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Good Super Moonlight Weekend P4A Kids…

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day for all those celebrating…

Saturday night affords a “super moon”…and as someone said on twitter today that made me about spit my iced tea across the room…”NO it does not involve Rosie O’Donnell bending over.” HA! (is that wrong?)

Okay…I am going to do something I don’t often do when I post a morning thread…I usually save this for my singular posts.  But seriously how could I not comment on this?  Joe Biden being kept out of the campaign decisions? At what point did he lose any “manhood”…(small “m”)…he had left after agreeing to be Obama’s VP pick? He has been reduced…dare I say…to a “slave” to the Obama Camp only to be used as a mouthpiece for failed policy programs.  If I could pull him aside I would ask him if he really believed what he was touting on the campaign trail.  Has he really lost that much of himself that he has been reduced to nothing more than a frightened and starving dog that he will do anything his “owner” demands for a small scrap of “food” that he is being offered?  Mr. Biden…I would seriously hope that at some point you wake up and do what’s right for AMERICA and not for that small scrap of what is soon to be a historical failure.  You have a chance to help right the ship.  Let us see what you Sir…are made of!  This is your chance…to tell the TRUTH!

Well the events of the day were indeed…scary.  I took the dogs for a walk in a nearby natural park area.  As we walked along a smaller trail that lead to more of the main trail my dog in the lead and Miss Bailey on a leash behind her…we past by a somewhat obscure bush where next to it was a rattlesnake.  The dogs were within inches and I about a foot away by the time I saw it.  It…THANK GOD..was lethargic for whatever reason!   I can say I have not jumped that high or moved that fast since I was back playing volleyball.   Not that I could ever jump that high..but I did today.  When was the last time your knees wobbled!  Neither dog saw it as it was quiet.  The “drink” I had when we got back home…went down sort of fast!  EGADS!  I just thought about having to tell the owners…”I am sorry…I put your cat down on Monday and killed your dog on Friday!”  We will got to a safer swimming hole tomorrow!

Firelight is still resting so you are still stuck with me through the weekend!  I have to break down tomorrow night and head home early Sunday morning so any updates may be later on Sunday after I get set back up again at home.

Onto the Headlines:

Gosh really…Is this a BIG SHOCKER?  Can’t wait to see what else will come out in the coming months!

“Bow Tie Wearing White Boy?…And we wonder why we can’t get past any of this!  I am really not a fan of Tucker…but he had some very valid points! I hope Jehmu lost her gig as far as Megyn Kelly’s Show!

Works for me!!!

Uhm….okay? So proud to have her “on the job.”  NOT!  Can we drug test these people before they board a plane for foreign lands?

Creepy would be the correct word!

Plan on another lawsuit coming Arizona’s way!  But stay Strong AZ…We stand With YOU!

The skies the limit…LITERALLY!

 I believe everyone should bookmark this great site and tell your friends.  True Heros!

And because it is a dog’s life…maybe Dad should have scored a few goals!  YIKES!

 On This Day:

1798 – U.S. Secretary of War William McHenry ordered that the USS Constitution be made ready for sea. The frigate was launched on October 21, 1797, but had never been put to sea.

1809 – Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.

1821 – Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena, where he had been in exile.

1862 – The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo Day.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S.

1891 – Music Hall was dedicated in New York City. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.

1901 – The first Catholic mass for night workers was held at the Church of St. Andrew in New York City.

1904 – The third perfect game of the major leagues was thrown by Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the first perfect game under modern rules.

1945 – The Netherlands and Denmark were liberated from Nazi control.

1961 – Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.

1966 – Willie Mays broke the National League record for home runs when he hit his 512th.

1978 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds registered his 3,000th major league hit.

You all have a good weekend….and Firelight get well soon!

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Saturday to you all!!

    I received yesterday that beautiful photo of Sarah from the CPAC speech last February! Several of you have mentioned getting it from SarahPac, so I was waiting for it to come: Wonderful!!!

