Well, I hope everyone in Iowa has enjoyed their spring-like winter. No snow, once in a while some cool temperatures, even dipping below zero at night. But all together, we have had a very unusual winter this year. I mean, just how often in Iowa can someone grill outdoors in shorts and t-shirt? And like all good things, it is coming to an end very damn fast!
This morning wife went to the grocery store (yes, she just up and left without me). When she came back, we went first to the bank (to open a new savings account) and then I dropped her off home while I went to St. Charles to get a new faucet aerator. The temperature was 44F and sun shining. Well real quick after I got home? The wind picked up, the sun got clouded over real heavy, and the temp started dropping. I am showing right now 32F out there. And due to drop to like 16F tonight. And that may even be our high for tomorrow!
Plus snow forecasted for this evening, tonight and tomorrow. Just about one inch or so they say is all we will get. Wife had appointment to get her hair done tomorrow afternoon. She decided, not going to take the chance on how the weather is tomorrow or the road conditions. Got it changed to next week. Hopefully will be better weather.
And in anticipation of this weather for the next few days, and that they say the prices of gasoline should go up any day now, I stopped in at the Kum & Go up the street and filled up the van. Gas still there at $3.08 a gallon. To think of this, it is the first time this year I have gone there to get gas! And last year? Probably can count on one hand how many times I went there. Not a big fan of Kum & Go, as usually the prices for gasoline a lot higher than going into Des Moines, Osceola, etc.
And a few minutes ago, discovered something you may want to keep in mind. A drop of vanilla in my mug of coffee was a drop too much. Just either too much, or not enough, but the coffee has a weird taste of vanilla to it. Not going to do this again! Will stick with cinnamon.
Last night, read the manual on the new digital video camera we got. Needs a SD card, max of 8gb. So ordered one from Amazon. Shipping was more than the card price! $3.59 for the card, $4.99 for the shipping! Geesh, But should be here hopefully Saturday.
Damn! I need to use the new video camera doing stuff like the above! Just need to find some sexy women.
Can you believe a simple copper coin, a penny, sold for $1.38 million? WOW!
A once-cent copper coin from the earliest days of the US Mint in 1793 has sold for a record $1.38 million at a Florida auction.
James Halperin of Texas-based Heritage Auctions told The Associated Press on Saturday that the sale was ‘the most a United States copper coin has ever sold for at auction.’
The coin was made at the Mint in Philadelphia in 1793, the first year that the US made its own coins.
Heritage officials said in a news release that the name of the buyer was not revealed but that he was ‘a major collector.’ One of the coin’s earliest owners was a well-known Baltimore banker, Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.
‘Mr. Eliasberg was nicknamed, “the king of coins” because before his death in 1976 he assembled a collection that consisted of at least one example of every coin ever made at the United States Mint, a feat never duplicated,’ Halperin said in the news release.
(strange that I find so many USA stories on a British site. wonder why?)
The FDA has placed a temporary ban on the importation of orange juice after trace amounts of a fungicide linked to liver tumors were found in OJ from Brazil.
The South American country supplies the States with 41 percent of its imported OJ.
Additionally, some domestic products have imported juice mixed in, meaning containers could be pulled off the shelf and destroyed if tests for carpendazim — a chemical not approved from use on US crops — come back positive.
The FDA promised to “take the necessary action to ensure that the product is removed from the market” if found to be dangerous. However, there is nothing much to be done about the millions of potentially contaminated gallons of OJ already consumed by Americans.
Despite the disconcerting move and the subsequent price spike, the EPA and FDA both sought to assuage fears that citizens have been exposed to harmful toxins.
“Based on monitoring data provided to EPA by FDA, the EPA has no reason to expect that residues of carbenzadim in oranges grown in Brazil would ever approach levels that would raise safety concerns,” said EPA spokesman Dale Kemery in a statement.
Test results are due back this week.
(what is wrong with getting more and more of our food from outside our borders. but hey, the OJ industry says there is more than enough OJ on hand so that the prices should not rise for some time.)
Sh*t X says to Y random video idea generator. (why don’t site just put the whole word out there? the word is not sh*t, but shit.
Dear Hiring Manager: A Cover Letter from an Unemployed Overachiever.
