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Be nice to stop time once in awhile. Sitting at red light wondering what jackass put a black fascia. Hard to see it, used to be yellow.

The yellow bus will be coming soon w 25 days until school. Love learning, hate common core. Nice having kids home.

One day over 90 degrees this summer & 8th coldest July on record. Almost 9 inches of rain. Corn is happy. Hope August brings heat & no more rain!

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It’s starting to smell and feel like fall and it sucks. Daily temps mid 70’s and below 50 in the evening. Likely will have to harvest corn early. Thought we’d share some summer flower color while it lasts. Betting on an early winter.

See how many of you know the common names of. Hint – one is a balloon flower!

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August 4, 2013
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Yea for July 5. Having worked in the fireworks business for numerous years, you can’t even imagine what it takes to put on a show for the 4th of July.

Imported or domestic fireworks are all made by hand. Now a days most fireworks shows are set off remotely by computers set to music. Last night Pyrotechno company lit a show by hand and it was SPECTACULAR.

May God continue to bless the USA. Sharing some photos of the day.

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Whoooo hoooo the lightning bugs are back. Not officially summer, but darn nice to see them sparkling in the night sky. A few solar lamps in a sea of yellow mating dance going on.

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As summer dwindles down with the last of picnics this Labor Day weekend, unemployment numbers continue to rise.  Whatever President Barack Hussein Obama’s stimulus package was supposed to stimulate, it obviously did not occurr in the jobs sector and led us to a recession.  

The Labor Department reported that productivity grew at a 6.6% annual rate in the second quarter http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod2.nr0.htm.  People are working hard in America as they have always done, even with the government’s debt projections well into the trillions. 

The latest means of government raising revenue to fund socialism, US congressman Peter DeFazio has introduced is HR 1068 which would tax financial transactions on Wall Street to repay TARP funds.  This Act may be cited as the `Let Wall Street Pay for Wall Street’s Bailout Act of 2009′. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.1068.  with text in its entirety here at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h1068ih.txt.pdf.

Author Les Leopold and the AFL-CIO think this is a great idea saying, “this is the best moment since the 1930s to do something about our obscene mal-distribution of wealth and our ruinous, bloated financial sector.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/les-leopold/labor-day-special-reward_b_277094.html 

The mal-distribution of wealth?  Whoa there Robin Hood!  It is American companies and the backbone of the American worker who supported the world economies for years.  Had bureaucrats and politicians done their job to inhibit and regulate blatant failures in the oversight of Frannie and Freddie Mac, AIG, and Madoff to name a few, the American economy would not have hit this bump on the road of democracy.  Don’t even put the blame on deregulation.  There are plenty of laws and taxes on the books that need enforcement, not layer upon layer of more regulation that allowed this scam of our tax dollars to occur. 

HR 1068 is an insult to American Capitalism. A fabulous example if you are into the whole lettering writing campaign to send to you representative against this tax can be found at http://alphaguy.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-letter-to-steny-hoyer-about-hr-1068.html.

On the one hand, the government recommends you invest on Wall Street with a 401k, IRA’s, stocks and bonds for your retirement to avoid the burdened social security program and then, wants to place an additional tax upon the transaction!  Who is the thief? 

“When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea.  He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.” wrote, Adlai Stevenson.

Recently, President Obama was asked if he believed in American Exceptionalism.  The President of the United States of America replied: “I believe in American Exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British Exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.”

The question wasn’t about patriotism, it was about exceptionalism!  Perhaps President Obama should have been more clear by saying something like, “In the new world order, everyone and every country will be exceptional.  My socialistic, Marxist policies will make individualism and the desire to create exceptionalism cease, along with America’s global economic, military, scientific and cultural dominance.”

“Afterburner with Bill Whittle” from Pajamas TV has created this fabulous video explaining to Bill Maher and President Obama the difference between patriotism and exceptionalism.  If you click no other videos today, make this be the one. 

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Afterburner_with_Bill_Whittle/_Bill_Maher,_Barack_Obama_and_the_Truth_About_American_Exceptionalism/2378/8861/

God Bless America this Labor Day and all the days.

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Global Warming my ass.  56 degrees this morning with another couple of inches of rain to go with the 14 inches we got last week here in FEMA Zone 5.   What happened to summer and hot and humid days?  How many years will I have to watch The God Father movie reruns inside on the 4th of July?

Have all those x marks the spot chemtrails in the sky finally caught up with us mere planetary inhabitants? 

Region V is the second most populated of the 10 FEMA regions serving more than 49 million people. The region’s most common challenges are floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and earthquakes. It also has the highest volume of shipped hazardous materials of all 10 FEMA regions, and is home to 16 of the nation’s nuclear power plants which, reside in five of the six of Region V states.  http://www.fema.gov/about/regions/regionv/index.shtm

It’s just cold and rainy and it sucks.  To top it off,  We the People are being held hostage to another piece of crap legislation, the House crap-and-trade energy bill.

I woke up on the right side of the bed today, and put my furnace on while the pool heater is on at the same time.  The washing machine and dryer are running, the stove is on, and so are all my lamps because it is so dark from the overcast sky.  Can’t wait to see how many carbon credits we spend and use today.

Released today. Four independent scientists respond in detail to the evidence that government scientists claim shows that carbon dioxide causes significant global warming. The real debate continues. After the return fire from the skeptical experts, there was not a single point left standing.

“Our conclusions are:

  1. that whilst recent increases in greenhouse gases play a minor radiative role in global climate, no strong evidence exists that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing, or are likely to cause, dangerous global warming;
  2. that it is unwise for government environmental policy to be set based upon monopoly advice, and especially so when what monopoly is represented by an international political (not scientific) agency; and
  3. that the results of implementing emissions trading legislation will be so costly, troublingly regressive, socially divisive and environmentally ineffective that Parliament should defer consideration of the CPRS bill and institute a fully independent Royal Commission of enquiry into the evidence for and against a dangerous human influence on climate.
  4. We add, with respect to point 3 that the scientific community is now so polarized on the controversial issue of dangerous global warming that proper due diligence on the matter can only be achieved where competent scientific witnesses are cross-examined under oath and under strict rules of evidence.
  5. http://joannenova.com.au/2009/07/03/scientists-call-for-royal-commission-into-climate-change-science/

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