November Index

[11-01] All Saints Hollow This one is going down a day late and a dollar short, but I have been busy, and I did not get it finished on time. Here is your Halloween Joke for 2008. An extremely modest man was in the hospital for a series of tests, the last of which had left his […]
[11-01]  Above all that Alaska, somewhere north of the fortieth parallel …. Guilty as charged. Alaskan Senator, Ted Stevens recently convicted on all seven counts by a jury in Alaska, vowed to “fight this with every ounce of energy I have.”  Which is kind of ironic, as it was his close personal relationship with an ENERGY CEO that got […]
[11-01] Mysteries of life A great many things in this life just do not make sense.  I was thinking about that this very morning and I thought I might share some of it with you. Take those birds, Swallows, every year, they just keep coming on back to Capistrano or some other place out in California.  That is a mystery […]
[11-03]  Who said … ‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ ‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’ ‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’ ‘Here’s my strategy on the […]
[11-03] It’s Not Easy Being Rich The trouble with life is there just isn’t any background music.  Monday’s are always especially difficult, come in, sit down with a cup of Joe and then face an empty screen.  I am so envious of all those talented people who sit down and make this look like child’s play, make it appear simple. So what […]
[11-03]  Cowboys & Republicans A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, ‘If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?’ […]
[11-04]  The Other Shoe Drops Titles are catchy, often frustrating in their conception, today being no different from any other day, the title escapes me.  I thought about “Another Offered Up Metaphor” or “Defining Moment In History.”  Maximum Effort, End of the Line … Finally settled on this. The other shoe drops today, the Fat Lady Sings, call it what you […]
[11-04]  Vote For Nobody I keep hearing this argument, “The lesser of two evils” being applied towards this election process happening today.  Most folks don’t stop to think about it, but there is a choice, albeit a lousy one at best, but it can be done. Just write in your choice. You could actually vote for “nobody” if you wanted to.  […]
[11-04]  Do You want fries with that. Now here is a novel concept, your order on time, and it is right.  If your next fast-food order at the drive-through has the right food in the right bag, you may have  something surprising to thank: the bad economy.  In the past six months, Carl’s Jr.’s 478 locations in Southern California in particular have […]
[11-05] Boxed In Now that the election is over, I can get back to worrying about this ugly rash in my right arm pit and other important things that need my close attention.  Personally I am glad it is over, I am free of it, and now I can collect my thoughts, and get back to other things […]
[11-05]  Change Is A Coming Obama Wins It! Congratulations are in order for a long, hard, protracted nasty fight.  How do you spell relief?  O-B-A-M-A- WINS.  Good Morning America!  Here is another “Brain Freeze” from the middle of the country.  I found this amusing, came across this yesterday. Willie King made a bad mistake.  He decided to snatch a wallet from […]
[11-06] The Morning After Is it possible for one to experience or suffer “election deprivation or withdrawal symptoms?”  Do we have any learned or medical experts who read this blog that could take some time today to weigh in on this important lofty subject?  Here is an idea, I could give it to Margaret & Helen, and they could get 657 hits in thirty minutes,[…]
[11-07] Computer Rage  Sour Grapes Lot of folks are starting to get sour because their particular political savior didn’t make the grade and are getting kind of nasty.  Mellow out folks.  If the frustration of losing an election have driven you to this, you could be suffering “political computer rage.”  This morning I was visiting one blog and the main conversation was on Rush Limbaugh and the sentiments and comments were less than measured.  People need to remember that radio personalities such as Limbaugh are there for a reason, to stir you up, hack you off, ruin your day.  I am firmly convinced that “AM” on my radio dial stands for absolute moron.  I will not begin to tell you what “FM” stands for. […]
[11-07]  The Pulse A little sampling of the mailbox and what is been going around the web in the past week.  FLORIDA:  It seems as though I ought to write something about the lection, but I’m darned if I can think of anything that hasn’t already been said.  The historical angle, the racial angle, the political angle – all […]
[11-07]  New Shoots Bamboo is a very interesting plant.  If you visit any bamboo grove, you will usually find bamboo culms of varying sizes. Regardless of the size, whether it is 1 foot or 60 feet tall, it grew to that size in 90 days or so and will never get any larger. You can put a steel […]
[11-07]  Still Going Still Going!  Still Going! On November 12th Creative Endeavors will be 8 months old and today we passed the 20,000 mark.  I want to thank all of you that made this possible, we could not have done it without you. Thanks for your support and encouragement
