Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Watch and listen to this very wise man!

And just to get things straight, watch and listen to him a second time--a very important seven and a half minutes of your life!

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has more smarts in his little finger than Barack Obama!

H/T http://www.gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/

72 Hours: Great job, CPD!

The Victims

Thank you, all officers of the Chicago Police Department, for the hard work involved in bringing this creep down!

Timothy Herring Jr.--the alleged cop-killer

Timothy Willis--the alleged accomplice

Sources: 19-year-old burglar killed cops to hide theft

Free on parole, convicted armed robber Timothy Herring Jr. was determined not to go back to prison.

So when the 19-year-old sneaked back Friday to the scene of a burglary he’d committed hours earlier and overheard veteran police officer and evidence technician Michael Flisk say “I’ve got a good fingerprint,” he acted in the coldest of blood, law enforcement sources said.

Armed with a handgun and wearing an electronic tracking bracelet on his ankle, Herring crept up on Flisk and former CHA police officer Stephen Peters in the alley on the 8100 block of South Burnham and shot both men dead, it’s alleged.

Prosecutors charged him with the first degree murder of both men Monday, marking the end of a 72-hour round-the-clock effort to find justice for Peters and Flisk, the fifth Chicago cop murdered this year.

Flisk’s fellow officers “worked non-stop, even in the face of extreme grief,” Supt. Jody Weis said as he announced the charges against Herring and an alleged accomplice, Timothy Willis, who’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon and is accused of helping Herring cover up the murders.

“All of Chicago owes them a debt of gratitude as they helped get a killer off the streets,” Weis said.
Read the rest...

And still no word from retiring Chicago "Crime Boss", Mayor Dick'em Daley!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

RIP Officer Michael Flisk, CPD and Mr. Stephen Peters

So it goes like this?

Some nutcase who thinks they are entitled to everything decides to shoot a Chicago police officer in cold blood? And...another man, Stephen Peters, who was a retired CHA officer and former suburban cop?

I hope and pray this person is found soon, and strung up by their nether region!

We lost SWAT officer David Blake earlier in the week, but apparently that wasn't enough for these animals on the South side of Chicago.

Oh,...and no outrage yet from retiring Chicago "Crime Boss", Mayor Dick'em Daley! Guess the tryptophan from eating too much turkey put him to sleep, huh?

My condolences to both the Flisk and Blake families, and also to Mr. Peters family.

Now, guys and gals, get out there and find that dirty SOB!

'Tis the Season...well, almost!

Fourteen years ago today, my younger son perished in an automobile crash in Poland, where he was working on redesigning a pollution control system there.

This year, I resolved to keep myself busier than usual to avoid that still-deep wound and the morose, depressed feeling.

This is my window valance, which is normally just the vine hat and the faux branches I made several years ago from wire, kraft paper, flexible glue and floral tape. I painted them to look like copper with a patina.

I added gilded pears, small red balls had-painted with copper glitter dots, gold-brushed pine cones and a pleated coppery red ribbon. The large russet thing is a piece of all-natural fiber paper, which dims the glare when I am at my computer.

Next are my two 30" double-sided wreaths that I change every two years.

Red and green lights, red ornaments (some customized with thin gold ribbon), some glittery fronds, gold-brushed pine cones and a gold and red pleated ribbon.

Blue lights with silver balls, silver glitter branches, a faux crystal and silver bead garland, and an elegant silver-edged gossamer ribbon.

Though my hands do not accomplish this work as quickly as even 5 years ago, I am thankful to the Creator for granting me all sorts of artistic and technical talents!

As Christmas gets closer, I'll show you more of the smaller wreaths I'll be giving to nursing home residents. I now have a dozen finished, and hope to do a dozen (or so) more in the next two weeks. I'm hoping they'll bring some cheer to those who have no family.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

North Korean Lunatics!

If you don't believe me, just 'Google' Kim Jong-il!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Just remember who you are, and where and what you came from.

Give Thanks!

Thank you, great Creator, for the many talents you have given me. Thank you for my life, and for so many others who are a great part of my life:








There are so many of you who have made my life richer. I am thankful.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If you can...

...forget these two Marxists. They are both ugly.

Remember what this Day of Thanksgiving is all about...and it is certainly NOT about them.


China, Russia quit dollar

St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.

Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies.

