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May 8

What! No Green?

Posted on Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Articles

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment. He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.
Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were recycled.

But they didn’t have the green thing back in that customer’s day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief,
not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But isn’t it sad that the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks
were just because they didn’t have the green thing back then?

Nov 2


Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Articles

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They want to rule,
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Have no fear when they come here
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Get your Vampire stake today.
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The feel of their fangs on your neck.
As blood trickles down,
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Thank You Gail

Apr 10

Robbed At Gunpoint

Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Articles

Monday a lady came into our Subway for breakfast because the Subway she normally goes to was closed do to a robbery. She did not have any details. Wednesday I told Eric about it. He got on his phone , found out Clifford street Subway had been robbed early Monday morning at gunpoint. The article was in the newspaper. We better be careful he says.

I Got to Subway Thursday morning and expected a very busy day. Groceries coming and we get a lot of customers as well. I had already set up the register and intent on getting the food all set up in the bane. The door was unlocked, open sign on. I did not hear the door open and was startled when a man with a gun  jumped over the counter. We had eye contact. I thought oh no here we go. He said come here, I asked where we going? To the office, he Say’s, as he walked  me to the back of the store with gun aimed on me. We do not have one. There is a desk with metal lock box he opened, nothing in there except daily register readings. Wheres the money?

In the register sir. We walk to the front of the store. Open the register, Open it! I opened the register.  Open the safe. I can’t sir. Get a bag, hold it open. Don’t look at me! Stop looking at me! I noticed he was even taking the rolled Change. I said, “do you want me to  double bag it?” No, If the cops come while I am here I will kill you!!! Go to the back and do not do anything until I am gone! I walked to the back of  the store and listened for door to chime, so I would know he had gone. I walked to phone and called 911. Of course once on the phone dispatch started asking me questions. Are you alright? What did he look like? What is he wearing? I was so calm while being robbed, now I am crying and just so emotional. My head is spinning. I call the owner of the store, tell her I been robbed. The police come while I am on phone and I have to hang up. D.J. says I will be right there. I guess I did not sound right on the phone because she said, “who is this Gail?”

Oh my God! Lord, Thank you for protecting me and walking beside me showing me  what to do and say. I know the hand of God be upon me this day.
A lady officer was first on the scene and here we go with questions again.
He was black with glasses, we had eye contact and something in his eyes told me, he really did not want to do this.  Did he have a hat on? No. A mask that covered all but his eyes. What did the gun look like? What was he wearing? Long sleeve  sweater striped like Freddy Cruger. Colors gray and black, long dark pants. Did he wear gloves? I do not know. I mainly noticed the gun. I was calm and did everything he said. I did not want to make this person mad.

We have cameras and after at least 50 tries I was able to access the video. One of the officers helped to find the right spot and a lot of my descriptions were wrong. He is black , but he does have a hat, long pants denim. His mask was white and he does have gloves on. The gun is very, very real though and a automatic. You can watch the video here:

The police did such a wonderful job. I am so thankful for the expert way they
handled this drama. One officer stopped by to see how I was , because he eats
there a few times a week and was concerned. I never knew how much people care until something like this happens. I had phone calls from so many people checking on me. It touches my heart so deeply, I cry every time I think about how wonderful everyone is. The crew at Subway stepped up and took care of business and sent  me home. I could not seem to focus and just started crying every time someone  hugged me or showed affection.  I was not scared to die for I have made peace. And I am now curious as to what happens when we do die.  I thank GOD this robbery happened to me, and not to any of the other employees. They are so young and have their lives ahead and do not need this kind of drama to complicate their lives.  I say Thank you Lord for keeping customers away while this was happening, so they where not put in harms way.

Thank you Gail

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Mar 23

Turkey List

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Articles

Besides Obama and his cast of idiots we also have the “Turkeys” who voted for this so called Health care Reform bill. The only thing that is going to be reformed is how far they are sticking it to the American people not where. This bill is going to break the back of our nation with higher taxes, fines, and corruption. These morons have forgotten who they work for and only care about their own agenda. In November we need to send these birds home to roost and get them out of Washington before they do any more damage.

