A New View?

So, I was going to post a new poll, or some pictures from Sonoma County (those will come), but instead I wanted just to give you a few updates and also some insight. Foxnews.com just launched a new look, not a drastic difference, but a difference and I think it is clearer and easier to find stuff than before. More tweaks are needed and more will come, but what do you think and what changes would you like to see on foxnews.com? With this revamp, there will also be some new features and I am told some personal pages which will get me once again involved in the news blogging side of things. Yes, you all know I have slowed a bit, but it was just in waiting for the most part. In any case, it sounds great and I will post a link as soon as I know it is up! Finally, as you guys hear about absurd spending in the stimulus package, feel free to post them on here. I want to list the crazy expenses that our tax dollars are being wasted on.


163 Responses to “A New View?”

  1. Becky was first last time and this time it is me.. yea. I guess all that means is that I am up to late and need to go to bed.

    Good night all


  2. I hope the Republicans in the Senate do the same as those in the house. Fillibuster!

    I like the new look of foxnews.com.

  3. I have to get used to the new FNC web page. I like that it gives market news on top….lets me know if it is a good day or lousy day.

  4. As for the stimulus package, anything that gives money to ACORN is awful.

  5. Adam…thanks for the new post!

    Foxnews page….I’d like to see links for what was on each show. Many times i see a story on air and then can never find a link back to it to show to someone else.
    Like each hour could keep a running list of what they talked about. Doesnt have to be lengthy, just “something”.

    I’m anxious to see what they will do with the blogs, on the scene was a flop IMO. It was so much better before!!

    Stimulus is a joke. Why are only a few able to see that. If you read around this morning all the left says is that repubs refuse to change, only want more of the last 8 yrs. It is so wrong and twisted. Yes Im a repub. I didnt have it so bad the last 8 yrs. My family was kept safe from those that want to harm Americans. From what I see, the dems set it up to fail. this way they can be chicken little and cry the sky is falling. It will fall……..if their chosen one isn’t agreed with, he will make sure of it!
    America is so seperated, and not in a good way. IMO Ob has made that much worse. I dont mind difference of opinions, thats what makes the world go around, but I dont like being told “or else” or threatened. The morals are gone, and common sense is dead. The few that still have them, will be drowned out and twisted farther. Its just sad.
    Obama will not have to worry about terrorists, Ive said it before, Americans will implode on themselves, and its happening ;-(

  6. Last night on Fox they were talking about the stimulus package and what it means down the road economically and they raised the suggestion, again, of the payroll tax cuts that are immediate relief. That would make so much more sense for everyone and it is not as costly as the stimulus is. BUT that means that there is no pork for all the congress and senate to send back home and make everyone happy. They must be thinking.. Ummm better for the country or better for me…. I choose me, so I will vote for the stimulus. If people were to get a payroll tax cut they will most likely end up with more than the amount they would get from the stimulus check.

    I am sure this analogy will break down somewhere, but here goes.. I pay the govt taxes and then they go and borrow money to give me some of it back, why not just let me keep it and then they are not having to pay the interest on it. People are happy, it feels like a raise because it keeps on coming, not a windfall that is gone as soon as you get it.

    Off of my soapbox….. it is finally sunny here in NC, YEA today 42 and sunny feels warmer than 60 and rainy yesterday.


  7. Barb…not a bad idea.
    They would cry foul…what about those who have lost jobs, they arent recieving payroll, they would not recieve help.
    The idea of entitlement comes back to play. Why is anyone entitled??????
    I say back….get a frickin job. I dont care if you are over qualified. It was never above me to wait tables, as a matter of fact, i loved that job!!! Never dreaded going to work. 14 yrs ago, before this job, I was paid $4 and hr, that included tips! It was grocery money and needed.
    Today, most arent willing to lower their expectations. and why should they. Unemployements pays pretty well. Its easier to sit and do nothing than lower the ego and get a job, no matter what that job!

  8. I was so pleased to see ALL the Republicans in the House voted NO on the stimulus bill. The Dems only wanted them to vote Yes, so when this bag of B.S. is exposed, the Dems could say, ‘well, the Republicans agreed’.

