George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. With one of the most golden voices of any genre, a clenched, precise, profoundly expressive baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s. He was idolized not just by fellow country artists, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others. "If we all could sing like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones," Waylon Jennings once sang.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
We kill them they kill us....Something about reap and sow....
» Is Everyone Afraid to say Islamic Extremist? » The Loft -- GOPUSA
The entire storyline of the two men responsible for the horrible terrorist attack during the Boston Marathon has me completely stunned. These two radicals, picked a very public event and a location they knew would be filled with people, including children, and decided they wanted to kill Americans. Yet, in all the coverage, the phrase all media avoided like the plague, was the one that was the most obvious and readily known: they were Islamic extremists.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I leave Idaho in thirteen days. Will not miss the freezing weather but everything else. Especially the good people at Walmart. The dog and I are quite comfortable and are both raring to go on the road. Just need the grandson to graduate from Americorp and we are off.
Will be mobile for the rest of my life and can't wait!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
The House will pretty much ignore this. Remember, it's all bull to raise money for the next campaign. Global warming and abortion, let alone picking on gays is out. Stealing our guns are in.
But what would the left say if it was the first amendment instead of the second, hmmm?
» Senate votes to overcome filibuster of gun bill » News -- GOPUSA
Next week senators will be able to offer amendments that pose the real test for whether the larger bill will succeed. Both gun-rights advocates and supporters of even stricter gun control expect to offer additional proposals that would ban the sales of certain types of assault weapons ban or expand concealed weapons permits. The first amendment expected to come to a vote would be a compromise reached this week on background checks brokered by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that was seen as increasing the likelihood that the larger package will pass. "The political landscape of America on gun safety is changing before our eyes," Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said just moments before the vote at a news conference with family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who later watched the vote from the Senate gallery. "The political conventional wisdom four months ago was that nothing would be done. Today we prove that conventional wisdom wrong."
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Oh wait they are all ready. These people will say anything to ram down our throats this left wing propaganda. There is no discernable climate warming going on caused by you driving to work. Same with background checks...criminals don't do background checks because they are criminals.
You can buy anything in the world without the government knowing about it. But if the gun confiscators know who has them it's only a matter of time before they get them from law abiding citizens. These people are terrified of us. We have enough firepower to take over several not so small countries let alone take out a dozen Gabrielle Giffords.
If youn really want o fight gun crimes take the nuts off the streets!
Climate change skeptics seize on reports showing temperatures leveling | Fox News
In recent weeks, Der Spiegel, the Telegraph and the Economist have reported the unexpected stabilizing of global surface temperatures. Even former NASA scientist and outspoken climate change activist James Hansen has acknowledged the 10-year lull. Morano said: "In the peer-reviewed literature we're finding hundreds of factors influence global temperature, everything from ocean cycles to the tilt of the earth's axis to water vapor, methane, cloud feedback, volcanic dust, all of these factors are coming together. They're now realizing it wasn't the simple story we've been told of your SUV is creating a dangerously warm planet." Many climate scientists and environmentalists agree with Morano's description of climate complexity, but reject his denials of global warming as a problem. "This is a highly complex calculation to make in the first place. The short period of time, only 10 years in which the increasing temperature has leveled, really doesn't tell us very much other than the fact that temperatures may still be rising but just not as fast as they were before," said Elgie Holstein, the senior director for strategic planning at the Environmental Defense Fund and a former assistant secretary at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Read my back posts. Cutting spending in depressions is nuts. And raising taxes on the rich is stupid. They wont hire you, they will fire you, they will cut your hours, they will raise their prices for goods and services and do just fine. The last thing we ned is for our paychecks to go down and every price of necessities go up.....DUH!!!!
» Rising jobless claims hit four-month weekly high » News -- GOPUSA
The number of Americans filing jobless claims reached a four-month high last week, sparking renewed concerns that the labor market is still on shaky ground. The Labor Department reported Thursday that weekly applications increased by 28,000, the third straight increase, to a seasonally adjusted 385,000. That's the highest level since late November. The gain pushed the four-week average, a less volatile measure, to 354,250. It marked a 28,000 increase from February and the highest jobless claims since November. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release the March employment numbers on Friday.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
When's the last time the border was locked down or the visas enforced? I remember some guys almost 12 years ago were here on expired visas, am I not correct? These people are pathetic. Don't enforce border control, don't enforce visas and don't make it expensive for business to hire illegals is the normal solution to the billions the taxpayers are paying for this problem in the states.
I know, business as usual no matter what we say or for whom we vote for. Tell me again there's a nickles difference between the parties!
Robert Reich (What Immigration Reform Could Mean for American Workers, and Why the AFL-CIO Is Embracing It)
Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight Senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable. The question is whether it’s a good deal for American workers. It is, and I’ll explain why in a moment. Under the agreement (arrived at last weekend) a limited number of temporary visas would be issued to foreign workers in low-skilled occupations, who could thereafter petition to become American citizens. The agreement is an important step toward a comprehensive immigration reform package to be introduced in the Senate later this month. Disagreement over allowing in low-skilled workers helped derail immigration reform in 2007. The unions don’t want foreign workers to take jobs away from Americans or depress American wages, while business groups obviously want the lowest-priced workers they can get their hands on.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Can't wait to leave. However, I really wonder about the Republican big shots pushing amnesty thinking the Mexicans will become born again conservative voters. Must be why the Democrats are all for it, right?
Yes, there is no real difference between the parties except rhetoric to get your vote!
The Republican National Committee’s postelection “autopsy” report issued Monday suggests that comprehensive immigration reform could improve the party’s sagging fortunes with Hispanic voters. Readers of the conclusions of the “Growth and Opportunity Project” are looking for reasons why Republican presidential candidates lost the past two elections. The pathologists observe that George W. Bush, who championed comprehensive immigration reform, “got 44 percent of the Hispanic vote [in 2004], a modern-day record for a Republican presidential candidate.” Some exit polling from 2004 suggests that figure may be overstated, but the Democratic nominee nevertheless won a solid majority. Over the past four decades, the Democratic nominee has never won less than 56 percent of the Hispanic vote. Even the 2008 nominee, John McCain, the most prominent Republican immigration-reform advocate, won only 31 percent, just 4 percentage points more than Mitt Romney, who took a much tougher line on immigration, garnered last year. There’s no clear connection between the party platform on immigration and the election results.