[1107]   Once A Great Notion Here is a little gem that a lot of people in this great country never stop to think about.  America was a notion, democracy had never been tried before, we were the first.  At least that is the way I remember it, if I am wrong, I will gladly stand corrected.  Take a shot at […]
[1108]   It’s All the Meme to Me I had something unusually witty planned for today’s posting, but my internet friend, Linda in Ohio tagged me with a MeMe.  Please do not ask me the definition of the word MeMe, because I don’t know.  I believe it is French for disjointed but I am not all that sure. The last time I was tagged […]
[1108]  Up Front I figured since this day of elections can be a bit stressful with long lines and expectations, that a good laugh would do you all wonders. I certainly believe it would help me. Who wants to sit around thinking about all those wonderful days back in the past. Sitting on the edge on your bunk, […]
[1108]  Thunder On The Plains I was sitting and resting and talking with a friend as he passed my way.  We talked of neighbors, the weather, and the crops, of all the men who had left the farm, to work in the big city shops.  Of the girl who married the boy from out California way, the work being done […]
[1108] Somethings Happening (video) “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our fathers is alive in our time, who still questions our democracy, tonight is your answer.” Barack Obama 2008 A new beginning for America and a stern warning.  Those who do […]
[11-10]  Obama Free This post in the interest of the General Public is guaranteed to be 100% Obama Free. One of the things I like about Creative Endeavors is it isn’t being barraged right now with a comment section that is “fuming and ranting incessantly about the current political climate in America.”  Red State – Blue State … More […]
For The Girls News Flash … No Mirrors In the Obama Camp!  Here we go, hang onto your panty hose!  Shadows-of-my-feminine-side … Was that a nite gown Michelle Obama was wearing the other night or was it a dress?  The normally impeccable Michelle O made a questionable choice if you ask me, your wide-eyed fashion reporter here […]
[11-11] Nov 11 Veterans Day Please take a moment out of your busy day to stop and consider all the freedom’s you currently enjoy and those who gave so much that you might have a rich and better life. Then lower your head and pray for those who are still not home on this day.
[11-12] Obama’s History Here are some misc. items on the President Elect, Mr. Obama. He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili His favorite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguine He won a Grammy in 2006 […]
[11-12]  Eight Months EIGHT MONTHS – 60,000 HITS As Jackie Gleason used to say …. How sweet it is! Today is our 8 month of putting out this sorry little rag … How about that.  Strangely, it is kind of ironic, the first post I put up on WordPress was after I had read some “English Professors” blog somewhere […]
[11-12]  Obama Under Glass If Michelle Obama thought the past 22 months on the election trail were tough, she ain’t seen nothing yet… On January 20 when husband Barack gets the keys to The White House, life for America’s new First Family will change forever.  Today we explain exactly how… SECURITY Barack Obama – Secret Service codename Renegade – is […]
[11-12]  Shop till ya drop Mr. Obama has announced that the economy is going to be one of his first priorities in the coming new year.  And I sincerely believe that is great.  We need to have a strong and robust economy and jobs to come home to when the boys come home from oversea’s. It is also imperative that we […]
[11-13] Sack Lunches Now and then, you find something really stirring in the mailbox, it is all not hateful and mean, often amongst the trash and garbage of man, you will find a gem. Such is this, it was entitled “Sack Lunches.”  I now pass it on in the spirit it was given to me. Please Enjoy […]
[11-13]  Irena Sendler There recently was the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena Sendler.  During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box […]
[11/15]  Some Parts May be Missing Romance South Of The Border.  After the wedding of the world’s heaviest man, Mexican Maneuel Uribe, who has slimmed down to 683 pounds (down from 1244 lbs) attended his ceremony in a custom-made bed and passed up on the cake.  “He didn’t break his diet” said his mother.  Man, that is something.  You lose […]
[11/15] No Short Easy Answers Wouldn’t it be a boring world, if everything that we wanted went our way? If each and every day, what we wanted, our desires came to pass. Here lately, I have started to receive some input regarding editing of comments, censorship of material, and deletion of what I consider adversarial or inflammatory.  So here it […]
[11/15] Today In Musak History ATTENTION ALL YOU TALENTED MUSIC ORIENTATED PEOPLE WHO COME HERE. Creative Endeavors is now starting a new band.  After all this discussion here lately on Baracks House, it has moved me into a totally new area of my life, the creation of music and soothing the jagged edges of my ragged soul, with sweet melodic rhythms. I […]
