Skagway (and our jeep)
Eight days up the Alaska Highway, and as always, a gorgeous trip complete with awesome scenery and wildlife at every corner. We always keep a record of which animals and how many we see each day. On this trip, we saw at least 1 bear every single day, but usually spotted them in groups of 2 or 3. The best part was, we actually saw a grizzly bear (which I thought was awesome), and the rest being black bear. Sheep, Caribou, moose, bison and eagles were among the other wildlife we encountered. It doesn't get any better than seeing wildlife in their natural environment....and, how in the world do those sheep manage to ascend and descend on those rocky mountains?
This year, we decided on a side trip to Skagway...and so glad we did. What a neat little town. Downtown Skagway has lots of shops reminiscent of the gold rush days. We had lunch at a place called the Red Onion...back in the day it was a brothel, and for $5.00 today you can have a 15 minute tour of the 'upstairs.' We elected instead for a burger and beer..expensive, but quite good.
In the year 1898, the Gold Rush brought thousands to Skagway. The town boomed and the busted shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, in April, 1898, there was an avalanche that killed almost 2,000 people....they buried the victims right there and aptly named it 'Slide Cemetary'. What I found pretty cool was the fact that they had headstones, made of lumber, with the name of the deceased, where they were from, and the year of death, 1898. Hey, I love history and delving in to how people lived and survived in those times.
The side trip to Skagway was the only RV park stay we had on the trip. There are so many places along the Alaska Highway to pull off the road. On this trip, we discovered a great spot, right on a lake. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful. Can't beat that!
So, we are here for the summer. It's coming home for us. (Just wish it was a tad bit warmer).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved the "cash for clunkers" bill to boost lagging auto sales.
The bill would allow consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for a $4,500 voucher for more fuel-efficient vehicles.
President Barack Obama has encouraged Congress to approve consumer incentives for new car purchases as part of the government's work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler. The House approved the bill 298-119.
Ironic timing, isn't it? With Chrysler in bankruptcy, GM in bankruptcy....who's going to want to buy a new car from a bankrupt company? No problem!! Our Government, aka Obama-ass has a plan! Just turn in your clunker to the new Government Motors, (which must be driveable, no older than 1984 and get more than 18 mpg), they will give you a voucher for $4500.00 TOWARDS the price of a new fuel effiicient matchbox! Such a deal! NOT.
Do you have a job? Do you qualify for financing? Can you afford the payment? Should you go in to debt for a new car? Obviously, our Government run auto company thinks you should.
I foresee our Government putting Ford out of business, because I'd be willing to bet this new incentive will be applicable only to the cars GM will sell.
I also foresee, this bill turning in to a mandatory thing. Our Government (Obama-ass) doesn't want us driving SUV's, pickups, or paid for older models. They want us driving tiny deathtraps. All in the name of carbon emissions.
It's been a few days since IslamObama's speech in Cairo, Egypt. I have listened to the speech and I have read opinions of others regarding it.
The conclusion I have drawn is that his speech was never intended to be an outreach to the Muslim world, they (muslims) already acknowledge Obama is one of them. His speech was rather a continuing effort on his part to desensitize Americans into accepting Islam as a peaceful religion and Muslims as peaceful people.
Obama has already won the vote and support of 58% of the American population simply by speaking. He has no track record, he has no experience, he has no plan...for anything.
Yet, 58% of Americans hold on to his every word with bated breath and will believe everything that comes out of the man's mouth.
He had only to convince Americans that Islam is peace, Muslims are peaceful people and there are no terrorists. He took another step towards that goal last week in Cairo as he praised Islam. No matter that his facts were inaccurate or that his interpretation of the Koran was misleading, Americans loved every minute and ate every word up, then they sat back and watched another episode of Jon & Kate.
Most Americans are mesmerized by Obama's words....some even believe him to be the messiah...a god. Our younger generation are inspired by him as they see him to be one of them. The truth is Obama is NOT one of them. He's not even an American.
Bravo, Obama. Mission accomplished.
Muslims/terrorists have been infiltrating every country, including the U.S. at an alarming rate. Their goal is to become the supreme religion and implement Sharia Law in every country.They are full of hatred towards ALL nonbelievers. They are taught to hate, taught to kill. Do not be ignorant about their true motives.
Please go to the website barenakedislam (link to site is on the sidebar) and watch the videos there. It will open your eyes to the truth about Islam and Obama.View the videos, do the research.
Ask yourself why Obama has directed Attorney General Holder to enforce stricter laws against those who speak out against Muslims. Ask yourself why Obama continues his supposed effort to 'open dialogue' with Muslim/Terrorist countries. Ask yourself why Obama is taking control of our banks, auto industry, etc. No, really, ask yourself these questions and be honest when searching for the answers.
