Friday, December 23, 2011
Genuine reason, I've just got a new puppy so no longer have the time for the child. Think puppy may be allergic to child, also worried the child may bite the puppy.
Child is… potty trained and up to date on all shots. Needs home by tomorrow or it'll be put to sleep. Thanks!
YOU WOULDN'T DO THIS TO A CHILD SO WHY DO YOU SEE IT AS ACCEPTABLE TO DO IT TO AN ANIMAL!!.
If you can't dedicate 10-15 years to a animal don't get one! Copy and paste this if you agree.. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Some common theories point to late March or late April as the time Jesus was born but nobody knows for sure. It doesn't really matter when he was born. The fact that He was born and died for our sins is all I need.
Since we don't know the exact date, when I'm listening to Away In A Manger in July, I might be right on the money. So please, give me a break.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The birth of Jesus wasn't observed in Europe until the fourth century and in the U.S. until the late 1800's because the date wasn't known and it wasn't deemed important. His death, burial, and resurrection (Easter) is the defining moment that separates Christianity from all other religions.
I hate to give credit to athiests and separation of church and state activists, but it is true that the pagan Winter Solstice celebration was appropriated by Christians trying to win people over to Christianity and leave behind the sinful partying that had become commonplace.
I still believe that the First Amendment to the Constitution only applies to Congress, the federal government. If a city, county, or even state wants Christmas displays on public property it is not the business of courts to force removal. But I'm choosing to look at the big picture and let it go. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.
Businesses should always be free to choose to celebrate Christmas or not to celebrate. Its customers can decide for themselves if they want to patronize the business or go where they can have their beliefs validated. I will still celebrate Christmas with family and friends but will no longer make a loud, public protest when a company leaves Christmas out of its sale advertisements. Christmas is an artificial holiday and refusing to acknowledge it is not a blasphemous offense.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I keep track of what we use and what we need. I call it in and pick it up on my schedule. I realize auto refill is a convenience for some people but I'm not one of them. Opt-out should mean just that.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Or do they go to the nearest hospital such as Integris Baptist? Sisters of Mercy? Deaconess? Saint Anthony?
I'm just curious to know whether one's disbelief in God, or in some cases hatred for all things religious, precludes one from benefiting from a ministry started by a religious organization. Since athiests are offended by religion in the public square can they walk through a doorway put there by the Baptists, Catholics, etc. or does integrity demand they go to an entirely secular hospital?
I'm not trying to start a big separation of church and state argument, just wondering how far people will go to avoid religion.
PS- The building the OU emergency room is in was built by the Presbyterians.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
If you look at the wound closely you'll notice something "different".
Let's just say my sweet boy has a lot of "HEART".
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A man dies and goes to heaven when Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates. Peter says, “You need 1000 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all of the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item. When you reach 1000 points, you get in.”
“Okay,” the man says, “I was happily married to the same woman for fifty years and never cheated on her, not even in my mind.”
“That’s wonderful,” says Peter, “that’s worth two points!”
“Two points?” he says. “Well, I attended church all my life and gave my ten percent tithe faithfully.”
“Terrific!” says Peter. “That’s definitely worth a point.”
“One point? My goodness! Well, what about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for the homeless?”
“Fantastic, that’s good for two more points,” he says.
“TWO POINTS!” the man cries. “At this rate the only way I can get into heaven is by the grace of God!”
“Now that’s what we’re looking for! Come on in!”
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
The most disturbing part of the Ersland case is not the fact that he thought it was ok to shoot someone already on the floor bleeding to death...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Now I have proof. The other day we were headed for the mall and my daughter piped up, "Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?"
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched ' Jeopardy' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain' . . . And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few days ago. We never did have lunch together.
Because we cram so much into our lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the living room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.
Now . . . go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to . . . not something on your 'SHOULD DO' list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? I had a friend from high school that I was always going to call and never did. The other day her name was in the obituaries so we never had that chat.
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?
Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' and in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift . . .. thrown away.
Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.
- author unknown
Since the nun was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. After looking through her car for something to carry to the station to fill with gas, she spotted a bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried it to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried it back to her car. As she was pouring the gas into the tank of her car, two men watched her from across the street. One of them turned to the other and said: "I know that the Lord turned water into wine, but if that car starts, I'm going to church every Sunday for the rest of my life."