    I hope to write something maybe next week on Patrick Henry, on the power of words in his day and in ours, and on the similarities and differences in matters technological between our days and the late eighteenth century.

    I also hope to provide a few more new reflections on pages of her Going Rogue. I am approaching the century mark, and it will be a milestone to hit the quarter-pole (100 of the approximately 400 pages of GR done).

    This project has taken far longer than I thought it would, but I intend to persevere to the end!!

    Meanwhile, I offer this morning another older post, from 2010.

    Enjoy the Kentucky Derby today. Is the Triple-Crown Winner a thing of the past?

    Speaking of great horses, when I think of Secretariat, noble Secretariat, I think of our Sarah!!! I can see her winning the Presidency in a landslide, as Secretariat thundered and flew and soared away from the field, and REIGNED at Belmont Park in 1973.

    I was at an Oakland A’s baseball game that June Saturday afternoon, and listened to the race live on my transistor radio.

    I shall never forget the “winged words,” the mighty words of the eloquent radio announcer: “Secretariat by fifteen lengths; Secretariat by twenty lengths; Secretariat by twenty-five lengths … He is running like a tremendous, driving machine … he is going to be the Triple-Crown winner.”

    I can hear, in the deep heart’s core of my imagination, similar words about our Sarah, God willing THIS November, or else in November, 2016:

    “Sarah Palin has now won forty States … now the count is forty-two … now the count is forty-five … She is thundering to one of the most stupendous and unexpected political victories of our time or of any time …Sarah Palin of Alaska is going to be the next President of the United States of America!!!”

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2012!!!!

    Brianus

    OLD POST ON P. 5 OF GOING ROGUE

    PAGE FIVE

    On p.5 of Going Rogue Sarah is discussing her struggles against the political establishment in Alaska, including the GOP power structure. In the middle of the page, between two paragraphs of government discussion, Sarah pens this brief paragraph [note from 5 May, 2012--she is at the Alaska State Fair, August, 2008]:

    “Still in the RTL [Right-to-Life] booth, Piper said she was ready to go. She was antsy to stop by the fair’s hula hoop contest, so I hurriedly shook a couple more hands and gathered Trig back from the nice lady who had asked to hold him.”

    The question that we may ask ourselves is, “What is this paragraph doing here?” At first glance, its placement in the midst of a discourse on matters political may seem incongruous and distracting.

    But is it really??

    I believe that Sarah situated these words in just this spot to convey a very subtle message. We must consider both the content and the context of the paragraph.

    Here she is in the midst of talk about public matters, and she introduces….what?…her kids!!! At the very moment when she is speculating about public affairs, she expresses her close attachment to her youngest daughter and her younger son!!

    Surely she is implying that the ultimate source of answers for thorny political issues lies in our fundamental duties to and ties to our families…then to our local communities…then to our States…then to our country.

    To express this in another way, man’s/woman’s nature as a “political animal” (Aristotle) is closely bound to his/her nature as a social and familial “animal.” Another way to put it is that the POTUS Sarah will, in the end, be the Mom Sarah…the Hockey Mom: mother of her own kids; mother of all the kids of America, especially those who are weakest and most vulnerable; mother of all the people of our great land…Sarah the Lion-Hearted, Mother of Her Country!!

    As Robin of Berkeley said so eloquently a couple or so weeks ago: In what better hands could our nation be placed than in the strong, loving, fearless hands (and heart) of the mom from Wasilla?!?

    We may note, further, that Sarah is not lost way up in the clouds and mist of political theory, while being detached from real life. No, she is solidly grounded in her family. She answers her own implied question with the placement of this little paragraph. What must we do, where must we turn in seeking answers to the loftiest of public questions and problems? We must stay firmly grounded in the things that really matter.

    And yet, I think these observations may be extended even further.

