Saturday, February 23, 2008
- "This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And, having said that, all options are on the table." - Israeli television interview, Febryary 22, 2005
- "I under small business growth. I was one." - New York Daily News, February 2000
- "It's not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature." - Los Angeles, California, February 2000
- "If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything!" - Austin-American Statesman, 2000
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I didn't know this! STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R. STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics)..... she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital.... at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this.... A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke.... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke .
- S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
- T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)
- R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
- If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911/999 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
- New Sign of a Stroke --- Stick Out Your Tongue NOTE: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.
OK – all these suicidal rampaging college students must be having an effect on the Utah Legislature. Again they are promoting gun legislation that is pushing the beliefs of a few on the rest of us. This legislative fervor over the right to bear arms (or did they say they wanted to arm bears – no, that’s a subject for another time) would be funny if it didn’t have potentially (and in some cases actual) deadly consequences.
A few weeks ago a Utah Senator put forward a bill that would require business owners to allow concealed weapons holders the ability to bring their weapon, properly concealed, onto the business’s private property even if the business owner didn’t want it. This is the wisdom behind SB67.
Today I saw a story on another bill, SB473, that seems not only to be in poor taste and against reasonable judgment but also mean and spiteful.
This bill, sponsored by Curtis Oda of Davis County, provides that concealed weapons holders not be required to conceal their weapon. This means if this bill passes they can openly carry loaded weapons into schools, colleges, hospitals and other public areas – even if the school, college or hospital doesn’t want guns on their property.
Does this prompt you to ask yourself – are there really that many people who have trouble distinguishing between Gunsmoke reruns and reality?
As it turns out there is a reason for this bill beyond the obvious. It is a self-centered vengeful reason. You see the University of Utah took up the position of its ultra left wing liberal students and faculty in declaring that no guns were allowed on campus. The Barney Fife crowd challenged this in court and the U lost. It seems we really do need someone to tell us what we should be thinking and doing in public areas.
The University of Utah conceded they wouldn’t go against the court’s ruling but instead required that those packing heat had to keep it to themselves, unless of course a terrorist attack occurred, a student went bizerk or it became necessary to get that parking spot right next to the library (I added the last part, not the U).
That was just too much for these doers of good. They wanted everyone to know they could take over if things got out of hand, or maybe they wanted everyone to know they had a bigger gun than the bad guys.
Would you really feel comfortable walking around campus with a 9mm strapped to your side. Wouldn’t you worry that you would scratch your car as you were getting out? The parking spaces are pretty tight at the U. Wouldn’t you worry that someone (or a group of someones) might want to take your weapon from you or that it might drop out of the holster when you were using the facilities?
But I digress – the message SB 473 seems to be sending is the same as it always is. A small fanatical group wants to impose its beliefs on the rest of us and we should say no. For those who want their voice heard against this sort of fascism, here is the information on how to appeal to your Utah Senator.
By the way – when I wrote my Senator about SB67 a few weeks ago I got an email response saying she was strongly against that bill.
You can get the name, address and email of your Senator by going to the website http://www.utah.gov/government/legislative.html. If you don't know which district you are in it will take a little investigation on this site but it is worth it. You will always have his or her name and you can pummel them with your opinions at will.
Remember only you can prevent bad legislation.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Seat Cover Co.
4651 So 500 West #1
It cost me $450 for the top, and so far I'm really impressed with it - it looks fantastic. With the paint as good as it is, it gives the whole car an almost new look - from the outside at least. It feels tight and secure, but only time will tell it's durability, although with 2008 plastics, I'd assume it's even more durable than the original. For the dash, he gave me a quote of $197, and that's for the LTD. A Nissan should be less, although sometimes that isn't true. He says that they put a thin polymer over the top of the dash, so it remains practically original. You can be the guinea pig and get the Nissan done, or wait until I get my tax return to see how it looks on the LTD.
I got a "Out of Office Countdown" calendar for Chirstmas, and have slid on keeping up with it, so here are a few actual GWBush quotes, leading up to today:
- You can fool some of the people some of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on. - 2001 Gridiron dinner
- Who could have possibly envisioned an erection-an election-in Iraq at this point in history? - Washington,D.C., 01/10/2005
- Rarely is the question asked "Is our children learning?" - Florence, South Carolina, 01/11/2000
- We thought long and hard about what to propose. We proposed a bold initiative, an initiative that takes equities out of the system, so people are treated fairly. - Lee's Summit, Missouri, January 2007
- Because he's hiding. - Aboard Air Force One, discussing why Osama bin Laden is still at large, January 2005
- I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously, but I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. - To the Associated Press, January 2001
- I know how hard it is to put food on your family. - Nashua, New Hampshire, January 2000
And finally, driving up to school in a snow storm sucks. Getting there and finding out that class is canceled really sucks.
See ya on the flip side.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Actually you may be reading a lot about my age for the next couple of years. 30 wasn't bad, 40 was just another birthday, but 50 is already loomin heavy on me. My mom was 50 when she died. At 28, as bad as it was, it didn't seem like she died incredibly young. I'm turning 48 this year and now 50 seems WAY too young. I hope she forgives me. And I hope you all forgive me for all the age-related posts I'll be doing for the next couple years. It's cheaper than a therapist.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I sent the picture in to KUTV AM news and missed it. But Danny saw it and e-mailed me the link to the little video clip of it. Of course, since I was at school, by the time I got to it, they had already changed the clip and I thought I had missed the thing. Nope, an hour or so later Danny e-mails me this video clip. Thank you Danny!