The Mexican Al-Qaeda Connection

My male friend "Mr. Nike" came over on last night and was like a stark raving lunatic about Mexicans. His first queston after he sat down on the sofa was "do you have alot of expereince with Mexicans?" I told him yes via interpreter as with my full time job I do have to speak with a lot of Hispanic people. That was all he needed to hear. He began to rant that now he hated all Mexicans and that they should not be allowed to come into the country and that they should now be deported. I looked at him like he was crazy and I asked him if he was crazy!!! I told him that was crazy--what he was saying--and why was he so mad???

He said he had just heard on a talk radio show that Mexicans were being recruited to be Al-Qaeda and that on the show he also heard that wherever there were pockets of Mexicans in this country, there were cells of Al-Qaeda within that pocket of Mexicans. I told him I had not heard this before. I had heard that Al-Qaeda was entering our country thru Mexico but not that Mexicans were Al-Qaeda. There was no stopping him now. He went on about how sleeping cells of Mexican Al-Qaeda were in place to blow up soft targets like schools and malls because so many legal and illegal Mexicans were in this country--America. (I am in the states now visiting my parents)

He then asked about Mexicans in the neighborhood. Of course there are a few. He went on about the Constitution of the US and abolishing Mexicans in a rant for over an hour. Finally, I just had to pick up a LL Bean catalog and begin to look thru it and comment on fall clothes before he would stop--or realized ever so slightly that I was not going to talk about Mexicans anymore or agree with his Mexican bashing. He even had a copy of the Constitution with him in his briefcase. I told him he was over the top and asked why he was carrying around a copy of the Constitution in his briefcase. I called him a royal geek! When LL Bean did not work, I then picked up the Pottery Barn catalogs. I went thru both of them. The rant continued.

He asked me if I wanted to read the Constitution with him, the part about only american citizens having the right to vote. He had also heard that somewhere?? California?? that there is a law or movement to give non citizens/aliens the right to vote here and in Mexico. I asked him if he was sure that all the people he heard on whatever show he listened to before he came to see me were not quacks. He assured me they were not. He said I was ill informed and needed to listen to the radio more. I told him I listened to NPR all the time. NPR is the only radio station I listen to. He said NRP was not good and that I needed to listen to talk radio more. For the most part talk radio is on the AM waves. He then proceeded at 10pm to turn on another radio talk show and demanded that we both listen to it. I looked at my LL Bean catalog again. For an hour more! Mr. Nike ranted and talked to the radio about liberals, Mexicans, democrats and the Constitution.

There was nothing I could do that would change the subject or lighten the mood. Mr. Nike is very politically in the know with very strong views. I did not fall victim to his baiting. I refused to fall victim to his baiting. I placed my faith in the LL Bean catalog.

Boy what a lovely evening that was. The sofa had a visitor all night--Mr. Nike. I hope he and his copy of the Constitution were comfortable.


Today I went looking for the Mexican Al-Qaeda connection. This is what I found:

Terrorists try to enter US via Mexican border


Middle Eastern Men Infiltrating Southern borders using fake Mexican surnames

Hate Club

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Toe Tapping Headline News

BlogMedia Selects All Headline News to Provide Instant News Headlines for

All Headline News Corp. ( ) provides the latest breaking targeted sports news headlines for

Wellington, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2004 -- Blogmedia has launched a new sports blog hosting service and has selected All Headline News to provide breaking sports news and headlines."Blogmedia needed instant, relevant content for our new sports site," Stated Austin Chase, President of Blogmedia. "All Headline News provides us with live, real-time sports news and headlines for our official blog. Our blog readers love it. Traffic to has increased exponentially. All Headline News is definitely our MVP." more

Laura Bush to headline Burr fundraiser in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. - With the Democratic National Convention over, President Bush starts a bus tour of Rust Belt states and First lady Laura Bush visits North Carolina on Friday to help the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. more

Sudan Steps Back From Resolution Rejection

KHARTOUM, Sudan July 31, 2004 — Sudan stepped back Saturday from rejecting a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding it disarm Arab militias responsible for atrocities in Darfur, as France deployed troops and aid along Chad's border with Sudan to help hundreds of thousands of Darfur refugees. more

Boy Hurt at Neverland Ranch

A teenage boy riding an all-terrain vehicle at pop star Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch reportedly got injured after the vehicle flipped, reports Rate the

The 15-year-old was lifted out of the ranch by a helicopter and taken by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was listed completely out of danger.

Details whether Jackson was at the ranch when accident took place or not were not immediately available. (ANI)

Microsoft IE Patch Now Available

Microsoft has released their latest security patch to fix the three critical holes in the popular browser Internet Explorer. The patch will fix the “gaping hole” that was exploited earlier this Summer that allowed hackers to download malicious code onto unwitting computer user's machines and take control of the computer. more

Moore enjoying Disney bosses' 'comeuppance'

Director Michael Moore is laughing in the face of Disney bosses, after his controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 went on to reap more cash then any of the company's movies this year.The film, which takes a scathing look at US President George W Bush and the war on Iraq, recently became the first ever documentary to cross the $100m (€83m) mark. more

Iran Resumes Building Nuclear Centrifuges

Iran says it has resumed building centrifuges that can be used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons. But Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said Saturday, that Iran is still committed to the suspension of uranium enrichment. more

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Bin Laden Computer Virus

Messages being posted to Usenet groups and message boards, entice users to download malicious files by using a pitch that could peak the curiosity of all of us. According to the Internet security firm, Sophos, here's the story:

"Osama Bin Ladin was found hanged by two CNN journalists early Wedensday evening. As evidence they took several photos, some of which I have included here. As yet, this information has not hit the headlines due to Bush wanting confirmation of his identity but the journalists have released some early photos over the internet."

Once a user has downloaded and opened the file, their computer is infected with the Hackarmy Trojan horse. The trojan relays vital information to a hacker such as IP address, system up-time and system information then allows the hacker to take control of a pc. Infected computers may be used for malicious purposes such as denial of service attacks and virus dissemination among other things.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~


My caption is: And you did that for a GMail invitation?????


Picture from Deviant Art!

Name: He's Playing With My Mind

Artist: Pickles6669

(What does the 666 tell you? It speaks to me.)

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~


I received this spam email......AGAIN...for what seems to be the 10th time. I wonder if people have really responded to this and have been scammed.


Well, after furthur examination I found this article where a Nigerian at an embassy was killed by a man who was trying to get some of the money he lost back.
A notorious e-mail scam has resulted in the murder of a Nigerian diplomat in the Czech Republic.

