Thursday, May 28, 2009

This really puts it in perspective

Limbaugh Nailed This One

Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head..........
By Rush Limbaugh:
I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by
because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of
this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're
going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of
$250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.?
If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action,
the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.

Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get
$833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a
screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining
that it's not enough.?Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.?
Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers. (Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding

We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have
started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families
are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the
embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where e this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to
nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing? Make sense?

However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an
E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who
placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks` before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

"When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.

How many people

send this to?

How many`

Friday, May 22, 2009

Strange day

I was riding to work today taking my normal route and some jerk-off kept tailgating me. Hit my brakes a few times but that didn’t stop him, so when we came to a stop and traffic started to move again and he kept inching up on me I just turned around and gave him the death stare. Nuff said. He stayed way back after that.
Came to my left turn and some lady decides she wants to make a left turn as well only she did this last minute and with no blinker, then at the light I see she is reading, no wonder. We make the left and both of us happen to turn right into the same store for breakfast, of course she doesn’t use her blinker again. Glad she left before me!!

As I am backing out of my spot a SUV comes flying by and swerves around me. Damn parking lot cutters, I really hate it when they use parking lots as a short cut. This guy finally pissed me off. Maybe I should pull up beside him/her and say something. Good idea. Long way to the next light and I still can’t get him off my mind.

What the HELL!! What was that noise. Sh!t my keys just fell out of my pocket. Cages too close for to me to stop. Now I have to make a U’e and head back, wait for a break in the traffic and make another U’e and look for my keys. AHH there they are good shoulder to pull over and stop. Wait for more traffic, run out grab the keys. Ok now I’m done looking like dumbass. Hope I can finish this 11 mile ride to work in one piece!

Hop back on the bike get ready to take off and then I notice the sun coming over the tops off the trees its 74° and just a beautiful morning. What the hell was I getting so worked up about anyway? Relax, reflect and just enjoy the rest of the ride.

Today is going to be a great day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's time once again

It is time once again to plan my anniversary weekend ride. This will be 21yrs of marriage and our second on the Harley. You can read about our first long distance ride and the 9 month surprise here. This year we are going a little further, going to head up to Frederickburg for a 3 day weekend. There are lots of shops and wineries to visit as well as great roads to ride. I have already booked a stay in a B&B. We are very excited about this much needed trip. I hope to have lots of pictures to share.

ROT rally is coming soon. We will be home for one weekend then have to turn around and leave again. I hate having to drop the kids off and not bring them, very rarely have we done this in the past. With the exception of last year we have never gotten away without the kids for the weekend since my baby girl was born 13yrs ago. I guess the older I get I just need that little bit of me time, err us time.

No riding this weekend, we have to help my parents move. I hate that they have to move. Though they needed to for a long time and finally bit the bullet. They will be moving in with my sis until they can get their feet back on the ground. If things turn out the way we hope, they shouldn't be there for more than two yrs. Our embroidery business is starting to show signs of taking off so this can only help.

God bless and good speed,
El Hefe