The following is a list of “Turkeys” that voted yes to this disastrous bill:


Rep. Gary Ackerman [NY-5]
Rep. Robert Andrews [NJ-1]
Rep. Joe Baca [CA-43]
Rep. Brian Baird [WA-3]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [WI-2]
Rep. Melissa Bean [IL-8]
Rep. Xavier Becerra [CA-31]
Rep. Shelley Berkley [NV-1]
Rep. Howard Berman [CA-28]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [GA-2]
Rep. Timothy Bishop [NY-1]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [OR-3]
Rep. John Boccieri [OH-16]
Rep. Leonard Boswell [IA-3]
Rep. Allen Boyd [FL-2]
Rep. Robert Brady [PA-1]
Rep. Bruce Braley [IA-1]
Rep. Corrine Brown [FL-3]
Rep. George Butterfield [NC-1]
Rep. Lois Capps [CA-23]
Rep. Michael Capuano [MA-8]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [CA-18]
Rep. Russ Carnahan [MO-3]
Rep. Christopher Carney [PA-10]
Rep. André Carson [IN-7]
Rep. Kathy Castor [FL-11]
Rep. Judy Chu [CA-32]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [NY-11]
Rep. William Clay [MO-1]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [MO-5]
Rep. James Clyburn [SC-6]
Rep. Steve Cohen [TN-9]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [VA-11]
Rep. John Conyers [MI-14]
Rep. Jim Cooper [TN-5]
Rep. Jim Costa [CA-20]
Rep. Jerry Costello [IL-12]
Rep. Joe Courtney [CT-2]
Rep. Joseph Crowley [NY-7]
Rep. Henry Cuellar [TX-28]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [MD-7]
Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper [PA-3]
Rep. Danny Davis [IL-7]
Rep. Susan Davis [CA-53]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [OR-4]
Rep. Diana DeGette [CO-1]
Rep. William Delahunt [MA-10]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [CT-3]
Rep. Norman Dicks [WA-6]
Rep. John Dingell [MI-15]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [TX-25]
Rep. Joe Donnelly [IN-2]
Rep. Michael Doyle [PA-14]
Rep. Steve Driehaus [OH-1]
Rep. Donna Edwards [MD-4]
Rep. Keith Ellison [MN-5]
Rep. Brad Ellsworth [IN-8]
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-17]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [CA-14]
Rep. Bob Etheridge [NC-2]
Rep. Sam Farr [CA-17]
Rep. Chaka Fattah [PA-2]
Rep. Bob Filner [CA-51]
Rep. Bill Foster [IL-14]
Rep. Barney Frank [MA-4]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [OH-11]
Rep. John Garamendi [CA-10]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [AZ-8]
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [TX-20]
Rep. Barton Gordon [TN-6]
Rep. Alan Grayson [FL-8]
Rep. Raymond Green [TX-29]
Rep. Al Green [TX-9]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [AZ-7]
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [IL-4]
Rep. John Hall [NY-19]
Rep. Deborah Halvorson [IL-11]
Rep. Phil Hare [IL-17]
Rep. Jane Harman [CA-36]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [FL-23]
Rep. Martin Heinrich [NM-1]
Rep. Brian Higgins [NY-27]
Rep. Baron Hill [IN-9]
Rep. James Himes [CT-4]
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [NY-22]
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [TX-15]
Rep. Mazie Hirono [HI-2]
Rep. Paul Hodes [NH-2]
Rep. Rush Holt [NJ-12]
Rep. Michael Honda [CA-15]
Rep. Steny Hoyer [MD-5]
Rep. Jay Inslee [WA-1]
Rep. Steve Israel [NY-2]
Rep. Jesse Jackson [IL-2]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [TX-18]
Rep. Henry Johnson [GA-4]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [TX-30]
Rep. Steve Kagen [WI-8]
Rep. Paul Kanjorski [PA-11]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [OH-9]
Rep. Patrick Kennedy [RI-1]
Rep. Dale Kildee [MI-5]
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick [MI-13]
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy [OH-15]
Rep. Ronald Kind [WI-3]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [AZ-1]
Rep. Ron Klein [FL-22]
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas [D, FL-24]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10]
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2]