Fifty-year-old Michael Lekara Wayid, Nigeria's consul in the Czech Republic, was shot dead by an unidentified 72-year-old Czech at the Nigerian Embassy in Prague on Wednesday...According Nigerian newspaper reports, the suspect arrived at the embassy and said he needed to discuss a business matter. He was referred to Wayid. Soon afterward, an embassy receptionist heard raised voices followed by shots and went to investigate...Nigerian newspaper This Day reports that the shooter had visited the embassy "regularly over the past year" in an attempt to recover the money he had lost...more .
The Secret Service has just put out a fraud advisory about this on July 29th of this year. They say: Indications are that Advance Fee Fraud grosses hundreds of millions of dollars annually and the losses are continuing to escalate. In all likelihood, there are victims who do not report their losses to authorities due to either fear or embarrassment..more.
This is the best joke page I have seen about the Nigerian email scam... It is LOL funny! Everyone needs to attend the next Annual Nigerian Email Conference. For my breakfast I thing I will choose the two slices of white bread and a cricket! 3rd Annual Nigerian Email Conference.
I also found this....this is tooooo funny. Someone replied just to see what would happen. These spammers must be stupid as they cannot see they are being scammed. Fun with a Nigerian Email Scam. Very funny ApeChild!

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

9/11 Commission Report

This week, President Bush welcomed the 9/11 Commission report and agreed with its conclusion that our Homeland is safer today, but that there is still work to be done. The Commission's final report came to conclusions similar to the Administration's on the vast majority of the key policy issues. The President has already addressed some of the Commission's recommendations by enacting the following policies.

Key Policies:

~~~Pursuing a worldwide strategy of disrupting and denying safe harbors to terrorist groups.

~~~Undercutting the ideological appeal of terrorism by standing for a "forward strategy of freedom" and promoting needed reforms in the broader Middle East.

~~~Developing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to secure our borders, our ports, our critical infrastructure, and other parts of our homeland.

~~~Continuing to reform the Intelligence Community with the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act; the transformation of the FBI; the expansion of the collection and analytical capabilities of the CIA; and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, and the Terrorist Screening Center.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Vacation Week Update

Well is is friday.  Almost the end of my 2 week vacation.  No work shoes!  Monday was a totally shoeless day.  I spent it at the beach with a friend.  No dirty Fila in tow.  dirty Fila stayed at my parents house for the day.  I only left my chair twice to go into the water.  I spend the whole day gazing at the ocean, sleeping, eating, reading and listening to the surf.    I did not a close encounter with a crab.  Not like this lobster though!   I was sound asleep and heard a commotion behind my beach chair.  It was an elderly couple saying, " there it is! Under the chair."  It was my chair.  A rockcrab seeking refuge from the sun or the little boy with the bucket that was chasing him. 

I got up, moved my chair and there was the crab, claws in the air in attach position.  The boy caught it with his sand bucket.  I told him to take it to the ocean, he took it back to his parents unbrella.  Hopefully he did let it go.  Dang the interruption!    They disturbed my nap and of course I did nto go back to sleep after that.

Tuesday was a lazy day.  I guess the sun did me in  on Monday. I slept most of the day.  Wednesday was also a lazy day.  I did alot of shopping and window shopping.  Wednesday evening I attended a dinner and dance at a reunion on my mothers side of the family.  Good food but I got indigesion.  I am still suffering from it.  I was Zoe...clear highheeled sandals with rhinestones and gold on the front. 

Yesterday morning was devoted to gardening.  I was Avia.   I made dirt Fila weed most of the garden.  She thought it was all fun.  She and I had a great dinner.  I wanted seafood for my birthday so we had a great mean of crabcakes, new potatoes, coleslaw and corn.  Cake and icecream was at my parents after.    I got nice gifts also.  dirty Fila painted a watercolor for me.  It is beautiful.  I will get it framed.  My parents got me clothes.  I did a quick change into the Sketchers sandals.

Today I want to do some more shopping and today some cleaning!  I may well be black rhinestone flip flops all day.  I just got them from Target!  Cute!      

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Birthday Greetings From Howard Stern

Howard Stern Bulletin Board Mailer 

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Hello Tinker

We at Howard Stern Bulletin Board would

 like to wish you a happy birthday today!

I was sorting thru email last night when I came across an email from Howard wishing me a happy birthday.  I know that Howard sent me that email himself!  :) Not!  But all the same,  of all the sites to send an email out on your birthday I would not expect it to be Howards!  That was a nice surprise.

Howard is going to be taking a break from his bulletin boards for a while due to all the negative stuff people are writing about him.  That is to be expected--the negative but the true fans like me, would love to have him on there on a regular basis.  He had been on alot up  till now.    I was not on last weekend but I heard he was on last weekend taking to fans. 

The last time I was on was when Stephen Baldwin was on the show last week with all of his bible toting ways that he has aquired as of late.  He later went on the bulletin board and was torn to shreds all because he has found the Lord.      

The Bulletin Board was all clogged up last night. Both Howard and Gary complained that everything was running really slow. Howard says he's having a big meeting with the computer guys soon. Everyone seems to want the White Rapper off the Bulletin Board, but Howard isn't sure about that. The Rapper called in and started blasting Scott DePace and Joey Boots. Apparently, a major part of the Bulletin Board is just the whack packers fighting. Like whenever Chaunce goes on, no matter what he writes, everyone just starts calling him gay...more!

Howard is the man!  The King of all Media.  He still says he will not be on the air by the election?



What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Birthday Plans

So far the day will be q quiet one.  I woke up late which is always good.  dirty Fila made me breakfast of scrambled eggs and  cheese sausages.  We plan to go out.  I want lunch out and maybe some shopping.  Then, later over to my parents for cake and icecream.  I am skipping the gym today.      

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~



What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

The Glittery Shoe

Hilton and Carter Split Up 


Halle Barry Falls for Costar


Cat Women gets Mixed Reviews

Fat Actress


Smokey Robinson Steps Out on Faith

Mary Kate Out of Treatment


Clear Channel Sues Stern Distributor for $3 Million


Toe Tapping Headline News

Freed Egyptian Diplomat Returns to Work

A senior Egyptian diplomat returned to work...more

Clinton Vows To Make Kerry Next President

Energized by Bill and Hillary Clinton, Democrats castigated

 George W. Bush...more


Powell Urges Allies to Maintain Resolve in Iraq

Secretary of State Colin Powell urged allies...more

Pet Problems

That sad look you see sometimes in your dog's eyes ...more

President Bush Discusses Homeland Security 

Our country faces new and unprecedented threats...more 

CNN of the Middle East

Ignorance is bliss. And the more I read about Al-Jazeera...more

Veteran actor arrested in shooting death

Robert Sorrells, 74, was arrested three blocks from...more

Democratic Convention News 

Barack Obama, will be the keynote speaker ...more

Summer meteor showers descend

Anyone gazing at the summer night sky...more  


Death of An Icon

"Do you know we are ruled by TV?"

-- from the poem An American Prayer by Jim Morrison

"By the start of the year 1993, 98% of U.S. households own at least one TV set, 64% have two or more sets."

-- Advertising Age

"American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV."

