Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Pink, The Bad, The Ugly - Pink Panther Cartoon

Saturday's second classic cartoons post.  Pink Panther and Pals, The Pink, The Bad, The Ugly is the episode for this Saturday.  Enjoy.
The Pink Panther Show was one of many Saturday...
The Pink Panther Show was one of many Saturday morning cartoon shows that utilized a laugh track. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Mr Magoo - Eagle Eye Magoo - Classic Cartoons

Classic Cartoons for Saturday.  Mr Magoo in Eagle Eye Magoo.  Blasts from the past.  Enjoy.
Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?.
Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Paper Is Dead? Find Out The Real Facts

The video above says it all.  You just have to take a moment to watch it.  It's well worth your time.   Anyone for recycled toilet paper?
A roll of toilet paper attached to the wall of...
A roll of toilet paper attached to the wall of a bathroom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Public Schedule of Governor Bob McDonnell Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Friday, July 19, 2013

English: Photo of the Virginia State Capitol b...
English: Photo of the Virginia State Capitol before renovations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The governor and family will be on vacation this week. He will have no public events.  Have a great vacation, GVLN.
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STICKY CINNAMON BUNS - Recipe of the day

Brown sugar examples: Muscovado (top), dark br...
Brown sugar examples: Muscovado (top), dark brown (left), golden brown (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scald one cup of milk and then place

Four tablespoonfuls of shortening,

One-half cupful of sugar,

One teaspoonful of salt

in the mixing bowl, and pour over it the scalded milk. Stir to thoroughly mix and then cool to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Now dissolve one-half yeast cake in one-half cupful of water 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and when the milk is at the proper temperature, add six cupfuls of flour and work to a smooth dough. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning the dough around in the bowl so that it will be thoroughly coated with shortening. Cover and let rise three and one-half hours. Now pull the sides of the dough into the centre and punch down, turning the dough over. Let rise again for one hour, then turn on a moulding board and divide the dough in half. Knead each piece into a ball. Cover and let rise or spring for ten minutes. Now roll out one-quarter inch thick, using a rolling pin. Brush with melted shortening and sprinkle well with brown sugar, using about one cupful. Now dust with two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon and spread over the prepared dough one and one-half cupfuls of currants or small seedless raisins. Begin at the edge and roll like a jelly-roll. Cut in pieces one and one-half inches thick and then place in prepared pans and let rise for one hour. Then bake in a moderate oven for forty minutes.

To prepare the pan for the cinnamon buns:

Grease the pan very thickly with shortening and then spread one cupful brown sugar and one-half cupful of currants or small seedless raisins evenly over the bottom of the pan. Place buns in pan and let rise for one hour in a warm place, then bake in a moderate oven for thirty-five minutes.

Now for the trick. When the buns are baked, brush the pastry board with shortening, then place

Two tablespoonfuls of brown sugar,

One tablespoonful of water

in a saucepan, mix thoroughly, and then bring to a boil. Now, just as soon as the buns are baked, turn from the pan at once and brush well with the prepared syrup, brushing the bottom with the syrup, as brushing the candied part of the buns prevents it from hardening. Let cool and then use.

Make something extraordinary tonight.
Uncooked cinnamon roll buns in pan.
Uncooked cinnamon roll buns in pan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Automat by JPMounier - Smooth Jazz - Free Song Of The Day

Very smooth and relaxing jazz tune that is not at all boring or out of whack.  What jazz should be.  Sit down with a nice glass of wine and turn this song up.  Take a spin in your mind to the ethers.  Come back home relaxed and energized and ready to go.  JPMouier plays the tunes right.  Play it here.  If you like it, download a free copy for yourself.  It's legal.  Enjoy.

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Distribute all derivative works under the same license

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...
A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzmann, a key figure and doyen in European free jazz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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ESPN Sports Updates - MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Nascar, Boxing, Golf, Tennis

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All national sporting news is blacked out on this site in protest of Russians troops on American Soil policing major national events.  It is our opinion that one of the most effective ways to battle this is by hitting these events in the pocket where it hurts the most.  Then maybe we can get this bad decision reversed.  Until that time, the blackouts will continue on this site.
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The Battles Wage Relentlessly - The Green Mountain Boys Save The Day,

The story of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.  See the Liberty's Kids video here about this story.  Then you can read all about it in further detail right here with this e-book.

The Hero of Ticonderoga" target="_blank">The Hero of Ticonderoga from Chuck Thompson

Free downloads of this e-book are available from our SlideShare site.  Just click the save button at the top of the container.  Want an ePub edition instead?  Link to a free ePub copy of this e-book.  The hero of Ticonderoga.  No signing up, no emails, no gimmicks, no kidding.  GVLN, where free really means free.
Ticonderoga Mill stone
Ticonderoga Mill stone (Photo credit: dicktay2000)
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Gloucester County Attorney Ted Wilmot Tells Local Residents He Ins't An Attorney While He's In Office?