    What was it that the Lord said? Nisi efficiamini sicut parvuli, non intrabitis in regnum caelorum, “Unless ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” He also said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

    Who are we, who are we to claim, Sarah seems to me to be saying, who are we to assert that, in those golden, bright moments at the Alaska State Fair, Piper and her hula-hoop contest, in God’s eyes and in the ultimate sweep and scope of Divine Wisdom, were not more important than the seemingly weightiest and gravest of political issues?!?

    Has not God said that His thoughts are far loftier than our thoughts; His ways far above our ways?

    The little lark singing her heart out in my garden, singing, singing the morning glories of her Creator….

    The little kitten or puppy frolicking in a smiling spring sun, playing, playing in the sight of the All-Highest…

    The little girl, laboring, laboring on her lips to utter, to utter, to utter that first word, “mommy”…

    The little boy, straining, pushing, balancing and taking that first step, the first step of a lifetime of thousands upon countless thousands of steps…

    Piper Palin winning a hula-hoop contest on a glorious majesty of a late summer’s day in the Land of Northern Dreams…

    Who are we to say how precious and weighty and mighty these things, tiny and minuscule in our eyes, may be in the Eyes of Eternity?!?

    Our Sarah knows all this; the Lord, from His Throne of Eternal Wisdom, has blessed, blesses, will bless her…always!

    • 2C714

      I received mine yesterday BB.  Yes, she is so beautiful, inside and out.  I love the pose and her

      natural smile…genuine, nothing phony or plastered.  So glad that it was signed!

      Firelight:  Prayers for a speedy recovery.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

      Hi Brian….have just drunk a pint of Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire in your honour…

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you, David my friend!!

        I hope we can share a pint of beer or ale again someday, as we did in Chicago in 2010.

        God bless!!

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    Hi, Cruela!!!

    Have a great weekend and God bless!!!

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    ..and PRAYERS for Firelight!!!

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Pissing off even 50,000 hardcore @SarahPalinUSA supporters in FL would doom @MittRomney . @EdWGillespie @Reince @andreamsaul @RomneyCentral

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Mitt Romney can’t win an election without winning Florida. If 50K Palinistas stay home or vote against Romney he likely loses.

    • Lemuel Vargas

      If anybody is not keen on voting for Mitt Romney(not recommended) then you still have a DUTY to VOTE because there are still the downticket tea party contenders to vote to.

      A lesson that was learned by me during the 1986 Peoples Power Revolution in the Philippines is do not waste your vote by boycotting or not voting because by doing so, a despised dictator or in this case, a narcissistic POTUS and a crony laden Congress will win this election.

      Think of the consequences when that happens..

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    If Palin is denied a Top Speaking Spot at the Convention, Then it is time for insurrection

  • Bill589

    I think Sarah will have a good speech spot at the convention.
    I think maybe the space she rented near the convention, might be a little leverage in order to get it.

    If some GOPe were leaning towards not letting Sarah speak, I think someone might remind them of what happened in NH, when their GOP man made his big announcement, and Sarah merely visited a clambake nearby.

    They may think of that rental space nearby the convention, and think clambake, and then decide to give her that nice speaking spot at the convention after all - just in case.

    Just a little theory.
    I’m not sure why she rented that space, but I very much doubt she rented it to sit down and shut up.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Bill!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

       THE PALINISTA JUKEBOX

    (Most of these tunes are directly Palin-related, but some are just great traveling songs. We are on the road to Tampa! Suggestions to further develop this list are welcome. Run Sarah Run!!!—Pete Petretich, Cleveland)

    “Johnny Kahn: American Heart LIVE”

    “Marhta Reeves: Wild Night”

    “Crazies for Sarah Palin Hey Hey”

    “Elvis Costello: Pump It Up”
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xr22b_elvis-costello-pump-it-up_music

    “Def Lepard: Undefeated”

    “Rascal Flats: Life Is A Highway”

    “Sarah Palin – Isn’t She Lovely?”

