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Funny And Motivational :-)

MENTAL  HEALTH  BREAK   🙂

The following are some of my favorite funny and motivational pictures and quotes.  Take a break from your day and enjoy!  Be happy and laugh often…  Life is truly beautiful!

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Love is just something you can’t explain…
Like the look of a rose, the smell of rain,
Or the feeling of forever…
Love is all around you!

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‘Puppy Love’ …lol… lol

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‘We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the Blessings of Peace.’ — William E. Gladstone

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SPRING  IS  IN  THE  AIR…..     🙂
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NO  WORDS  NECESSARY…..     🙂

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‘A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.’ — Unknown

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‘Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have.  It’s much sexier than any body part.’ — Aimee Mullins 

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When Passion Takes Over …..

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I don’t know about you…  but to me, passion is the essence of life.  If you don’t have passion for life, for the people around you, and for what you do, what is there really to live for?  It would be a boring life indeed!  As for myself, the following has become my guiding light

Life Is Too Short–So Kiss Slowly,
Laugh Insanely, Love Truly,
And Live With Passion

But what do you do when that very same passion takes over from time to time, and be truthful now, we’ve all had these moments  (some more than others   🙂  ), when we did or said something which we regretted instantly, the very moment we opened our mouths, or sent a letter.  Unfortunately, once it’s said, written, done, it can’t be reversed.  And then the passion that is usually an asset in your life, all of a sudden becomes a big negative, and you probably wish, at least for that moment, to be just a little more dispassionate…   :-).

Well, I’m a firm believer in the notion that things usually turn out the way they are supposed to.  We may not realize it at the time when something happens, why it happened, but as the saying goes…  ‘Everything happens for a reason.’

You may have been in a situation where you lost your job, and at the time, that was very difficult to deal with, and may have caused you hardship for awhile, but a lot of times, a new, better job or a career change for the better, may be just around the corner.  The same is true for so many other instances.

Then again, if it involves other people, and you’ve done or said something hurtful in the heat of passion, trying to sabotage a wonderful friendship or special love, and then you don’t have any way to take it back, it pretty much depends on the other person and the relationship the two of you have.  Here also, if it’s supposed to be, it will be.  And if not, it was never meant to be to begin with, and it was good that it happened, sparing you future headaches and heartaches.

If you found that special person who cares about you, gives you goose bumps, makes your heart beat faster, and makes you laugh, don’t let pride get in the way, no matter what happened!  Don’t let anything, be it a misunderstanding, argument, or anything else, become too important, believing you can’t get over it. Yes, you can…  If you really care about that person, it’s always worth it…

Because you may end up asking yourself for the rest of your life  ‘What if… he/she was the one?’  Believe me, you will…

Here’s another little saying

NEVER  give  up
On  someone  you  can’t
Go  a  day  without
Thinking  about

Just some food for thought…  Life is too short…     🙂

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Waterboarding DICK Cheney …..

“If I waterboarded Dick Cheney, he would confess to murders.” — Former Navy SEAL and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura

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I don’t know about you, but I have been sitting here in pure amazement, watching Dick Cheney giving his latest round of interviews  since coming out of his bunker about two weeks into the new Obama administration.  The purpose of his unprecedented media exposure?  Well, it certainly looks to me as if he preemptively wants to defend himself to charges of having ordered the torture of people or, as it is called in Cheney’s dictionary  ‘enhanced interrogation techniques.’

According to people who have been waterboarded, like Jesse Ventura as part of his Navy SEAL training, it is torture, because you experience the entire sensation of drowning, and if done incorrectly, you can actually die, even in practice sessions. In order for this torture to stop, people pretty much confess to anything they believe their torturers want to hear.  So, when the news came that several subjects had been waterboarded dozens of times, the logical conclusion can only be, that they up to that point hadn’t said and/or made up, what the torturers wanted to hear, i.e. a non-existing connection between Iraq and Al-Qaeda…  By the way, if you believe torture works and is effective, why then does somebody have to be waterboarded that many times without giving useful information?….  Just some food for thought…