"About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies," Putin said at a joint news conference with Wen in St. Petersburg.

The two countries were accustomed to using other currencies, especially the dollar, for bilateral trade.

Since the financial crisis, however, high-ranking officials on both sides began to explore other possibilities.

Read the rest...

Well, so much for the impression Obama left after his Asian fiasco!

ON: Sweeteners

Yesterday, I shopped at my local Dominick's specifically to get a can of cranberry sauce. I had forgotten, last week, to purchase this one essential.

I had two, only two, choices: Libby's (2 for $3) or Safeway (10 for $10) brands. As is my wont, I read the labels and found both use high fructose corn syrup as the sweetener!

HFCS is something I avoid like the plague!

Sweeteners I use, when I use them at all

Onward to the produce section!

Wisconsin cranberries (I have witnessed the bogs in Wisconsin--quite awesome!) were on sale--two bags for $4. A bit more expensive, but most assuredly healthier!

I know my cranberry sauce will taste better than those canned things. Cooking it now, and may show you results later.

BTW, cranberries really benefit from a small amount of honey added after they have been cooked.

Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just Stuff--the Beginning

Isn't it time for Barky to get his s&*t together? How much longer must we put up with Obama's disloyalty to the United States of America?

I don't want to change the world...I want each and every human being to change themselves--by themselves--for the better of our nation..

Car commercials where the license plate is painted the same color as the car really bother me.

RE: The Event, where Blair Underwood is a more concerned "President of the US" than Barky Obama.

North Korea...need I say more than "Team America"?

For what are we thankful?

From Wiki:

As President, on October 3, 1789, George Washington made the following proclamation and created the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.

hat we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord.

To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Proclamation of President George Washington.

In the middle of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863:

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.

To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.

Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this
third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth."

Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863.

Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United States.

Let us look to our Creator, and not to our politicians. And let us give great thanks to our Creator, and be patient, and austere in our ways of dealing with this life.

The oppression of this current administration cannot last. It shall diminish quickly, as the severe frost destroys the rose.

Does Barry or Michelle have any idea what this is all about? Don't think so...

...but I certainly appreciate the precision of the Marines and their commanding officer.

Watch this...and be amazed!

Yet another officer down

Who is to blame?

Mayor Dick'em Daley, who has allowed gangs to gain so much here in Chicago? While being seemingly against more hiring of police officers?

Supt. Jody Weis, who is a poor excuse, but gets paid for TWO positions, one of which he does not perform?

Or Officer David Blake? He may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why was he there, so far away from home? Perhaps he had a snitch in the car with him?

Nonetheless, last evening, Officer David Blake joined a number of other police officers who have died recently, by gunshots.

This scenario is something I and my family were forced to live with, as my own father was a Milwaukee Police Officer, and in 1953, became a Milwaukee Police Detective. Though things were not as bad then as they are now, we lived each day as a day...and my dear mother hoped and prayed her husband would come home, after the call that interrupted dinner, and left us without his presence for hour after hour.

My special condolences to any family of Officer Blake, and may he rest now, in peace.

Sgt. Joe Friday...needed more now than he was then

This Obama-enforced 'conditioning' of the United States citizens to accept whatever "HE the inept"--the god Obama/Shiva, the Destroyer of all that is free and beautiful", can only lead to further loss of our liberty.

Watch...and think, for once in your lives...

Barack 'Barry' Obama is not what you all thought he is.

And neither is his "I am finally proud of my country" wifey.

To my OLD bee-shop: If you continue to call me a 'racist', I find I shall have to 'do something' about that.

And let it be known: YOU are the Treasurer of Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, which is in DEFAULT on repayment to me, insofaras I put ALL monies up front to allow this Chamber to exist. As of Decemeber 31, 2010, if total payment as promised is not received, you, Bee-shop, and your cohorts (Bill Morton, Toni Duncan, Nina Interlandi Bell) shall have a date in court.

I have been patient beyond all belief with you grifters!

Though you may know me as a photographer...

...I spent a great amount of time in my art career as a Holiday Designer.

Matter of fact, here in Chicago, I spent five seasons as the Holiday Designer at Century Shopping Centre at Diversey and Clark.

