Monday, April 27, 2009

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!!

With all this noise about the Bush administration's use of not being nice to prisoners, I'm reminded of Monty Python's skit about the Spanish Inquisition. I mean, the things they did such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation and putting catapillars into cells seem like to me, not only tame, but much like the skit where they use things such as the ultimate Comfy Chair. Phoo!!! If you don't want to use them, don't, but let the past things go because they weren't really extreme. I know you kool-aiders out there won't agree, but this thing right now is just a ploy to distract from Obama's ruining the economy, and rendering our military impotant. If we get attacked again, it will be on him.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Strange Weather

We got a lot of rain and snow today. Yeah, snow. End of April and my yard looks like it did in October. Hopefully it will warm up and late spring will arrive.

Someone explain this to me

I like to use Google for my search engine. Every time there is a special day such as a holiday or famous birthday or anniversary, they have a special Google logo depicting the event. But a couple of weeks ago it was Easter and they did nothing. Why would that be? Anyone?

Monday, April 20, 2009

A word from the word

"And you who were dead in your trepasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with it's legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross."

Colossians 2:13-14

Weather or not.

Last week we had a few days of warm weather. It's still warm now if you compare it to whatb we had in February. 99% of the snow melted and everything on the outer frindges of the proprerty was flooded. It has since gone down and it's looking good. Friday before Easter I got home from work, I went in the house and only spent 10 minutes inside before going outside and spending the next four hours outside. I was just having fun. My Lilacs are already starting to sprout new growth as are our roses. Now, the Lilacs we just planted as seedlings last year. Up here as soon as the land gets a chance, it wastes no time blooming. This is something you don't get in California since it's green all year.

Obama cuts 100 million from budget!!!!

Okay, is this a good thing? Of course it is but it's really nothing. The President himself said it is only a drop in the bucket. But you have to remember that he has increased spending to over 4 trillion dollars. You figure what percentage 100 million is to 4000 billion.

Following this Obama said that he will go through the budget line-by-line to find more. Does he know that he doesn't have a line veto? This he can not do.

These cuts he's found are piddling and will not amount to anything useful to the economy.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nice weather!!!

Spring is finally winning the fight here. It's been warmer lately and even 45 seems like warmth. Of course, we have to deal with the threat of floods, but due to the work of many volunteers, things are getting better. The Red is expected to crest again but it looks like we'll be okay. Out here on my land everything is soggy especially my driveway. As soon as the rain channel thaws, I'm sure a lot of the water will drain off. It's ben easier to give the horses hay since the bales are thawing but the corral is a muddy mess. We have Eliza's puppy here. She (the puppy) is untrained and likes to jump on everybody. This is really nasty with all the mud. If you spend any time with her though, she calms down and follows you around. She disappeared for a couple of days until a neighbor told my closest neighbor about her being at his place. She was about 3 miles away from home. There is only one house between my house and the place where she was but now I've met another neighbor. She often catches mice and birds andstands in the yard at night and barks. We don't really hear her much and I guess she's barking at deer and such. We tried to chain her up. The first collar we put on her had a plastic catch and she broke it almost immediately. Then, with a better collar, she broke the chain she was on. The chain have a swivel like on it so the dog can't get it twisted up. She's a Lab and it only lasted a couple of days. I guess I'll invest in an ID tag so if she wanders off again, we can be contacted. I went out and started Laurie's bike today but she doesn't know it yet. I need the charge the battery on the mower and the on the little bike is just shot. I saw today that I'll be able to get to the trailer now, too. I had it in the tree break to load with wood and it got buried in the snow. After this next week of temps in the high 40s and low 50s I bet things will start turning green quickly.

Major Rant for April: Three types of people

The way I see it there are three types of people in the world.

The first are conservatives. These people expect themselves to do the right thing and for everybody else to do it too. A little simplistic but let me explain. They do not expect anyone to do things for them and believe themselves to be responsible enough to live their lives for their own families and not do it at the expense of others. They believe they should be able to keep what they earn and decide for themselves where they want their money to go. Yes, some get greedy and take advantage of situations, but they are not true conservatives, they are just wrong. Also not everybody does what's right all the time, but that is a product of our fallen nature and that why we have laws.

The second type are liberals. These people range from moderate to socialists. The idea here is to have such control of people's lives that much wealth goes into the "public" coffers where the ones in power can direct where it is spent. Also they do not believe you should be the one who gets to keep what you make. Indeed, if you make too much, (more than them), they will come after you and take as much of it as they can.

The third type are the sheep. These people think of themselves as liberals but fail to understand how things really work. To their credit they have big hearts and truly feel for the oppressed, downtrodden, and poor. They do not see that conservatives and especially Christians give more than anyone to charities. They are easily led by words that say "We will pass a law to make sure everybody gets what they deserve," In having the state control the wealth and distribute it, you create a very inefficient system because of the sheer size of the buracracy it takes to accomplish the goals.