THE FRIDAY FEEL-GOOD GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

If you are one of the 15 or so people who visit the garden,it is not a revelation I’m pretty depressed these days.

I was even going to summarize the outrages du jour,but we all need the break even if only for a day or two.

YOU WON’T HEAR IT ANYWHERE ELSE,BUT TODAY IS FLAG DAY.

ALSO,ON THIS DAY IN 1775,…238 YEARS AGO,THE U.S.ARMY WAS BORN.

LETS CELEBRATE THEM BEFORE SOMEBODY MAKES IT ILLEGAL

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CtH:I included this one of US Army women just for you.

Pete: Thanks! Just FYI, I’m pretty sure those are Marines (MARPAT digital camo pattern and rolled sleeves are tip off). Ooh Rah!

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IF YOU’RE WORKING AT WENDYS,ENJOYING A FROSTY THIS WAY IS NOT A GOOD CAREER MOVE

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From CtH: Screenshot of site where you can get your hard-drive checked for the DNS Changer thing.

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  1. Pistol Pete

    ‘Here I am mom’: The Facebook response that reunited mother with the long-lost son she put up for adoption 22 years ago

    This is so cool
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2340319/Here-I-mom-The-Facebook-response-reunited-mother-long-lost-son-adoption-22-years-ago.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Beautiful, Pete! Thank you! Very timely for my family, too, as our dd and sil head out west to help his birth mom celebrate her 50th birthday. He and his twin brother were reunited before dd met him. He also has an adoptive mom and a stepmom. He’s close to all three!

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    • Oh wow… MAJOR kleenex alert.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years
    the fact he used to do catnip didn’t hurt him with the social conservatives

    http://www.bizarrenews.org/content/view/175/1/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    91-year-old breaks world bench-press record
    You wouldn’t want to mess with him.
    http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/20130614world-champion.html?nclick_check=1

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  4. Pistol Pete

    18 Ways To Use Your Slow Cooker This Summer
    One of the dishes was chili dogs.Back in my day we had drive-ins called Root Beer Stands.There was a Dog N Suds on the way to the neighborhood outdoor movie theater.Stopping for a coney dog with cheese,hand-made onion rings and a frosty mug of the best root beer in the world was about as close to Heaven as a kid could get back then.I wish those days had never ended.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/summer-slow-cooker-recipes

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    • Mmmmm, some of those recipes look really good. I love to make stuff in the slow cooker, especially in hot weather when I really can’t stand the thought of turning on the stove or oven.

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      • P.S. I remember the Dog ‘n’ Suds too — are there any of them left?

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        • GP

          Sorry PP, but A & W was better. I loved their hamburgers. That’s where I had my first job, making a whopping 10 cents and hour. Yes, you heard me. Plus tips of course, which sometimes boosted my pay for three hours of work to a whopping 2 bucks. But it was better than babysitting, where we only got 50 cents and no tips.
          Now teenagers cannot even get those jobs because they have been pushed out by minimum wage and immigrants..

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  5. Pistol Pete

    John Stamos to Host Entire Show About ‘Losing Your Virginity’

    Just think…Ricky and Lucy had to sleep in twin beds.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lauren-enk/2013/06/13/tmi-john-stamos-host-entire-show-about-losing-your-virginity

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  6. Pistol Pete

    ‘It was providence. We are soulmates’: Newlyweds who both suffered horrific burns say they wouldn’t change a thing because their injuries brought them together

    Granny always said there’s somebody for everybody even if you’re ugly and smell bad.
    Then she’d comment if I’m patient,I’m bound to find somebody at some point in the future.She wasn’t real big on ego-pumping.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341083/Dallas-Wiens-Newlyweds-suffered-horrific-burns-say-wouldnt-change-injuries-brought-together.html

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  7. Pistol Pete

    82-Year-Old Barber Will Be Allowed to Keep Giving Free Haircuts in Exchange for Hugs Despite ‘Permit’ Threats From City
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/13/82-year-old-barber-will-be-allowed-to-keep-giving-free-haircuts-in-exchange-for-hugs-despite-permit-threats-from-city-officials/

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  8. Pistol Pete

    FBI: Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Internet in July
    Chrissy:do you know anything about this?
    http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/fbi-hundreds-of-thousands-may-lose-internet-in-july

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    • Ting

      One would hope that if you have one of these infected computers that you would get a little advance warning…..

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I looked into this and followed the instructions, took a screenshot (see above) of the site they say to go to so you’d all see that it’s safe. My puter is clean!

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      • GP

        Remember that Reagan line about “I’m from the government and here to help”?
        Well that is how I feel about warnings like this coming from the Feds. I would never go to their website for the fix, but I am too suspicious that they are the ones who are actually mining for email addresses. I would not put it past this regime to plant something like this on a tea party site in order to find out who the members are.
        Do not trust Big Brother.

