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I did a hard inventory of my personal short-comings yesterday and decided to move my banking and on-line business chores to the first-thing-in-the-morning top of my daily To Do list. All year, I’ve been leaving it to last, because I hate doing that stuff. Then, I was always too tired to concentrate on anything I find so difficult, so kept giving myself yet another day off.
Net result … a $30 bank charge I wouldn’t have incurred if I’d been paying attention and embarrassment at realizing I still had not replaced a necklace I sold out of my on-line store back in July … not because I didn’t have new pieces to post, but because only the making is fun for me.
The whole business thing … I dunno what happened. Maybe I am a throw back to some other generation, because my dad was a terrific salesman and my mom did all the books for his business. She could add figures in her head when the list was facing the wrong way. Me, I need a calculator, a strong cuppa caffeine and a ruler to slide down the list facing the right way. And even then I need to do it three times and get the same answer all three times before I trust the answer.
Dearest has often said, “Artists need managers.” I’ve used that as an excuse for a long time, but my webmaster is a very talented artist and she has made her little business http://www.katiemadeit.com/ not just work, but also grow. I decided for 2012, I’m going to try to be more like her.
So … I bared my soul (and Lil Buzz’s bum ::giggle::). Anyone else up to committing to a resolution? Having partners to keep you honest is supposed to help you succeed at making changes in your habits. 🙂
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Did you catch the sneering contempt and accusations of “hypocrisy” coming from the self-righteous Occupiers?
What exactly did they have to be self-righteous about?
They’re so CLUELESS that, in the name of protesting the alleged 1% who supposedly control all the wealth in this country, they chose to harass the very type of small business owner who actually does dominate the economy in this country.
As for hypocrisy … puh-leeze. The owner of the coffee shop said what she wanted and then she acted on it, which is the opposite of hypocrisy.
Posted by Pistol Pete
WILL OBAMA STEAL THE 2012 ELECTION?
If he doesn’t,it sure won’t be for lack of trying
THE POINTLESSNESS OF MITT ROMNEY
SO MANY OUTRAGES,SO LITTLE TIME
IN A FIRST,GAS AND OTHER FUELS ARE TOP US EXPORT
Don’t look for gas prices to get any better;the greens stuff enough money in Obama’s pocket to make sure of that.
‘WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS,BUT NOT IN MY PLACE.’
SHEILA JACKASS LEE CALLS ON RON PAUL TO APOLOGIZE OR LEAVE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
How about you apologizing for being a pompous,race-hustling slimebag first,Sheila?
ON A $4M VACATION,THE FIRST WATER BUFFALO ASKS DONORS FOR $3
Are they kidding??
HOLDER RACE BAITING IS ABOUT BOZO’S REELECTION,NOT VOTING RIGHTS
ROAD CREW TOSSES AMERICAN FLAG IN DUMPTRUCK,SPARKS RALLY
OBAMA DELAYS REQUEST FOR $1.2T DEBT LIMIT INCREASE
The deal the republicans struck was far worse than we imagined.Obama pissed away the trillion that was supposed to last through next year in a matter of months and now he’s after more.What’s worse is the way the bill was crafted,he’ll get it.
WILL HOLLYWOOD STILL SHOWER LOVE ON OBAMA?
Of course they will.
CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL IS DOWN TO 5%
Yet 90% will still be reelected
OBAMA RESOLUTION:TO LIMIT DEALINGS WITH CONGRESS
Translation:if republicans get control of both houses,I’ll just use my EPA,DOJ,czars and executive orders to do whatever I want.They can all go to hell.
RUSH ON HOW TO FIX DETROIT:GET RID OF EVERY LIBERAL IN GOVERNMENT
That wouldn’t leave anybody but the guy who cleans the toilets
IN HIS WEEKLY RADIO LIES,OBAMA SPEAKS OF TOUGH DEBATES IN 2012
OK:rant time.Gingrich talked about challenging Obozo to 7 three-hour debates.I’ve heard a lot about who could out-debate him.Let me make this clear:debates don’t win presidencies.Obama could pass gas and pee himself and the presstitutes would still marvel at his ‘magnificent performance.’ You already know that.Second,we all know without a screen to read from,he’s a stuttering buffoon.He will agree to two debates at most,and will get the questions in advance.The republican candidate will be grilled on abortion,religion,foreign policy and how to punish the rich.Obama will be asked five different ways about how he single-handedly dispatched Bin Laden.Just don’t put a lot of stock into a pre-packaged dog and pony show.
ONLY 55% OF AMERICANS BETWEEN 16-29 HAVE JOBS
You all were so hot for Obama in 2008.Congratulations,you’ve been bitten on the ass by Karma.
See,us old folk can’t afford to retire.When we do,we’ll be moving in with you.
AMERICA LOSES IF OBAMA WINS
LEFTIST TALKING POINTS OF 2011
FOUR OCCUBAGGERS ARRESTED FOR TORCHING AMERICAN FLAGS
Their mothers must be so proud of them
VIDEO: The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street [5:50]
This video presents a very simple explanation of the fundamental and extremely important differences that exist between the classical liberalism of the Tea Parties and the progressive agenda advanced by the OWS movement.
It is based on “Why Progressive Institutions are Unsustainable” by Richard A. Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School.
