Sunday, November 1, 2009

the President is Puzzled about the Military "Selfishness"

another of the most interesting emails I have gotten. don't blame me, I didn't write it.



Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon
Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require
veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540
million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries
to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The
President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the
opposition to his proposal.

"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody Made
these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now
they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't
compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for
their country, "Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood, just money.
With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd
have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help
reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of
some of my fellow Americans.."

Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their
families whom you know.
How in the world did a person with this mind set become our leader?

REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT... "Nobody made these guys go to war. They
had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing
the costs of their choice? And "I guess I underestimated the
selfishness of some of my fellow Americans." Soldiers, Family Membera
and DOD Civilians are some of the most selfless Americans ever. They
risk their lives, loss of limbs, loss of eyesight and quality of life
while fighting Ameica's wars and providing Freedom throughout the world.
And the President calls them "selfish...."!!!!!!!! He has never been
there. How could he ever understand..

If he thinks he will ever get another vote from an Active Duty, Reserve,
National Guard service member or veteran of a military service he ought
to think it over. If you or a family member is or has served their
country please pass this to them. Please pass this to everyone.

I'm guessing that other than the 20-25 percent hard-core liberals in
the US will agree that this is just another example why he is rapidly
becoming the worst president in American history. Remind everyone over
and over how this man thinks, while he bows to the Saudi Arabian king.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Navajo Weaving Workshop

Navajo Weaving Workshop


Judy Pekelsma

When: January 11 – 16, 2010

8:30 am to 4:30 pm or later

Where: La Placita Spinning and Weaving

Lincoln, NM

What: An intensive class during which you

will learn weaving in the Navajo Tradition

Cost: $300.00 This fee includes - use of a loom, all necessary supplies (see attached list) breakfast and lunch each day, a special dinner on Friday

Note: Deposit of $150.00 will be due on Dec 11, 2009. No refunds after December 20, 2009

Class is limited to 12 students.

Judy Pekelsma is an instructor at UNM and is currently working on her Masters Degree. She spent time learning from a Navajo Weaver the traditions of Navajo weaving as well as actual Navajo technical skills.

The class will begin with an introduction to the History of Navajo Weaving and the importance of weaving in the Navajo Tradition. You will learn to warp a loom, design a pattern, weave a small rug, remove from the loom and finish the project.

Supplies included in the cost of the Workshop:

1 – medium batten 1 – medium weaving comb

1 – weaving handout 4 - Skeins of wool

1 – sacking needle Loom Plans

Supplies for warping the loom (double ply warp, 3 ply side edge cord, dowels, heddle stick, clothesline rope.) A loom will be provided for your use during the workshop.


Name _____________________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________

City _________________________________________ State ______ Zip ______________

Phone _____________________ E-mail ________________________________________

Weaving Experience (Not Required) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


Emergency Contact Information ________________________________________________

Dietary restrictions ___________________________________________________________

Please send check and application form to: Carolyn Chrisman, P.O. Box 94, Lincoln, NM 88338 or e-mail information to


Casa de Patron 575-653-4676

Smokey Bear Motel 575-354-2253

We may be able to provide sleeping areas for 3 or 4 people. You would need to bring sleeping bags, bedding, and towels. We have 2 twin air beds and 1 queen air bed. 2 baths are available.


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided each day. Dinner will be provided on Friday evening.

Other meals will be your responsibility. Capitan is 12 miles from Lincoln and Ruidoso is approximately 35 miles each way.

Kitchen facilities may be available for those wishing to take advantage of the sleeping areas on site.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tax Them til it Hurts

I stole this from an email I received. It has been around and around for a couple of years, but still it isn't a bit funny! I pay my fair share of these, do you?

This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt ,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My World 66

create your own personalized map of the USA

How much of the United States have you visited? By the map above you can see I have visited much of the south western part. And that wasn't just flying over it. We drove when fuel was less expensive. It says this is 23% of the states in the union. But it is a heck of a lot of country!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Things to think about



Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know....

Something happened... H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn't mentioned on the news... just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA . This is the news that didn't make the headlines...

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza .

The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States , was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement
(Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Let's review...itemized list of some of Barack Obama's most recent actions since his inauguration:

His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.

His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.

His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U. S. , but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.

He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.

He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.

He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11.

Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.

These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.

Doubtful? To verify this for yourself:

PLEASE PASS THIS ON... AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW! WE are losing this country at a rapid pace.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The materials comprising the two stained glass quilt block windows designed and created by Kathleen Phillips-Hellman in memory of her husband, Bob Hellman, who died of prostate cancer in 2008 represent the fragility, endurance, and strength of cancer patients, their families, those who love and care for them...and those who support Casa Esperanza.
Glass is beautiful, yet fragile. It may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. It can be carved, melted, cut, and faceted. Once broken, it may be mended, but it will never be quite the same.
So it is with lives touched by cancer.

Wood and metal are perceived as strong and solid; but are malleable and can be transformed. They can be the core of an architectural masterpiece or a graceful piece of art.
Cancer transforms lives. Dealing with cancer requires strength in all those involved; and dealing with cancer gracefully is a measure of that strength.
Ideally, life is one beautiful, clean piece of fabric, adorned or embellished as we choose.
Cancer brings the realization that each life is bits and pieces: Family, Love, Friends, Sorrow, Hope, Hurts, Dreams...stitched together by time and experiences into a unique, beautiful quilt.
The loving Casa family...staff, volunteers, donors, patients, cancervivors, friends, and caregivers…the God-given talents of all the medical professionals…and the underlying strength which keeps us all going are represented by the quilt blocks.
May God bless and protect each and every person and organization represented.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Old Age is a Gift

I have no idea at all who wrote the following, but I bless them for it and for posting it some where so some one could snag it and post it to me. Thank you who ever you are!

Old Age, I decided, is a gift

I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometimes despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!) , but I don't agonize over those things for long.

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.

I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)


Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year all!! This morning was really chilly, no breeze but the few wind clouds were really red in the east this early morning. "Red sky at morning, Sailors take warning".

Breeze is coming up a bit more evey hour the sun is up, already.

My great aunt passed away so will be off chasing myself across the state for a couple of days. Memorial service at 2 tomorrow in Las Cruces.