    “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American Girl”

    “The Minstrel Boy”

    “Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walkin”

    “Dolly Parton: Nine to Five”

    “Bob Marley: Exodus”

    “Video/Audio Content for Grizzly Fest”
    http://grizzlyfest.com/video-content-for-fall-2011/

    “B.B. King: Better Not Look Down”

    “Van Morrison: Someone Like You”

    “Supergirl”

    “Sarah Palin: America”

    “The worlds Greatest”

    “Heart: Barracuda”

    “Shania Twain: She’s Not Just A Pretty Face”

    —————————————————–

    “At the convention anything can happen…” —Jim Taylor, party boss.

    “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)”
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Smith_Goes_to_Washington

  • Akabosan

    I saw her…  I saw her…  Mrs. Firelight responded to some posts on “Friday.”  

    I knew she could do it, but still my response is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFUabzkAjBQ

    GB

  • Bill589

    I like this Brewer woman. She fights.

    http://news.yahoo.com/arizona-bans-funding-planned-parenthood-abortion-fight-032512974.html

    This act is Palinesque even – and for politicians that’s my best compliment.

    edit: Okay, so I forgot it was mentioned above. But maybe it deserves being mentioned twice.

    • Akabosan

      As I posted (below) here is a good captionized pic of Mrs. Brewer:

       http://lmaobama.com/?s=brewer

      GB

      • Bill589

        I love that picture. I’m so glad for politicians like Brewer, Walker, and West. At the very least they help me have hope.

        I feel I already owe Sarah for my renewed hope, and all she has already done for our country.
        But I must admit, I loooong for her to be back in the fight, death-paneling Obamacare, etc.

        It’s extra tough for her, having both the GOPe and Obama as enemies. I’m hesitant to ask Sarah to lead a restoration of our republic; I figure it has to be a dangerous job against BOTH big parties.

        It just seems that with her exceptional leadership ability, that staying a FOX commentator is just – wrong.  But, maybe I’m being selfish with wanting so much from her.

        I pray that God continues to bless our constitutional republic, and save it from it’s demise.
        I believe that next to God’s word, the best thing I can give my children is liberty, and I plan on doing everything I can to give it to them.

        • Akabosan

          I am guided to remind you, Mr. Bill589 of Psalm 91 and especially the 7th verse, ” A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”

          Exodus2011 over at C4P is married to a man who has a remarkable story about his experience with that verse many years ago.  I am sure she or he will relate it to you better than I ever could, and THAT is one of the reasons I know Mrs. Palin’s FAITH will always put her in the Grace of God.

          GB

  • cookboy

    It’s Derby Day. That’s all.

  • RefudiateGOPe

    My Kentucky Wildcats came to the White House yesterday to be honored for their National Championship. It was bad enough that they gave him a jersey adorned with his name, but it also had the number “1″ on it.  Darius Miller wore that number and he will be considered as the favorite player of all time by many UK fans.  Now, that number is tainted.

    In addition to the jersey, they presented Obama with a National Championship ring.  What a waste of money!  Obama can’t legally keep it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he tried to raffle it off to raise money for his campaign.  That’s exactly how that bunch of sleazeballs operate.

    • Akabosan

      …the ring is far more gift than maobama would present to the Queen of England.  :-)

      GB

      • RefudiateGOPe

         If Obama gave anyone a ring, it would probably be adorned with a hammer and sickle.

  • Akabosan

    For those inquiring minds and persons interested in Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, here is a representative pic of her with caption: http://lmaobama.com/?s=brewer

    GB 

  • section9

    Good morning everyone.

    I’ll be closely watching the Governor’s speech at the SALT conference this Friday. It’s an investor’s conference, and that should be a significant speech, given that Romney has just about captured the nomination.

    Let’s see what she has to say.

    Hope Firelight is doing well.

    Nice posting, Cruela.