All that changed in late July of 2006, when I experienced the devastating effects of a pulmonary embolism, and it was found that I am disabled due to osteoarthritis, and the depletion of minerals in my bones (I've taken natural vitamins and minerals and herbs for almost 40 years--but there seems to be no effect!).

Nonetheless, I love holiday decorating, and though my this year, because there is enough time for my no-longer-so-nimble hands and fingers, I hope the Lake Shore Rehabilitation Center across the street from me, here in Rogers Park, will accept these donations to patients who may not be as fortunate as I.

But, first, I had to make a wreath for little 4 year old Madi, the daughter of a dear friend.

Then, I began to think I have to start using up all the Christmas ribbon and decor I've amassed over the past ten years here in Chicago. I began creating...


...and this...

...and this.

There are still more to come, as I went out today and purchased more small wreaths, ornaments, and extra ribbon.

Hopefully, if they're accepted, these will bring a smile (and perhaps some nice memories?) to some of the elderly at Lake Shore.

Yes, you can DIY!

Are you tired of all the additives in the food you buy?

Spend a bit of time in your own kitchen, rather than cruising the grocery store (though that is good exercise these days!).

Pizza, baked from scratch

I used 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, a half packet of dried yeast, a half-teaspoon of honey to help the yeast 'rise' quicker, and enough warm water to make a sticky dough--I wanted a 'more bready crust' this time. Put this in an olive oil-coated bowl and allow to rise for at least 15 minutes.

Place the dough in an olive-oil-laced pizza pan or cookie sheet. Pat it with olive oiled hands to reach the edges and proceed to add the toppings.

I also used a 'vodka sauce' pasta sauce as the base, and added dried minced garlic, dried onion, dried crushed red pepper, a generous sprinkle of Italian Seasoning, sliced black olives, and sliced Crimini mushrooms. All that is topped of with hand-grated mozzarella, and a scatter of Athenos Tomato and Basil Feta Cheese.

Bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese gets a bit browned--and enjoy!

I've also recently made my first batch of homemade hummus, for quite a bit less than it costs at the grocery store (in my case, Dominick's in Chicago, where everything, including 'local' produce, costs an arm and a leg!).

Fire-roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Last year, I bought an Oster Hand Blender. This appliance proved its usefulness in this hummus experiment.
I used one can Safeway Organic Chick Peas, drained, but I reserved the liquid. I pulverized the chick peas and added 1 large fire-roasted red pepper (from a jar), dried minced garlic, a shake of dried crushed red pepper, a dash of olive oil, and a bit of the chick pea liqueur to moisten the lot.
I only had Keebler Club Crackers, but any pita would have been my preference.

It was delicious beyond belief, and cost way less than half what prepared hummus costs. I will be trying other varieties, including black olive hummus, over the next few days.

The benefit of both the pizza and the hummus:

A Massive Star!

NO...not HER...

Sure looks as if she imbibed a bit in the back of the limo, doesn't it?

...though she is quite massive below the ever-growing waist.

THIS is the Massive Star in NGC 6357. Beautiful, isn't it?

Photo Credit: NASA, ESA and J. M. Apellániz (IAA, Spain)

For reasons unknown, NGC 6357 is forming some of the most massive stars ever discovered.

One such massive star, near the center of NGC 6357, is framed above carving out its own interstellar castle with its energetic light from surrounding gas and dust.

In the greater nebula, the intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

The overall glow of the nebula results from the emission of light from ionized hydrogen gas.

Near the more obvious Cat's Paw nebula, NGC 6357 houses the open star cluster Pismis 24, home to many of these tremendously bright and blue stars.

The central part of NGC 6357 shown spans about 10 light years and lies about 8,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Scorpion.

Common Sense Shall Prevail!

Watch and listen to this man. Sure, it's 12 and a half minutes...but that's a very short amount of time in your entire life, isn't it?

Richard Epstein KNOWS Obama, and is undoubtedly a better lawyer than both Obamas combined!

“He passed through Chicago without absorbing much of the internal culture,” says Epstein of the president.

“He’s amazingly good at playing intellectual poker.

But that’s a disadvantage, because if you don’t put your ideas out there to be shot down, you’re never gonna figure out what kind of revision you want.”

Just take some time, make some time...for this.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ah, yes...I remember it well...

...47 years ago today...when the best of times became the worst of times.

Chicago Sun-Times November 23, 1963

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917-November 22, 1963

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rest, Bambi...rest.

