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!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Last night I watched a clip from Britan's Got Talent. Susan Boyles, a 48 year old that has never had a date or been kissed, HAS GOT TALENT. Over 10 million viewers have watched the clip of her song this week. She has a beautiful voice and did a great job. I tried a few times to get on the web site to listen to her last night and was just going to try one more time before I quit and up it popped. My eyes probably popped out of my head when I heard this woman sing. SHE'S GOT TALENT. My bet is that she wins.

My youngest daughter and I have had a few races giving blood to see who could fill the bag the fastest. Ibeat her most of the time but she beat me the last go round with 4 minutes and 2 seconds. She told me she was disappointed yesterday because it took her 6 minutes and 8 seconds to give the blood. SHE SAID IT WAS TIME AND A HALF.

Can you believe United Airlines is going to charge obese people double tickets to fly with them. It will be really interesting to see how they determine who is obese and has to pay the fare. I know it is uncomfortable to sit next to someone that is greatly overweight but I doubt that anyone will be able to make the determination hold up---I SEE LAWSUITS ALL OVER THE PLACE ON THIS ONE.

Al Capone, the lovely Scar Face, wrote a love song while he was in Alcatraz before he died there of syphillus. The Title: MADONNA MIA. It is for sale for $64,000 to anyone that wants to record it.

I thought it was interesting to note that Nevada determined that they would not add a sin tax to it's BROTHELS. Interesting but primarily because to tax them be to recognize them as a legitimate business and putting this tax in place would make it tougher to get rid of them. I doubt Nevada will ever get rid of it's legal BROTHELS - but I doubt they will ever recognize it as a growth market either.

I read today that you can tell which businesses are doing best by watching trains. You can tell because the businesses doing the best will have the most rail cars on the trains. Trains are carrying more freight than they did a year ago. The gas price rise did wonders for this industry.

I can hardly wait for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince gets to the theatre. Everything I see of it makes me want to see it.

Obama made a stupid statement, in my estimation, in Mexico today. He said we want to see an end to drugs and guns. I can see the NRA starting to prepare for this battle.

We all know Madoff is going to prison for stock fraud - my question is - ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO GET HIS HELPERS TOO?

lAST BUT NOT LEAST. Should we be looking for a large stock sell off? Many in the know say expect it sometime this year. I say if stocks continue to come back at the current rate we will all be too greedy to sell them off and hold onto them for what they will bring tomorrow - JUST SAYIN'

Have a great day - I think I'll be back with a sports rundown later tonight.


Delirious said...

Can't obese people cry discrimination, or does that only work with people of different ethnicity?

Nene said...

I think someone needs to sue them because anyone who flies can agree that ALL the airline seats need to be bigger.

PsychDoctor said...

The Draper Temple has a few huge seats that look like loveseats...they are for obese people who want to do temple work...I can just see people fighting over them now...