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   Hurmie84 posted on Jokes  Grandma Still Drives

She is 88 yrs old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Granddaughter:

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.
So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did, what an up lifting experience that followed.
I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.
I found that lots of people love jesus! While I was sitting there, the buy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his widow and screamed, "For the love of God! Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!
What an exuberant cheer leader he was for Jesus!
Everyone started honking. I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!
There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.
I saw another may waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.
Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.
My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying the religious experience!
A couple of people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.
I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So I waved at all my brothers and sisters and drove on through the intersection.
I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after ll the love we had shared.
So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.
Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!!
Write again soon,
Love Grandma
April 4 at 16:42 EST .

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   Safetydude  Gra'ma must live in SW Florida.
And she does get around, I get caught behind her every day.
April 5 at 16:01 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Comments Suggestions  Have you watched the channel showing our Congress at work? Is anyone fighting? Has the speaker been given a right to the jaw lately? Is there mayhem on the house floor? Well you just wait because this is all going to change. If you are to believe the pledges made by our political candidates there will be a lot of fighting going on.
“I’ll fight for you; I’ll fight for lower taxes; I’ll fight for border control; I’ll fight for eliminating Obama Care; I’ll fight to recoup our great American Values; I’ll fight if you vote for me.”
The last batch of fighters we sent to Washington turned into wimps and I expect the same type of performance from this next group.
The biggest continuing Ponzi Scheme on record is conducted by members of our Congress. Promises, promises, promises and yes, even some sworn oaths are made and broken repeatedly. Our constitution is ignored and no one is impeached. Our laws are violated and no one is held to account. Prejudice, favoritism and discrimination is flaunted without a single blow being struck.
Don’t expect any change from this next bunch of potential fighters. None of them have the backbone or determination to really bring about a change. They will readily mix with the sewer that is Washington and no one will bring any Drano to the table.
February 28 at 11:12 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Main Page The Lobby  The Benghazi cover up and failure to respond. The IRS targets conservative groups. The Justice Department overstepped its authority by a blanket invasion of the privacy of news reporters. President Obama has lied to the public repeatedly as has Hillary Clinton and their minions.
To all of this I say, "Ho Hum".
What's new? This bunch has prevaricated their way through five years of innuendo, blame and stonewalling to the point that anyone who follows politics is numb to their pontifications. These stories will never catch the attention of the voting teenager, tree huggers, global warmers, environmentalists and people who favor community toilets. What a story needs to grab their attention is SEX.
Give us a story about coming out of the closet, fathering a child out of wedlock, visiting a hooker girl friend in South America, tweeting semi nude pictures and boasting of endowments. These are the grist for the general public. The sleazier the story the more popular it becomes.
Gore also has a following. I don't mean Al Gore, I mean the stories of death and dismemberment that happen around the world. Why is the question we all want answered and is perhaps the most insensitive is, "How did you feel?"
Is it really true that, “No news is good news?” If that rings a bell then you are getting way too old.
May 15 at 10:33 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Pet Peeves  “With apologies to my cardiologist”

A recent stay in the hospital has prompted me to reflect on my mortality and I have reached the conclusion that the dietitians, nutritionists, medical experts, diet gurus and the federal government have put a curse on nearly every food and seasoning I enjoy. Milk has been skimmed, butter dehydrogenated, salt, sugar and caffeine have been removed. Bacon, red meat, eggs, wine and even Blue Bell are the victims of food alarmists who label these products as borderline evil.
Half of the shelf space in supermarkets are made up of products with ingredients that have been either reduced, substituted or removed and yet OBESITY FLOURISHES.
Go to any charity dinner or public affair and you will find your plate laid out with a salad on which you will find a fat free dressing. The entree (baked chicken ) is topped with some weird sauce intended to trick your tongue accompanied by unsalted steamed vegetables all of this cooked to a tasteless perfection. The butter allocated to the table will disappear before it reaches you and, if there is salt, it is hidden beneath the centerpiece. Heaven knows what sweetens the dessert.
I believe that when a person exceeds the average age of the population I should be cut a little slack. Give up prolonging my life through food. I am on the downhill slope. Let me enjoy the ride and slab on the butter, shake the salt and fry everything in site. The damage, if any, has already been done.
January 18 at 08:35 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  I get so tired of the food nazis, too! They also don't help themselves when they study chinese food (remember this one? ) and use the entire quart of food to come up with the calories and fat content. If they said go ahead and eat the good stuff, but in moderation, they'd get through more often.