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Several of our service dogs and participants did an interview today with the Oklahoman Newspaper. Not sure when it will be in the paper, but it was great to spread the word about service dogs and what they can offer people to make their day to day life easier. Service dogs are not just for those who are sight impaired, and this article will hopefully shed light on the other great types of service dogs available. Kim Morgan, DirectorHigh Plains Service Dogs and Therapeutic Riding Center
Sunday, June 26, 2011
"What type of bra?" asked the clerk.
"Type?" inquired the man. "There is more than one type?"
"Look around," said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material. "Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only four types of bras," she replied. Confused, the man asked what the types were. The saleslady replied, "The Catholic type, the Salvation Army type, the Presbyterian type, and the Baptist type. Which one do you need?"
Still confused, the man asked, "What is the difference between them?"
The lady responded, "It is all really quite simple...the Catholic type supports the masses, the Salvation Army type lifts up the fallen, the Presbyterian type keeps them staunch and upright, and the Baptist type makes mountains out of molehills."
Shaun Bosse escaped at ten twenty today and was last seen driving north on I-35 in a two thousand four black Pontiac Grand Am, four door, with a paper tag.
Keep your doors and vehicles locked. He will probably be looking for a replacement vehicle.
If you see a car matching this description, call nine one one
Saturday, June 25, 2011
"Gentlemen, rather than get caught up in mindless reaction, let's draw upon our feminine selves for a more intuitive solution."
"Can we postpone this duel till 12:05? I gotta use the little boys room."
"Injuns! Quick, pull the wagons into an irregular dodecagon!"
"Y'know, Badlands Pete... a roaring campfire, good coffee, nice prairie breeze, just you 'n' me... what say we put on the rhinestone gowns and dance a jig or two?"
"Let's see... hardtack and pemmican... that's three grams of fat, seven grams of protein, and two starches."
"You 'n' Slim round up them strays, and I'll tell Cookie to get started on the gazpacho and the fondue."
"That's him! That's the yella-bellied varmint who shot my therapist!"
"He was a strong man, a good marshal, and I reckon he had a keen eye for interior decoration."
"Hey, Buck, do these chaps make my butt look big?"
"It's like I keep tellin' ya, Earl: men is from Tombstone, women is from Dodge."
"HANG HIM HIGH, BOYS!! ...Okay, now a little to the left... Oooh! Stop right there. Perfect!"
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
When people see my truck with the antennas and windmill on top, they ask "are you a storm chaser?" Those of us affiliated with the weather service or emergency management prefer "storm spotter." We generally stay in the same geographic area (city or county) and pick a safe vantage point to watch from rather than chasing and getting as close to the action as possible. The chasers for the TV stations take more risk and generally experience more damage to their vehicles.
It's also not just about tornadoes. Most years, lightning and floods each kill more people than tornadoes. Then there is snow, ice, and extreme heat. You might see me driving in the snow testing for safety or blocking a flooded road to keep cars from driving into deep water.
Our reports help the National Weather Service focus warnings where they are needed and tell emergency services where they might soon be needed. If the worst happens, many of us are trained in search & rescue and first aid. We can start taking care of people while waiting for professional help and then transition to support roles after it arrives.
For some it's the excitement of the chase. For me it's the excitement of being able to help people in need.
If you're interested in learning how to help your family and neighbors after a disaster, check out http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
PS- The big white sticker says "Service to others is the rent we pay for our space here on Earth."
In an effort to provide aid to those who sustained damage from the tornadoes of May 24, FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center for Individual losses at the Blanchard Intermediate School Cafeteria, located at 400 North Harris. Office will open Friday June 10, at 9AM. This location will be open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 7PM and Sunday noon to 6PM.
For those driving into Blanchard on highway 62, there is a traffic light at the Intersection of State Highway 62 and Tyler. The intermediate school parking lot is on the north side of that intersection.
Please bring receipts for work completed, and proof of ownership of the damaged property. McClain County Building Permits will be available at this site, as well.
Thank you for your help in getting this message out to those needing assistance.
(copied from email)
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I'm no fan of Delta, but they're getting a rap they don't deserve and as soon as it hit the fan they raised the limit to conform with what is expected.
