...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732



Friday, September 30, 2016

Night Music ~ Claude Debussy : Clair de Lune, for Piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3

Found For Fridays

A father put his three year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which she ended by saying, "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma, and good-bye Grandpa."
The father asked, "Why did you say good-bye Grandpa?"
The little girl said, "I don't know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do."
The next day grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence.
A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this, "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy and good-bye Grandma."
The next day the grandmother died.
"Holy crap" thought the father. "This kid is in contact with the other side."
Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed, the dad heard her say, "God bless Mommy and good-bye Daddy."
He practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound. Finally midnight arrived; he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.
When he got home his wife said, "I've never seen you work so late. What's the matter?"
He said, "I don't want to talk about it, I've just spent the worst day of my life.”
She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me. This morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson!”
From Maddad. HT/Madpriest


"I'm wearing a ribbon round my arm," said Tom with abandon.


"I'm concerned about the number of people not attending," said Tom absentmindedly.


"I like modern painting," said Tom abstractly.


"Now I have the tools to chop down that tree," said Tom with a heavy accent.


"This salad dressing has too much vinegar," said Tom acidly.


"There's room for one more," Tom admitted.


"Here's your allowance for the next two weeks," Tom advanced.


"I'd like to eat seventeen cakes," Tom agreed.


"I'm halfway up a mountain," Tom alleged.





Thursday, September 29, 2016

Night Music ~ Louis Prima

Throwback Thursday

This would be of the officers to Install the Eastern Star,  I am in the middle, My mother (Ruth Jackson) is in the dark dress by me.   The one next to my mother was the Organist, the others  were the Chaplain and Marshal.  This would have been in 75 or 76 when the Masonic Temple was at Fifth and Douglas.  This was one of the times when I Installed the Officers and Mother Installed me so it was one of the (8) times I was Worthy Patron.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Night Music ~ Brothers Four - Beautiful Brown Eyes & Lyrics

Toad Tales

Bison.

A new symbol for the United States.  Click here for article.

From Wlipedia

The American bison and the European bison (wisent) are the largest terrestrial animals in North America and Europe. Bison are good swimmers and can cross rivers over half a mile (800 meters) wide. They are nomadic grazers and travel in herds. The bulls leave the herds of females at two or three years of age, and join a male herd, which are generally smaller than female herds. Mature bulls rarely travel alone. Towards the end of the summer, for the reproductive season, the sexes necessarily commingle. American bison are known for living in the Great Plains. Both species were hunted close to extinction during the 19th and 20th centuries, but have since rebounded. The American plains bison is no longer listed as endangered, but the wood bison is on the endangered species list in Canada




In America, the commercial industry for bison has been slow to develop despite individuals, such as Ted Turner, who have long marketed bison meat. In the 1990s, Turner found limited success with restaurants for high-quality cuts of meat, which include bison steaks and tenderloin. Lower-quality cuts suitable for hamburger and hot dogs have been described as "almost nonexistent". This created a marketing problem for commercial farming because the majority of usable meat, about 400 pounds for each bison, is suitable for these products. In 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture purchased $10 million worth of frozen overstock to save the industry, which would later recover through better use of consumer marketing. Restaurants have played a role in popularizing bison meat, like Ted's Montana Grill, which added bison to their menus. Ruby Tuesday first offered bison on their menus in 2005.  
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In Canada, commercial bison farming began in the mid 1980s, concerning an unknown number of animals then. The first census of the bison occurred in 1996, which recorded 45,235 bison on 745 farms, and grew to 195,728 bison on 1,898 farms for the 2006 census.
Several pet food companies use bison as a red meat alternative in dog foods. The companies producing these formulas include Natural Balance Pet FoodsFreshpet, The Blue Buffalo Company, Solid Gold, Canidae, and Taste of the Wild. (Which is what Molly and Todd eat.)


Published on Apr 3, 2015 This video was shot in Lamar Valley in 2013. One of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. The length they ran must have been in the 8-10 mile range. After speaking with rangers, they feel perhaps a grizzly or wolves had initially spooked the bison. Makes you see what it must have been like in the 1800's on bison hunts. At the 14:39 mark we moved to the Specimen Ridge area and here came the herd, still running, over the hill. At the 30:00 mark some of the herd turns around, after running all that way, and heads back to Lamar.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Night Music ~ Michael Buble and Blake Shelton - Home ( Live 2008 ) HD

Molly (and Todd) on Monday

 Molly here,

     It is wonderful right now. The temperature is perfect.  BG has turned off the AC and Todd and I can be on the porch and go in and out as we want.  Of course the "other dog" on the south has been barking and we don't like that.

 We have conversations about him and we decided that bark back at him and we get yelled at by BG.


Our roomer was over and took care of us one day while BG was having surgery on his forehead.

It is called Mohs surgery and it took from 9 am until about 1 and then he has been feeling punk since then.  He has been watching TV and popping Tylenol.  So he is no fun.