Bread and pasta are a bigger enemy to me than bacon. I think that's where a lot of obesity problem is coming from -- they're pushing way too much grains. Nobody should eat that amount of carbs unless they are running in a race.
January 18 at 11:32 EST .

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   Balogreene  I think eating is individual. I'm a diabetic with heart disease, every time my cholesterol goes up my Dr. says "sausage and eggs for breakfast, cut out those fat free cereals and muffins." I am sixty, I have ten or twenty more years according to my genetics. There is no reason it should feel like 25 or 50. I believe that for my 82 yr-old mom also. I love her, but there is no reason for her to ignore the food she loves.
January 18 at 18:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  60 gms of carbs for each of three meals, and 30 gms carbs for 2-3 snacks daily. It's hard to do, but I am adjusting. I have always been a bread fanatic, now I have maybe 2 slices of bread a day or a dinner roll with my nighttime meal. It is easy to watch carbs in the summer when you have a garden full of vegetables that have few or no carbs. In the summer I eat gobs of tomatoes and they don't even count as food!!
January 19 at 09:24 EST .

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   Eagles Dominion  Sorry....I've been eating bacon and eggs, butter on white bread, whole milk my entire life and will continue doing so until the day I die. Just had my annual physical and all is well within (usually on the low side )the acceptable ranges.
January 21 at 19:17 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Main Page The Lobby  How is the fine of 1.3 million dollars a day against Hobby Lobby arrived at? Since Obamacare is a tax is this a fine or a tax and if a fine what is it based on? I thought you paid for the employee's health care and if you refused you would pay something like $2,poo plus dollars per employee per year. Isn't this fine more than that? Who arrived at the fine? Was it the IRS? I thought they would have to wait until the end of the year to determine a penalty. Can someone set me straight on this.
January 8 at 19:19 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Politics  Fighting Politicians

“Vote for me and I’ll fight for you.” Where have you heard that one lately? If you have been in the earshot of any politician, Republican or Democrat, that phrase or one like it will spew forth?
Fight for me? These milk-toasts wouldn’t lift a finger once they are in office. “My colleague,” “The honorable”, “my fellow”, the air is full of compliments and old buddy references. Oh they fight alright once elected but has your congressman fought for you to get a pension after two years of service? He has one. Has he gotten you health care for life? He has it. Has he gotten you automatic pay increases? He has it. Just when did you vote for him to fight for his special privileges?
Fear of election drives these namby-pamby’s to walk softly. I must be re-elected in order to continue the fight they say. You get more with sugar than salt.
I want some salt. Who has stood up in the Senate to challenge Harry Reid on the senate floor? Fighters! Ha!
Frankly I am fed up with politicians who play politics. Give me a man or a woman who will do what they promised and the first step out of the bag is to demand that they repeal all special privileges and perks for themselves. I want them to quit feathering their own nests. Bring that one up for a vote Congressman. Achieve that and watch the other Washington freeloaders get the boot.
August 14 at 16:43 EST .

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   Griefs2bear  Preach on!
August 16 at 12:40 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Politics  Fighting Politicians

“Vote for me and I’ll fight for you.” Where have you heard that one lately? If you have been in the earshot of any politician, Republican or Democrat, that phrase or one like it will spew forth?
Fight for me? These milk-toasts wouldn’t lift a finger once they are in office. “My colleague,” “The honorable”, “my fellow”, the air is full of compliments and old buddy references. Oh they fight alright once elected but has your congressman fought for you to get a pension after two years of service? He has one. Has he gotten you health care for life? He has it. Has he gotten you automatic pay increases? He has it. Just when did you vote for him to fight for his special privileges?
Fear of election drives these namby-pamby’s to walk softly. I must be re-elected in order to continue the fight they say. You get more with sugar than salt.
I want some salt. Who has stood up in the Senate to challenge Harry Reid on the senate floor? Fighters! Ha!
Frankly I am fed up with politicians who play politics. Give me a man or a woman who will do what they promised and the first step out of the bag is to demand that they repeal all special privileges and perks for themselves. I want them to quit feathering their own nests. Bring that one up for a vote Congressman. Achieve that and watch the other Washington freeloaders get the boot.
August 14 at 16:43 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Politics  China as the World’s Leader

