The City Will Nickle and Dime You Any Way That They Can

I have gotten to the point where I pay most of my bills online (at no charge) these days. It is a time saver and it saves the cost of envelopes and postage. It is too bad that all of my bills aren’t set up for online payments. The city that I live in allows it’s citizens to pay their taxes and their water and sewer bills online with a credit or debit card, but it charges a percentage which is a rip off and I won’t have anything to do with it. Leave it to our government to want to nickle and dime you to death.

A Little Q & A

Q: Does America need Obamacare?

A: Like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.


Q: Have you heard about McDonalds new Obama Value Meal?

A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.


Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?

A: A fund raiser.


Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?

A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society.

The other is for housing prisoners.


Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?

A: America!


Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?

A: Bo has papers.


Even my spell check thinks Pelosi and Obama are wrong

Ann Margret

This is a good counter-balance story to the Jane Fonda Vietnam Woman Of The Year story.

Viet Nam 1966

Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam , other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.

Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI’s so far from home. Ann Margret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard’s turn..

With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren’t too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.


Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he’d like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears. ‘That’s the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,’ he said.

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I’ll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

I now make it a point to say ‘Thank you’ to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces.. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.

Online Shopping

Online shopping is here to stay. I know that I’m not the only one that hates leaving the house to go shopping all over town trying to find what you want at the best price. I heard the numbers on the news the other evening of the online shoppers who purchased the majority of their Christmas holiday shopping using the Internet at home and at work. I don’t remember the exact numbers but they were very high, I’m wasn’t surprised at the numbers I can tell you that. It only makes sense to use the Internet to your advantage to find the best deals possible without ever having to leave the comfort of home and/or work.

Now with Christmas done and over with we are finding ourselves with a lot of gift cards to use on products or services. I just ordered a pair of hush puppies shoes along with a nice pair of ralph lauren sneakers online using one r more of the Visa gift cards that I received for Christmas.

With Valentine’s day coming up next month I have had my eye on a nice timex ironman watch that I would like to give to a certain lady friend on February 14th. I’ve done my research and found the perfect one at the right price. If I order it now it should arrive in plenty of time for the occasion. If something doesn’t work out with the order I still have plenty of time to find something else in time.

iron watch

I look for free shipping offers, if you can get out of paying for the shipping you can get some mighty fine deals.

Pass It On

I got this in an email today. Thought this would be a good way to pass it along as they say.

Important video to see before it is removed……………
Ok, this is worth every MINUTE (ONLY 4) to watch this! THIS HITS IT OUT OF THE  BALL PARK ! AND IT
ONLY has HAD 24,048 views.  It was taken inside Congress with a Congressman. YOU HAVE TO WATCH