Laurie Bembenek

I met Laurie in the mid-90s, just before she moved to the state of Washington. Both our dads were Milwaukee Police, and she had begun painting some very nice little works...we had a lot in common. She didn't keep in touch, but I'd hear about her struggles from time to time.

Her ex was a dirty cop, and I, for one, continue to believe Laurie was innocent.

Rest, Bambi...just rest now.

Sunday Morning Offering...or more Obama Gibber-Jabber

Yesterday, that boy-man said this:

"I understand people’s frustrations, and what I’ve said to the TSA is that you have to constantly refine and measure whether what we’re doing is the only way to assure the American people’s safety. And you also have to think through are there other ways of doing it that are less intrusive," Obama said.

"But at this point,
TSA in consultation with counterterrorism experts have indicated to me that the procedures that they have been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat that we saw in the Christmas Day bombing."

Obama acknowledged that as president he does not have to go through pat-downs and other normal security procedures at airports, since he flies on Air Force One.

There is another way--it's called 'profiling', used with a great measure of success, BTW, in...Isreal!

Consequently, I am moved to present this:

Produced, BTW, by Sean Hannity

H/T Weasel Zippers

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettysburg: November 19, 1863

President Abraham Lincoln

The Gettysburg Address (John Hay copy)

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground.

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—

that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—

that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—

and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Elihu Vedder 1896: Government (Lobby of main reading room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington DC) Photo: Carol Highsmith 2007

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Giant Man with Orange Hair

And the winner of the Olympus BioScapes photo contest is...

The eyes of a daddy longlegs (Harvestman), showing the lenses (two large ovals), retinas and optic nerves.

Source: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz / Olympus BioScapes

The image is a depth color-coded projection of a confocal image stack.

See more here.

I expect to see this soon as one of Michelle O's "party dresses", don't you?

Simply the BEST!

From the Chicago Tribune:

Sara Paretsky earns top mystery writer award

Sara Paretsky, courtesy of http://www.iliasspeis.co.uk/

Mystery Writers of America has chosen Chicago author Sara Paretsky to receive the group's top honor next year.

The group announced today that Paretsky would receive its Grand Master award next April in New York. The organization says the award is the "pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing" and was established to acknowledge important contributions to the genre.

Paretsky created feisty female private detective V.I. Warshawski in the 1982 novel "Indemnity Only."

Her latest book, "Body Work," was released earlier this year and is the 14th installment in the Warshawski series.

The mystery writers' group says Warshawski challenged a genre where "women typically played minor or passive roles."

Past winners have included authors Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King.


Congratulations, Sara!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Splendor!

Here is the Great Tree in the Walnut Room at Macy's (formerly Marshall Fields) on State Street in downtown Chicago--and isn't it spectacular?

I am so pleased Macy's has kept up this tradition!

Detail of this year's theme "BELIEVE, WISH, IMAGINE"

The things that look like 'dotted hanging strips' are actually LED lights, that shoot down the tree randomly for an absolutely gorgeous 'falling snow' effect.

Unfortunately, the State Street window displays are not anywhere near this exciting holiday design level. They're paper/board constructs of the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" theme--quite dull, difficult to photograph, and not nearly as 'animated' as they were touted to be.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The eyes have it!

Something very cool to begin your week

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans' Day, 2010

Thank you, deeply, to all military veterans who fought and sacricified that we in the US may be free!

And thank you also, all military who continue the fight!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just so you understand...

...before comparing Michelle Obama to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Jacqueline had CLASS...like no other First Lady before or since. PERIOD!

Just, because, one cannot ignore great voices

Susan Boyle performs Duet with Elaine Paige ( 13th / Dec / 09 )

Sometimes, the past can bring us fabulous gifts

Yet another black jerk-off...

Kidnapped taxi driver calls 911 from trunk of cab

A Calumet City man was charged this morning with kidnapping a taxi driver at gunpoint and driving around with him in the taxi's trunk before crashing on the South Side.

Roderick Swoopes, 27, of the 300 block of South Luella Avenue, was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated vehicular hijacking, police said.

The taxi driver's ordeal started early Monday morning after Swoopes flagged down the cab near Racine and Clybourn avenues, asking to be dropped off near 64th Street and King Drive, police said.

