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Xmas: Redneck Style

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Redneckis a term thatoriginated in reference to agricultural workers (i.e. farmers) alluding to the sunburning of the neck from working long hours in the fields.

Today it isa slang term for a rural, white southerner who is politically conservative, usually racist and often a religious fundamentalist. The term is generally considered to be offensive.

But not to Jeff Foxworthy and his fans!


Modern Science

From:   Eyepoppers Best Science Photos




Nov. 18, 2011: A metal developed by a team of researchers from the University of California at Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology is pictured resting on a dandelion fluff without damaging it. The metal, which is about 100 times lighter than styrofoam, is the world's lightest material, according to the team.
Source: Reuters WOW!! That is truly impressive. You know what the only thing better would be? A cure for the common cold!

Christopher Hitchens, R.I. P.

Christopher Hitchens, the author and essayist who wrote the provocative best-seller "God is Not Great," died December 15th of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer.
Who was this guy?

From: Christopher Hitchens Dies: He was an acknowledged contrarian and contradiction -- half-Christian, half-Jewish and fully non-believing; a native of England who settled in America; a former Trotskyite who backed the Iraq war and supported George W. Bush. But his passions remained constant and enemies of his youth, from Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa, remained hated.
He was a militant humanist who believed in pluralism and racial justice and freedom of speech, big cities and fine art and the willingness to stand the consequences. He was smacked in the rear by then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and beaten up in Beirut. He once submitted to waterboarding to prove that it was indeed torture.
Hitchens was an old-fashioned sensualist who abstained from clean living…

Xmas Decor

More than just a few lights strung around the windows:








LOL Cats Do Xmas

Holiday 'Toons

Here are some of my favorites:






The Obama$ Merry Xma$

In a previous post regarding the Obummers' Holiday travel plans to Hawaii, I wrote that since they are traveling separately - because SHE did not want to wait- the plane 'fare' was going to cost the American taxpayers $100,000.

Oh, but that is apparently just a drop in the bucket, the tip of the iceberg.

According to The Hawaiian Reporter, which obtained more specifics about the executive expenditures, the total cost (based on what is known) for the 17-day vacation round-trip vacation to Hawaii for the President, his family and staff has climbed to more than $4 million.

Read all about it :

Hawaiian Reporter: Obamas Vacation

The Obamas are certainly working hard to distribute the wealth, everybody elses' that is.

Nancy Pelosi: Queen of the Congressional Fools

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the same nitwit who actually said:

"We have to pass the (Healthcare) bill so that you can find out what's in it."

   and

"The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington DC, and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history" ...

Has now said,

“It can clearly be labeled the Republican do-nothing Congress. It’s a year of missed opportunities and made-up crises.”

Well, Nancy, The Republicans are trying to rectify / amend / undo / neutralize the damage that the screwed-up Dummycrat-controlled Congress (Senate AND House) perpetuated on the American people when you presided over the House.


And the last time I checked, the Dummycrats control the Senate.

The Hypocrite-in-Chief

Mrs. Obummer and the kids have left for their 17-day Hawaiian Holiday Vacation without Barack Hussein Obama who is still in Washington. SHE did not want to wait. He will join them later.The two separate flights will cost the U.S taxpayers about $100,000.  Because, as you know, they don't fly commercial.Oh, but what aboutTHIS :"In an executive order issued November 9, 2011, titled "To Cut Waste and Promote Efficient Spending", which was touted by the white House as a sign of Obama's commitment to cut the deficit, Obama instructed agencies to try to avoid unnecessary plane trips.
Hyprocrite: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings; example: Barack Hussein Obama


Lovejoy Lives!

This is the stuff Sy-Fy Channel movies are made of:

On December 14th, newly-found Comet Lovejoy took aim at the sun's corona where temperatures can reach 2 million degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 million degrees Celsius).

Most researchers expected the comet to be completed destroyed, blazing as brightly as Venus in the sky.

But Comet Lovejoy plunged through the sun's corona ... and came out the other side, zipping off into space!

Comet Lovejoy, a large sungrazing comet, officially called C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), was discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy on Nov. 27.

Comet Lovejoy-Sungrazer
Comet Lovejoy Survives Fiery Plunge
NASA also created a website providing updates about the comet's pass through the corona, as well as images of the event beamed down by SDO. It can be found here: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/lovejoy.php

And from
Space.com:
Photo: NASA/ SDO
This image, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows Comet Lovejoy diving through the sun&#…

Fallen Hero: Pvt. Jalfred Vaquerano

U.S. Army Pvt. Jalfred D. Vaquerano, 20, died December 13th, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire while deployed in Logar province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Vaquerano, of Apopka, Florida, was an Infantryman who entered the Army from Tampa, Florida in January 2011. He was previously stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. Vaquerano’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon

 Pvt Vaquerano is the 1,855th American killed in Afghanistan.


Requiescat in Pace, Soldier

Hawaii Five-Oops ?

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific , located in Punchbowl Crater just north of Honolulu, is the final resting place of over 30,000 veterans of World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.



And it is the site of an unforgivable show of disrespect to not only every veteran interred there, especially the ones whose graves were trod all over, but also to the 23 veterans who survived the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor who were special guests that day.

