Saturday, June 03, 2006

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience

- Woodrow Wilson
It's An Animal's Life

Wow...that was SOME party!

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from email

Friday, June 02, 2006

Check it Out

Check out what some of our boys overseas did to their helicopter. Some Afghan is probably freaking out right about now.

The story is: this very special Mi-24 helicopter is presently flying in Afghanistan, where it is no doubt causing quite a stir. God Bless the U.S.A.

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seeing this coming at me would scare me spitless!
For The Ladies

Q: Why do female black widow spiders kill their males after mating?
A: To stop the snoring before it starts.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hello FairTax supporters,

On May 27th, one of the largest papers in the country, "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," stated, "...John Linder (R-Ga.) may have birthed a political movement when their Fair Tax Rally, emceed by guys in suits, drew a rock-concert attendance. ..."

Thousands of your fellow FairTaxers have faxed, e-mailed or called the White House to ask President Bush to support enactment of the FairTax. Please join them today, if you have not, and help us raise a national voice of true citizenship in getting our government back on track. Only our combined effort will turn Washington around and replace the income tax with a common sense tax system. Now is the moment for this message to the White House: .

The FairTax Rally at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Georgia just wasn't big enough for the supporters of the FairTax. 4,500 people filled the seats and the walls within the convention center Wednesday night to show their support for the FairTax! The packed house caused thousands of supporters to be turned away. Fire marshals had to step in, as they had to stop admittance due to fire code capacity. Congressman John Linder addressed the audience and joked about the lack of room for all the supporters, "We're sorry," Linder said. "Next time, we'll get you a bigger building."

Herman Cain and our own FairTax Communications Director, Ken Hoagland, had people coming out of their seats as they talked about how to fulfill the Founding Fathers' promise that this can be a government "of, by, and for the people." The passion in the room was electric. The crowd also heard from popular TV and radio personalities such as Sean Hannity, Clark Howard, John Stossel, and Neal Boortz. Boortz went on radio station News/Talk 750 WSB an hour before the show was set to start to tell supporters who were on their way that there was no more room. WSB broadcasted the rally live as thousands of supporters who couldn't get in listened just outside the convention center.

Linder informed the crowd that the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-IL), has set up a meeting with President Bush for Linder to have an opportunity to pitch the FairTax legislation. Linder acknowledged the large scope of this project. "Big ideas take time," he said. "But we've started to move the country, and they will start to move the Congress." The FairTax grassroots team from the national headquarters office in Houston and the twenty plus volunteers from as far away as the state of Utah worked diligently to keep up with the thousands wanting FairTax T-shirts, DVDs, and all types of FairTax materials. WSB had books going like hotcakes! T-shirts and DVDs were gone within 20 minutes of the doors being opened. The event was truly a grassroots extravaganza. We collected nearly 2000 petitions and nearly 5 percent of those were from out of state. This would not have been possible without your support!

Thank you for all that you do!

Leo Linbeck
Americans For Fair Taxation

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I received the above in email and decided to show you what "one obscure congressman from Georgia", one talk show host, and what the American public can do.

My understanding is that Boortz is planning FairTax rallies across the country with one planned in Orlando sometime in the next few weeks. We have every intention of attending, and even volunteering to help in some way. I haven't heard a date, but will publish it so that you will have the same information I do and can plan on attending if at all possible.

Please, if you've been living in a 60's fall-out shelter for the last 40 years and know nothing of the FairTax, go to and educate yourself. If you have questions, send me email. I may not have the answer, but I'll get it or tell you where to find it.

For those who are Flat tax proponents, come over to the light! The Fair Tax is everything the Flat tax is and more! We've been living under a Flat tax since 1986. It hasn't stayed flat. it's been changed more than 9,000 times in 21 years! Under the flat tax you still pay an income tax and file a return. Under the Fair Tax, no income taxes, no withholding from your paycheck, and you don't file a return!

Everyone pays the same tax rate, whether you are Bill Gates or Joe Sixpack. Look at your tax return. How much did you pay in taxes and how much did you get back? I would bet there is a BIG difference.

Under the FairTax, you pay no income taxes. Everyone pays a tax at the retail level. You keep the withholding now being taken from your paycheck, you get a prebate every month equal to the amount your family would expect to pay on taxes for the basic necessities of life up to the poverty level. This removes the tax burden for those who live at or below the poverty level.

The Fair Tax. The Second American Revolution. An idea whose time has come.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
– American philosopher George Santayana

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What Makes 100%?

