God works in mysterious ways. Sometimes we don’t see what he is telling us. Sometimes things go wrong on purpose in order to save us from danger or heart break later on down the road. I was thinking God wasn’t listening to me and now realize he was the whole time.
Now we have a bunch of scientists tying to recreate a black hole with a machine called the Large Hadron Collider. They think this will answer questions to the big bang theory. (like who really cares anyway?)
The Collider has been nothing but problems. Last Sept. the Collider was shut down due to a electrical failure. They expected to have it ready to go in April 2009. Then several more delays until they set the date for Oct. 2009 but then they found leaks in the system that uses liquid helium to bring the temperature inside the accelerator to near absolute zero, colder than outer space. So now the date is set for Nov. 2009. It will take a month for the particles to travel the 17 miles before colliding.
Okay, how many warnings do these scientist need? Do not play God. They claim there is a “slight” chance of things going wrong. How about a 100% chance of nothing going wrong. Even then I wouldnt trust it. They have NO idea what will really happen.
What the scientists should do is find a cure for the common cold. That will do more for the people. Don’t test God. It may come back to bite you (and us) in the butt.
I smoke. Not like I used to now that I have the electronic cigarette. (although the FDA wants to ban them due to loss tax revenue from tobacco) Perfume is next on the hit list.
Smokers are taxed through the wazoo. The government claims smokers endanger others and themselves so every chance they get, they ban the smoking in more and more places and raise the tax on them. They also claim smokers become a drain on the health care system yet does anyone know of a smoker getting free medical care now that there is extra money going towards medical care?
If they truly cared about the smokers they would give away money to smokers for stop smoking products and treatment. Since the smokers are supposedly adding all this money going towards health care then any smoker who gets cancer should be able to draw from this fund for free medial care.
Now there is a talk of a sugar tax. They are saying it causes health problems and is becoming a drain on our health care system.
I for one, rarely see a overweight person drinking a sugar drink. Oddly, most over weight people drink sugar free soda. Maybe if they switched to non diet soda it would help lose weight? I drink quite a bit of soda and never had a weight problem.
I have no problem with overweight people but I wonder how many jumped with glee over the soaking of smokers. Putting them down and blaming them for all the health problems in this world. It was only a matter of time before it was “their turn”. I just don’t like the idea of us all being punished because of them.
If the government wants to punish another segment of or society for a “bad habit” they need to do it like they did it to the smokers. Not all of us are over weight so why should we have to pay for the ones who are? Maybe have a overweight tax taken out of their paycheck until they get down the a “acceptable level” Or higher insurance premiums.
Or they could take up smoking to lose some of that weight.
When the Democrats took power in 2007 the economy started to slowly take a dive. People blame Bush but its the house and senate that have the real power. It was the Democrats who caused the failure of the banks and housing markets which in turn caused the crash of the market. Obama PERSONALLY was involved in this crash.
Everything was going fine for the Republicans. Jobs were plentiful. I know I was having overtime the whole time the Republicans were in power. But, the Republicans lost their way and started acting like Democrats by spending and spending.
The overtime slowly went away when the Democrats took over the house and senate. Now, thanks to them 75% of the people of my plant are laid off. If it wasn’t for the place I work being family owned, I doubt they would still be open. But, they are trying to hang on.
The economy is going down the toilet. The Democrats answer is higher taxes. When the Bush’s tax cuts expire, look for even more layoffs and plant closings.
Obama sees nothing is working yet continues doing it. Months ago I said Obama is purposely tanking the economy and now its obvious.
There is a backlash beginning against Obama and the Democrats. This is good but also bad. The Democrats are getting worried about being re-elected. They were drunk from the power. Its been so long they had this much power and the people had forgotten what a Democrat believe in. More taxes, big government, more spending, and less freedoms for all.
The good news is, if the Democrats are thrown out the brakes can be put on some of spending. (if they have learned their lesson)
The bad news is, if the Republicans can clean up the Democrats mess, Obama will get the credit.
Weird how that works. Bush got all the blame yet the Democrats were the ones calling the shots. If the Republican senate can clean up Obama’s mess, Obama will get the credit.
If Obama gets the credit, he may have a shot at 2012. So I’m torn. I want the Republicans to win, yet I dont because I want obama to fail so bad he will become a joke to the whole world and maybe go back to Kenya where he belongs.
“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawai’i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai’i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai’i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago….”
I seem to recall Hawaii saying they couldn’t say if Obama or anyone was born in Hawaii due to privacy laws.