We owe so much to China that they cannot afford to call in our debt lest they force us to default and cut off their biggest customer. It is a catch 22 and it looks like our debt will ultimately concede world leadership to China. What happens then?
Pray for the winds to calm, the ground not to shake and floods fires, drought, famine and epidemics to quit happening around the world because, do you see any evidence that China gives a damn when any of these things occur outside their borders? They are equally unconcerned about genocide, mass murders and political uprisings that plague the world. China does not get involved except to export electronics, Olympic uniforms and Asian Flu. Does the label “Made in China” reflect quality to you? They do have a fondness for dictatorial despots. If they want something they just ignore the copyright and make it themselves. By the way, how well do you speak Mandarin?
It makes me dream of being an isolationist. A crazy idea I know but what a dream. We could pull in our oars and drift for a while, restrict our imports, default on our foreign debts, streamline our government, shut off foreign aide including the UN, recall our military, rely on our natural resources, start a new currency, clean our cities and concentrate on educating our youngsters. Give the world a chance to see if they miss us and give us a chance to see if we miss them.
July 19 at 10:32 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Comments Suggestions  China as the World’s Leader

We owe so much to China that they cannot afford to call in our debt lest they force us to default and cut off their biggest customer. It is a catch 22 and it looks like our debt will ultimately concede world leadership to China. What happens then?
Pray for the winds to calm, the ground not to shake and floods fires, drought, famine and epidemics to quit happening around the world because, do you see any evidence that China gives a damn when any of these things occur outside their borders? They are equally unconcerned about genocide, mass murders and political uprisings that plague the world. China does not get involved except to export electronics, Olympic uniforms and Asian Flu. Does the label “Made in China” reflect quality to you? They do have a fondness for dictatorial despots. If they want something they just ignore the copyright and make it themselves. By the way, how well do you speak Mandarin?
It makes me dream of being an isolationist. A crazy idea I know but what a dream. We could pull in our oars and drift for a while, restrict our imports, default on our foreign debts, streamline our government, shut off foreign aide including the UN, recall our military, rely on our natural resources, start a new currency, clean our cities and concentrate on educating our youngsters. Give the world a chance to see if they miss us and give us a chance to see if we miss them.
July 18 at 12:31 EST .

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   M Stuart  I know a crooked businessman who used to trade with China. He ripped off many people. His motto was that, "If you get in debt to someone deep enough, it hurts them too much if you default." It worked for him.
July 27 at 22:41 EST .

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   Hurmie84 posted on Faith  Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust.

Have my moral values changed and, if so, who is responsible? That question was asked in my Sunday School class recently and I started thinking about who I could blame. What moral issues, I asked myself, are the ones that are of real concern to me.
In anger I do take the Lord’s name in vain quite a bit more. Swearing is something I have let slip and I know better. Never mind that entertainment venues spew forth language that puts my utterances to shame. I blame Rhett Butler for allowing us all to swear. The moment he uttered the phrase, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” is when the flood gates opened.
Is coveting and envy a sin anymore? Advertisers have filled my life with lust. These evil snake charmers get the blame for whatever greed and selfishness I now possess.
I don’t grade well on humility. Changes in mores make me self righteous about a lot of things that I should examine more closely. Walk in the shoes of a divorcee, an unwed mother, an addict, obesity and yes, even a Muslim before you condemn their conduct or belief. I humbly take the blame for my holier than thou attitudes.
So to answer the question first proposed I can safely blame most of my value changes on someone other than myself and I can attest the blame for this sorry state of affairs on everyone else but me.
June 8 at 10:28 EST .

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   Phooey  Hurmie84, Loud and Clear. Message received!
June 8 at 10:52 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I had to read this several times to "get it" and then I enjoyed it.
June 8 at 22:58 EST .

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