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9]
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12]
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
Rep. David Loebsack [IA-2]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18]
Rep. Ben Luján [NM-3]
Rep. Daniel Maffei [NY-25]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14]
Rep. Betsy Markey [D, CO-4]
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5]
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4]
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11]
Rep. James McDermott [WA-7]
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [CA-11]
Rep. Kendrick Meek [D, FL-17]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6]
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2]
Rep. Bradley Miller [D, NC-13]
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7]
Rep. Harry Mitchell [D, AZ-5]
Rep. Alan Mollohan [WV-1]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4]
Rep. Dennis Moore [D, KS-3]
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8]
Rep. Patrick Murphy [D, PA-8]
Rep. Scott Murphy [D, NY-20]
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38]
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2]
Rep. James Oberstar [D, MN-8]
Rep. David Obey [D, WI-7]
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1]
Rep. Solomon Ortiz [D, TX-27]
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6]
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8]
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4]
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10]
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7]
Rep. Thomas Perriello [D, VA-5]
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1]
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2]
Rep. Earl Pomeroy [D, ND-0]
Rep. David Price [NC-4]
Rep. Mike Quigley [D, IL-5]
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3]
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15]
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16]
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37]
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez [D, TX-23]
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34]
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger [D, MD-2]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1]
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17]
Rep. John Salazar [D, CO-3]
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47]
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9]
Rep. Mark Schauer [D, MI-7]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29]
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5]
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [PA-13]
Rep. Robert Scott [VA-3]
Rep. David Scott [GA-13]
Rep. José Serrano [NY-16]
Rep. Joe Sestak [PA-7]
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [NH-1]
Rep. Brad Sherman [CA-27]
Rep. Albio Sires [NJ-13]
Rep. Louise Slaughter [NY-28]
Rep. Adam Smith [WA-9]
Rep. Victor Snyder [AR-2]
Rep. Jackie Speier [CA-12]
Rep. John Spratt [SC-5]
Rep. Fortney Stark [CA-13]
Rep. Bart Stupak [MI-1]
Rep. Betty Sutton [OH-13]
Rep. Michael Thompson [CA-1]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [MS-2]
Rep. John Tierney [MA-6]
Rep. Dina Titus [NV-3]
Rep. Paul Tonko [NY-21]
Rep. Edolphus Towns [NY-10]
Rep. Niki Tsongas [MA-5]
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [MD-8]
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [NY-12]
Rep. Peter Visclosky [IN-1]
Rep. Timothy Walz [MN-1]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [FL-20]
Rep. Maxine Waters [CA-35]
Rep. Diane Watson [CA-33]
Rep. Melvin Watt [NC-12]
Rep. Henry Waxman [CA-30]
Rep. Anthony Weiner [NY-9]
Rep. Peter Welch [VT-0]
Rep. Charles Wilson [OH-6]
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [CA-6]
Rep. David Wu [OR-1]
Rep. John Yarmuth [KY-3]


