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Personal Note

Posted by Godefroi on September 11, 2010


If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve not been able to post with any regularity for about a year or so…maybe more?  I had the bright idea of subscribing to my own blog so I would at least know via email when someone commented, and I could then follow up.  Yeah…it was an idea, just not a good one.  It didn’t work.

To my friends whom have commented since my last post two months ago, please accept my apologies for not responding.  I haven’t been ignoring…I’ve just been ignorant.  And to the weirdo who commented last – a truth-bashing, Islam-praising nonsensical screed – I TRULY wish I had the time for you!

thatisall….for the moment anyway.


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QOTD – How big is 1.9 trillion

Posted by Godefroi on February 5, 2010

An hour is a relatively short amount of time.  10 hours is a normal workday for me.  16 hours is a tiresomely long workday.  24 hours is, of course, a standard Day.  A week is comprised of 168 hours.  Average month is 720, and a year is 8766 (including the 1/4 day that we only count every so often).

The Obama-Pelose-Reid unholy triad just upped the Government’s borrowing limit by $1.9 Trillion dollars….the largest debt limit increase in U.S. history.

The tie-in is the QOTD, courtesy of the AP.

“1.9 trillion hours ago, or almost 220 million years ago, dinosaurs were just beginning to dominate the Earth.” 

Let me put that another way.  I’ll be 41 years old in just a few days…that means that I was born 359,406 hours ago (give or take).  Put that in TRILLIONS, we get 0.00000036 trillion hours.  If you’re 40-ish, think about how many HOURS you’ve lived…jeez, just think about how many hours you’ve wasted…and compare that to the QOTD.  Even if you’re not a math genius, that number is staggering. 

Looking at it another way, fmr President Bush and the attendant Congress spent money like a drunken sailor, a statement with which nearly everyone – Right and Left – would agree.  President Obama now wants to increase that by 270%, to an unprecedented level, in order to institute programs and policies which history has shown numerous times to be ineffective at best, lethal at worst.

So…at this point I’ve blathered such that I can’t recall my point of intent (I bet being up for 23 hours doesn’t help)…but what I want to say right now is this:  Mr. President, PLEASE learn a history lesson, and STOP trying to spend us out of our current slowdown.  While you and Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid tend to characterize your collectively proposed profligacy as “investment’, both history and human nature should show you that these massive expenditures are as wise as setting all of that cash on fire.  Entitlements breed dependency which breeds need for more entitlements, ad infinitum.  Excesive taxation breeds evasion which breeds government’s need for higher taxation, again ad infinitum.  You’re so enamored with “sustainability”…how about we focus on a sustainable economy?  The path you’ve chosen to pursue leads only, and inexorably, to ruin.

What else is there to say, but God Help Us All.

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Has this ever happened to you?

Posted by Godefroi on February 17, 2009

I am so far behind – at work – that I can see my own backside.

Trust me, it ain’t pretty.

Hopefully, I’ll get some more free time soon and be able to post something worthwhile.


Anyway, praise God I’m still working at all.

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To My Jewish Friends

Posted by Godefroi on December 22, 2008

חג חנוכה שמח

Thanks to Robert for the handy translation.


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A New Record

Posted by Godefroi on December 15, 2008

in hits today…even more than when I nearly got banned by Charles.


And yet, only two comments?

What am I doing wrong?

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Alpha Inventions

Posted by Godefroi on December 9, 2008

I’m getting a host of hits today, courtesy of the website alphainventions.com.

I don’t know how I got on his list, but I appreciate it.

He (I assume he’s a he – if he’s not a he, and she’s a she, I hope she accepts my sincere apology) explains the idea and how it works here.

Pretty cool, if you ask me.

Update: While you’re here, why don’t you have a look around?  Maybe leave a comment or two.

Thanks. 🙂

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Posted by Godefroi on December 8, 2008

Put this one in the So What file.

Obama’s still smoking.  (via LGF)

Yeah, a lot of us are, even after we told everyone (including ourselves) that we (would) quit.  And?

Even C. Everett Koop was a smoker.  Remember him?

There are much more important things to worry about.

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Be Thankful

Posted by Godefroi on November 26, 2008


I won’t be posting tomorrow…most likely not again until next week.  Technically, this isn’t even my post – I’m excerpting and linking Always On Watch.  (H/T!)

Abraham Lincoln was our first President to make Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. He probably set the observance in late November so as to correlate the holiday with the date of the Mayflower‘s anchoring (November 21, 1620, by the modern Gregorian calendar but November 11, 1620, by the Julian calendar used by the Pilgrims).

Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation reads as follows:

OK – you’ll have to go to AOW to read the rest (please do!).


Colossians 3:15


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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Posted by Godefroi on November 1, 2008

This is a poem my 13-year-old daughter wrote one night while she couldn’t sleep.  The words kept playing themselves in her head.

It’s not Shakespeare, but I love it.

Let go of your body.
Hold on to your heart.
Let Him take your suffering,
Lest it ear you apart
Let go of your helplessness,
pain and chagrin.
Open that hear of yours,
Let Him come in!
The Lord God Almighty,
A Bright Shining Lamp!
In the night and the darkness
He’ll be your Champ!
To fight for your freedom,
consider it done!
The darkness, repelled,
The war is won!

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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A Friend in Need

Posted by Godefroi on October 29, 2008

A fellow defender of the Realm and her Faithful, the One and Only Emperor Misha, has been hit hard.

Let us True Believers teach the Obambots the true meaning of redistribution…that is, the VOLUNTARY kind (oddly enough, the subject of his previous post…hmmmmm).

You can help by going here, or more directly here or here.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. — 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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Posted by Godefroi on October 28, 2008

is when Mom falls in with a bad crowd.

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Posted by Godefroi on September 29, 2008





NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks sank, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging as much as 700 points, with legislators in the House of Representatives rejecting the government’s $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector Monday afternoon.

Related:  Who caused “the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression?”

H/T : Instapundit

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