Notes from all over

by GDA


Dogs have almost always been a part of our family. When Edna and I were first married and I was stationed at Offutt AFB outside Omaha, we had a dog named Sparky. He was fantastic. Since then we have had a German shepherd, Siberian husky, a small mixed-breed dog, and now we have our Munsterlander named Alex. Alex is probably one of the smartest dogs I have ever seen. He is a favorite with most of the people in Cook, too.
There is one thing I don't like that some people with dogs do. I dislike it when they start dressing their dogs up with coats, hats, boots, etc. The poor dogs don't usually like it, either.
Last week I came into the paper and the ladies working there had put a big Christmas collar with bells on Alex, our "newshound." He was so embarrassed. He didn't want anyone to see him. I don't blame him. He is a handsome dog with his beautiful white and black coat.
Well, the bells soon came off, but now he has a Christmas scarf. That won't last long.
You know, some dogs can really think. This one knows how to open doors, windows and cabinets. He is an awesome bird dog and he was bred to hunt bears. He is the friendliest dog there is, too, but he sure doesn't want to be embarrassed.
If you see him, he loves attention. Just no coats or bells right, Alex?
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Have you ever noticed that whenever Pres. Barack Hussein Obama gets in trouble, his machine comes up with something to take attention away from that? They have to keep finding ways to take attention away from his scandals, such as the IRS probing his enemies, the killing of our Ambassador in Libya, bugging the Senate cloakroom, etc., etc. Well, he has another scandal coming up, so the handlers bring up the CIA and how it interrogates prisoners. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the airheads from California who is the head of the Intelligence Committee, put out a report that the terrorists in Guantanamo and other bases were interrogated harshly. Of course, she was in charge of the committee, so she is apparently guilty. The trouble is, the report is probably a joke. Bringing up "waterboarding" as if that kills people. Did you know that members of our Delta Force or Navy Seals undergo that in training? It sure as heck is better than beheading. Obama's CIA head has now put Feinstein and even Pelosi under the bus for that report that will do more harm than they realize.
Don't these people have enough work trying to run the government and balance the budget???
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Did you realize that last Saturday was a special day. Yep, there were a lot of weddings on that day. Saturday was 12/13/14 which would make it easy for couples to remember their anniversary.
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In about three weeks, we should see more balance in the running of our country. The Supreme Court is one-third and is supposed to be neutral, the president is Democrat and the Congress will be Republican. That is a lot of "checks and balances." Now, they can do great for our country or they can argue and do nothing. So far it looks like Obama is going to fight them all the way, which means nothing will happen.
Heck, that might not be bad.
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The war against cigarette smoking carries on and now it is against the electronic cigarettes. Of course, a study has shown that 60 percent of smokers are smoking marijuana, while 40 percent are smoking cigarettes. Smoking pot is OK, it would seem. Now the federal government has given Indian reservations the OK to grow marijuana and smoke it. What a country we live in, right???
Have a good week and Merry Christmas.