Published October 30, 2008
Tags: Chick-fil-A, Starbucks
So here we sit at the Chick-fil-A First 100 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The music is LOUD, it’s karaoke time and karaoke can be like really, really good or it can be really, really bad, usually the latter but tonight there’s been some of both. My running partner is here and her CPA also. The CPA is going to sing shortly I believe.
We were interviewed by a reporter from the Gainsville Times this morning and the article and photo is already up on the Internet. Click Here.
We left the house early this a.m., like 3:30 a.m., and got here about 5:00. Usually they start signing people up about 6:00 but now they have a new rule since they’ve had so many First 100s where people have like shown up so early. I heard that in Athens there were like 300 people at 6:00 a.m. 😮 So, the new rule: At 6:30 a.m. if there are more than 100 people they do a lottery– if your name is chosen to be one of the First 100, then you’re one of the First 100. If it’s not, I guess you’re not Fortunately, at 6:30 this morning there weren’t 100 people here. We ended up being numbers 25 & 26. I don’t think it filled to 100 until the early afternoon.
We about froze this morning. It’s been quite cold and windy! However, we have a propane heater. We used it this morning. In the afternoon it got better but still it was really windy. Right now there’s no wind, we have the heater going, the WIFI has been going all day and we have satellite TV as well. Life is good. Actually, life is REAL good! And it got REAL good when my cousin, Anna… my WONDERFUL cousin Anna brought me STARBUCKS! Thank you Anna!
I worked all day. Got A LOT done– a billboard, the State soccer program and a proof of the NewsBulletin. Very productive day!
BIGGER Tom is home with Sari Beri. Tomorrow I will take him to the dentist and we will go vote as well.
I LOVE these First 100s and this one has been exceptionally nice– even with the cold 🙂
Published October 29, 2008
A chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, ‘Do you know how to catch wild pigs?’
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. ‘You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms – just a little at a time.
One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch!
Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government ‘help’ is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to share this with your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably won’t share it, but God help you when the gate slams shut!
In this ‘very important’ election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you!
Just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America .
“A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is big enough to take away everything you have.”
– Thomas Jefferson
source: thanks Kevin 🙂