  • Lipstick

    8.25 miles / 1:34:19 / 11:26 pace

    I figured…why not?

    I didn’t know Palin was speaking later this week. Will be interesting indeed since her last couple of speeches have been at Christian events and not as political. A business audience will warrant a different type speech.

    If the creek don’t rise we are officially going to Colorado. Leaving town like we robbed a bank right after school is out for the summer. A couple of days in Denver and then on to Estes Park for a full week. There are tons of cabins and such on VRBO.com, so we went with one there. It is already hot and humid as hell here so I am soooooo looking forward to nice cool mountain runs. Holy cow!!! I am so excited about running in crisp coolness!!!! Even with construction on Bear Lake road we can work around that and have awesome hikes and did I mention running??????

    • Akabosan

      Good on y’all.  How is your hubby, Mrs. Lipstick?  Up and running I presume.  

      GB

  • Firelight

    Morning everyone!

    Thanks for all the prayers.  I’ve had a bit of a complication with my surgery so I’m dealing with that.  I apparently have been “death paneled”.  During my surgery I had at least one large stone and possibly a few smaller ones spill out into my common bile duct.  The surgeon tried to rescue them and even put a few extra holes in me trying to get to them.  Well no such luck. So naturally he said that they can go in endoscopicly to retrieve them but wanted an MRI first to assess the situation.

    My doctor set me up for an MRCP (MRI) on Friday. I went and waited for 3 hours only to find out that my health insurance won’t approve the procedure to remove the stones or the MRI without a panel meeting.  I have great insurance, we have a PPO so this was a shock to everyone. 

    I got sent home on Friday without my MRI and was on the phone all day finding out what the deal was.  The panel meets this Monday to decide my fate. Until then, I get to deal with the pain, nausea and vomiting of a stuck stone while they enjoy their weekend. We are also on the lookout for me turning yellow which would indicate a total blockage of my duct and result in jaundice. If that happens, I do have permission to go to the ER (they are so generous).

    When I asked our insurance and the MRI place about this process I was told by both that it was a “glitch” from Obamacare. My response was that it was not a glitch, it was exactly as Obama has designed it.  We pay a lot of money for the upgraded insurance that my hubby’s company provides but I feel like we have an HMO.

    I am hoping that the stone becomes unstuck and simply passes. That appears to be the easiest way to solve the problem without the government dumb asses dragging this out.  It might be less painful too.  In the meantime, life doesn’t stop so I am fulfilling my kid’s schedules this weekend. We have a school play and soccer today and a baptism luncheon at church tomorrow.  Thankfully, Mr. Firelight is treating me like a queen and my kiddos are great too!

    All I can say is that Obama sucks!

    • indemind

      Firelight….  praying for you…. God Bless

      SarahAmerica

      P.S. firelight, this might put a smile on your face….”Fire Obama and hire Trig’s Momma”… (*_*)

      • Akabosan

        My new email signature.  ;-)

        Thank you indemind for the inspiration.

        GB

    • Akabosan

      I am sorry to hear about your temporary setback, but isn’t it wonderful that y’all are on top of the situation?

      My regards to Mr. Firelight for giving you the royal treatment.

      I am reminded of a story my mother told me about when I (her first) was born and my father came to her all ashen and forlorny and said to her; “Honey, you don’t know what I have been through.”  She was, years later, able to tell the tale with just the right amount of irony.  :-)

      GB

    • blackbird

       The stones are going to unstuck when you sleep. God Bless you and your family Firelight.

      • Firelight

        I shall remember this.  Now I have a new reason to sleep!!  :)

        • cookboy

          And a beautifully reinforced reason to loathe the current potus, his minions, and all who support him.

        • Akabosan

          Always remember, it happened on maobama’s watch, lest he try to blame Mr. Bush for that too.

          GB

          • Firelight

            Ouchhh…. you are making me laugh and that hurts!   Too funny!

            • Akabosan

              We are doing anything we can to help with the healing.  

