As if any Monday in January weren´t bad enough, Blue Monday, an ill-reputed date dubbed "the most depressing day of the year," should really put you in a mood. While there has been some confusion over exactly which day Blue Monday falls on in 2013, the official date is January 21. The theory of Blue Monday dates back to 2005, when UK psychologist Cliff Arnall created an elaborate mathematical formula to calculate the most miserable day of the year. Thanks to the day´s perfect storm of drab weather, holiday bills, and wrecked New Year´s resolutions, motivational levels
Comments: Obama on TV all day. No wonder this Monday will be so depressing.
Grandsons are out of school today (MLK day) so we will be going to Laser-Blaze and out to lunch and maybe to a movie with a bunch of car crashes...anything to get out and not be around a TV with the happy-happy-joy-joy MSM chirping about their Messiah who is come to save the world.
´´If you carry the weight of the world upon your shoulders, I know, my brother, that He will carry you.´´
´´God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage.
Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to Your honor and glory.´´ --Augustine
Blue Monday or Bizarre Monday? Bizarre Biden Monday, to be specific. Yes, Trial Balloon #1 is being floated already by those geniuses who would place Joe Biden’s name on the list of POTUS candidates four years from now. I can conceive of Malaprop Joey placing his own name on that list. But, others? Really? It must be for laughs when the guy of giggles and gaffes is officially or even unofficially named the chosen one. Surely he can’t be serious. And don’t call him Shirley!
Wifey likes morning news at WRAL TV in Raleigh NC. She comes upstairs to prepare for work, I go downstairs to get my news and enjoy retirement. First 5 minutes all MLk day....off goes the tv. Turned it on 10 minutes later....more mlk day. Off goes the tv...10 minutes later on goes the tv....the messiahs´s crowning. Off goes the tv... Wife is at work now, and the tv is OFF! This morn, not one word from WRAL about the gun rallies.... only shootings, mlk day and and O. And now on one of my favorite sites I am called a racist because I don´t believe in MLK day or Obama.
It´s bad enough that this day is depressing almost beyond words, but to have that monster´s picture on the home page here is just rubbing it in. I´m surprised that somebody thought that would be a good idea.
It is a sad day indeed. We should be watching a very elegant and inspiring inauguration today of Mitt and his lovely wife. I don´t intend to watch any of this. If I could, I would fly my flag at half mast also. I guess I should be encouraged that my neighbor still has his empty chair sitting in the front lawn. Im not alone.
I might watch season 2 of Downton Abbey online. Wish Netflix would run it.. Will not watch any news channel today...If the radio is on it will be Rush.. Depressing thinking of those 2 squatters lapping up the adoration of the brainless masses.
No tv, none, won´t pay for it. Instead I´ll go for a walk on this bright, sun-shiny day (in VA) and then work on my schoolwork. I´m going to better myself today. And then hopefully enjoy of phone call from my hubby who´s deployed. I can´t do anything to stop what is happening in DC today, so I´m not going to think about it.
I´d rather watch a squirrel decompose than watch anything inaugural. Aside from that...previous inaug day/parade? Were there "floats" in the parade? Not aware. Seems rather out of place. Blue Monday. Watch MeTV.
Yesterday I didn´t plug in to anything all day because I was anticipating the doom-and-gloom I´d feel today. Having long ago cancelled our reservations to go to Romney´s inauguration and stay in D.C. for the Right-to-Life march, I could not bear to see the smugster-in-chief´s face or hear his voice on the news.
Then, last night, we decided to watch a local Houston pastor, Kerry Shook, interviewing Nick Vujicic, an Australian pastor born without arms or legs.
Look this guy up. What an uplifting, inspirational man he is. . . . says he keeps a pair of shoes in his closet because he believes in miracles.
This is still the best day of your life. Like Clover says, yesterday is done - and tomorrow hinges on what you make of today. For sure, Obama is a bur under our saddle for now, but this is still our country, and the flag is still our flag, and I will fly it high . . . at full staff - because this is still the greatest country the world has ever known.
I also taped Perry Mason to watch. And for all the fans of Midsomer Murders, there is another series by the same writers called Foyle´s War. It´s a dectective story set in WWII in Hastings England. Very well done with great plots. And it´s on netflix.
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Everyone is so funny here! I am watching the American Idol shows I´ve recorded. They are terrible and a huge waste of time. The singers are wailing, and the judges are awful. The doofy looking woman with the terrible wigs looks like she has a screw loose.
