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“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
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‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’….. good ol’ Cassius Clay
Thanks for submitting this great photo. I love the saying. We should all learn from the sea!
Thanks Shirley. The two I’ve had the most success at were “Make Waves” and “Come out of Your Shell.”
I was, for most of my younger life, very introverted. I didn’t talk alot and I didn’t make friends easily. My wife helped me with that as did her father. He loved to play golf as I did/do. He was an outgoing guy who never met anybody he didn’t seem to know. While playing golf one day he actually said to me, you’ve got to come out of your shell son. Since that time I’ve become an expert at making waves.
Hahaha….I find it rather comical that Cooch told on McDonnell re: the Jonnie Williams thing and now McDonnell has returned the favor, so to speak, by having his Inspector General investigate Cooch! Check out this story:
I love that Muhammad Ali quote. First laugh of the morning, yay.
LOVE the Ocean sign!! The quote is good too.
Woman fails to resort to firearm to end school shooting situation:
Wondering where is the right wing “outrage” about the citizenship of republican and possible presidential candidate Rafael Edward Cruz?
> Especially his having dual citizenship in the socialist country called Canada ?
> Did he dip his snout in the socialized medicine trough while living off the Canadian government’s health care largess?
>He must be a commie, socialist “foreigner.” His name sure sounds “foreign,” no?
> Will he remain the darling of the teabaggers now? [offense intended]
>He released his birth certificate…where is the “long form“?
Hillary, I am pretty sure their “birther” attitude on Cruz will be found in the same place the gun nuts vehemence against databases for tracking felons and the mentally ill are located…in Hypocrisyville.
Cruz is after all, not a “natural born citizen” according to Leon’s definition. And while the NRA is adamant that no law enforcement agency can have a database of gun owners (though the NRA can), they are fine with the database of felons and the mentally ill being at law enforcement’s disposal.
Lets have some fun today:
This is a good one!
I love the ocean sign. I’ve never really understood professional boxing. You beat someone up on the street, you go to jail. You beat someone up in a boxing ring, you get paid for it.
Hillary, with regard to Ted Cruz, do you really want to go there?
Besides, the birthers already have declared him eligible, because they agree with him!
Sandi @ 1022 AM:
My spell check says this word is spelled incorrectly,
It keeps suggesting the spelling should be Richmond.
It was in the newspaper this morning that Cruz has renounced his Canadian citizenship.
Them links not workin’ too well, pp.
A new entry for the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up archives. At the bottom of a Daily Caller story about the Obamas getting a second dog:
“With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs.
The Obamas do not have any white dogs.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/19/the-obamas-got-a-new-puppy-everyone/#ixzz2ccCT0euo
pp, you have now posted 3 links that don’t work.
My bad guys. They are really funny memes and work great on my browser. You guys are missing out.
Just go here and scroll down…pages and pages: http://liberallogic101.com/
Four links that don’t work. pp’s going for a blog record in futility.
Dan I’m about to txt mail you a photo of a sign I took with my phone a couple of years ago over in Radford….LOL!
Feel free to use it on your blog. I only wish I didn’t erase the one I had taken when I was in Georgia bill board captioned “Of Wine and women”. And the video of Jerry Lewis in the Las Vegas Airport.
Man he cursed everybody! For all of his comedy work, Although he is dead yet. I will remember him for saying. Take your effing picture you @%&*!sucker and damn a telephone!
Check your email
Meant to say isn’t dead yet and damn a telethon.
I didn’t get the pic in my email.
gdad @ 10:50 If the color of your dog makes you a racist, what does that say about whites who own black or chocolate labs as opposed to those who own yellow ones?
Well yes. John McCain had to get a special congressional resolution declaring him eligible to be a US senator because he was born outside the country – in the Panama Canal Zone. If he were a natural born citizen, why then the resolution?
The same with Rafael Edward Cruz. According to Citizenship requirements to be designated a “natural born” citizen, he must meet all the following criteria
For persons born between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:
The person’s parents were married at the time of birth
One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth ;
A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.
Now the key word is “all” must be true. Do we actually know if the last two are true? Cruz did not give any information on this…
And all the news stories that Cruz has decided to “renounce” his Canadian citizenship is just the BEGINNING of a process…there are many hoops for him to jump through to undo Canadian citizenship. Unless he has some type of magic wand, he will be a Canadian citizen for quite some time – paperwork, adjudication etc.
I know this to be true as a friend of ours renounced his Canadian citizenship…took a long time…
Cruz has spoken about having an American passport, but in order to be president, one must be a natural-born citizen which has been differentiated from a naturalized citizen in the Constitution. A naturalized citizens can get a US passport. However, they can’t be president.
