Saturday, April 17, 2010

PSA, Fly, Wasp and Bee

E mail from Auntie in Colorado. I guess any plastic bag will do.

ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip!

We went with friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast and sat in the patio section beside the house. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! Ms. Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Zip-lock water bags

Ann Says:
I tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend.. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

Danielle Says:

Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

Maggie Says:

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

DJ Says:

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn't hang around long.

Friday, April 16, 2010

To Mrs Berry Laker

Dear. remember 22 years ago, 

"I, Mr Berry Laker take you, Mrs Berry Laker for my lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part."

God, you have blessed me in so many special ways but one of the most important is the gift of a beautiful lady in Mrs B .

Honey, just want to say


Today in History April 16


The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles “Bonnie Prince Charlie” Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.

Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland.

Financier Bernard Baruch coined the term “cold war” in a speech in South Carolina.

Most of Texas City, Tex., destroyed when French ship Grandcamp exploded.

China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement."
This Day in History: April 16 —


"The contemporary gift suggestion for the 22nd wedding anniversary is copper. Copper is a lovely symbol for the celebration of the 22nd anniversary. It simply does not deteriorate over time. In fact, it withstands the test of time and actually has the highest recycling rate of any engineering metal in the world! Like the couple sharing a lifetime, this strong and hardy metal holds up against elements and only richens in patina and endurance. What a great metal, therefore, for an anniversary gift! " 22nd Wedding Anniversary Gift

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tea Parties, Places and Times

April 15th is tax day and that means tea parties in Wisconsin.

Constitution Tea Party
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Rothschild Pavilion
1104 Park Street

Meg Ellefson (organizer) (organizer phone)

In commemoration of the anniversary of the Wausau Grassroots Tea Party Movement and in honor of the United States Constitution, The Wausau Tea Party with special guests presents: Tax Day Tea Party & Constitution Forum Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:30-7:30pm Rothschild Pavilion 1104 Park Street – Rothschild, WI

TEA Rally
Thursday, April 15, 2010
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Washington Park
1101 Washington Street

Patricia Kohlman (organizer)
920-732-3200 (organizer phone)

Come see the "Town Crier," Play "Name that Tax," and march in the "Parade of Signs." County Coord. Pat Kohlman to speak on "The 2010 Revolution." Guest speakers include: Rob Taylor, Candidate for US Senate and David King, Candidate for Wi Sec of State.

Wisconsin Rapids
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" -- don't you relish those famous words from the Declaration of Independence? Is that still the hope and promise of America today? Or are those becoming empty words as government takes over more and more of our lives? There will be a grass-roots, nonpartisan Tea Party on Tax Day, April 15, at noon. We will gather at the river, across from the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune building.

Please come and join us as we take a stand for liberty!

Diane Wickstrom

Wisconsin Rapids" Letter: Local Tea Party event set for April 15 | | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

"Date April 15th, 2010
Time 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sponsor ,Americans for Prosperity & Tea Party Associates

Location State Capitol"
Listing of AFP Events

"Thursday, April 15, 2010
Taxpayer Tea Party, Appleton
6:00 pm, Fox Banquets, 111 E. Kimball St. " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Monday, April 12, 2010

U P Tea Party Stupak News

From the Escanaba Daily News
"Tea Party rolls into Esky
By Dionna Harris
POSTED: April 10, 2010

ESCANABA - The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Express held a rally in Escanaba's Ludington Park Friday, where around 500 residents turned out to hear what was being said.

Citing the need for a return to smaller government and constitutional ideals, most people in attendance Friday agreed with the message being delivered.

Several people in attendance carried flags expressing their frustrations, including several that read "Don't Tread on Me," - a flag popular during the Revolutionary War."
Tea Party rolls into Esky - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

"Attendees react to Stupak’s retirement
By Dionna Harris
POSTED: April 10, 2010

ESCANABA - The announcement Friday by Congressman Bart Stupak that he was not seeking re-election was greeted enthusiastically by people attending the Tea Party rally in Ludington Park.

Bill Isetts Sr., of Escanaba, who was present for the rally, said he supported what the grassroots organization stood for.

"Enough is enough already," said Isetts. "The current health care legislation stinks.It's as phony as a $3 bill."

Isetts also said as the government continues to take more and more money, it is becoming ridiculous and no one in Washington is listening."
Attendees react to Stupak’s retirement - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

"Residents express support for Stupak
By Laura Mead
POSTED: April 10, 2010

ESCANABA - Many were shocked to learn of Congressman Bart Stupak's decision to retire, an announcement he made Friday. Local residents shared their reactions - which included disappointment, sadness and understanding - to the news that the man who had represented the Upper Peninsula for 18 years would step down.

Several local residents said they would be sorry to see Stupak vacate his seat. Many felt he represented the Upper Peninsula well and worked hard for the well-being of his constituents.

"I hate to see him step down because he's done a lot for Michigan," said Peg Bartol, Escanaba. "With his wisdom and knowledge of our area, it's sad to see him step down.""
Residents express support for Stupak - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Is Everyone Going Insane

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, what in God's name is happening here. Do you really want a repeat of 2008?

I will not, let me repeat myself, I will not vote for a RINO republican in 2012. Romney is not a choice! And no Ron Paul is not a choice either.

From CBS News
"NEW ORLEANS -- Mitt Romney won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership conference here Saturday in a victory that will be taken as a sign of the former Massachusetts governor's strength as a 2012 presidential candidate.

That's because the 2008 GOP presidential hopeful elected to skip the conference to continue his book tour.

Romney triumphed by a single vote over Ron Paul, who took second place 439 votes to 438. Both men won 24 percent of the vote. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich essentially tied for third with 18 percent of the vote each.

1,806 ballots were cast by the conservative activists who attended the conference. No other candidate got more than four percent of the vote."
 Mitt Romney Wins GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

The tea party movement does not and cannot have a leader but we will not hold our noses for a big government ( health care in Mass.) republican. Wake up people. There should of been a choice on the straw poll ballet for "NONE OF THE ABOVE."