When the taxi got close to that location, Swoopes asked how much he owed and then pulled out a gun and ordered the driver to get out of the taxi, police said.
Swoopes then demanded the driver's wallet and cell phone and told him to get in the trunk, police said.

Swoopes then took off in the taxi, unaware the driver had a second cell phone in his possession. The taxi driver called 911 from inside of the trunk as Swoopes drove around the South Side.

Officers working the "Operation Safe City" initiative were on patrol when they heard a kidnapping had just occurred over the police radio. They went after the cab, aided by a cab company dispatcher who had access to data from the cab's GPS tracking device.

Eventually, the officers spotted the stolen taxi northbound on South Western Avenue near 62nd Street, police said.

Swoopes crashed the taxi nearby and fled on foot. The officers chased him and took him into custody, police said.

Paramedics were called to the scene to treat the taxi driver who had minor injuries. Swoopes is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.

Just WHEN, I ask, when will black men in Chicago STOP...stop committing crime?

Coco...just because...I like him

His comeback on TBS is a HIT!

And...isn't Conan doing more than the man who calls himself "I WON"?

Something to energize you on the second Tuesday in November

Monday, November 8, 2010

And, just for a little more fun!

Valerie Jarrett says that Barack Obama has talent on loan from God

Video courtesy of http://grannyjanandjihadkitty.blogspot.com/

Just for some fun on a Sunday night

Do you take prescription pills for your 'high' cholesterol?

Have you ever been prescribed one of these meds? I have, and my health immediately began a downward spiral. I could barely function; I felt as though I was walking through "pudding'. And the physician I was seeing at that point told me, "You will die if you don't take Lipitor!"

I researched, especially at the Mayo Clinic site, to find that RED YEAST RICE contains natural statins, and can help lower bad cholesterol. So I told my doctor (a second year student whom I hope by now has developed a "better bedside manner", that I would test the Red Yeast Rice. The next month I visited this man, my "bad" cholesterol had decreased by "59", down to 225. He told me (actually YELLED at me!) that I had to stop eating red meat, i.e. beef. I had not had beef in over 2 years at that point.

That's when he told me I would die if I did not take Lipitor.

And that's when I told this pompous-ass Pakistani almost-but-not-quite doctor that ALL of us die, sometime in our life.

I have to admit, I am not a very good patient; as a matter of fact, I have very little 'patience' with any of these young, foreign medical students, who are taught very early in their careers about the benefits of agreeing with what we know as BIG PHARMA--the huge pharmaceutical companies, who are greedy, and will take advantage of every slight lapse in one's health to declare it a 'new disease', and develop a Mega-million dollar drug (for them), which actually makes a person more ill than they are...or even die from taking that particular drug.

Obviously, I am still alive, two years later, though still disabled by osteoarthritis with an added fibromyalgia diagnosis...oh yes, some days (and even nights) are horrid, I feel...but I am pleased, quite, to be able to post this for you.

Statin drugs cause liver damage, kidney failure and cataracts, says BMJ
Sunday, November 07, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

Here's the entire article:

(NaturalNews) Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs significantly increase a person's risk of cataracts, muscle weakness, liver dysfunction and kidney failure, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

The study also confirmed that the drugs lower the risk of heart disease and esophageal cancer, but claims of other health benefits were unsupported.Researchers from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom examined data on more than 2 million patients between the ages of 30 and 84, seen at 38 different general practices, who had been prescribed the cholesterol-lowering drugs. More than 70 percent were taking simvastatin (Zocor), 22.3 percent were taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), 3.6 percent were taking pravastatin (Pravachol, Selektine), 1.9 percent were taking rosuvastatin (Crestor) and 1.4 percent were taking fluvastatin (Canef, Lescol, Lochol, Vastin).

The researchers confirmed prior data suggesting that statins increase patients' risk of cataracts, liver dysfunction, kidney failure and a form of muscle weakness known as myopathy. They found that for every 10,000 women treated with the drugs, 23 would develop acute kidney (renal) failure, 39 would develop myopathy, 74 would develop liver dysfunction and 309 would develop cataracts. Men suffered an even higher risk of myopathy, but their risks of the other three conditions were similar to those suffered by women.

