Saturday, June 24, 2006

When I got my new dog...

I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly;
I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats.

I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud;
I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble;

I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful;
I was given a clown that I might laugh.

I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely;
I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.

I got nothing I asked for,
But everything that I needed.

-- Author Unknown
It's An Animal's Life

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
~Benjamin Franklin
For The Ladies

Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?

A: Rename the mail folder "Instruction Manuals"

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Want to get the federal government out of your paycheck?

Support The FairTax.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

T-Shirt Wisdom

What happens with the girlfriends STAYS with the girlfriends
FairTax Rally - Gainesville GA (Part 2)

Overflow crowd gathers to hear about Fair Tax system
By Jeff Hart

GAINESVILLE - Rick Frommer of Murrayville said it didn't take him long to realize he was paying too much in taxes.

"The first time I got a paycheck when I was 14 or 15 years old and I saw all this money taken out of it I knew I didn't like it," he said.

Frommer was part of an overflow crowd at Longstreet Cafe Wednesday night that came to hear Herman Cain and others talk about the Fair Tax proposal, which has been proposed to legislators by

According to its website and literature, is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to replacing the current tax system. The plan states that it wants to:

- Abolish the IRS - Close all tax loopholes and brings fairness to taxation;
- Maintain our current Social Security and Medicare benefits;
- Bring transparency and accountability to tax policy;
- Allow American products to compete fairly;
- Reimburse the tax on purchases of basic necessities;
- Enable retirees to keep their entire pension, and;
- Enable workers to keep their entire paycheck.

Hall County Fair Tax Co-cordinator Stephanie Usrey, who was one of the organizers of Wenesday's meeting, said they plan to hold more meetings in the coming months.

"We plan to hold monthly meetings and get the word out," she said. "This will not be the only one. We are trying to get enough people to sign the petition to get the legislators to put the idea on the floor of the House (of Representatives).

"Usrey said they need 21 members of the House and 10 Senators to be able to get it out of committee.

"That's our goal. We're just one of many groups that are forming all over the country. Hopefully they'll hear us and put an end to this unfair system," Usrey said. "We're not saying we shouldn't pay any taxes. We just think it should be a more fair system. (The current) system wasn't what the Founding Fathers had in mind."

As for Frommer, he said it couldn't come fast enough. He had nearly a third of his five-digit paycheck is taken by taxes.

"I would like to see it in my lifetime. If we can get enough people to support it, maybe it will happen. I don't (think) it's right that the government should be able to take that much."

Monday, June 19, 2006

FairTax Rally - Gainesville GA (Part 1)

The Times

Herman Cain was part salesman and part evangelist as he spoke Wednesday in support of a national sales tax.

Cain, who finished second in the 2004 Georgia GOP race for the U.S. Senate, was the featured speaker at a "fair tax" rally held at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville.

"Fair tax" is the term supporters use to describe a proposed national 23 percent tax on goods and services that would replace the current income tax system.

"We're now a movement," Cain said of growing national support of the concept.

The fair tax has become popular fodder for conservative talk show hosts and their message appears to resonate with many. A crowd of some 200 packed the popular cafeteria-style eatery.

Many sported shirts and buttons with the letters "IRS" with a red slash through them.

Cain's mention of turning April 15, the traditional tax filing deadline, into "just another day" drew loud applause from the crowd.

Cain said later he continues to be amazed at the idea's growth.

"I think it's because people are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the same old mess," said Cain, a successful business executive whose conservative ideology has drawn widespread acclaim.

"The average person has gotten sick of the insanity of this tax code and our elected officials doing nothing about it," Cain said.

The fair tax was first introduced in Congress by Rep. John Linder of Georgia.

Linder, a conservative Republican, and Atlanta-based syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz wrote "The Fair Tax Book," which explains the concept in detail. The book has been a best seller in both hardback and paperback.

Georgia's seven Republican Congressmen, including Gainesville's Nathan Deal, have signed on as supporters of the fair tax, as have both U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson.

Cain said despite the widespread support in Georgia, the tax is a long way from passage.

"It's still an uphill battle, because you're going to have people fighting it from the other side," he said. "There are some people who do not want this country to be the best that it can be."

Cain said he was astonished at the size of the Gainesville crowd.

"They expected 25 people and we ended up with almost 300," he said.

"That's what I mean by a movement. You get crowds of people who have already been converted who want to be reinspired."

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the "Chrysler Eagle" the " Chrysler Beagle"?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

God is like...

SEARS .... He has everything
Do You Believe in God?

NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the percentage was the same as this:

86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance
14% against.

That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why is the world catering to this 14%?