You Know You Are Getting Old When:

OldTypeYes, I have found a few ways to know that old age is creeping up on you. These are from my own book of ways to tell you are getting old.  I do not mind getting old or looking older, but I am a little worried that I am starting to smell older.  I now smell like Ben-Gay, foot spray and nail fungi remover.  Oh Boy!!!!

BigDadGib’s list of ten “How to know you are getting old”.

  1. When you injure yourself while you are sleeping. (I woke up this morning and apparently twisted my knee while I was asleep.)
  2. I no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
  3. Leonard called me at 8 pm. last night and asked, “Did I wake you?”
  4. There is more hair in my ears then on my head.
  5. Happy hour for me is a nap.
  6. Half the numbers in my phone are for Doctors and pharmacies.
  7. Getting lucky for me is finding my truck in the parking lot.
  8. A young lady knocked on my door looking for another driver.  She said, “I’m sorry.  I have the wrong truck”.  I said, “You have the right truck, you are just 30 years too late.”
  9. My clothes do not match and I really don’t care.
  10. For breakfast, I hear ‘snap, crackle and pop’ and I’m just eating eggs.




scriven.jpgJo­seph M. Scriv­en: 1855

Scriv­en wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land. It was orig­in­al­ly pub­lished anon­y­mous­ly, and Scriv­en did not re­ceive full cred­it for al­most 30 years.


What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Here is what a song like this can do.  I know this video clip is a little long, but it is worth it.  gib.jpg

Who is Chonda Pierce?

Amazing Grace History

I love this video because I love music, God and His Amazing Grace.

Water MarkThank you Butch for sending this to me.


That is Not Punny!

smileya1.jpgTwo Eskimos sitting in their boat were chilly; but when they lit a fire in the boat, it sank, proving once and for all that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

Two boll weevils grew up in Cornwall. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind, drove a tractor and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.

A three-legged dog walked into a saloon in the Old West. He sidled up to the bar and announced, “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw.”

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused his dentist’s Novocain during root canal work? He wanted to transcend dental medication.

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” she said, “I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.”

There was a man who entered a local paper’s pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

A woman had twins, and gave them up for adoption. One of them went to a family in Egypt and was named Amal. The other went to a family in Spain, and they named him Juan. Years later, Juan sent a picture of himself to his mum. Upon receiving the picture, she told her husband that she wished that she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responded, “But they’re twins. If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”

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Bozell’s News Column 09/04/2007 Tom Delay vs. Matt Lauer — Media Research Center

Bozell’s News Column — 09/04/2007 — Tom Delay vs. Matt Lauer — Media Research Center

On Tuesday, NBC’s “Today” show had opened with Matt Lauer asking: “Can the right wing withstand yet another scandal involving one of its own?” (Try imagining Matt Lauer, or any other network journalist out there, asking if “the left wing” could withstand yet another scandal after the breaking news of any one of the endless scandals revolving around Bill and Hillary Clinton.) Ann Curry chimed in wondering “how does this specter of hypocrisy affect the Party?”

The “Today” show came knocking, looking for GOP interviewees for Thursday morning. Most Republicans locked and bolted their doors. Tom DeLay agreed – and came out fighting…..

…..A few more confrontations like this, and the double-standard will end.


Water MarkIt is harder today then ever to find a news source that is NOT leaning to the right or left.  Where are the true news stories?  Why can’t they just give us the news and let us decide?

I get tired of hearing the same half truths over and over knowing full well that sooner or later, the cool-aid drinkers are going to start taking it as the truth.

I do not listen to NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC or PBS because they lean.   I don’t care which way they are leaning, they should not be LEANING at all when it comes to the straight news.


FBI Audit Finds Glitch


The FBI failed to put as many as 20 suspected terrorists on watch lists tailored to alert border agents and immigration officials because of a technology glitch, a Justice Department audit concluded Thursday.It was not immediately clear whether any of the suspects entered the United States as a result of the security lapse.

Responding, the director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center acknowledged the gap, but said it soon will be fixed.

The audit by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine gave the FBI mixed reviews for its efforts over the last two years to clean up its terror watch list database. The database contains more than 700,000 records about suspected terrorists and was created after the 9/11 Commission called for a single agency to consolidate and manage 12 government watch lists that existed before the 2001 terror attacks.

Since Fine’s last audit, in 2005, the FBI has worked to fix several problems, including trying to make sure the watch list is accurate and creating an office to deal with complaints from people wrongly identified as terrorists or suspects.

Still, problems persist, the audit found. It faulted two technology systems that feed into and from the master watch list that are not identical — as they should be — because they contain differing records. As a result, alerts weren’t raised about some suspected terrorists, the audit found.

“Specifically, we identified 20 watch list records on suspected or known terrorists that were not made available to the front line screening agents such as border patrol officers, visa application reviewers, or local police officers for use during watch list screening encounters — such as during border crossings, visa processing, or routine traffic stops,” the report concluded.

Parts of the audit were not released publicly, making it impossible to know whether any of the people on the watch list entered the country.

Terrorist Screening Center director Leonard Boyle said the technology glitch resulted in data not being included on alert lists tailor-made for some agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an arm of the Homeland Security Department. But he said the entire watch list is available to officials — including most police and other law enforcement agencies — that rely on National Crime Information Center data to do background checks.

“For technical reasons, about 20 identities or records did not get distributed as completely as they should have,” Boyle said in an interview. The CPB can access the crime center data, Boyle said, but the FBI did not send the watch list data directly to CBP systems “as they should have been.”

The two systems will be consolidated within six months, Boyle said.

Maybe FedX and UPS CAN track these people better. The good news here is that the checks and balance system seems to be working. The audit DID find the problem, but next time, it maybe too late.BIGDADGIB