You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in 1981. Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster and, in his twisted mind, loved Jodie to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan.
There is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. Consequently, you will appreciate the following letter from Nancy Reagan to John Hinckley some time back. We could all learn so much from this elegant and gracious lady:
“To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan
My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our country’s spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting Ronnie.
We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We’re confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive man.
Nancy Reagan & Family
P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.”
How many conservative cartoons have I posted from Townhall?
My opinion - Someone who did one too many tabs of Purple Haze…
By Close to Home – Nov 09, 2013
Possible shades of Obamacare?
By Close to Home – Nov 11, 2013
And this, while funny, sidesteps the problem of GMO’s…
By Close to Home – Nov 12, 2013
By Close to Home – Nov 13, 2013
In view of this item, the above is indeed “close to home”:
From Yahoo News -
By Close to Home – Nov 14, 2013
Brought to mind a line from Bill Cosby (paraphrased) - “Oops”? What do you mean, “oops”? I know what I’ve done when I say “oops”!
All Democrats needed to do in order to secure a political advantage was execute the implementation of Obamacare in a “mildly competent” fashion, at least according to comedian Jon Stewart.
Well, they failed — and Stewart is letting them know it.
After slamming the GOP’s shutdown strategy, Stewart claimed that the country was ready to “turn blue.” Now, there’s just one big problem… or 99 of them.
“Yes, apparently the Healthcare.gov website has 99 problems, but a glitch is all of them,” Stewart joked.
After playing a clip of a news report outlining the problems users are having with simply logging in on the website, he then noted that “the first step” doesn’t even work. The horrific rollout of Obamacare has left Democrats completely unable to “spin this turd,” he added.
Watch the rest of Stewart’s scathing Obamacare takedown via Comedy Central (Warning: Some strong language):
Landing at a hidden military base
You’ve all heard of the Air Force’s ultra-high-security, super-secret base in Nevada, known simply as “Area 51?”
Well, late one afternoon, the Air Force folks out at Area 51 were very surprised to see a Cessna landing at their “secret” base. They immediately impounded the aircraft and hauled the pilot into an interrogation room.
The pilot’s story was that he took off from Vegas, got lost, and spotted the Base just as he was about to run out of fuel. The Air Force started a full FBI background check on the pilot and held him overnight during the investigation.
By the next day, they were finally convinced that the pilot really was lost and wasn’t a spy. They gassed up his airplane, gave him a terrifying “you-did-not-see-a-base” briefing, complete with threats of spending the rest of his life in prison, told him Vegas was that-a-way on such-and-such a heading, and sent him on his way.
The day after that though, to the total disbelief of the Air Force, the same Cessna showed up again. Once again, the MP’s surrounded the plane…only this time there were two people in the plane.
The same pilot jumped out and said, “Do anything you want to me, but my wife is in the plane and you have to tell her where I was last night!”
My readers know I’m a “cat person”… Where I live, only “toy” dogs are allowed; I find them to be little more than noisemakers. Then there are REAL dogs, that for the most part have undeserved reputations. There are certain attributes dogs possess that make them “The Bomb”. I dare you not to cry for joy at this rescue dogs ”payback”. “X”
Rescued Pit Bull Saves 4-Year-Old’s Life
By Elise Solé, Shine Staff
By Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Pets – 17 hours ago
Angela Boone Photography
Pit bulls often get an unfair rap for being aggressive, attack dogs. But that’s not what Christi Smith, a stay-at-home mother from Minnesota, sees when she looks at her 10-month-old pit bull Tatortot. Smith rescued the dog from euthanasia last week, and soon after, he returned the favor by rescuing her son Peyton, 4, from near-death when the boy’s blood sugar dropped to dangerous levels.
“I wouldn’t have known Peyton was in danger, had it not been for Tatortot,” Smith tells Yahoo! Shine. “He absolutely saved my son’s life.”
When Smith, 28, met the dog in late September, she had no idea that he would turn into her family’s hero. At the time, Ruff Start Rescue, a non-profit organization that specializes in neglected and abused dogs, had contacted Smith, who had previously fostered eight other pit bulls, and told her that Tatortot (then named Gator) was looking for a home. The group had first taken in the pup back in May, days before Minneapolis Animal Care and Control had planned to euthanize him. “I hesitated to take him in because I thought Tatortot might be too high-energy for my family,” says Smith. However, she instantly connected with the dog and agreed to foster him temporarily. “I renamed him Tatortot because Gator seemed too aggressive,” Smith shares, “and I didn’t want people to associate him with anything that bites.”
Last Thursday evening, she was relaxing at home when Tatortot rushed into the room. “He was whining and barking, trying to get my attention,” Smith recounts. “And when he began running back and forth between mine and my son Peyton’s room, I got concerned.” She followed the dog into her son’s bedroom where he jumped on the bed and began licking Peyton’s face. However, Peyton was unresponsive.
“My heart stopped, I completely panicked,” she says. “Peyton’s breathing was shallow and there were long pauses between each breath.” Knowing she could reach the hospital faster than an ambulance would arrive, Smith scooped up her son and got in the car. After they arrived at the hospital, doctors woke Peyton with a shot of adrenaline and diagnosed him with low blood sugar, a possible sign of diabetes.
Pit bulls don’t have a reputation for being gentle giants, much less breeds that can help save lives. However, according to Natalie Zielinski, Behavior Program Manager at the Wisconsin Humane Society, they’re simply misunderstood. Pit bulls were bred from heavy, muscular bulldogs, and because of their strength, were often used for ‘bull baiting,’ a blood sport in England that involved pit bulls antagonizing bulls. “Unfortunately, their reputation as fighters stuck, although research shows that pit bulls are no more aggressive than golden retrievers,” Zielinski tells Yahoo Shine.
It’s possible that Tatortot, like many other dogs, reacted to an odor produced by Peyton’s body when his blood sugar dropped, although according to Zielinski, it’s a bit of a mystery how dogs are able to do it.
Since Tatortot’s rescue, he’s been enjoying his new found fame on Facebook. His page Tatortot, the Amazing Pit Bull has racked up almost 2,000 likes in the past week. And he’s in the running for a new job, too. “I plan to train Tatortot to be a medical alert dog or a therapy dog so he can visit the elderly or terminally ill children,” says Smith. “Hopefully he can bring new life to people, just as he did with Peyton.”
More on Yahoo Shine:
10 Things Dogs Can Teach Us About Relationships
Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter
Dog Still Seeking a Home After Eight Years in the Shelter
Saved this link from an e-mail I received in 2008. Take a break from the insanity, and test your brain. I got 12 out of 16 correct.
Click here: GuessTheSpot.com – How well do you know landmarks?
I stopped by the Chevrolet Dealership yesterday, for a look at the new Silverado 1500 pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new “feel” before they become extinct.
The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama “change” lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its “wonderful” options. The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat. Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.
Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck. I explained that if it were an Obama truck, the seats would blow smoke up your ass year-round.
I had to walk back to the dealership. Damn guy had no sense of humor!