-- The Kaiser Family Foundation
My large Magnavox has died.  I am not sure if it was a natural death or murder.  I think it was a little of both.  It was about 8 years old and I noticed about 4 months ago that its large hypnotic eye had developed a tic much like lazy eye and it's color was no longer clear.  It was a little swirly and whirly.  Still clear was the picture most of the time.  It's general health seemed to be deteriorating slowly.  I knew it would most likely be joining the other great, lost Magnavox's in the sky soon.


Last week we had a storm.  That was not the culprit that bought about Magnavox's death.  The home invasion of its' cording was.  About 20 minutes after the storm ended, all seemed  right with the world until I heard in the distance a low but loud BOOM! 

A transformer was blowing somewhere.  I waited.  Nothing.  A few more seconds passed and the home invasion began.  Another BOOM sounded and it was much closer.  All the lights went out and then came back on.  When the lights came back on a power surge invaded my home wiring.  I have everything on a surge protector except for 2 lamps and a ceiling fan, but I guess the condition of my Magnavox was just too weak to survive the assault.   It was much sicker than I realized. 

Magnavox was in a coma.  Whenever I tried to get it to open its eye, all I got was red swirls of disoriented color.  There is no recollection of favorite shows, movies or kids shoes that dirty Fila likes to watch.  Every now and then I get clear sound for a few minutes, then nothing but static.  When I try to turn Magavox off it tries to hang on and on and on and will not turn off until it is ready.  I know she wants to live.  The hanging on tells me that. 

Finally after trying to induce the paddles for one more time to bring her back to me, she never turned off.  After the off button was pushed, a cereal bowl sized, white ring remained on her eye like a milky, white cataract.   (I had a mental flash of the dead girl from the movie The Ring coming out of MY magnavox.) I knew it was time to pull the plug for the last time.  Just the thought of that movie was enough.  I decided to let her go and not have her suffer on life support any longer.  It was the only humane thing to do.

I waited 20 minutes, said my goodbye's and unplugged her.  She was gone, hanging on till the end.  She would not turn off until I unplugged her.  Her suffering was over and mine began.  Her death has been an eye opening experience.  With no tv downstairs, never have I gotten more done while downstairs.  Yes, I am having withdrawals.  There is no more hypnotic eye to keep the whole family sitting and sedentary for hours in the evenings.  We spend more time talking and doing other things like reading downstairs.  Never have I listened to more NPR, Vivaldi, Yo Yo Ma, EST, Sting, Regina Carter, Yanni and let's not forget the King of All Media-- Howard Stern in the last week than I have in the last 6 months.    Maybe this is a good thing.   The boob tube is gone and my family seems more productive in many ways.

I am debating on a replacement.  Should I even get one right away?  School is about to begin and this would be a benefit to learning--if we did not have a replacement right away.  We still have the upstairs televisions but they are much smaller.  We seldom spend time in our rooms.  Most of our time is downstairs in the common areas.  No television downstairs may work for awhile.  I think I will wait till September before thinking about a replacement.  I do have to mourn.  The family needs to mourn.   Maybe the T.V. is something I really do not need.  I might just be better off without it.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Possessed Shoes

Well I finally broke down and got some new white work shoes for my monthly weekend job. I found some white ones at Target on sale! Originally $29.99 now $4.95. (End of season and new school and fall stuff arriving.) They have support and feel great. They are stringless, slip in shoes- a first for me. I wore them today to break them in. Today I was Pro Spirit!

As Pro Spirit, I was possesed by a spirit. The demon whose name is Starbucks! Those shoes took me places I was vowed never to go near again any time soon. At lunch without any help from me they took me to Barnes and Noble. Book shopping? No! Music shopping? No! Card shopping? No!

Instead they walked my body straight up to the coffee counter and made me order a Java Chip Frappucino-grande! The addiction continues! I fell off the wagon today. I got my Java Chip, marched to my car, placed it in the drink holder and drove the 5 minutes back to work. That was my lunch. I drank it at my desk. Man it was good. That was the only thing I had for lunch. I have not had one of those since that last post above. I will not have one this weekend when I go away for my weekend job. I hope. Maybe if I do not wear thoses shoes I will avoid steering the car to Starbucks. Starbucks. Starbucks, "In Jesus' Name I bind you and cast you out"

Before the Starbucks fiasco those shoes took me to the mall where I bought more what?

More shoes. Since I just joined the gym I got a pair of New Balance Running shoes just for the treadmill. My Avias are cross trainers and I will use them for pilates and step classes. I have been to the gym all week and doing well. Pilates is harder that my tape I have at home. That balancing just on your butt with legs and arms in the air is hard. The class I take has a lot of that in it. I have yet to be able to keep that balance. I have had no problem with the step classes. I have a step at home and Denise Austin tapes and dvds's aplenty! Now all I need are a pair of aqua shoes for the pool and the deep water aerobic classes.

Hail Mary full of Starbucks...

Demon begone.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Michael Jackson Pregnant With Quadruplets!?

Michael Jackson Denies He Is to Father Quadruplets By Mark Sage, PA News, in New York

Pop star Michael Jackson today denied a magazine report that he is to father quadruplets. Us Weekly reported that a surrogate mother in Florida was pregnant with the Thriller star’s four babies. But a statement on Jackson’s official website, said: “Us Weekly magazine reported on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, that Michael Jackson is about to become a father of quadruplets. MJJsource denies the validity of this report. It added: “There will be no further comments on this matter from MJJsource.” The magazine reported that Jackson, who is currently battling child sex abuse allegations, stayed in a £2,500-per-night hotel in Miami Beach during the visit. A spokesman for Us Weekly said the magazine was sticking by its story.

Jackson, 45, already has three young children, Prince Michael and daughter Paris by former wife, Debbie Rowe, and Prince Michael II, whose mother is not publicly known. The mother of Prince Michael II was a surrogate, the pop star has previously revealed. Jackson is currently on £1.6 million bail pending trial over allegations that he sexually molested a teenage cancer patient at the Neverland ranch in California.Jackson has denied the accusations calling them a “big lie”. He pleaded not guilty to committing a lewd act upon a child, administering an intoxicating agent – alcohol – and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.His trial is due to start in September.Another story here.

I have often wondered if Michael's kids were white or bi-racial-- they are so very fair. They are bi-racial if his sperm was used with his donor mothers. They just turned out very fair skinned. Mom is white so those kids are bound to be almost white in color. It's all in the genes on mom's side and recessive genes on Michael's side....remember slavery and all the "forced" relations between slave women and masters. Bi-racial babies have always been common place. Today there are over 2 million mixed-race children in the United States. One in every 20 children born is of mixed-race in the United States. In the last 20 years, the number of interracial marriages in the U.S. has increased from 310,000 to more than 1.1 million. Hollywood is full of entertainers of mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds, including actress-singer Jasmine Guy who played on "A Different World." Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey, Anthony Quinn, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Traci Bingham, Tracee Ellis Ross,Tia and Maria, Rae Dawn Chong, Persia White, Lisa Bonet, Halle Berry, Cree Summer, Soledad O'Brien and many , many more. (Info here)

This world, especially the USA is one big melting pot...much more now that it ever has been. I see nothing wrong with that as long as you embrace all your heritages and not ignore any one. I am not sure what Michael is doing. Seems like---according to the media---that he seems to be favoring one way. He is a troubled soul. Just think, 4 more kids to see dressed up in masks and scarfs only seen from afar.