Putting it in different terms, the researchers found that only 434 people would need to be treated with the drugs for five years for one case of acute renal failure to develop. It would take only 136 treated for each case of liver dysfunction and 33 for each case of cataracts. Among women, 259 would need to be treated for each case of myopathy; among men, the number was only 91.

The risk of developing all conditions was highest during the first year of treatment, but continued throughout the course of the study. Risk of liver and kidney problems increased proportionally with the dose of statins being taken.

All drugs appeared to pose a similar risk of all conditions, with the exception of fluvastatin, which increased the risk of liver dysfunction more than its competitors. Men taking fluvastatin were twice as likely to develop liver dysfunction as those not taking statins, while women's risk increased by 2.5 times.The researchers did find, however, that the risk of cataracts returned to normal within one year of stopping statin treatment, while the risk of liver and kidney problems returned to normal within one to three years. Additionally, they found no connection between statin use and the risk of dementia, osteoporotic fracture, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or venous thromboembolism.

Examining the purported benefits of the drugs, researchers found that they did in fact lower the risk of heart disease, averting 271 cases for every 10,000 high-risk patients treated. Put another way, 33 high-risk men or 37 high-risk women would need to be treated with the drugs to avert one case of the disease.

Although advocates of the drugs have claimed that they may also reduce the risk cancer, the researchers found almost no data supporting these claims. The study "largely confirmed other studies that reported no clear association between statins and risk of cancers," the researchers wrote.

The only cancer-fighting effect uncovered in the study was a slightly lower risk of esophageal cancer, with eight cases averted for every 10,000 high-risk women treated. In other words, 1,266 high-risk women or 1,082 high-risk men would need to be treated with the drugs to prevent one case of esophageal cancer.

Although sales of the blockbuster drugs are unlikely to be reduced as a result of the study, the researchers encouraged closer monitoring of patients for side effects and said their findings "would tend to support a policy of using lower doses of statins in people at high risk of the adverse event."

Sources for this story include: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64J7B820100520; http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/20232.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What Obama has to look forward to...

...if he even makes it as far as South Korea.

South Koreans protest against G20 policies

Though ash from the Indonesian volcano may or may not cancel Obama's PAYCAY, not vacay (because we citizens of the US are PAYING his way, aren't we?), to Asia, the South Koreans seem to be not quite assured by his visit to their nation.

OR...will he try to dance in both these nations too?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tonight's the Night!

Remember...tonight's the night
to turn your clock BACK ONE HOUR!

Just don't try to do it this way, OK!

Jill Clayburgh (1944-2010)

Sadly, Jill Clayburgh passed yesterday at the age of 66.

Here's a scene from An Unmarried Woman (1978)

Jill Clayburgh was a beautiful actress who also performed this delightful dance, one of the film's most memorable scenes.

Rest now, Jill...you fought long and hard!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Meanwhile...in India...

Mumbai neutralises falling coconut threat to Obama

The municipal authorities in Mumbai (BOMBAY) have removed coconuts from trees around the city's Gandhi museum in case any of them fall on US President Barack Obama when he visits, an official said Wednesday.

"The coconuts were falling off, so we requested the local authorities here to remove the remainder," the executive secretary of Mani Bhavan, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told AFP.

Mani Bhavan, where the father of the Indian independence movement Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to the city between 1917 and 1934, is in south Mumbai on Laburnum Grove, which is lined with coconut trees.

Ajgaonkar said the precaution was taken as local and US officials undertook security sweeps of the museum and library before Obama's visit on Saturday.

Obama has often cited Gandhi as a major inspiration. He name-checked him in his Nobel peace prize speech and had a portrait of him in his US Senate office.


If Gandhi ever noticed the falling coconuts...?

Barky Obama is "escaping" the US...and will be spending, apparently, $200 million of YOUR dollars per day while he tries, stupidly, to "go back home".

--and to my TROLL, Mikey Giovanelli: Why don't YOU leave West Ridge? Why not go back into Misericordia HOSPITAL--where I am certain you have been before and were a "MODEL" patient? Is that when you "counseled" David Axelrod's mentally-deficient daughter--perhaps contributing to her deficiencies?

Do you request MEDS, or are they FORCED UPON YOU?

IMHO, that is what should happen.

Your comments are poor, Mikey, both in judgment and grammar. Why don't you just get down on your knees...and be thankful to the Creator of us all...that you are still alive?

