Sunday, December 25, 2011

Four Day Bachelor Weekend

Four days off work, kiddos at their mom's this Christmas.  Needless to say I haven't changed outta sleepwear all weekend and meals haven't exactly been top notch.   Feeling a bit nostalgic, I built my not-so-famous BBBTC ( Bachelor Barbeque Beef on Tots with Cheese).  Whatcchoo talkin 'bout c'lesterol?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A 'Treasure' of Quotes

From one of my children's and my favorite movies.

Ben Gates: A toast? Yes. To high treason! That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh!  my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and burned!
So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right... 
what they knew was right.
Ben Gates: Of all the ideas that became the United States, there's a line here that's at the heart of all the others. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security."

Sadusky: The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king. That's why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden.
Ben Gates: That's right. The founding fathers believed the same thing about government. I figure their solution will work for the treasure too.
Sadusky: Give it to the people.


Ben Gates: [paraphrasing Thomas Edison, about invention of light bulb] I didn't fail, I found 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb; I only needed to find one way to make it work.

Quotes borrowed from

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A 'Man of Color', Gets It!

(Today's FB rant:) 
Kudos to Mr Thomas! The Confederation wasn't about slavery, (the 'North' made it about slavery) it was about a peoples and their sovereign states excersising their God given rights to oppose their government, and take to arms as a last resort, should the tyranical power force that hand. A government that threatened to crush their way of live, their way of making a living the way it had been done for centuries. If one was to read a bit, you will learn that the North INVADED the South. The South fought to protect their way of life (of the times). It has happened recently during this latest adminstration, a great number of states have reminded congress of their soverneignty, and will if neccessary, secede from the union.
 Now, please don't get me wrong, I in no way condone the type of slavery that Lincoln opposed. (even many 'owners' understood the system of owning a person was ethically unjust, but it was a way of life, a business model of the times) Not all owners were 'bad', for those 'good' owners exchanged a good hard day's work for food and shelter. not much less than modern society endures today. If we don't work, we don't eat, we live on the streets. Unless, of course you wish to be pawns of the government and accept their unconstitutional handouts. (another rant for another day)
What I am getting at is that the Confederacy utilized the very Ideals our founding fathers set forth in the formation of our way of self government; openly oppose the representative government - 1st Admendment, Take to arms should the power become tyranical and force such action - 2nd Admendment.