    Barb, your idea is perfect. All of us who pay in, get OUR money back. If the Congress did that retro-active to last years taxes, we could all receive a check in a couple months to put cash back in our hands. Now, that would stimulate the economy.

  9. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Good morning everyone

    Stimulus package – I call it a “porkulus” package. Better yet a “crapulus” package.

    How about the 42 million that is going to be spent on ATV trails????? Why in the world would a all “TERRAIN” vehicle want a trail???? Can someone explain that to me??

    How about the millions that are going to be spent on contraceptions to prevent STD’s????

    I don’t see how either of these are going to increase jobs and make our economy stronger.

    I just hope more democrats come to their senses when this bill hits the senate and votes against it. If not, it will pass because the democrats will have more votes.

  10. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:


    Are you covering the super bowl this year???????

  11. While I would love to take some credit for that idea I saw it talked about on Hannity last night. I agree KC how will that help the economy? I also think porkulus and crapulus sums it up.

  12. the plan includes…
    30 billion for highways and 12 billion for mass transit.
    Ok….if I drive down the highway and there is construction, 90% is mexican…does that mean since it is MY money i can stop and demand proof of citizenship of these workers??????
    Yes that sounds racist, no, im really not. Just fed up with doing without while illegals have what should be mine and yours!

  13. btw..
    Today is Kansas’s 148th Birthday πŸ˜‰

  14. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:


  15. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Not only illegals but how about all of the people on welfare. Not only do we pay out of our pocket to support them, we also pay for their medical, vision, dental, and perscriptions. And guess what – they are going to receive a check like the rest of us and they don’t even pay taxes!!!!!

  16. KC…yep. and it all just makes no sense.

    Sylvia….question for your hubby. is it true, this abortion thing, will it make dr.s perform abortions whether morally they want to or not?
    I think its the Freedom of Choice Act. (?)
    If this is true and not hype…I see alot of our bigger hospitals closing their doors because they are Catholic Hospitals.
    Just what rural people need, NOT.
    Like its not hard enough to get Dr’s to the small towns the way it is.

  17. KC..told hubby about the corn and mayo..he’s ready to try!!

  18. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    When the one lifted President Bush’s ban on federal funding for abortions abroad I was physically sick. Whether one believes in abortion or not is their personal choice. But to take money out of “OUR” wallets to fund this is absolutely crazy. I am now being FORCED to pay for something I do not want. What is happening to my country??

    I did hear on one of the fox programs that this is causing quite a stir within the medical industry. Naturally the catholic hospitals are against this and if they don’t do the abortions they will lose their federal funding so their only choice is to “not offer this type of service”.
    Will be anxious to see what Sylvia’s husband has to say on this topic.

  19. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Your hubby will love the corn fixed that way

    Am I the only one that has fresh corn in my freezer year round???? I thought everyone stocked up during the season so they could enjoy year round.

  20. Here’s a good one.
    Mass. state budget.

    Now, being in gov’t this doesnt surprise me a bit. My eyes were rudely awakened about 13 yrs ago! But I know as a fact, Kansans would be standing on the state house steps making someone answer!
    and this is just one story that happened to make it to print.
    State taxpayers need to demand that all expenditures be printed for the public eye! Yes, it is public info, but who wants to go ask and dig around the paper work? It should be up front and center in the local newspapers and on line, monthly, at the least. If people don’t start asking, then gov’t doesnt think they are being watched. The taxpayers need to be their own “oversight committee”!

    Kansas does have a website where you can go see the state expenditures. Its a start at least. I hope other states offer it and the taxpayers know its available.

    Our office (includes 4 depts) runs clean books and upfront! My boss and I demand that from ourselves and take pride in it. We refuse to fall into the cracks where politicians usually try to drag you.
    Oh the stories of waste we could tell! The scary part is, if its bad this far down the line….whats it like up the line?

  21. KC…i have corn in the freezer, but we take it off the cob first.

    It is heartbreaking to see all these problems come to a head. I miss that feeling we had right after 911 (not to say that it was good thing) but we, as Americans, were United, as we should be. Now, that seems to be gone. ;-(
    Hate is such a vicious thing.

