izzyjsmom:

I gotta print this out and keep it in my car for when I give a special salute to a police officer

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In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the “ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity.” Read this: giving a cop the finger!

This case all started when John Swartz  flipped off an officer who was using a radar device at an intersection in St. Johnsville, N.Y. Swartz was later charged with a violation of New York’s disorderly conduct statute. Swartz and his wife Judy Mayton-Swartz sued the two police officers who arrested him.

The officer’s record and explanation as to why he pulled over the couple on this case is classic! Richard Insogna, the officer who stopped Swartz and his wife claimed he pulled the couple over because he believed Swartz was “trying to get my attention for some reason.” The officer further claimed: “I thought that maybe there…

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At Home In Our Hearts

izzyjsmom:

God Bless all our troops and their families.

Originally posted on The Official USO Blog:

Today, as they do every day, our brave servicemen and women are going to extraordinary lengths to protect our freedoms and defend our way of life.

During this holiday season, I’m asking you to take a moment to thank our troops and honor their service.

Your At Home In Our Hearts donation will allow us to translate your heartfelt “thank you” into the vitally important programs and services that mean so much to our troops.

Click here to make your contribution to support of our troops. Make your At Home In Our Hearts donation to the USO today and we’ll send you an American flag as a token of our appreciation.

Screen Shot 2012-12-27 at 11.35.53 AMI am immensely proud to be a part of an organization dedicated to being on the frontlines with our servicemen and women and standing side-by-side with our wounded troops recovering here at home.

As part of the At Home…

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Left wing dumbassery

I can’t get over how STUPID leftwingers are. GUNS don’t kill people, NUTS with guns do, as well as nuts with knives, cars, rope, poison and any other thing they can get their hands on when they have it in their heads to commit violence. Leftwing dumbasses want to do away with our Constitution, mainly the 2nd Amendment, our right to bear arms. The fidiots think free speech, the first amendment, applies only to them. The recent map published in a NY paper giving personal information of all LEGAL citizens with gun permits shows the stupidity and hatred of the leftwingers. They are soooooooooooo stupid they don’t get they are telling crooks which houses are safe to break into since they aren’t marked on the map. I’m so glad a blogger decided to release all personal info of the morons who work for that paper. It’s about time we conservatives start fighting fire with fire. Perhaps if lunatics like the paper employees are violently attacked by some nut job with a knife, they may respect the 2nd amendment a tad bit more. But it is highly unlikely, You can’t fix stupid.

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Expected & unexpected things

Well, I came home from church and the Christmas tree was knocked over.  I wish I had a video camera set up to catch the cat’s reaction when the tree fell over with it in it.  At least the lights still work and I didn’t have any ornaments on it.  Cats are smarter than we give them credit for.  She will stay away from the tree when I’m here ( the spray bottle worked) but loves to hit it as soon as I’m gone.  The dogs have stayed away so far, but it’s not been up 24 hours yet either.

it’s funny how peaceful and calming a Christmas tree is.  I left mine up one year until March. May do it again, if the cat doesn’t knock it over again. Who knows, I may even leave it up year round, use it as a lamp. Its got enough lights on it to be as bright as those stupid CFL lightbulbs the government wants to make us all buy.

Church was awesome as always.  I can always tell the difference in the week when I go to church and when I don’t.  Life is less hectic when I go, but when I don’t go, life is like trying to get into Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve or Black Friday, a real pain in the ass.  I told you I used profanity every now and then, You should be around me when the Cowboys play the Redskins!! Sailors got nothing on me!

Right now, I’m watching the Titans and Colts, hoping the Titans win.  Bud Adams, the Titan’s owner is a moron by not keeping Keith Bullock.  He gave me a SIGNED JERSEY when he gave me two tickets to a Titans game off Twitter for helping him hit 10K followers.  I do believe another friend of mine had something to do with that.  It was freaky, I was outside on the concourse talking on the phone during halftime, somebody walked by and poked me in the forehead saying “nice hat” ( I was wearing my UK toboggan)  I don’t have a clue who it was or what the hell they were thinking when they did it.

Rain the past three days, all night tonight and tomorrow too. I wish it was snow myself. That’s all for now, the cat is being brave and under the tree staring at the lights. Time to get the water bottle.

God bless everyone.

 

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Dogs

Dogs

You’ve got my spot

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Christmas trees, cats and dogs

Okay, I finally broke down and bought a new fake Christmas tree, I’ve always gone out in the woods and cut down a cedar for years, until my Dad died in 1998.  I started putting up a fake one after that, but I have had a few real ones a time or two since then.  My old one is in the back room cluttered with my nieces junk so I can’t get to it.  I’m hoping the ornaments are in the bedroom closet.  I use the same ones every year, the ones Isaiah made for me in school, ones people have given me and Isaiah over the years. It’s funny how many you accumulate over time. 

I do miss the days of hitting the woods with an ax to chop down a real one.  It’s an old tradition that is slowly dying out.  Sadly, most traditions are dying off with today’s world of social media and video games, along with the commercialization of Christmas.

I remember when Isaiah was little, he’s 23 now, and I would bake sugar cookies, doing the whole “Mom” thing. Neither of us liked sweets much, but we had fun baking the cookies together.  His friends would come over and we would bake cookies together and make home made biscuits.  When we would have snow, we would build a snowman, have snow ball fights and make snowcream.  We would get a cardboard box and slide down the small incline in the yard.  I miss those days, but life goes on.

Back to the point of the tree, I’ve had to spray the cat with the water bottle ten times in the last twenty minutes. The lights fascinate them, plus it’s in front of “their” window, where they perch on top of the air conditioner looking out.  I have a feeling it will be knocked over before the night is over. It’s another reason I prefer a real tree to a fake one, It takes more to knock a real one over.  The smell of a fresh cut tree is refreshing and they look so much better.  The bad thing about a real one is they dry up, leave crap all over the floor and are a pain to get out of the house.

I miss my big lights I had for years. Isaiah, my wonderful son, and one of his friends took them to his high school  football coach, along with a tree they cut down for him.  He was separated at the time and they felt sorry for him. They listened to me, everyone needs a Christmas tree at Christmas. Little did I know it was going to be the last time I saw my lights.  The idiots threw the tree away with the lights on it.  But it is my boys.  The same ones who throw dirty dishes in the garbage instead of washing them.  It’s why I don’t have as many dishes, pots and pans as I did have, as I gave them some when they rented a house together.

I’m getting away from the subject with my rambling, but I am a Gemini. We ramble. 

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a tree.  I prefer the white lights in my old age, the ones that flash, This tree has multi-colored lights that don’t flash, but it does make me feel more in the spirit of Christmas.  I think I’m going to do something for people this year instead of giving them money or buying them a gift.  Maybe clean their house, baby sit the kids, cook them a meal and take it to them, (yes, I’m a good cook, when I do cook :-D) or just pay a bill or something for them without them knowing it. 

I’ve pretty much ran out of things to say, plus I’m watching Duck Dynasty’s Christmas special.  I need to bring the dogs in out of the rain, giving me another task: keep the dogs from peeing on the tree. I reckon I better fill up two water bottles. 

If anybody reads this, I hope you have as many great memories of Christmas as I do, and you have your own family traditions you keep alive.

God Bless everyone and keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers, if you’re atheist, keep our troops in your thoughts.

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