Odd and some Just Plain Stupid!

Tyisha McCoy died over a $100 hairdo.

Man Jailed for Shooting off His Testicles

Robbers Strip Corpse of Jewelry

Itsy-Bitsy Spider Catches ... a Snake

Man Dodges Suicide Pact with Bride


What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~



Aluminum foil Deflector Beanie

Learn how to make yours here:

An Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (AFDB) is a type of headwear that can shield your brain from most electromagnetic psychotronic mind control carriers. AFDBs are inexpensive (even free if you don't mind scrounging for thrown-out aluminium foil) and can be constructed by anyone with at least the dexterity of a chimp (maybe bonobo).

Howard Stern's Bulletin Board

It had been several weeks since my lat post about not being able to get onto Howard's bulletin board due to the numebr of people on it.  Tonight aorund midnight I was able to get on, register and begin posting.  Sweet!  I am member number 54,738.  That is impressive!


HOT TOPIC! Bulletin Board Update.The Bulletin Board is active with thousand of new members registering each day. For the time being, we will be registering new members after 10pm. Because of the overwhelming traffic, we need to limit the registration time period so that the members who are on the board can post with minimal technical difficulties. Thank you all for your patience. Everyone has been working real hard here to expand the board to allow more users in. We will be upgrading the system in the coming weeks so that the ever growing Howard Stern Show community can interact in with each other 24/7. Keep on checking back for updates.

More here. 

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Toe Tapping Headline News

News from the White House.  I get a weekly newsletter from the White House.  Anyone can sign up for it.  Here are some of the latest headlines.


 President Bush Discusses Progress in the War on Terror

......I've just had a close look at some of the dangerous equipment secured in this place. Eight months ago, the centrifuge parts and processing equipment for uranium were 5,000 miles away in the nation of Libya. They were part of a secret nuclear weapons program. Today, Libya, America and the world are better off because these components are safely in your care.

These materials are the sobering evidence of a great danger. Certain regimes, often with ties to terrorist groups, seek the ultimate weapons as a shortcut to influence. These materials, voluntarily turned over by the Libyan government, are also encouraging evidence that nations can abandon those ambitions and choose a better way. ....Full Story


President Announces Initiatives to Combat Human Trafficking

President Bush visited Tampa, Florida on Friday to address the first national conference on Human Trafficking in the United States: Rescuing Women and Children from Slavery. The President continues to advance the fight against trafficking in persons, which is a modern day form of slavery. Human trafficking is a serious problem in the United States and throughout the world. Each year an estimated 600,000-800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked against their will across international borders. "Human life is the gift of our Creator -- and it should never be for sale.... Traffickers tear families apart.  Full Story.


President Bush Signs Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act

President Bush on Thursday signed the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act which provides enhanced penalties for people convicted of stealing identities to commit terrorist acts, immigration violations, firearms offenses and other serious crimes. In his remarks, the President said, "The crime of identity theft undermines the basic trust on which our economy depends. Identity theft harms not only its direct victims, but also many businesses and customers whose confidence is shaken. Full Story


Iraq: Philippines to Withdraw Troops Early

The Philippines said Friday it was pulling out 11 members of its Iraq peacekeeping mission, the start of a full withdrawal aimed at saving the life of a captive Filipino truck driver Angelo dela Cruz, news wires report. The government's decision to meet the demands of the kidnappers who threatened to kill the hostage has been severely criticized from Australia and the United States.

Full Story


Whoopi Goldberg Fired

Weight loss product manufacturer Slim-Fast announced Wednesday it had dropped Whoopi Goldberg as its spokeswoman, following a controversy over sexually explicit comments she made last week at a fund-raiser in New York for presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry.


Headless Body Found

A headless body in an orange jumpsuit has been found in the Tigris River in Baghdad, the US military has saidMore 


I'm like Mandela: Martha Stewart

NEW YORK — First, Martha Stewart declared she is used to hard work and is not afraid of prison.  Later, in an interview with ABC News, the homemaking expert repeated that she would be able to handle it and compared her plight to that of anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.

"I could do it," she said, according to excerpts released by ABC late Friday. "I'm a really good camper. I can sleep on the ground. There are many, many good people who have gone to prison. Look at Nelson Mandela."  More

Shock-jock Howard Stern may play huge role in election

PHILADELPHIA - (KRT) - To the naked ear, Howard Stern is still our regent of raunch. Lately, he has groused to his loyal listeners about the zit on his nose and the cellulite on his butt, dished about his morning trysts with his model-girlfriend, and opined on the watchability of DVD porn.

But Stern has also ushered in the era of shock-jock politics, so when he split for a long vacation at the start of July, he minced no words:

"I'm not only anti-Bush, I support John Kerry. ... He's going to be the guy who gets us back on track. ... Our audience is really making a difference in this upcoming election. ... It turns out everyone listens to us, especially a lot of dudes who are swing voters." More

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Today's Workout

Just got back from the gym.  Good workout!  One hour on the treadmill and 1/2 mile around the track.  Wow. After yesterday I thought I would be stiff as a board but I felt pretty good.  Tired though. I need a nap now.  Breakfast was green tea and an apple and water.  Lunch was a big salad, a small porkchop grilled and brown rice and beans.  And to top it all off--more water.

I wore my new Avias Cantilevers today.  They were fine but I think I need just a little more padding.  They are cross trainers.  I need a running shoe.  Today I will have to go to the office for about 2 hours or I could skip today and go in tomorrow.  Tomorrow is looking better and better.  Today I might spend looking for new shoes, cleaning and doing a little grocery shopping.  I will have no choice but to go in on tomorrow.  I am off on vacation the week after next and need to get my desk as straight as I can and work done.  It's almost no fun going on vacation...all the preparation before and the hell to pay after. 

dirty fila has put on Finding Nemo.  It is a great movie!  Love it!  "You mini-man--taking on the jellies!"  ~~Crush~~


I am supposed to go eat with friends tonight for dinner..some of my former coworkers.   Should be nice.    On god..time for a nap.  I can barely keep my eyes open.  Later dudes!  Coocoo chachoo!




What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

My Garden Over Runneth!


I have not been out to the garden in about 3 weeks and now my garden has taken over!  The biggest thing is the trumpeter honeysuckle vines.  They have yet to bloom but they are growing like weeds.  I am going to have to go out there and begin cutting it back.  My peony is still going well but my delphinium has died and that was an expensive plant.  I will try again with that one.  