I believe there should be the same standard applied to “researching” Cruz’s nativity – the same standard used to assure the current president was a “natural born citizen”…
good ol’ pistol pete and his conservative straw man memes… I got a goo laugh though.
Pistol Pete, is this funny?
No funnier than Mallard Fillmore was, pp. At least the ones I saw before I got so bored I couldn’t stay awake.
I think all this talk about Ted Cruz and his citizenship is
I don”t think he will be the nominee. John McCain and Lindsay
Graham don’t particularly like him and the run the GOP.
I get it that what Bradley Manning did was wrong and criminal, but 35 years compared to the Abu Ghraib and other “war crimes” sentences is pretty sickening.
is it firstname.lastname@example.org ? or please post a viable contact email address. My outlook express pops open but no email address appear. I have to dart off to work in 40 min.
Hey Hillary at #27,
The basis for some to question the current president’s elegibility to be president was based on whether on not he was actually born in Hawaii…isn’t it?
I’m not familiar with any allegation by anyone that Cruz wasn’t really born in Canada.
Obviously, Frank hasn’t been paying attention to Leon’s ramblings about eligibility.
That’s OK, though. Nobody else does, either!
Some Conservative logic, at its finest…paraphrasing John Fugelsang:
“Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother. That makes him American. Barack Obama was born in America to an American mother. That makes him Kenyan.”
Guns in the home are dangerous…
Captain Obvious strikes again…and doesn’t even know it.
Sandi Saunders | August 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm
She shoots… She scores!
RIP Marian McPartland, who died today at 95.
I’ll never forget my only encounter with her. I was a huge fan of her show Piano Jazz, and when she played here in the mid 1980′s, I showed up during her soundcheck that day, and while not so rude as to do anything but discreetly listen from the back of the hall, after she finished I approached her and asked her to sign a book of jazz biographies I’d brought along. She had a bad cold to start with, and when we briefly chatted, that English accent that was so familiar from radio made me nervous, so when she skeptically asked if I’d heard her music, my memory froze and I couldn’t name any titles. Then when she turned to her entry in the book I’d brought along I regretted even being alive, much less asking for the signing, because she suddenly got very annoyed, began marking through it, and finally wrote “This is ALL wrong! Get a better book! Marian McPartland” and briskly walked off.
But she was a superb musician, and knew or played with almost every great jazz legend since the ’40′s. Thankfully she had many of them on her program, to preserve their words and music, and her own, forever. RIP.
Frank | August 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm
The Cruz question is whether he is a “natural” born citizen…unless Canada was seceded to the US – as opposed to HI which is the 50th state – Cruz’s mother would have to qualify under the information I provided in the previous post.
Comprehension problems, Frank? Cruz is a Canadian citizen for sure, not sure he is a “natural born” American citizen.
Nice Photo, Ron.
The puns on the sign remind me that some people say pier pressure is the reason Jimmy Hoffa has never been found.
I read the story in the paper this morning about the GOP operative and it started my day off right. I thought this is going to be a great day. I got to work and found out that a co-workers husband who beat cancer once, has it again and the prognosis is not good this time. Life was put into perspective. In the grand scheme of things, some just don’t matter.
I don’t consider myself a “birther”, but I have read and question some of Obama’s “natural born” bona fides.
I would say the same for cruz.
It is a pretty big job we are electing for and these types of questions are fair and should be answered beyond a doubt.
IMHO, if Hillary had brought this issue up during the primaries, we would now have a two term “first woman” president; who I image would have better “centered” our country.
I remember when boxing was a great sport to watch. Ali was one of the last “true” beacons of the sport (along with sugar Ray Leonard imho).
I wonder if the sport can ever obtain the status it held so many years ago (I guess I am just “old”).
Apparently Ted Cruz has distributed his original birth certificate. I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet.
Can anyone tell me which one person got this, given that there is only one original?
Or, (GASP!) is it COPIES that he’s passing around . . .
So a state certified birth certificate does not “settle” it for you Perry D? Has that not been even the vaunted DMV standard for all matters regarding birth in this nation for decades?
pistol pete, guns are very effective in the hands of good, honest and knowledgeable gun owners….
wrong link… pp.
Perry D | August 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Actually President Obama’s mother fit ALL the requirements for President Obama to be “natural born”, however, no one so far knows whether Rafael Edward Cruz ‘s mother fit all the requirements in my post #27…how long was she in Canada prior to Cruz’s birth, etc.
We know his father renounced his Cuban citizenship to become a Canadian citizen – then renounced that citizenship at some point..
It may become a moot point if Cruz cannot renounce his “Canadianism” in time for his presidential run. Of course true teabaggers may not like his affiliation with a father who fought on the side of Fidel Castro…he might carry the stigma of being associated with a socialist, communist….