[11/15] P.S.A. We have posted a new feature.  Master Index 2008 which can be found in the main index tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page.  In this file are all (90%) of the articles and posts written in 2008 on Creative Endeavors.  There are no summaries, the brief summaries are in the […]
Today In Musak History ATTENTION ALL YOU TALENTED MUSIC ORIENTATED PEOPLE WHO COME HERE. Creative Endeavors is now starting a new band.  After all this discussion here lately on Baracks House, it has moved me into a totally new area of my life, the creation of music and soothing the jagged edges of my ragged soul, with sweet melodic rhythms. I […]
This Cannot Be Good If you are one of many that are thinking …This cannot be good … Then you are ahead of the curve and correct. First off, yesterday I kind of came uncorked you might say and I put up some stuff that should have not been put up. They have since fell beside the way.  […]
Closed For Repairs Closed For Repairs (Comments under moderation)  Proverbs 26:20  Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Out To Lunch Out To Lunch In deference to the good people that enjoy and understand this site, I have restored some of the posts that were deleted. A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very […]
Baracks House II Barack’s House (Parody of Brick House by The Commodores) Ow! It’s The White House We finally might be Just letting a bro hang out Obama’s White House […]
The Mail Box 11/15 – 11/17 Don, On the theory that you probably shouldn’t do anything on the spur of the moment that you might later regret, I’d do this… Ignore the idiots, until you get over being pissed off. A lot of folks enjoy your blog.  By blog standards it’s highly successful — far more so than mine, for example.  Don’t throw […]
Mid Course Correction It’s not so much the direction of the wind or the speed, but how you set your sails in the morning … that gets you to where you long to be.  I am gonna put up something, maybe someone will read it, everyone seems to be pre-occupied with that silly audio file.  What can I […]
By The Numbers 78% of Americans think too much money was spent on the 2008 presidential election.  57% said they support campaign-spending limits, while 38%said candidates should be allowed to spend as much as they can raise.34% of voters said the historic 2008 election made them “more proud” to be American.  While only 12% said it made […]
[11/18]  River City Blues (video) If Doris “deep in the heart of Texas” can take some pride in her heritage … Why can’t you?  Nothing stopping you, go for it.  Mr. Obama cannot do it all … You have to do your part. What was that thing James Brown used to shout … I am black … I am proud … Shout it loud […]
[11/19] The Long View Lauderhill Florida – Four years and more than 700,000 rubber bands since he began, Joel Waul has clinched the Guinness World Record for the largest rubber band ball. The ball, which sits under a tarp in Waul’s driveway, weighs 9,032 pounds and is more than 6 feet tall. The old record was 4,594 pounds. Waul, […]
[11/19]  What Were You Thinkin Dr. Phil’s test, here you go, try this!  Dr. Phil scored 55, he did this test on Oprah and she got a 38. Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out! Read on, this is very interesting!  Don’t be overly sensitive!  The following is pretty accurate and it only takes a […]
[11/20] Focused Confusion A lovely morning, I find myself sitting at Starbucks, sipping on my double-mocha-latte-pinch of Cinnamon-nutmeg-three marshmallow half-coffee/half-chocolate $4 caffeine loaded treat for the day. Low and behold this lady walks up to me and says, “Aren’t you Don Smith, the always trying to win a Pulitzer Prize winning author of Creative Endeavors read by millions?” and […]
[11/20]  On The Downside Deflation, that is such a strange word, I keep hearing it over and over, some kind of buzz word for our hard times, so I looked it up.  (Yes, boys and girls, contrary to popular belief we do have a dictionary, word checker and I suppose sense of humor?)  Here it is: de·fla·tion [di fláysh’n] n 1.  […]
[11/20] Just Plane Weird A week after two America West pilots were fired for showing up drunk, a passenger was thrown off an America West pane in San Francisco when she jokingly asked flight attendants if they had “checked the flight crew for sobriety.”  The airline said the woman’s’ remarks constituted a potential security problem.  The president […]
[11/21] What Scares You? Interesting question, “What scares you?”  One of those little innocent questions they call “conversation starters.”  Kind of like, “Have you seen the new bear cubs at the zoo?” (which by the way, I do not believe there are any, but it always kind of seems to break the ice). So one night, up at the farm, […]
[11/21]  Garbled Viewpoint Scratch N Sniff Bandits Strike Again DALLAS Texas – A man has proven that you can never have too much underwear when he stole more than 130 pairs of panties from a Victoria’s Secret store.  The Dallas Morning News reported online Tuesday that a man snatched $1,067 worth of underwear from a table at the Dallas […]
