Weekend Path – May 7-8, 2011

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

Photo by Dearest (aka, SalTEAdog)

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14 responses to “Weekend Path – May 7-8, 2011

  1. Dee

    Beautiful! Happy Weekend everyone! It’s 6am and we’re watching Wonder Pets.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Chrissy posts a weekend thread and I only report on Saturday.Would anybody want a report to cover Sunday?If so,I can post in comments,otherwise I’ll give it a rest until Monday.Thanks.

    THE SATURDAY GRUDGE

    YOUR SATURDAY CARTOONS

    McCARTHY,GOP LEADERS BASH OBAMA ON PROPOSED EXECUTIVE ORDER
    He wants to force all companies doing business with the government to disclose their political contributions.We all know what he’s after;just ask Texas.
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0511/McCarthy_GOP_leaders_bash_Obama_on_proposed_executive_order.html

    WHY THE BOUNCE WON’T LAST
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43337

    OBAMA TELLS SPECIAL-OPS TEAM’JOB WELL DONE.’
    Uh,Obie,these warriors are not brain-dead welfare parasites.They know your words are as empty as your soul.Their commitment to duty takes guts.You wouldn’t understand.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/159771-obama-tells-soldiers-we-have-cut-off-their-head

    WaPO DEVOTES A STAGGERING 6,228 WORDS TO MAINE SENATORS WHO FRUSTRATE CONSERVATIVES
    I call the Maine sisters two of the Stygian Witches.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/05/06/wash-post-devotes-staggering-6228-words-nuanced-maine-senators-who-f

    FACING POSIBLE TEA PARTY CHALLENGER,SNOWE MOVES TO THE RIGHT
    A John McCain clone with long hair and a bigger butt.We all knew McAmnesty would do a 180 after the election and he could quit pretending to be conservative.Don’t forget Obamacare would never have gotten out of committee without her vote to ‘stand aside for history.’
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/159483-snowe-moves-to-the-right-and-defends-her-actions

    TOP OFFICAIL FROM OBAMA-BACKED BLACK CHAMBER FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES
    Try to find this little tidbit in the media
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/06/top-official-from-obama-backed-black-chamber-faces-criminal-charges/

    DESPITE GROWTH,STILL NOT ENOUGH JOBS
    Of the 244,000 jobs reported last month,62,000 were hired by McDonalds
    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/571470/201105061901/US-Expansion-Still-Lacks-Jobs.htm

    OBAMA’S COURAGE IN PAKISTAN RAID VASTLY OVERRATED
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/obamas_courage_vastly_overrate.html

    NEW YORK REPUBLICANS SCRAMBLE TO AVOID ANOTHER SPECIAL ELECTION DEFEAT
    Alleged Tea Party candidate is a democrat plant
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/06/republicans-scramble-to-avoid-another-new-york-special-election-loss/

    MADCOW HOWLER:ZARQAWI ‘NOT ALL THAT WELL-KNOWN’-UNTIL US KILLED HIM

    I have to wonder if someone spiked that White House-brewed Kool Aid for MSNBC with hallucinogens

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2011/05/06/maddow-howler-zarqawi-not-all-well-known-until-us-killed-him#ixzz1LfDCzua7

    NATION’S LARGEST UNION ASKS MEMBERS TO BACK THE WON’S RE-ELECTION
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/obama-rerun/159687-teachers-union-asks-members-to-support-obamas-reelection
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2011/05/06/maddow-howler-zarqawi-not-all-well-known-until-us-killed-him

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  3. chrissythehyphenated

    Inspiring story about paralyzed medic who became a successful artist and also gives art classes for spinal and brain injury survivors.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/07/mississippi-wheelchair-bound-artist-paints-success-tragedy/

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    A while back, I tried sending my graphics to my bloggy mail list as postcards direct from my Site Bites at Webshots. I got some positive feedback on that, so have switched to doing it much more often and sending emails much less often.

    Today, I got some very cool feedback from someone who works at one of the most liberal Ivy League universities in the country.

    Chrissy,
    Keep the postcards coming, PLEASE!
    I print and post them on the wall at work.

    LOL!! I love it!!

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    • Ting

      I love those post cards, too, Chrissy. They get the point across very well with great “optics”, as the media is so fond of saying.

      Happy Birthday, and tell SalTEAdog that is the most beautiful photo of an iris I have ever seen. The way the light hits that petal in the lower left is breathtaking.

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  5. Auntie Lib

    Pete –

    I can never get too much “Grudge Report” – so as far as I’m concerned go for it on Sunday. (But don’t burn yourself out!) Thank you for keeping us up to speed – you are a special treasure! Love you, Pete!

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    • Ting

      I agree, Auntie Lib. I will avidly read whatever you and Chrissy post!

      But I do not want this blog to become a burden for either one of you. I hope it is a constructive outlet for your frustrations with the state of affairs in the US, and also an outlet for your talents. I say that anytime either one of you has something to post, let it fly! But please do not tie yourselves down to a schedule that makes it become a chore. We will always be reading, whenever the inspiration hits.

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      • I agree wholeheartedly — do it only as often as you can without it becoming a drag! We will all be happy to read your contributions whenever they appear, and if you miss a day or two or three, that will only make us appreciate you more when you return.

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        • Dee

          Me too! You two do such a great job but if it ever starts to feel like a j.o.b then please don’t feel like you have to post. But, if you do post, we will all happily read your contributions.

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  6. Pistol Pete

    I have a special request:
    Can Chrissy or one of the moderators post a special Mother’s Day thread for tomorrow?I have some special thoughts to share with you and hope maybe other people can remember the special times they had with Mom or Grandma.I know its asking a lot,but I’d appreciate it.Thanks,Pete

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  7. chrissythehyphenated

    Auntie, Ting, bob, Dee … oh gosh! I doubt you guys realize this, but it’s my birthday! I couldn’t have asked for a nicer presie than your support and kindness.

    My kids have been calling just to say hey. They’re all coming in a couple of week when we will celebrate my May Days … my bday is always near Mother’s Day, so this is the extra special, spoil Mom time of year. (We’ll also be saying good-bye to our two who head off to one of Obama’s Wars in the much-too-near future.)

    The bouquet was such a surprise, because I knew they were all planning to “do” my celebrations when they come. I’d already taken care of my Mother’s Day obligations and am obsessing on baby proofing and cleaning for our family gathering … basically I forgot it was a holiday week-end LOL.

    The delivery guy was so tickled at how startled and delighted I was. LOL I think he has just about the best job in the world. He gets paid to make people happy. Too cool.

    Anyway, all my phone calls have touched on PoliNations and Pete … “if you want a quick overview of what’s worth reading, just hit PoliNation and check out the Grudge Report!”

    I also told them how I just completed my NINTH full week here, am really pleased with myself for having kept to my resolution to NOT do too much AND that I love our arrangement whereby I do exactly what I please here and you all do the scut work I disliked at HB. LOL

    You know what? I have to change what I said before. The floral guy has the second best job. I have the best.

    And now I must bid you adieu. Dearest just came in with our gourmet take-out dinner and a bottle of red wine … my choices for birthday dining.

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  8. The flowers are gorgeous — both the garden picture and the bouquet from the kids. Happy birthday Chrissy, and happy Mothers’ Day to all! I always celebrate Mothers’ Day by giving flowers for the altar at church, in memory of my mom and in honor of all mothers. After mass we give a rose to every woman and girl to take home. I’ll try to get a photograph of the altar flowers tomorrow, so I can post it for you all to see.

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