Saturday, February 25, 2012

Patrick Takes NATIONWIDE Pole

"DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick produced her most significant achievement as a NASCAR driver Friday, winning the pole for Saturday's Nationwide Series race. Patrick will start out front at the Daytona International Speedway after turning in a qualifying lap of 182.741 mph to become the second woman to win a Nationwide Series pole. Shawna Robinson did so eight years ago in Atlanta." Source: Patrick wins pole for Nationwide race -

Holy cow, Danica takes the pole.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another Hungry Madison Student, Teacher, City Worker or Union Boss?

"MADISON, Wis., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Madison, Wis., said they arrested a man who claimed to have been sent by Denny's corporate offices and made himself a meal in the kitchen. Police said James Summers, 52, of Madison entered the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and told workers he had been sent by the corporate office and was immediately taking over the position of general manager, WISC-TV, Madison, reported Thursday. Workers said Summers began making himself a cheeseburger and fries in the restaurant's kitchen while the current manager phoned her supervisors." Source: Police arrest fake Denny's manager -

This has to be someone from Madison who has to have protested in Mad Town. The question is, is it a teacher, city worker, student or union boss?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Now What Am I Going To Do

"Meat market fire in Marinette County Meatski's Meat Market in Town of Beaver Updated: Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012, 12:29 PM CST Published : Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012, 5:25 AM CST An early morning fire destroyed Meatski’s Meat Market in Marinette County. Firefighters were called around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday to the business on Hwy. 64 in the Town of Beaver. Authorities say no one was injured." Source: Meat market fire in Marinette County From Fox 11
A fire at our favorite meat market. No more hot beef sticks, nooooooooooo! Another thing, where do I buy non ethanol gasoline. Meatski's was the only gas station that sold it! Glad no one was hurt. Wonder if they will rebuild?

Even The Tooth Fairy Cuts Back

"OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Illinois non-profit said its annual survey suggests the "Tooth Fairy" left an average 42 cents less in 2011 than in 2010.

Delta Dental, based in Oak Brook, said its annual online survey of 1,355, dubbed the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, suggests children who lost a tooth received an average $2.10 in 2011, down from the average $2.52 in 2010.

"Like many Americans, the Tooth Fairy needed to tighten her belt in 2011, but she's hopeful for a recovery this year," said Chris Pyle, spokesman for the Delta Dental Plans Association. "More importantly, Delta Dental is encouraged that parents are still making visits to the dentist a priority for their children."" Source: Poll: Tooth Fairy leaves average $2.10 -

First, you mean it was more in 2010? Second, does the IRS know about this? I remember when I was a very young a quarter was a big deal. What are children getting today? Ten dollar bills?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Catholic On Ash Wednesday

Took my Mother to 10:00 am Mass. This kind of sums up my day.

Ashes - Tom Conry
We rise again from ashes, from the good we've failed to do. We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew. If all the world is ashes, then must our lives be true, an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts, The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 Joel 2: 12 - 18
12 "Yet even now," says the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
13 and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.

 Psalms 51: 3 - 6, 12 - 14, 17
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.

2 Corinthians 5: 20 - 21
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 6: 1 - 6, 16 - 18
1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
16 "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me.... I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see.
T'was Grace that taught... my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear... the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares... we have already come. T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far... and Grace will lead us home.
The Lord has promised good to me... His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be... as long as life endures.
When we've been here ten thousand years... bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise... then when we've first begun.

 Here I Am, Lord Dan Schutte 1981, Dan Schutte & New Dawn Music 
 I, the Lord of sea and sky I have heard my people cry All who dwell in dark and sin My hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain. I have wept for love of them. They turn away.

 I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame. I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.

 Finest bread I will provide Till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them. Whom shall I sent?