[11/22] God Lives Under The Bed This Is The Email Of The Week It Came Out of the Seattle, Washington Area I envy Kevin. My brother, Kevin, thinks God lives under his bed. At least that’s what I heard him say one night. He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to listen, ‘Are you there, God?’ he […]
[11/22]  This N That Did you know, that gesturing with your hands as you speak, actually improves your memory? It is hard on lampshades and other pieces of furniture in the home however. My sister, does this, one time jokingly we said to her, “sit on your hands and then talk” and she could not do it, she started stuttering. Try it […]
[11/22]  It’s Me Margaret … Here we go, another slow day here at the home, just sitting around waiting on Jeopardy to come on, od’ing on Vitamin E and they won’t let us go outside because the weather is bad.  Might as well write something, share a thought or two or as my wife would say …….. “What are you […]
[11/24]  Obama’s Dilemma If anyone out there is thinking it is almost over and Bush and the Boys are “going to fade off into the sunset” and a new day will prevail.  If you find yourself sitting back and taking it easy because Mr. Obama is now in the cat bird seat … softly hummin and singing  “Happy trails to you […]
[11/24]  Be Thankful Even as bad as it gets, you can always find someone who has it worse than you.  All you have to do in some cases is just look around.  Be thankful for what you have and remember the good things in life this week. A 72 year old man was sentenced to 18 months in prison […]
[11/25]  Gobble-Gobble Y’all Gobble-Gobble, Y’all That is Okie Talk for “pass me one of them drumsticks.”  If you haven’t noticed, they have started.  All the major stores and malls have put up their “Christmas Stuff.” Being as I am one of those werewolf loonies that becomes somewhat moody and unruly this time of the year, I will ask the […]
[11/25]  Riding The Obama Wave Right now in this country, a lot of people are riding the wave of euphoria that the Obama Wave has to offer, and it is a pretty good ride.  But with all rides, there will come a day, when it has to end and we will have to step back and face reality. For the most […]
[11/26]  Frost On The Pumpkin I am a little late with my hauling today, please excuse me.  Listening to “Oldies on the Radio” so this could get a little strange … Which is an Oxymoron for this blog to be sure.  Strange is my by-line. Most accidents happen in the home Woke up to a rather chilly house this morning and it […]
[11/26]  Joshes Letter Joshua one of our grandchildren is seven now.  I still remember the day I met him, he was a “preemie” came out of the chute weighing less than a five pound bag of sugar.  Real small, I had never saw a baby that small before.  But he turned out just fine.  He is a handful, […]
[11/27]  Turkey Day Speaking of turkeys?  A day off for our new ramrod of the Fed. Mr. Paulson, who is currently heading into his THIRD PLAN on solving the banking crisis.  It seems that you just cannot get anything concrete or decisive any more, $800 billion just doesn’t buy what it used to buy. Most certainly nothing in Leadership […]
[11/27]  At A Glance By The Numbers In the wake of Barack Obama’s election as president a record number of American’s are optimistic that relations between blacks and whites in America will improve.  67% said racial problems would eventually be worked out, while 30% said race would always be a problem in America, and the remaining 3% in the swamps […]
[11/28]  Sleep Zoned Heard a story told of how a preacher would tell a story about how his wife would wake him up in the middle of the night and say to him, “I hear something downstairs.  Go check it out.” Over and over she would do this, and he never, ever found a thing downstairs.  But she would […]
[11/28]  Mr. Obama’s Interview The other night during the interview with Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, I did something that is totally out of character for me.  “I watched the entire episode, from start to finish.” Now I have to admit, when it comes to political types, I have a very low tolerance for stupidity.  And I have been […]
[11/28] Risk Free – Buy Back Unbelivable!  I am seeing this right?  Stores opening at four in the morning for after Thanksgiving Day sales?  Are people actually going down there in droves, much like lemmings rushing headlong to the edge of the cliff, in order to get huge discounts.  Some poor temp. worker at WalMart was actually stampeded and killed in […]
[11/29]  Movin’ On Internet is abuzz with Obama news this morning, believe it or not, some folks actually advocating that Bush step down now and turn it all over to the new elect.  Thank goodness we have a system of rules and stop-gap measures in place, for people like this. Your turn is coming, be patient. Having visited Washington […]
[11/29]  Too Much Stuff The big thing around here this weekend, is this poor guy who got trampled too death at WalMart recently by Holiday Shoppers.  I don’t know how many emails I have received on this in the past 72 hours. Being as it a slow weekend, and I have not been mauled recently or had my bones […]
[11/30]  Amazing Grace (video) Start December this year on the right foot.  Pick up a telephone today and call someone and tell them “I Love You.” Make a change in someone’s life.

