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December 16, 2013, 7:31 pmKind of an odd dog photo

This is from the Sunday December 15 2013 St Louos Post Dispatch, meet Cooper. Seems like everyone reacts to this dog's picture. Some said he looks like Clint Eastwood, others John Wayne. What say you, pilgrims?

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December 13, 2013, 6:02 pmHealthcare.gov price tag rises

Healthcare.gov Price Tag Rises

Prior to launching Healthcare.gov, the estimated cost of building the ObamaCare exchange website had already reached as much as $1 billion. Of course, doing it properly should have cost far less, and that number doesn't include fixing what wasn't done right the first time. But HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday that her estimate is now $677 million -- $47 million more than her last congressional check-in. But not to worry: She's demanded a full investigation into the failed management of the Healthcare.gov rollout ... that she managed.

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December 12, 2013, 6:03 pmObamacare Hoses Fire Depts.

(Received this in an e-mail, can't find it anywhere on snopes so here goes):

Obamacare Hoses Fire Depts.

As has been thoroughly rehashed, ObamaCare requires employers to offer health insurance to employees who work more than 30 hours (considered "full time" in the Obama economy). That's caused many employers to reduce hours to spare unbearable costs. Now comes news that volunteer fire departments around the nation may close because of the regulation unless a waiver is granted. Evidently, the IRS says that volunteer firefighters are eligible for benefits if on the job more than 30 hours per week. Some 71% of fire departments nationwide are manned entirely by volunteers, and another 16% are mostly volunteer. Just another chapter in ObamaCare Games: Catching Fire.

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December 10, 2013, 7:35 pm'Twas the month before Christmas...

 
Twas the  month before Christmas
When all  through our land,

 
Not a  Christian was praying

 
Nor taking  a stand.

 
Why the PC  Police had taken away
The reason  for Christmas - no one could  say.

 
 
The  children were told by their schools not to  sing

 
About  Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and  things.

 
It might  hurt people's feelings, the teachers would  say

 
December  25th is just a ' Holiday '.

 
 
Yet the  shoppers were ready with cash, checks and  credit

 
Pushing  folks down to the floor just to get  it!

 
CDs from  Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

 
Something  was changing, something quite  odd!

 
 
Retailers  promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

 
In hopes  to sell books by Franken &  Fonda.

 
As Targets  were hanging their trees upside  down
At Lowe's  the word Christmas - was no where to be  found.

 
At K-Mart  and Staples and Penny's and  Sears
You won't  hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your  ears.

 
Inclusive,  sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty

 
Are words  that were used to intimidate me.

 
Now  Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf  Blitzen

 
On Boxer,  on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton   !

 
At the top  of the Senate, there arose such a  clatter

 
To  eliminate Jesus, in all public  matter.

 
 
And we  spoke not a word, as they took away our  faith

 
Forbidden  to speak of salvation and grace

 
The true  Gift of Christmas was exchanged and  discarded
The reason  for the season, stopped before it  started.

 
 
So as you  celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream  Tree'

 
Sipping  your Starbucks, listen to me.

 
Choose  your words carefully, choose what you  say

 
Shout  MERRY CHRISTMAS,
not Happy  Holiday !

 
 
Please,  all Christians join together and
wish  everyone you meet

 
MERRY  CHRISTMAS!

 
 
Christ is  The Reason for the Christ-mas  Season!
If you  agree please forward, if not, simply  delete.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 25, 2013, 11:30 pmFamous Presidential Lies

FAMOUS PRESIDENTIAL LIES

LBJ:
We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin)
 
Nixon
I am not a crook
 
Clinton:
I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski
 
Bush - 41:
Read my lips - No new taxes

Obama:
I will have the most transparent administration in history.

TARP is to fund shovel-ready jobs.

I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.

The IRS is not targeting anyone.

It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.

If I had a son.

I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism".

You didn't build that!

I will restore trust in Government.

The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.

The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk

It's not my red line - it is the world's red line.

Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.

We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.

