Saturday, July 28, 2012

That Sucked, I Sucked, You Suck - Unique Components of American Exceptionalism

( by Stewart Greathouse - Brilliantly written)
The other day, Peter asked what it was that made America exceptional and he bemoaned the fact that America seemed no longer exceptional. He is wrong, exceptionalism is our culture and can be defined by our willingness to express/accept the sentiment contained in six simple words - That sucked, I sucked, you sucked. Allow me to explain.
That sucked - This is the most simple and is found in our innovative stance throughout the world. First look at our founding documents. The founding fathers looked at the political systems prevalent in the world at that day and decided that they would design something different. For an inventive example look no further than Edison - His research lab experimented with thousands of different filament materials to make his perfect light bulb - defined as one that lasted for 1200 hours. Obviously, today that number sucks.
For the vast majority of humans, however, things suck so badly that those unfortunate people have a difficult time picking those over which they have control and changing them. They are bound by culture (this is how my father fished and I must fish the same way), apathy (wherein everything sucks so terribly that it is difficult to pick something to change) or corruption - where the majority of their profits are consumed by petty bureaucrats (the spark that lit the Arab spring). We Americans are blessed with the heritage of Yankee Ingenuity and this is one facet of American exceptionalism that we export.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In Response to Liberals's 2 dimensional argument stating that both Obama and Romney made the same "you didn't build it" comment.

Created by EJ Hill from Ricochet.com
Here are some responses from the Rico-world
There is a difference between voluntary giving and being force to give through taxes. Romney didn't denigrate the achievements of Olympic athletes or push legislation that hurt their performance. Romney refers to parents, sisters, brothers, communities, church that offer support.

Obama on the other hand, refers exclusively to "government". a federal teacher, firefighter, roads, bridges, government programs. businesses cannot survive without BIG BROTHER. This is the Life of Julia, she's married to the state.


Obama was excoriating businessmen, his tone filled with contempt and dislike. It's hard to imagine that Romney was saying to the sprinters "You think you're here because you're so fast? There's a lot of fast people out there!" Saying "You're wonderful, and I want to say thank you to everyone who helped you to be this great" is entirely different to saying "you think you're wonderful, but you had your success handed to you by others".
An Olympic runner may not stand alone, but he runs alone. A business woman may not operate in a vacuum, but she owns her success.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

12 Killed In Colorado Shooting


People who are lawfully permitted to carry weapons don’t typically commit crimes. If you ask me, the families of the victims and the victims themselves have a legal case against the cities of Aurora and Denver and should sue to have their rights restored to them. This type of evil is senseless, as the President remarked in Florida at a campaign event in Florida this morning. And it could have possibly been better had just one citizen been permitted to exercise his God-given rights to self preservation.
Please pray for these victims, their families and their neighbors. They will need it.

12 Killed In Colorado Shooting

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Touching Poem Found in the Pocket of a "Crabby Old Man" Who Died in a Hospital-Fiction!

You have probably come across this story about the Cranky Old Man who died with nothing but a poem. False. 

The original is titled Too Soon Old and written by Dave Griffith of Fort Worth Texas, an accomplished poet. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Still have time for Summer Top Reads


Need a last-minute vacation read? Whether you're looking for a juicy romance, a twisty mystery, or a prose-perfect literary novel, chances are you want a sure thing. Here are 12 Great Books. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fish

Fish: Add a touch of nature to your page with these hungry little fish.  Watch them as they follow your mouse hoping you will feed them by clicking the surface of the water.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bill Gates Recommended Summer Reading

http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Personal/Great-Summer-Reading

18 Breakfast and Brunch Eggs Ideas

Regular Eggs Ben (depending on personal preference, you can add blanched asparagus, smoked salmon, bacon etc) : http://www.learninghowtocook.com/recipe/780-Eggs-Benedict.html


 Shrimp and Grits Eggs Ben : http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shrimp-and-grits-eggs-benedict-10000000425690/ 
Recipe from :  http://ramblingsofamomster.blogspot.com/2012/03/birds-nest-brunch-eggs.html 
http://www.chow.com/galleries/281/recipes-for-easter-brunch#!6120/egg-and-smoked-salmon-open-faced-breakfast-sandwich
http://www.quincesandlemons.com/2010/12/breakfast-eggs-with-beans-and-lemony.html
http://www.yumsugar.com/Recipe-Bacon-Egg-Breakfast-Tart-2976617
http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/02/09/weekend-breakfast-eggs-baked-in-ham-cups/
Eggs Ole:  http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/breakfast/easy-healthy-egg-recipes/ 
http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/06/asparagus-mushroom-and-goat-cheese-egg.html
http://www.bieluo.com/2008/03/intentions-for-breakfast-eggs-water-waves-eight/


 http://foodytwoshoes.com/2010/04/04/mexican-eggs/  
http://www.crumblycookie.net/2008/08/10/country-egg-scramble/
The Perfect Soft Boiled egg :  http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/04/eggs-and-soldiers-with-asparagus.html 
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/egg-white-tomato-frittata-50400000107412/
http://www.bravotv.com/foodies/recipes/hollandaise-charred-scallion-with-soft-boiled-egg-creamy-polenta-and-pickled-herbs


http://www.cookography.com/2008/soft-boiled-eggs-with-a-miso-lemon-dressing
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Scrambled-Egg-Muffins
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-cheese-souffl-10000000600573/

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

14 Top Facebook Jokes of week

Watch out for Photographers!