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Contestants at the National Redneck Olymp-Hicks showcase ‘skills’ from belching and belly flopping to bobbing for pig’s feet
    They released a bunch of white doves,but the rednecks got the shotguns out of their pickups and shot a bunch of them.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338514/National-Redneck-Olymp-Hicks-showcases-contestants-skillful-belching-belly-flopping-bobbing-pigs-feet.html

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  10. Pistol Pete

    Eyeball-licking: the fetish that is making Japanese teenagers sick
    Warning: don’t read this if you’re eating, prone to sudden bouts of queasiness or unable to even think about Un Chien Andalou without simultaneously bursting into tears and dry-heaving.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/jun/14/eyeball-licking-fetish-japanese-teenagers-sick

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Polar bears are conning us and your dad wants whiskey for Father’s Day
    I know Father’s Day isn’t a big deal,but if you know a dad,just thank him.
    He’ll spend the whole day wondering what that was for.
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/13/week-in-review-with-thedcs-chris-bedford-video-2/

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    • Ting

      Whiskey it will be then. I’ll drink it myself at the church cemetery in his memory – a single malt scotch.

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      • Pistol Pete

        Go for it,my good friend;and have one for me.

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        • Ting

          If I have one for you, too, I will have get a driver! It is so seldom that I drink that I will be downright giddy after 2. I bet I know who will take me there though, so here’s to you, Pete…

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          • GP

            Here’s to you too PP! (raising a cup of tea because I am total tea Toller, or however you spell it.)
            I will have an extra cup for you!

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  12. Pistol Pete

    This Video of a Giant Shark in NJ Is Going Viral – But Not Because of the Shark

    Check the shirt the guy is wearing
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/13/this-video-of-a-giant-shark-in-nj-is-going-viral-but-not-because-of-the-shark/

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  13. Pistol Pete

    “As a practicing Catholic,abortion is sacred ground”
    Pumped full of amphetamines,Botoxia celebrates the Houses’ living cadaver,John Dingellballs

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  14. Pistol Pete

    Little kid wants to meet Iron Man, gets Robert Downey Jr. instead

    Like expecting Captain America and getting Captain Crunch
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/14/little-kid-wants-to-meet-iron-man-gets-robert-downey-jr-instead-photo/

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  15. Pistol Pete

    Caller phoned 999 to tell police his prostitute was ugly
    That’s like asking a hooker if she has a money-back guarantee

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4967115/Caller-phoned-999-to-tell-police-his-prostitute-was-ugly.html

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  16. Pistol Pete

    White House cancels Obama’s African safari after plans are revealed to include a military SNIPER team ‘to take out lions and cheetahs if they threaten first couple’
    Maybe they found out through NSA wiretaps there was a plot to off Preezy and his pet Wookie by a band of militant,right-wing wildebeests

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341276/White-House-cancels-Obamas-African-safari-plans-revealed-include-SWAT-team-SNIPERS-high-powered-rifles.html

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  17. Pistol Pete

    Its getting really hard to find any positive news these days.I do the best I can.

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    • I have a Holstein cat who likes to play fetch like that! But she doesn’t sit with her mouth hanging open and her tongue hanging out. That’s something I’ve never seen any cat do before!

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        That is funny! Dewey does the mouth hanging open thing, but he won’t play fetch. It seems to be beneath his dignity. Daisey loves it though. It’s supposed to be in a poodle’s DNA. They were originally bred as water-bird dogs, like Labradors. They’re both purebred, but only Daisey looks like a poodle.

        Dewey seems to be channeling some mysterious bulldog ancestor. His stature, stance and undershot jaw are all bulldog, which we think is hysterical, since his Mommy is our Marine and that’s their mascot.

        We call his breed MARPOO. The Marines shorten everything to MARsomething. Like, MARPAT is their digital camo pattern and MARDET is where the Marine Detachment lives at DINFOS.

        So far as I know, bulldogs don’t “do” fetch. Marines either. So that fits. 🙂

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        • Violet

          My bullies are both HORRIBLE at fetch…I didn’t know that was a bulldog thing! They will chase a thrown ball, and then quickly destroy it without ever bringing it back for another toss. Countless nerf footballs have met a slobbery demise at out house.

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            LOL … well they were bred to latch on and destroy the enemy, not to delicately pick up a dead bird and bring it back. So it makes sense!

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            BTW, Violet, do you know how to get your bullies to let loose of something? Cesar Milan shows how to do it. Basically, you put your thumb on the skin where the top and bottom of their lips meet at the side of the mouth you can reach, then shove your thumb, protected by the skin, in between the back teeth.