Well, isn't this just nice...

...everything is FIXED now in Illinois.

Click to make readable

Would you like to ask me how desperate I am to move away from this drek, this abyssmal state we call Illinois???

Thanks so much, Barky!

BTW, your wife reminds me I need to check again for 'Roach Infestation', a nornal occurrence here in Chicago!

Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore

Just something to get me through a lot of memories of a wonderful past!

I have always admired Phil, and when I met and saw him way back when, he was gracious.

I've seen him lately, and he still is, though he cannot drum any longer.

And, just because Bill Morton and his goofy-freakin' Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce seems to think they cannot repay me my monies I used to start them off on their gay escapade, just let it be known:

Bill Morton is Sleaze #1: He owes me $1,425 for rent I paid for him to continue to live at 1205 W. Sherwin Avenue, Apt. 803, here in Rogers Park, 60626.

In addition, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is Sleaze #2: They continue to owe $1,032 plus change in 'start-up' costs, and they missed their, as the Bee-shop phrased it, JUNE 31st, 2010 installment of $500.00.

The Bee-shop, by the Way, is a Cook County Clerk employee known as James Alan Wilkowski,who is also a self-appointed Bee-shop of a fake church. It seems he has a 'costume fetish', and that's why he dresses for services. That, in and of its own, should tell you a lot.

Soooo, if you listen closely to Phil's lyrics, you will here my pleas to these complete a$$holes!


Would you call him a 'corrupt bastard'? I would

Police: Election judge snatched ballot, pushed voter on South Side

From the Sun-Times:

A South Side election judge snatched a ballot from a woman seeking to vote and then shoved her — and was promptly arrested, police said.

Reginald Tyler, 53, allegedly told the woman that she couldn’t vote at the polling place on the 1200 block of East 62nd, then took her ballot and pushed her, police spokeswoman Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

Tyler, of the 6300 block of South Kenwood, was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery for the 10:45 a.m. incident.

Move along here...nuthin' to see...just another suspicious voting incident in the City of Chicago, Mayor Dick'em Daley, Mayor till I Leave

Dumb, DUMB Illinois voters


Re-electing Jan Schakowsky? Criminey, she is the enemy of you all, and does not give a flying F**k about you!

Sooooo, none of you did your homework on this 'thang', and just decided to put up with her for the next couple years?

HOPE you are happy with your choice of what can be called "a very malignant cancer" upon the community!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Everywhere I've searched...

...it is still all projection.

And in less than 2 days, our pResident, Barky O, leaves the country...so he and the wifey can go campaign like a couple of idiots in India (simply cuz the only thing this man can do is CAMPAIGN. He's a former community organizer--and has never grown out of THOSE PYJAMAS!!).

With 40-some planes and several hotels fully booked, including the entire Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay--OK, now they call it Mumbai--it's soooo difficult when these Moslems change their names, AND THEIR VOWELS, isn't it?

Sooooo, what can I say?

GO, Obamas, GO...and hopefully stay there?

Like...um...from Soetoro in Jakarta to Obama of the United States!, could this a$$ try to escape reality any more; because before there was the Soetoro name, there was only an "X" on the birth certificate?

We shall see, in time, some truth about Barky Obama...and his immature falseness of displaying his middle finger.

Erm...uh...Barky, sir: I just heard you can never go back home!

It's all hiding, in plain sight, isn't it?

We have a chicken-s&ite for a pResident, don't we?

Butt, I must go rest and sleep,
take this disabled body to bed,
to lie prone and try to crack the bad parts into good parts,
as sirens wail, here, continuously,
in what is known as Rogers Park.

Watching a Winner!

We have all watched Barky Obama, haven't we? Especially when he's been out there on the pitcher's mound, haven't we?

Instead of watching election things tonight, I took some time off to watch "The Natural" on http://www.crackle.com/.

One of the best movies to motivate you, and here's one of the best scenes ever from Hollywood!

And THIS is what triumph over EVIL looks like. Even though one of many lose something, many others shall gain!

The comparison between Roy Hobbs and Barack "Barky" Obama, though BOTH ARE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, is quite amazing--as they are total OPPOSITES!

Though we've seen Barky try to pitch, we know, after today, he SIMPLY CANNOT HIT!

Onward to DESI-Land, to hide away and try to grow a beard, I guess?