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Jokes are No Longer Permissable

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A few days ago I sent a funny joke email to a friend.

Today I received his response, telling me that I "should be ashamed for being so racist".

The joke had absolutely NOTHING to do with any thing racial whatsoever.

This gave me some thought.

Has anybody else out there noticed that we can't tell any jokes any more because they are not politically correct?

For example: Blonde jokes are not politically correct because "they abuse women".

Any jokes about St. Peter at the Golden Gates are not politically correct, either, because "they offend people of other religions".

Political jokes are really bad, because they are racist, too.

And don't forget that we can't tell jokes about Santa, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy because we "are misleading the children".

Don't tell a joke about a teacher, either. That insults the Union.

Can't tell any jokes about married people, because then we "are being racist against gay people and their rights".

The list goes on and on. I am sure some of you can add a whole lot of other subjects that can no longer be laughed at.

What really galls me is that, while we cannot laugh at all about anything, it IS okay to make crude remarks and use foul language on television, and no one says a thing.

Bill Maher comes to mind. He is a crude, rude and insensitive bully. Especially pointed at women.

Does the society that is supposed to stand up for women make a peep about Maher? Not a singe peep comes from them.

Do you remember the old days when we could tell jokes and laugh, and share senses of humor? Do you remember the Reader's Digest motto ; "Laughter is the best medicine"?

Now we are silenced and gagged. Nothing can be taken as being funny, because we are all insulting some one, some thing, some place if we laugh at what was said.

Yes, Sir. We need to continue being a dull lot, take life too seriously, and above all, be on guard that we aren't insulting any one over any thought we might have.

We are losing our Personhoods. We are being trained and admonished into becoming robots.

We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around!

Let us stop all this nonsense and learn to laugh again. Let us be free to voice our own opinions. Let us get back our own choices as to how we shall live, and just how we shall act.

None of us wants to deliberately hurt anyone, and honest, clean humor is not a weapon as it is now being represented.

We have gone over the cliff, and need to climb back out of the gully.

Let us sing, dance and laugh, and do so freely.

Tomorrow is Independence Day. Let us become independent, and let us go back to telling jokes without fear of reprisal.

Let us reclaim the laughter. emoticon

Let us once again become a great nation, filled with hope, helpfulness, gratitude and hard work. Let's bring back the picnics in the parks and the parades with the bands and flags.

Let us become proud of America again.

  
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MAIDAMONTREAL 7/6/2012 10:24AM

    I enjoy jokes too. I agree that we should be able to tell jokes and laugh but as long as it is not at the expense of others who may be offended or if it is a cruel joke. Being of the Jewish faith it does not bother me if I hear a joke about a jew regarding money, etc. I would be offended if someone called me a name though but I am able to laugh at a joke and keep it as such.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 7/5/2012 12:19PM

    When someone makes a fat joke about you, do you think it's funny?

When someone insults you, do you think that's funny?

There is "funny" and there is "being inconsiderate and rude". I'm all for jokes, but jokes at another human beings expense? How is that funny?

I'm sorry, but you think that insulting them is funny, then, my dear, you need to reevaluate your definition of funny. Being nice, isn't being dull.

Oh and "racist" only refers to races: white, black, etc. Making jokes about homosexuals isn't racist (as they aren't a race), it's prejudice.

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RUFFIT 7/5/2012 12:09PM

    I say "give me a break"!!! Laugh and laugh hard!! Hugs, Moni

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Q8PRINCESS 7/5/2012 2:25AM

    All the PC stuff is only there The first 3 questions I was asked when I moved overseas was what race, religion and age was I. It's funny so many groups you cannot make comments about but then there are others that seem to be open game on, like some churches

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/5/2012 12:14AM

    I love jokes, I guess because I live on a military base and we are used to the life is short you might as well laugh mantra ,we take potshots at everything. Just because I tell a joke doesn't mean I really believe the silliness behind it ! Feel free to tell me your jokes politically correct or not LOL!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 7/4/2012 4:52PM

    Things HAVE changed,,, do you wondah why?