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Mysteries of life

A great many things in this life just do not make sense.  I was thinking about that this very morning and I thought I might share some of it with you.

Take those birds, Swallows, every year, they just keep coming on back to Capistrano or some other place out in California.  That is a mystery to me.

Or those horse’s that are born white and then they turn coal black when they reach maturity.

Recently Radio Girl turned me on to an interesting blog site that is entitled  “Margaret & Helen” and they are a mystery to me.

Are they really eighty years old as they claim and writing this blog with the help of their grandchildren or are they conning everyone into believing they are so.

Immensely popular they are a good read and a mystery to me, I shall follow them in the future with some skepticism.  But that is nothing new, I am suspicious of everyone and everything, just ask my birth mother she will tell you.  I enjoy their page.  It makes me ever mindful of the conversations and musings in the late afternoon that I shared with my grandparents who are now long gone. Get some time today, trot over there and give their read a glance over, some good stuff there.

Back to the mysteries of life.  The roots go down and the plant goes up, life, that is a mystery.  This guy, Joe The Plumber, as I understand it, he doesn’t have a license, so why do they say he is a plumber?  That is a mystery.  How can the cable company remember to send me a bill each month, but cannot remember the password on my site?  Here is another that just irks the ____ out of me, why does this sucker change fonts in the middle of an article, does it all the time! surely a mystery if there ever was one.

“Pick a number between one and five.”  Got it?  Is it three?  Nine times out of ten, when you ask someone to do this, they will pick the number three.  Why?  Because they perceive the number three as the middle, another mystery of life.

