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Talk about out-sourcing Jobs!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Rich Héroux
Talk about "outsourcing jobs"......... how about this... just let the Chinese come in & build all our broken down infrastructure::, bridges, roads,buildings... he thinks he's doing us such good........watch Diane Sawyer & this vid-clip..

OUR PRESIDENT, What the heck is he thinking?

I-635 in Texas is being rebuilt with underground tolls from I-35 to I-45 and is contracted to a CHINESE firm for over $5 billion.

And Diane Sawyer reporting on U.S. bridge projects going to the Chinese.... NOT Americans.

The bridges are right here in the U.S. and yet Obama has approved for Chinese contractors to come in and do the work. What about jobs for Americans???

Watch this video. It doesn't take long to view.

This video is a jaw-dropper that will make you sick. You can find it by going to abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-bridges-roads-
30?ion=1206853&playlist=14594944. You have to put the www. before the link.

The lead-in with Obama promising jobs in the U.S. by improving our infrastructure is so typical of all his promises!

Our tax dollars are at work - for CHINA !!! This strikes me as border line tyranny.

I pray all the unemployed see this and cast their votes accordingly in 2012!

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    All frustrating.... ahh the joys of politics!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/2/2012 11:40PM

    He lost me with his stance on military members healthcare,but jobs certainly should not be outsourced to China what happened to buy "Made in the USA "

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/2/2012 2:26PM

    thanks for sharing


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EILEENXO 8/2/2012 1:19PM

    Sounds interesting. I'll check the link out! Thanks.

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I got a bit crazy today

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

and started doing some ironing. Get this. I ironed the clothes we took on our cruise, and I ironed two Christmas shirts I forgot I had.

Then I ironed pillow cases and the linen napkins from when Larry and Sharon came over for dinner last Thursday.

Now I have a stack of old linens, and I am wondering if I should keep them. They are antique linens to put on table tops or night stands. I am wondering if I even want to keep them. I seriously doubt Bossy Daughter will want them, but they do bring back memories of my Granny. I am amazed that they got to the ironing basket at all. I don't remember using them, but apparently I did. Hmmmmmm

Don't get the idea that I will be finished with my ironing if I get them all done. Oh no. I have a BIG basket of ironing to do..........lots of DH's long sleeve shirts and lots more of my clothes.

It's kind of like going on a shopping spree. Perhaps within the next year or so I will get all the ironing done.

As I pull another piece of my clothing out, I see why it has taken me so long to iron them. It is because I grew out of them. But NOW, thanks to Spark, I can fit in them again.

Life is good.

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NOTFATCAT 8/6/2012 1:39PM

    Isn't it 'funny' how we adopt our ironing habits?
I usually only iron if I get really mad at my SO or it is absolutely required because of a function that I have absolutely nothing else that is appropriate to wear.
Good luck on reaching the bottom.

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    I am selling my iron and ironing board in order to move,,,, I sincerely DOUBT if I'll buy another "Board" , but the "iron" most likely, for I do wear a lot of skirts. SIGH !

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MNABOY 7/31/2012 10:05PM

    I ironed my clothes in college and then in law school but the DW would iron what she didn't send to the cleaners. Then we had DD who LOVED to iron in the den with the tv on. She has moved on, DW doesn't iron, do windows or cook and the cleaners think 'no starch' means you can bend the cloth without a sheetmetal break. I love the "wrinkle free" cloth.

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QUILTINGB52 7/31/2012 6:31PM

    As a child.....I was responsible for ironing pillow cases, sheets, handkerchiefs and gradually worked my way up to T-shirts and long sleeved shirts.

Now? The only thing that gets ironed are fabric or constructed blocks from my next quilt. All the rest of the other stuff can just flap in the breeze....ironing clothes is in my past! (thank goodness)!

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4DOGNIGHT 7/31/2012 5:34PM

    What's an iron? Carol

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Those of you who have been following my most recent activity know that I have been in over my head with getting my friend Kitty's quilt estate sale organized.

I have taped, measured, marked, sorted, folded, thrown away, boxed up, packaged up, and sorted again and again mountains of fabric, books, patterns, scraps, scissors, pens, machines, irons, notions, thread, pantographs, .............the list is never ending.

Just to let you know how much stash the woman had, we needed a van, a Jeep Cherokee, a truck, a station wagon and my Buick to haul it all over to Club.

Then we got to unpack it all and get it all sorted and arranged attractively for the sale the next day.

After everything was all laid out, looking beautiful and taking up over half of the HUGE room, I decided to give everything a careful go-over and see what I could set aside for myself.

Here I was, in the biggest BEST quilt sale of my life, and would you believe I couldn't find one single thing I wanted. It all looked alike to me. It all kind of blurred together, and I realized I needed to get out of there before I got sick just looking at all of it.

For the first time in my quilting life, I could not find one single thing that looked good to me. Not one fabric, not one spool of thread, not one pattern or book, not one fat quarter. It all looked the same!!!

I just left the building, got in my car and came HOME!

