Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Based on novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, the series about the 1840s British town of Cranford will indeed have a sequel. It will once again feature Dame Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Julia McKenzie and Jim Carter in a two-part tale to air in England at Christmas 2009. No word yet on when or where it might air in the U.S.
The only bummer is that we have to wait so long to see it.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I really enjoyed Ms. Smith's book- it was very open and honest, a great girl book. I loved it, and you should all read it!
Usually when I start reading a book like this, I have to finish it, and so when I finally do finish it hours later, I have to go work fast to make up for lost time. So, I'm off to make dinner as fast as I can.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
“Under a proposal made Wednesday, with voter approval up to 3,500 slot machines would be allowed at Thoroughbred racetracks across Nebraska.”
I didn’t even know there were racetracks in Nebraska until I got an email about LB266.
The article goes on to justify gambling by saying we are in such “tough economic conditions”, we just have to have gambling! We would hate to have to raise taxes! Baloney. Our State Government could easily cut down on spending and thereby have enough money for whatever needs arise.
“A leading opponent of expanded gambling in Nebraska, Pat Loontjer of Gambling With the Good Life, said the newest proposal has "three B's'': a "bribe'' to state leaders in the form of roads funds; a huge new "bureaucracy'' to regulate the slots in a related proposal, Legislative Bill 266; and a "bailout'' for horse racing, an industry she says can't survive on its own.
"It's an industry in the state — especially around Grand Island," Karpisek said about why horse tracks deserve help. "In this economy, we need to help everybody stay in business."
Not TRUE! It is not the government’s business to keep everyone else IN business. It’s not even possible for the government to keep “everyone” in business. If they want to keep us in business, lower our taxes and just let us keep our own money.