              Old adage:  Laughter is the best medicine.

              In the meantime, just keep smiling most of the time.  Everyone around you will wonder what you are up to.

              Happy Sunday, Mrs. Firelight.

              GB

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      GOD BLESS, Firelight!!!

      Continued prayers!!!

    • ErinMC4

      Holy cow, Firelight! What a ridiculous mess. I’m so sorry that you are going through this on top of the medical side of it…what a pain in the a–.  As anyone knows that has had to deal with insurance companies post Obamacare, nothing…I repeat, NOTHING…has gotten better for anyone. It has indeed gotten worse.  I honestly wished more people that weren’t so involved in the every day political scene had to deal with health insurance companies so that they understood what a mess the One has made things.

      Take it easy! And I pray things clear up on the insurance end really quickly for you…  it’s this very thing that people have to deal with that makes my blood boil about our current political state of affairs

    • RedDaveR

      Firelight, praying for you and wishing you the best.

      One more reason to repeal Obamacare! (Unless the SC does it first.)

    • section9

      Good God, Obamacare in action.

      You have to go before a Death Panel.

      • Firelight

        Well, I don’t but my doctor does on my behalf. At least via phone.

        • section9

          DEATH PANELLLLLL……

          DEATH PANELLLLLL……

          BOW BEFORE HIS ONENESS……

          • section9

            And let me remind you, Mrs. Firelight, this is all the fault of the Eight Years of Bush….

    • LS as guest

      Best wishes and prayers–what a frustrating situation.

      I do believe that while PPOs provide more flexibility on choosing a doctor, they do tend to rely on panel reviews for approval of services, whereas HMOs rely more on your primary care physician for that.

    • http://www.polination.wordpress.com Ting

      Oh, good grief.  I am so sorry for your complications and hope it will all be resolved soon.  I would love to know exactly what in Obamacare is causing the “glitch”, because I think the ins. companies might be using this kind of thing to drag things out in hopes of a cheaper option in the future.  It would be good to know exactly what in the 3000 pages of that bill is causing the glitch, because I think real life, specific examples can persuade fence-sitters.

    • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

      Firelight,
        I’m so sorry for the ordeal you’ve been put through. I certainly pray that the panel decides in your favor and that the pain, nausea etc this weekend is at an absolute minimum. God is good at getting big stones out of the way, so I pray the same happens for you! 

  • TENCOLE

    Crue…thanks for posting the link to the Welcome Home website. I’ve been following that for a while now, and it never fails to make me blubber….especially the “best of”….keep the tissues close.
    http://welcomehomeblog.com/2010/06/10/best-of/

    Thanks again. ♥

    • http://twitter.com/Crueladev Crueladev

      You are most welcome. I have a niece in Japan and I live in a big Military town.  I feel it my duty to keep them somewhere at the forefront as it would seem our President wants to forget about them.

  • blackbird

     Check this group out Emily, Alabama Shakes – Hold On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-3MIBxQTw

  • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

    Hi from over the pond to all you mad foaming at the mouth hillbilly halfwits who fail to see that those GOP consultants, strategists and assorted “insiders” really know what’s best for you. You were a big embarrassment for them when you took the pegs off your noses and got involved immediately after the convention and hoped you would go away after November. But instead you kept on listening to that irrelevant woman and prattled on about tea and stuff and interfered with 2010 primary processes that had been neatly tied with deals made at the country clubs.

    Now they want you to shut up, vote obediently for the candidate selected by themselves and the media, go back home and stay out of politics because they are the experts.

    Now – are you going to be good boys and girls and just DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD…..or will you tell them to stuff their “advice” where the monkey keeps its nuts….

    Oh and Firelight…I’m drinking a large gin in your honour but obviously you can’t have one for medical reasons so make certain you get well soon…

    God bless you all

    • section9

      You realize that if Firelight were in Britain she would be subject to the Tender Mercies of the NHS, don’t you?

