Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
In WA (last election), the GOP candidate for governor won & won the first 2 recounts, but after the 3rd which put the DEM ahead the counting stopped. There were numerous ballets that mysteriously showed up showing the DEM was the vote getter. The WA governor is the one that put the atheist display near the Christian one at the state capital.
In MN, the same sort of dirty tricks are putting the DEM candidate AL Franken ahead by a few dozen votes. The GOP candidate won by a few thousand votes election day but now the mysterious votes are showing up again.
I don't know if GOP are just not as dirty or not as dedicated. I do tend to read/visit conservative blogs/sites so don't know of the GOP dirty tricks if any.
One thing that makes this country great is the free & above board elections. People might make ridiculous (according to me the final arbitrator) choices but at least then we get what we deserve.
fraud (n) : deceit; trickery; cheating; Law intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right; something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice; a person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
char·i·ty (n): 1. Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving. 2. Something given to help the needy; alms. 3. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy. 4. Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity. 5. Indulgence or forbearance in judging others. 6. often Charity Christianity The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
REALITY (n)The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum (The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Obama, who had much more campaign money than McCain, was able to say many, many times things that weren't true like that McCain was against stem cell research which wasn't true he was against embryonic cell research. But if you ask the average person if McCain was for stem cell research the person would say NO! I'm sure if McCain had more money he would have used the same tactics
Global Warming is another say it enough… Al Gore (the inventor of the internet) has said many many times that Global Warming is a fact that there is no more debate; it may be true but there are numerous scientists that feel that it is merely normal temperature variations.
Why do we believe something merely because it is repeated numerous times or if a celebrity spouts it? Is it because we are too lazy to research data ourselves? The internet allows us to see many contradictory views. The main street media tends to have a bias so we learn good things about their candidate & bad about his opponent; ditto their pet theories.
I once heard that college isn't to learn a specific set of facts but to learn to learn! We should put to use our brains not just our ears!
truth (n) 1. Conformity to fact or actuality. 2. A statement proven to be or accepted as true. 3. Sincerity; integrity. 4. Fidelity to an original or standard. 5a. Reality; actuality. b. often Truth That which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I have noticed my posts have not been as positive as my actual life is!
Today, Frisbit, my wife & I went for a walk in the snow. We had about 2-3" & it was still coming down, our street had not been plowed yet. It is so pretty when it snows and everything is covered by a white coat. My wife & I love the snow. When we got home there was snow all over us; Frisbit everywhere, Mary on her coat, hair, slacks, boots, me the same plus some in my beard.
Christmas is a season for rejoicing, the birth of our Savior. I have a beautiful, intelligent wife; 2 grown children who are healthy & smart with wonderful spouses, a son in Heaven, plus 5 grandsons who are bright & healthy & active. My life has been truly blessed.
blessed(adj) 1 a: held in reverence b: honored in worship 2: of or enjoying happiness ; specifically : enjoying the bliss of heaven 3: bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I was trying to get Frisbit (our dog, his picture above is many years ago, he is over 11 years old now) to understand cause & effect. He would go into the snow and get snow in his paws which caused him to limp, I would then clean his paw and he would stop limping. I explained to him that if he stayed on the road or sidewalk he wouldn't get more snow in his paws & start limping. He would look at me & then go into the deep snow and we would start all over again!
INFORMAL stingy; niggardly
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We hooked up the digital to analog converter today to see if it worked (we are dinosaurs without cable [or air conditioning either]). And behold there are extra channels out there hidden from mere mortals! One problem with digital reception using an outdoor antenna is the crazy mosaic that occurs every once in a while. I pointed this out to my wife on a picture at WalMart, she remarked about why the government thinks this is better.
My spelling is getting worse & wosre! Thank goodness for the computer spell checking (of course the numerous internet humorous letters which get past spell checking do give one pause). Just think how intelligible my ravings would be; I just type close to the spelling & it gets underlined in red, a little cntl-click or correct button on the mouse & there are options that many times include the correct spelling (some examples from above include "intelligible" & "brilliant"). I wonder if my GrandKids will even have to learn to spell!
mis·cel·la·ne·ous (adj) : consisting or formed of various kinds; varied; mixed a box of miscellaneous candies; having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many-sided
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
guilt (n) the state of having done a wrong or committed an offense; culpability, legal or ethical; a painful feeling of self-reproach resulting from a belief that one has done something wrong or immoral