  22. Here Adam–

    This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a
    very exciting new program that I will explain, using the Q and A format.
    Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
    A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
    Q. Where will the government get the money?
    A. From taxpayers.
    Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
    A. Only a smidgen.
    Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
    A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV
    set, thus stimulating the economy.
    Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
    A. Shut up.
    Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by
    spending your stimulus check wisely?
    If you spend the money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.
    If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.
    If you purchase a new computer, it will go to India.
    If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and
    Guatemala (unless you buy organic.)
    If you buy a new car it will go to Japan.
    If you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan.
    And none of it will help the American economy.
    We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in
    America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it
    on beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses
    still in the U.S.

  23. Susan…ROFL!!!

  24. Barb–

    I did the same when I read it– ROFL!!!


  25. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Welcome back – again – (grinning)

  26. Patty and KC,
    Larry works in a Catholic hospital. They do not allow abortions or dispensing of birth control pills.
    Being an ER doc, he has never had to deal with those issues. He said nobody can force a doctor to perform an abortion.

  27. As for supporting Illegals…we already do that. The ER can not turn ANYONE away. So anyone who comes into the ER has to be treated regardless of citizen status, regardless of health insurance, regardless of income. ER docs do not make as much money as specialists who can refuse to accept patients and who require payment up front.
    Larry always says, “I gave at the office” and quite frankly he really does do a lot of charity work. Of course we still donate to our favorite charities, but technically we have helped illegals too…..damn. Neither of us feel enough is being done to stop the illegal influx.

  28. Adam Housley Says:

    Happy B-DAY Kansas!! I always loved my two weeks in the summer of 1988 in Lawrence for the AAU Junior Olympics. It was one word……HOT!!!!!!

    Also, because the Superbowl is not in our region and it is on NBC, I will not be covering. I cannot believe it has been a year!

    Also, good ideas so far about the stimulus, Susan you are crazy….keep the website ideas coming!


  29. Sylvia, I wondered if alot of the talk wasnt hype.
    I have high regards for ER docs, they, like you said, dont get to pick and choose. That and they see it ALL!

    Hi susan.

  30. wow, we are blessed!
    2 posts and a new thread all in less than 24 hrs from A Housley!

  31. Susan: Where have you been?

  32. It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed Adam. I remember the super bowl excitement a year ago….Susan was going to meet you!!!
    I still have your “autograph”!!!! πŸ™‚

  33. Max…you feeling better?

  34. Bye Bye Blago!!

  35. you beat me to it barb!

    was going to ask. would we all feel stupid if we actually found out he was telling the truth???
    I know, silly thought. Guess I watched too many movies this last weekend.
    Dont think anyone else here is a movie buff.
    Adam ….Max, either of you seen “Shooter”?
    The whole time i watched it i kept thinking Blago! *L*

  36. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    We loved Shooter – watched it twice

  37. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Guess Blago will have lots of time to jog now!!!

    Does he now lose his body guards and driver LOL

  38. What is Shooter?

  39. Shooter is a movie Sylvia.
    (under my name)

  40. It was awesome KC!
    Not many movies keep me on the edge of my seat. That one did!

  41. blago also looses any state paid attorneys!!

  42. Adam….the webpage..how about links to all the fox blogs!

  43. Good Morning,
    Has Blago’s 15 minutes of fame/shame finally ended?
    Has Congress finally realized that you can’t spend money you don’t have?
    Has the annointed one become fallible?

    Another day of the soap opera As the Politics Turns.

  44. Patty: Not really very well today. Oh well.
    Not seen Shooter, never even heard of it before. I don’t really watch movies. Maybe 1 or 2 a year.

  45. Adam–

    LOL and πŸ˜‰ Yes, I am insane– not crazy– being tear gassed is for the crazy– πŸ˜€ ( I loved your day by day account when you were in Venezuela covering the closing down of RCTV–)

    Let’s keep it simple– just post some news threads– anything– I enjoy your news threads as I ALWAYS learn from them– even if they are gizmo threads…

    Going to miss you this year– they should have let you cover the Phoenix Open, at least– the weather is so much more warmer than last year when you were here— sometimes during the day, it feels like summer is coming….. and then I see the winters elsewhere– makes me feel lucky to be here in this part of the State at this time of the year!