They were all heard to be praying (or praising?) Fatman Gore, with chants of “Oh holy gore, we do this in your name!”
FRESNO, California (AP) — Authorities in California are looking into animal rights activists’ claims that they caused the fire that destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at the state’s biggest beef processor.
Activists claimed responsibility for the fire at Harris Farms in an email released by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office. The email includes a detailed description of the containers of accelerant and kerosene-soaked rope activists claim they used to set the blaze.
Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Chris Curtice said Tuesday that investigators are looking into the claim, among several other leads.
Lastly, why is this guy still in our country? How in the hell did he come up with the money for a lawyer, get a valid social security card and a job?
Damn, that’s right! This is the muslim-in-chief’s dirtbag uncle!
Obama uncle seeks police officer’s driving record…
A lawyer for President Barack Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant who is charged with drunken driving, says he will ask prosecutors to turn over the driving record of the police officer who stopped him.
Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, was charged with drunken driving in Framingham in August after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign and nearly caused a police cruiser to strike his SUV.
Obama’s lawyer said Wednesday that he will ask prosecutors for Officer Val Krishtal’s driving record. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Well, this is news from the guy who says he invented the internet! And fits his dumbness since from the real truth was that the only democrat running in the Iowa Democrat Caucus was, our head muslim in chief Obama. Though the fat boy Gore was talking about the republicans.
Hours before the election was called for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Vice President Al Gore called the race. . . For President Barack Obama.
“It’s kind of a cliche, I guess, but the bottom line for me was that this was a good night for Barack Obama. I think that the contest on the Rpeublican side has really dismayed a lot of Americans. Seven different leaders, really an unusual kind of campaign.
“To give credit to the people of Iowa, think about all that we now know about all these candidates and their positions, and what in-depth reporting has been about them and their positions. It’s democracy at work, in one way, I just wish that big corporate money hadn’t played such a big role. But again, I think this was a good night for Barack Obama.”
Related news about Obama here in Iowa was not good for him really:
Obama, on a simulcast that was fraught with technical problems, tried to make his case for re-election to Iowa Democrats last night, but apparently it wasn’t met with much excitement:
CBS NEWS – As he made his case for re-election, Mr. Obama took on a conciliatory tone, telling Iowans he needed more time to keep campaign promises made when he won the Iowa caucuses four years ago.
Voters were engaged in the video, but there was no cheering, chanting or clapping for the president’s message during the address, distributed to more than 200 caucus locations throughout Iowa.
From HERE and do view the video.
Now you think about this. This is how far down the line our muslim in chief and the liberals have taken us so far.
January – Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight
February – Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels…HELLOOO!…bottles won’t fit in printer.
March – Got really excited…finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months….box said “2 – 4 years”
April – Trapped on escalator for hours…power went out.
May- Tried to make Kool-Aid – wrong instructions… 8 cups of water won’t fit into that little packet.
June- Tried to go water skiing – couldn’t find a lake with a slope.
July – Lost breast stoke swimming competition…learned later, the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms.
August- Got locked out of my car in a rain storm…car swamped because soft-top was open.
September- The capital of California is “C”, isn’t it?
October- Hate M&M’s – they are so hard to peel.
November – Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days…instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108 !!!
December – Couldn’t dial 911- duh – there’s no eleven on the stupid phone.
The legendary 1954 Gibson Les Paul Custom used by Peter Frampton in Frampton Comes Alive! has been returned to its original owner30 years after the Talkbox King lost the musical instrument in a plane crash.
A cargo plane carrying Frampton’s equipment to Panama crashed in 1980, leading many, including Frampton, to believe all contents were destroyed.
Two Frampton fans who never gave up hope traced the guitar’s journey from the crash site to the Dutch island of Curacao, and, with help from the Curacao Tourist Board, managed to locate its present owner and convince them to part ways with it.
Frampton and Gibson experts authenticated it in Nashville last month, and much jubilation was had by all.
“I am still in a state of shock, first off, that the guitar even exists, let alone that it has been returned to me,” Frampton told Spinner in a statement. “I know I have my guitar back, but I will never forget the lives that were lost in this crash. I am so thankful for the efforts of those who made this possible.”