The slugs are taking over.  Salt does the trick but they seem to be forever there.  I cannot get rid of them all together.  You would think the birds would eat a few but they do not.    I have some lillies that are 7 feet tall.  They are doing well.  My butterfly bush has come back to life.  Wow! What a little water can go.  Everything else is doing well....the impatients, marigolds, parsley, catnip and all the others.  No more salvia next year.  Salvia is ok but just not very exciting.  I might have to go out this afternoon and start.  I have also noticed that the weeds have gotten into one section of the garden.  


I am almost out of bird food.  Seems like the more you put out the more they eat.  In a week the feeder can be totally drained of seed.   I have a new chime that I have to put out.   A frog with tinkling chimes.  It will be number 3.  You cannot have enough garden chimes.  The more chimes the more loved the garden.  The neighbors--those lowly clogs that they are have actually complained when the wind was blowing or we had a storm about my chimes.  Get a life people.  The chimes are not coming down.      

I Robot

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~
I, Robot:  dirty fila wants to see this and I guess I will eventually take it.  It is right of my alley being the horror-- sci-fi lover that I am.  When I  saw the very first p review I was thinking Matrix knockoff but after seeing some of the interivews with Will Smith it looks pretty good and it is getting some good reviews.       



Review: More here

RevRobots in the arts have always been intriguing. Isaac Asimov promoted them in science fiction to remind us as humans to celebrate our emotions and imperfections, usually coveted by our mechanical creations even with the prospect of death as the ultimate payment due.Director Alex Proyas' ('The Crow') 'I, Robot,' based on Asimov's story, packs every robot cliché into a year 2035 morality tale, visually satisfying (The CGI, like good robots, is at the service of the story) and regurgitating the usual robot notions: Frankenstein's monster is there with his conflicted maker; the Maria clone from 'Metropolis' with her sleek form; Robbie from 'Forbidden Planet' with his warm, human-like solicitation; Hal from '2001' with his dangerous deference only slightly hiding his intentions; and Data, 'Star Trek's' almost human techie, coming closest to the ideal.More robotic than 'I, Robot's' robots is Will Smith's ('Ali') Del Spooner, guess what, a wise-ass, rebellious cop who is the only one who intuits the danger of the robotic rumblings. He unsurprisingly enlists the help of the beautiful, coldly calculating scientist, Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan, 'The Recruit'), who, believe it or not, comes to believe the robots can violate their 3 basic rules of serving humans to their own annihilation if necessary. US Robotics head, Lawrence Robinson (Bruce Greenwood), is, of course, the major suspect in the incipient revolution, ostensibly because of the usual world-domination dreams.'Sunny' (Alan Trudyk, 'Dodgeball') is the new generation robot, not as overtly ambitious as his forebears and more human because of his resignation to decommissioning while exploring human emotions. Spooner, on the other hand, seems to be more of a robot, which, like some contemporary leaders, sees the enemy as a danger to be overcome rather than a work in progress to be gently ushered into peaceful co-existence. Also, the rogue robots talk about dominating humans for their own good, just as neocons offer preemption and occupation rather than debate.The last line of 'I, Robot' addresses the human urge for liberty and the necessity of searching for it. The film adds nothing new to the genre but athletic robots and robotic leads, yet it at least continues the intriguing topic of what it means to be human. The caveat is, as Albert Schweitzer said, that 'the advance to fully developed inhumanity is only a question of time.


Martha: It's A Good Thing!

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Martha is my idol.  She always has been.  Her ideas and recipes have been great to me and for me.   I even won a halloween contest about 3 years ago in a witch costume that was made out of trash bags and hot glue.  I made that costume in 30 minutes but it sure did look good!  Noone could believe I made it and noone could believe it was made out of trash bags and a hot glue gun.  That Martha!  That was a good thing.

5 months in jail and then 5 months house arrest.  I think her sentence was good for her.  She will get out and try to resume her life.  And work I think.  I am glad she did not get any more than that.  I do not think she should go to jail at all.   No matter what I will continue to support Martha!    

NEW YORK : Martha Stewart, who built a billion-dollar media empire offering lifestyle tips, was sentenced Friday to five months in prison following her conviction on charges stemming from a dodgy stock deal.The US homemaking guru was also handed two years' probation and a 30,000-dollar fine by US District Court Judge Miriam Cedarbaum, who stayed the sentence pending appeal.

Stewart, 62, and her former broker, Peter Bacanovic, were convicted in March of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements over Stewart's sale of nearly 4,000 shares in the biotechnology company ImClone Systems.Bacanovic was due to be sentenced by Judge Cedarbaum at a separate hearing later Friday.Prior to sentencing, Stewart had asked the court to take into account her personal suffering over the past 2-1/2 years and to remember "all the good that I have done."Federal guidelines had suggested a jail term of between 10 and 16 months.In recent weeks, Stewart's supporters had flooded the judge with letters appealing for clemency, and a pro-Stewart website,, collected nearly 15,000 signatures for a petition for a presidential pardon from George W. Bush.Prosecutors charged that Stewart was tipped off by Bacanovic to sell the ImClone stock in late 2001 just before a government announcement about an ImClone drug sent the share price plummeting.Stewart and her broker had argued they had a pre-existing agreement to sell the stock if the price dropped below 60 dollars a share.Shares in her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which has been hard hit by the court case, climbed 10 percent Friday after the sentence was announced, leaving it up 18 percent on the day.- AFP

Blogger Enhancements are GREAT!

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

WOW!  These enhacements to blogger are wonderBar!  I love them.  Text with color is what I am talking about!   For the HTML semi-challenged like me all the enhancements will make life wonderful. 

Thank You Blogger!!!


Going to the Gym

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

I finally joined the gym today.  I really needed to.  This is the biggest I have ever been.   I did 3.5 miles today.  I walked 1.5 and did speed walking up an incline for 2 on the treadmill.   I have always been a member of a gym--in my younger years and was te work out queen.  After children  and working very long hours I hae become most sedentary over the last 8 years.  But no more!  The gym will be a ritual at least 3 times per week. 

At work today I had 2 pieces pf cake fopr breakfast.  Scotish shoes who speaks some sort of brogue that is understandable at times, just got divorced and  brought in 2 wonderful cakes in celebration for the office.  One was a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.  The other was a red velvet.  They were to die for.  For lunch I came home and had "little" healthier lunch.  It was a small boneless porkchop and a few slices of brie cheese.  Brie is my cheese of choice.  Give me a wheel of brie(5 pounds) and it can--no will --- be gone in 24 hours.   I cannot eat enough Brie!  Instead of grilled cheese sandwiches at times, I have grilled brie croissants instead!  Heaven.

For dinner I did much better.   A large salad of mixed spring greens, bean sprouts, cucumbers and aged balsamic vinagrette salad dressing.  And of course...a small sprinkling of chedar cheese on top.  Drink of choice was a 1.5 liter of Aquafina water.

