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Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Break Starts Today

And do I ever need this break!

I love teaching, but all of these advanced and accelerated classes take a heavy toll on me.

Hat tip to Dmarks for the graphic that sums up how I've been faring the past several weeks of the third grading period:

That same graphic applies to how I feel when I read the daily news.

On Saturday, Mr. AOW and I are going into Washington, D.C., for a museum trip. We are planning to meet up with The Beak. Mr. AOW is looking forward to this museum trip and to visiting with The Beak, and so am I!

Also, during vacation I will be reading Arsenal, a novel written by my dear friend Tammy Swofford [blog site]:

I will post a review of the novel after reading it. Debbie of Right Truth has already posted THIS REVIEW of Tammy's novel.

I started reading Arsenal when it first arrived but could not devote much time to reading for pleasure when classes were in session. But I love what I've read so far!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Clichés Galore

(hat tip to

Clearly, Obama is not a good role model for public-speaking classes.

His needle is stuck (definition of that phrase found in the first two paragraphs HERE):

Monday, March 26, 2012

Trayvon Martin? (With Addendum)

(Two posts today. Please scroll down for the other one)

Note THIS INFORMATION about Trayvon Martin, the story on the national news lately. If the information to which I'm linking in this post is accurate, Obama should retract his statement:
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said in his first comments about the shooting...
Is the photo below a more up-to-date likeness of Trayvon Martin?

The Broken Promises Of ObamaCare

With a hat tip to Adrienne's Corner:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Video: The Greatest Stars of Hollywood's Golden Age

(If you must have politics, please scroll down. I'm taking a break from posting about politics this weekend)

With a hat tip to Will Profit of Capitalist Preservation:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Toulouse Slayings

For two mornings in a row, the lead story on the news has been that of the siege in Toulouse.

The precipitating event was Mohammed Merah's murder of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, the rabbi's two sons — Gabriel, age 3, and Arye, age 6 — and Miriam Monsonego, age 8 (hat tip to Will for the photo below):

All four of the above victims were buried in Israel:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stalin's Prophecy

Lifted from Texas Fred's site:

More prophecy from Joseph Stalin HERE at Moonbattery. Even more quotes from Stalin HERE.

Video below the fold:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In Honor Of Spring

(If you must have politics, please scroll down. Two posts today)

On this first day of spring, please enjoy the video below the fold (Thanks, Free Thinke):

Muslim Cab Drivers

As one who occasionally takes a taxicab, particularly when drop off a car for repair or maintenance and lives in Northern Virginia, I noted the following, dated March 3, 2012 (Thanks, Angie):
...NightWatch learned from a Pakistani taxi driver in northern Virginia that Allah's call to kill non-believers can come to a true believer at any time, without warning and it must be obeyed by the true believer. Killing Christians and Jews ends their existence which is itself a sin against Allah, the man said. Muslim deaths hasten their journey to be with Allah.

The man, a devout Muslim and educated engineer, said he would have to kill his passenger if he heard Allah's call.....
Frankly, I can think of no defense against such spontaneous devotion to the call of Allah.

On the other hand, I know of no such incident here in the United States or anywhere else in the West. If you are aware of any such incident, please leave the information in the comments section of this post.

So, what are we to conclude from the above excerpt?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Real Hope For November Change?

From this recent article in the Washington Post comes this bit of good news:
Obama’s high-dollar donations lagging

President Obama is struggling to draw in big-dollar donations, with half as many people writing large checks to his campaign than at this point four years ago.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Musical Interlude For St. Paddy's

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy "Lord of the Dance," composed by Ronan Hardiman:

St. Patrick's Day political cartoon for those who enjoy wry humor:

My traditional St. Patrick's Day post (a repost) is below the fold:

The Obama Flag

Flown for months at the Democratic Party's headquarters in Lake County Florida (hat tip to Z!):

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


With a hat tip to Bob Mack of Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):

Another graphic below the fold:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Moral Of The Story Is...

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

You decide the lesson to be learned (hat tip to Leticia of My Daily Trek):

Saturday, March 10, 2012

U. S. State Department Actively Promoting Eurabia

From Creeping Sharia:
...Obama ideologues are crisscrossing Europe on U.S. taxpayer funded trips to “export” failed American approaches to multiculturalism, affirmative action, cultural diversity and special rights for minorities.

Further, American diplomats are repeatedly apologizing to Muslims in Europe for a multitude of real or imagined slights against Islam, and the U.S. State Department is now spending millions of dollars each year actively promoting Islam — including Islamic Sharia law — on the continent....
More at the above link.

The undermining of Western civilization continues apace — funded by American tax dollars.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Delphi And ObamaLand

As the daughter of a mechanic and the wife of a retired mechanic/automotive-parts worker, I have known about garage matters all my life. In fact, I recall seeing boxes with the label "Delphi" on them in my father's garage. Therefore, this story caught my eye:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Aging In Place? (With Addendum)

This morning, I was out running errands and drove by several newer homes, most of them large and beautiful structures with lovely landscaping. I noticed, however, that almost all of these new homes had several steps to climb at the entrance.

I thought back to the time that Mr. AOW was in the nursing home following a devastating brain hemorrhage at the age of fifty-nine. Needless to say, Mr. AOW was the youngest resident of the nursing home.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gas Price Hypocrisy

Click directly on the image below to enlarge it:

Hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0 for the video and the larger graphic below the fold:

RIP Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

(This post stuck here for a few days as a tribute to a conservative trailblazer. Please scroll down for other material)

We lost a great and fearless patriot today, March 1.

Grieve first. Grief is the appropriate first response.

Then, carry on the Breitbart tradition.