Thursday, May 31, 2007

Belated Memorial Day

How did you earn your seat in the classroom?

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher did something not to be forgotten.

On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom.

The kids came into first period, they walked in, there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, "Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?" And she said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them."

They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades."

"No," she said."Maybe it's our behavior.""No, it's not even your behavior."

So they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing, then third period. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in Ms. Cothren's class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom.

The last period of the day, Martha Cothren gathered her class. They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. And she says,Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily."

She said, "Now I'm going to tell you."

Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. And by the time they had finished placing those desks, those kids for the first time I think perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks.

Martha said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you.They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here responsibly to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."

I think sometimes we forget that the freedoms that we have are because of ordinary people who did extraordinary things, who loved this country more than life itself, and who not only earned a school desk for a kid at the Robinson High School in Little Rock, but who earned a seat for you and me to enjoy this great land we call home, this wonderful nation that we better love enough to protect and preserve with the kind of conservative, solid values and principles that made us a great nation.

"We live in the Land of the Free because of the brave"

Update 6/02/07
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Saturday, May 26, 2007


Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Boston, Basket, Bike

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

In case you were wondering....

What a nappy headed hoe looks like----

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ever feel your eyes water up and your blood boiling at the same time?

Well, you need to read this post over at Gollylog! Luckily everything is OK, but it could have been a disaster, and I just want my readers to be aware of the dangers of rat poison. We love you Dax & Hope and the rest of the pack.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

River Critters

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Truckload of Mutts

Friday, May 11, 2007

Lulu and Maggie, my Mom's doggies. She's up visiting for a week or two! I'll get more pics later.
I wish you could have seen them sniffing the little iron doorstop doggies ass. I couldn't get a piture of it! Dang it!

The High Priestess Emily is daring anyone to challenge her domain! Looks like I have the remote on paws!LOL!!!!!!!!

1. Open a new file folder in your computer.

2. Name it "Hillary Rodham Clinton"

3. Send it to the trash.

4. Click "Empty the trash."

5. Your PC will ask you, "Do you really want to get rid of "Hillary Rodham Clinton?"

6. Firmly Click "Yes."

7. Feel better.

PS: Next week you can do Nancy Pelosi

LOL!!!!!!I just had to add this one!

Dogs possess an uncanny "6th" sense.

Have you ever heard that a dog knows when an earthquake is about to hit?

Have you ever heard that a dog can sense when a tornado is stirring up, even twenty miles away?

Do you remember hearing that, before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia,dogs started running frantically away from the seashore,at breakneck speed?

I am a firm believer that animals "and especially dogs" have keen insights into the Truth.

And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially terrible disaster well in advance.

Simply said, a good ol hound dog just KNOWS when something isn't right........when impending doom is upon us.....

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Yea Right? Like someone is going to do this for me from my blog?!!!LOL

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.
1) Pointless Drivel
2) Shelli’s Sentiments
3) CuriosityKiller
4) MsMamma
5) Uncivil

Next select five people to tag: (if you haven’t done it already)

Hell.....I don't even have 5 people that read my blog and if I did, they were already tagged.......This is just for you Ms.mamma, cause I love ya so much!!LOL

Julian with his photo's is about the only one I can think of and Polly should be the one to tag him?

1) Beaucoup d'images sur pas grand chose
2) :( anonymous?
3) :( anonymous?
4) :( anonymous?
5) :( anonymous?

What were you doing 10 years ago?

1997. I was working for the Sampson/Duplin County Resident Engineers office in Clinton NC. I helped do quite a lot of the surveying, and stake out of a section of the Highway 24 bypass around Kenansville in duplin county.

I was completely computer illiterate back then.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Still working for the NCDOT but in The Asphalt Q.A. lab in Burgaw. Pushing a pencil, and still crunching numbers!

Five snacks you enjoy:
1) Snickers
2) Peanut M&M's
3) Peanut Butter Sandwich
4) Bananas
5) Chocolate Chip Cookies

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:

1) Ole Red .....Blake shelton
2) Austin......Blake Shelton
3) Would you lay with me....David Allen Coe
4) Wake Up Older.......Julie Roberts
5) Mamma'a got her Boobs out!......Rodney Carrington

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1) Share the wealth
2) I would make someone an offer they couldn't refuse for this old house I love on Old River road!
3) Get 3 Brand New Hondas....Civic Si, CRV, and a Ridgeline
4) Travel , Go to Alaska to see where I was born.....takin the parents too!
5) Throw a big party or two, and then become a recluse!

Five bad habits:

1) Losing my temper via road rage, crowded stores, incompetent people
2) Eating & Drinking unhealthy
3) Don't see loved ones enough
4) Not compasionate enough toward my fellow man
5) Enjoy Solitude and reclusiveness too much!

Five things you like doing:

1) Eating
2) Dinking at the bars
3) Walking the dogs. Love the solitude with them.
4) Shooting Pool at the bars
5) Love to go out to Restaurants

Five things you would never wear again:

1) Nut hugger bathing suit.......never have...never will!
2) Bell Bottoms
3) Boots with a high heel
4) suspenders
5) boxer shorts

Five favorite toys:

1) My 1992 model Stihl Chainsaw.....sentimental value
2) My new Zero Turn Radius Lawnmower
3) My old Dell Computer
4) My little Sony Cybershot
5) My new Total Trainer by Bayou Fitness

Also from Ms.mamma who got it from Chrissy:

Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. French, then Ranch, then Italian

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Chic Fillet

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Rucker Johns

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20%, usually, unless the service sucks.