The point for Cruz was not that he wasn’t a citizen,[birth certificate] but it is whether he is a “natural born” citizen which is a requirement to be President.
Dan Casey | August 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm Apparently Ted Cruz has distributed his original birth certificate. I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet. Can anyone tell me which one person got this, given that there is only one original? Or, (GASP!) is it COPIES that he’s passing around
There is a copy of a birth certificate on this website. Whether or not it is real, well, take your chances on that.
According to the Dallas Morning News (this website), it was released exclusively to them.
Warren | August 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm RIP Marian McPartland, who died today at 95.
I was a Marian McPartland fan as well. I like jazz, but I’m not a jazz musician. I loved her NPR show that was broadcast on Sat mornings in my area. For a novice jazz listener, she was easy to listen to, because she always explained things so well.
The link on the photo of Cruz birth certificate didn’t work. Sorry about that, folks. I’m trying again, but just in case it didn’t, I tried to e-mail it to Dan.
Sandi, re 5:43
As I said, I just have concerns having read and seen much of the hype around this issue.
I would have the same concerns with cruz.
As Hillary states, if he is not a “natural born” citizen.. he is out (imho); what is sauce for the goose…lol)
“Sandi, re 5:43
As I said, I just have concerns having read and seen much of the hype around this issue.
I would have the same concerns with cruz.”
Perry, if you truly have read and seen “much” regarding the birth certificate eligibility issue, then you would have no concern about Obama’s. In the universe of people who have read and seen much on the subject, only prevaricators or crazy folks honestly believe there is any reason for “concerns.”
Therefore, I would take issue with your use of the term “much.”
Good read from some experts, from PoliceOne, on an issue we have kicked around here some: http://tinyurl.com/l5pt7a7
Or if you prefer: http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/6398674-Is-tactical-loitering-costing-lives/
Is ‘tactical loitering’ costing lives?
In an active shooter situation, there’s no time to wait for backup
Three respected trainers I talked with recently are concerned about what they call “tactical loitering” and/or “dithering.” Are they off base?
The terms refer to first responders who arrive at the scene of an urgent, life-threatening crime-in-progress — particularly an active shooting — but instead of taking immediate action, they stall, waiting either for other officers or a supervisor to show up or, in the most extreme cases, waiting for SWAT (a la pre-Columbine).
Such delaying is rumored to have occurred in some recent high-profile active-shooter situations, whereas contemporary training calls generally for first arrivers to promptly enter the killing site — considering that option even if they are alone — and begin the critical task of tracking down and neutralizing the offender(s).
Interesting story coming out of Atlanta about who stopped the shooter at a school there. Guess what?? She wasn’t carrying a gun.
nice job you no info voters
A friend sent me the statement below today. It is sort of in keeping with the advice in the photo. I’ll let you decide what you think of it.
“A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.”
Good night fellow bloggers!! Sleep tight!
Re: Ron May | August 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm
With out a head, that sounds like a easy target for every con artist and politico that comes along.
IMHO, it is better to have a reasonable amount of and a balance of all of them, than to leave any one of them out of the mix.
Remember the old joke about the body parts arguing amidst themselves as to was the most useful?
Dave Hicks @#61 , How does one possibly get the idea of “leave out” from the phrase “most useful”, unless one just has a habitual need to give one’s self-declared “better” “humble opinion” regardless of the OP’s meaning?
another no info voter alert
more of the same
We get a lot of talk from pamalalala, Frank, awood and others like them on this blog about “low information voters.” The article below makes clear which party those “low information voters” belong to.
no worse than blaming people for organic global warming or cooling babe..stupid people are stupid people, in fact we have one in the White House now. Really not concerned over that article, its only a few that believe that and to blame anyone for weather is off their rocker.
Tell the truth, in the real world, who talks like pammala?
As usual, we get the early morning dose of pammala’s poison pills..
pammala | August 22, 2013 at 8:59 am
As usual you are wrong with your statement regarding global warming, – [It] “ts only a few that believe that and to blame anyone for weather is off their rocker.”
Unless you don’t wish to believe the right leaning Rasmussen polling:
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of Likely Voters believe global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem.”
Oh right the polls are skewed!
I am not looking for an argument with you about Obama’s BC; that dead horse needs no more beating.
Is it not OK that others can look at facts and have some concern? While others may not?
The thrust of my post was that I would view both situations the same.
Granted, I have a somewhat conservative lean in my opinions but I don’t think I have risen to the level where you have to curse me in French by calling me a “prevaricator” (ok I know it’s Latin origin but I thought it funny); I also don’t think I am one of the “crazy folk” (although my neighbors do look at me askance when I cut my grass at 2 a.m.)
People can find a lot of “facts” on the internet, Perry. Trouble is some are not factual at all, but because they fit what one wants to be true they believe they are.
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