Someone near and dear to me suggested that Delta could have made an exception for the soldiers. While this is possible with some small companies it doesn't happen in corporate culture. The workers at the ticket counter don't have authority to waive hard-set prices.
Ok, I'm finished. Let the bashing begin.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Even after the police and fire department took control and limited who was allowed in to the area, Oklahomans still wanted to help. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were flooded with volunteers. Churches started serving food and collecting donations of anything that might be of use. Any need that was broadcast by the media was met almost immediately. I was answering the phone at Salvation Army Area Command the second or third night and took a call from Fedex. They had a box of hardhats sent by some company in California. We sent someone to pick them up. One cold night some of the rescuers asked for sweats to put on under their clothes to stay warm. I put out the request through Salvation Army communications and within an hour the Red Cross brought me a box of sweats they had picked up from the Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center.
Every time I was down on site someone was coming by every few minutes giving away food. If you didn't want the chili, soup, or sandwiches from the Salvation Army truck there was hamburgers, pizza, etc donated by restaurants. Someone came by with a big bag of candy bars and other goodies and I, not wanting to take food away from the rescuers, asked for a Butterfinger because I didn't see any in the bag. They walked on and I went back to what I was doing. About an hour later they were back with a handful of Butterfingers and made me take them. More than once over those first two weeks I was asked when I last ate and if it had been too long I was intimidated into eating something.
Oklahomans also don't steal from each other in times of disaster. Carol Arnold had a talk show on KTOK at the time and she was asked on air by one of the east coast media people why she thought there hadn't been any looting. Her answer was, "It just never occurred to anybody to loot here." The U.S. media had pretty much the same reaction after the Japan earthquake last month. "Why is there no looting?" "Why are people standing quietly in food lines without rioting?"
Compassion and integrity. Oklahomans and Japanese don't look to the government to babysit us. We help each other, we don't complain, and we stay calm. Some of the generosity surprised me in 1995 but now it's just a way of life. I'm proud to tell people I was born and raised in Oklahoma.
Monday, March 28, 2011
There was a religious woman who had to do a lot of traveling for her business. Flying made her very nervous, so she always took her Bible along with her.
One time, she was sitting next to a man. When he saw her pull out her Bible, he gave a little chuckle and smirk and went back to what he was doing.
After awhile, he turned to her and asked, "You don't really believe all that stuff in there do you?"
The woman replied, "Of course I do. It is the Bible."
He said, "Well, what about that guy that was swallowed by that whale?"
She replied, "Oh, Jonah. Yes, I believe that, it is in the Bible."
He asked, "Well, how do you suppose he survived all that time inside the whale?"
The woman said, "Well, I don't really know. I guess when I get to heaven, I will ask him."
"What if he isn't in heaven?" the man asked sarcastically.
"Then you can ask him," replied the woman.
Friday, March 25, 2011
"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. However, I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."
Thursday, March 24, 2011
As far as Whoopi's claim goes, there has always been documentation and a verifiable history. Congress held a hearing when John McCain ran because he was born in Panama. When it was proven that he was born to 2 American citizens in military service he was cleared as being eligible.
Obama has spent well over a million dollars in legal fees protecting his birth certificate, school and college records, college papers, and even Harvard Law Review articles. No other president in history has been able to keep this much of his past private.
When people were trying to prove Bush was a draft dodger they were even demanding payroll records from the National Guard. If he had worked so hard at keeping school and work records private there would have been calls for impeachment.
To quote Barack Obama himself; "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide."
By the way, he may be a "natural born citizen" as the Constitution demands. But I think the American public has a right to know what is worth so much money to keep secret.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Jonah actually didn't want Ninevah to be saved. He wanted God to punish them for their sins instead of showing the same compassion He had showed Jonah.
I'm struggling with this lesson because we're supposed to want everyone to repent and be saved. Running from our mandate to spread the good news and wishing automatic destruction on the "truly evil" is at least as evil, if not more so, than the ones we are condemning.
Reflecting on Jesus' parable of the prodigal son I was the son who stayed home and resented my brother every time he failed at something and came back home. I didn't think my parents should be constantly rescuing and taking him back in.
Twelve years after his death I'm realizing that I am supposed to offer people the same chances and forgiveness that God has given me. I'm working on being a better Christian and a better person, difficult as it may be.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I don't smoke and never have but it's getting ridiculous. Smokers practically have to carry a book to keep track of where they can't smoke.
