WhistleBerries

WhistleBerries
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Marysville, Washington, USA
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October 25

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 9:36PM

ENOUGH ALREADY!!

Enough is enough.  The talking heads of, you-name-the-media outlets, are droning on about the Washington, DC killer. Speculating about motive, about his past life, his experiences in the military, etc., etc.  The information is repetitive, and for the most part uninteresting, and unimportan/Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2013 4:28PM

STOP THE TORTOISE KILLING, PLEASE

Please help stop the killing of innocent desert tortoises. 

Our family has been caregivers to two desert tortoises for 27+ years.We know the tortoises are unique animals, that cannot be returned to the wild once they have had contact with humans.  (Human cooties can inteRead full post »

AUGUST 18, 2013 3:27AM

THE PAIN CONUNDRUM

There is pain, and then there is real pain.  I think everyone knows the difference.  If someone has arthritis pain in both knees, both hips, both hands, and lower back pain, many doctors would be very quick and happy to prescribe a variety of pain medications.

 

Trouble is, if you take… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2013 1:03AM

CARLOS "LOOK AT MY JUNK" DANGER

“Little Anthony Weiner,” allegedly confessed to using the ‘handle’ “Carlos Danger” while sending electronic photos of his ‘junk’ to a 26 year-old female. 

Yepp, he’s the same guy who says he is a candidate to become mayor of New York City.&nbRead full post »

JULY 15, 2013 1:04PM

CHARITABLE GIVING

Recent news indicated that billionaire Warren Buffet will be giving an online class about charitable giving.

 

One thing folks need to remember, is to give locally.  One does not have to be a billionaire, millionaire, or thousandaire, to help others.  Many folks who still areRead full post »

JUNE 27, 2013 1:22AM

DISINGENUOUS CARPING

It looks like there is a rush of disingenuous carping about Paula Deen, as companies decide to fire her, for telling the truth.

 

I have to question the real motives. 

 

To all the board members and management of Walmart, Home Depot, Food Network, Smithfield Hams, Caesars Entertainmen… Read full post »

JUNE 24, 2013 7:54PM

PAULA DEEN & POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

I am not part of an organized group trying to defend Paula Deen.  I am an individual who happens to enjoy cooking as a hobby. 

 

I learned to cook by watching my mother and her mother, and, by the seat of my pants when I was in the fireRead full post »

JUNE 19, 2013 5:59PM

THE AMERICAN LEGION DISCRIMINATION

I have been a member of The American Legion for a number of years, but not any more. 

The American Legion chooses to discriminate against many veterans who have served their country honorably, but during peacetime. I believe this is unfair. 

Originally, when the organization was charRead full post »

JUNE 6, 2013 7:12PM

PLEASE REMEMBER JUNE 6, 1944

 

Today, all of us should pause for a moment of silence and thanks for the almost 10,000 Allied Forces (U.S. Canada, Scotland, England and Wales), wounded or killed during the invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

 

They were fighting against Hitler’s German forces that were occRead full post »

I must confess that there are times when I feel like I have been living in a cardboard box, with the flaps closed shut.

 

Last night was one of those times, when I learned about “mermaids.” 

 

Then, today, to learn that - allegedly - the Chinese government hacked into top-se… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2013 1:41AM

THE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

When I first heard of the Highway 5 bridge collapse at the Skagit River, it was hard for me to believe that such a thing could happen.   

As more details arrive, the driver of the truck that hit the bridge, might have had to take evasive action to avoid a collisionRead full post »

MAY 23, 2013 8:05PM

SHUT THE FONGONUS UP & SIT DOWN

I was listening to President Obama speaking earlier today.  He was discussing some serious issues, when someone in the crowd began interrupting him.

Other news sources indicate the disruption came from a woman, known as Medea Benjamin, who founded a group called "Code Pink."

I am left with the o… Read full post »

At my last job before I retired, I had a “Program Manager” and a “Supervisor.” 

Both were incompetent; and, both had been promoted mostly as a convenience to the employer - a state agency - to avoid any type of discrimination or personnel issues.  Their positioRead full post »

A friend of mine forwarded a video commentary by the following organization.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/c1Q1qzfL9rE   The video concerns the vacation costs of President Obama using Air Force One for vacation travel. 
As a Republican, since the first time I could vRead full post »
APRIL 16, 2013 5:22PM

WHAT WAS THE POINT?

As we try to settle down after the tragic events in Boston, one must ask the bomber(s), what was your point?  What were you trying to say?

 

Did you intend to just scare people, or, did you really intend to kill an 8 year-old boy and two adults?  Did you really/… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2013 10:33PM

NEW VERSION OF 1%

I've read that many millionaires and billionaires, pay very little or no U.S. income taxes, because they mostly invest in tax exempt investments.

Some people have been clammoring for a flat tax...

Anyone suggesting a flat tax of 15% or 20% is crazy, or at the very least, mentally unbalanced. Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2013 9:28PM

IT 'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Afghanistan’s president Karzai just slapped the U.S. in the face. We do have the ability to say "goodbye" and leave within 45 to 60 days, but that is unlikely. 

As much as I dislike Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, due to his strange ideas and his rat's nest hairdo, heRead full post »

MARCH 9, 2013 7:05PM

DIN OF INIQUITY

Most people are not aware of the unofficial pastime for many of the residents of the State of Washington.  That, of course, is “mowing the lawn.”  At the first sign of a warmer, clear day, one can hear the din of lawnmowers in the distance throughout the area.

 

In Washingto… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2013 3:29PM

WOMEN IN COMBAT... !!

Hmmm...  In the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion about females serving in combat. 

I am reminded of years ago - the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, when it was a very “big problem” with females wanting to become firefighters.  Nearly all California fire depar… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 3:58PM

THE HOSTESS FIASCO

Hmmm... The mediation failed, only because the two sides failed to mediate.

With the same goal - keeping Hostess as a viable company, there should not be any difficulty coming into an agreement acceptable to both parties.

Oh, wait a minute. Maybe the "owners" of Hostess want to "pull

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Dear Republican Party Poobahs,

 

You and I have never met.  I am a Christian, and I've been a moderate Republican since the first time I could vote - and that was for Barry Goldwater. I did not vote for Mr. Romney.  

 

There are many reasons, but chiefRead full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2012 2:59PM

VETERAN'S DAY 2012

Today is November 11, 2012.  It was 94 years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, that “the war to end all wars” ended. 

 

Later, this day became known as “Armistice Day.”  Today, we know it as Veteran‘s/Read full post »

A friend of a friend recently made the comment, “Any woman in her right mind would not vote Republican, with the Republicans wanting to take women’s rights back 60 years.  A woman would have to be a complete moron to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate.” 

&nb… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2012 2:28PM

"BAT CRAP CRAZY"

Bat Crap Crazy.”  Now, there’s a term one does not see on TV news every day.  A few nights ago, as I watched a news program, that was a topoic of discussion in reference to Mr. Todd “Torpedo” Akin, and his unusual views about reproduction and abortion.&nbRead full post »

JULY 21, 2012 12:45AM

COWARD = HAVOC

First, I must say how sorry and disappointed I am that something like this happened.  My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who were killed or injured during this senseless crime.

I believe there is a bottom line to this incident, and to similar incidents t… Read full post »