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.
I have always wondered what it was like for people to live through turbulent times, when their entire world was upended and destroyed. So far, it hasn´t been much fun.
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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.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plan to meet here in Washington with their Russian counterparts on Friday for a day of talks that could determine the fate of a September summit meeting between President Obama and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. State Department officials on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the meeting with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergei K. Shoigu, the defense minister. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the four officials would discuss “a number of pressing bilateral and global issues.” “There’s a lot to discuss,´´Ms. Psaki said.
The story of climate change is largely a story about what´s happening to the ocean. Most of the damage during Superstorm Sandy, after all, had nothing to do with the rain or wind. It was the rising ocean that swamped Staten Island, flooded the Rockaways, and knocked out power and subway service in lower Manhattan for days. People noticed the hurricane sweeping up the coast. But it was the already high ocean that did the damage. Which is why it´s worth paying attention to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration´s newly-completed assessment of how climate changed during 2012.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, a rising star in the Democratic Party, confirmed on Monday that if she doesn´t run for re-election, she´ll run for governor. "I can say with absolute certainty I will run for one of two offices: either my state Senate seat, or the governor," Davis said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I´m working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. I do think in Texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership that we´re seeing in our statewide leadership right now."
Employer retiree health care coverage, which has been deteriorating for years amid high health care costs and waning employer interest, is headed for bigger changes thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a new study shows. More than 40 percent of employers have eliminated their traditional group health coverage for retirees over the age of 65 in favor of giving these former employees a defined amount of money for them to buy their coverage on the individual Medicare plan market, according to a new survey of more than 540 companies by employee benefits consulting firm Aon AON -0.22% Hewitt (AON).
Moscow -- Russia has opened a criminal case on an American band after one of its members stuffed the Russian flag into his pants, pulled it out his backside and whipped it between his legs, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday. (Snip) A member of the band´s crew, who asked to not be named for security reasons, told CNN the band was attacked Saturday by Russian nationalists inside Anapa airport in Krasnodar Krai. The band members were "beaten up" by a crowd of men who punched and kicked them, the crew member said, adding that some of the attackers
A last-minute appeal that could have stopped Billy Slagle’s execution — without opposition from state attorneys — was poised to be filed this morning with the Ohio Supreme Court. But the convicted Cleveland killer’s attorneys were unable to reach him over the weekend on Death Row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. Yesterday morning, they got the call: Slagle hanged himself in his cell about 5 a.m. and was declared dead about an hour later. Vicki Werneke and Joseph Wilhelm, Slagle’s federal public defenders, are left to wonder “what if?” “I don’t know what more we could have done,” Werneke said.
Two children died after a python got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B., RCMP say. "Police are investigating two sudden deaths of two young boys," Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh said Monday. It´s believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were in the apartment above the store. "The preliminary investigation has led police to believe that a python snake escaped its enclosure in the store sometime overnight," the constable said. Rogers-Marsh said it went through the ventilation. "It´s believed the two boys were strangled by the snake," she said.
WASHINGTON - The United States extended the closures of some embassies and consulates in the Middle East - which had been closed Sunday due to an al Qaeda threat - through August 10 due to caution but not the emergence of any new threat, the State Department said. Other U.S. diplomatic posts, including in Kabul, Baghdad and Algiers, that had been closed on Sunday, will reopen on Monday, the State Department said. Posts in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dhahran, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Muscat, Sanaa, Tripoli, Antanarivo, Bujumbura, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali, and Port Louis will be closed through Saturday.
PROVO, Utah — Time may be running short for hardcore "Star Wars" fans to see the real-life set used to portray Anakin Skywalker´s childhood home of Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine. Brigham Young University planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh said new research shows a fast-moving sand dune is spilling onto streets of the set in the Tunisian desert and will eventually bury buildings. The dune was measured at 20 feet tall and 300 feet wide in 2009, and it´s been moving toward the set about 50 feet per year since 2002, she said. Research by her and two colleagues
The closure of 19 embassies Sunday and the issuing of a month-long global travel alert for all Americans abroad shows how Al Qaeda´s threat to the United States has evolved since 9/11 – and how the US response has evolved, too. The closed embassies are all in an arc that runs from North Africa through the Middle East to Afghanistan, and the information suggests that the primary threat comes from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch that many experts say is now the movement´s strongest. Officials with knowledge of the intelligence
WASHINGTON -- The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time or low-paying — or both. Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July´s job gain. "You´re getting jobs added, but they might not be the best-quality job," says John Canally, an economist with LPL Financial in Boston. So far this year, low-paying industries have provided 61 percent of the nation´s job growth
Two beliefs continue to shape debate on Obamacare. First, pre-existing medical conditions shouldn’t prevent people from obtaining affordable health insurance. And second, people who don’t want health insurance shouldn’t be forced by the government to purchase it. These may seem to be reasonable positions. But they are incompatible. That’s been shown by historical events, and it’s now being strikingly confirmed by recent experience in the emerging Obamacare insurance exchanges. The crux of the matter is what economists call the adverse-selection problem. Uninsured people with pre-existing conditions often face tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.” ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don. “I accused my wife of playing some kind of cruel joke, dressing
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning details of CIA gun-running, military stand-down orders, aliases of those involved who are still hard to locate, massaged talking points, and the weird jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We still do not quite know why Eric Holder’s Justice Department went after the Associated Press or Fox News’s James Rosen — given that members of the administration were themselves illegally leaking
Washington--As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States.(Snip)With little fanfare, the agency best known for airport screenings has vastly expanded its reach
A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling found that Alaska voters would pick former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the state´s former Republican governor, Sarah Palin, if the two women were to face off in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton led with 49 percent in the hypothetical match-up, with Palin at 40 percent, a nine-point gap. As of July 3, Republicans comprised 27 percent of the state´s registered voters and Democrats made up just 14 percent. The last time Alaskans opted for the Democrats´ presidential candidate was in 1964. Clinton trails five other hypothetical GOP candidates –
In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,
The Pentagon has placed its elite cadre of special operations teams on full alert to launch preemptive attacks against suspected al Qaeda targets across the globe, according to reports. The American special forces teams have spent the past week waiting for U.S. military and intelligence officials to confirm the whereabouts of the terror cell plotting to attack U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Mideast and North Africa. Unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the teams were poised to carry out the preemptive strikes, but declined to comment on where the U.S. forces were located or which potential
Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." This transpired during an interview with The Grio that aired on NBC´s Today show. OPRAH WINFREY: It´s so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we´ve come. Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?
In an exclusive interview for The Grio, NBCUniversal’s African-American news and opinion website, Oprah Winfrey weighed in with her unvarnished thoughts on the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Winfrey said that, in her mind, Martin’s murder and that of Emmett Till in 1955 – whose killers were also acquitted – were the “same thing.” However, she added that it is important to keep in mind how much race relations in America have progressed over the last half-century. In a clip of the interview which aired on NBC’s Today, Oprah told The Grio’s Chris
Two Republican senators said Tuesday that they´ve personally urged the Egyptian government to release Muslim Brotherhood prisoners, after hosting meetings with top officials in Cairo as part of an Obama administration-sanctioned visit. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is in Cairo along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-.S.C., made clear that the two U.S. lawmakers are representing the views of Congress and "do not speak for the White House." Still, they are among the most prominent U.S. representatives in the country this week, as a wave of international mediators tries to nudge the country´s military-backed government to resolve the standoff