Tomorrow I plan to get up and go to the 9am aerobic class.  I might not make it to the end but I will try and if I cannot make to the end will just jump on the treadmill.  I need to loose about 4 dress sizes.  I am a 16 now and need to be a 12.  I have all my 12 clothes.  I refused to get rid of them.  I only have classic styled clothes so they are still in fashion.  Fad clothing does not work in the office. 

I need new shoes for working out.  Tonight during my work out I was Avia, blue and white striped.  I am about 2 years old and my support is going.  I was first before Spaulding walk/run because it was discovered on yesterday that the bottom soles on Spaulding walk/run are worn out and have a hole in each sole.  Bye bye spaulding walk/run!  It was a good run but you are going to the big round file in the kitchen to g0 out in tomorrow's trash.

I did get on the scale just so I could have a point of reference.  That dreaded scale read 235  . That is the biggest number I have ever seen!  One day at a time and one class at a time.  It will take time to get off but it did not go on in a  day either.   






The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~


I have known or encountered two women named Holly in my lifetime and they all happen to be blonde and all happen to be stupid. It makes me think that all girls born and then given the name of "Holly" is a child that is doomed by her parents to be blonde and stupid. If there is not a stupid Holly out there where are you hiding???

Let me tell you about my two Holly's. The first Holly I met about 6 years ago at a part time job I used to have. This Holly was the first encounter I have ever had with a

Holly. She came to work later after nights of partying. She came to work reeking of alcohol after nights of partying. Every breathe she took in and then out would leave a cloud of alcohol in front and behind her. It would make me sick after awhile to smell that for 6-8 hours when I had to work with her. At times she was so hung over she had to just sit in a chair for 8 hours and I would cover her shifts. And she was a weekend manager! And stupid does not even begin to say just how lacking in basic knowledge she was. We worked in customer service and had to deal with customers. Customers would try to explain a situation to her to get her to resolve it and she could not understand what they were saying and whatever she was saying to them was soooooo off the wall the customer would leave even more unhappy. She was so confusing she confused the customers. She was always interrupting and jumping into others conversations with customers without knowing what was going on that she would embarrass herself. Customers would just look at her crazily until she left. They would ask me if she was always so rude. What could I say except yes....and apologize for her behavior. How she got to be a manager noone could understand. Finally when we did ask the main manager why? What was she thinking? Holly? She would say that she was hoping to mold her so that she would fit the job. The bad thing is that she was not moldable. Noone that stupid was moldable. In addition she was always whistling and singing rap songs by Missy Elliott at work. That singing drove everyone crazy. When she left we all breated a sign of relief.

The 2nd Holly I know now and have dealings with now. She is a bubbly, laughing idiot. She has no home training. I have a part time customer service job one weekend a month and have to work with her then. That job is her full time job. Lucky them! Last saturday morning I arrived at work at 7am. We were working just one desk apart. She spent the morning belching as loudly as she could with no apology or "excuse me" at all. On one of her particularly loud belches I did raise an eyebrow at her and she just said she was glad she could get it out. She did not sleep well the night before due to her indigestion. She was gross and nasty with all that belching. What is she? The weekend assistant manager of course! She is blonde and only acts like she is working when the BIG boss is around. Then she gets up and tries to tell people what do to then so that she can look important. Other than that she is in her email all day emailing friends and laughing just as loud as she can at those emails. CRAZY!!!! She is not going anywhere anytime soon so I am stuck with her on those weekends I have to work. On saturday she kept doing things wrong and when she did she would mutter to herself that she was an idiot today and that her day must be off. (Lightbulb over the head!!!) Your name is Holly and eveyday is an off day! Everyday is an idiot day!

I know that there has to be some smart, intelligent, lady like Holly's in the world. Maybe I have not met them yet. I think they are few and far between. I saw BB5 on tv and guess what? There is a stupid Holly on the show who has a mannequin in her home and she treats it as if it is alive!

Deliver me from the madness that is Holly!

Weekend Ramblings

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

The entire weekend I was Spaulding Walk/Run. You remember me--the white ones that have very little support left that were to be thrown out about 6 months ago. I have yet to be replaced. I did very little to support my feet this weekend and the end result was sore feet and ankles after 8 hours of standind on saturday and sunday. This was my one weekend a month work at the hotel working part time at the front desk in reservations. All the weekend shoes I met were all the same--white--we all have to wear the same thing. I was glad that Jwhite sneakers was working with me. He is about my age and is very funny. Everything he thinks just comes out. We might be just about the oldest there as most of the other white sneakers are all 20 something interns...some are teen something interns. Maybe jwhite sneakers and I are getting old but it sure seems like the intern white sneakers are most annoying with all that talk of drinking, partying, staying out till 3am and sex parties. Sex parties...that was the most shocking thing to hear from a 16 year old intern. That apparently is the rage! I was scared of that!

Some of the management male white sneakers are gay. Nothing wrong with that but the high pitched voice is just a little irritating after 2 hours of hearing it. Other than that good manager! Wish I had a manager like that at my "real" job mon-fri as far as management style. Saturday these Spaulding walk/runs got off at 5:30 pm and after changing shoes transformed into Sketcher Flip flops and flopped right on down to the Longhorn Steakhouse for a take out dinner of prime rib. I ordered and sat at the bar to wait. I decided that after that day which did have a few harrowing guest issue momemts I needed to have a Killian Red. Killian is one of my favorite beers.

I bought one beer and had some peanuts and waited on my prime rib. A group of women about 6 came in and stood right behind me..also placing take out orders. My order went in before theirs but in the end it made little difference. I waited and waited. the women waited and waited. I finished my beer. I waited some more. I ate more peanuts. The bartender all of a sudden appreard in front of me and said we are buying you a beer and slid another Killians my way. Oh lord--what had happened to my order? I had a feeling that somehow my order was placed after the 6 women or got mixed up with their order. Free beer--who can pass that up. I waited some more. As it turned out the 6 women were part of some religious group who were all wearing light green and on the way to some sort of relilgious meeting and of course what do most fanatical, religious groups do???

Try to save sinners and testify and witness to others. I was a sitting duck with my beer and being a woman alone in a bar.

One of the 6 began to talk to me about their religion and me not being the one to be rude just listened and commented when I could. When was my damned food coming!? I had to get out of there! I decided to continue to drink my beer and made extra effort in pouring it as the woman in green spoke to me. Finally their food came and they were out of there and I had some peace. The woman in green could not find a pen and paper to write her name and number down for me or give me the name of an affiliate church in my area. Yes there is a God...but not hers. Why do people not keep religion to themselves? I believe religion is a private personal choice not to be witnessed about in bars. The nerve of her ruining my perfectly good drinking atmosphere. I was trying to get my drink on!

After finally getting my food, I went back home and ate. Damn that prime rib was good! It melted in my mouth! It should--it cost $14.00.

After that naked sleeping. I love to sleep naked. Clothes are so restrictive at night. It was a rather warm day and I was warm from that as well as the beer. In the winter I do sleep in pajamas because it is so cold but in clothes.

