Keep The Faith Baby

What is wrong with this picture? 

A convicted ax murderer has gotten permission to leave jail for a few hours a week so he can chop down trees.  Did you get that?  
This convicted felon is serving a 30-year sentence for the 1976 triple ax-murder of a nurse, a patient, and a policeman.  But he is being allowed to leave prison on occasion to take a course in wilderness preservation, which includes instruction in tree-chopping.

Some prison officials are not happy about it.  They do not believe it to be a good idea to let a murderer like this near sharp implements such as axes.  Another quote was “this could be a disaster waiting to happen.”

Gee, do you think so?

Texas, It’s like a whole other country, Y’all.  About 80% percent of the new jobs created in Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas since 2007 went to newly arrived immigrants, half of whom were in the country illegally, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies.

In that same period, employment for native-born Texans actually declined over that period.  History it seems has a bad habit of repeating itself, that is one of the bad things about history.  Now ask yourself this question:  “Do we really want this guy for our next President?”

You buys yo ticket … You takes your chances.

A mechanic from Pawleys Island, South Carolina, was down to $6 in his checking account and was only days away from foreclosure when his luck turned.  He won a $200,000 lottery jackpot.  He says he will use the money to pay off his mortgage and save for his daughter’s college tuitions.

I on the other hand, only had one number in this last game.  But I think I have it figured out, when they roll the numbers, they are rolling them too fast.  It doesn’t give a guy enough time to wish on them.  I know, I know, the odds are terrible.  But you wouldn’t get kissed if you didn’t pucker up every now and then.

Speaking of odds?  Inez Harries and Venice Shaw, identical twins born Jan 15,1911 celebrated their 100th birthday this year.  The odds of identical twins living to be 100 is one in 700 million.  That right there is about seven times more than winning the lottery.  Powerball tickets are going up in price on the 15th of January, buy yours now and beat the rush.  Cutting down the odds too … 1 in 175 million … the old odds were 1 in 195 million.

So you see, anything is possible, you just have to hang in there and believe.

Michael Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I have failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”  Thomas Edison did 10,000 experiments before he came up with a working example of the electric light bulb.  That meant he “failed over 9,000 times” before he succeeded.

Need another?

Lady Gaga, one of the most ridiculous acts to ever grace a stage in America is projected by Forbes Magazine to make a little over $100 million this year.  Check your closet, you may have all the wardrobe necessary to make the move over to stardom right there in your own home.

You just have to KNOW that you are going to do it, believe in yourself.

Keep the faith baby.