The classic, "Land Down Under", offers a different perspective. Even if you don't understand the Aussie lyrics, the music is great and upbeat.
reflections of an image
friday, june 5th, 2009
whether it be looking in a mirror, or in a "mere raindrop", the images reflected are true and accurate. Distortions occur in our own perceptions of the reflected image, but usually not in the image itself.
But what if the reflected image is a false, dangerous and ugly one, to begin with? Such as the socialist-fascist-racist Obama government we now have, masquerading as a duly-elected democracy (really a Constitutional Republic), and which is fooling nearly 61% of America's "sheeple". The socialists-fascists-racists need to be removed from power, and the government "changed" back to what the Founding Fathers intended in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The battle between Patriots and Tyrants is neverending, and must be all-the-more intensified, to fully-remove all of them, from the Three Branches of Government, for the sake of the Republic.
Anything less is half-measured and half-assed. "The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed with the Blood of Patriots and Tyrants, from time to time". — Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Around The Garden Center®.
Thursday evening's violent Summer-Thunderstorms passed northwest of the York area, and frankly I was glad for that minor respite, though we caught some of the rain. It didn't affect Friday's tree installations or deliveries; things went on as usual. We got from 1/10 - 3/10", depending upon the locale it was collected-in. We caught some violent rain squalls during Friday Key Staff Meeting at 3pm, in which I'd invited Bob, the IPA Consultant to address our group.
Just after getting home on Friday evening, more T-storms rumbled through the southern York County area and dumped another 1/10" of rain, making the total 6/10" for the week. Not bad; we needed it. I was exhausted and retired early with my two condo cats, soon following after. 6am and another full workday, came all too quickly.
Saturday was a brisk sales day. Jennifer, Tyler & I divided some 19 year-old water garden lilies for a customer, which I'd installed in my first water garden, some 19 years ago. We split the 7 original lilies into 15, returning 7 to the owners, and keeping 8 for our fee.
Reason #1 Why I always answer the door with my Kimber 1911 "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP, a round chambered, safety-off, and in my right hand, pointing at the door, as I peer around the left side.
One of my customers, who owns an Army Surplus M35 "deuce-and-a-half" (Kaiser Jeep Corp.), and his family were in shopping on Saturday, and he asked me if I wanted to go for a ride in it, after I'd helped them select a tree and numerous perennials. His wife and daughter had their SUV; Frank had "the truck". It was a blast! Loud, not uncomfortable at all, no amenities, 40mph-seemed-like-75mph, everyone waved at us driving into nearby Red Lion and back to the Complex. Most fun I've had all weekend.
I slept with the BR window open on Saturday night, and the cool air gave me a set of "chills" I just couldn't escape from, all day Sunday. One of the cats jumped-up/down from the window, knocking the large brass half-globe lamp down upon me at 2am, along with the alarm clock/radio. Yikes; rude awakening!
Sunday was one of those "severe clear" days until around 3pm, when it clouded-up and began to look like rain. Traffic was moderately light, but sales were lousy. While Saturday was around $9k, Sunday was just under $1k. Almost not worth being open. Yet, this year every single dollar counts toward that "break-even point" of opening the doors next Spring.
I spent the evening doing chores, and watching "Jericho" re-runs, writing checks to pay bills, changing AC filters, doing loads of laundry, cleaning-up the cats' litter boxes, taking out garbage, sweeping-out the garage etc. "Chores".
Monday was a "real-eye opener" for me, in several ways. I completed the corporate brochure, and heard what one of my employees had to say about "the Young Turks" working for me, and the employment situation at my business: not a good omen. Feeling like "the world has passed him by", is not a good feeling for anyone to have. I'll have to deal with that employee soon, privately, or I'll lose him. I have a plan in-mind to stop that from happening.
