Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fwd: 27th amendment

You know I don't forward this stuff unless I agree and am a bit passionate about it. So do me a favor and read it anyway! ~Bren
27th amendment
I have totally cleaned this e-mail from all other names, sending it to you in hopes you will keep it going and keep it clean. This is something I will fight for and I hope you all read it all the way through. You will be glad you did.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That
was in 1971 . . . before computer, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land . . . all because of public pressure.
I'm asking you to forward this e-mail to a minimum of twenty people; in turn, ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. Term Limits
12 years max, some possible options are below.
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
            B. Six Two-year House terms
            C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House term
2. No Tenure / No Pension
Members of Congress receive a salary while in office, that salary ends when they leave office.
3. Congress members (past, present & future) are to participate in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with all Americans
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5.  Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Members of Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1/1/12.  The American people did not make the contract members of
            Congress enjoy, Congress made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
 Please keep it going.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Droid me

Yup, they have an app for that too... I had to, it was there and I just had to.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The unstuck is stuck once more

This was a trail of determination. It took about an hour to get the truck up to the neighbors tire tracks in the driveway. About another hour to go 6 miles to the store and 6 miles back. And then about 20 minutes to bury the truck in the snow, right back where I got it from.
Call me what you will, but dammit, I was about outta sweet tea. Allen has dug in his heals and says we can be trapped for another couple of days, cuz we got fixins for split pea soup while we were at the store. Personally, I miss work. I'm bored.
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Yer gonna do what?

This was just too good to be true. I happened upon these guys trying to pull a semi out of the snow with an Escalade. LMAO!
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stupid blog app

It's probably a good thing that my phone wouldn't publish my last blog post. Actually, it ate it. Anyway, it was for the best. Earlier, I got left listening to the radio and what I call wedding songs played for almost an hour!
Anyway, it put me in a crappy mood feeling sorry for myself.
Sometimes I'm thankful for crappy connections.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I got this in an email today...

I got this in an email today from my friend Lou. 

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each  morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved  perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.  
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After  many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled  sweetly when told his room was ready.  
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description  of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.  I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just  been presented with a new puppy.  
Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'  
'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.  
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.  
Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is  arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.  'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;  I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the  parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful  for the ones that do.  
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day  and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life.  
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.  
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank  account of memories!  
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.  I am still depositing.  
'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:  
1. Free your heart from hatred. 
2. Free your mind from worries.  
3. Live simply.  
4. Give more.  
5. Expect less. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Normally I'd be angry. Normally, I'd make a point. But just after telling the boy how touching my stuff makes me feel royally disrespected; he grabs a bottle of cologne and sprays several sprays of it into the fan in my bedroom, choking me immediately. I can taste it; I smell it everywhere, my throat still burns with it. How do you teach respect to a kid that seems to have none for the one wanting to teach it?
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