Past few days, our little dog Coco (chihuahua/dachshund mix and about 10 years old) has been drinking water like she never has before. Plus she was and still is just laying in her bed. Only moving, slowly, from there to go outside or to go drink. She has not even got into her favorite spot during the day, which is my chair. And not even wanting treats except for one kind and only then a couple of times each day. So the thinking on our end is diabetes (because of the water drinking) or possibly arthritis. So the wife called the vet a few minutes back and I will be taking Coco to the vet in about an hour. Do hope it is not anything bad or untreatable.
This morning, the person I called about the tv and computer? He showed up, we loaded everything on the back of his pickup, and now have some room here. Plus he set up the tv in here so that the cable remote finally controls everything. From turning on the tv to the volume. That my friends is called recycling! Not dumping stuff in the trash but giving it away to someone who can do something with it. He was happy as he said he already has someone that needs a television and another person is in need of a computer. So hey, that is great and we liked that, to know we are in our own small way helping people. That is what it is all about, helping others.
And got our little hand held digital video camera this morning. It is a Slick brand. Hey, it is a dinky thing for sure! But must get SD card as it has no internal memory. So later will be checking Amazon for SD cards.
Noticed something also this morning. We are not using batteries like candy any more! Yes, the previous computer I had a wireless keyboard and mouse. And that mouse sucked up batteries like no one’s business. Now we are back to wired up keywboard and mouse. No battery usage! So the package of 24 batteries I had bought just before the old computer gave up the ghost about 8 months back (or more? I forget) is still sitting here unopened! Hey, I am helping the landfill by not dumping batteries all the time in the trash.
Now think about this people.
If Laura Bush, the last first lady, has come out and said that she was distressed about “black baptists” in her city, what do you think the liberal press would have done? Yes, they would of crucified her, nonstop on cable screaming about her racist remarks.
So how come the same liberal press is giving Queen Michelle a pass on her remarks about “white Irish catholics”? Oh, it is because she and her husband are in no given order: muslim, liberal, democrats, black, the king and queen of the liberals.
That makes this image of the queen a valid one, at least the way I look at things.
Michelle Obama said she’s distressed about the “white Irish Catholics.”
When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley’s City Hall in the early 1990s, she was “distressed” by how a small group of “white Irish Catholic” families — the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans — “locked up” power in Illinois.
And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to “commute” to the White House from her South Side home.
And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama’s best friends, had been recruited to run for Chicago mayor by African-American leaders — but never ended up challenging Rahm Emanuel, who was Obama’s chief of staff who went on to win City Hall.
Details about Mrs. Obama’s initial reluctance to embrace her new life, her time in City Hall, the influence she has in the White House, tensions between Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Emanuel and former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs — are in a new book about the first couple by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor.
The Chicago Sun-Times has obtained a copy of The Obamas, to be published Tuesday. Kantor hits Chicago for an East Lake Shore Drive book party on Jan. 16; the next day, Jan. 17, she headlines a 6 p.m. event at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State.
Mrs. Obama worked in the Daley administration between Sept. 16, 1991, and April 30, 1993, according to City of Chicago personnel records. She was hired by Jarrett, then Daley’s deputy chief of staff.
Kantor writes Mrs. Obama “disapproved of how closely Daley held power, surrounding himself with three or four people who seemed to let few outsiders in — a concern she would echo years later with her own husband.
“…She particularly resented the way power in Illinois was locked up generation after generation by a small group of families, all white Irish Catholic — the Daleys in Chicago, the Hynes and Madigans statewide.”
(pay attention to what she said. is that not the way her husband is now? and how she is now? Just a small group around them who let few insiders in)
From The American Civil Rights Union
Jan. 4, 2012 — The American Civil Rights Union filed its sixth brief challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare.
The brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, authored by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara, argues that lack of a mandate forcing individuals to purchase health insurance through government-approved exchanges would doom the entire system.
The brief states:
“Because the Affordable Care Act does not include a severability clause, if the individual mandate is found unconstitutional, then the whole Act must be struck down as unconstitutional.”
Read the article here.
Finally more nuttiness from those funny North Koreans….
(Reuters) — The passing of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-il has been marked by plunging temperatures, mourning bears and now, according to North Korean state media, by flocks of magpies.
Kim, who died in December aged 69 years after 17 years running the world’s most reclusive state, was reputed to be able to control the weather, as well as to have scored a miraculous 38 under par round of golf.
“At around 17:30 on December 19, 2011, hundreds of magpies appeared from nowhere and hovered over a statue of President Kim Il Sung on Changdok School campus in Mangyongdae District, clattering as if they were telling him the sad news,” state news agency KCNA reported on Monday.
KCNA reported last week that a family of bears who usually hibernate through the fierce Korean winter had been seen lamenting Kim Jong-il’s death.
“The bears, believed to be a mother and cubs, were staying on the road, crying woefully,” it said.