My thoughts … the video says there is “no middle ground” between these two schools of economic thought.
Now … I have heard that Distributism is a middle ground or “third way” to Socialism and Capitalism and I agree with the Distributist principle, which is that the economic system that best promotes happiness and social justice is one in which capitalism is practiced by as many people as possible via family- and worker-owned businesses.
But I confess to know little about how Distributism works in real life.
The way I understand things, there is a spectrum with total government control of the economy on the Left end (Socialism) and zero government control of the economy on the Right (Laissez-faire Capitalism).
The way the video describes Progressivism definitely puts it at the Left end, but I’m not so sure the “classical liberalism” of the Tea Party movement is at the Right end.
All the Tea Partiers I know are middle class folks with families and, often, small businesses. And I’ve often heard it said that America is predominantly “center-right”, which looks to me like where Distributism falls as well.
My dearest darling Edward,
What a wonderful surprise! That sweet little partridge, in that lovely little pear-tree; what an enchanting, romantic gift! Thank you, and bless you.
Your deeply loving
My beloved Edward,
The two turtle-doves arrived this morning, and are cooing away in the pear-tree as I write. I’m so touched and grateful!
With undying love,
My darling Edward,
You do think of the most original presents! Who ever thought of sending anybody three French hens? Do they really come all the way from France? It’s a pity we have no chicken coops, but I expect we’ll find some. Anyway, thank you so much; they’re lovely.
What a surprise! Four calling birds arrived this morning. They are very sweet, even if they do call rather loudly — they make telephoning almost impossible — but I expect they’ll calm down when they get used to their new home. Anyway, I’m very grateful, of course.
The mailman has just delivered five most beautiful gold rings, one for each finger! A really lovely present! Lovelier, in a way, than birds, which do take rather a lot of looking after. The four that arrived yesterday are still making a terrible row, and I’m afraid none of us got much sleep last night. Mother says she wants to use the rings to wring their necks. Mother has such a sense of humor. She’s only joking, I think, but I do know what she means. Still, I love the rings.
Whatever I expected to find when I opened the front door this morning, it certainly wasn’t six socking great geese laying eggs all over the porch. Frankly, I rather hoped that you had stopped sending me birds. We have no room for them, and they’ve already ruined the croquet lawn. I know you meant well, but let’s call a halt, shall we?
I thought I said NO MORE BIRDS! This morning I woke up to find seven swans, all trying to get into our goldfish pond. I’d rather not think what’s happened to the goldfish. The whole house seems to be full of birds, to say nothing of what they leave behind them, so please, please, STOP!
Frankly, I prefer the birds. What am I to do with eight milkmaids? And their cows? Is this some kind of a joke? If so, I’m afraid I don’t find it very amusing.
Look here, Edward, this has gone far enough. You say you’re sending me nine ladies dancing. All I can say is, judging from the way they dance, they’re certainly not ladies. The village just isn’t accustomed to seeing a regiment of shameless viragos cavorting round the green, and it’s Mother and I who get the blame. If you value our friendship, which I do less and less, kindly stop this ridiculous behavior at once!
As I write this letter, ten disgusting old men are prancing up and down all over what used to be the garden, before the geese and the swans and the cows got at it. And several of them are taking inexcusable liberties with the milkmaids. Meanwhile, the neighbors are trying to have us evicted. I hope you’re satisfied.
This is the last straw! You know I detest bagpipes! The place has now become something between a menagerie and a madhouse, and a man from the council has just declared it unfit for habitation. At least Mother has been spared this last outrage; they took her away yesterday afternoon in an ambulance. I shall never speak to you again.
My client, Miss Emily Wellington, instructs me to inform you that with the arrival on her premises at 6:00 this morning of the entire percussion section of the London Symphony Orchestra, she has no course left open to her but to seek an injunction to prevent you importuning her further. I am making arrangements for the return of much assorted livestock.
Samuel Edelstein, Attorney-at-Law
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Ann Coulter writes (and I freely excerpted):
In the upcoming presidential election, two issues are more important than any others: repealing Obamacare and halting illegal immigration. If we fail at either one, the country will be changed permanently.
All current Republican presidential candidates say they will overturn Obamacare. The question for Republican primary voters should be: Who is most likely to win?
Running against an incumbent president in a make-or-break election, Republicans need a candidate with a track record of winning elections with voters similar to the entire American electorate.
Only Romney and Santorum have won a statewide election in a blue state, making them our surest-bets in a general election.
But if Santorum wins, we lose on the second most important issue – illegal immigration – and he’ll be the last Republican ever to win a general election in America.
Just as Americans ought to be able to learn the perils of a welfare state by looking at Greece, we ought to be able to learn the perils of illegal immigration by looking at California. Massive legal and illegal immigration has already so changed the California electorate that no Republican can be elected statewide anymore.
Among the most effective measures against illegal immigration is E-Verify, the Homeland Security program that gives employers the ability to instantly confirm that their employees’ Social Security numbers are legitimate.
Although wildly popular with Americans – including Hispanic Americans – the business lobby hates E-Verify. Employers like hiring non-Americans because they can pay illegal aliens less and ignore state and federal employment laws.
Only Romney and Bachmann support E-Verify.
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Only 1 candidate is right on 2 most important issues By Ann Coulter – December 28, 2011