I remember when reporters used to double check facts. Get at least two sources for their story. Did this reporter actually see the birth certificate? No. He is taking the officials word for it. Misspelled name and all. Now all major news outlets will cover this story saying Obama is a natural born citizen without seeing the proof for themselves. The news media has gone down the tubes in their reliability. It has come to the point now when I hear a news story I have to personally check out other news sites to see if its true. But with this story we can’t. We are supposed to take the word of one reporter who HAS NOT seen the birth certificate.
Instead of asking Hawaii officials about the birth certificate, the reporters SHOULD be asking Obama about it. Ask him why he spending so much money hiding it. Ask him why he refuses to release any of his records but instead chooses to hire lawyers to keep them locked up.
My question is was Obama’s name intentionally misspelled? Is there actually a Barrack Obama that maybe was born in Hawaii?
WND Then we have CNN chief Jon Klein out right lying saying paper birth certificates were destroyed when the switching over to electronic record keeping.
“I am not aware of any birth certificate records that have been destroyed by the department,” Janice Okubo, public information officer for the Hawaii DOH, told WND. “When the department went electronic in 2001, vital records, whether in paper form or any other form, [were] maintained. We don’t destroy records.”
Why did he lie about that? What else is CNN lying about?
The whole things stinks to me. It also doesn’t satisfy me in the least.
June 10, 2009 Report, updated July 18, 2009
The Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii
I think that I now understand the legal background to the question of where Obama was born.
Let’s begin with the statement that Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health released on October 31, 2008. The television and print media used this statement as a reason to prevent and treat with contempt any investigation into whether Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii. But the language of the statement was so carefully hedged and guarded that it should have had the opposite effect.
“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record. Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
It is understandable that after such an apparently definitive statement most news outlets, whether conservative or liberal, would accept this as sufficient grounds to relegate the controversy to the status of a fringe phenomenon. Unless they happened to take the trouble to look into the “state policies and procedures” as laid down by the relevant statutes. If they had done so, they would have seen that Dr. Fukino’s press release was carefully hedged and “lawyered” and practically worthless. But the media in general should not be faulted. The statement seems to roll out with such bureaucratic certainty and final authority. I believed it to be significant until a Honolulu attorney mailed me the relevant statutes. I was so surprised that I laughed out loud… more
Ever been to a website that has a story about Sarah Palin then look at the comments? Here are a few examples. This was from a story on how Palin’s resignation and what she will do now.
Wow. If the fanatical conservatives truly believe this woman will be embraced by the majority of American voters, it simply reconfirms my belief that they are completely out of touch with reality.
She’s all talk, no substance.
Palin is as self-absorbed and as self-serving as they come, and yet I’m sure she’ll never be fully discredited. There will always be a certain element who worship at her temple. The majority of voters will not.
Elizabeth, Catherine, Maggie and now… Palin.
That’s precisely the problem with GOPers: they think Palin is a political woman of substance, intelligence, vision. Good luck with that thought!
You kind of like how she hits back?? To compare Palin and her team with Clinton / Carville is truly laughable! Palin lacks the simple intelligence let alone command of the English language and ability to string a sentence together on the fly!
The problem for Sarah Palin going forward is that no matter how many articles are written by people like Mr. Batchelor (a republican/libertarian/conservative independent/whatever) most of the American public (THANK GOD) are wise to the fact that she is a total idiot. All of this talk about her being this “natural political talent” is all hype. She has absolutely no substance to her at all. She’s all style and looks. Period.
This goes on and on. If you took away the name Sarah Palin, you could swear they are describing their bozo in chief Obama down to a tee. One of the DUMBEST Presidents this country has ever see. You take away his Teleprompter and watch the dimwit have a meltdown.
“Let us continue to love our country, be proud of our country, never apologize for our country.” Sarah Palin
Those are words we will never hear Obama say. Obama is ashamed of our country and continually apologize for our country.
Back in 2008 Historian Michael Beschloss told Imus on his radio show Obama’s IQ is off the charts. Obama is the smartest president ever. Even though he had no idea what Obama’s IQ is.
In no particular order…
Durning his weekly radio address...Obama says “The same folks who controlled the White House and CONGRESS for the past EIGHT years as we ran up record deficits…” (Democrats have been in charge of the congress since 2007 The last two years of Bush’s Presidency, the Democrats were holding the purse strings) Anyone notice when the economy started to take a dive?
May 2008 Obama thinks we have 58 states in the U.S. When he said he had visited 57 states with one more to go.
Obama talking about lack of translators in Afghanistan because they are in Iraq and it would be hard to use them in Afghanistan because the Iraqis translators speak Arabic or Kurdish.
