Saturday, November 30, 2013

Results form O-scare video contest

Oh, I mean the "Affordable Care Act" - wowza if something is INAPPROPRIATELY named it IS THAT.  Everyone is calling it "Obamacare" but I call it O-scare because it IS very SCARY!

There was some sort of video contest (gaaaak, barf, gag me with a spoon) for "pro" O-scare announced last Aug-Septemeber. Check out the 9 entries here (< watch if you can stand it!). 

From Sept, this AWESOME entry I'm sure you'll enjoy if you haven't seen it.

Friday, November 29, 2013

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

Also mentioned over at Michelle Malkin (love her) was USA president George Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation from 1789.  Its good and I hadn't seen it before.  Have you?

Here it is:

General Thanksgiving

By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.<
br /> GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
(signed) G. Washington

The "Last" Christmas ?!

Here's a good take on a classic from a reader ('squeeze127') over at Michelle Malkin - Got leftists in your family pushing O-scare?  (crikey) ... well how about you read this to them at your tables this Thanksgiving or Christmas USA:

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the White House
Not a creature was working, not even his spouse;
No stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
because Michelle and the kids were in Hawaii spending 7 million there;

The Obama voters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of free cell phones danced in their heads;
And mamma with her free healthcare, and unemployment benefits with no cap,
Had just settled down for a free winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the mail box I flew like a flash,
Tore open the mail and got my free cash.

The welfare check hadn’t got wet in the snow
Obama was still passing out free dough,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a sign I must not work, at all of next year,

With a Socialist driver, so conniving and quick,
I knew in a moment he was their Saint Nick.
More taxes for the working and spending pretty much insane,
and he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Daschle! Now, Boxer! Now, Franken and Reid!
On, Pelosi! On Feinstein! On, Baucus and Biden!
over the debt ceiling! No spending fire wall!
Now tax away! Tax away! Tax away all!"

pic from "15 bad Christmas cards" << = LOL!!
... umm, hey kids, YOU'VE just been signed up for O-Scare!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Oprah hates whitey but loves their money

ha ha ha....  this nails the latest Oprah racist remarks with 'all the right snark' - from

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

traditions to be thankful for

Above is a bird we saw in Sydney this year... cool isn't he. 

This week is Thanksgiving (Thursday) in the USA - and Hanukkah starts.

I'm thankful in 2013 for much the same as last year.  This year I was able to spend 2 weeks visiting my dad. He's over 80 now but in relative good health.  The last night we were in Paris at dinner with him and my step mum, dad says to me "Ever since you were born, I've always enjoyed your company... its been great having you visit us in Paris and I miss you..."

Makes a girl teary eyed. Good 'ol dad!  :-)

I thank God every day I had great parents and a wonderful upbringing. 

What are you thankful for this year?  Hope you have a good traditional American thanksgiving - or start your own new tradition of thanks - wherever you are. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

back from world wide adventures: never wasted

I went traveling to here:


and here:

Yes, we went to France, Sweden and the USA for our month long holiday.  We saw lots of sites in Paris, outside Paris, in and around Stockholm and in and around downtown Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  Paris: yep, nice, cultural, lots of smokers (sheesh).  Stockholm: cool and interesting. Chicago: same madness as you'd expect with Rahm Emanual "leading" the crazies.

I tried and avoided most USA political news but kept up in general with the mess that is O-scare, etc, which impacts the USA...  I can't help but yell "you're an f**n a**hole..." at the TV whenever O-blabla is on... so we avoided watching TV news as much as possible.

For downtime in USA, we started watching series 'Breaking Bad' from the beginning.  This series is now over, but I had never seen it.  It is pretty good.  The writers and characters are interesting, dramatic, sad and funny all at the same time... bit like that serious 'Six Feet Under' on HBO a few years back.  Anyway, Breaking Bad is good if you haven't seen it - you can get it on NetFlix.

I've received a few VILE AND INSANE COMMENTS on some OLD posts of mine.


Your rants are wasted - or maybe you are wasted on some substance.  I don't care if you think "WTF" on my anti-muslim posts: you are just a waste of space.  "Pure" Islam is Pure Evil and nothing you could EVER SAY will convince ME otherwise.  You are WASTING my time. 

By the way, I got slighly tipsy (never wasted) on EXCELLENT Cosmopolitans made by great bartenders at Chicago steakhouse Smith and Wollensky - bit expensive (your wallet will waste away), but YUMMMMMY drinks and food there.  I highly recommend...

Now go save your pennies and travel the world... if you can do it?  Go for it.  We're happily back in mellow New Zealand now.  Aaaaah, good to be home.