            Most breeds of dogs will respond to a command to release or drop, but bullies and other fighting dogs will not. And pain makes them even more insistent about their grip, so beating on them, which I’ve seen work with a St. Bernard who attacked my boyfriend, makes them hang on tighter.

            It’s what makes them ideal pit dogs. No matter how much the other dog fights or hurts them, they do not let go. Problem is, if they get hold of someone you do NOT want mauled or dead.

            Cesar (The Dog Whisperer) has an episode on DVD where he helps a guy who is otherwise great with dogs, but the bulldog his wife adopted has taken over the house and grounds and nothing the guy does that works with his other dogs works with the bulldog.

            It’s a really good lesson for anyone with a breed of what Cesar calls “gladiator” dogs. The method for releasing their hold is quite simple and doesn’t require a lot of strength. And knowing how to do it could save two lives … the victim’s and the dog’s.

            I know bullies are wonderful pets. But they have that hold-til-death in their DNA and if something sets them off, which could be totally innocent on their part … disease or someone teasing them beyond endurance … it’s good to know how to break the grip before someone gets hurt badly enough that the authorities are forced to euthanize your beloved pet.

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            • Violet

              Oh, yes…Cesar Millan is our hero! Exercise, discipline, affection! I learned everything I could about being a bully-mom from him! Fortunately my dogs rehabbed well, show no animal/human aggression, and I worked very hard on the ‘leave it’ command, along with teaching ‘gentle mouth’ for taking treats from people’s hands. We always use positive reinforcement in our training, so there is a bigger incentive to obey, than to disobey. So far (9 years), the only times I’ve had to use the ‘open your mouth’ trick, are when we need to pill them. They resist that pretty stubbornly.

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              • chrissythehyphenated

                Oh YAY!! I am always SO happy to hear a dog owner – esp a gladiator dog owner – has learned to be Alpha! When we stumbled on to Cesar .. and we really did stumble! … we had no idea our poodle Dewey was unstable and unhappy.

                I just saw this YouTube video of a guy who can sing puppies to sleep that was titled “Let the Dog Whisperer try this!” and I thought, “Who is the Dog Whisperer? The label makes it sound like EVERYone should knwo him.”

                So I googled and then check Netflix, ordered some of his DVDs and watched some episodes just to find out why he was so allegedly famous. Then D and I are seeing one Dewey behavior after another that Cesar said, “That’s an Alpha thing. This dog is unstable.”

                Since all of these behaviors were the things we wished he would NOT do (dog aggression on walks for example) but which we’d had no success changing, I signed up all his DVDs and we watched every one two times. It was really something the day we decided we were going to pull off a (hopefully bloodless) coup.

                Dewey put up a real battle to keep his position. He weighs all of 10 pounds, but it took both of us, all found hands, to hold him down the first time! I don’t worry much being home alone with him, cuz if I was a burglar, I’d NOT want to tangle with the Dew Man. He’s small and cute with his curly white hair, but he’s FAST and he’s nasty and dangerous when he wants to be. If anything, being so small and low to the ground would make him harder to deal with, you know?

                Anyway, we stuck with it, trusting Cesar’s “it takes two weeks to change a behavior” rule and what a different dog we had at the end! He makes a little bid for supremacy about once a month … just testing us I think to see if we’ve weakened. It makes sense, since in a wild pack, the Alpha who got older or sick would need replacing.

                Our success with Dewey allowed us the confidence to get a puppy for him. When Dewey’s mommy joined the Marines, he got stuck with us old fogeys who don’t like rough house. He was bored. But I would never have gotten a puppy the way he was before Cesar.

                And interesting thing of a God’s Gift variety … Daisey proved to have the opposite problems. Very anxious and fearful temperament. She’s a lot like me, so working with her has been SO good for me too.

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        • Bessie (our Holstein cat) was the first one I’d ever had that liked to fetch. She was a stray who was adopted by my middle daughter, and from the get-go she never behaved like a cat. The first Christmas after she moved in with us, she kept stealing a certain type of ornament off the tree — fuzzy little candy canes that my kids had made by twisting red and white pipe cleaners around a knitting needle, then bending them into a cane shape — and she would carry them downstairs and shove them under my youngest daughter’s bedroom door. Youngest daughter got really sick of finding these things on the floor next to her door, so one day after Bessie had just brought her another one, she picked it up and threw it down the hall. Bessie eagerly ran after it, picked it up, and brought it back to her. That was how we discovered her skills as a retriever.