Good that I made Chicken Vegetable Soup the day before, because by the time I got home I was so tired I could barely lift a spoon or chew, much less say FIX Dinner!!!!

I was so tired I couldn't even watch the Red Sox game, and they WON. Now for ME, THAT is being tired!!

I finally managed to summon the energy to climb the stair to go to bed at 10:20.

Get this. I woke up this morning, looked at the clock without my glasses, and saw that it was already 6:30, and I have to be at Club by 8:15.

So I jump in the shower, get out and dry myself, then brush my teeth. Then I move on to moisturizing my face. As I am moisturizing my face, I look at the clock in the bathroom. It must not have been changed when daylight savings happened or something, because it is reading an hour earlier.

I go out to the bedroom WITH MY GLASSES ON, and sure enough, it was only 5:55.

I could have slept another hour!!!!!!!!

What a way to begin what is bound to be a hard working,. long hours day!!!

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NOTFATCAT 7/30/2012 3:54PM

    Oh boy, you really are your own worst enemy sometimes. I did get a good laugh at your blog.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/25/2012 11:33PM

    I hope that all your hard work paid off !

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MNABOY 7/25/2012 8:23PM

    Hard work demands it's price! After the shock of regaining the hour, wasn't there a little joy?

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GRANNYSUE9 7/25/2012 6:39PM

    I hope that all of your hard work paid off and that the sale went great! I always have to put my glasses on to look at the clock in the morning. I don't want to get any sooner than I have to. Hope you had a great day!

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4DOGNIGHT 7/25/2012 12:10PM

    How much fun that would be to go to a sale like that! And I know what you mean. I worked in a candy store and after you tried everything, it made you sick and you didn't want any more of it. Good luck with the sale!

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/25/2012 10:51AM

    You have been working HARD, my friend. Hope the sale goes well and you can then get a little "me" time for yourself--you've earned it!


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Okay, Time to Pony Up, DAWGS!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

By now we know our beloved Dianne, who keeps us going and going and going, always with encouraging words, has had a stroke and is in hospital.

I'm tellin' ya..........there's many hours I would NOT have gotten in without her pushing me, knowing that I CAN DO IT.

I bet many of you can say the same thing.

So the way I figure it, it is time we PONY UP for HER!

Here's my thought: We all get in at least 120 minutes a day of exercise. We post it on the team page, and on our own. Just like always.

BUT!!!! I am requesting a method of posting any EXTRA minutes (over 120) to be allowed to be posted on DIANNE'S PAGE. In other words, we will do her running for her!

There MUST be a way we can get this worked out. How about YOU, MARYANN, figure this one out for us dawgs? You're one of the brightest and bestest, and I know you and Dianne are very close.

How about setting up her page so we can log on "her" minutes?

I know she would get a real big bang out of that.

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TINAJANE76 7/23/2012 5:13AM

    Thanks for your enthusiasm and ideas! Unfortunately, because of fairness issues with the the other teams, we can't officially donate our extra exercise minutes to other team members, BUT, we're working on a way that the team can do something extra as a tribute to Diane. I'll let you know as soon as we have the details finalized. Thanks again for being such a great and supportive dawg!

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GOODGETNBETR 7/23/2012 3:16AM

    I'm in. Let me know when you guys work out the details.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/22/2012 11:06PM

    How thoughtful if it can be done I am in Diane is an inspiration!

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Obama Claims He Never Said “You Didn’t Build That”

Friday, July 20, 2012

OK folks, if you have not been offended enough by Barack Obama’s outright lies, then this one will certainly do it. After claiming that people who built businesses didn’t do it on their own, Team Obama has come out with a new ad saying that he didn’t say that.

The ad comes up with Mitt Romney reading a direct quote from Barack Obama, then the ad cuts to a snide text remark, “The only problem? That’s not what he (Obama) said.”

The problem is that not even twenty seconds later the clip comes up with Barack Obama stating exactly what Romney said he did. Someone at the Obama campaign might need some sort of psychiatric help I think.

Seriously, this is Orwellian. The creepiness of blatant lies is very disturbing. This isn’t like semantics which can occur in politics and it takes some investigating to figure it out. Obama says exactly what Romney claims he said and what we have video of him saying right in the very ad spot!

Now the way I figure it, either ALL of us are on psychedelic drugs having the same illusion, or maybe we all drank "stupid water", or something equally weird.

What we DID all experience is watching Obama's speech where he DID say exactly what he is now denying. And I am sure we will continue to see him say exactly that.

He is also blasting Romney for Bain. However, he doesn't mention that HE took money from Bain Capital for campaign donations. Hmmmmmm interesting that he leaves that little fact out, isn't it!?

Don't get confused, folks. This is a VERY BIG DEAL. This clearly demonstrates irrefutably the dishonesty of Obama.

Like most Americans, I come from a very hard working family. My grandpa had a farm that he built from the ground up, literally. HE built the barns, house, chicken coops, garages, and HE paid for his tractors, the feed seeds, the cows and their feed..........HE paid for ALL of it.