    GO CARDINALS!!!! I see Obama is for the Steelers– well, there goes my 100% support– between the stimulus package and his choice for the Super Bowl, I am at 15% support— πŸ˜€


  46. Max—

    reading a lot– this class is intense!!!! So I am trying to limit my free blogging–


    My perception of Blago– interesting how he turned his ordeal around to make himself the victim– what a wimp– and he is truly a pathetic person… But for his actions, he would not have had to go through all of this….

  47. “Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial got under way today. But he was not there. He didn’t go. He went on ‘The View’ instead, which is a pretty smart move, because it will help his case when he pleads insanity.” –Jay Leno

  48. Susan: Have fun!

    Ann Coulter has a colum about how Bloago is a perfect illustration of a liberal victimizer claiming to be a victim, which is what her new book is about.

  49. morning everyone or afternoon.

  50. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Well, here we are – another Friday – wow – this week just flew
    Looks like it is gonna be another quiet day on the blog today. Not to much activity I see.

    Good morning all

  51. This week has gone fast KC.
    I just wish the weekend would go twice as slow!

  52. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Boy – I am with you on that one. I just hate hubby leaving every morning for work. Then when we get to be together all weekend it just flies by and it is Monday again. Wish we would hit the lottery so he doesn’t have to wait until he is old enough to retire – LOL

  53. i’d have to play the lottery to win, so thats probably not going to happen πŸ˜‰

    Looks like maybe the illegals are going to hit the lottery tho…. (under my name)

  54. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Why am I not surprised – tax ID numbers instead of social security numbers – unbelievable

  55. In the Paper today this doc came along called Farewell Israel. I must say I learned alot. It is about the Islam faith from its start to today. Its relation with the Jewish faith, and Christian faith, the western world, and Israel. Its a non biased doc. I learned alot.

    Part 1:


  56. Its over 2 hours long so watch it when you got time.

    also here is the docs site so you can read about it more.


  57. Amazing KC..here we are scrounging…and they are getting the check!
    Why dont the liberal ob supporters just write them a check and leave us out of being the middle man?? argh!

  58. Hi Avi…havent seen you for a while.
    I’ll check those out later when i get home.

  59. I need to rant.
    I just heard that the lady who had the octuplets after going to a fertility clinic has 6 OTHER children (including 2 year old twins). She is a single mother, living with her parents. She gets public assistance…our tax money.
    Why in the hell would a fertility clinic treat a female who already has 6 kids she can’t afford. Now she has 14 and our tax money will be supporting them.
    This just makes me furious. I think that clinic should be closed down.

  60. Sylvia, i knew she had 6 others, didnt know the rest. argh!
    I read somewhere, have no clue where, that ethics were in question. It depends on how they we implanted.?
    I dont know much about fertility, all Pat had to do was unbuckle his pants! πŸ™‚

  61. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Fox reports that she works in a fertility clinic and does not appear to have a husband. She also abandoned her home and filed bankruptcy and moved in with her parents – BEFORE – she did the fertility thing. They are reporting that her father is Iraqi and going back to his native country to earn money for the growing family. Not only 14 kids in total, but can you imagine what her hospital bill is going to be with 8 premature babies there for, Iam sure, quite awhile.

  62. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:


  63. Sylvia…. my thoughts exactly about the clinic. That makes absolutely no sense. I admit that I love to watch TLC with “Jon and Kate plus Eight” but that is a 2 parent family that is not on welfare. And “18 and Counting” has the income to have that many kids. My problem is with the clinic more than the mom. I would like to know what were they thinking.

  64. Patty…ROFL that was funny

  65. I am not against fertility clinics, but this is rediculous. If someone can afford to raise 14 kids WITHOUT public assistance than that’s their right. But I think this case is totally unethical and insane. Quite frankly I think the 6 other kids achieved by fertility help should have been sufficient for someone without money to support them.

  66. Patty,
    Do you have a lock for that buckle????

  67. πŸ™‚
    That was your comic relief for Friday afternoon!!!
    Its been way to serious this week!

    Sylvia.. no buckle, found me a dr with a knife!

