I have no idea if this is true but someone sent this to me and I thought it was interesting.
SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short and to the
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not pay into Social Security and,of course, they do not collect from it. Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. Many years ago they voted in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no congress person has felt the need to change it. After all, it is a great plan. For all practical purposes their plan works like this: When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die, except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments. For example, former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their lives. This is calculated on an average life span for each! Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. Nada. Zilch. This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from the General Funds--our tax dollars at work..! From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into--every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our employer)--we can expect to get an average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000. monthly benefits for 68 years and one month to equal Bradley's benefits..!
Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
And that change would be to jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how fast they would fix it. If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will evolve.
I'm starting to wonder
Dont send me off to the psycho ward yet, but I'm beginning to wonder if all these child abductions and this sudden rise of anti-Christians arent related. Then I could take it a step farther and wonder if we arent drawing up sides for Revelations. What is even funnier is that I'm very conservative when it comes to practicing Christianity. I go to church and Sunday school every week, but it's pretty far from evangelical and the only Amen you hear is after the benediction (which is at the end). I've never been one to go around preaching about the end of the world is near, etc... and I'm still not one either. Just sometimes you read something totally evil and wonder how people can just casually accept it. You see the most common sense things go out the window and wonder if you are the only one who see's it happening. Actually my faith has been bolstered by seeing what opposition Christians are facing. Am I a Fundie? I guess it depends on what that defination is... but I've seen a whole lot of people being labled as "fundies" who's only offense is to show a little faith. To me, there are a hell of a lot of things worse than being labled a "Christian fundie". My only response is..."Thanks, once the sides are drawn up and you are opposite from me... you will be delt with Old Testiment style."
Ahhhh, the possibilities are endless when you start thinking of Hooters Air. Nice lookin flight attendants with the hooters shorts and tight shirt... kinda gives a new meaning to the businessman's flight. How about no free inflight service, but you can buy 8 wings and a beer for 5 bucks. Screw Delta, screw AA, screw Northwest... when I'm flying, I'm flying HOOTERS!!!!!!
Yahoo! News - Hooters Chair May Buy Vanguard
comments @ Give war a chance
Someone named portadown news editor posted some odd comments and I'm starting to wonder if this is the next democrat angle:
Help! I'm losing my faith. I keep thinking "this war with Iraq thing is going to fuck up half the world for years" and also "Am I backing a christian fundamentalist?" (No better than the Islamic kind...)
Exactly how much foreign policy does George Bush make in church anyway?
Just re-assure me this is Afghanistan Mark II - that six months from now there'll be democracy in Iraq and we'll all be wondering how this could ever have seemed like a dubious venture
Then he goes on in another For people so keen on attack, both Mark and David seem remarkably defensive. Anyone expressing even the slightest nervousness, let alone doubt, about the fortcoming war is branded ... a democrat? An enemy of the state? Should I wear a little yellow star?
I do find Jesse Jackson's religious beliefs to be just as ridiculous as George Bush's - but Jesse Jackson isn't making US foreign policy right now. Geddit? The president's religion IS an issue, he has made it an issue by explicitly declaring it a prime influence on his decision making as leader of a nominally secular and certainly multi-faith nation.
If you expect other countries to support you in a war against terror motivated by religious fundamentalism, you can not be so sneeringly (and ineptly) dismissive of legitimate accusations of religious fundamentalism within your own government.
I wish someone would show me the hole all these athiests are crawling out of lately so I can plug it. I've never in my life heard so many athiest screaming at the top of their lungs. I can understand the fact that there are many dieties around to believe in. I can even understand these doomsday cult people. But to not believe in ANY higher power, to me, is just idiotic. Of all the things in life we are, not a one of us is a coincidence. Life gets so much more complicated the more magnifications you go. Where the hell did all these people come from lately?
Adoption Financing woes
One of the ways we've considered financing our adoption is to setup a Home Equity Line of Credit. So right now I'm looking through lenders and wondering how you can tell a scammer. I generally balk at putting the house up as collateral to finance anything but home improvements. I realize that sickening feeling is from the advice I've always heard..."never put your home in danger of being repossesed". So I'm looking around and I come up on this link that makes me nearly crap my pants. We've all heard the American Equity commercials on the radio... "HI I'M RAY VINCENT" With that annoying voice... I realize that it's the borrower's responsibility, but hoodwinkers should be executed in my little kingdom. Check out the link and you'll see what I mean.
Not to be taken lightly
To all you kids who want to act like adults. Let me rephrase this... to all women out there. I totally endorse net relationships, afterall I met my wife on the internet! But one thing is for certain... she brought her best friend with her when we met and we were never alone until she knew me completely. It is totally stupid to meet someone for the first time alone. This girl was 14 years old. 14! She had no business being alone with this guy. Of course all this is past tense now.
Net romance ends in knifing, beating, fire
Windsor Review II
At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word "service." I thought it to be the act of doing things for other people. Then I heard the terms: 'Internal Revenue Service,' 'Postal Service,' and 'Civil Service.'
I became confused about the word "service." This is not what I thought "service" meant. Then one day, I overhear two farmers talking and one of them mentioned that he was having a bull "service" a few of his cows.
SHAZAM! It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those "service" agencies are doing to us.
From the Windsor Review
My pick for the worst foursome possible on the golf course would be once consisting of Monica Lewinski, O.J. Simpson, Ted Kennedy, and Bill Clinton. Here's why:
Monica because she is a hooker; O.J. Simpson because he is a slicer; Kennedy because he can't drive over water; and Bill because he can't remember which hole he played last.
My dad's family grew up in a small town in Missouri called Windsor. My grandfather still lives there and my aunt gave us a subscription to the newspaper "The Windsor Review". Its interesting because every now and then you see the family names in it and they do a section that goes back 40-50 years ago about happenings back then and small town news is interesting. What I didnt realize at the time is that this newspaper is one of the few conservative ones around. The editor's letters and commentaries are a hoot because you never see anything so conservative or poking so much fun at liberals in actual print media. This is a town that did away with the town's police force because they were corrupt and just pays the county to cover the town a little more. A genuine small country town. So I'll be putting a few great jokes and commentaries on here from the paper. Yes, I realize it's political... deal with it! :-)
David Limbaugh Strikes one for Black Conservatives
Why? Because they don't buy into the liberal template: the welfare state, affirmative action, multiculturalism, judicial activism, the public education monopoly and the rest. Unless you side with liberals on these issues, you are against blacks.
Why aren't conservative blacks allowed to have a difference of opinion? Why are they automatically branded as the enemy if they reject the liberal dogma that blacks and other minorities must be dependent on a paternalistic government? Why aren't they praised instead for their refusal to be told by the white cultural elite how to think?
From the Windor Review
A friend of mine from South Dakota tells me the indians of that great state have a new nickname for their "favorite son", Sen. Tom Daschle. The Indians have started calling Daschle "Walking Eagle." The reason for Daschle's new name is, the Indians rationalize, because he is so full of crap that he can't fly.