From Al's GROANER'S CORNER: "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation." AUTHOR UNKNOWN.
"The trouble with socialism," Margaret Thatcher said, "is that eventually you run out of other people's money".
"Let me get this straight......we're trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also is exempt from it and hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.
What could possibly go wrong?" –Maxine
Sent by: Donna H @ Team Sarah
"I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be .... quiet, serene....and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegal's came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor, your child's second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties...
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, pass it on; if not then continue cleaning up the poop..."
Election Day is tomorrow -- it's crunch time for animals.
Send an eCard, call your friends, scream it from the streets!
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At puppy mills in Missouri, dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, and given no exercise or human affection. These puppy mills are cruel and the way these dogs are treated is wrong. Prop B will stop puppy mill abuses by establishing common sense standards for the proper care of dogs.
As an animal lover, urge everyone you know in Missouri to vote YES! on Prop B -- use our eCards to remind them today. Sincerely, Barbara Schmit, Campaign Manager
Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B
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Today and Yesterday:
Muffie and Maddie came for a couple of days, so I knew I would be busy.
As little Maddie is so tiny, I am always worried that she will find a way out of the fence, even though I know there are none, so I stay with her all the time she is outside.
Ray and I knew we had to get the bumper ready to put back on the cargo trailer. Jim the welder is going in for a knee replacement, so he wanted to get it welded back on before that happened.
Ray painted it with Black Hammered paint.
The threshold of the back door needed attention, so we covered that up with heavy duty white flashing, breaking (bending) it over the inside and outside of the threshold, so it would be behind the next piece to go on the oustside. Stapled that in place with the air stapler.
We had to find a way to cover up a few uneven sins on the bottom of the trailer before the bumper could be put back on. So we added this wide strip of metal, across the bottom, so it covers that up!
We haven't even started making the door look better, yet.
It is back to tank-top, shorts and AC again, today