One thing to note here is that no Republicans voted for this bill.

I agree health care is broken and needs to be fixed, but not behind closed doors with a 2700 page bill that most people have never seen. The process needs to be transparent (Yes he lied again) and agreed to by the American people. Voting on a bill late on a Sunday night and promising things to representatives to pass it is just plain wrong and we as Americans need to put an end to crap like this.

In November let’s show those “Turkeys” we mean business, vote them out. Send them home!!!

Mar 11

Problem Vampire Infestation?

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Featured Products

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Mar 10

The Fresh Air Fund

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Public Service

 THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

Fresh Air children are boys and girls, six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for either one or two weeks. Youngsters who are re-invited by the same family may continue with The Fund through age 18, and many enjoy longer summertime visits, year after year. A visit to the home of a warm and loving volunteer host family can make all the difference in the world to an inner-city child. All it takes to create lifelong memories is laughing in the sunshine and making new friends.

The majority of Fresh Air children are from low-income communities. These are often families without the resources to send their children on summer vacations. Most inner-city youngsters grow up in towering apartment buildings without large, open outdoor play spaces. Concrete playgrounds cannot replace the freedom of running barefoot through the grass or riding bikes down country lanes. 

Fresh Air children are registered by more than 90 participating social service and community organizations located in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the five boroughs of New York City. These community-based agencies are in close contact with children in need of summer experiences in rural and suburban areas. Each agency is responsible for registering children for the program.

You can give a child the experience of a
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Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities.

Whether it’s a two-week trip to visit a volunteer host family, or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities.

We are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep our vital programs flourishing. 

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Mar 10

Have You Ever Noticed How Some People Blush When They Are Embarrassed?

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Articles

Have you ever noticed how some people blush when they are embarrassed? Well I do not blush anymore since this happened.  About the only thing more embarrassing would be when President Clinton Lied about Monica and got caught.

About twenty some years ago I got a great chance to go to Hawaii. All I had to  pay was my plane fare. Hotel and the rest was covered. Chance of a lifetime.  Right?

I had been losing weight and I thought I looked good. I had a swim suit and
some nice clothes and ready to go. I had to fly there and back on my own. The person I was meeting was already there and had their flight plans.
The trip to Hawaii was between four to five hours and was a good trip. I enjoy  flying . My favorite is taking off and landing. The rest feels like riding in a car to me. I adore window seats. The sky is so beautiful,the clouds and looking down at the landscape. Going to Hawaii is looking at a lot of water.
The trip is one of the many highlights of my life.  Our hotel was on Waikiki
beach on the Island of Honolulu. We went to a luau and ate the most wonderful fresh foods, The tropical plants hanging in my home grow wild here like weeds. The hotel had a bar with a big window looking into the pool. We could watch people swimming under water. The day I was there some young boys would swim up to the glass and moon us. How funny, now I think about it. I am sure back then, I was probably shocked and offended.

Well this is the last night. Fly home in the morning. We are going to eat at

Bobby McGee’s. We shower and get dressed. I put on a pair of pantyhose, a pair of nice tight fitting jeans and high heel clogs, a skimpy black shirt and wow, Good to go.  I looked great. (you know how you feel after you have lost weight) You put on clothes you could not wear before and you look good.
Bobby McGee’s was wonderful.  All the servers dress in costumes and are great. They take on the role of the person they are dressed as and I remember one of our servers was Mae West. She was good to, telling jokes and talking like Mae West. I had a few drinks but not to many.  The food was delicious. The lobster tail was the best I have ever eaten.  What a great last night to have here. After we had eaten and went back to our hotel I just simply got undressed and went to bed.

OK time to get up and fly home, Let me see, what shall I wear? Oh yes those tight jeans from last night and a shirt, good to go. I did not have them on long enough to get dirty and I looked hot.  So I put on a pair of panty hose, jeans shirt, good to go.