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:



is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 1 8 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26


H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%


A-T-T-I -T-U-D-E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%


B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T = 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

and look how far asskissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G = 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hardwork and knowledge will get you close, and attitude will get you there, it's the bullshit and asskissing that will put you over the top.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me
Wednesday Words of Wisdom

The only handicap a person has is the people around them.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Vote Manatee

For those of you in Manatee County, here is a link to the Supervisor of Elections web page. From here, you get all the information you need to vote in the 2006 elections: where to register to vote, how to change/update your voter information (name, address, party affiliation etc), methods of voting (early and absentee voting) and who is on the ballot.

Actually, the ballot hasn't been posted yet, but the primary election is September 5, so if you don't get a newspaper, this is where you will be able to find out who and what will be on the ballot. Then, you can do your research to find out just who and what you want to vote for.

Please don't fail to vote, but just as bad is voting simply because there is an election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. An educated voter votes with their head. You and I might differ on who we vote for, but I will never say anything about a voter who has a logical reason for voting the way they do. "Oh, he's so cute!" isn't a good reason to vote for someone. Nor is "but she's a woman!" While I haven't voted for a candidate for those particular reasons, I've made my share of mistakes in the voting booth. Mostly because I didn't do my homework, but sometimes because I didn't follow my instincts. A failing of mine. I have good life instincts when I listen to them.

I'm all about electing women, but I don't want a woman in office who will set the rest of us back ten or twenty years. This isn't the place (right now) for a lecture about putting women into office. This is about getting out to vote, but doing it smartly.

This is what you have to do. It's pretty simple, actually:


If you go to vote and have questions about how to fill out the ballot, ask a poll worker. If you mess up the ballot and accidentally vote for someone you didn't want to vote for, notify a poll worker. They will help you out.

If your candidate didn't win or your issue didn't pass, don't whine about it. Believe it or not, it's not the end of the world and there will be other elections.
My Cyborg Name

Digital Electronic Being Optimized for Rational Assassination and Harm
When you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "THEIRS"

Something to think about

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We can kill the IRS.

The weapon is The FairTax.

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On the Fair Tax Rally

Here's a little paragraph that appeared in a column in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"When a Fair Tax rally draws 4,500 people, some of whom drive hundreds of miles, as the one did Wednesday night, you gotta take the movement seriously. And that's those who got in the door. Another 2,000 were turned away. U.S. Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.) and Neal Boortz have started something."

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From the pages of the AJC to the voters ears

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother and they will settle for a puppy every time.

-Winston Pendleton
Gas Daze

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fifth in a series
T-Shirt Wisdom

I gave up exercising….My thighs kept rubbing together and catching my underpants on fire!

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Monday, May 29, 2006

To Our Military, Past, Present, and Future

Thank you.

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Did You Know...

That number 2 on the Communist Manifesto, is: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

The current income tax code has been amended more than ten thousand times since the 1986 Tax Reform Act.

That the world's tenth and fifteenth largest economies already generate revenue by taxing consumption not wages?

That the income tax is less than 100 years old?

That withholding did not begin until 1943 and that Donald Duck was integral in getting the public to accept withholding?

That $500 billion a year is spent just to comply with the current code? That includes time and money spent by both individuals and businesses.

Oh. The tenth and fifteenth largest economies in the world? Texas and Florida.
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their univerese. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.

Roger Caras

Sunday, May 28, 2006


There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.

"What's that?" came the Pastor's reply.

"This is very important," the young woman continued. "I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand." The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.That surprises you, doesn't it?" the young woman asked.
"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the Pastor.

The young woman explained "My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. 'In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'

"So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?" Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork. The best is yet to come."

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, "What's with the fork?"

And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care. Remember to always be there for them, even when you need them more. For you never know when it may be their time to "Keep their fork."

Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share .. being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet responsibility.

And don't forget....Keep your fork!
God is like...

HALLMARK CARDS .... He cares enough to send His very best.
Danny Dutton Explains God

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to "explain God." I wonder if any of us could have done as well?


"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers."

"God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off."

"God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have."

"Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church."

"Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K."

"His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hardwork on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important."

"You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time."

"You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God! Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway."

"If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids."

" shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And...that's why I believe in God."

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I checked this out with, like I usually do with email, and found that Snopes could neither confirm nor deny this. But like Snopes, I tend to doubt this was written for a "school assignment". I remember asking a question about God in my 4th grade government school class. My teacher told me to ask my parents. Even then, and I hate to think about how many years ago that was, teachers were discouraged from discussing religion in school. Of course, it is possible that the school in Chula Vista is a private Christian school, and that case, this assignment would be very appropripate.

Snopes also believes that it was written by someone much older. I can't disagree. Some of the writing is rather juvenile, but seems to me to contain wording that might have been written by an adult to a juvenile audience.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

This poem is in the public domain. The Roches wrote music for it and recorded it on their album "Zero Church."