Everybody joined in with the gardening, bee keeping, yard work, field work, bringing in the hay, sileage and eggs. We all went together to cut the wood for winter's cold. Everyone hauled the logs, helped cut the wood into useable sizes. Men, women and children. ALL of us worked the farm.

ln the kitchen, all the women did the butchering, canning, packaging, making the butter, separating the cream from the milk...........and oh yeah........we all drank raw milk from our own cows.

NO government worker showed up to help in any manner, way or form.

Grandpa sold milk, cheese and eggs to the local co-op. He sold excess hay and alfalfa to neighboring farmers. We sold honey from our own bees, honey that WE packaged up.

The ladies all did knitting and crocheting and sewing of our clothing. They made extra for folks not as fortunate as we. We sheared the sheep, combed the wool, cleaned the wool, spun the wool and weaved the wool into cloth for coats, blankets, towels, etc.

No government worker showed up to help in that stuff, either.

My grandpa fixed the broken farm equipment, and we painted our own buildings. We went "modern" and built our own indoor bathroom and plumbing. I remember doing that very clearly, and I can attest that no government people showed up to help dig.

Just think for a moment, folks. Think of the Doctor who worked his way through medical school without government aide. Think of him or her opening their own practise and the work that took.

Think of the veterinarians who did the same, and would travel to help an animal.

The attorneys who drew up our Wills, and handled our legal issues. Now who paid THEIR rent and overhead for their help??? Nope, not the good ole gubmint!!!

Teachers who went to college so they could become teachers of children. They worked very hard teaching all of us to read, write and know our history. (That's when we HAD to take American History and PASS it too!)

Yes, of course there were roads and bridges built. The builders of such got paid a salary. We are all grateful for the roads, and appreciate them being kept up.

Now let's move on to our military. Boys and girls who rushed to sign up to save our country during wars THAT THE GOVERNMENT GOT US INTO. Now the government wants to cut their health care, their salaries, and send them off into harm's way without adequate protection. Our Humvees for the soldiers are not armored, and cannot withstand home made bombs, killing our soldiers and maiming too many for life. And yet the government wants to close down most of the VA centers, and cut back drastically on the help they need.

And don't take your eye off the NEW war the government is attempting to get us into!!!

Look at the shop keeper who mortgaged his house so he could open a store. He and his family worked very hard, sacrificing wherever they could to make ends meet. They built their business by themselves through long hard hours and much worry.

The list can go on and on, because America is a hard working country. Or at least WAS a hard working country until our Government decided to regulate everything and everybody and do whatever they can to make us all dependent via welfare, food stamps, and disability checks for a lot of people who have nothing wrong with them whatsoever.

And you know the worst of it??? Those REGULATORS never held a decent JOB in their lives, and don't know what the hell they are talking about.

Let me state here and now that I have no problem giving a helping hand up to folks who need it, and who want a better life. But I DO have a terrific problem with those who don't WANT to work, who WON'T work, and never INTEND to work. Thanks to our government, they are disproving the theory that "there is no such thing as a free lunch".

Yes, we can all go on and on, but the proof ot the pudding will come in November. We simply MUST vote the liars, cheats, theives and self serving beaurocrats out of our government.

We are losing our freedom hour by hour, and the good ole government doesn't listen to the people. They are all on their own agenda, and looking for "what's in it for THEM".

At least Romney tells the truth, and he doesn't NEED the job. He has more than enough money that he doesn't have to have mob cohorts to give him loans, and he is open about his past. Heck, he has even opened his college records!

Romney has enough business power that he doesn't have to scrape and bow to other countries. He is, and always HAS been, a true patriot of AMERICA. Yes, he is a Capitalist. That's what makes for JOBS! As a business grows, it needs more people to work there.

THAT doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

He also believes that folks ought not to depend on the gubmit for their daily bread, but to rely on themselves as much as possible. Working is more than earning wages; it is earning a sense of pride in oneself.

Romney also keeps quiet about the time he literally threw his company and himself into finding a missing child of one of his employees. Do you know about that?? It is available online if you are interested.

And so I will leave you to your own conclusions. You can choose to deny seeing and hearing Obama in his own words utter the statement "You Didn't Built That", and you can choose to determine "what he REALLY MEANT".

As for ME, I choose to take people for their own words. If they cannot say what they " really MEAN", they have no business trying to run (or destroy????) America.

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EVWINGS 7/22/2012 11:59PM

    There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Ronald Reagan

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EVWINGS 7/22/2012 11:56PM

    Sadly there are enough lies on BOTH sides to make elections sickening. It never used to be this way. I tend to study ALL candidates and have never voted a straight party ticket in my life. In the presidential election, I voted for 2 dems, 2 reps, and 1 independent. Now how much more split could my ballot be?

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/22/2012 11:11PM

    Love reading your blogs ,it is not my country but I have been following this and find it facinating.I believe in transparency throw those records open for everyone to see if you have nothing to hide !

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4DOGNIGHT 7/21/2012 4:36PM

    Phew, I can feel your ire! I feel the same way, having owned a business for 28 years. Obama has to go!

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GABY1948 7/21/2012 7:00AM

    GREAT blog! Thanks! emoticon

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