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Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Here is something to chew on. I was sent this via email:

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Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms
B. Six Two year House terms
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


2. No Tenure / No Pension:

A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.



3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.

All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congr…

Merry Christmas!

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About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David's town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.

While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David'…

Ronald Reagan on Socialized Health Care 1961

The Legend of the Christmas Moose

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The other day, someone stopped me and commented on the stuffed moose in a co-workers cubicle. The co-worker asked what a moose had to do with Christmas. I replied, "Oh, that is the Christmas Moose." I quickly realized my co-worker had never heard the legend of the Christmas Moose. As the days have progressed, it has become obivious to me that a lot of people are unfamiliar with one of the most vital parts of the story of Santa and the reindeer. So, here is the legend of the Christmas Moose.

Several years ago, Santa had a run of misfortune. He experienced a bad landing almost turning over the sleigh and then someone took several shots at the reindeer as they were preparing to land at another house.

Once Santa and his team of reindeer returned to the North Pole, a townhall meeting was held to evaluate options and ensure the safety of Santa and the reindeer. Ideas and brainstorming ensued with suggestions ranging from satellite defense systems, arming the sleigh with sidewinder m…

What Christmas is all about

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

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With the myrid of things I miss about living in rural farmland, one of the things I enjoy about living outside the largest city in the south is the city during Thanskgiving and Christmas. Atlanta is beginning to take on all the trimmings for the season.



I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends and encourage you to stop and consider the things in your life you have to be thankful.



And, I will go ahead and wish you a wonderful Christmas season as well.

6 Benefits of Forgiving

My buddy Rick posted an awesome post about forgiveness and its positive effects on one's life. I probably need to read this three times a day.

This is a must read:

http://www.rickslark.com/2009/11/6-benefits-of-forgiving.html

Military sees increase in wounded in Afghanistan  | ajc.com

Want to make a big impact for health care? Bring our troops home!


Military sees increase in wounded in Afghanistan  | ajc.com

Veteran's Day

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THANK YOU! to all the men and women who have served in our armed services putting themselves in harms way to protect the interest of the United States.

THANK YOU! to all the men and women who are currently serving in our armed services home and abroad.

To those currently serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, I pray for your safety.

To the Commander in Chief, I ask that you keep your word about bringing our troops home from Iraq. We haven't forgotten your campaign trail speeches about "Not next year, not next month, bring them home now." We await you to be a man of honor by keeping your word.

GOD Bless America.

Angel City

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(photo from bikerhotline.com, not taken during this trip)

I left the house in a light drizzle Friday afternoon and began the crawl thru downtown Atlanta. For a significant amount of time it amounted to walking the bike thru Atlanta. Between Atlanta and Forsyth, GA the traffic began to ease up and the rain stopped and I finally was able to begin riding at highway speed. Three hours after I left, I arrived at Angel City.

Angel City is a "old west ghost town" built outside of Unadilla, Georgia that host motorcycle rallies and other events. And, it is the perfect rally spot. The "town" is a collection of old west buildings with covered sidewalks, a Saloon, restaurant, and various stores that vendors populate during events. For anyone that enjoys riding motorcycles and enjoys attending motorcycle rallies, they owe it to themselves to attend a rally at Angel City.

Our group cooked for the weekend event from 7am until 1am Friday and Saturday. After cooking breakfast Sunday m…

In God, We STILL trust

Ride for Will 2009

Will Davison Memorial Scholarship Fund
3rd Annual RIDE FOR WILL
www.willdavisonmemorial.com
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ride begins at Lambert High School located at 805 Nichols Road, Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County) and will end at Paul’s Margarita Deck in Helen, Ga.

Registration will begin at 9:00am; with the ride starting at 11:00am

$25 for Motorcycles, $10 for Passengers, $30 Antique Cars and Trucks
Free “WILL” patch or t-shirt to first 125 entries

All of the proceeds will go to the “Will Davison Memorial Scholarship Fund” so that well deserving students may have a chance to further his/her education.

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Jonathan McCoy

Fla. man says Home Depot fired him over button

HR Tips

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Passiveaggressivenotes.com has this suggestion for the Human Resources Dept looking to reward employees...

More Truth

Vincit omnia veritas

Truth

Veritas Vos Liberabit

Southern Comfort

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The term "comfort food" has been thrown around until it almost has lost meaning. But in the South, it has a more specific flavor. The term conjures up thoughts of biscuits and gravy, grits, fried chicken, sweet tea, and maybe even mint juleps and mimosas.

The Buckhead Diner in Atlanta's Buckhead area caters to that thought. We dropped in Sunday for their Sunday brunch. I sampled their Sweet Tea and instantly knew they had a firm understanding of Sweet Tea (as opposed to the swill the fast food places try to pass off as Sweet Tea). My wife ordered a Mimosa and was given the choice of it being made from orange juice or grapefruit juice. She ordered orange juice and was delighted with the mixture that was served to her.


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I could not resist the shrimp and grits. A true Southern delicacy but not easily made to perfection. TO my delight, it was a well balanced flavor of grilled peppers, sausage, shrimp, and grits. T…

Free Speech

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
-Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
33rd president of US (1884 - 1972)

Fall is in the Air

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46F this morning and the leaves are turning. That combination makes an old person's mind turn to fried apple pies, soup, warm beverages, apples, pumkins, and mountain views.



So we headed to Ellijay to purchase apples, pumpkins, jars of soup base and to nosh on fried apple pies and sip coffee and hot chocolate while enjoying the fall colors of the North Georgia mountains along the ride.

Along the trip we observed minvans and SUVs packed to the gills with families headed to Buck's Corn Maze, and an endless see of automobiles headed to Elijay for apples.





The families with small children head out into the orchard to pick their own apples. The grown folks with a little bit of weight hanging around their belts just wander into the market area and buy the apples that are already picked and bagged. Yes, you got it, we did not pick our own.



It was cold enough that I elected not to have ice cream on my fried apple pie, but that did not detract from the wonderful sweet taste of fresh apples …

DC

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Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them, like Russians will
- Jackson Browne, Lawyers in Love





My new job sent me to D.C. for a week. My wife had some time off to use before the end of the year so she was able to accompany me on my first trip to the Capitol.



After landing my first real introduction was the city's train system "the Metro". The Metro runs all over Washington in confusing different twisted lines that are color coded. The trick to manuvering the system is figuring out the right color line headed in the right direction and determining how much to put on a the paper fare card.

Additionally, there is a trick that I did not master while in town, and that is figuring out when the escalator's down into the bowels of the Metro stations were actually working. Much to our dismay, we found that the escalators were quite often broken leaving one to have to walk up or down a very long and steep e…

More Things I Just Don't Get

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While out running errands today, my wife suggested stopping at the mall food court for a Gyro. Sounded good to me, so we entered the madness.

Once we had battled the masses and made our way to the chain gyro provider, my wife orders. The convo goes like this:

"I'd like a classic Gyro and a medium Coke."

"Would you like to combo?"

"No, thank you. Just a Gyro and a Coke."

He looks at me and asks for my order.

"I'll have the same thing, please."

"No fries?"

"No, just the same thing."

"Coke?"

"Yes, the same thing."

I really thought I had made things simple. I requested the same thing she ordered. I guess I overloaded his conceptual abilities?

Australia School Answering Machine

Someone finally got fed up with being P.C. and putting up with parents who refuse to take responsibility for themselves and their children. Bully for the lady who recorded this!

I don't get it

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OK, so if someone can't read English and wants to learn. How would they read this sign in the first place?

SPLAIN

You MIGHT be a geek

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