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MNABOY 7/4/2012 4:00PM

    I answer to God, the rest , if they know and honor God, will look at my jokes in the light they were made. The others have a greater problem than my feeble attemps at humor.

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GRANNYSUE9 7/4/2012 2:55PM

    I love a good joke and love to laugh! Laughter is the best medicine--is what I always heard! I am afraid we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg!! Who knows what drastic changes we may experience in the future! Take me back to the 60's!!

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CHEDDARSMAMMA 7/4/2012 1:46PM

    It really is a shame sometimes that people forget to take things with a grain of salt. Mildly offensive things should be just that, and as easily forgotten. I love jokes that are horrible, and my friends and I are comfortable enough to tease each other mercilessly about various racial stereotypes that may or may not apply. Pass the common sense please...

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SANDYRAE5 7/4/2012 10:00AM

    I still like a good joke and have the ability to understand the joke for what it is a joke! If i can put a blonde, red head, brunette, pastor, priest, or whatever in the targeted place it's fine with me.
Your post did get me thinking however we really don't hear jokes like we used to do we? It's a sad day when we can no longer laugh at ourself.

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QUILTINGB52 7/3/2012 11:39PM

    I still enjoy jokes.....I might not always pass them along ~ but Laughter indeed IS the best medicine!!!

So, bring on the jokes!!!

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NOTFATCAT 7/3/2012 7:59PM

    Political correctness gone amuck.
We can't do anything the libs don't like, right or not.
I fear that our freedoms are eroding much more quickly than I am.

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POLYANNA2 7/3/2012 5:49PM

    It's infiltrated everywhere! I hope we live long enough to see it swing back into reasonableness! emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 7/3/2012 4:47PM

    The worlds gone mad! emoticon

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So How Come???????

Friday, June 29, 2012

A quilting friend passed away, and told her loved ones to "contact Sandy, and she will take care of all the quilting stuff".

I didn't know she did that.

She was a typical quilter, with LOTS of STASH!! Some people might even call us "Hoarders". But we are not. We simply love our STASHES.

And Kitty was a true quilter with STASH.

So, day after day, hour after hour, I have been at her house, organizing her STASH. My friends Irene and Wendy are helping me, because they, being quilters, UNDERSTAND STASH.
We have been putting in minimums of seven hours each day, many times much more.

So here's my query: How come, with all the measuring, labeling, sorting, boxing, stacking, loading, lifting, walking, did I gain a half pound????

It's not like we are eating our ways through the day. Not hardly. We have our coffee and a sandwich for lunch, and the three of us split a brownie. That's it.

So why did I gain a half pound????

I know some people are going to say "muscle weighs more than fat". I figure a pound is a pound.

I can feel the increased muscles, especially in my arms, and perhaps I should have measured my arms before I began this journey. I think they are smaller. I mean I think my bat wings are smaller.

If not, WHY NOT!!??

I will continue with her STASH again today. We aren't too far from a finish line, then my life will become my own again.

I pulled my quilt registration from the quilt show because I simply won't have enough time to finish it without rushing. I don't want to do that, because it is way too special to ruin it now. I must be sensible, and have patience to do it the right way, and not just rush around so I can get it into the show.

Hmmmmmmmm maybe I am getting some wisdom in my old age after all!

  
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TINAJANE76 6/30/2012 4:07AM

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Sometimes the scale does not reflect all of the hard work we're putting in for a variety of reasons. Just keep up your great work and eventually things will go your way!
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PANNSTRICK 6/29/2012 10:13PM

    It's so sad to lose one of your quilting friends, but I know you and your friends are cherishing some wonderful memories as you go through her stash. You may have gained that dread 1/2 lb. because of the reality of the finality of your friend. Grief and loss tend to effect us in not a positive way. I pray you have peace and comfort through this time of loss.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/29/2012 2:21PM

    Sorry about the loss of your friend; you are a good friendcto do that, though. You are right, a pound is a pound, whether it is fat or muscle. Muscle takes up less space and burns more calories, though, and that's a good thing. You are wise to not rush your quilt for the show, you will be glad you made that decision when it is done and fabulous (like you)!

