Songwriter: This topic should be mentioned every night on the news until people wake up to the fact that one of the surest ways to wealth in America is ripping off the American taxpayer. · 1 minute ago
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I understand that these are broad generalizations, but not every federal employee is "ripping off" the American taxpayer. Many (some)(at least one) puts in an honest day's work (for what I guess many believe is more than an honest day's pay). But we drive 8 year old cars and wonder if my husband's retirement plan will be WUD (work until dead) just like many non-government employees. We wonder how we'll afford braces and college educations for two children and what would happen if I get cancer again (for the fourth time) just like most non-government employees. (Go ahead, break out the violins.) We didn't go into federal employment for the money. Try to separate out your feelings for "government" and some of the federal employees who do worthwhile jobs.
The Jesse Tree is a great, simple, ongoing craft project that rehearses the highlights of salvation history leading up to the birth of Jesus. in 5 minutes
We do a Jesse wreath, with our own Jesse starting it off on Dec. 1.
Hey--where's Victor Davis Hanson?
Okay--just added you as a buddy. I'm KayBS.
I'm on track. I used to scoff at authors who talked about not knowing where their stories or characters were going, but some of my characters are really surprising me.
I'm so glad I rescued a box of old doorknobs and skeleton keys from my mom's garage this summer.
Coming soon to eBay?
Please hit the Like( ) in the first comment not because you like this post but to test this out.
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Can I hit Like() because I DO like this post?
I read this piece and while I feel for the author's mother, there was a whiff of condescension to older Americans about it, the more so when I saw that her mother is all of 52 years old (my age). I was a bit put off by how the author discussed asking her mother to "walk through her application...to make sure she wasn't missing anything." I do this kind of thing for my own mother, but she's in her late 70s.
KayBee: 1. Northern Virginia by way of suburban Chicago and rural Montana.
2. I like to think I'm a little better looking than my avatar (which, by the way, is a tiger at the Potawatomi Zoo in SouthBend, IN).
3. Posts are way too much work. I like taking potshots from the sidelines.· 1 hour ago
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CandE and KayBee,
Your number 3 should be under number 2 since you are sharing something unique about yourself. I am a little fearful in bringing this up. Hopefully, you will ask me about this before using your second amendment rights. · 12 minutes ago
Consider yourself asked.
1. Northern Virginia by way of suburban Chicago and rural Montana.
3. Posts are way too much work. I like taking potshots from the sidelines.
Pretty slow day today because I've got company. But overall, I'm on track. You?
Huh. I never felt like I was part of a collective before Obamacare, either. Must be George Bush's fault.
Sorry to disagree, but the whole Cabeza de Vaca story is pretty amazing. 8 years spent traversing what is now the SW US, from Florida to northern Mexico, trying to meet up with other Spaniards. He was a slave of various Indian tribes, revered as a medicine man...I could go on.
And Esteban!! The first known African to set foot in what is now the US. How can that not be interesting! (Also, technically, Esteban was Dorantes' slave, not Cabeza deVaca's.)
Didn't read it, but I just saw this headline on the Fox news site: "Nuke Talks: Iran, world powers seek deal despite Israeli opposition."
It strikes me that the "tea party" is the Israel of the Republican party. So--imagine this headline: "RINOs, Democrats seek deal despite Tea Party opposition." Sorta sums everything up for me.
"Pandoravirus" conjures up about a million ideas for a great medical mystery tale.
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