Obama didn’t know Kentucky bordered Illinois.
“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
Obama speaking to a French reporter…”The U.S. is one of the worlds largest Muslim countries.”
Our constitution was written “20 centuries ago”
Obama gives prime Minister Gorden Brown 25 CD’s that wont work in Britain.
In response to a question asking what he learned from European leaders, Obama says “I don’t know what the term is in Austrian.”
“Hows it going Sunshine?” (while campaigning in Sunrise Florida)
“I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,”
Obama to ABC news, “I’m always worried about using the word victory because you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur.” (Uh, it wasn’t Hirohito…)
Obama says he is a student of history. He must of cheated.
Take away Obama’s teleprompter and watch his IQ drop another 50 points.
If Obama and our elected officials think this is going away, they are sorely mistaken. THEY are the ones who are looking like idiots.More and more people are demanding Obama produce his birth certificate.
What I don’t like is, its just not the birth certificate, its the fact his father was not a U.S. citizen therefore Obama can not be president.
Lies lies lies. Obama tells a lie about every single day yet the sheeple and the media choose to pretend he doesn’t or they are so in love him they ignore the facts that are right there in front of them. Amazing.
I had a girlfriend once who was a very convincing liar. She could produce the tears on cue while telling her lies. My gut was trying to tell me she is no good but my heart shoved the warnings aside. Finally, it all came clear and I saw what she was and I have never looked back.
Now all the rest of us sane people have to do is wait for the rest to wake the hell up and listen to what Obama is saying day by day. Look at his actions.
I’m proud to say a friend of mine who has been a Democrat all her life is now switching to Republican because she has FINALLY saw the light. She said she felt like crying for what she helped create and now sees why I’m so afraid for what used to be the United States of America and if there is any way she can help get Obama out of office let her know and she will do what ever it takes. (legally)
I told my friend it may already be to late but vote Republican and try and get all these traitorous Democrats out of office next year. That’s a start. Hopefully Sarah Palin will run for president and maybe she can undo some of the damage Obama and his cronies have created. I predict a landslide next election. Even the Democrats know this. Why else keep trying to smear and attack Sarah? They are scared out of their wits of her. The only thing the left can say is shes dumb. Uh, hey lefties, look at your president and now tell me who the dumb one is. That man wouldn’t be able to wipe his ass without instructions. They blew it and they know it.
Meanwhile, A little recap of just one of Obama’s many lies. This one about the stimulus.
Why oh why does a person on a motorcycle at a red light think they need to continually rev their engine? Is it some kind of cool factor they think they are exhibiting? Do they not realize some would like to get out of their car, walk up to them and slap them off their bike? Trust me, the only one your impressing is yourself. The rest of us hate your guts.
Speaking of motorcycles, why is it if a car went by a cop that had a muffler as loud as a motorcycle, they get a ticket for excessive noise yet the motorcycle wouldn’t?
When a person is riding a chopper, does his arms fall asleep? Why would someone want handlebars above their head?
Why is it some in a car step on the gas all the way down hill only to have to slow down at the bottom because now they are going to fast?
Which brings me to why do some stay on the gas until 15 feet from the stop sign then put on their brakes? You just wasted gas AND brake wear for nothing as I coasted up next to you.
When a person has their stereo up so loud, it shakes the walls a half block away but all we hear is thump thump thump, does the person think we can hear their music or the song that is being played? Do they think because they like their music, we all would even though all we here is thump thump thump? Are they wearing earplugs or is it just heavy wax buildup in their ears?
Why would someone have their drivers seat pulled so far back they can barely see over the steering wheel? Do they not realize they look stupid? Why doesn’t the police pull them over for that? Its obviously a driving hazard.
Why would a teen wear his pants low and claim its expressing their individuality when 70% of other teens do the same thing? Would they continue to wear their pants like that if they knew where it started and the reason? (in prison. showed other men he was “available” and made easy access) Trust me, when you look back after growing up your going to cringe at pictures of yourself wearing your pants halfway down your butt.
When going into a department store with no cash and only checks, why not have the check filled out except for the amount before everything is rang up? Oh, and why not have your drivers licence ready instead of waiting for the cashier to ask you for it and now you have to dig around looking for it? Do you not realize the people behind you have a life? We wasn’t put on earth waiting for you.
Why rake leaves? Leaves act as a blanket for the ground during the winter and by spring they are pretty much gone anyway. Which means, you just did all that raking for nothing.
Why are there mosquito’s? Do they serve a purpose besides being food for bats?
Why do most penises hang to the right? Does a left handed persons hang to the left? Could a left hanging one be trained to hang to the right?
