Good Job!

November 30, 2009

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I never heard of Faldoni’s Deli in Mechanicville NY but after the story Fox 23 in Albany did on all the good they do they’re defiantly worth checking out.

They also got a nice write up in the Saratogian

“Faldoni’s Deli on Park Avenue anticipates giving out up to 400 gourmet Thanksgiving dinners, said Dave Quillinan, owner and executive chef at the deli that offered the same program last year.

Nearly 200 people have already reserved the free dinners and walk-ins are also welcome, said Quillinan, who has a degree in culinary arts and has worked in restaurants throughout the East Coast.

“Everything is made from scratch — pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, gravy, and I’m making these jumbo shrimp cocktails,” he said.

The deli will spend about $4,000 on the free meals.”

Good Job folks!

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How Stupid Are These People?

November 29, 2009

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Advocates for the poor had better get their heads out of the clouds.  More and more we see people not caring about what really works to get people out of poverty but only going with what perpetuates the need for their idiotic wasteful  bureaucracy.

The stupid pinheads at Hunger Action Network wants to see an almost $3 increase in the minimum wage.

HT CS9

That would put so many employers out of business and impact more directly the people they’re trying to help than if they just leave the minimum wage where it is.

So few people work at the bottom level anyway.  When the economy is going well there’s a labor shortage which automatically increases wages better and faster than any shortsighted law.

IMHO they should lower the minimum wage and watch how many jobs that creates.  But that just makes too much sense to do something that might really work to get people out of poverty.

But these Hunger Action people only know one mantra that repeats the same cycle of defeat.  Raise the minimum wage and make unemployment and poverty go up.

Job and life skill training is what people need.  More skills raises the demand for what they offer making their wages go up due to higher productivity.

Tell The Hunger Action Network to take a big drink of “Get The Heck Outta The Way” and let advocacy groups that really work people out of poverty do their job.

This is just another redistribution of wealth scenario to make us more like North Korea every day!

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From FNC-

A needle exchange program in Puerto Rico is testing a vending machine that provides drug users with clean syringes after-hours to fight the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.

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Drug counseling offices that distribute syringes are open only during daylight hours.

The vending machine program targets young addicts reluctant to seek help.

Drug users can get syringes, cookers, cotton filters, gauze and sterile water to prepare drugs for injection by inserting a special card.

At least it’s for people getting drug counseling.  If they leave the program can they still get the needles?

And how long before we surrender to the drug war up here and we see the machines in LA?

In NYC?

In Schenectady!

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Katie’s Korner

November 27, 2009

Time now for something different.  It’s my weekend music post.  Back in Y2K my wife and I adopted our daughter Katie just before her first birthday.

One of the promises we made our adoption agency was that we would tell our daughter about the culture of her birth country.  That’s why among Katie’s interests in addition to the usual stuff, (Hannah Montana, Radio Disney, Roller Skating) she also likes C-Pop.  That’s pop music in Chinese.  One of her favorite videos is by the group called S*H*E* with their song “Ring Ring Ring.”

First  for what it’s worth here are the lyrics in Pinyin

zhong yu liao jie deng dai zi wei
shi rang ren zhe me zhua kuang beng kui
nan dao ni dui wo mei gan jue
gei le ni hao ma zen me hai bu lai ai dian

ring a ring a ring ring a ring a ring hui bu hui shi ni
yao xiang ji sheng cai neng jie
xin tiao de sheng yin, beng beng zhong di yin
pa ling sheng hui ting, gan kuai an xia tong hua jian

la chang er duo ti gao jing jue, shen jing xi bao quan mian jie bei
ni de dian hua jue bu lou jie, ring a ring a ring, ai de he xian ling ya
guan ta wang wai huo shi wang nei, yue di zai kao lv tong hua fei
ti wen yi ran shao dao fei dian, wo bu pa ao ye, guan ta hei yan quan ya
lai dian again

jie dao ni de lai dian wo hui da han ya ya
ting dao ni de sheng yin wo jiu ok
bao qian wang le jin chi zen me yan
ke shi xing fen hen nan shou lian

fan fu kan shou ji hao ji bian
jiu dan xin dian chi tu ran mei dian
ni dao di you mei you gan jue
gei le ni hao ma zen me hai bu lai ai dian

RAP

ring ring ring, ai de he xian ling zai jing xing
xin tiao de xin sheng kai shi zhen dong wo de jin
xin sheng bu zhi ni shi fou zai deng dai, wo yi jing zai zhe bian qi dai
ring ring ring, xi wang ting dao ni shuo hi

NOW FOR THE VERY ROUGH GOOGLE TRANSLATION

Please keep in mind music lyrics are going to lose allot in translation

But it gives you some idea anyway, it’s all about working a customer service center for a cell phone company and dealing with people who are clueless about using their new cell phones.

Come to understand the taste is to allow people to wait for the collapse of so crazy Do not you I did not feel right to you how do not call number

*RING A RING A RING A RING A RING * RING A RING A RING A RING A RING

Could it be that you have to (let it) ring for several more (times) will take heart afraid of (before you’re brave enough to answer your phone) the sound (of the) bouncing bass tone will stop and quickly press the Talk key

RING A RING A RING # Elongated nerve cells in the ear to improve on full alert must wake up your phone never fumbled RING A RING A RING
Love Chord bell AGAIN

Pipe net, or nets, he considered the end of airtime to the boiling point temperature has been burning late at night I could not control his black eye calls AGAIN

YA I will be receiving your phone shouting YA
OK I hear your voice OK
Sorry forgot to restrained speech, but how exciting is difficult to converge

Repeated several times to see cell phone batteries to worry about a sudden no power in the end you have no feeling for how you do not call number

REPEAT REPEAT * #

*Rap* * Rap *

REPEAT REPEAT #


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What I’m Thankful For

November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day
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I am thankful for . . .

My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

That my family can worship Him the way we want

in the church of our choice

that all of us can blog like we do

even when it’s as off the wall as this.

I am thankful that when I lost my job

it was quickly replaced and now we have better health coverage

(Without any public option thank you very much)

I’m thankful for all the wonderful loving people at Grace Fellowship

and at Grace North.  Especially all the kids and all my fellow volunteers in Kid’s Celebration!

I’m thankful for all our women and men in uniform all around the world

all our heroic first responders

and for all you blog surfers out there

Have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving 2009!!!

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Massive Crib Recall

November 25, 2009

A smiling baby lying in a soft cot (furniture).
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Spread the word!

Tell anyone you know with an infant, or anyone who knows someone who knows someone, to see if it’s a dropside crib from Stork Craft to click

HERE

and HERE

Big safety concern here

so spread the word!

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Savage on Rifqa

November 24, 2009

My opinion on Michael Savage has gone way up as of late.  He was the first one I heard who exposed Bosnia for what it really was, the introduction of the forced Islamization of Europe.

Here’s a clip from two months ago when Savage had on author Walid Shoebat and the two talked about Christian teen convert and Muslim apostate Rifqa Bary.

If the embedded link doesn’t work click on the screen to hear it directly from You Tube.

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