Friday, September 29, 2006


Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally THINKING ABOUT addressing the issue of illegal immigration. YES! It is illegal to enter the US by sneaking in, either over a river, across the desert South West, through the woods or overstaying your visa.

It seems a core group of "Certain People" (ie the loony left or the illegal's themselves) are very angry that the US might protect its own borders. They are upset that the US might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

So in an effort to try and explain this mentality think of it like this. Let's say I break into your house. After doing so let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except of course for when I broke into your house). According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide other benefits to me and to my family.

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard-working and honest, um, except for well, you know. That pesky breaking in to your house issue.

And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being an anti-housebreaker. Oh yeah, and I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America....if you agree, pass it on (in English of course).

Share it if you see the value of it as a good simile.
If not, blow it off along with your future Social Security funds.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Why Not be a Volunteer?
By CerebralWaste Published: 27 September 2006 The Gulf Daily News
A recent study concerning volunteering concluded with the following excuses as to why many people don't volunteer.
The most common are: "I cannot afford it", "I have no time", "I have no energy" and "I need that time for my personal use".
Any of these excuses sound familiar to you? Come on, be honest!
Almost everyone can volunteer and it is easer than you think. Volunteering is simply taking what you enjoy and using it in a manner to help other people.
It could be as simple as picking up rubbish while out walking, or as complex as volunteering at a local hospital, animal shelter or group home.
Volunteering is particularly helpful to men, urbanites, those with low income, people in poor health and retirees who don't work.
It helps provide people with a sense of purpose and sense of well being.
Yet many don't or won't volunteer and use the excuses above as the reasons.
As an example, I volunteer one morning a week at the local food bank in my hometown. It is a very rewarding experience helping those who need help.
Like many, I didn't think I had the time or energy at first, but now several months into my volunteering I find myself looking forward to the time I spend at the food bank. It serves almost 100 needy people a week and the three or so hours I spend there are very rewarding and, as a result I am truly a better person for it as well.
This is backed up by a study from Cornell University, which concluded that volunteering will boost your self-esteem and energy and will give you a sense of mastery over your personal life.
Volunteering helps society in general because society gains when people help other people.
Still, sadly most people don't seek out volunteer work. Volunteering should become more of a public issue and institutional support from government and business needs to be in place.
Many businesses in the US give their employees time off to do volunteer work. These businesses have recognised that when people volunteer, a sense of greater societal value and recognition is gained and it makes them better employees.
Volunteering makes you feel good in helping those that need help.
It can also improve your resume/CV, by helping you learn new skills, though giving you "hands on" experience in a new capacity.
Volunteering can and will boost your confidence and in general make you feel better about yourself. It can even give you a foot in the door with a new employer. Positive results from positive action.
If you are passionate about helping people and want to make a difference, think of the single word volunteering.
Look for ways in your community to make a difference and do it.
© Gulf Daily News

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

How Moses got the 10 Commandments....
God went to the Arabs and said, "I have Commandments for you that will make your lives better. The Arabs asked, "What are Commandments?" And the Lord said, "They are rules for living." Can you give us an example?" "Thou shall not kill." "Not kill? We're not interested."

God went to the Africans and said, "I have Commandments." The Africans wanted an example, and the Lord said, "Honor thy Father and Mother." "Father? We don't know who our fathers are. We're not interested."

Then He went to the Mexicans and said, "I have Commandments." The Mexicans also wanted an example, and the Lord said "Thou shall not steal." "Not steal? We're not interested."

Then He went to the French and said, "I have Commandments." The French too wanted an example and the Lord said, "Thou shall not commit adultery." "Not commit adultery? We're not interested."

Finally, He went to the Jews and said, "I have Commandments." "Commandments?" They said, "How much are they?" "They're free." "We'll take 10."

There , that ought to offend just about everybody.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Cape Cod or BUST!

I am off to the Cape for you few days too RELAX and celebrate our anniversary!!

The Cape is a wonderful place to unwind. Even better at this time of the year, as the bulk of the tourists have already left.

Business wise our good friends and neighbors Eric and Jill will be tending to the greenhouse operations for me which is a big relief to say the least.

I hope all who read this blog will have as wonderful of a time as we will. My laptop will be in tow if anyone needs to email me.

Stay safe and GOD BLESS!


Thursday, September 07, 2006

TV REMOTES and Assorted Thoughts

Has anyone ever thought about just how lazy the TV Remote control has made us? I wonder just how much weight I could lose I got up off my lazy ass and turned the channel every time I wanted too. Heaven forbid if for some reason my remote vanished I would be beside myself.

I do remember a time when TV's didn't have remotes. Of course then there were only 4 or 5 stations. Pre cable and Satellite days. Now I am dating myself!

On a side note I offered a TV to the friendly fish CHAN'AD Chan’ad Bahraini for his dorm room and he TURNED IT DOWN FLAT!. Not because he has one but because he doesn't WANT ONE!! And yes the TV I had for him had a REMOTE! He is a braver man than I!

Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND!



Sunday, September 03, 2006

Subject: Middle East humor. Humor amidst the rubble... Jokes from the Muslim stand-up comic; Goffaq Yussef.

Good evening, gentlemen, and get out, ladies.On my flight to New York there must have been an Israeli in the bathroomthe entire time. There was a sign on the door that said "occupied."

How many Palestinians does it take to change a light bulb? None!They sit in the dark forever and blame the Jews for it!

Did you hear about the Broadway play, "The Palestinians"?It bombed!

What do you call a first-time offender in Saudi Arabia? Lefty!

Did you hear about the Muslim strip club?It features full facial nudity!

Why do Palestinians find it convenient to live on the West Bank?Because it's just a stone's throw from Israel!

Why are Palestinian boys luckier than American boys?Because every Palestinian boy will get to join a rock group!

A Palestinian suspect was being grilled by Israeli police."Honest, I'm not a suicide bomber," he said. "I didn't say I wanted to blow myself up so I could sleep with 72 virgins. All I said was I'm dying to get laid!"

What does the sign say above the nursery in a Palestinian maternity ward?"Live ammunition."

A Palestinian girl says to her mommy: "After Abdul blows himself up, can I have his room?"