      You want to clue the rest of us in on how long Firelight would have had to wait to get in for a surgery under AtleeCare?

      Better yet, how long would Firelight have to wait to get back in for a second operation?

      • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

        Not certain how the NHS came into this – did I mention the NHS? It isn’t perfect but my own personal experiences over the last 10 years (4 colonoscopies, courses of physiotherapy, hernia repair) have all involved waits no longer than 5 weeks plus excellent treatment from top level consultants…and none of those were classified as urgent.
        I do happen to believe that the NHS will eventually have to be financed by greater contributions in terms of social insurance on the French/German model but please don’t believe all the scare stories published in the Daily Mail just as I did not regard Mr Moore’s “Sicko” as a fair illustration of medical treatment in the USA

        • section9

          Well, that’s a relief. One would have thought that the Home Office was overwhelmed by young women with bed pans.

          Yet one of the highlights of watching Prime Minister’s Question Time going back to the Eighties is to watch the almost weekly dogfight over Wait Times and Nursing Levels. 

          NHS has dominated the British political conversation since the end of the War, and its funding and financing is the Holy Grail of your politics. The only issue now is how to keep it from sliding into insolvency the way Obamacare threatens to do to an already insolvent United States.

          Nice to hear, though, that British bureacracies are somewhat more competent than American ones. Now, think of how much better off you would have been if Enoch Powell had become Tory Party leader back in the early Seventies instead of Ted Heath! ;P

    • Firelight

      Yes, drink a big one for me!  Thanks Aged P :)

  • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

    As far as music goes as an ancient rocker I must say this is like a breath of fresh air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZGn4LncY0g

    • Akabosan

      …and this is what that gal always tells me:  

      GB

      • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

        lol…so true…as Confucius said “wise man takes hint before hand chopped off…”

  • http://twitter.com/TheAgedP The Aged P

    BTW..that new Obama war cry of “Forward” rang some bells for me so I went to my old school poetry book..  http://www.theagedp.com/?p=5224

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    THE PALINISTA JUKEBOX

    (Most of these tunes are directly Palin-related, but some are just great traveling songs. We are on the road to Tampa! Suggestions to further develop this list are welcome. Run Sarah Run!!!—Pete Petretich, Cleveland)

    “Supergirl”

    “Rascal Flats: Life Is A Highway”

    “Johnny Kahn: American Heart LIVE”

    “Marhta Reeves: Wild Night”

    “Crazies for Sarah Palin Hey Hey”

    “Elvis Costello: Pump It Up”
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xr22b_elvis-costello-pump-it-up_music

    “Def Lepard: Undefeated”

    “Stevie Wonder: Isn’t She Lovely?”

    “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American Girl”

    “Sarah Palin: America”

    “The worlds Greatest”

    “Heart: Barracuda”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWAqVQQ0Doo

    “Shania Twain: She’s Not Just A Pretty Face”

    “The Minstrel Boy”

    “Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walkin”

    “Dolly Parton: Nine to Five”

    “Bob Marley: Exodus”

    “Video/Audio Content for Grizzly Fest”
    http://grizzlyfest.com/video-content-for-fall-2011/

    “B.B. King: Better Not Look Down”

    “Van Morrison: Someone Like You”

  • Akabosan

    For those not moonstruck enough yet, Drudge has a pic of the super moon.   http://www.drudgereport.com.

    For the rest of us, I reckon the old adage is still pretty much true.  ”Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”  Least of all Danica Patrick… http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar-from-the-marbles/danica-patrick-crashes-sam-hornish-jr-checkered-flag-225830057.html

    GB 

    • OldPat

       Believe it or not, the photos Akabosan links to below have nothing on South Carolina’s harvest moon come most Octobers.  I guess that’s why ‘Carolina Moon’ is one of my oldie-but goodie’s. 

  • Akabosan

    Yahoo has a slide show of super moon shots.  Right place, right time kinda things.

