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2014_07 05 Two lawyers and House of Rep prepare to sue Obama

July 4 Room for another holiday

The Lawyers Behind the Lawsuit against Obama By Ian Tuttle – July 5, 2014

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Catch-22, Thy Name is Caffeine

COFFEE without it

Today could be going better.

I put the pot on and prepared my favorite brew in my Bodum coffee press. Then I did some dishes. When it seemed like the water was taking way too long to boil, I realized I hadn’t turned on the (electric) burner. So I did that and got back to the dishes.

When I noticed a burning smell, I thought, “There must be a a piece of spaghetti or some crumbs under the burner.” Picking up the pot to blow under the burner, I realized it was empty … and smoking hot. So I cooled it off, put a cup of water in, put it back on the hot burner and got back to the dishes.

Then I realized I was getting a headache from the burned pot smell.  Or maybe caffeine withdrawal.  Probably both.  So I  turned on the exhaust fan and did some more dishes. Yes, there were a lot of dishes.

And since running water sounds exactly like the sound water makes right before it boils, which is when I like it best, I didn’t catch it before it was at a full rolling boil.  I don’t want to crack my very expensive glass Bodum coffee press (again … $44), so I put the water pot on a cool burner and tossed in an ice cube.

Again with the dishes, where I realized I had forgotten to set the 8 minute timer I use for steeping coffee.  Alert readers will notice I never put the water in the Bodum.  I did not notice.  I was not alert then.  I am not alert now.  How can I be alert when I haven’t had my flipping coffee!!??

So yeah … dishes, blah blah, the timer goes off and I find water has not yet met coffee grounds.  Only after I dump the water into the Bodum do I have the sparklingly clever idea to check if it is still hot. I wasn’t. Crap. I don’t like lukewarm coffee, but dammit, I needed my caffeine!  Back to the bloody dishes until I again realized I have forgotten to set the timer.

By this time, the water has brewed itself into stone cold coffee, which I do not like.  Although I am very ready to throw something, I remember that $44 and say a prayer.  What was that about trusting God?  Oh right.  On the off chance that God has an opinion about whether I have a cup of coffee right now, I dump it down the drain and abandon the kitchen, which still stinks of burnt pan.

This would not be a good time to post snarky comments about stupid people who allow themselves to become addicted to drugs, however legal. (See graphic.)

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Trust in the Lord

DOG Sunbeam w Bro Lawrence txt

Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the open squares she raises her voice; Down the crowded ways she calls out, at the city gates she utters her words:

“How long, you naive ones, will you love naivete, How long will you turn away at my reproof? [The arrogant delight in their arrogance, and fools hate knowledge.]

Lo! I will pour out to you my spirit, I will acquaint you with my words:

‘Because I called and you refused,

extended my hand and no one took notice;

Because you disdained all my counsel,

and my reproof you ignored—

I, in my turn, will laugh at your doom;

will mock when terror overtakes you;

When terror comes upon you like a storm,

and your doom approaches like a whirlwind;

when distress and anguish befall you.’

Then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me, but will not find me,

Because they hated knowledge, and the fear of the LORD they did not choose. They ignored my counsel, they spurned all my reproof; Well, then, they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and with their own devices be glutted.

For the straying of the naive kills them, the smugness of fools destroys them.

But whoever obeys me dwells in security, in peace, without fear of harm.”

~Proverbs 1:20-33 (NABRE)

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