesis, there is a tale about life after the flood. There was only one family of people populating the land, and they had grown in numbers such that they had a king and society. With the flood in memory, they decided to build a tower. The purpose of this was to prevent any further catastrophe, like the flood, from destroying them. One way of describing it would be a fist in the face – “we are going to do this any nothing you do will stop us.” God had an interesting response to this as follows:
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
There is a principle here which has been used positively or negatively in families, groups, and countries since that time. One phrase describing a group of people in concert stands out to me: “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” A group, working together, has incredible potential, so much that God stated that nothing will be impossible for them.
God’s response to the fist in His face action was to alter the languages and make it difficult to communicate. My interpretation of this is a bit more than the words read. I see this to mean that the intents of the individuals were altered so that working together would be difficult. The end result of the tale was that people scattered over the earth. The result of my interpretation is that individuals engaged in more political actions to express or exert their will over others. I will continue with further thoughts later.
15 February, 2015
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“She doesn’t do drugs, she just likes sniffing tires.”
15 February, 2015
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It is done. The candy and flowers have been given, received, and sales are marked to remove the excess merchandise. The day of celebrated romance for this year has passed. We had quite a wonderful day as well. It started out with a breakfast with a friend from church while spouseinbox stayed in bed. After all, as opposites attract, a night owl married an early bird. On return home, we started working on the basics in the house – taking out the trash as it was garbage pick-up day, changing the cat’s litter, running the vacuum, and then exchanging the cards we each obtained for the other. This was the pleasant pause in the busy morning. Once done, we again began working in the music room cleaning out stuff and putting up cardboard with egg-crate foam to make a dead space behind the newly obtained studio microphone. Lunch followed at Red Lobster via a gift from siblinginbox, and we all enjoyed the blessings thereof. On return, we worked in the music room some more and I asked spouseinbox to open the hood of the car. Our Honda has over 100K and we have a set of spark plugs which have been begging for an install for a month. It seemed high time to accomplish this task. We started obtaining supplies, carrying them to the car, and dissembling the shield, wiring, and finally the spark coils over each spark plug. They make modern cars quite different than the old V8 and V6 with distributor caps on which I used to be schooled by dad. I wonder if anyone remembers points? Anyways, I realized that we had not checked the gap on the spark plugs and so we went to the auto parts store to obtain a gap-tool as we could not find one in the shed. I asked the part’s guy what the gap was supposed to be and was informed there was nothing listed. I said, that maybe I could look it up in the manual once home, and was informed the iridium plugs are preset for life and good for 100K. I guess this means we are set for another 6 years.
Well, we went home, added washer fluid to the reservoir, finished the spark plug change and tested the results of our efforts. It ran. Supper time was fast closing upon us and mominbox announced she was buying supper for us, so we went to the Golden Chick and obtained our usual 6 piece which we split.
On return home, we told mominbox we were going to run around for a bit and ended up getting the movie “When the Game Stands Tall.” This was a rather enjoyable movie. It included boys facing challenge to become men, and development of character. I would recommend it.
As for synopsis of the day, I have to feel blessed. I have spouseinbox there for each project. We worked together on most everything which was done and coming up to 6 years of marriage, we love to be together. (I had to note this as we were in church the other day and a lady asked is if we were married or dating, as we were seated, I with my arm around spouseinbox listening to the service. Maybe marriage is supposed to mean going from hug to arm’s length, but we haven’t, so all is well.) Aside from the tradition of the day and retail aspects pushed in our culture, our day was blessed as we were together. We were together in the cleaning, setup, engine dirt, spray glue, and curling up for a movie.
12 February, 2015
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Here is a link of what is already working. I remember getting my license here in Texas and having to produce papers of all the types mentioned to obtain it. In other words, we are already there, just a couple steps from the obvious implementation. I used to work in home health. I had patients who maintained their original social security cards. Guess what was written on those cards. “Not to be used for identification.” Once the system was in place, all they did was remove the phrase. History repeats.
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