Presidential Cost Savings Initiatives
As we begin to think about what is important in the upcoming election I want to begin talking about what I would do to save the taxpayers some money. The first thing is the Presidential lemo! I have noticed that every new president gets a new car! WHY? Is there something wrong with the old one? I was kind of partial to the one that the last president Bush used and wouldn't object to the currently one used by president Obama! That would save about $100 grand right off the bat! What about all of those stupid innagural parties that are thrown after the innauguration? Why so many? Let's just have one and that would have to save 1/2 mil minimum! So there you go, on my first day as president I could save the tax payers $600,000 dollars with minimal effort! If I was able to do that just three days a week over an eight year period, the American people would save a total of nearly $750,000,000! In case you are not good with numbers that's 3/4 of a BILLION dollars with simple cost savings ideas and that is a conservative (which I am by the way) estimate!
As you think about the CCCP and what great things can happen for this country, pray about our current state of affairs and let you congress people know that we are all serious about making changes! Be blessed beyond belief today.
Pudge For Prez 2012
That's right I am announcing my candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in 2012! What I began on FB has now moved here. I know that the Democrats will despise me and the Republicans will be repulsed, so I am starting my own party as well. Look for me running under the umbrella of the Christian Cultural Conservative Party (CCCP for short)! Each day I will make a statement concerning my campaign or what I stand for so stay tuned to what is happening and remember: A VOTE FOR PUDGE MEANS A VOTE AGAINST THE OTHER GUYS!
Be Blessed Beyond Belief Today!
Time To Take A Stand
WARNING! THE THOUGHTS YOUR ARE ABOUT TO READ MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS. PROCEED AT YOU OWN RISK! THIS IS ALSO LENGTHY SO BE PROCEED CAREFULLY.
Over the past few days I have had some banter back and forth with one of my nieces about homosexuality and whether or not it is sin! In the back and forth I asked her to tell me what she believes about the word of God. I do agree that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs whether I agree with them or not. I also realized that I owe her the same thing from my view point. So here we go. The Bible is the unadulterated Holy word of God. It is absolute truth all the way from Genesis to Revelation! There is nothing in it that can be argued by man's logic and yes there are parts of it that challenge me and I really don't like them but they are the truth regardless! It's author is the Holy God Himself who is omnipotent (all knowing) and omnipresent (everywhere at every time). If I accept it I MUST accept ALL of it! If I reject any part of it then I MUST reject the entire book! I don't have the right to pick and choose the parts that I like and I don't have the right to change any of it so that I feel more comfortable about who or what I am. In other words I am not God! By the way neither is Buddha or Allah! Jesus is the one true son of God and only through him can you find eternal life. You cannot get to the Father through any other person, place, thing or event. There is a literal Heaven and a literal Hell! Those who reject the Savior (Jesus) also reject the Father (God). I make no apologies for what I believe or in the directness of how I choose to share it. I believe it is time for all believers to stand up in loud unison and shout JESUS IS LORD AND HE WANTS TO SAVE YOU! This internet that Al Gore invented (please) is a wonderful way to share our thoughts and comment back and forth to each other, in other words it's easy making a stand when you are not standing in front of others and taking the heat one on one. I must be more proactive in walking the walk. This is not one of those emails that you get almost everyday that will try to guilt you into forwarding it to 10 friends if you truly love the Lord! This is simply one sinner’s view point and I just wanted to get it out. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Love people and hate sin! Be blessed beyond belief today.
The End Of The Road
You know, I was thinking. With 340 posts to my credit (this one makes 341) I have made an executive decision that this will be my last post. I have just lost my desire to continue to blog so why fight it. Besides with the new job and the family getting ready to make the big move out to PA, I just don't have the time to blog like I used to blog. I have really enjoyed this over the years and I believe that it has been a positive part of my life.
As with all big decisions like this I have mixed emotions but believe that I just can't give this blog the attention that it needs. I am saddened and yet relieved all at the same time. I guess I put pressure on myself to blog even when I don't really have anything to say. I will stay in touch with some of my fellow bloggers and look forward to reading what you write.
Be blessed beyond belief today.
A Quick Update
You know, I was thinking. It's been a while since I have posted. Needless to say that life is very busy right now but life is indeed good. Here are the highlights:
Life: Going well, feeling pretty good.
Work: Incredibly busy but I still love what I'm doing.
Health: Mentally much better, physically I still have some teeth to get worked on but otherwise I am feeling really well.
Family: Michael living here, Rachel and Daniel visiting this weekend, Sarah coming out in January. I will be going to Michigan for Christmas.
Spiritually: Still struggling some but am doing what I know to do to fix it.
Here's something that one of my employees emailed to me:
I think I might find a few opportunities to use this one! Be blessed beyond belief today.
You know, I was thinking. This is the second year in a row that I will be spending Thanksgiving day away from Milan. Last year we went down to Rachel's sister's home down in Memphis and this year we are enjoying the gang up in Waterford. Rachel's two sisters, brother-in-law and nephew all arrived in Michigan yesterday afternoon and I will be heading home sometime today. We are establishing our own traditions right now and neat thing is that we are taking some of what makes this wonderful holiday special to each of us and combining them together.
This year I am trying something new. I will be putting a turkey on the rotisserie and add a little hint of mesquite smoke just for some excitement. I have never done a turkey on the rotisserie before so I figure that I will do it as if it were just a big chicken. I did find out a couple of interesting tidbits though and that is that you need to cook your white meat to 161 degrees and the dark meat to 180! Now, this is normally not a problem because dark meat cooks faster because there is less density. For me this is easy since I only heat one side of the grill to rotisserie, therefore I will keep the dark meat to the side of the heat source. I have a thermometer that I can put into the breast so that I don't kill the family. The rest is easy.
Another tradition that I will definately keep is that of the annual Lions game. I have prewarned my wife and she is willing to make this sacrifice for me (thus one of many reasons that I love her). I figure that with everything considered I should give the grill the bird at half time. This should put us eating at about 6 p.m. My wife and her sisters will be contributing to the rest of the dinner. I have some ideas of what we will have but no specifics.
Mostly Thanksgiving is about family. I get a couple of great days with Rachel and the boys and then I will be spending time down in Milan on Saturday and take advantage of 5 straight days off. Show your love to those that are close to you and never let that go unsaid. Live like there's no tomorrow and don't leave any of your love on the table. Enjoy your holiday and be blessed beyond belief today.
Let's Go Blue
You know, I was thinking. I have been experiencing Michigan/Ohio State games for as long as I can remember. There is something about this greatest of all college football rivalries that just makes me wax nostalgic.
I especially think of the Bo & Woody days. Those were the times when you never knew what was going to happen on the sideline. The one that stands out the most in my mind it the time that Woody took out the ABC camara man for getting too close to him after a Michigan TD. I don't know when the last time it was that I missed this game.
So, Saturday at high noon just like an old west shootout is when this contest is set to go off. I can't wait. Be blessed beyond belief today.