  68. Patty,


  69. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Where did you read that she is on Welfare??? I just finished reading another article on foxnews.com – front page – They say she works

  70. heres a yahoo article

  71. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Thanks, I read that article yesterday, I think. All I have read is that she WORKS for a fertility clinic, and her father is going back to his native land to make money for the family. Can’t find anything about being on welfare, so naturally, I would love to read that article before I blow up!!!

  72. it just doesnt make sense. why would a mother of 6…single…even want more???

    did the clinic pay her to be a guinea pig????

    theres more to this story i bet.

    c’mon adam…give us the inside scoop!!

  73. that reminds me…did you all watch oreilly lastnight? see the elder bush telling his joke???
    i thought it was hilarious!!!

  74. Almost time to go home.
    Have a good weekend everyone!!
    I’ll “see” some of you for sure.
    KC…enjoy πŸ˜‰

  75. Patty… That was a great joke that Bush 41 told. And Clinton was right, he could not have told it.

  76. I heard Shep say that lady was on public assistance and living with her parents.

    I also loved that comedy team of Bush/Clinton…hilarious.

  77. Adam Housley Says:

    OK EVERYONE!!!!!!!

    Foxnews.com finally has started with our new pages and more changes are coming. Here is the link and what do you think?



  78. Adam,

    Great page. I really like it. Now can we blog without having delay of comments? In some cases our comments never show up at all…LDG and I both have that probem.

  79. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Cool page

    I am with Sylvia – are we back to instant posting – and more important – can everyone’s comments show up????

  80. See what happens when i walk away for a bit!

    Great page adam!!!
    Although fox/you forgot the paragraph about your “groupies”! haha
    and where’s the instant posting? *G*

  81. Patty,
    Are we officially “groupies”?

  82. Maybe we need t-shirts that say “Adam’s Bullpen”…that sounds better than groupies.

  83. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:


  84. hey adam…since you have so many photos…how about adding the one of you with the lap top on the ground. I think it was Universal studios maybe.

    The main pic you have on that page…..oh yeah! πŸ™‚

  85. if we are in the bull pen
    does that make us Adam’s BS? *LOL*

  86. Mine didn’t instant post either.
    Oh well. Hopefully that will come.

  87. Patty,
    That is funny….maybe accurate too.

  88. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    You know darn well, Adam is going to tell us the same thing he has been telling us for over a year.
    Sound familiar

  89. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Sure glad Adam gave us something to pick on him about. Maybe he will visit us more often

    Adam – you are wearing my favorite blue shirt – cool pic – thanks

  90. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Time for hubby to head home – YIPEEEEEEEE

    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend

  91. I htought so πŸ˜‰

    ok…adam wanted “Pork” stories with the stimulus…
    under my name…beware…you might get PO’d!

  92. bye KC!

  93. Have fun KC……guess I don’t need to tell you that!!!!

  94. Patty,
    Do we get to choose which pork project our tax money funds?

  95. Sylvia…I’m beginning to wonder where to sign up!
    Just ridiculous!

  96. ok barb, I’m stupid..why is the license plate you have up at facebook funny? Ive stared at it forever knowing i was going to feel dumb for asking

  97. Adam…did century oak get my order? It was weds or thursday night.

  98. @Adam Housley

    I like the look of the new biographical page, all and all.

    the rest of the ‘blogging there, well…

    Can’t post => can’t care much

    sorry, my friend, but that is just how it is.


    Hope things are well and a good weekend is coming for you.

  99. The only sort of pork barrel spending i’d support is on actual barrels of pork. *dreams* yum yum.

  100. Why and why and why– one with six kids even think about anymore children especially when finances suck?! πŸ™„ ❓

    Adam– so what is with your new page? No comprendo!?

    So if you post something, it may magically appear within one’s lifetime? It seems to be the same– just a page with your latest and a background? πŸ˜€

  101. Max

    Susan: Have fun!

    Ann Coulter has a colum about how Bloago is a perfect illustration of a liberal victimizer claiming to be a victim, which is what her new book is about.

    Victimazation in his cause is just his justification for not taking responsibility…. because he is afraid of the consequences… jail or prison..

    He should have thought out his actions…. dumb ass! LOL

  102. oops–

    should have read like this– the last post read as one completely as if it were one person writing it.

    Max says to Susan-

    Susan: Have fun!