On Tuesday, Bobbi, Bob & I met to review her Marketing Proposal, and "cherry-pick" what I can and cannot afford to do, with both the time and monetary constraints closing-in. We've also been putting crop losses into the computer as "sales", thereby skewing the "true monthly sales" figures upward. Looks good on paper, but it's totally inaccurate, and has had to be fixed. So many problems; so many inaccuracies in the monthly reports.
After two weeks without a day off, I took Thursday off to catch-up on a growing list of errands, chores and food shopping. Plus, I slept-in until 10am. Rainy, cool, 55°F is a great day for sleeping-in, but I had too much to catch-up on. I went out at 11am to get coffee and came back to answer some business emails from the PLNA (PA Landscape and Nursery Association) about the new HICPA Work Contract we've been working on together. I also called Dad at the office and got clarification on the April-May sales numbers: pretty good after the crop loss numbers were backed-out of the totals.
By 3pm, I was tired, lit a gas log fire, laid down on the LR couch by the fireplace, and napped with my two condo cats. The rain was unrelenting on the skylights. Life is good.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
"Those who have managed their credit well and currently have very good credit card deals will find that card companies are limited in their ability to distinguish between them and those that have credit problems," Edward Yingling, president of the American Bankers Association, said in a statement. To that end, I've paid-off all my credit cards, gotten rid of all but one for personal use, and one for my business — both of which are paid-down to zero each month — and if I see that my rates on either are increased to pay for the shitheads who have credit problems, I'll cancel both immediately. Cash is king, baby!
Obama's a piece-of-muslim-shitfilth-garbage, IMO! Bow and kiss the Saudi trash dictator's asshole, Obama, you half-breed, subhuman!
Reason #1 why I don't fly anymore: planes crash and everyone dies.
Egyptians are immensely proud that President Barack Obama has chosen Cairo University as the site for his speech addressing the world's 1.5 billion Muslims on Thursday. They see it as a gesture of respect, and an acknowledgement that their capital is the seat of Islamic-Arab culture. Nuke the shithole!
Kill The Murderous Muslim Filth!
Dirtbag lowlife, Abulhakin Muhammad, also known as Carlos Bledsoe, a subhuman piece of murderous muslim-converted criminal filth, needs killing, for the cold-blooded murder of a US Soldier, and the wounding of another US Soldier, at a Little Rock (AK) recruiting station. No, he's not a Black Man; he's a murderous, subhuman muslim-converted Nigga. KILL HIM!
A top US radio talk show host has become the subject of an Islamist Internet death threat: Rusty Humphries v Rusty Shackleford? Here; read "The Jew Report" for yourself. Fuck you, pigfucking, subhuman muslim filth! Bring it on, assholes!
The Global Warming Scam™.
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
If you're looking for my previous tome of links on "The Global Warming Money Pit™", go here.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just RIGHT!
No, I have no sympathy for the now-dead, Dr George "Tiller The Baby Killer" Tiller, late-term abortion baby-murderer and infanticide practitioner. NONE! Rot in hell, Tiller, you subhuman, f•cking son-of-a-bitch! God will judge and sentence you to unspeakable Hell! I dance and piss on your grave, you murderous asshole.
"Some people just need killing", and "some people should just kill themselves", IMO. And this murderous, subhuman muzzie-piece-of-pigshit, Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih, did just that! Bravo, pigfucker! Here's a bacon, lettuce & tomato (BLT) to toast your stinking, dead ass, subhuman muslim!
Negotiating life's laundry list of to-do items is hard enough. Now try it while simultaneously synching your planner, computer, and phone. The gadgets that should make life easier can so often throw a kink into the process. And process is right where 43 Folders comes in. Enter the mind of Merlin Mann, and follow his lead as he posts articles, problem-solving solutions, and lively commentary on how to make the most of your time — without the stressful e-gadgets. The tips you'll find range from the non technical to the uber-geeky, but these "tricks, hacks, and other cool stuff" may make your day just a bit easier to manage. Mann neatly arranges the archives by date and category to help you simplify the process — and kick procrastination in the rear.