Cheney’s assertion that torturing people has made us safer over the past seven and a half years, and now, that we stopped torturing people, America will be less safe, is borderline ridiculous.  First of all, it is worth mentioning that the worst terrorist attack on American soil with more than 3,000 people being killed, happened on Bush’s and Cheney’s watch, after disregarding warning signs and doing nothing in the summer prior to that event.  But leaving that little fact alone for a moment, I suggest that we have made more enemies by torturing and humiliating prisoners at Guantanamo and other locations, losing moral standing around the world, and most of all, by invading Iraq, a country not connected to 9/11.  So, by President Obama reversing all these horrible Bush/Cheney policies, there’s a good chance of us faring a lot better because we will have less enemies around the world.  Now, will there always be certain twisted people who wish America ill?  Yes, of course.  But it will be a lot more difficult for them to recruit people if America all of a sudden doesn’t look like this big demon anymore that has to be defeated.  Who knows, people in the Muslim world may actually end up taking care of the likes of Al-Qaeda themselves….

And for those chickenhawks like Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, here’s an idea:  Waterboarding is torture; torture is illegal; and we have actually executed Japanese nationals after WWII who were found guilty of having participated in waterboarding and other methods of torture.  All of a sudden, Dick Cheney’s media tour, and his and his apologists’ insistence that waterboarding is not torture, makes so much sense, because if you follow that thought logically, the future may not look that rosy for people who participated in, or ordered torture…

Message to Dick Cheney and others who accuse those of us opposing torture as being terrorist appeasers:  After the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Clinton Administration brought the terrorists to justice within the legal parameters of our justice system, and they are serving their well deserved sentences as we speak, and by the way, we didn’t have another terrorist attack on American soil for the remainder of the Clinton Administration, about seven and a half years, either.  In contrast to that, not one of the people who were held at Guantanamo and other locations, especially the ones that have been tortured, have been brought to justice.  I think Andrew Sullivan with the Atlantic said it best:

“I want every last one of these murderous medieval morons fought with every legitimate weapon we have and brought to justice.  But you know what?  They haven’t been brought to justice, have they?” — Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic

….. And as for  DICK  Cheney, here’s a suggestion from former President Bill Clinton:  “Cheney should stick to target practice.”     🙂

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Just because …..

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‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ — Harold Whitman

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Michele Bachmann — Certified Moron

‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.’ — Abraham Lincoln

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There are certainly many prominent figures who are part of the  ‘know-nothing, nutjob, right wing of the Republican Party.’  Next to Sarah Palin, a second female member of that group has emerged, who also can only be described as a  ‘certified moron.’

During the presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann, Republican, 6th district, Minnesota, already made a name for herself by suggesting on a national TV show that Barack Obama might hold  ‘anti-American views’  and she wanted members of Congress investigated to see whether they are  ‘pro-American’  or  ‘anti-American.’  I guess the pro-American areas are the rural red states with small towns and the Republicans residing there which amount to, let’s be generous here, about 25% of the population.  And then the rest of us, the vast majority, are  ‘anti-American, terrorist-loving, America-hating, socialists.’  Well, all right then.

Do we live in  ‘Stupidistan?’  And is that located in the pro-American or the anti-American part of America?   🙂

As if that incident and fallout from it, which almost cost her her seat in the last election, wasn’t enough, she’s at it again, and you really have to ask yourself how low the Republican Party has sunk, that somebody that ignorant has become one of the prominent spokespeople of the party.  Here are the latest two examples of this moronic member of Congress:

In reference to the outbreak of the swine flu and who was to blame for it:

“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat President Jimmy Carter.  And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” — Michele Bachmann

I let the stupidity of this statement speak for itself, just one correction for Ms. Bachmann:  Republican President Gerald Ford, not President Carter led the country during that outbreak.  Just one of these inconvenient little facts…

When asked in a radio interview about President Obama’s cap-and-trade plans which are part of his energy policy:

“I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back.  Thomas Jefferson told us,  “Having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,”  and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country.  And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.” — Michele Bachmann

And in reference to Global Warming:

“The science is on our side on this one, and the science indicates that human activity is not the cause of all this global warming.  And that in fact, nature is the cause, with solar flares, etc.”

Here’s my suggestion for the good people of the 6th district in Minnesota:  Instead of having an armed revolution, why not having a peaceful one, by voting Ms. Bachmann out when she’s up for reelection in 2010?  Then again, out of pure self-interest, I hope she sticks around for a long time to come.  Just another perfect representative of today’s Republican Party.     🙂

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