 He did take some pictures for  us.












He has stitches on his head and so he is just sitting around much of the time.   Hope you liked seeing our pictures....that is the tail for this week.

Have a good week.  Woof!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Night Music ~ Lesley Gore - It's my party

Sunday




Published on Sep 7, 2013
Shirley Erena Murray's text, "For Everyone Born," is a powerful hymn for human rights and justice. First published in 2008 by the Global Praise unit of the General Board of Global Ministries's text, "For Everyone Born," is a powerful hymn for human rights and justice. Murray presents the unconditional and challenging vision of God's shalom, especially as it addresses the worth of all persons.

Ms. Murray writes: I wrote this text in 1998, when I was involved with work for Amnesty International and because I couldn't find anything to reflect a broad overview of human rights in any hymnbook. You can see that I have used some of the very basic ideas of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- the right to shelter, safety, food, and later, the right to a job, to freedom of speech and worship. I've tried to put them in a context which relates directly to the Gospel, but without excluding those who are not of the Christian faith.... But in [a] more specific way, and to me an authentic one, it relates deeply and immediately to the manifesto of Jesus and all that he taught." What is this table? In my mind it began as the table of the world in the peaceable kingdom, an imaginary place of justice and joy where everyone gathers and is fed. But inevitably it was taken up as a communion hymn, in the context of the Holy Table.... And in places where exclusion by the Church is a source of injustice and pain, as with the gay and lesbian communities, it has been used to ask for a place at the table, along with every other believer."

In all the compelling and powerful ways this text "speaks" to us, it also triggers emotional reactions and can be difficult to sing. In particular, verse four sparked robust debate in the selection process. The file isthick with wide reviews from various sources and feedback from counselors, social workers, and pastors
over the tensions between seeing the ideal of Christ's teachings of reconciliation and wholeness and the realities of extreme sexual abuse and pastoral care. We are certainly challenged by this hymn to live into what the church claims to believe and called by the Creator to help bring into being. When asked whether Ms. Murray foresaw challenges for congregational singing, she responded: "... I wrote the 'tough' verse 4 because I knew, under the manifesto of Jesus, that even the worst abuse has to be dealt with and faced, and forgiveness requires singing about here. Of course, I have had much reaction to this -- personal stories of terrible pain and lifelong trauma from all kinds of abuse. Sometimes the verse is omitted... by insecure leaders of worship. This destroys the architecture of the text. Sometimes -- less often -- it is welcomed as exposing and recognising wounds that seem impossible to heal."

Then I found this which is needs to be shared...also

An omitted stanza, listed as “optional” in the original publication, confirms the radical hospitality that is proposed by the author:
For gay and for straight, a place at the table,
a covenant shared, a welcoming place,
a rainbow of race and gender and color,
for gay and for straight, the chalice of grace . . . *
The author states her theological premise in the introduction of the collection, A Place at the Table: "I have used the words of the hymn 'A Place at the Table' as title for this book, because there are still Christian people not welcome, either at the communion table or at the common table of society. . ..” .... This stanza, deleted from most hymnals, is a further demonstration of Ms. Murray's willingness to address the concerns of a contemporary audience. Here she challenges us to recognize the sacrament as a place of unconditional inclusivity.
According to the refrain, we understand the Christian’s role to play in offering “justice and joy” because paradoxically, “God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy.” In this way, the Creator expresses delight when humanity “creates” justice and joy. Not content to leave Christianity as a relic of the past, Murray’s hymn gives new voice to Christians crying out for God’s justice and joy as they enact God’s will “on earth as it is in heaven.”



  "Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  - Thomas Jefferson


Friday, September 23, 2016

Night Music ~ All the Gold in California by Steve

Found for Friday

A guy was taking his girlfriend to prom. Getting ready, he went to a tux rental shop. There was a huge line but he eventually got his tuxedo.

He then went to the florist. Again, there was a huge line, but he got the orchid in the end.

Then he went to the limo rental place, and there was a big line there too! But he eventually managed to rent one.

They got to the prom and danced for a little bit, and then his girlfriend asked for some punch.

He went to get it – but there was no punch line.



I took the shell off my racing snail, thinking it would make him faster.
If anything, it made him more sluggish.


A sheep owner who sold his flock for too little was told: "ewe were fleeced."



To whoever took my Microsoft Office: I will find you.
You have my Word.


Now that they allow us to wear jeans at the office every day, I am no longer a slacker.


My calendar's days are numbered.



Long lines at fast food joints cause wait gain.


How does a mermaid give birth, you ask?
By sea-section.




Three guys are on a boat and they have four cigarettes, but no matches or cigarettes or anything to light them with. What do they do?
They throw one cigarette overboard and the whole boat becomes a cigarette lighter.

I went to the worst zoo. It had only one animal. It was a shih tzu.



Some bankers are generous to a vault.