    Ann Coulter has a colum about how Bloago is a perfect illustration of a liberal victimizer claiming to be a victim, which is what her new book is about.

    Susan says to Max:

    Victimazation in his cause is just his justification for not taking responsibility…. because he is afraid of the consequences… jail or prison..

    He should have thought out his actions…. dumb ass! LOL

    @Max again—- xxxxx

  103. Susan: Yeah, that’s what her book is about, how people how are bullies when questioned about it say ‘oh no, we are te victims’.

    Have you seen about the cloned dog? $150,000. Makes me feel sick. What selfish people, if it was for the dog they’d have taken a shelter dog. Imagine what they could have done if they had given that money to a shelter for abandoned animals, especially since they are getting a lot more animals in there now that people are losing their homes.

  104. Patty,

    what did you think of the Doc?

  105. I don’t do facebook. What license plate are you talking about that is funny?

  106. Adam,
    I have to agree with LDG. I posted on your Green thread yesterday and it never showed up. Most of my comments never show up. Why should we keep posting there if comments don’t show up? Fox can fix that if it wants. There is instant posting on other Fox web sites.

  107. Max,
    I love dogs but I can’t imagine spending that kind of money to clone one. I guess people have their priorities, but that is a lot of money. I have had 3 dogs in my lifetime and I have loved all 3. Would never consider clonning as long as there are other dogs available.

  108. ‘morning all.

    Avi…I just started loading them this morning. Our internet is so slow, its better if i let them to load/buffer through, then go back and watch them.
    But im going to .. sounds very interesting.

    A beautiful day in store for KS today. Will be 63! Im thinking after a few hrs of paperwork, i’ll venture out and cut off some of the dead plants from last fall. I’m really getting antsy for spring and being able to piddle in the yard again. I so miss that and the “peace” i find there.
    Its a short lived temp tho, tomorrow back to the 40’s. Oh well, the days are finally getting longer!! Spring is coming!!! I hope πŸ˜‰
    Have a good day everyone!!!

  109. Just saw on GW that Greta is going to shut down her blog site. She announced it this morning, saying it is too time consumming. Kind of strange. Wonder if Fox wants her to shut down or if she plans on leaving Fox.
    Any ideas Adam?????

  110. Patty,
    I’m jealous…..8 degrees this morning and suppose to go up to 30. May reach 40’s by tomorrow. Still snow and ice everywhere.
    Almost Ground Hog’s Day. Think spring.

  111. Patty….. if you look closely at the license plate, instead of Lincoln’s picture it is of George Ryan and Blago. the caption at the bottom says it all. Also if you hold the cursor over the picture you will see a caption from my friend in Illinois.

    For those of you with out Facebook I have posted it to a link here.

    http ://picasaweb.google.com/sbbernier/DropBox?authkey=_DJImq73KNo#
    just take out the space between the p and the :

  112. Forgot to say good morning to all.

  113. Now it makes sense Barb. Thanks!

    Sylvia, hopefully this weather is coming your way!

    Greta shut down her blog? Boy that just doesnt sound right does it?
    She always touted how much she loved it and how she did it all herself.

  114. Greta’s
    I know i would get tired of everyone whining at me. (yes, Adam, we do it too)
    She posts one an hour at the least, it would be so overwhelming to me to try and read all that, especially since there are so many just plain mean comments over there. She does like to be involved, but she rarely posts anymore, at least the few times I’ve ventured back there. Thick skin or not, at some point you’d have to say “f*ck it* and move on.
    At least at Adams old one, the mean ones weren’t near as vicious as Greta’s crowd. And really, all in all, Adam didn’t have but a few.

    So Adam, I guess this is a good time to remind you that you are appreciated!!! Thanks for letting us into your world, and putting up with us πŸ˜‰
    I’ve found many new friends cause of you! I’m grateful.

    (that and I’m a whole lot smarter than before! *L*)

  115. Patty,

    sounds good.


    Obama now is ordering a 10 percent cut in DOD.

    I’m really starting to get scared. I remember in one speech during the campaign he talked about a civil force and is something Ram also favors or talked about. And all the bailout is full of crap such as Medicaid putting more money into it to make lazy americans lazyer.

