There is a section in the DAM News that is called :
TALKING POINTS....and I really enjoy some of the stuff they have there..like: "If you have a 150 IQ, sell 30 points to someone else. You need to be smart, but not a genius."..Warren Buffett, world's second-richest man, on how one can be too smart for one's own financial good...New York Times...
Jackie says:'Finally, proof that you don't have to be a genius to make money...but you don't have to be a genius to steal it from others either.'
Then there was: "I do think the name 'No Child Left Behind' is absolutely toxic, I think we have to start all over." U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, on the need to reform and rebrand the program. Associated Press.
Jackie says:"No shit"..
and maybe my favorite:"You know, that's a complicated question." Elizabeth Edwards, when asked if she still loved her adulterous husband, John. The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Jackie says: "No it's not complicated...it's a yes or a no question. Either you love the cheating bitch chasing asshole and you're brain dead with no self respect and will forgive him or ...you don't..."
Last bit of DAM News...
Rove to be questioned in criminal investigation.
Former to Bush White House aide Karl Rove is scheduled to be interviewed today as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys, according to a lawyer familiar with the investigation.
Jackie says:Waterboard the asshole till he tells the truth.
West News..lots of haps in little West this past week..first of all they had a fundraiser for The Shoeboxes for Soldiers, and raised enough for over 100 boxes to be sent to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...I took some toilet tissue, Kleenex, baby wipes, snacks and drinks up there Saturday and got a very very warm welcome from one of the vets..This was at the VFW Post 4819. I had on my Air Force T-shirt and man, that ole guy couldn't have been any happier to see me if I was a plateful of kolaches. He jumped up and grabbed my arm and escorted me inside, never letting go of my hand and invited me to be a member of the women's axillary and come to Bingo Sunday night. I had to practically shake him off me. Was pretty funny, especially since the lady that he was sitting next to didn't even say howdy..
A soldier adopted by the West Elementary School stopped in and met all of the kids that had written him letters and sent him packages. He just got back from a year on the USS Iwo Jim and has been to Iraq twice. Corporal Tufts is from West and his parents still live here. It was pretty cool for him and the kids really did love having him there.
We had a crime spree in West. Fist of all, a former West High School secretary was charged with theft with just over $15,000 missing from the activity funds. Pretty sad...The other crime was from the construction site for the new Sonic. It was in broad daylight..At 2 p.m. in the afternoon a Dodge Quad Cab dually pickup pulling a flat bed drove up and loaded up several bundles of one-half inch rebar and just drove off..The Sonic site is right next door to the Czech Stop, and across the street from another convenient store...broad fucking daylight...made me laugh.
The Sixth Annual West Knights of Columbus Texas Allstar Barbecue Shootout is scheduled for May 22 and 23 at the Knights of Columbus grounds in West. They usually have it in July but moved it to Memorial Day Weekend in hopes it will be a little cooler..Since it's 90 today, good luck with that.
The West Public Library's Tale Tellers will be presenting the children's story, Last Day Blues, with an end of school and kick off to summer fun celebration this Saturday. This is something that Nancy our librarian found out about, got the grant and organized it with kids from the West High School..It's really a neat things for the Library, the patron kids and the students doing it..Good for Nancy.
We had one birth and he's a biggy. Logan Phillip Rizo weighing in at 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. He was welcomed by his big brother Hunter. Kelly Trim and Cody Hargrave were married in Elm Mott on May 2. I have to say, by her picture in the paper, she was a beautiful bride. My old and good friend James "Jim" Favors celebrated his 72nd birthday.
He will forever be Chief to me..He used to be the Chief of Police and had a bar called Chiefs..Then he bought The Capital and changed it to Strickly Country.. One of my favorite memories of him is once at Strickly Country he was giving me a hard time about something and I said..'oh, Favors..eat shit.'...and he leaned over and bit me..I laughed so hard.
K.D.'s Meat Market has sirloins on sale for $3.69 a pound and at K.D.'s bar and restaurant this Saturday night, Gary p. Nunn will be playing..Dang.
We had the one birth, but we lost 3 citizens of West.One of them I think is someone I know..But they showed his army picture and since he's 87, he's changed quite a bit so can't tell if it's who I think it is..
The Lady Trojans and the Trojans play this weekend, postponed from last week because of the Ann Couter Flu. So will have updates next Wed. I'm including some pictures of the Youth League ...they just look sooo cute.
West Food Mart has red potatoes on sale for .59cents a lb. and will go get some as I can cut them in half and actually eat potatoes with out making my sugar go up. Community Grocery has Earl Campbell hot links on sale for $1.99 and I love ole Earl's hot links..
We still have some great buys on houses..a country home with 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, siding, central A/C and heat and nice porches is for sale at $79,900..It's in Abbot, Texas..9 miles from West and the home of Willie Nelson who just turned 76 years old..Happy birthday Willie.
Here's a new listing..5 bedroom, 3 bath brick home on 17 acres. Built new in 2003. Wrap around porches and metal roof. Also includes 40x40 workshop and 2 acre stock pond for the price of $349,900. which is a lot of money for a house around here, but 17 acres. Damn, I wish I had the money for that one.
If your a RN and LVN there are plenty of jobs here in West at the West Rest Haven, and at the West Assisted Living Center.
Well, that's all the news for today..Really a slow week for West and for the DAM News...but I'm sure someone will fuck up some where and I'll let you know about it.