Tuesday, July 26, 2011

balanced approach

'"The president has often said we need a 'balanced' approach -- which in Washington means: we spend more. . .you pay more. Having run a small business, I know those tax increases will destroy jobs.

"The president is adamant that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs. As the father of two daughters, I know these programs won't be there for them and their kids unless significant action is taken now."'


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fwd: Fw: Handling Negative comments

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mardawna Grover

I don't know or care if the below statements are true....but I kinda hope they were said and are true!  :-)



Here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.


These are good

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all US  
military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk responded,

"Does that include those who are buried here?" 
DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England ,

at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying,

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not

You could have heard a pin drop.


There was a conference in France

where a number of international engineers
were taking part, including French and American.  During a break,
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you
heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.  What does he
intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer

stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
nuclear powered and can supply emergency  electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three  cafeterias with the capacity to
feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand
gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and
from their flight deck.  We have eleven such ships;

how many does France have?"


You could have heard a pin drop.


A U.S. Navy Admiral

was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French
Navies  At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a
French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that
we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
speaking French?"

Without hesitating,

the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the
Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
have to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.




Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport

in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?"

the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been

to France   previously.

"Then you should know enough to have

your passport ready."

The American said,

"The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible.. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior

gave the Frenchman a long hard look.  Then he
quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in
1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.




If you are proud to be an American, pass this on!

If not, delete it.


I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA




Today, God will give me what I need...

and tomorrow God will do it again.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Reaction to Japan

From: larry.r.trout

'Iran and North Korea today announced they will halt their plans for peaceful nuclear power'

   Tehran- Iran's foreign minister today held a joint press conference with the foreign minister of North Korea, announcing their respective countries, in response to the events in Japan, would halt development and deployment of their peaceful nuclear power programs. "Japan has opened our eyes to the inherent dangers of nuclear power", the minister of North Korea said. "We hope with the termination of these programs, we will not only prevent a future radioactive catastrophe in the event of a natural disaster" said the Iranian foreign minister, "but our actions will also allay the unfounded concerns of the international community. We hope by taking such a step to rejoin the international trade community to the benefit of our countries and others"


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fwd: Doctors vs. Gun Owners

From: larry.r.trout


From: Anderson, Greg @ CSG - CSW
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:07 AM
Subject: FW: Doctors vs. Gun Owners



Doctors vs. Gun Owners


(A)  The number of physicians in the 
U.S.  Is


(B)  Accidental deaths caused by Physicians

Per year are


(C)  Accidental deaths per physician



Statistics courtesy of 
U.S.  Dept of

Health  and  Human Services.


Now think about this:


(A)  The number of gun owners in the 



(Yes, that's 80 million)

(B)  The number of accidental gun deaths

Per year, all age groups,



(C)  The number of accidental deaths

Per gun owner



Statistics courtesy of FBI


  statistically, doctors are approximately

9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'




Almost everyone has at least one doctor.

This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!


Please alert your friends


Alarming threat.

We must ban doctors

Before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


Out of concern for the public at large,

We withheld the statistics on


For fear the shock would cause

People to panic and seek medical attention!





Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Top Ten Indicators

(10) Your annual breast exam is done at Hooters.
(9) Directions to your doctor's office include "Take a left when you enter the trailer park."
(8) The tongue depressors taste faintly of Fudgesicles.
(7) The only proctologist in the plan is "Gus" from Roto-Rooter.
(6) The only item listed under Preventative Care Coverage is "an apple a day."
(5) Your primary care physician is wearing the pants you gave to goodwill last month.
(4) "The patient is responsible for 200% of out-of-network charges," is not a typographical error.
(3) The only expense covered 100% is "embalming."
(2) Your Prozac comes in different colors with little M's on them.
(1) You ask for Viagra, and they give you a Popsicle stick and duct tape.