Happy days are here again
Baobab Tree of Life,
2,000 years old in South Africa,
is 98.4 feet in circumference.
Stages of Life
Fox News Anchors on Their Way Up
"4 year-old's first paycheck"
Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed
between a little 4-year-old girl & some construction workers
that will make you believe that we all can make a difference
when we give a child the gift of our time.
A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One
day, a construction crew turned up to start building a house
on the empty lot. The young family's 4-year-old daughter
naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next
door and spent much of each day observing the workers.
Eventually the construction crew, all of them "gems-in-the-
rough," more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.
They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had
coffee and lunch breaks, & gave her 20 little jobs to do here
and there to make her feel important.
At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her 10 dollars "pay" she'd received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.
When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was
equally impressed & asked the little girl how she had come
by her very own pay check at such a young age.
The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with a real
construction crew building the new house next door to us."
"Oh my goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be
working on the house again this week, too?"
The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot
ever deliver the damn drywall!”
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Our 15th president, James Buchanan,
preceded Lincoln. He is consistently
voted our worst president by historians.
He was unable to think of a strategy or
make a decision about Southern secession,
then left the mess for Lincoln to clean up.
In the carriage, on the way to Lincoln's
inauguration, he told Lincoln,
"Sir, if you are as happy to be getting
into this job, as I am to be getting out
of it, you will be a very happy man."
We think Buchanan should
make space at the bottom
for Mr. Obama. He has no
strategy for the Mid-East
mess he created by weaseling
out of his "red line" threat.
Obama has tarnished America's
reputation around the world with
his feckless lack of leadership.
Here at home, his FUBAR roll out
of ObamaCare epitomizes his
meager management skills.
As Commander in Chief he
swapped five Taliban terrorist
leaders for U. S. Army deserter
Bowe Bergdahl. Then faked a hero's
ceremony in the Rose Garden;
all for political purposes.
Please, no more celebrity
presidents without executive
experience. We now have
the president we deserve.
However, we deserve better;
race or gender doesn't matter.
608 more days until
January 20, 2017
and a new president.
'It wouldn't be Friday without the Follies.'