Obama is quickly destroying our country. With his actions, we are becoming weaker as a nation. As he grows our government and takes control of every sector, our freedoms and liberties are being stripped away a day at a time. It is so subtle most will not recognize the consequences, nor will they recognize this country.
Bravo, America. This must be the change you voted for.
I don't pretend to understand all the technical data like curves, treasury markets, etc., but I do understand and can definitely see through the bullcrap our Government is pulling with the economy. I know enough to understand you cannot spend your way out of debt, and this is exactly what Obama, Bernanke and Geithner are doing. Yes, the market has recovered somewhat since March, but it is all smoke and mirrors.
Please read the article, I promise it will be worth your time.
This determination is a legally required waiver under said act to continue to delay the May 31, 1999 deadline for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Nearly identical memos like this have been issued every six months for the last decade.
Standard procedure, no big deal, right? Well in the Bush years the memo contained the sentence, "My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem."
The Obama team has edited that passage out. This explains the Friday evening release.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A top Obama administration lawyer urged the Supreme Court on Monday to allow Chrysler's bankruptcy to proceed, noting that the needs of the economy outweigh the needs of the deal's detractors.
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan filed a request that the court deny an appeal by Indiana pension funds that had invested in Chrysler and say they will lose $6 million because of the bankruptcy.
Kagan defended the use of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program and argued that Indiana's appeal lacks legal merit. In addition, she said the losses to the Indiana funds "cannot outweigh" the potential broader problems a collapse of Chrysler would present.
"As an economic matter ... blocking the transaction would undoubtedly have grave consequences," Kagan wrote
This is unbelievable. Obama thugs using strong arm tactics again. The rules of law take a backseat to the economy??!! This is pure and simple tyranny!
Get Ready. It's coming. The Change (chains) You Can Believe In.
Obama's pushing CONgress to push through Health Care Reform. It ain't gonna be pretty. It ain't gonna be cheap. But, hey, that's what America wanted, right? They wanted change, they voted for change, they're gonna get change.
Just not sure how well they're going to like it. Oh well. Ignorance is bliss as they say.
Obama is protecting muslims in our country by issuing orders for stricter laws.
Obama has taken control of the auto industry.
Obama is in the process of nationalizing the banks.
Obama is appointing an unprecedented number of muslims to his cabinet.
The following news items are recent..
This out of Tulsa, OK. An Evangelical Church trying to help underprivileged children:
"They said they have a policy now whereby we can't come in and talk about God or Christ," Koehn said. "We can come in and play games and talk about moral things, but we can't mention the name of God."
Texas Woman Told to Remove 'Offensive' American Flag From Office:
“I got into work, I was met by my supervisor and told that there had been multiple complaints, that people found the flag very offensive and it had been taken down," McLucas told FOXNews.com
Remove Military Decals Or Be Towed At Dallas Condo
The Woodlands II On The Creek homeowener’s association in Texas has a rule in their homeowners association rule book, that no forms of advertisement are permitted on cars or homes on the property. So they sent Larrison a letter.
“…has observed that your vehicle has decal advertising on its exterior”
Apparently, the board is interpreting that rule to include military decals as forms of advertisement and therefore they must be removed. Otherwise, his car will be towed and he can face fines.
"We know they're going to be helpful," Paulson said on CNN television. "These checks should be a big part of adding 500,000 to 600,000 additional jobs this year."
That was March 31st, 2008
Work was good: The sun was out, the snow was gone and the blackflies hadn't begun to hatch. But now that work is over and Noel, 60, and more than 60,000 other Americans hired in April to help with the 2010 census are out of work once more.
It's a familiar predicament in today's economy, in which some 2 million people searching for full-time work have had to settle for less, and unemployment is much higher than the official rate when all the Americans who gave up looking for jobs are counted, too.
Because of the surge of hiring for the census, April unemployment only rose to 8.9 percent — a much slower increase than had been feared. Figures out today show unemployment now stands at 9.4 percent.
But consider these numbers:
_The 9.4 percent May unemployment rate is based on 14.5 million Americans out of work. But that number doesn't include discouraged workers, people who gave up looking for work after four weeks. Add those 792,000 people, and the unemployment rate is 9.8 percent.
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Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Department of Justice’s Outreach and Enforcement Efforts to Protect American Muslims
Thursday, June 4, 2009
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement relating to President Obama’s historic speech today in Cairo, Egypt:
“The President’s pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.
“There are those who will continue to want to divide by fear - to pit our national security against our civil liberties - but that is a false choice. We have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect our principles.”