What do you sleep in? Pajamas or no pajamas??? Inquiring minds want to know. Let me know. Leave a comment or email me.

These feet are off to bed--shoeless and naked!

Something to Think About Everyday

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Maybe you're not overjoyed about how things worked out. There's nothing you can do about it now. If the past continues to haunt you, the only ways to change it are through rewriting your memories or blocking them out altogether. Shifting your focus would help a lot, too. Stop looking backward all the time. Turn your gaze to the future. Starting now, this is where you can make a difference. Let your previously learned lessons guide you without forcing your hand. Circumstances will be different every time. Respond to the current conditions and make something completely new.

- By

Famous Quotes on Sex

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner,

you'd better have a good hand." Woody Allen

"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday

night." Rodney Dangerfield

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal,

particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz

"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."

Camille Paglia

"Sex is one of the nine reasons for incarnation. The other eight are

unimportant." George Burns

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole

relationship." Sharon Stone

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men.

Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."

Tiger Woods

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."

Jack Nicholson

"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but

he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."

Barbara Bush (Former US First Lady, and you didn't think

Barbara had a sense of humor)

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's

genitals through his wallet." Robin Williams

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."

Billy Crystal

"According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable

undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other

women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are

just grateful." Robert De Niro

"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men

are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause

severe swelling. So what's the problem?"

Dustin Hoffman

"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think,

'I know what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked'."

Jerry Seinfeld

"See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only

enough blood to run one at a time." Robin Williams

"It's been so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom."

Joan Rivers

"Sex is one of the most wholesome, beautiful and natural experiences

money can buy." Steve Martin

"You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older.

Little things, like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman.

Stuff you pay good money for in later life."

Elmo Phillips

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."

Oscar Wilde

"It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married."

George Burns

Toe Tapping Headline News

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Party on!

A Denver woman allegedly high on cocaine gave birth in a sports bar restroom, stuffed the infant in a trash can and then continued bar-hopping with her friends, authorities said.

Full story.

The Perfect Family

ABC newsman Sam Donaldson says he has memories of an "all-American family" following the discovery of the bodies of a ranch foreman, his wife and her daughter on his New Mexico ranch — and the arrest of the family's 14-year-old son in the slayings. Full Story.

Missing Marine Safe In Beirut

A Marine whose apparent kidnapping in Iraq was followed by conflicting claims first that he was beheaded, then that he was alive contacted U.S. authorities Thursday and was safe in his native Lebanon. The Navy was investigating whether his abduction could have been a hoax. Full Story

David Bowie Recovering After Surgery

British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August, his publicist said on Thursday. Bowie, 57, sought treatment in a German hospital on June 25 after complaining of a pinched nerve during a European concert tour, publicist Mitch Schneider said in a statement. Full Story

The Neighbors Shoes

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Last weekend I was at home and I heard garbled yelling, talking?!?! I could not tell where it was coming from. At first I thought that someone had driven up upside with the radio blaring. Then I realized it was the wayward teen next door--you know the one...the one who feeds the birds by laying out whole pieces of bread on the lawn. She was yelling and screaming outside her door for her mother to open it. Mom did not. I had heard arguing at 4am in the morning on saturday morning and doors slamming and mom screaming that the daughter was a liar. (This neighbor teen always wears flip flips so I will call her flip flop from now on.)

Well all during the school year I had seen her during the day at home when she should have been in school. She is not quite old enough to graduate yet. Flip flip must have dropped out. Several times throught the year I had seen/heard mom yelling at her for not having a job and why was she not looking.

So on Sunday afternoon after getting no results at her front door, flip flop ran around to the back door. I thought she had left but then the cat flew upstairs and jumped into the upstairs window and began looking down. I looked and I could hear yelling and loud knocking on their back patio door. It was still flip flop trying to get in. After trying to hear and not hearing anything..too far away..I gave up being nosey. About an hour later I was out front watering my garden and SLAM goes a door. Flip Flop was leaving in different clothes, a plastic cup in one hand and flip flops on her feet--dirty blonde hair in a really bad style--> A top knot pony tail with the back hanging down. I have not seen her since. Mom must have kicked flip flop out.

Sad--another seemingly lost youth-out of control and totally disrepectful of her mother. I just hope there are not any more 4am fights on their front stoop.

The Wonders of WD40

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Although it is famous throughout the world, WD-40 is somewhat of a mystery. Who thought of it? Who invented it? What is it? The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and de-greaser to protect missile parts.

WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. It's name comes from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. The workers were so pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home. The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The rest, as they say, is history. It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one of them is the "brewmaster."

There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Here are some of the uses:

Protects silver from tarnishing.

Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

Gets oil spots off concrete driveways.

Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

Keeps flies off cows.

Restores and cleans chalkboards.

Removes lipstick stains.

Loosens stubborn zippers.

Untangles jewelry chains.

Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

Removes tomato stains from clothing.

Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

Keeps scissors working smoothly.

Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.

Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling.

Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.

Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

Removes splattered grease on stove.

Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

Removes all traces of duct tape.

I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, knees, etc., to relieve arthritis pain.

One guy claims spraying it on fishing lures attracts fish.

Other "States" uses:

Georgia and Alabama's favorite use was that it "penetrates stuck bolts, lug nuts, and hose ends.

Florida's favorite use was, cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.

California's favorite use was penetrating the bolts on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Let me close with one final, wonderful use--the favorite use in the State of New York--WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

No wonder they have had 50 successful years.

Thought for the Day!

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Maybe you're not overjoyed about how things worked out. There's nothing you can do about it now. If the past continues to haunt you, the only ways to change it are through rewriting your memories or blocking them out altogether. Shifting your focus would help a lot, too. Stop looking backward all the time. Turn your gaze to the future. Starting now, this is where you can make a difference. Let your previously learned lessons guide you without forcing your hand. Circumstances will be different every time. Respond to the current conditions and make something completely new.

Shoe Stopping Headline News

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

John Edwards Chosen as Kerry's Running Mate

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has named North Carolina Senator John Edwards, 51, as his vice presidential running mate, NBC News reported today. Full Story.

Diana Memorial Fountain Unveiled

THE Queen dedicated a fountain in honour of Princess Diana today, acknowledging there had been difficult times with her late daughter-in-law but "memories mellow with the passing of the years".

The Queen, her husband Prince Philip and Diana's former husband, Prince Charles, joined with Diana's family to formally open the stg3.6 million ($9.2 million) oval granite water feature in Hyde Park. Full Story.

Happy Birthday GI Joe! He's 40!

Forty years on, G.I. Joe is still fighting the good fight.

More than 400 million G.I. Joes have rolled off the Hasbro production line since 1964. And despite approaching middle age, the fighting Everyman has not lost his appeal.

Full Story!

Kerry to Reveal Running Mate This Morning

Barring a last-minute hitch, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry will announce his choice of a vice presidential running mate Tuesday morning at a rally in downtown Pittsburgh. Full Story.

