Monday, September 29, 2008

And who is Sarah Palin?

Imagine, if you will, a group of teens ranging in age from 14 to around 21. These teens also have various levels of disabilities. The discussion is the upcoming election in November.

Question from Teacher: Who is Sarah Palin?

Answer: Country music singer

QFT: Where does she live?

Answer: Nashville

QFT: Who would you like to see win the election in November?

Answer: Obama

QFT: Convince me he is the man for the job.

Answer: He will raise taxes and he is for the war.

You gotta love this job.

BTW, about 5 weeks ago, my Dad told me he is getting married on February 14. About 2 1/2 weeks ago, they told me they had moved the date up to December 5. I hope they will be very happy.


Thursday, September 11, 2008


Today is the seventh anniversary of the 9-11 event that causes us all to take a moment to pause and reflect upon one of the worst cases of terrorism the world has seen. Whenever I think about that day, the first thing that pops into my mind is my friend Jimmy, who writes StupidSheetGuy. He actually experienced and survived that day. He also has a friend who's daughter was aboard Flight 93 that crashed the same day. He has created a tribute to that fateful time. J-Land Remembers...

Today, we have all (probably) seen the pictures from that day, pictures that will be in our minds whenever we think of the tragedy.This past summer I made the thousand mile trip up to NYC and saw Ground Zero seven years (almost) later for myself.

Big difference, huh? Construction continues on a 24/7 basis.

This is where the new memorial will stand when completed. (Where the yellow machines rest in the photo.)


This orb was originally on the WTC Plaza. It is in the original condition found after 9/11 and is now located in Battery Park. In the lower left corner is an eternal flame that burns in remembrance.


Lady Liberty still holds her torch for Americans.

The date in the corner is wrong. It is supposed to be 6/4/08.