President Ronald Reagan
Reagan's speech in 1984 on D-Day. Now Reagan was a GREAT PRESIDENT. He loved his country, he defended his country, he defended our military, and he had a conscience. Please watch the short video for one of the best speeches ever by President Ronald Reagan.
Okay, Obama-tard, top this! Go.
American and Canadian soldiers -1944
"I speak the truth" then he proceeded to quote the Koran...again
“It makes U.S. jobs more expensive,” Ballmer said in an interview. “We’re better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S.”
The entire article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aAKluP7yIwJY
Microsoft employed 95,029 people worldwide as of April 21, of whom 56,552 were based in the United States, according to the company’s Web site.
Can't say that I blame them. Expect more of this.
Definitions of czar on the Web:
a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
a person having great power
A PERSON HAVING GREAT POWER.
Another day in Obamaland, and yet another Czar appointed. To date, there have been 14 Czars appointed by Obamassiah.
Today, Cameron Davis has been appointed as the Great Lake Czar by Obama. The long and short of Davis's Czar position is that he will oversee the spending of over $20 Billion to clean up the Great Lakes. Yeah, okay.
But, back to my point. What in the world is going on? Do you realize that the Czars Obamassiah has appointed will report to and answer ONLY to dear leader himself. No need to go through Congress. The Czars have all the power and authority. Here's a list of Czars thus far:
Border Czar: Alan Bersin,
Energy Czar: Carol Browner
Urban Czar: Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
Infotech Czar: Vivek Kundra
Faith-based Czar: Joshua DuBois
Health Reform Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
New TARP Czar: Herb Allison
Stimulus accountability Czar: Earl Devaney
Non-proliferation Czar: Gary Samore
Terrorism Czar: John Brennan
Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein
Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
Car Czar: Steven Rattner
Guantanamo closure Czar: Daniel Fried...and our newest czar,
Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis
Earlier this week, it was announced Obama will be appointing a cyber security Czar. 15 Czars and counting...
So, we've got Czars controlling the internet, the borders, drugs, the auto industry, the stimulus program, TARP, energy religion, Gitmo and health reform. Hmm....yeah, that pretty much covers it. All that's left is a banking Czar, (soon to come) then Obama and all the Czars will have complete 100% power and control over absolutely every aspect of our lives. There will be no need for Congress. No need for Americans to vote for elected officials, because there will be no need for elected officials....just Czars. The Czars have only to answer to dear leader himself.
Are you getting it yet????????? I feel like I'm living in a Dr. Seuss book. Ugh.
Remember this young army recruiter? He was a young American man ready to serve his country, when his life was taken away with one shot fired from the hand of a black Muslim convert....in Arkansas. I pray for his family and may God bless his soul.
Looks as though the FBI and other law enforcement officials have been told to 'back off'...'. told to stop investigating terrorism activities of black muslim converts.
SAY WHAT?! You know, I find myself shaking my head every day with sadness and shame at the actions of our president. Obama the energizer monkey just keeps on taking away our freedoms and liberties, one day at a time. Please people, wake up to this reality. And pray for our country.
Pamela Geller's site, Atlas Shrugs is where this comes from. She breaks down the U.S.'s muslim president's speech in a way that will open your eyes (if they are still closed to Obama's real agenda).
Thank you Pamela! Excellent!
Number of Muslims
This topic has been on my mind alot lately. I don't know why, I can't explain it. But, I have been bothered and burdened with the abortion issue and the truth that accompanies it.
THEN WE HAD THIS:
Dr. Tiller - late term abortionist. Murdered last Sunday while attending church.
I'd be willing to wager that whatever church Dr. Tiller attended was not preaching or teaching God's word, the Bible. Most likely, his church was officiated by someone like Joel Osteen talking in that 'feel good, all is good, warm, fuzzy, touchy, feely' manner. God is very clear. Thou shalt not kill. There is no negotiating on this. As always, God's position on everything leaves nothing to doubt and nothing to chance.
No man, or woman, could possibly sit in a church pew Sunday after Sunday listening to the living word of God....and then come Monday morning, kill a baby. And, not just one baby, not two babies....try 60,000 babies! Dr. Tiller was responsible for killing 60,000 babies (late term pregnancies). Some pro-choicers would argue the mother's life was in danger. Bullcrap! Research it. Some reasons these women gave went like this:
"I don't want to give my BABY up for adoption" - it's a baby! a living being for crying out loud.
"I don't have time in my life for a BABY" -
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN FROM THIS POINT.
THE PICTURE IS OF AN 8 WK. OLD FETUS (not a late term fetus). IT'S A BABY!
