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It’s Not Twin Peaks…

Published June 2, 2011 by glaumland

Thank you Ace for the best and funniest thing I have read today.

He looks guilty because he’s guilty.

He acts guilty because he’s guilty.

He talks guilty because he’s guilty.

He doesn’t call the cops on the hackers because he’s guilty.

He calls the cops on reporters because he’s guilty.

He doesn’t deny the picture is his because he’s guilty.

This is not complicated. This is not Twin Peaks.

This whole “Weinergate” thing is sooo funny. And so sad.

Funny, well because the poor guy has a name that just begs for laughs. You know, like the Oscar Mayer ‘weiner song’:

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer weiner,

That is what I truly want to be,

‘Cause if I was an Oscar Mayer weiner

Everyone would be in love with me!

See, I think poor Anthony took that song to heart and really thinks that everyone wants to be with him. Or at least his twitter pal. Especially if you’re young and hot. And you think he’s hot. Add in the big (R) after my name and that leaves me out on all counts.

But the sad part is what his wife must be feeling. At least I hope she’s feeling something. Because if she doesn’t come out and say anything, I’ll come to the conclusion that she’s alot like Hillary and stickin’ to her man for the money and fame and power. IMHO.

Also sad that folks just can’t man up and admit when they’ve screwed up. (OK, this sentence could be read sooo many different ways!) The guilty who admit they are guilty look a lot less guilty than those who try to convince you they’re not guilty. Don’tcha think?

Thanks, Ace, for the clarity. The funniest part is I was watching a youtube video of Twin Peaks Lego’s just the other night and have had Twin Peaks memories going through my head.

It isn’t Twin Peaks.

Until next time…

The Hypocrisy Of It All – First Amendment & Separation Of Church & State

Published June 2, 2011 by glaumland

The ACLU, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and this federal judge

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/02/prayer-prohibited-at-graduation-ceremony/?test=latestnews

want to keep all traces of ‘public prayer’ out of a TX high school graduation ceremony. However, kindly, the judge did allow that students could wear religious clothing or kneel towards Mecca.

Really, I say. Really?

Most parents and educators I know would be much more concerned that students dress appropriately (wearing nice clothes and none of the flip-flops or pants-on-the-ground) and act respectfully (not disrupting the service_oops! did I call it that?_ by getting out of their chairs and moving around) than that people would say a quiet “Bow your heads…” or “amen.” Two things really struck me about this article.

First, how about we have some folks dress up in religious habits or arab garb, then come into Judge Biery’s courtroom. Then, whenever they like, they can get out of their seats and assemble in the aisles, kneeling on their knees towards Rome or bowing towards Mecca. I bet he wouldn’t stand for that disruption in his courtroom, but he says it’s OK for a graduation. HYPOCRITE!

Secondly, if it is true that there is entirely separation of church and state, then it seems to me that Judge Biery has no right to tell a school how they should hold their graduation ceremony. That is a private matter for the school officials and the parents to decide. I don’t care if the school does receive federal dollars, separation should work both ways. Unless there is an obvious physical danger (like yelling ‘fire’ at the movies) anything said at that graduation shouldn’t matter to anyone outside of the auditorium. The school should be able to conduct their ceremony as they deem appropriate, and for Judge Biery to rule otherwise actually creates a relationship between church and state. HYPOCRITE! (Just to add to this point, I really do think the US government should get out of Education and turn it back over to the local governments.)

I’m not entirely certain how¬†the Schultz¬†family can claim that they would “suffer irreparable harm” if someone prays. Maybe it’s like spontaneous combustion or something. My advice to the Schultz’s: don’t pray, don’t go, or get over it. As this is being read, I’m sure prayers are already going up to Heaven on their behalf. Better keep the extinguisher handy!

Hypocrisy is claiming that there is separation between church and state, and then the state tries to assert control over the church. The First Amendment really prohibits the government from establishing a state-sponsored church (like Uncle Sam’s Church of Democracy). As Thomas Jefferson said, the separation is to put a wall between church and state, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t see over that wall or shake hands over it. Good fences (and walls) make good neighbors. And if you don’t like what your neighbor is saying, then leave. Or put your fingers in your ears. Or hum. Or talk louder.

It’s time for Americans to do some studying and read our Constitution for themselves. If you don’t agree with it, you’ve got that right, and the First Amendment protects your right to vocally disagree. But it doesn’t give you the right to be offended by what you see or hear. Get over it, or get out of here.

Until next time…

Softball & Hotdogs

Published June 1, 2011 by glaumland

I’m trying to post while waiting for Little Girl to start her game. Goofy Maggie, the crazy hound, decided to hop in the car as we were leaving to come. She’s pretending to be a farm dog, out running around and enjoying freedom, because the baby goats have been imprisoned in the dog pen until the get too big to escape from their pen.
So Maggie is sitting here with me at the game, and being a really good dog considering what a clown she is. I’m going to try to get a pic of her with her new cool summer hard.

Blessed Are The Antihistamines, For They Shall Relieve Us From Our Allergies

Published June 1, 2011 by glaumland

Ouch!

I’ve added a new pest/allergy to my list. I was sitting by the open window in the fancy music room when ZAP! I noticed I was being attacked by bugs. Little, tiny brown bugs, about 1/3 the size of a flea, crawling around the window sill. Ewww!

I did some web crawling (very appropriately) and discovered they are probably clover mites. Makes sense, with all of the clover we have in our yard. And they are so tiny, I think the attic fan is just sucking them in through the window screens.

Country living strikes, so time to strike back. Grabbed my bottle of fly spray (for the ponies, with a lovely citrus-y scent) and went to work. Those little bugs aren’t crawling any more! Yea chemicals!

I hate that creepy, crawly feeling you get after you see fleas or ticks, or in this case clover mites. I’ve been itching and scratching all afternoon. After I spotted the lovely rash on my face and arms caused by the micro-bites, I took a quick shower and some antihistamines. That should put an end to the itch.

June bugs and moths I can handle. You just scoop them up and toss them outside. Guess I’ll have Dear Hubby get his giant spray gun out and attack the house with insect spray again. I ain’t gonna let no pests keep me from having my house open to the fresh air.

Until next time..