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GRANNYSUE9 6/29/2012 1:49PM

    So sorry about the loss of your friend. As far as the scale goes, I know it can be aggravating but there are various reasons why our weight flucuates the way it does. As long as you don't get discouraged and you stay on track, you will be okay. You may reap great rewards at next weeks weigh-in. It is so true that we do get smarter as we get older. May be we should our lives out as being old and go backwards from there.

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POLYANNA2 6/29/2012 12:28PM

    It's true, with age comes wisdom. Add to that wisdom the fact that the scale doesn't always display what's really going on, but it does eventually catch up. Just keep on going and you shall be rewarded.
That is very kind of you to pitch in and help out. I'm sorry you lost your friend.

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My New Neighbors

Tuesday, June 19, 2012



I think the neighborhood is improving!

  
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DIANEDOESSMILES 6/20/2012 11:21AM

    OH HOW SWEET !! LOL WHen I read "my new neighbors" I THOUGHT it was going to be LOUSEY ones ! HAHAHAHA OH MY !! When here I have REALLY GOOD Ones, so I DO NOT KNOW Why I THOUGHT THAT !! (well except the one downstairs, and she's been GOOD for the past month ! Whats UP WITH THIS?) I am actually going to MISS THEM !!! Margie across the hall and I are BROKEN HEARTED I am moving,,, she's even buying ALL my livingroom furniture,,,its quite nice. :) WHAT A RELIEF !! PHEW !! For I am taking hardly ANYTHING with me, and RESTARTING OVAH again,,,, FUN huh?

I LOVE ur NEW Neighbors !!! I'll be in the HONK !! HONK !! HONK !! City as I AM NOW ! So I WILL NOT see these, as I WISH I COULD , however that'd simply be to QUIET for me I am SURAH and I am USED to the hussle and bussle of the city my deah,,,,,, wouldn't you like it for even a bit? Though this city is 3/4 LARGER than the one I am From,,,, SCARY and its ONLY 10 mins from Denvah !! OH MY !! DEARAH ME !! U KNOW I am KINDA FREAKED OUT ovah THAT ! Though the crime rate is NOT bad,,,, in Denvah it IS which is exactly why we are NOT movin therah ! When we WANTED TO ! its WAY TO SCARY for us backwoods Mainahs ! Herah we are VERY LAID back,,, even in the city,,, we LITERALLY take things VERY SLOWLY !!! If you have a long line of traffic even in the city we are like you all,, and let each othah into the line,,,cah aftah cah and smile and wave. See we are STRANGE ! THough those MASSHOLES (LOL Massachuetts are NOT AT ALL NICE !! We do NOT WANT THEM HERE ! They ZIP AND RUN FASTER then LIGHTENING HERE !! GRRRR !!) HAHAHAHAHA Glad to KNOW this? HAHAHAHA I SO BAD huh?

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JAMER123 6/20/2012 12:19AM

    Oh, how precious!! What a wonder you were able to get these beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing!
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PANNSTRICK 6/19/2012 9:39PM

    Loved these pictures!! It's like they posed for you. Blessings

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POLYANNA2 6/19/2012 8:27PM

    How absolutely adorable! How on earth did you get them to pose so beautifully for you?

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/19/2012 6:41PM

    So beautiful! Love discovering 'neighbors' like that!!

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TXGRANDMA 6/19/2012 6:38PM

    They are so beautiful! How fortunate you are! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/19/2012 4:53PM

    How gorgeous !

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TINAJANE76 6/19/2012 4:48PM

    What a beautiful sight to see! Ain't nature grand?

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GRANNYSUE9 6/19/2012 1:39PM

    They are such beautiful creatures! The little fawn is adorable.