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A. Chicken

Q. What is your favorite type of gum?
A. Not much of a gum chewer

Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. A picture of Ab & Em looking out the window of the doggie van at 3 horses!

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. one..........1989 20" Mitsubishi.....I don't watch much TV

Q. What’s your best feature?
A.My used to be.....25 years ago!LOL

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Tonsils, Appendix,

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
A. At my age they all suck! I love to eat, so my damn tastebuds must still be pretty good!

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. ?.....Ten years or more

Q. What is the heaviest item you lifted last?
A. A couple of 50 pound sample bags of asphalt at the same time

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. At least 3 times. Kicked in the head at soccer practice in highschool 1974, got the shit beat out of me by two older black guys behind the highschool 1974, Got knocked out once in the boxing ring back in 1996.

and been knocked out on my feet too many times to mention.....should have fell but didn't?

Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Hell No.

Q. Is love for real?
A. Hell yes!

Q. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
A. asshole

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. Carolina blue goes well with my eyes, but I like green

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. bugs, gasoline while trying to siphon from the car for the lawnmower

Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. Yes.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Yes.

Q. Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?
A. Oh hell yea! I'd do it for a even hundred if I didn't get arrested

Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. yes and i'm a homophobe from hell

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. I'm thinkin.....damn that's tempting...not that broke right now!

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Not enough money.......try $500,000....then hell yea!

Q. Would you pose nude in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Hell yea! Give a few drinks and I'll give ya a better deal!

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A: Nope!....... that's why I don't watch "Fear Factor" I'm not into eating stupid and gross shit!

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. I know a few I would terminate for free.....hey they gotta die sometime anyway......If they are a murderer or a rapist, or a child molester.....they need to die early!!!!!! Times up...they are outta here!

I couldn't do it too an innocent good peson if that's what you mean.

Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?
A. Hell yea....sign me up!!!!

Q. Give up MySpace forever for $30,000?
A. Double hell yea

Q. What is in your left pocket?
A. Microtech Switchblade and 2 one dollar bills

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. I haven't seen it.

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Laminate flooring and carpet

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A.Stand, and I prefer to shower over soaking in bathtub. Don't like to wash my face in the same water I wash my ass in!LOL

Q: Could you live with roommates?
A. Hell no....unless it was very temporary to help a friend or family member in a crunch!

Q: How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
A. None.

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Spring of 2003. I had several cops/agents at the house! FBI,CID, DCIS, Homeland Security! I got busted in "Operation High Bidder" on ebay for selling military issue body armor. I's a long long story. I should really write a book about it. I get off probation at the end of August!LOL

Here's a post I did on it back in Feb. 2006

"Mandatory DNA Sampling for Americans ARRESTED"

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. Anything but a prisoner of the state!

Q: Friend you talked to?
A. My Ex.....she called to let me know that Emily had to go to the vet. She broke out in hives again?

Q: Last person you called?
A. My Dad

Q. First place you went this morning?
A. Bathroom....then to work in Burgaw

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A: Win the lottery so I can be a rich recluse!

Q: What's the last movie you saw?
A: I don't watch TV much, and I damn sure don't go to the theater or rent movies! Sorry.........I remember someone loaning me the "40 Year Old virgin" a while back. It was hillarious, but I've forgotten most of it already.

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: Damn....that's a hard one......does UNCIVIL ring a bell? I can be friendly but I have to work at it,,,,,,,,,,,,It doesn't come natural for me. I try very hard to be nice!

Damn it....Hell no.....I'm getting unfriendly just trying to weasel my way out of this question!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Little Emmy was a friend of mine
She came from a long line of geeks
Her papa was a rawhide chewin' man
He was a rawhide chewin' freak
Her mama's name was Stinker-Belle
And her daddy's name was Zeek
But he could chew them rawhides man
He was a rawhide chewin' freak
Emmy was a different sort
She wasn't like her dad or mom
They wanted her to grow up
Just like her older brother Tom
Emmy'd get so close, so close
So close, but not very long
Couldn't even score a point
In hand grenades or atom bombs
Alone and tired she walked the streets
Of downtown Castle Hayne
With a backside full of fleas and a real bad case of mange
A transcendence did occur
Metaphysical reckoning of her purpose did infer
Emmy finally freed herself
From the fleas and mange she'd had
She took a walk on the wild side
And man her loins did swell
She gave birth to a little rawhide
And he could chew like hell.
He was just like his dad The Zeek
He could chew them rawhides man
He was a rawhide chewin' freak

Stairway to Heaven

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A Pug of War

The following "speech" was written yesterday by an ordinary human. While satirical in nature, all satire must have a basis in fact to be effective. An excellent piece by a person who does not write for a living.

Sent with the author's permission.

The speech George W. Bush SHOULD give:

Normally, I start these things out by saying "My Fellow Americans."

Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore.

I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit.

Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: there's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people. I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework
and figure it out.

Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a
small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this "blood for oil" thing. If I was trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied People Died' crap either. If I was the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty. Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named 'Clinton' established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to out spend and out-tech them.

That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long
and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long
and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor'.

Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well Fedex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to
do so,it would sail right over your heads.

So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford
before I got el ected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there're just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

So that's it. God bless what's left of America. Some of you know what I mean.

The rest of you, f*#k off.