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!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


The debate on public health care is over---it passed at 22:48 edt---a few hours later than was allowed by the house rules but then that doesn't really matter anyway.

Now the big question is what does it mean other than the bill is $1.2 TRILLION? For all of you that worked with me this is where the statement I made all the time "IT'S ONLY MONEY" came from. There is absolutely no concience in Washington D.C. Even after the bill passed---in true party fashion---the Republicans voted en mass not to send the reconciliation package to the Senate---WHAT THE H _ _ _?????

If there is no reconciliation then all the debate over the last three weeks was in vain. BUT WHAT DO I KNOW???? I'M JUST A SIMPLE FORESTER.


Looney said...

There is another $1 trillion of "unfunded mandates". That means companies are ordered to pay for something and the government doesn't reimburse them. I should probably be selling my house and buying a cheap survivalist ready house in you neighborhood ...

Dee Ice Hole said...

Unfortunately there are no survivalist ready houses left in this area ;=).

Looney said...

Guess I am going to need to do some real work!

Dee Ice Hole said...

I DON'T THINK ANYONE KNOWS WHAT THIS LAW IS GOING TO DO TO AMERICA---I don't think any of our representatives in Congress have even read it completely and I know the Senators haven't. What kind of representation is that? It makes retiring last January look like it may have been a huge mistake...but I'm going to enjoy it until I can't afford it any longer.