I am not spying on American citizens.

ObamaCare will be good for America

You can keep your family doctor.

Premiums will be lowered by $2500.

If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan

It's just like shopping at Amazon

I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels

I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups

I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi
 
And the biggest one of all:
"I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America."
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November 20, 2013, 11:47 amCaptain Smithers

In the greatest days of the British Empire, a new commanding officer was sent to a jungle outpost to relieve the retiring colonel.

After welcoming his replacement and showing the courtesies (gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches) that protocol decrees, the retiring colonel said, "You must meet Captain Smithers, my right-hand man, God, he's really the strength of this office.  His talent is simply boundless."

Smithers was summoned and introduced to the new CO, who was surprised to meet a toothless, hairless, scabbed and pockmarked specimen of humanity, a particularly unattractive man less than three foot tall.

"Smithers, old man, tell your new CO about yourself."

"Well, sir, I graduated with honours from Sandhurst, joined the regiment and won the Military Cross and Bar after three expeditions behind enemy lines.  I've represented Great Britain in equestrian events and won a Silver Medal in the middleweight division of the Olympics. I have researched the history of..."

Here the colonel interrupted, "Yes, yes, never mind that Smithers, the CO can find all that in your file. Tell him about the day you told the witch doctor buzz off."
Scared
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November 8, 2013, 7:18 pmWhy he brought his friend home for dinner...

A man brings his best buddy home for dinner unannounced at 5:30 after work.

His wife begins screaming at him and his friend just sits and listens in.
"My hair & makeup are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are not done,
I'm still in my pajamas and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight! What
the hell did you bring him home for?"

"Because he's thinking of getting married."

Scared

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October 30, 2013, 12:03 amMoe Berg

Moe Berg:  A second-rate baseball player but a first-rate spy.
 
When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.
 
The answer was simple: Berg was a US spy. Speaking 15 languages—including Japanese—Moe Berg had two loves: baseball and spying.

In Tokyo , garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke’s Hospital--the tallest building in the Japanese capital. He never delivered the flowers.The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.
 
Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg’s films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo .
 
Catcher Moe Berg
 
Berg’s father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and Yiddish. Moe, against his wishes, began playing baseball on the street aged four. His father disapproved and never once watched his son play. In Barringer High School , Moe learned Latin, Greek and French. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton—having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver, During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and Columbia Law School he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian—15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.

While playing baseball for Princeton University , Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

Tito’s partisans
 
During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there. He reported back that Marshall Tito’s forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic’s Serbians.

The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.

Berg penetrated German-held Norway , met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy water plant—part of the Nazis’ effort to build an atomic bomb. His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.

The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
 
There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb. If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war.
 
Berg (under the code name “Remus”) was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb. Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium., posing as a Swiss graduate student. The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill. If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him—and then swallow the cyanide pill. Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.
 
Werner Heisenberg—he blocked the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.
 
Moe Berg’s report was distributed to Britain’s Prime Minister,
Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb.

Roosevelt responded: “Give my regards to the catcher.”
 
Most of Germany ’s leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain and the United States .
 
After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Merit— America ’s highest honor for a civilian in wartime. But Berg refused to accept, as he couldn’t tell people about his exploits. After his death, his sister accepted the Medal and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown,
 
Your Freedom Wasn't & Still Isn't Free!
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October 16, 2013, 7:52 pmReality check

Received in e-mail. I don't think this would surprise any of us (except the most .............)

________________________________________________________

REALITY CHECK-COULD IT BE TRUE?!
The name of the person writing this has been redacted for protection; if it were known, there would be retribution.

I have worked in the government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months, not days, or hours.

In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-"this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years.

These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded.The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed by U.S. Mail or freight companies.

This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to one or more branches of the federal ( do nothing constructive ) government.
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October 15, 2013, 4:45 pmAdam & Eve and obamacare

Think about it:

They had no clothes

They had no money

All they had to eat was an apple

And they were told that was Paradise!