Why call the new toilets water savers when you have to flush it twice?
Why not have deer warning horns as standard requirement on all cars? For the ones that do have one, shouldn’t the insurance be a little cheaper? We have a LOT of deer around here. We have a LOT of cars hitting deers.
Why does Woolite and most other carpet cleaners sell products that don’t work and why does the government let them rip off people with false advertisements saying that they do work?
If toothpaste prevents cavities, why do we get cavities? Why do we still need to go in for cleanings? Doesn’t this mean the toothpaste actually DOESN’T work? Shouldn’t the toothpaste say it probably wont prevent cavities?
Why is it if there are three urinals in the mens room, a guy will use the middle one forcing whoever comes in to stand next to him? Or, if a man is using the end urinal a guy will come in and use the middle one when the there is a perfectly fine one on the end?
Why would a person not take off their oily gloves when using a forklift that has to be shared with others?
Why did I have to bring in my birth certificate to work a few years ago to prove I was born in the U.S. but one other person in a higher paygrade didn’t have to?
I live in NW part of Illinois and at the time it seemed like it might be fun to drive almost 2000 freaking miles to reach Sparks Nevada. The fun lasted about 4hrs into it. Then it became a job. I didn’t bring a road atlas with me. I only relied on my GPS. (Note to self, bring road atlas on next trip so I know where the hell I am in in the states or even know what state I’m in)
Iowa is land a hog. Why does a state think they need to be so damn huge? I was halfway through the state wondering if it was growing as I was driving.
I will say though, Iowa has the most impressive rest areas I ever been in. The state goes all out to impress the traveler and it worked. The rest areas also are fairly close enough together so that if you need to use the bathroom, a person wouldn’t have their bladder erupt if they decided to wait till the next rest area.
Iowa rest stops were the only ones who would have a you are here map. In every other rest stop I was in I only saw the map of the state and they left out the you are here part. Unless I just didn’t see it.
Going through Nebraska was fine until it got around midnight. It seems most gas stations close around then. I would fill my car up when I reached a half a tank. So around 1am I was at that half full mark and started looking out for gas stations. I would see signs for gas and head off the interstate only to find them closed. When my gas gauge read slightly under half a tank, I started to feel a little panicky and decided to look for a rest area to park for the night.
The first sign I saw that said there was a rest area up ahead, I missed because I didn’t see the rest area. Nebraska likes to hide some of them. Instead of having them right there ON the interstate, they for some reason thought it would be fun to put it out of sight and make you drive through a maze to get to it. In one of their rest stops I couldn’t find my way out. My GPS was starting to get pissed at me. ” As soon as possible, make a u-turn.” I finally just sat there and waited for someone to leave so I could just follow them.
I drove till I found one that I could actually see and pulled in for the night. When I woke up a few hrs later I decided to go inside and use the facilities and buy me a can of coke to wash down my aspirin. This brings me to another complaint. All rest areas should have a soft drink machine. Which brings me to another complaint. The ones that do have a soft drink machine, whats up with the plastic bottles of soda? What is wrong with cans? Bottles of soda dont seem like they get as cold and taste a little flat. Which brings me to another complaint. Do most rest stops have a thing against coca-cola?
Going through Wyoming wasn’t to bad except for the fact, they hate rest areas. They cant be bothered with building them so they have quite a few of places you can park but have nothing else. The rest areas they do have are pretty boring. They don’t want you sticking around so they just build a building around a couple bathrooms in the hopes you do your job then leave
Lot of road construction signs all the way west. Lot of cones but no work being done. I never was told if you have to drive slow even if there is no road construction actually being done. Sometimes I sped through them, sometimes I didn’t.
In one part of Wyoming there actually was work being done. They had the interstate on my side down to one lane. The problem is, they must have forgotten to put warning signs a few miles back because traffic was backed up for miles due to both lanes being full of vehicles trying to get into the one open lane.
The gas stations all the way to Nevada have no trust in us travelers. They all want us to prepay for gas. I would go in, stand in line, give them some money, pump my gas, then have to go back in, stand in line to get my change because I could never get all the gas I paid for into my car. To all you gas thieves, thanks a lot assholes.
Salt Lake City really needs to do something about their road signs. My GPS is telling me what lane to be in and I follow its instructions. Next thing I know, my GPS is “recalculating” When I look up, I see the lane I’m supposed to be in going off slightly to the right and since there is a cement barrier, I can’t get over to it and end up somewhere in Salt Lake city hell. My GPS is telling me to turn left. Problem is, I’m in the far right of the million lane and the road is packed full of cars filling all the lanes. I turn my blinker on and lo and behold, like the hand of God coming down cars slowed down and let me over so I was able to get back on the interstate.