Following a few “minor repairs,” the 61-year-old plans to “reinstate” it as his #1 guitar.
A man who disputed the authenticity of a $2,500 antique French violin he purchased from a seller via PayPal was told by the company to destroy it in order to receive a refund.
The seller, a Regretsy reader, wrote in to the site to share his/her story in hopes that the attention will persuade PayPal to strike out the sentence in their Terms of Service which says a buyer seeking a refund may be required to destroy an item and “provide evidence of its destruction.”
The violin, which survived World War II, was reportedly “examined and authenticated by a top luthier prior to its sale.” The seller also notes that, though disputes over labels are common in the violin market, “there is no such thing” as a “counterfeit” violin.
Also, for what it’s worth, they all pretty much sound the same.
The company reported today that it sold 7,671 Chevy Volts in 2011, fewer than the 10,000 it had expected to sell. There were more than 1,500 Volts sold in December, the best month since the car was launched in late 2010.
Sales of the Volt have been closely watched as a barometer both for uptake of electric vehicles and GM’s financial health.
Buyers receive a $7,500 federal tax credit for buying an electric car with a battery as large or larger than the Chevy Volt battery. But because of the cost of large batteries, electric cars still have a significantly higher price tag than conventional cars. The Volt price starts at $39,145, the Nissan Leaf starts at about $35,000, and Ford’s Focus Electric costs just under $40,000. The full $7,500 tax credit is available for each.
Electric vehicles are cheaper to fuel up but the internal combustion engine efficiency continues to improve and hybrids have become more commonplace. Unless there is a spike in the price of gasoline, many analysts expect electric vehicle sales to remain a small fraction of overall salesin the next five years because of that higher purchase price.
(personally I think the whole electric car thing should be scrapped.)
Obama Sycophant Oprah Winfrey’s New Show Bombs In The Ratings…
Oprah Winfrey is back on television with a new talk show. But some of her fans don’t seem to know.
The premiere of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the once-a-week successor to her five-day-a-week “Oprah Winfrey Show,” drew an average of 1.1 million total viewers for two showings on cable Sunday night, far fewer than the six million to eight million that had watched her previous talk show on local TV stations each weekday.
Ms. Winfrey ended “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last May in order to concentrate on OWN, which is short for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since then, viewers have been awaiting her next talk show, which she called “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
The first “Chapter” was shown on Jan. 1, exactly a year after OWN was started. The episode was a two-hour interview and visit with Steven Tyler, the lead singer in the band Aerosmith. Future episodes will be one hour long.
(how many women actually watch the OWN channel?)
Before: Harry Reid Begins Holding Pro Forma Sessions To Block Bush Appointments — Now: Harry Reid Says He Supports Obama’s Decision To Ignore Pro Forma Sessions To Make An Appointment
(The Hill) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who previously held pro forma sessions to block recess appointments by President George W. Bush, said Wednesday he supported President Obama’s decision to ignore those sessions to push through one of his key nominees.
“I support President Obama’s decision,” he said in a statement.
The White House announced Wednesday that Obama planned to recess appoint Richard Cordray to be director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). However, Republicans immediately cried foul about the move, arguing that the Senate is not in recess, making the move illegitimate. given that the holiday break has been broken up by brief pro forma sessions expressly intended to block such appointments.
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the novel move “arrogantly circumvented the American people.”
However, the White House maintains that those sessions, typically held every three days and lasting a few seconds, are not legitimate and can be ignored for the purpose of making recess appointments. The administration cited lawyers that advised President George W. Bush when he was in office who argued that such brief sessions should be discounted [Bush never followed through — ed.].
On the other side of that argument at that time was Reid, who began holding pro forma sessions in 2007 to block Bush nominees.
“I had to keep the Senate in pro-forma session to block the Bradbury appointment. That necessarily meant no recess appointments could be made,” he said on the Senate floor in 2008, as Democrats blocked a potential recess appointment of Steven Bradbury to be the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush administration. Bradbury is one of the attorneys cited by the Obama White House in justifying the Cordray move.
(obama being the dictator/king/emperor/CALIPH as usual. this idiot must go this year! funny that the democrats in my family just do not understand how screwed they were , are and will be with this idiot as president)