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Happy Birthday Friday…Mrs. Reagan!

Good Friday Morning P4A Kids…

Well not much going on here…it’s a nice change.  Hope you all had a good 4th of July and hope you all have a good weekend.  It will be nice to get back home.  Miss my dog and cat!


Pathetic COW!  Let’s blame this all on Global Warming instead of the EPA and an arsonist!  That way we can grow bigger and more restrictive Gov’t programs to suck even more life out of America!

Let him DIE…because that is Corporate Policy!

Good Luck with That!  Pay heed America…we are next should Obama get re-elected!

Keeping it “classy“…Where was Hillary when the beer was being served?

Where’s the EPA?  All those Dead trees….shameful!

I think they were just avoiding another FAILURE!


Betting” it’s another failure…What happened to “Forward?”

I pray for his recovery…but maybe he should do some truthful soul searching about what got him there


Will America be “betting” on a DumbAss…again?

Officially 18…Look Out!

Damnit…I was so sure they did!  What about Unicorns?

Just Chillin’

On This Day:

1919 – A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1923 – The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.

1928 – “The Lights of New York” was previewed in New York’s Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.

1932 – The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from 2-cents to 3-cents.

1933 – The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

1942 – Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

1945 – U.S. President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.

1957 – Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

1983 – Fred Lynn (California Angels) hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.

1985 – Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.

1985 – The submarine Nautilus arrived in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel had been towed from Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

1988 – Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.

Happy Birthday:

Nancy Reagan and George W. Bush.   It is also Pat Paulsen’s Birthday.  He is still getting my vote for President! Paulsen 2012!


You all have a good Friday and Good Weekend!












  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Ahh,nothing like home. Thank you, again Crueladev. Perhaps, your time and effort is more appreciated than you know! ! ! ! ! !

  • BostonBruin

    Good morning!

    “Liberty and freedom are not values we come to through studying some great text or theory. It’s a gut-level love we have; a stubborn attachment to a way of life that we’re not about to give up.”

    America By Heart, page 39

    • Riley4Palin

      You sure are picking some great ones.  Keep it up!

  • Lipstick

    July 3rd hubby and I were in the Woodlands near Houston for the Houston Symphony July 4th concert complete with cannon fire. Imagine my surprise when the man who won the silent auction from earlier in the the year to guest conduct one song came out and it was none other than our esteemed Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. (Big eye roll here)

    I was hoping Ted was the guy who would be given the opportunity to fire off the cannons during the big finale…..

    I still have not watched any of the Bristol shows but hope to soon. I may just skip ahead to the CPAC episode.

    Hot as heck here and our AC died. Getting a new one today. The unit was 16 years old so it gave very good service.

    • Firelight

      Stay cool Lip!!

    • Riley4Palin

      Your esteemed Lt Gov better stop the conducting and pandering and take a good look at who has caught up to him in the race.  In the words of Perry, “Oopsie.”

  • Gelston

    I went by the pharmacy yesterday and was talking to Dennis the Drug Man.
    Pain pills will be reformulated next year to reduce the tylenol but leave the opiate dose unchanged. This takes away the generic status. The cost, which is now about 5 or 10 bucks for an rx, will jump to about $100.
    Ah, the joys of the government helping you to stay safe.
    You will pay about $90 to be protected from 1/2 a tylenol in each pill.

    • Lipstick

       Whew! Good! I was so worried about that 1/2 tylenol reeking havoc across our nation.

    • blackbird

       that’s insane, $100.00 for pain pills!

    • Whitney Pitcher

       Interesting, Doc. I had heard that they might change the formulation of pain pills, but I didn’t realize it was official. I know that there are potential kidney and liver problems with constant use of tylenol, but I wonder what political factors lead to this change, especially with the opiate levels unchanged?

      • hrh40

         And regular ibuprofen use can mess with the colon, I believe.

        • Whitney Pitcher

           Yeah, all pain killers have side effects if taken too often or taken regularly (daily).

          • senator20526

             ..You’ve got that right….Look at House on T.V. and all the stuff he does on vicodin.

    • Firelight

      That is really going to hit our baby boomer generation who are already tight on fixed incomes. It seems so weird that the price would go up so much over 1/2 a tylenol.

    • Riley4Palin

      I do remember one of those pesky little Obama quotes of “just take a pill” back in the day.  Ah….good times.  Ugh.

  • RedDaveR

    Good morning to all.  Unemployment rate came in today at 8.2%, 80,000 jobs added.  Not good news for the WH.

    • Gelston

      interestingly, gallup says unemployment is better.
      The trouble with government numbers is that they are government numbers. The election is 4 months away. The POTUS can drop the numbers now to raise the numbers as the election approaches.
      my bottom line? don’t trust these. this may be a bait and switch.

