Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Great Email explaining the difference between liberals and conservatives

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?”

She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.”

Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, “That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence.”

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between conservative and liberal or progressive or neocon I'm all ears.


If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.

If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.

A liberal will delete it because he's "offended."

Well, I forwarded it to you.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


On one of my yahoo groups one of the members posted the following:

Sears - Christmas shopping this year.

I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice. It's

amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn

from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty? By law,

they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more.

Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called

up for active duty.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all

benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up

reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized

for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears at least once, and be sure

to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive

reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.

Pass it on.

I decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the following e-mail

to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the

internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your

company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of

another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at that store.

This is their answer to my e-mail:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears.The information is factual. We appreciate your

positive feedback.

Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men

and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear

at this time.

Bill Thorn

Sears Customer Care



Please pass this on to all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized for this

outstanding contribution and we need to show them as A mericans, we do

appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

'Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch

The pond was froze over & so was the branch.

The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.

The kids were all home on vacation from school,

And happier young folks you never did see-

Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.

Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock,

There came a surprise that gave them a shock!

The power went off, the TV went dead!

When Grandpa came in from out in the shed

With an armload of wood, the house was all dark.

"Just what I expected," they heard him remark.

"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.

Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."

"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light,

And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."

The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom.

Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room,

Uncased his old fiddle & started to play

That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.

Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew

Both Pop & the kids were all singing it, too.

They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"

Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.

They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth,

And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth.

They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe,

The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.

Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn;

And when the kids wakened, the power was on..

"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"

Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick.

Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun,

He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!


It's cold out there

It has been in the 20's all day.  Last night it was down into the teen's but with the wind chill it is a lot colder...

The chick-chicks got a taste of their first snow yesterday and its still on the ground today.  They arent too happy with it and are cuddling in the coop instead...only coming out to guard their scratch from the sparrows who apparently think its free food LOL.  Kinda fun to look out the window and see a chicken chasing a sparrow ;)

Talk to ya later!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Strange Day...

It's 25 degrees and the wind is whipping around.  There are these strange little white things coming down from the sky.  I wonder what it could be?  Hmmm.

Talk to ya later!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Today was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor...

And I am sooooo sorry that I forgot to put out my flag.  I apologize to all the vets out there.  I take it down whenever it gets too windy and believe me it was very windy the past few days but not today.  Again I apologize.

It is also my grandpa's birthday.  He was very upset when he was too old to go over there and be a soldier.  Although I think my grandma was probably pretty glad he stayed home.  They actually worked in a steel mill during the war.  They are both gone and I miss them. 

Will try to post pics tomorrow of what has been going on here which isnt much but I'll let you judge that for yourselves.   LOL. 

Talk to ya later!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oh and...

the FDA has taken Darvocet off the market.  The docs I work for cant give this pain medication out any more and are prescribing a lot more topical creams instead.  FDA approved many meds that were later taken off the market because of "problems" with the meds.  I guess if the drug manufacturers fill out the proper paperwork they can get any med approved.  It's only when people start have bad reactions (like dying) that the FDA removes the drugs from the market.  Dont you just love the drug commercials on TV...so many side effects and some are worse than the actual disease.

Talk to ya later!


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