Monday, March 30, 2009

"Prospect of Barack Obama show causes UK to clear its decks" .....

"Prospect of Barack Obama show causes UK to clear its decks"
More than 500 officials and staff will accompany the president on his tour this week - along with a mass of high-tech security equipment, including the $300,000 presidential limousine, known as The Beast. Fitted with night-vision camera, reinforced steel plating, tear- gas cannon and oxygen tanks, the vehicle is the ultimate in heavy armoured transport.
In addition, a team from the White House kitchen will travel with the president to prepare his food. As one official put it: "When the president travels, the White House travels with him, right down to the car he drives, the water he drinks, the gasoline he uses, the food he eats. America is still the sole superpower and the president must have the ability to handle any crisis, anywhere, any time."
"The entourage" ......................
Apart from the 200 secret service personnel who will follow Obama on his European tour, the president's entourage will also include representatives of the White House Military Office, the White House Transportation Agency, the White House Medical Unit, the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron, the State Department Presidential Travel Support Service, the US Information Agency, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service and the Customs Service.
In addition, there will be staff from the White House kitchen ready to turn out a quick burger should the president suddenly feel peckish.
Michelle Obama will have eight of her own staff, including a secretary, a press officer and bodyguards. And Obama's personal aide Reggie Love - called by the president "the kid brother I never had" - will be at hand to provide pens, Nicorette gum, throat lozenges, tea or even aspirins.
Oh ~ there's more, MUCH more.
I'm positive other presidents have to take staff along. My problem is that I also KNOW none of our presidents has ever required this ARMY of staff for the 'come along'. I also know , there will be no other leader in attendance with anywhere near these numbers of 'chambermaids'. Makes me want to know if Michelle's mother is going too?
It appears Obama is breaking his neck to hurry up the bankrupting of this country.
This overindulgence of his traveling companions / needs, makes me know he is working overtime to accomplish just that!
IF you'd care to read the entire article ~
I'll bet the rest of the world is laughing very hard.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mourning Doves ....

Mourning Doves
outside my kitchen window.

Birds outside my kitchen window ..........

Northern Oriole ... not usually in this neck of the woods.
Red Bellied Woodpecker

Male Cardinal

Dark Eyed Junco

This is the sky yesterday (Friday), outside my front door. We had warnings of severe weather, and still do. Thankfully all we've had so far is rain and very little thunder. Suits me ... (I'm terrified of storms/tornadoes).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flight Rap .......

SW Airlines flight attendent, raps to get your attention!

Friday, March 13, 2009

SWF #2 ..... Have a great weekend!

SWF picture.
It was cold and dreary so we took a drive. Came across this working drive-in theater. As you can see the sky is dark & gloomy
DO YOU remember drive-in theaters? I do!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Birds have arrived !!

The birds have arrived .... I guess it is better late than never. Where have they been? I've never spent a winter without birds before. There were very few around since last November.

Bluebird checking the 'not ready for prime time' nest box !!

It's been beautiful here for the past two days. Actually, it feels downright warm, compared to the rest of the month. Today, the birds were everywhere. And they were all also looking around for a good nesting site. It's too early guys.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Night Sky .......... SWF ........

Beautiful day ~ turning into a beautiful night.

Obama and the Jefferson's theme song .........

Don't you just love Fox news?

Obam-O's ... the wright cereal for the right wing liberal fools ....

Ok, I'm stepping out there, but I love it, I can't help it, and I just had to do it. Enjoy!

"Bubba" and the grill ......

Catfish Noodler ... Ya gotta love it!

Each Friday night after work, Bubba wouldfire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak,, but all of Bubba's neighbors were Catholic.
And since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday, the delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.
The priest came to visit Bubba,and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass, and was baptized. As the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Baptist, and raised a baptist, but now you are a Catholic".

Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved until friday night arrived and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.
The priest was called immediately by the neighbors, and as he rushed into Bubba's yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, the priest stopped and watched in amazement. There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted
"You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish "

Sunday, March 1, 2009

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