  • hrh40

    Another great roundup, Cru.

    Anyone want to see the Nautilus in Groton, CT, give me a buzz and I’ll be your tour guide. And the museum’s free, too! Been there many times. And I think I already told you guys my grandfather piloted one of the Navy tugs that towed the Nautilus out on her maiden voyage and heard the cry, “Under way, under nuclear power!”


    • blackbird

      That would be awesome to visit. I will make a note hrh, you never know some day I might find myself in Connecticut.

      • Firelight

        I keep telling myself I’m going to take vacation in the fall to New England but I haven’t been able to pull it off. I think it would be so pretty!

        • hrh40

          This fall would be a great time … Hint, hint!

          I’m seriously working towards moving down to VA to be closer to the nieces in MD and SC. If I can get my retired folks to make the move, too!!

          The politics should also be better in SW VA, too. :)

          I don’t think I can convince them to cross the border to TN, where it seems even better though …

    • TheresaAK

      Hi hrh40

      Thought I would look for familiar posters…are you a moderator here? 

      Good information on this thread…

      • hrh40

        Hi back, Theresa! Glad to see you over here.
        I write for Fire sometimes. But it’s really Fire’s and Cru’s baby.

        • Firelight

          Not so, it’s your baby too… we love anytime you write.  I just figured you didn’t want to overwhelm people with your pure awesomeness lest they pass out so you were pacing yourself out of love for us :):):)

          • blackbird

            I triple second that. hrh is one Fantastic writer.

            • hrh40


              I’m waiting for another hilarious offering from Bean …

          • hrh40

            Heh heh heh … one of these days I’m going to pull out that pic … muwahaha

            • Firelight

              Nooooooooo, lol!

        • TheresaAK

          I saw the “blue star”….

          How wonderful…I’ve always enjoyed your posts.

          • hrh40

            Heh heh, I forgot about the blue star thingy!

            You’re very observant.

            • TheresaAK

              Blue Stars ….Authority….symbol…Lol…just kidding…

              You would make a great mod…

              • Firelight

                She is also a mod :)

                • TheresaAK

                  That’s great…I’ve “known” her from GW as well…always loved her posts…

      • pete4palin

        Hi there!
        I think there’s a little more freedom here too.  Got banned for critizing them banning ex!  hehe
        Once you go down that road, it’s hard to know where it leads…..
        Have a great weekend up there.  

  • ProudAmerican247

    “Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.”  – Sarah Palin 

  • ProudAmerican247

    “Happy 91st Birthday” Nancy!

    “Former First Lady Nancy Reagan celebrated her 91st birthday in part by making a rare public appearance at a Walt Disney event at the Reagan Library. While there, a couple furry friends serenaded her with a special birthday song.”

    • Firelight

      I love Nancy Reagan.  I know she was never as conservative as Ronnie but she was so classy and I always thought you could just feel the love she had for him thru the TV.

    • senator20526

       WOW!!! At first, I thought you were talking about our Nancy6…..

      • ProudAmerican247

        LOL! Nope!

  • Whitney Pitcher

    Morning all!

    Thanks for the roundup, Cru! Happy birthday, Nancy Reagan and GWB too!

    Yes, that darn global warming known as summer! It was about 100 degrees and very dry here in central Illinois on the 4th, but I remember back just three years ago when I ran a 5K on the 4th of July. It was 65 degrees and raining, but all that global warming in the last 3 years, right?!

    Here’s the latest post from Tex:

  • Cricket Nichols

    Happy Birthday to Nancy Reagan…..from WNC!!!

    • TheresaAK

      Hi Cricket…

  • clyde

    Happy Birthday:

    Nancy Reagan
    Back in the day (1980), I became a Reagan democrat.
    Seeing the photo of the President and Nancy makes me long for those days.
    Nearly brings a tear to my old(er) eyes.
    Comparing Reagan to the gallimaufry of GOP candidates in this election cycle, breaks my heart.

  • blackbird

    Good afternoon everyone. Thanks for the Excellent news roundup Crueladev.

    Look Out! is right, Bristol and Willow are stunning.

    They should do a study weather Neanderthals exist today, they could start with Congress, I am quite sure their findings will surprise quite a few people (not me)

  • blackbird

    What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough

  • TheresaAK

    I will never forget watching President Reagan’s funeral….Lord how my heart ached watching this woman saying goodbye to her beloved ….

    I cried so much….that day…

    I love President Reagan…so much…I miss his sense of humor, his love of God, Country and his fellow man…..