A word of precaution here, this number thing only works with adults.  If you do it with your five year old grandson, give him the choice, ask him to pick the number, and then ask what the number is, he will most likely reply, ‘It’s MY number Grandpa, go get your own.” You have been warned.

More red cars are sold in America than any other color.  A red used car will sell for MORE money than other cars.  Red Is For Lovers

Women in red has always been a mystery to me.  A new psychological study has just been released about romantic attraction and it suggest that red attire makes men unwittingly more attracted to women. To study the effect of color on behavior, psychologists as the University of Rochester in New York conducted five experiments and analyzed mens responses to photographs of women in various situations.

They would in turn frame the photo’s in red or have the women wearing red in the photo’s as they were displayed. In every case, men rated the women in red frames or wearing red as considerably more attractive and sexually desirable than the same women with other colors.

So if you want to attract your man …… Put on that red dress baby, ‘cause we goin’ out tonight, put on that red dress baby, case some fool might wanna fight

Sampson and Delilah were a mystery.  So was Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.  Two strong and robust men, brought down in their prime by a woman.  Which brings me to Sarah and McSame, a broadly satirical political comedy of sorts with an improbable plot, this truly is a mystery to me.

I can remember the first time I was given word of it and my measured response was … Are you kidding me, what were you thinking?

Wonder if Sarah was wearing red when Old man Mr. McSame took her down by the creek, under the stately Cotton Wood tree in Sedona Arizona, to ask for her hand in their unholy alliance in the mysterious world of politics.

I guess I will always wonder about that one for sure.


Above all that

Alaska, somewhere north of the fortieth parallel …. Guilty as charged.

Alaskan Senator, Ted Stevens recently convicted on all seven counts by a jury in Alaska, vowed to “fight this with every ounce of energy I have.”  Which is kind of ironic, as it was his close personal relationship with an ENERGY CEO that got him in all this hot water to begin with.  Why is it that politicians seem to think that they are bound over by a different set of rules and guidelines than the rest of us.  What is it that makes them believe they are above the law?

Kind of like all these people who sit at stoplights at busy intersections, and pick their nose while waiting for the light, do they really believe they are invisible and the rest of us cannot see them?

Kailua-Kona Hawaii

The best bargain at the Salvation Army thrift store was a Richard Simmons videotape. But Mikela Mercier, 11, passed on buying it for a few coins after she found $1,000 in $100 bills inside. Mikela immediately told her mother they needed to turn the tape in. Store manager Jimmy Thennes praised Mikela for her honesty.  No word from Richard Simmons at this time.

DeWitt Nebraska

The Vise-Grips plant there will close permanently after Friday, ending about 70 years of operations and costing 330 jobs. Irwin Industrial Tools, which operates the plant, is moving operations to China to lower costs. William Petersen, a Danish immigrant, invented the tool nearly 90 years ago in DeWitt.  They ought to take a pair of ’em, and slap them on the crotch of the guy who thought up the idea of shipping American jobs overseas ….. and then sqeeeeeeeeeeze.

In other related Nebraska news, the state is now saying it is going to re-work its safe haven law.  People have been driving across state lines to drop off unwanted children, two dozen of them recently, one as old as 17 years of age.  The law, which took effect in July, prohibits guardians from being prosecuted for leaving a child at a hospital.

When Snow White dropped by last Tuesday and left five of the dwarfs, the governor declared that he had enough.  This law must be re-written to protect the original intent he declared.

Final Spin Cycle

Whirlpool is laying off 5,000 workers and DreamWorks isn’t making any movies …. We seem to be still hemorrhaging around the edges, has anyone noticed.  When will Washington figure out we cannot all deliver pizza’s to each other, some of us need jobs.

Here is the new official – unofficial policy …. We got the money ….. Now screw you.