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Why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some people aren't aware of all of this. Don't just skim over this,
please read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
actually January 3, 2007... the day the Democrats took over the House
of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th
Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first
time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy
that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and
the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of
JOB GROWTH
Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House
Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate
Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of
the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6
TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in
2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?
OBAMA
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress
So when someone tries to blame Bush..

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and
the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat
Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 &
2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused
them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough
on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush
entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a
massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the
last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five
years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that,
Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes
Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a
nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted
for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January
20th."

There is no way this will be widely publicized unless each of us sends
it on!

  


Wasn't This US??

Sunday, May 20, 2012






HEY, WASN'T THIS US ?



A little house with three bedrooms,

one bathroom and one car on the street.

A mower that you had to push

to make the grass look neat.


In the kitchen on the wall

we only had one phone,

And no need for recording things,

someone was always home.


We only had a living room

where we would congregate,

unless it was at mealtime

in the kitchen where we ate.


We had no need for family rooms

or extra rooms to dine.

When meeting as a family

those two rooms would work out fine.


We only had one TV set

and channels maybe two,

But always there was one of them

with something worth the view.

For snacks we had potato chips

that tasted like a chip.

And if you wanted flavor

there was Lipton's onion dip.


Store-bought snacks were rare because

my mother liked to cook

and nothing can compare to snacks

in Betty Crocker's book.


Weekends were for family trips

or staying home to play.

We all did things together --

even go to church to pray.


When we did our weekend trips

depending on the weather,

no one stayed at home because

we liked to be together.


Sometimes we would separate

to do things on our own,

but we knew where the others were

without our own cell phone.

Then there were the movies

with your favorite movie star,

and nothing can compare

to watching movies in your car.


Then there were the picnics

at the peak of summer season,

pack a lunch and find some trees

and never need a reason.


Get a baseball game together

with all the friends you know,

have real action playing ball --

and no game video.


Remember when the doctor

used to be the family friend,

and didn't need insurance

or a lawyer to defend?


The way that he took care of you

or what he had to do,

because he took an oath and strived

to do the best for you.

Remember going to the store

and shopping casually,

and when you went to pay for it

you used your own money?


Nothing that you had to swipe

or punch in some amount,

and remember when the cashier person

had to really count?


The milkman used to go

from door to door,

And it was just a few cents more

than going to the store.


There was a time when mailed letters

came right to your door,

without a lot of junk mail ads

sent out by every store.

The mailman knew each house by name

and knew where it was sent;

there were not loads of mail addressed

to "present occupant."


There was a time when just one glance

was all that it would take,

and you would know the kind of car,

the model and the make.


They didn't look like turtles

trying to squeeze out every mile;

they were streamlined, white walls, fins

and really had some style.




One time the music that you played

whenever you would jive,

was from a vinyl, big-holed record

called a forty-five.


The record player had a post

to keep them all in line

and then the records would drop down

and play one at a time.


Oh sure, we had our problems then,

just like we do today

and always we were striving,

trying for a better way.

Oh, the simple life we lived

still seems like so much fun,

how can you explain a game,

just kick the can and run?


And why would boys put baseball cards

between bicycle spokes

and for a nickel, red machines

had little bottled Cokes?




This life seemed so much easier

and slower in some ways.

I love the new technology

but I sure do miss those days.

So time moves on and so do we

and nothing stays the same,

but I sure love to reminisce

and walk down memory lane.
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SHAMILTON311 5/23/2012 1:59PM

    I loved that. Maybe it's because i'm 57 years old, but I do think much about those times are better. thanks.

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/22/2012 1:24PM

    Loved this walk down memory lane, my friend. Thank you!

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TOWHEE 5/20/2012 3:47PM

    Thanks for the memories. Except for kick the can, all of these events were part of my childhood. I do remember my mother informing me during my junior year in high school that one weekend a month was to be "family time" and I was expected to participate.

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