If just one person who has ever had any doubts about when life begins sees this picture, I pray their doubts will be swept away. This picture is without a doubt, a BABY. When I hear that abortions in our country alone are 6,000,000...I cringe. The only comfort I can find within my heart is that I know all these babies are with our Lord. Thank you God.
The Unlucky 13:
In April 2009, 13 U.S. cities had unemployment rates above 15%.
El Centro, Calif.
Yuba City, Calif.
President Barack Obama sent the document to the Congress May 5 for review and possible revision, and the Government Printing Office subsequently posted the draft declaration on its web site. As of Tuesday evening, the reasons for that action remained a mystery, the Times said.
Ok, so BHO submitted the 266 pages to congress on the 5th of May. Here we are, almost 4 weeks later. Has this report been on the web for all the world to see over the past month? And none of the clowns at the White House noticed? Uh huh. I love the statement 'the reasons for that action remained a mystery.'
Accident. Mystery. White House. U.S. Government. Barack Hussein Obama.
If this action is any indication of the (in)competence of our Government, be afraid. Very afraid.
So, what? Push 'send' to congress....AND, push 'send' to publish on the internet? Yup, sounds about right.
Obviously the United States and Saudi Arabia have a long history of friendship, we have a strategic relationship," Obama said in a response to a reporter's question about the purpose of the visit. " . . . I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek His Majesty's counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East."
If you are not a Muslim WHY would it be important to go to the place where Islam began? It wouldn't. But, if you are a Muslim, hmmm.....yup!
Kissing ass and rubbing elbows with the King is just a prelude before O'man heads to Cairo, Egypt. There he will deliver the much anticipated speech to the 1.5 Billion Muslims worldwide.
He claims to want to 'open the dialogue' with Muslims. Translation: "I want to apologize to the Muslims for America, after all, America is such an evil country."
The Muslim population SHOULD be apologizing to the United States! Remember 9/11? Remember the U.S.S. Cole? Remember the World Trade Center? Remember the Muslim pig that killed an army recruiter just this week?
Obama is a dangerous man and a threat to the very country that elected him.
A few weeks ago, the O'man said America is not a Christian nation, and now he says we are a Muslim country. Could it be because he, himself is Muslim? Absolutely. And for anyone not believing it, or denying it, are fools. Pull your heads out people!
By Aaron Klein© 2009 WorldNetDaily
President Obama looks out the window of Marine One as the helicopter lands on the South Lawn of the White House May 22 (White House photo) JERUSALEM – The number of Muslims in the U.S. would make America "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world," claimed President Obama in an interview released last night.
His assertion, which is factually inaccurate, comes one day before he is set to deliver a much-anticipated address to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
Teasing the speech with the French television network Canal Plus, Obama commented" "Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam. And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there's got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples."
He continued that his Muslim outreach aims to establish "better dialogue" so the Muslim world understands more effectively "how the U.S. but also how the West thinks about many of these difficult issues like terrorism, like democracy, to discuss the framework for what's happened in Iraq and Afghanistan and our outreach to Iran, and also how we view the prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians." ...continued at site
In El Salvador, Clinton repeatedly stressed that she and Obama were committed to a "new approach to the region," one that emphasized engagement and cooperation and not ideological battles.
"We have to recognize that our country is not perfect either, that some of the difficulties that we had historically in forging strong and lasting relationships in our hemisphere are a result of us perhaps not listening, perhaps not paying enough attention," she told employees at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador.
Frankly, I am sick and tired of Obama and now Clinton, apologizing for my country.
As Obama is headed this week for another bow to the King in Saudi Arabia, then on to Egypt; where he will deliver a major speech in Cairo to the muslims. In an effort to reach out his hand and open dialogue with muslim nations.....or something to that effect.
What is with the whole 'perhaps we have not been listening', 'we need to listen more'????
Geez, have you ever heard them speak up in defense of the U.S. and Americans?
Muslims desecrating our U.S. flag
Now, isn't that special? Our muslim president is instructing U.S. embassies to invite the Iranians (muslims) to attend and celebrate Independence Day with us. Are you kidding me??!!
After viewing the website, one is left with 'hope' and 'change' and 'promise' for GM.
What I don't understand is WHY IN THE HELL did GM not do what they are now promising they will do? Today they are promising thousands of jobs to change the cars they will build with the hope of changing America.
For the past 30 years, the powers that be at the old GM ran the company in to the ground. Along comes you, the taxpayer with around $33.4 billion for GM. They burned through that money......remember, 'too big to fail'? They failed, they're filing bankruptcy. Bye Bye GM.
Ah, but it's a new day! All is bright and cheery at the New GM today. We will chip in another $30 billion, and they will build cute little death traps for all of us. No more problems, no financial issues, no worry of loss of jobs.
What a crock of crap.