30 May 2008

Back Home

We are finally back home and everything is ok right now.  Most of this post is adapted from an email correspondence with very special friends and turned into a bit of a rant... the arrogance of government workers was very frustrating.  But the play-by-play generally goes like this.  The drive was long and we hit two very bad spots of weather, rain so hard that we couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of us, if not less.  Both lasted for just a few minutes and all we had to do was slow down for a while and have the emergency blinkers going (so the fools who didn't slow down didn't run into the back of us!)

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28 May 2008

Update On Legal Issues

We're out of town to the "big city" for the rest of today and most of tomorrow for the next step in the application process.  The applications were submitted and now the girls must be fingerprinted.  Of course, it can't be done locally at a time of our choosing.  It has to be done by appointment (they make the appointment, not us) at a specific location and time.  The letter with the appointment information says that if the appointment is missed "your application will be considered ABANDONED."

Nice, eh?  That would mean starting over from the beginning, so we're going up the night before so we're not trying to rush tomorrow.  We don't want to take a chance that an overturned truck on the highway or bad weather (or extra-terrestrial abduction) might delay us, making us have to start everything again.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who donated so far and pledged to donate in the future, to help with our legal costs.  There's no way to fully express our appreciation in words.  This has been a long process which we hope to complete within the next two months.  It would have been much harder to get through all this without the generosity, advice, and prayers that have been offered.  Bless you all.

Be well. 

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27 May 2008

This Is Too Funny Not To Mention

LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR over at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler posted a letter that gives some insight into the feminine mind.  I'm not even going to excerpt it because it flows too well to break it up.  I'll give a taste by posting one of the comments though.

Kahlua and a hunting rifle?

Screw that…try Tequila and an AR-15. :em96: And if your plan is sketchy…take some pamprin and concentrate. You’re not trying hard enough. :em04:

Freaking amateurs. :em98:

If that's not enough to capture your interest... somebody should pull the plug.  Just sayin' 

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26 May 2008

Memorial Day

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With all the fine Memorial Day threads around, there's not much for me to add.  To all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty... thank you.  You are not forgotten.  You will never be forgotten.

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See here.

And here.

And here.
And here.  (Check the original graphic! )
And here.
And here.  (Always loved this song... thanks for the video)
And here.
And here.
And here.
And here.
And here.  (Two nice cartoons and a couple of good vids)
And here.
And here.
And here.  And here.  And here.  (All different posters at Blackfive)
And here.
And finally here.  (warning: .pdf link to U.S. Army Memorial Day Message)

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24 May 2008

Weekend Moronosphere Links

Go over to doubleplusundead's for the links roundup.  Lots of good stuff by It's Vintage Duh (a couple of very good posts!), Nice Deb (congratulate her on a full year of blogging!), and the rest of the morons.

Send dpud your Rachel Ray pics too, he likes that. 

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Classical Music

Now, my idea of classical music usually involves Olivia Newton-John, but others apparently have different ideas.  A post by kishnevi at Horseman, Pass By! has a very funny link that prompts this discussion.  I asked Machinist for his recommendation for an embedded classical music video and got this:



Discuss. 

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23 May 2008

Metal & Magic

First off, let me state that I don't get a dime for this (or any other compensation) and never will.  When I make a recommendation it's because it's something I found worth recommending.  This is an absolute must-check-out!  There are books and lots of original artwork.

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Two special recommendations for purchase... the first is here.  You can also check out this at Amazon.  Get a copy of Digger or Nurk for yourself and one as a gift for someone else who enjoys fantasy stories and art.  When S.Weasel gets around to putting a book together (hint, hint) they will go well together.

This is also going in the sidebar... it's that good.  One for Uncle Badger and S.Weasel below the fold.
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I'm Not A Mac User, But... This Is Funny!



I love these commercials.  And Vista does suck.

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Was I This Stupid As A Kid?



Yeah... I probably was. 

(It's not 'splosions Harper... but I hope it gets you through the weekend!  )

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They Grow Up So Fast

You just never know how your going to feel the first time...


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