Spotted this over at Firehand’s place, had to steal it.
(Friend) and I were talking last night and came to a conclusion: Oklahoma is the Australia of the United States.
Let’s see: all the poisonous snakes. All the poisonous spiders. Scorpions. Alligators. Mountain lions. Bears. Fire ants. Tornados. Winds. Floods. Droughts. Wild fires. Earthquakes. Landslides. Blizzards. Ice storms. Severe storms. The most consecutive days over 100 degrees in recorded history for all of the United States. We even managed to have a hurricane once. And I’m sure I’m missing something.
Hadn’t really thought about it that way, but I think he’s got a point. Australia has better beer though.
Even if Oklahoma is trying to kill us all, I still love it. It’s a place just full of evil Conservative Capitalists preying on the downtrodden. (and by ‘preying on’ I mean giving $3 million dollars to.) Yes, this would be the rich guy that signs my paychecks. He’s pretty cool, actually.
Staring up at storm clouds today. They say these bring only rain.
I am so very thankful that my household, close friends, and family were all spared. I am touched by the sheer volume of text messages, emails, Facebook messages, phone calls I received from all over the world from people genuinely concerned about us. We are well and truly blessed.
Lord, help me to focus on my blessings, for everything can change in a moment. And even in after that moment, to rest in your comfort when all else seems lost.
I don’t know who this guy is, but I saw his picture come over the news this morning.
When all else is gone, there’s still a rocking chair after the storm. Who knows how many children and grandchildren have been comforted by the gentle swaying of this chair. May this man have the same comfort and peace in the midst of such chaos and devastation.
ETA: The gentleman in question in Gene Tripp the picture is on CNN
Yes, today’s tornadoes were bad. They were also south of the Evyl Empyre. We are just fine. Those of you in the path of the storm, please do check in. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
We’re probably going to go to Zarate’s. And you will like it.
EvylRobot, the TeenBot, and I had the pleasure of introducing Uncle Jay to their culinary delights while he was in the area being the harbinger of doom to our local boys in squeaky shoes.
The food was wonderful as always, but I dare say it paled in comparison to the company. Time spent with good food and great people is never wasted.
My morning commute tends to be exceptional only in the fact that it is so very uneventful. You know, all nine miles of it. It takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to navigate the 3 stop signs, 8 lights, and 2 railroad crossings (Same rail, so either I live and work on the wrong side of the tracks, or I’ve got to go through it to get from point A to point B.) Traffic along this particular route at 7 am is not sufficient to work up a good rant or even raise my blood pressure, generally.
So I listen to NPR. You know, my tax dollars already fund it, I may as well see what return I’m getting on my investment.
This morning they cover two stories of national interest, the IRS targeting Conservative groups scandal, and the Mother’s Day shooting spree in New Orleans. In the first, they portrayed Tea Party Groups as the undeserving victim. In the second, they blamed the gang problem, not the guns.
Huh. I guess that water they’ve been carrying started to get a bit too heavy.
If you’ve been following along, you already know that our friend, Bonnie of Squeaky Wheel Seeks Grease, has been dealing with some monumental health issues on top of a very limited budget. You all chipped in and got her the exploratory surgery so now she’s at least got a plan of action.
Unfortunately, it seems the original quote for the cost didn’t include incidentals. You know, things like lab work and she’s getting hit with extra that’s over and above the original estimate and without warning. Because everyone knows biopsies are elective, right? I know my bank account couldn’t just absorb an unexpected $350 hit.
Needless to say, it’s got her feeling stressed and panicked, none of which helps with her recovery. I’ll leave the details to her to share what she’s comfortable sharing, but if you’ve got some wiggle room, please hit her tip jar. We’re all broke, I know. We’re feeling at my house, and I’m sure you are too.
As Erin pointed out, we figured we were going to need to organize something for the follow-up. Medical bills do have a tendency to multiply. I know Bonnie really doesn’t want to be hitting the well again, but here we are.
You just have to watch.
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Barack Trek: Into Darkness|
What’s particularly awesome about this is that so many people are getting their news from this guy. Specifically people that are far more inclined to lean left. Smooth move there from the administration ticking off the
bootlickers Associated Press.
Yes, I think it is singularly awesome that the administration wiretapped the press. It was absolutely wrong, and I believe it is unconstitutional. What makes it so delicious is that the press is finally a victim of the administration. They are like the mistress that marries the guy after he finally leaves his wife and is shocked to find out he’s unfaithful to her too. Bu…bu…you promised to protect our rights! You said you loved us! We fawned over you! We covered for you, and now you’ve betrayed us!