Archive for September, 2011


September 23, 2011

Cook's Illustrated



Redneck Love Poem

September 23, 2011



When I Win The Lottery

September 21, 2011

Bubba and Johnny Ray were sittin’ on the front porch drinking beer when a large truck hauling huge rolls of sod went by.

I’m gonna do dat when I win the lottery”, said Bubba.

“Do what?” asked Johnny Ray.

“Send my grass out to be mowed.”

Winning the Lottery (repaired post)

September 20, 2011


“Do what?” asked Johnny Ray.


“Send my grass out to be mowed.”












Winning the Lottery

September 20, 2011
“Do what?” asked Johnny Ray.

“Send my grass out to be mowed.”



















Reply from Senator Roy Blunt, Thank you for your thoughts on the United Nations.

September 14, 2011

Sent: September 14, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: Reply from Senator Roy Blunt

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your thoughts on the United Nations.

As you know, the U.N. was founded in 1945 in an effort to maintain global peace and security by fostering friendly relations among member states. Since then, the U.N. has set forth many international resolutions and treaties regarding living standards, human rights, health initiatives, global security, counter terrorism, good governance, economic and social development and environmental protections. Some of these proposals have been responsible and have furthered U.S. interests. But others have been wildly irresponsible efforts by dangerous regimes to score political points against our country and our allies. We need to recognize the difference and act accordingly.

The United States is already an international leader in promoting and protecting rights. We must carefully avoid bending to restrictive international law over U.S. constitutional law and self-government. Our democracy is founded upon the rights of citizens to voice their views to one another and to their elected officials.

The most important duty and responsibility of our federal government is to protect the nation from every aggression against its people, their rights and freedoms as citizens, and our independence as a nation. U.N. Treaties and resolution shouldn’t be signed just to make U.N. bureaucrats feel useful. The U.S. Senate has a constitutional responsibility to consider treaties and resolutions on the basis of their value to our country, not those of other countries or global organizations.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( and Twitter ( about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator 

Join me in supporting full funding of the United Nations!

September 14, 2011
Next week, the Senate State Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee will mark up their legislation funding the State Department, foreign assistance, and the UN.

By slashing UN funding we send the wrong signal – that the U.S. would rather go it alone than combat global challenges alongside our international partners. And underfunding our commitments to UN programs and agencies undermines our interests at home and abroad.

Join me in telling Congress to fully fund our commitment to the UN.

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September 12, 2011


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Here’s how the American Jobs Act works

September 9, 2011

Sent: September 09, 2011 01:45 PM
Subject: Here’s how the American Jobs Act works

The White House, Washington

Good afternoon,

Last night President Obama walked Congress and the nation through the American Jobs Act, his plan to create jobs in America now. It’s up to Congress to act on this set of bipartisan ideas that put people back to work and put more money into the pockets of working Americans.

You can watch a special enhanced version of the speech, featuring charts and other relevant information here:

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Here are a few important points about how the American Jobs Act works, and why Congress should act quickly:

  • First, it provides a tax cut for small businesses, not big corporations, to help them hire and expand now and provides an additional tax cut to any business that increases wages.
  • Second, it puts people back to work, including teachers, first responders and veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and construction workers repairing crumbling bridges, roads and more than 35,000 public schools, with projects chosen by need and impact, not earmarks and politics.
  • Third, it helps out-of-work Americans by extending unemployment benefits to help them support their families while looking for work and reforming the system with training programs that build real skills, connect to real jobs and help the long-term unemployed.
  • Fourth, it puts more money in the pockets of working and middle class Americans by cutting in half the payroll tax that comes out of every worker’s paycheck, saving families an average of $1,500 a year. And it removes the barriers that exist in the current federal refinancing program (HARP) to help more Americans refinance their mortgages at historically low rates, save money and stay in their homes.

The American Jobs Act is based on ideas supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. It would have an immediate impact on job and economic growth, but Congress has to act now.

You can learn more about the American Jobs Act on <a href=";…” style=”COLOR: #336699;”>

Over the next few days there are a number of ways for you to ask questions and engage with Administration officials about the American Jobs Act including Open for Questions live panels and Twitter Office Hours.

In fact, next week, I’ll be participating in my very first White House Office Hours on Twitter, so be sure to tune in and send me your questions using the hashtag #WHChat.

Here’s a list of the full lineup of events so far:

  • Today at 4:30 p.m. EDT: Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council will be answering your questions on Twitter during White House Office Hours using the hashtag #WHChat.
  • Monday September 12 at 4:30 p.m. EDT: White House Office Hours on Twitter with Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor.
  • Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. EDT: I’ll be answering your questions on Twitter during White House Office Hours using the hashtag #WHChat.
  • Wednesday, September 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT: White House Office Hours with Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic council.


David Plouffe

Senior Advisor to the President

P.S. After last night’s address, a few White House policy experts answered questions about the speech. Check out the video of the event: <a href=";…” style=”COLOR: #336699;”>

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