Thank GOD for fast forward. Maybe when they get past the auditions and put some instruments behind the wailing, it will improve.
Forgetting about The Bamster´s Second Coronation for a minute, here are four items of interest the average bear in the street, whether black, brown or white, should know about Martin Luther King, not mentioned in the history books: (1) His official name of record was Michael King, not Martin Luther King (2) He was nabbed for plagiarism while working on his doctoral degree at Boston University (3) Was under intense FBI surveillance, for many years, due to involvement with communist organizations and why the Democrat controlled Congress never allowed his records to be opened before voting on the national holiday bill and (4) The late Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, one of his closest associates, wrote a book in 1989, entitled "And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography," detailing King´s obsession with, among other things, white prostitutes.
Well, #45, you have Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond to thank for the holiday cuz after the proposal to set a MLK, Jr national holiday lanquished for years in the Congress including the 4 years his former home state governor served as president, those two decided to jam it through Congress. Guess they didn´t have the wisdom you possess or access to FBI background info you must have...
Love Brit tv. My library system has tons. And the Foyle´s War series was written taking actual events from that time and making an episode about it. Learned a lot about how the Brits lived through WWII.
Although the last time I got depressed by election results, I watched all 3 seasons of Gilligan´s Island on dvd. Felt a lot better when I was done. Currently watching Inspector Lewis, MASH, and Big Bang Theory. Life is very good.
Thank heavens for DVRs. We got sick of seeing urkel and miss wiggy´s pusses all over the TV last week, telling us all we have to look forward to this week. Catching up on ´´Justified´´, rewatching last season and first few episodes of this season.
It doesn´t have to be blue Monday. TODAY is the day to watch Sheriff Joe Arpaio´s July 2012 COLD CASE POSSE press conference presentation, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjJA4apcsI with tons of digital forensic evidence showing the bamster should not be in office EVER. 1 hour, 15 minutes of truth, all of it stonewalled by the socialist Diane Sawyer press. But a few good souls have questioned the birth certificate in various degrees of intensity, ORLY TAVITZ going all the way to the Supreme court, JEROME CORSI writing a sensational book, DONALD TRUMP blasting questions on the mainstream media, bloggers MATT DRUDGE, JOSEPH FARAH, LUCIANNE GOLDBERG, MARK LEVIN, and many more, keeping the story alive from mainstream censorship. This fascinating video is the perfect substitute for NOT watching the fraudulent swearing-in-indoctrination www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjJA4apcsI It’s been said that SC Justice Roberts will be administering the Oath to Obama, and will also be hearing Taitz birth fraud case against Obama.
I´ve even turned off WMAL, the conservative radio station in the DC area because of the ´´coronation´´ news at the top & bottom of the hour. WTOP radio published one picture on their website of an overflowing trash can with coffee cups all over the sidewalk. Obviously this is not a TEA party gathering in DC today. I still cannot believe this man was reelected in November.
Here is the sad story folks, we are witness to the greatest fraud in the history of the world. Start preparing an answer for the time when your starving grandchildren look at you with hollow eyes and ask "Why did you allow this to happen?
Some of our favorites on Netflix so as not to have to turn on News: Doc Martin, Lost, 24, Poirot, Foyles War, Midsomer Murders, PD James, Sherlock, Inspector Lewis, Taggart. Bless my son for giving us Apple TV so we can watch Netflix.
[...] is unhappy at not being able to convince everyone, himself included that he is greater than everyone; and this unhappiness of his may be his most human trait, perhaps the only human trait in him. But what is not human, but rather something devilish, is that because of this unhappiness he cannot help taking revenge on people, on all people but especially those who are in any way better or higher than he. And the survey says the name inside the braces is.....? Stalin! That´s what Bucharin said in 1936, couple of years before stalin killed him. Absolutely fabulous book by Martin Amis - Koba the Dread: laughter and the twenty million. God, save our country from that!
Just wait until those who still have jobs and income, start preparing their income tax returns.
Even if based upon 2012 income and expense, everyone will likely witness a major drop in their expendable income, huge increase in health insurance premiums and the realization of the tax credits received this year will be long gone by next year.
BO´s second term (in his words, "the second coming") will be rife with misery; people losing more jobs, food, gas and energy prices soaring, government regulations that close and BK businesses, continued atrocities in the ME and No. Africa futher exposing how utter weak and impotent the US is in dealing with foreign policy and in particular with Islam.
I guess everything is going just according to plan for BO.
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