    I know someone else like that…

    • clyde

      Hiya, Theresa.
      Nice to see you over here this morning.
      How goes it in the frozen tundra?

      • TheresaAK

        It’s going great….a bit cool for this time of year…

        • clyde

          Well, here in the mighty San Joaquin valley, the heat is building.
          !00+ for the weekend.
          I’ve got relatives in Pittsburgh, Pa.
          They’ve been in the 90’s with 90% humidity…sticky stuff..
          .I’m showing my age now…..complaining about the weather.
          See you around, Theresa.
          HIGH FIVE.

        • senator20526

           Could you box some of that up and Fedex it to me?  I could probably sent you ten degrees by return mail….

          • TheresaAK

            On the way…….lol

  • hrh40

    Well, well ,well …

    And McMahon’s one of them … I know when Romney’s been in state he’s had the uberliberal primary challenger, Chris Shays, at his side …

    • Firelight

      Go Linda!!  This brings a smile to my face.

      • hrh40

         I put McMahon’s bumper magnet on my car this week … it’s not a very big one, but it’s there.

    • blackbird

      Maybe they all could congregate at Sarah’s place down in Tampa and also invite Ron’s people, just saying.

  • Riley4Palin

    Happy “don’t read into it too much” Friday!

    Just scored LPGA Women’s US Open tickets.  Yeah, baby!! We plan to attend Sunday.  It is being televised on NBC this weekend.  Right now, we have some big time American players in the top tier.  Leader is -4, and Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie are at -3 (after 13).  My all-time favorite women’s player ever Annika Sorenstam is making her debut as an analyst this weekend.  I’ll be scoping out for her Sunday.  Paula Creamer tees off this afternoon (another great player) and Tiger Woods niece also made her pro debut on tour this weekend. 

    What to make of the economy?  Well, it sucks.  But according to the WH, we shouldn’t be reading into these numbers too much.  Hard working Americans just don’t have any confidence in Obama, and yet, he is counting on the entitlement crowd to push him over the finish line.  I just keep praying that this experiment will be over in Nov.

    If you are still reading this post, please bow down right now for a few moments of silence……

    (no cheating…..keep bowing down…..)

    Okay, you may continue.  It is with great sadness I report today that John Huntsman will not be attending the Republican convention this year.  Please send all condolences and flowers to:  Office of John Huntsman; 1 We Don’t Give a Crap; Washington DC, 00000.

    I usually agree with the majority of what VDH writes at the National Review, but I have to say he is wrong today.  So are some of those dingbats at the WSJ and other east coast snob politicos who actually think that jet skiing is anything like windsurfing.  Um, its not you idiots!  I rarely defend Romney, but there was nothing wrong with the photo-op of him and Ann jet skiing the other day.  It is what normal Americans do for fun in the summer months.  We have people zooming around on them all summer in the midwest.  I love them myself.  What does this tell you?  The east coast elites have absolutely no clue what its like to live like an average person in America.   

    Today’s weather report:  102 degrees.  By Sunday it will be back to normal in the high 70’s – low 80’s.  Perfect for championship tournament day.

    • hrh40

      Enjoy the game. Or is it match?

      I’m not into golf, but I imagine my attendance at Fenway a coupla’ weeks ago (for Youkilis’s last game :(  ) is the equivalent of your attending the golf game, er, match, so I’m sure you’re pumped!

      • Riley4Palin


        It can be both.  LOL  Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the details.

        Every few years I get a chance to watch the real pros in action and realize how much my game needs improvement. 

    • Firelight

      I’m sooooo jealous!!  I love golf and women’s golf.  We took our little ones to the Open at the Broadmoor in Co Springs last year. My daughter got to meet Paula Creamer and Christie Kerr. We saw lots of top golfers though.

      I’m anxious to see how Tiger’s niece does.  We will be watching on TV.  Have fun Riley!!

      I too am very fond of jet skis so I don’t get the outrage and I thought Ann looked great on one.  Watersport pics are usually not so flattering for women, lol.

      • Riley4Palin


        I went to the US Open a few years ago in MN (Annika’s last tournament before she retired :(.  We arrived early morning and watched Paula Creamer on the practice green.  Not kidding…..she sunk 5 or 6 pitch shots off the green in a row. Unbelieveable!  I made some smart ass comment after she missed the 7th one and she looked up and smiled. 

        Tiger’s niece tees off this afternoon.  Right now she is 3 over.  Leader (Suzanne Pettersen) in the clubhouse at -5, followed by Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie at -4. 

        I laughed out loud at your comment about Ann on the jet ski.  You are soooo right.  Swim suits and most water attire is not very flatterning to women.  Ann looked good.  Glad she was in front as well.  Good photo op!  Once in a while the Romney camp gets it right.