Hawaii Five-O Oops

Hawaii-Five-O TV show Disrespected Graves

Video Report here


Xmas at Arlington

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...

Every December since 1992, volunteers have laid holiday wreaths donated by the  Worcester Wreath Company  of Harrington, Maine, at the headstones of over 5,000 of America's honored dead.
In 2006, the project was expanded into  Wreaths Across America
In 2009, volunteers placed over 16,000 wreaths at Arlington and other memorial sites across America.

Ft Hood Massacre = Workplace Violence ?

During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Dec 7th, Senator Susan Collins (ME/R) blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and criticized the Barack Hussein Obama administration for failing to identify the threat from radical Islam.

She (correctly) suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.


This is the ultimate example of what is wrong with Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration -aka- the Insane Clowns of the Circus of Ineptitude.



Ft Hood Massacre = not Terrorism

The Disney Holiday Spirit

In less than two weeks, the joy of the holiday season will come in the form of a fully decorated tree to 17 local military families from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit!

Disneyland's Trees

AND, Walt Disney World Cast Members (employees) collected 30,000 toys for the local Toys for Tots.

Disney Cast members collect toys


Obummer Defined

This sums up NoBama:
Hypocritical, Incoherent, and Unpresidential
"Obama’s hypocrisy is built on a foundation of incoherence. This is not surprising. As a candidate and president, he has been as constant as a second is long."

Read more:


Obama's Hypocritical, Incoherent and Unpresidential Economic Speech



Holidaze

The other day one of our local news readers remarked that our local pro basketball players will be playing out of town on Christmas Day and thus won't be spending the Holiday with their families.
And he sounded as if I should be sad about this. Really, George ?  
I'm just so upset that millionaire sports players may have to spend Xmas eve in a luxury hotel away from their multimillion dollar mansions, that I don't know what to do. <- sarcasm
Oh, wait.
I could send Xmas packages and cards to the thousands of U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen who are serving their country overseas.  They aren't staying in luxury hotels nor cashing paychecks with lots of zeros. Their families aren't with them either.


Day of Infamy

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed here. This precipitated the United States’ entry into WW II.
When it was over:  2403 Killed   (1144 from the USS Arizona, alone) including 68 civilians
Of the 8 Battleships in port, 5 were Sunk:  USS Arizona: Total loss when a bomb hit her magazine; 1,177 lost  USS Oklahoma: Total loss when she capsized and sank; 429 lost  USS California: Sunk at her berth  USS West Virginia: sunk at her berth  USS Utah: sunk

Tea Party vs Occupy Checklist

Updated Tea Party Versus #Occupy Checklist
Sources can be found here:
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/209789.php

occupywallstreet-the-rap-sheet-so-far

Thanks, Dmartyr at The Jawa Report

On Aging

Yes, another birthday looms.

Thoughts:  Quit worrying about your health.  It'll go away. I'm not old. I'm chronologically gifted. Birthdays are good for you.  The more you have, the longer you live.


Things OLD Folks Know That Young Folks Should Learn:
Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good.
When a man marries a woman, they become one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.
Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, make beds, is in good health, and he's already used to taking orders.
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble…

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.

Veterans' Day 2011

A ‘Veteran‘ is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to, and including his life.”



Thank you to all  who have served  and  are serving!

My father: US Army Air Corps, 1941-1945 My father-in-law: US Navy, 1945-1969 My brother: US Coast Guard, 1968-1969 My husband: US Marine Corps, 1969-1972 My daughter: US Army, 1992-1995 My son: US Marine Corps, 2005-2010

Happy Birthday, USMC!!

Remembering the Brave Thank you, Jensen Sutta Photography!

The Blamer in Chief

From Ray Stevens:



President Obama-'Blamer in Chief'

I usually write songsand this is my first attempt at writing an op-ed piece. It always amazes me how most political commentators beat around the bush. Well, that’s not how you write a song so let’s just cut to the chase and get to the chorus:

My song, "Obama Budget Plan" can be seen on YouTube. It indicates that President Obama's budget plan appears to be to spend as much of our money as he wants, on anything he wants and to pay for it by just printing more money.

The fact is, President Obama doesn’t really seem to have a plan at all. His administration has been working without a budget for almost three years now. He views having to consult Congress as an inconvenience and tries to go around them at every turn.

His latest plan is to blame the Tea Party movement for this country's first-ever credit downgrade because they forced him to face the debt drisis that he created by his out of control spending.

Then h…

Halloweenies

I love Halloween. Not for the candy. Well, maybe for the chocolate candy. But mostly for the costumes.

Here are some favorites:

~ In the PET category ~
      Kitty Jawa                            Kitty Picachu
~ In the KID Category ~
Wilson" (from Castaway)       Edward Scissorhands
~ In the Adult category ~
                     A pair of Boobs                 
 The End is Near
~ In the Disney Category ~

No Condolences

Samir Khan was part of Al Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda  is a terrorist organization.

Ergo, Samir Khan was a terrorist.

So, WTF was THIS  all about?

I wonder how many condolence calls the State Department has made to the families of fallen U.S. Marines, soldiers, airmen, and sailors?