636 Years Left in the World's Longest Concert

In an abandoned church in the German town of Halberstadt, the world's longest concert was coming two notes closer to its end Monday: Three years down, 636 to go. Full Story.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Work, Work, Work

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

So far today it has been very quiet at work. Classic Court, that sole who speaks the queens english had to fly to England over the weekend suddenly. She was at work on Friday and her son called and said that her mother was not well and may not live much longer. She is very elderly. Classic Court is in her 50's herself.

I got some looks today. I empowered myself to step outside the box and not dress up for work today. One of my pod mates asked if I was going golfing. (Bloody hell to her!) I was business casual on a Monday instead of Friday. I had on a white tee, a blue and white floral skort and white leather tennis shoes. I guess I do look like I could be going golfing. It sure is comfortable. Tomorrow I will do better. I will be the 9west, gucci, or bandolino high heels shoes tomorrow. Today I was not just motivated to put on the black business pumps today. Nor the matching suit! Yuck!

I did have a chance to see The Day After Tomorrow at the movies this weekend. It was very dramatic and good. It sure made me think about global warming in a new light.

Weekend Plans...Anywhoo!

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Today is Sunday, the start of a new week. New week, new doings. No more breakfasts like this-->Yuck! I got a pedometer so I can get in the 10,000 steps and do some working out.

I just bought a copy of On The Corner: Male Social Life in a Paramaribo Creole Neighborhood by Gary Brana-Shute. It took awhile as it was out of print but thru the magic of EBAY, I was able to get a brand new copy. I was kind of questionable if it was a new copy but it was. The cover was shiny and you could tell the book had never been opened by looking at the spine.

I took my nephew to see Shrek 2 on yesterday and it was wonderful. It was hysterically funny and I was howling with laughter the entire time. My nephew said I was the loudest person there. Now that could not possibly be the case as the 2 ladies behidn me to the left were louder than me. All I could hear was them laughing hysterically.

I tried to check out the Howard Stern message board and there was just a letter from Howard that the demands of getting on the board blew all their servers. They are trying to let 10k people on at one time. Wow--that is something. I think I will wait until the bugs are worked out. See here-->hey now!

I have had GMAIL for about a week or two now and I love it. I tried to delete something and got a message asking me why I was deleting something since I have so much storage. I do like the labels. That is the way to organize since you will just have pages and pages of messages that will never be deleted. So far so good! Thumbs up for my gmail! My very first email account was with Yahoo. I still have that account but it is just horrible. I get about 500 pieces of spam mail there everyday. I cannot keep up with it anymore. The spam filters do not work well. Plus it seems like because of the yahoo address the other email addresses I set up also got spammed--> at IWON and some at work. I finally forwarded all the mail going to IWON to a fake email address and stopped using that account. Work has firewalls and filters but still some gets thru and I know it is due to Yahoo. Now with all that extra memory, the spam will just build up for a very long time. I really love my YAHOO user name and I hated to give that up..but oh well.

The most interesting web site I came across recently is DEVIANT ART. Nothing is cooler! I set up an account there. It rocks! There is so much art there I have yet to explore the site fully. It is site for people who are artists or enjoy art of all times. Wicked COOL!

Shoe Stopping Headline News

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

American Soldier Decapitated?

Iraqi militants boasted yesterday that they decapitated a U.S. Marine, claiming they used his love affair with a young Arab woman to lure him to a grisly death. Full Story

Estate grab for Brando kin

One dead movie star. Three ex-wives. As many as 15 legitimate and illegitimate kids. It's a recipe for the horror that's beginning to brew over Marlon Brando's will."The children are already fighting over his possessions and memorabilia," said a friend. Full Story

Wimbledon Crown for Siberian Tiger

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova was ushered from Siberia to America at age 7 to become a champion, and she did just that yesterday on the biggest tennis stage in the world.

Sharapova, 17, often compared with Anna Kournikova for her Russian background and striking blond looks, proved she was far more than a cover girl by beating two-time defending champion Serena Williams on Centre Court, 6-1, 6-4, for the Wimbledon title.

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Cornerstone of new tower to be laid at WTC site

NEW YORK (July 4, 5:42 am ADT) - A 20-ton slab of granite that will become the cornerstone of the skyscraper replacing the World Trade Center has an inscription honoring "the enduring spirit of freedom," a source said Sunday.

The groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Sunday officially begins construction on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, designed as a twisting glass and steel tower that evokes the Statue of Liberty nearby.

The stone to be laid is granite from New York's Adirondack Mountains that is

flecked with the state gemstone, garnet.

According to a source close to the rebuilding effort, it is inscribed: "To honor and remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and as a tribute to the enduring spirit of freedom - July Fourth, 2004." The source spoke on condition of anonymity. Full Story.

U.S. troops uncover car bomb facility in Baghdad

Baghad — U.S. forces have uncovered a facility where car and roadside bombs were made, and detained 51 people believed linked to an insurgent cell, U.S. military officials said Saturday. Full Story

Odd and Some Stupid Thrown In Too

The shoe that fits one

person pinches another;

there is no recipe for living

that suits all cases.

~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

Politically, Bush and Blair are odd couple

LONDON -- When news of the handover of authority in Iraq to the new interim government reached him at the NATO summit in Istanbul, President Bush reacted instinctively. He reached out and shook the hand of the man in the next chair, British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The handshake, replayed frequently on the BBC, symbolized what many Britons, including both supporters and opponents of Blair's government, consider the strangest and most politically provocative personal alliance in the world -- the partnership that has been struck between the Republican president and the Laborite prime minister. Full Story...

Watermelon Thump is a time-honored tradition

There's a whole lot of thumping going on in Luling. That's because a lot of work goes into the annual Watermelon Thump. That goes for this year's 51st thump. The planning for next year's festival begins as soon as one ends, said youngster and future organizer Travis Bailey, 9.

"Everybody's excited because they get food from all different places and then at the exhibitor's market you can buy crafts and shirts and all kinds of stuff and you can get nice designed watermelon thump shirts and the carnival, it's sort of a giant one," Trey Bailey, Travis' dad, said. "We have a great midway downtown. We have tremendous entertainment. We have a fantastic parade on Saturday morning, just everywhere you look, there's something different." Full Story..

Man Killed After Fireworks Ignite In Car

MELBOURNE, Fla -- A 23-year-old man was killed and another critically injured when fireworks in the back seat of their car exploded and ignited the car, according to Local 6 News.

Police said Aravis Walker, 23, and Antonio Robinson, 27, were lighting fireworks and throwing them from their vehicle Monday night while driving in the area of Carver Street in Melbourne, Fla. At some point, an ember from a cigarette or one of the lit fireworks fell on the back seat of the car and ignited several other explosives. Full Story...

Estonians Wife-Carrying Champions for Seventh Year

SONKAJARVI, Finland (Reuters) - Two Estonian students clinched the country's seventh straight wife-carrying world championship on Saturday, winning the "wife's" weight in beer and a sauna. Full Story...