At the airport I am on my own. My companion has a different flight home.
You know it takes forever and a day to get to your gate.  Well here I am this
good looking woman walking and walking. People keep giving me some kind of odd look. I am thinking what is wrong with me? Am I unbuttoned? nope all in. Is my pants Unzipped? Nope all good. People keep giving me these odd looks. I am thinking what the hell is wrong with me? I look good. What is up with these crazy looks I am getting. I am really feeling freaky now. Am I an Alien from outer space or what? This is California people are strange here. I keep getting these weird looks. Finally a man walks up behind me with his wife and tells me there is a pair of pantyhose trailing behind me.
Oh My God!!! No wonder these people where giving me these crazy looks.
The whole pair was trailing behind me with maybe a foot still left in my pant
leg. I reached down snatched it up and found the nearest bathroom to hide in. That poor man, his wife was horrified he told me I was dragging pantyhose behind me. She was pulling on his arm. Well thank you kind sir wherever you are. I was so embarrassed I just sat there in the bathroom. I was the last to board my flight and almost missed it. They were closing the gate when I finally pulled my head up. Think about it. You would be giving crazy looks to. Would you tell the person? Or just let them keep walking? I felt so stupid, SO embarrassed. Not much of anything has ever bothered me since then. I expect to see this in a movie some time.

What has been learned? Always check inside your pants before you put them on. Who knows what got left inside.

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Jan 6

2010 Is Here

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Articles

Truly amazing how quickly the years go by. I heard about a survey as to what to
call this new year.

1. Two Thousand Ten
2. Twenty Ten
3. Two K Ten

What do think? I like twenty ten.

Looks like this new year is going to bring some very cold weather. That seems strange to me since I keep hearing so much about global warming. If this is the case why is it so cold? “Mother Nature” is the answer, and Mom has a mind of her own.

I am sure there will be many other changes this year. I am going to do the best I can in all my endeavors and try and keep a good outlook and positive attitude. Its always fun to see how long we can last with this new beginning before we crumble and go back to our old habits. Let us all vow to be better. Do better and last longer on this new path. Lets make the best choices we can. I know it is real hard on a lot of folks right now. Some have way to much and others have nothing. People are selling items that have been in their family for generations just to be able to eat and have a place to stay. Jobs are being lost in record numbers as unemployment reaches record levels in this country. Companies are moving their operations overseas as manufacturing levels drop to all time lows. China is thriving as they flood our market with goods made in factories that pay their employees what is little more than slave labor. What ever happened to high quality products made in our country by craftsmen who took pride in their work? The answer is simple “MONEY”, It just simply costs more to manufacture a product in this country. And until we Americans stop buying and supporting all these imported goods it will only get worse. If this does not stop and we don’t begin manufacturing products in this country again we are all going to be up a creek without a paddle. Buy American and help put our people back to work even if it costs a little more, the job you save may be your own.
Meanwhile in Washington Obama and his cast of idiots are debating health care reform and where to put terrorists from “Guitmo”. They are trying to force all Americans to purchase health care insurance or face a penalty, and best of all have this process handled by the “IRS”. We all no what a good job these people do!

How do you pay for health care insurance or any penalty when you are unemployed and worrying how your going to feed your family the next week or if your going to be homeless and out on the street.
As far as those terrorists go leave them where there at! You hear stories on the news all the time about they have rights and the cruel treatment they receive. When you hear this bull remember those people in the towers, the Pentagon, and all of planes these morons used as missiles to kill innocent Americans. Think of all the families who lost a loved one in this horrible act. Ask any soldier who is serving his country fighting these idiots in one of those “Crap Hole” countries. Ask anybody who has been in an Iraqi or Afghanistan prison about the humane treatment they received. As far as I am concerned they have got it much better than they deserve.

Our “President” needs to get his head out of his ass and look at solving the
real issues that are killing our country before it’s to late for all of us.

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Dec 8

Mercantile Mart Goes Live!

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in Latest News

Mercantile MartMercantile Mart hits the net with a unique offering of online shopping and entertainment. Sporting some of the finest hand made Arts and Crafts to Antiques, Collectibles, and other unique items to even please the most discerning shopper. Many such unique one of a kind items like hand made Vampire Stakes by Western Wood Crafts to “Naughty or Nice” Pot Holders to jazz up your kitchen. Mercantile Mart also features Entertainment such as Movies, Games, and informative Articles on any subject you could imagine. Mercantile Mart has something for everybody and much more to come so stop on by for a visit anytime, we are open 24 hours 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.