Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Friday, February 27, 2009

WHAT THE........

Here are some random thoughts that gave me night sweats last night so I am getting a very early start to this day.

Obama appears on TV and gives a speech--the stock market drops 2% at least....every time he shows up on TV. This is a constant thing - what a dreaded consequence for the new President. He had better get this fixed or stop appearing on TV.

Obama has set August of 2010 for withdrawal of our troops from Iraq (all but 35-50 thousand of them). He has set this number and date with the caveat that he will revisit the numbers and the date if the circumstances change significantly. With the little I know (because the news is no longer covering the war) this is probably a good thing. General Patreus is, in fact, in favor of this timing so my guess is it is a good thing. It comes after the next elections in Iraq so time will tell.

What about that Tiger Woods comeback? He played great golf the first day (and I do mean great) then got eliminated by three strokes the second day. Guess anyone is entitled to a bad day but I never thought I would see Tiger have one. MARK MY WORD---HE WILL BE BACK AND EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE THE SURGERY.

How about OLD Manny Ramirez turning down the $45 million offer from the Dodgers...$25 million the first year and $20 million the second year or he could buy out the second year for that amount. He turned it down because he thinks he is worth $100 million. He probably was worth that at one time but the time has gone. Manny I hope to see you playing this year because you are entertaining but I think you are history if you don't take the offer and run - or is it bat?

Wow how about the Yankees stars Damon and Nady not being able to pay their bills? They got caught up in the Stanford investigation and their assets are frozen in the Stanford bank. Guess it could happen to anyone but for these two who have contracts over $12 million a year can't even pay their rent is scary. Where is your money safe? BUY GOLD!!! Just kidding there but gold is up to over $1000/ounce and predicted to reach $1400 by summer....I'm not running out to put any of my money there...will probably be sorry by August.

Michael Vick will soon be getting out of jail. Convicted of fighting dogs and killing some of them he will be out probably before football season starts this fall. It is a sad thing to see a good player throw his life away. So here is the question - he has been gone from the game for a few years - DOES HE HAVE ANY CHANCE OF A COMEBACK? I think not because of the time away but welcome hearing from all ya'all on his chances. Everyone could learn about appologies from this dude---HE DID A LOUSY JOB OF SAYING I AM SORRY---LOUSY.


Delirious said...

My neighbor's cousin works for "Friends of the Animal Sanctuary" outside of Kanab. She is the one who gave me my chinchillas some years ago. I have seen her occasionally on the show, "Dogtown" that features their shelter. They are the ones who took many of the Mr. Vick's dogs.

So Michael Vick gets out of prison, but these people who work at the shelter are STILL trying to rehabilitate the dogs he messed up! Some of the dogs can never be put in a loving home because they are messed up beyond fixing...too aggressive. This is a no-kill animal shelter, (I disagree with that point, but they are adamant) so they will take care of the dogs for the rest of their natural lives.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

Maybe I'm terrible, but I think if you have a dog that is mean, you put it down. A mean dog will never get over it's mean tendencies. I firmly believe that.

As for the gold- JayDee had a contractor tell him that gold was the only safe place to invest money. The contractor did a $20,000 job and turned it all into gold for safe-keeping. Weird, but probably a smart investment. :)

I love reading these random posts, even though I don't comment much. :)

Native Minnow said...

Michael Vick will absolutely get another chance to play in the NFL. There will always be a team desperate enough to look past the negative and take a chance in hopes that they can win a few more games.