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            I had a cat once who used to pick little plastic rose buds off my fake plant, then drop them in the big water dish (a spaghetti pot) we kept for all the animals. Then he’d stick his entire arm, up to the elbow, into the water and SLOSH it vigorously, then take his arm out and watch the rose bud bob around. He was also fascinated with the toilet flushing. LOL

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            • I can picture it! Pretty much anything that isn’t nailed down is a de facto kitty toy, if the kitty decides it would be fun to play with.

              I had one of those pet watering devices that you can fill up and invert and it keeps the dish filled with water until the water in the reservoir is used up. But Oscar just thought it was so much fun to scoop the water out of the dish with his paw and splatter it all over the floor; and as the water level in the dish dropped, that would create a vacuum that caused the water in the reservoir to make weird bubbling noises, which was apparently very entertaining to him. When he was finished playing there would be water all over the floor and almost none left in the reservoir. So much for the self-watering gizmo. It’s now in the storage room, gathering dust.

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              • chrissythehyphenated

                LOLOLOL I’ve got some of those wonder pet products that maybe worked for others but not for me too.

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      • Violet

        Maybe it’s just really hot in there? I’ve seen my Siamese do this panting thing once, while playing with her feather-on-a-string toy….but at the time, we lived on the top floor of a west-facing brownstone with no cross ventilation and a tar roof. We thought we could get through ONE summer without a window A/C unit, but we were all miserably hot. When I saw the CAT panting, I broke down and bought one.

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    • GP

      My sweet Cleo use to play fetch. I would toss a kibble up in the air and she would jump up and catch it. I could get her to run in any direction by a flick of my wrist. She was so sweet.
      I miss her.

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  18. Ting

    You do a great job, Pete! Hang in there.

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  19. Ting

    So – we have scandals coming at us fast and furious, but I think the one that may gain the most traction is the hacking of the CBS reporter’s computer. If, that is, it is discovered that the White House had anything to do with it. And who else would care? I hope they are up late pacing the floor about that one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but I get the impression that nothing interferes with their beauty sleep.

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  20. chrissythehyphenated

    Thanks for Female Warrior pic, Pete!

    I just finished watching “Last Ounce of Courage” for Flag Day. GOOD FLICK if anyone’s looking for one.

    From Netflix: “Last Ounce of Courage” 2012 PG 101 minutes – After a discussion with his grandson hits close to home, Mayor Bob Revere, a decorated war veteran, embarks on a crusade to restore Christianity and patriotism to his increasingly secular town.

    From me – Above doesn’t mention that Bob’s son/grandson’s dad died defending our freedoms. It’s a huge theme in the movie; three kleenex flick for this military mom. The 2-officers-on-the-porch scene, military funeral … well done, very respectful and so far as I know, correct in the details. Thank God I have not had to know this first hand.

    Good values promoted throughout. Some understated violence, necessary to the story only. Nothing gratuitous. No smoking, drugs, drinking or sex. Some nice kissing and hand holding, good marriages, good friendships. No language. Some good natured mockery of a couple of foolish enablers who thankfully got locked in a closet and came around in the end.

    My one and only quibble was the scene where the dad rode his motorcycle without a helmet. I just have a thing about that.

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  21. chrissythehyphenated

    One of my home town’s claim to fames is as a pre-Hollywood movie-making center. I just found a fun site dedicated to it and to the history of silent movies in general.

    https://www.facebook.com/IthacaSilentMovies

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Fun factoid: Oliver Hardy made his very first feature film in Ithaca, New York, long before he teamed up with Stan Laurel!

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  22. chrissythehyphenated

    Pete, you might want to read this. Mentions diabetes a couple times. I think I’m going to give this stuff a shot for the anti-inflammatory benefits, see if it helps my pain.

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/science-confirms-turmeric-effective-14-drugs

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    • GP

      Tumeric is a great anti-inflammatory, but not easy to digest for many diabetics. There is a patented form called Meriva that has an enzyme or something that has proven to be more absorbable. So if you use it, take it with veggies as they may offer some enzymatic action. Or take Usana’s Procosa, which I use every day for my fingers (no more pain) and it is made with the Meriva form.
      Also, every diabetic should use cinnamon liberally. That alone will lower the insulin levels.

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  23. GP

    PP, I was going to wish you a sunny weekend but it looks like we are going to get a lot of clouds. Nonetheless, I would encourage you to get out and walk everyday. Nothing improves ones health more than to get out each day and get some fresh air and a brisk walk. You can build up the distance as you get stronger. Do not accept that your health cannot change. It can! Just move! I am a walking example of that! (someday I may get the courage to link to my video for you all)
    Exercise is the only way to stimulate serotonin production in the brain, the feel good hormone. And serotonin helps to produce melatonin, the sleep hormone.
    Walking will help you feel better AND sleep better.
    It is still a beautiful world out there that God has given us, even on cloudy days.
    Carpe Diem!

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