        • Firelight

          Funny story Riley,

          Last year’s open, we got to watch Kerr practicing before her tee off.  Some yahoo (young rookie) was standing down the way talking to her swing coach right in the middle of Kerr’s practice path.  Kerr yelled to get their attention to move.  They didn’t.  So Kerr started hitting shots that dropped literally feet from them.  After about the 4th shot landing so close, they looked up and Kerr smiled and said “oops”.  Needless to say, the yahoo moved out of the way.

          We were impressed with Kerr’s accuracy, consistency and balls, LOL!

      • Crueladev

        Jet skiing can be fun unless you ride one 90 miles from Bulllfrog to WahWeap at Lake Powell..then back to Bullfrog.  Oh we had a nice big boat to tow the wave runner…but the wave runner put too much of a drag on the boat so we had to ride it. 

        I do have to say though…when those big tour boats would come steaming by….Oh those wakes were KILLER!  I did manage to go through one and not over it…shot me off the wave runner by about 20 feet and I think I drank half the Lake.  HA!  Those were the days!

        Have fun at the LPGA Open. Sounds like fun.

    • Bean Counter

      For many years, Nashville hosted an LPGA event. I have a good friend who was always on the planning committee, so I always managed to score clubhouse badges for the entire weekend. I would take my godkid with me. Interesting that you mention Annika. She was at her prime when we would go see her. Even got to meet her a few times. Very nice and gracious. She was particularly kind to my kid. Sadly, the tournament lost its sponsors, and it moved to another location. I always really enjoyed it. Even helped report scores via some wireless thing one year on a pesky par 3. Lots of fun. Got to meet Nancy Lopez, too. Always loved her as well.

      • Riley4Palin


        Annika was a class act.  Not only was she the best golfer for a long time, she always handled herself with class and grace too.  I miss her on tour.  There was talk she was coming out of retirement awhile back, but now it looks like she is putting on the analyst hat.  Bummer.

    • Whitney Pitcher

       How exciting. Have fun! :)

  • blackbird

    An old prospector shuffled into town leading an old tired mule.  The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat. 
    He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whisky in the other.

    The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?”
    The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No, I never did dance.. Never really wanted to.”

    A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said,  “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna dance now,” and started shooting at the old man’s feet.
    The old prospector –not wanting to get a toe blown off– started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.  Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.
    When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.
    The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.
    The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

    The crowd stopped laughing immediately.
    The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.  The silence was almost deafening.
    The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

    The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man’s hands, as he quietly said, “Son, have you ever licked a mule’s arse?”

    The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No sir….. But… I’ve always wanted to.”

    There are a few lessons for us all here:

    Never be arrogant.
    Don’t waste ammunition.
    Whisky makes you think you’re smarter than you are.
    Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
    Don’t mess with old men, they didn’t get old by being stupid.

    • clyde

      I love this post!
      I especially like the “don’t mess with old men” part.
      I’m gonna go outside and chase those darn kids off my lawn, right now!
      I’m only armed with a squirt gun, but my aim is unerring.

  • senator20526

    Morning everyone…..Good to see more people here lately….Another warm day ahead, about 102 degrees today…..I hope we hear from the Gov. pretty soon…maybe an endorsement or a new speaking engagement…I’m glad Cru is back home with her dog and cat…My boy cat is asleep in the chair right next to me….The wife is off shopping, so we are here by ourselves.. Not much in the way of news, guess everyone is on holiday….Heather, if I ever get to Conn., I will take you up on that tour thingy…..sounds like fun.  You guys have all the history back east…I really enjoyed D.C. going to all the museums….Pretty emotional looking at the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights…Well, you all have a great day and play nice…

    • hrh40

      Come on over!

      It’s 82 with 65% humidity. I don’t have AC but the basement library’s always about 10 degrees cooler and I’m running the dehumidifier so  …

    • Crueladev

      Oh…I am not back home until Sunday.  I miss my big fat grey guy.  I usually would bring my dog with me but with the fires and the critters that have moved into the area to get away from the fires…she does not run as fast as she used too…

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    ” A Rose by any other name is still a Rose.”

  • Crueladev
  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Reagan

  • blackbird

    for the late nighters Zucchero – You’re losing me

  • Michael

    I can’t take Mitt Romney and Kevin Madden. The make me ill and I want retribution for their crimes against Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin could lead a full a scale revolt right now. Romney is a loser and all the slime that attacked Palin on his behalf deserve to be nothing. We demand retribution. It is time for Sarah Palin to lead a hostile takeover against the Corporate Raider.

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