    A few things are giving me pause:

    1. He first called PA Abbas of anyone else.
    2. first interview with a Arab Network ( and only one so far)
    3. His strong mission to reach out to muslims mentions them a lot
    4. GITMO
    5. the bail out
    6. the DOD cut

    O’ America …. 😦

  116. Avi,
    I think you will be safer in Israel than in the US.
    Obama’s plans come as no surprise. He made it clear that diplomacy was more important to him than defense. He reminds me of Carter….UGH.
    Carter always said (and still says) peace is achieved through talking not fighting. Carter also sides with the Palestians and obviously Obama is wooing the Muslims too.
    I hope this country and Israel can survive the Obama presidency.

  117. A quick visit to wish all well

    re: Sylvia’s above — “…always said (and still says) peace is achieved through talking not fighting.”

    There is a persistent misapprehension in that political camp: That people with money can buy off people with guns. Problem is, even *if* it works partway, they don’t stay bought off.

    J. Carter is *not* my favorite person. I pretty much recoil in horror every time I have to deal with what the Carter Center folks do, because they ALL think like he does.

    So add my name to the “hope the (free nations of the world; insert any here) can survive the Obama presidency” list. I *think* we’ll all make it through, but the cost may be pretty rough.

    OK, enough soapbox action on my part.
    Be well and safe, All

  118. To add to LDG’s comments…I think we survived Carter because he only had 4 years to weaken this country. Thank goodness for Reagan….he was tough as well as diplomatic. I have always thought Reagan saved us from the Carter fiasco.
    Also want to say that although Bush 43 made mistakes he kept us safe after 9/11. Nobody thought we would go 7 years without another terror attack on this country. The Clinton years weakened this country again and Bush made defense a priority.
    I guess Obama hasn’t learned anything from history.

  119. Sylvia,

    yah… ughhh

    maybe ill be safer in D.C. next year. I hope so at least. Dont think our Dear Leader would want to piss of his neighbors.

  120. Avi,
    There’s so much “hot air” in DC due to political BS you will probably have global warming to deal with. As for safety, whenever the annointed one is in town security will be extremely high…higher than for any other President. So it will probably be safe there.
    I worry about the rest of the country.

  121. I too am concerned about our security. After being completly irritated about the bailout – which is really just a huge spending bill – and then hearing Obama wants to cut the defense budget by 10%! GRRRRRRRR

    He asks for a cut at the same time he is planning to send more troops to Afghanistan. Idiot is the ony word that comes to mind.

    Who is pulling the puppet strings?

  122. K2,
    I think the person pulling the strings is George Soros.

  123. Sylvia, I fear you may be correct.

  124. With all the gloom and doom…how about a feel good story
    (under my name)

  125. Patty,
    Nice story….happy news.

  126. Yipee. Tax stuff is done!
    Now if the mess in the desk would automatically be put away by morning I’d be thrilled! *L*

  127. Patty: Fly me overthere and the desk would be clear and sorted. πŸ˜‰

  128. I hope this works…… click my name for a good laugh….turn up the volume and watch the guy in the middle.

  129. Susan: Go Cards!
    Have you deleted facebook again?

  130. Karen….ROFL literally. Great video

  131. Karen
    I can’t stop laughing. It is hilarious.

  132. OMG…that video is hilarious!!!!!!!!

  133. Max…”If only”
    I didnt used to mind this desk chore, but lately, just cant get into it.

  134. Patty,
    We got up to 48 today but there is still a lot of ice and snow on the ground. I don’t think we will get the 60’s that you had. Suppose to get colder again.

    Tomorrow is Ground Hog’s Day. The ice is still so thick that Larry can’t shovel. I bet that ground hog won’t even come out of his hole.

  135. We Have SNOW!!! YAY!! It’s meant to become the thickest in 6 to 8 years. WOO!


  136. Max,
    How much snow are you expecting? I wish I could send you ours.

  137. I’m not sure, a few inches i think.

  138. Max—

    waaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you watch the game? What a game— 4th quarter– the last 43 seconds were sooooooooo intense until that damn Holmes…. He must have taken ballet– πŸ˜€


    shut up! πŸ˜€ At least the Cardinals lost with honor!