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October 12, 2013, 5:17 pmOdor-eaters

Q: What happened to the man who
put odor-eaters in his shoes?

A: He disappeared.

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September 27, 2013, 1:00 amAffordable care, yeah sure...

From an e-mail:

The email below was sent to me by a friend living in a small town in Illinois. We worked together many years ago. His company formed an ESOP and they were bought out by a large company; his share was just over 2 million. He has been "retired" for 10 years and just turned 62. He began his Social Security early. 
What's  happening to your health insurance as of next week.  Obama promised that if we had health insurance and was happy with our  existing insurance, nothing would change.  I found out today how wrong that prick is.  I currently pay $401 per month for an 80/20 PPO with no prescrip. coverage and a $2000 deduct.

Due to The Affordable Care Act---my old plan won't even be available.  The closest plan I can get includes prescrip., maternity, and fertility, (those 3 things will be in EVERY new plan  that EVERY American will get---even though I will never be pregnant and will never need fertility treatments?  The new plan will be 70/30 and a slightly higher deductible.  And the monthly cost-------$905.

So, I get a way worse plan, with worse coverage, and pay more than double what I paid before.  Real !$^!*^! affordable!!!!
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September 23, 2013, 2:21 amSmoking koala

"Smoking Koala"

A koala was sitting in a gum tree smoking a joint

Whena little lizard walked past, looked up and said, 'Hey Koala! What are you doing?'

The koala said, 'Smoking a joint, come up and have some.'

So the little lizard climbed up and sat next to the koala where they enjoyed a few joints. After a while the little lizard said that his mouth was 'dry' and that he was going to get a drink from the river.

The little lizard was so stoned that he leaned over too far and fell into the river.
A crocodile saw this and swam over to the little lizard and helped him to the side. Then he asked the little lizard, 'What's the matter with you?'

The little lizard explained to the crocodile that he had been sitting with the koala in the tree, smoking a joint, but got too stoned and fell into the river while taking a drink..

The crocodile said that he had to check this out and walked into the rain forest, found the tree where the koala was sitting finishing a joint. The crocodile looked up and said,

'Hey you!'

So the koala looked down at him and said,

Holy #&^*!
How much water did you drink!?'

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September 18, 2013, 6:14 pmWhat administration scandal?

Subject: What Adminstration scandal?

Bob: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?,

Jim: "You mean the Mexican gun running?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean SEAL Team 6?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

im: "You mean voter fraud?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean that 3 or 4 of Obama's GAY friends were mysteriously

MURDERED when they came forward with claims he was gay too?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the of drones in our own country without the benefit of the

law?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared

bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?"

Bob: "No the other one:.

Jim: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The DOJ spying on the press?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared

bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal

immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in

order to bypass Congress?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit

a budget no later than the first Monday in February?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties

voted 100% for Obama?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to

circumvent the Senate's advise-and-consent role?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General

investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million

low-information voters who don't pay taxes and get free stuff from

taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt

administration in American history?"

Bob: "THAT'S THE ONE!"

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September 14, 2013, 2:42 amPraying to the Lottery Gods

From the book Burying the Secret, The Road to Ruin Is Paved with Books About the Law of Attraction

by Carol Rutter

Praying to the Lottery Gods

My lotto fantasies date back to the 1970s. At that time, I would condo shop before the drawing and it went rapidly downhill from there. I used to (half-) jokingly say that the "lottery gods must be really backlogged and they will get to me next time". So I have a history of frittering away a lot of thoughts and energy on something that has not materialzed and probably never will despite years on end of practicing affirmations according to the law of attraction.

Those of us who have not read The Secret probably found the last story a bit harebrained. However, The Secret features a few similar gems here and there, written by some of its 24 contributors. Of course, the comparable, goofy stories recounted in The Secret produced a full manifestation of whatever had been desired. Therefore, I should have won $10 million many times over by now, according to The Secret. In any case, a steadfast belief in the law of attraction predisposes some devotees to temporarily abandon their good sense so they can pursue monumental dreams.

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