Not only does the west detest rest areas, they also build as few gas stations as possible. Now I’m looking for stations when my Gage reaches 3/4 mark. My car is new so it isn’t quit broke in and I was getting around 32-35 mpg.
I was going through the salt flats and wondering if I was going to make it out of there alive. I’m watching my gas Gage drop and the only thing in front of me is more interstate. When I finally saw a gas sign off in the distance, I realized I yes, there is a God.
Driving a long distance you notice the same people. Mostly truck drivers. I pass them, leave then miles behind, stop and get gas and end up passing them again. Crips, how much gas does a semi hold anyway? It was getting a little embarrassing passing the same guys over and over.
The country is very brown from Utah to Nevada. I see nothing growing. I’m wondering to myself, what do you people do to contribute to the rest of the country?
The wind in some parts were pretty wild. I saw a a camper flipped over from the wind. I had to grip the steering wheel and just hang on.
There is a couple tunnels that I had to go into. One was fine. It had lights inside. The other, not so fine. No lights inside. Imagine, your in the bright sunlight when suddenly your going through a unlit tunnel. Not good.
I never been to a place that practically has no humidity. Here in IL, the humidity rarely goes below 50% so even if its in the 70′s but the humidity may be in the 90′s it feels crappy.
In sparks, the temps in the day time reached into the 90′s but with the low humidity I never sweated. Very weird. I felt like I was a human magnifying glass and sun was burning right through me. I was tired all the time. At night the temps would drop into the 60′s and the wind picked up. I slept like a baby every night. Normally I toss and turn. In Nevada I was falling asleep within 15 min. of my head hitting the pillow.
I never felt dirty. My glasses would get that oily stuff on them up near the top where they hit your eyebrows but not in Nevada. I was only having to clean them once a day.
Every morning I would wake up in a panic knowing I still had that drive back. It almost made me sick every time I thought about it.
I did enjoy myself there though. Went to Carson City way up in the mountains, went to lake Tahoe and took a ride on the tour boat while one and only Mark Twain explained the history of the area.
On the way back, I knew what to expect so was prepared. I filled up before hitting the salt flats. I had gave my car its first oil change in Sparks and noticed the more I drove the better millage I was getting. I ended up getting a little over 40mpg. It was much better. I never reached panic mode all the way back.
Again, Salt Lake City REALLY needs to rethink the interstate markings. I was being double careful this time. Everything was going perfect. There even I-E 80 markings painted on the road and I made sure I was on it and thought to myself I got it this time. I’m actually going to make it when suddenly my GPS was “re-calculating” again. The difference this time was I didnt end up in Salt Lake City hell and was able to get on the right lane.
I think they should have gas stations at all rest stops. Or, if your going to put a sign up that says “GAS” put it near the interstate. Don’t make people get off the interstate and end up driving 3 miles into some town or city looking for the gas station. Your not going to trick me into stopping to shop. I’m getting my gas and blowing your town.
When I hit Nebraska on the way back a deer shot out in front of me. It was around 1am. Now I’m paranoid as hell. I’m trying to keep my eye on the road and now off the road looking for any deer who seems to think the grass is greener on the other side. This went on for an hr when I decided enough. I’m stopping at the next rest stop excpet of course the next rest stop was parking only. If you needed to take a leak, I guess you do it on the ground.
As I’m looking for a rest stop that has a building I saw a comet. I thought for sure that thing was going to hit the ground. It looked like it burned up not more then 50ft from the ground. I found my rest stop and slept for a few hrs before moving on.
About the middle of Nebraska I noticed the humidity was getting higher. I had my car window down the whole time since Nevada but now I’m getting the crud feeling so use my a/c.
When I got into Iowa it was like a whole new world. All that green. All them cows. All them farms and corn. Again, what do the people out west contribute? Dirt? Sand?
I stopped into one of their beautiful rest areas and they had a map with a “You are here” on it! My heart sunk. I’m looking at it thinking, holy crap. I have that far to go? Holy crap.crap crap crap.
Everything is going smoothly till I hit Iowa City. I see it in the distance. Its huge. Storm clouds. I’m right in the middle of the city when it hits. It poured so hard I could barely see anything. The cars around me don’t seem to be fazed and still speed. I can’t pull over till it passes because there is nowhere to pull over. I hold on and hold my breath till we get out of it.
After leaving Iowa city, not much happen. I just can’t believe how big that state is. I finally made it home to IL. Never will I do that again…I don’t think.