  139. It was an exciting game last night.

    I think Springsteen’s halftime show was full of energy but his singing was more like shouting. His voice was not terrific so he put the focus on the energy part. When Paul McCartny did the Super Bowl his voice was also weak.

  140. Happy Ground Hog’s Day. If the ground hog is smart he’ll stay in his hole….it’s cold outside.

  141. ‘morning all.
    Sylvia, i saw where you are back in coldl front.
    Not to bad here (if you arent outside). 40’s later on and the sun is shining.

    Phelps….press needs to get off his ass. SO he screwed up. POTUS did too and those that chose him didnt seem to have a problem with it.
    At least he wasnt DUI and killed someone.
    Oreilly needs to grab this tho…but i’d spin it around. He’s been so worried about the electronic generation and thier not thinking ahead with all the pics and stuff…well here’s a prime example as to what can happen. If Phelps can use that to get kids to understand what can happen, maybe they will listen to him. They arent going to listen to us, thats for sure!

  142. Susan: I watched the first half and got to bed a lot later than i’d like!
    I saw the 100 yard dash by that Steeler, he almost passed out at the end of that. If only it had been a Card doing that!

  143. Patty,
    I agree about Phelps. The press is looking to take him down….why don’t they use the same standards for Obama who did more drugs than pot? I’d say that Obama’s “mistakes” as a youth (or adult….whichever age is more truthful) were worse than smoking some pot.

    What a double standard.

  144. Max,
    How much snow did you end up with?

  145. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Well, that damn rodent saw his shadow!!!!! BOOOOOOOOO 6 more weeks of winter

    Good morning everyone

  146. KC,

    That “rodent” is awfully cute….even if he did see his shadow.

  147. Max,

    I just saw video from London on our local TV station. You really did get a lot of snow. Hope you are staying warm. The journalist said it was the most snow in decades.

  148. Sylvia: I liked how the ground hog waved at the crowd. πŸ˜€

    I measured just outside my house: 7 inches. But more is falling.

  149. wow max!! your gonna have to build a snowman!!

  150. Max,
    That is impressive. We had at least 9 last week and it is still on the ground. We can’t see our driveway yet. Our bigggest problem is the ice mixed with the snow…it can’t be shovelled. UGH. Larry has an suv so he can get around easily.

  151. Some has melted, but it’s meant to snow again tonight.
    I will definately have to try to make a snow man tomorrow.

  152. Max….you should do a snow angel in addition to the snowman.

  153. Barb: I did one of those when I was in Poland last November. Though over there they call them snow eagles.

    A lot of the snow has gone now, so i’m not sure how easy a snow man will be to build.

  154. Good Morning from very cold (20 degrees) Ohio. Expecting light snow today.
    Have to go to the grocery and refill the fridge and pantry. I do a lot of cooking this time of year because we can’t cook out. I do miss grilled steaks, chicken, and burgers. Soon as we get some decent weather Larry will fire up the Weber grill.

    Max…any more snow in London?

  155. ‘morning.

    Max, my nephew in England said his 2 inches of snow shut down the city. He’s on his 2nd day of working from home cause of it.

  156. Sylvia: Not yet, just melting snow and some ice. Meant to get more snow soon though.

    Patty: I think it’s hillarious how after so little snow the nation shuts down.

  157. Max…it is comical to me, but we are used to it. I really cant imagine when there is no equipment to handle any of it. I mean….like who buys a snow plow there and why would ya.
    It is cool for al the lil kids i’m sure.
    Would be like ours going to the beach for the first time.

  158. btw..sylvia…our temps friday will be 65 !
    thought that would make your day! *L*

  159. Adam Housley Says:

    yes the game was great, YES…I wanted the Cards to win…..for many reasons. The top 2…..I like the underdog….AND….I didn’t want the Steelers to pass the Niners to get to 6.

    Susan……oh SUSAN!!!!

  160. Adam Housley Says:

    NEW POST!!!!!

  161. Adam…. oh ADAM!!!! πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t know about the Niners and Steelers–

    I would definitely go for the Niners– (your state)

    so educate me– after six games what trophy is won? help!

    BTW– I know nada about football– πŸ˜€ The Cardinals were just a good team for me to cheer (loyalty) and I really got involved– πŸ˜€

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