Instead of chipping away at it, just outaw smoking and get it over with. Government at various levels has been raising tobacco taxes and increasingly banning smoking.
One of the biggest problems with these methods is they depend on the taxes to fund health care and government but keep increasing rates to discourage smoking. How much money will you bring in if everyone quits?
Before Oklahoma banned smoking in restaurants I simply avoided places where I had trouble breathing. Business owners chose whether to have smoking, no-smoking, or separate smoking rooms. Free market at its best. Now the inside is smoke free but you walk through a cloud of smoke and step on cigarette butts to get inside.
When people smoke inside they are more likely to use ashtrays. When smoking outside the ground is one big ashtray. That's not really littering, is it?
Come out and ban smoking or loosen up the restrictions on inside smoking. Either way there should be less litter and confusion.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
2. All Oklahoma farmers in 1968 knew what an F-5 was. Since the Fujita scale was just developed in the 60's it's doubtful even Gary England knew about it and he certainly didn't mention it on the air.
3. Corporate sponsors? What's that? Nearly all weather research is funded by government grants.
4. "Nexrad realtime" is an oxymoron. While faster processing is coming out, at the time there was a six minute delay between scan and display update.
5. Putting something on top of the truck and driving off... Ok, I've been doing that for years, storm or no storm.
6. The red and green blobs on the radar dance around when there is a tornado. Darn it! I've been reading it wrong for years.
7. It's only dark right where the tornado is and sunny all around.
8. Horses wait till the fence is coming apart before running from a storm.
9. You can tie yourself down to keep the tornado from blowing you away and somehow survive the thousands of pieces of 300 mile per hour debris.
10. Tornadoes always hit something important and then abruptly disappear instead of gradually getting weaker.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Imagine this happening to you...
One Sunday morning during service a 2,000 member congregation was surprised to see two men enter, both covered from head to toe in black and carrying submachine guns.
One of the men proclaimed, "Anyone willing to take a bullet for Christ remain where you are."
Immediately the choir fled, the deacons fled, and most of the congregation fled.
Out of the 2,000 there remained only 20.
The man who had spoken took off his hood. He then looked at the preacher and said, "Okay Pastor, I got rid of all the hypocrites. Now you may begin your service. Have a nice day."
And the two men turned and walked out.
I'll be honest and say that I'm not sure what I'd do.
Monday, January 24, 2011
End the war in Iraq... No end in sight.
Close Gitmo... No end in sight.
End the no-bid contracts... Still being awarded.
Universal health care... Even if the courts don't stop it it still won't be what you expected.
End don't ask don't tell... held up by the Pentagon (Obama appointees.)
So, are you disappointed yet?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Pres Obama got into the language of politics at a memorial service when everyone was hoping for a healing speech.
They couldn't have found a lower class audience if they tried. Even Obama was aggravated by the cheering that delayed the start of his speech.
And what's with the "Together We Thrive" t-shirts given to the audience? Isn't that a campaign kind of thing?
Some of the people blaming Sarah Palin's rhetoric for the shooting are threatening her life.
Were the "F*** Bush" t-shirts civil?
When people said "It should have been Bush" when Cheney had a heart attack, was that civil?
And I guess "Bush lied, people died" was civil too?
Accusing me of being racist just for disagreeing politically with Obama, is that civil?
The Bush administration's spying on terrorists was frequently referred to as being like the book "1984" but the left's facination with rewriting history and controlling what people can say is really Big Brother.
Are we sure Janet Napolitano is a woman?
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Tea Party members aren't any more prone to violence than anyone else.
Tea Party members aren't "teabaggers." That title is reserved for some of the Democrats' favorite voters.
The rich didn't get a tax cut. Everyone who pays taxes kept the same rates they've been paying.
If the Bush tax cuts were permanent how come they almost expired this year?
If the permanent Bush tax cuts weren't permanent last time why was everyone afraid to make them permanent this time?
Government spending does not spur growth because the money was taken from the economy in the first place.
The health care bill didn't give everyone health care.
We have NOT seen even a copy of Barrack Obama's original birth certificate.
Every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Wikileaks has proven that if 9/11 was an inside job it couldn't have been kept secret.
Bush didn't steal the 2000 election. Gore was trying to steal it and got busted.