There seems to be this “new attitude” by lenders and lending associations around the country.  Even though your credit is perfect, it certainly could be better, and now they are demanding just that.  Home loans are no longer a sure thing.  This is the new, dynamic landscape of mortgage lending today a new world in which even those with good credit are having trouble getting mortgages or the loan terms that they want.

All this at a time when politicians and economists are wanting to reduce bloated inventories in most cities, that are prone to fail.  Compliments of our good friends, the bankers, the only people in the world who can understand the concept of eleven windows …. And three tellers.

Chicken to go

Paris Kentucky — When a Chicken Ranch restaurant employee found her boss lying in an apparent pool of blood, she ran out screaming and called police. But the scenario was a Halloween prank by Joe Watkins, police said. The worker may have the last laugh; police charged Watkins with making a false report to lure her to the scene.

Chillin In Cheyenne

Cheyenne Wyoming — Natural gas prices were so high this summer that regulators warned heating prices in January 2009 could be as much as 79% higher than in January 2008.  But Darrell Zlomke, assistant state Public Service Commission administrator, says now that falling natural-gas wholesale prices suggest the increase is more likely to be about 33%.  That is the bad news, now here is the good.  The used furniture for firewood program seems to be holding on low prices in the area.

Now will everyone who got a 33% raise in wages this year, please raise your hand ….  Thought so.

The warming effects of Global Warming are affecting flowers, animals in Yellowstone and they are starting to disappear.  Studies are now showing that the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past few decades has caused a loss of many the flower that Henry David Thoreau reordered in his book Walden and also has contributed to a decline in several species’ of native animals once common in Yellowstone.

Two headed fish in the Frazier River in Canada, frogs disappearing in the United States and around the world, species that have been actively protected for most of our lives, are going into severe decline.

Now tell me about “Clean Coal” again … I am confused.


All Saints Hollow

This one is going down a day late and a dollar short, but I have been busy, and I did not get it finished on time.

Here is your Halloween Joke for 2008.

An extremely modest man was in the hospital for a series of tests, the last of which had left his bodily systems extremely upset. To say that he had “irritated bowel symptom” would be an understatement to say the least.

Upon making several false alarm trips to the bathroom, he decided the latest episode was another and stayed put.  He suddenly filled his bed with diarrhea and was embarrassed beyond his ability to remain rational! In a complete loss of composure he jumped out of bed, gathered up the bed sheets, and threw them out the hospital window.

A drunk was walking by the hospital when the sheets landed on him.  He started yelling, cursing, and swinging his arms violently trying to get the unknown things off, and ended up with the soiled sheets in a tangled pile at his feet.

As the drunk stood there, unsteady on his feet, staring down at the sheets, a hospital security guard, barely containing his laughter, and who had watched the whole incident, walked up and asked “What the heck is going on here?”

The drunk, still staring down at the pile of rumpled soiled sheets said, “I dunno, I think I just beat the crap outta a ghost!”

Last night the ghosts and goblins were out and about, the dogs were barking and the neighborhood was somewhat spooky, for a little while anyway. Darker than a coal miners lunch box too. The next full moon on Halloween as I understand it will not occur until 2020. (Hey you never know when you are going to need some of this stuff, best take notes)

All night long  … The doorbell rang unmercifully and Mama quickly tired of going back and forth to the door to deliver treats to all the hob-goblins and little princess’s of the neighborhood. So she stood up and announced to no one in particular, “The next kid that rings that door bell, is going to get the ENTIRE BOWL OF CANDY and then I am shutting off the lights and being done with it!”

So the doorbell rang, and she opened up the door and there stood this little guy dressed up like a Hobo and she said, almost barked at him to tell you the truth, she said, “Open your sack.” So he dutifully opened up the sack as wide as it would open and she dumped the ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THE BOWL into his sack. He looked at the contents of his bag and then exclaimed, “Gee lady, when I came here I was really poor. Now I is rich!”

Any bets on what happened to the doorbell after that? When he went out into the dark and told ALL of his little buddies?

Happy Halloween


“The cartoon courtesy of Center for American Progress” (online)