How the Chinese character eat came about.

Oh Homer!


How funny but true 

OOPS!

Why is this funny? 


Makes me wonder what I am....

heh heh heh yield to the power of mothers!



Holy Cow!


Why we don't see unicorns anymore.


Why God made earth round LOL!


I can use this one

And when waiting in line alone is relaxing....
Geek Joke

Now I know why Brad Pitt is a Liberal!

To protect his Life LOL!


Brad Pitt’s Mother Fears For Her Life …After Her Conservative Statements

This is what unhinged liberals expect of me

Apparently I am suppose to care more about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Obama does with Mine.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Breaking News! President Obama Was Born In 1890, Well The Person Who Originally Owned His Social Security Number Was

Breaking News! President Obama Was Born In 1890, Well The Person Who Originally Owned His Social Security Number Was

The day after Independence day - On Optimistism

It was hard to celebrate independence day. More than ever, I pray for this country. A weak America is not good for anyone in the world. In a time when the most honorable, fair and ingenious constitution ever created on earth is under relentless assault,a chief justice who is more concern about how people perceive his court than to call a fraud what it is, a government unable to serve its people honestly and humbly, a future of mega government my children will probably grow into, it is easy to fall prey to despair. In face of a brickwall, I go to the source. Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, a beleaguered but defiant group of men created the most magnificent declaration of liberty and human rights in history. It changed the world forever, and ended the heretofore universal model of a permanent ruling class in favor of self-government. Most scoffed at the grand experiment by these “Americans,” but in the end those men not only changed their own land, they changed the entire world.In remembering the fifty-six men who put their lives on the line to preserve and protect the freedoms that are the God-given unalienable rights of all free people...we are renewed in their bravery. 


Via John Yoo:
Optimism is the very lodestar of the American experiment. We are a nation of immigrants who left behind everyone and everything we knew to take a chance for a better future. Pessimists stayed home in Europe or Asia, pulled by a history of thousands of years of living in one place as one people. Those who became Americans leapt toward a dynamic society that rewards individual talent and hard work—not social class, religion, racial differences, or proximity to government power.
We as Americans have optimism programmed into our DNA. Where others might see cause for doubt, we see opportunity. Even as the economy remains mired in recession, entrepreneurs continue to conjure forth inventions that bring the knowledge of the Library of Congress to our fingertips, cure once deadly diseases, and deliver almost any product to our doorstep in days. Even as our elected leaders overreacted to the downturn with massive spending programs and the nationalization of financial firms, car companies, and the health-care sector, a great political movement rose up to shake the establishment with demands for a return to frugality and modesty. Even as our armed forces have encountered stiff resistance in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have killed off the leadership of al Qaeda (including Osama bin Laden), midwifed an Arab democracy in the center of the Middle East, and hastened the overthrow of despots in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Despite the rise of China and the return of Russia, the United States protects the peace among the great powers, keeps the channels of global commerce open, and spreads the freedom to think and worship to distant lands.
It is harder still not to be an optimist during this, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. When president-elect Abraham Lincoln left his home of Springfield, Illinois, for Washington, D.C., seven Southern states had already seceded. Acknowledging that he “had a task before [him] greater than that which rested upon Washington,” Lincoln still declared, with the “assistance [of God], I can not fail” and called upon a thousand well-wishers to “let us confidently hope that all will yet be well.” Four years later, after a bloody civil war that cost 600,000 American lives, Lincoln was still an optimist. At his second inaugural, Lincoln could report his “high hope for the future,” though he would venture “no prediction” on the war’s final outcome. Still, he finished with an optimistic vision of the nation’s character:
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
After the most devastating war in our nation’s history, Lincoln could foresee the national greatness that lay just beyond the horizon. With this example before us, we the living can overcome temporary setbacks to continue the American experiment.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

NAPOLITANO: Roberts unleashes vast federal power - Washington Times

The government can lie, cheat and steal and the supreme court will uphold it. Wow. The constitution is to protect  the people politically, that's the whole point of the constitution, is it not?

NAPOLITANO: Roberts unleashes vast federal power - Washington Times