That was pretty interesting, wasn't it? I like the part about '10 things I hate about your blog'. I also like what it had to say about editing your pictures. But they recommended was Picnik. I have several picture taken and not posted yet, so here are a few of them that I have 'doctored' with Picnik.
Although I'm not as political as some of you, I am aware of what's going on in our country. The following is a little bit about our budget, higher debt, and being downgraded by S and P. My question is, what took thim so long? It goes something like this....
Here is the budget and facts analysis...
Perhaps this following analogy will put the budget into a perspective that we can understand.
Why S&P downgraded.....
• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $38,500,000,000
Let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385
And........ the White House had the nerve to say “it was a Tea Party downgrade,” because they wanted to take away the credit card! If we ran our households like this, well, I don't think we could get our households in this big a mess. Don't you agree? Do you think the credit card company would allow us to abuse our privileges of credit, and continue to let us do business? None of the companies I've ever done business with would allow me to abuse my credit, that far.
I think we need a whole new group of minds and philosophies, running our country. And please, don't get sucked in by another Texas governor for president.(And I can say that because I was born and raised in the great state of Texas, and have lived here most of my life).
Here is a little story about politicians....
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.
After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.
When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop..
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.
BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!
I seem to have come to a standstill in my quest to become a full-time'er. My home is been on the market for 30 days now, and I've shown it seven times. I worry a little, because Fall is definitely in the air, to be followed by Winter. I'm still going to hold on to my faith and keep believing that my buyer is out there. That's what faith is, isn't it?
I have a milestone coming up, here on my blog. I'm getting very close to 20k page hits. To me that is quite incredible, because I started this in March, and was really surprised when I had my first 100 page hits. Who could ask for a better hobby? I want to thank everyone involved.(even Blogger) Those of you whose blogs I follow, and there are quite a few, I want to thank you, too! I honestly believe you have expanded my world, my insider knowledge, and many of you have become my friends.
So to all my blog writing friends, and to all our interested readers, I wish you peace, love, happiness, and contentment.