The 82nd Chairborne Division
My place for rants, quizzies, links, and all the socio-political stuff that runs through my brain. All with the right-of-center point of view you've come to know and love!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
In honor of Tax Day
(Got this in an email today and it made me chuckle)
Dear INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:
Enclosed you will find my 2007 tax return showing that I owe $3,407.00 in taxes.
Please note the attached article from the USA Today newspaper; dated 12 November, wherein you will see the Pentagon (Department of Defense) is paying $171.50 per hammer and NASA has paid $600.00 per toilet seat.
I am enclosing four (4) toilet seats (valued @ $2,400) and six (6) hammers valued @ $1,029), which I secured at Home Depot, bringing my total remittance to $3,429.00.
Please apply the overpayment of $22.00 to the "Presidential Election Fund," as noted on my return.
You can do this inexpensively by sending them one (1) 1.5" Phillips Head screw (see aforementioned article from USA Today newspaper detailing how H.U.D. pays $22.00 each for 1.5" Phillips Head Screws).
One screw is enclosed for your convenience.
It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year.
A Satisfied Taxpayer
Saturday, April 12, 2008
100 words you should know meme
The editors of American Heritage dictionaries have come up with a list of 100 words every high school graduate should know.
Here's what they say about it-
BOSTON, MA — The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.
"The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language."
So, I thought I'd take a look at the list and bold the ones that I actually know the meaning for, and if y'all want to join the fun, post the list in your blog/LJ/whatever, and leave me a comment here so we can compare! ;)
Some words I know I should know (and could probably pull off using them in a sentance and be right 50% of the time!)...but I'm not marking them if I don't already know the definition. But, I WILL go look some of them up and try to use them in conversation...so beware!
(click below for list!)
Dang! I just can't place ziggurat...sems like I should know that one! (off to Google to look it up!)
So, if I count it right, I got 80. I guess Aaryk HAS been a good influence on me! ;) So how'd YOU do?!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Vets For Freedom- National Heroes Tour
We just got back from the Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour Rally in Fayetteville. Had a wonderful time! Pics are up here if you are interested.
Got to meet Uncle Jimbo from Blackfive, and he's just as neat as I thought he'd be!
We also got to listen to four vets talk about their experiences in fighting the Global War on Terror, and about all the GOOD things that have happened because we are there.
It was an...intimate...gathering, mostly because of the crappy weather and a last minute change in venue. It was supposed to be at the Airborne/Special Ops museum downtown, but they pulled out last week. Thankfully, the Retired Military Association of NC graciously took us in and gave us the run of their building.
Man, I LOVE talking to our troops and showing them how much we support everything they have done and are doing!
Tags-Support the Troops