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
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.
You just have to watch.
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!
Frog, meet scorpion.
Why is everyone talking about Angelina’s boobs today anyway? I thought it was the leg that usually made headlines.
Kidding aside, good for her, and bravo for being public about it. A double mastectomy certainly seems drastic, but if you can reduce your risk of cancer from 87% to 5%, that kind of seems like a no-brainer. Yes, she’s another dancing monkey, but even they can be useful. I’ve known women that delayed treatment because they were afraid of losing their boobs. Yes, mastectomy and reconstruction is intensive, but it is far from the end of the world. Be proactive with your health. Don’t ever let fear get in the way of life.
And even after cancer, there is still beauty.
The world is full of idiots, and Tam has found their king. From the story
Goodrich Quality Theaters has come under fire this week after its Capital 8 theater in Missouri hired a fake gunman for an “Iron Man 3″ screening during the opening weekend of the film.
To be expected, the character, who wore full tactical gear and carried a fake gun, did not go over well as some patrons feared the worst. Jefferson City police officers responded to what they believed to be an active shooter situation after receiving several 911 calls from concerned moviegoers…
After the officers arrived, it was revealed that the armed man was just a hired hand — one of several the theater enlisted for the showing.
Seriously?! Here’s another great idea for the manager of Goodrich Quality Theaters, keep your hemorrhoid cream with your toothpaste since the orifices are in such close proximity*.
Who accepts this job? If someone came to me with the suggestion that I dress up in some kind of costume to scare the ever-loving crap out of a bunch of strangers, I’d turn it down. I’ve never been that broke, and I’ve been very, very broke. Armed or not, one tenacious terrified person that decided it was not going to be another Aurora could really ruin your day and make even the most generous paycheck look like chump change. And yet this theater enlisted several.
Oh those poor, neglected brain cells starving for the mandatory minimum infusion of IQ points.
*Why yes, I did just imply that his head is so far up his ass that he should brush his teeth with Preparation H.
You talk about the weather. And hey, it’s May and I live in Oklahoma. You know, the extra special seedy part of tornado alley. The weather should be exciting, right?
Except, it’s not.
The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.
I’m totally okay with that. Even if local meteorologist, Damon Lane has to come visit me at work because there’s nothing to do in his office.
I learned that this exists.
You know what’s even better? Apex sent one home with me for test and review.