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/supermoon-lights-up-sky-slideshow/

    GB

    • TENCOLE

       Very cool!  thanks

  • OldPat

    Crosspost
    What’s the big deal about our friends inventing ‘Julia’?  After all,
    they invented ‘Fluke’ a few months ago, and a few years ago they
    invented ‘Barack’, did they not?  And they all invent the truth every
    time  they open their mouths.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of the PPC and the LSM where
    perception trumps reality, lies are not lies, honor and integrity are a
    joke, there is no unemployment and elections have no consequences.

    This is the gravy train that the GOP and the Dems are riding, and
    neither have any intention of putting  on the brakes.  They are just
    fighting over who gets to be the conductor and who gets to sit up front.

    If you want someone who will hit the brakes on that run-a-way train,
    support Ron Paul and give her a shot at a brokered convention because
    she’s the only one who hasn’t already sold us out.

  • http://twitter.com/EmilyBaxterUSA Emily Baxter

    Whoaaaaaaaaa *sound of car screeching across the keyboard*
    *parks car and gets out, sunglasses on* Hello!
    *takes sunglasses off like a movie star* How y’all been?
    *looks around* I see we have a party going on. Obviously it hasn’t begun yet. Why? Because I wasn’t here then! ;D

    I finally had to block Mr. Mark Lodes on twitter. He decided that Sarah Palin couldn’t have written all 24,000 emails. Well, if you can’t convince them, block them. That’s my thing anyways.

    I am full on sick. My roommate is gone so I am lonely. She was very kind to me–and a Sarah Palin fan! Heck yes! So I have been drinking tons of hot tea and blowing my nose. I miss her already. :(

    A day and a half, and I’m officially a sophomore in college. Pop some champagne or beer or wine for me okay? Me, I’ll have more hot tea *blows nose*

    Dang, y’all are like family here. I thought I would never get attached to some online Palin supporters LOL *hugging*

    Cyber Momma, don’t let that rogue stone beat ya! And also, Obamacare sucks balls. There, I said it. Probably one of the most inappropriate things I’ll say all year. But it suits Obamacare. 

    Remember all, I heart you! :D

    • OldPat

       That it does and congrats on becoming a Soph.
      I think that young girl we knew has become a woman.
      Proof?  Your response to Lip when she needed support was more than impressive.
      BTW that heart thing you mention works both ways.

  • Akabosan

    Ah, what a beautiful day in North Central Florida (Palin Country).  It was warm with a wonderful breeze and I had the pleasure of taking in a play with the cutest little widow in Lake County.

    After a few Erdinger beers, some home made pizza and time racing on the Mario Kart Wii circuit I sent her home to her cat and her house on the lake.

    I was once told by a man that when he died, he wanted to go to Bangkok, because heaven could not be any better…  This afternoon, I at least have a glimpse of what he may have meant.

    I hope that each of you reading this has a glimpse too of what I feel right now.

    We may not always sense that God is near and providing for us, but in moments, hours, days and some events, we KNOW it to be true.

    GB

  • section9

    I noticed that the Palin series hasn’t seen the light of day on Breitbart yet. I’d like to know what’s up with that. I’ll be eagerly listening to Bannon tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/Crueladev Crueladev

    So Sorry P4A Kids…did not get home until just a little while ago.  Owner’s were delayed on flights! Crap happens!

    I can offer one update…
    Dork in Chief…OOPs..is RIGHT! And he looks like a DORK while trying to recover from his EGO! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/war-on-women-president-obama-forgets-michelle-obama-leaving-air-force-one-must-see-video/

  • M_Minnesota

    Around Midnight Monday Morning I received this DM  by The Tony Lee  on the stories he would put up about GOPE and Palin on the Brietbart site.

     Tony J. Lee ‏ @TheTonyLee
    @FullofFlight thank you! I think you’ll have a lot to eat tomorrow.

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