Gloucester County, Virginia;

~Gloucester County Attorney, Ted Wilmot Tells Local Residents He Isn't An Attorney While Sitting In His Office At The County~

We need to go back to an earlier story found only on this site as no one else wanted to report it.  (Why we keep saying, what you won't read anywhere else).  This is an internal link to a story about how Gloucester County, VA animal control ordinace section 3-15 was in violation of Virginia State law.  Ted Wilmot knew this and was working at the county level to amend the ordinance.  However, that did not stop him from prosecuting Gloucester, Virginia's largest animal control case in it's history.  At least on paper record.  Problem was that 20 out of 26 charges were under section 3-15 that itself was within state code violation.  This is another internal link to the origin of the story and how this was Gloucester, VA's largest animal control case ever and how it came about.

Now for the story;  Earlier this week the couple of women with these outrageous charges against them went to pay on the fines from this case.  They asked the court clerk if they still had to pay the costs since what they were charged with is no longer a law.  (Old ordinance as it stood did not stand the test against state code), the clerk recommended that the two ladies speak to Ted Wilmot, the county attorney who prosecuted the case.  She told them where his office was and so they went to see Mr Wilmot and find out the answer.

  Here is what happened;  The two ladies introduced themselves to Ted once in his office.  They asked him about still having to pay the fees since what they were charged with was not an actual legal ordinance.  Ted first told them that he did not remember them.  He then went on to tell them that he did not remember the case.  Afterward he then went to explain to them that he was not an attorney.

    The two ladies pointed to his door sign, "Ted Wilmot, County Attorney", and then he ignored them.  The two ladies have told us that he was twitching the entire time they were there.  The mouth lies, the body does not.

It seems Ted (The Twitcher) Wilmot was staying true to form.  Advice for any attorney or anyone meeting Ted in court, watch Ted's body language very closely, he can not maintain control over it while his mouth is not agreeing with him.

  Now if that does not make you mad, consider this.  The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors saw fit to give Ted a raise recently.  Over $6,000.00 worth of a raise in fact.  Ted is now earning over $126,000.00 per year and he is treating local residents like this?

  Questions we have is why the county is giving raises in this economy, (not that a great deal of county employees do not deserve it as they do), especially after hearing the concerns of local residents and not raising taxes this past year because of public outrage.  The county was crying that it needed the money.  Who reading this has gotten a $6,000.00 raise this year?  Another employee received over $8,000.00 in a raise recently as well.  That's $14,000.00 in raises to two employees in the county alone.

  The county is also working on plans to raise your taxes before the end of this year on other foolish ideas.  Federal employees in the area have just been laid off for the next 11 weeks creating very serious financial hardships and they still have to pay the taxes on the county's spendthrift plans?  We know a number of federal employees who are getting more outraged by the day over the board of supervisors plans.

If Ted does not remember that he is an attorney, is he suffering from early stages of dementia?  If he was twitching while talking to these two ladies, does he have early stages of Parkinson's disease?  Is Ted Wilmot fit to continue in his role as county attorney? This is your tax dollars working hard.  Either way, Ted has now earned the nickname from us as either Twitching Ted or Ted, The Twitcher, Wilmot. 

Is this fact or is this fiction?  It's Ted's word against these two ladies as no one else was in the office with them.  The two ladies ended up paying the fine as they really do not want any more trouble.  A fine that never should have been assessed against them from what we see and in our opinion.
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Friday, July 12, 2013

The House On Haunted Hill - Classic Movie

The classic movie for this Friday is, The House On Haunted Hill.
Link for a free copy of VLC media player.
Link for a free copy of this move.  It's in FLV format, so you need a player to play it with.  FLV is flash video.  VLC is the world's best media player and is free.  We have it on over 15 computers and never an issue.

"House on Haunted Hill" is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a "haunted house" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers and other terrors.Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in Los Feliz, California.

Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) invites five people to a "party" he is throwing for his fourth wife, Annabelle (Carol Ohmart), in a rented house, promising to give them each $10,000 with the stipulation that they must stay the entire night in the house after the doors are locked at midnight. Arriving late at night in separate funeral cars with a hearse leading the procession, Loren's guests are told the rules of the party, and each are given a .45 caliber pistol for protection. Forced to attend the party, Loren's wife tries to warn the guests that her husband is psychotic, causing them to be very suspicious of him. Nora Manning (Carolyn Craig) becomes convinced that he's trying to kill her when she keeps seeing frightening apparitions, including the ghost of Annabelle, who had apparently hanged herself some time during the night. Almost as frightened as Nora is another party guest, Watson Pritchard (Elisha Cook), the owner of the house. He is convinced that the house is genuinely haunted by the ghosts of those killed there in the past, including his own brother, and that those ghosts have the power to "come for" (kill) anyone in the house. Party guest Lance Schroeder (Richard Long) is attacked in a basement room, but is convinced his attacker was real, and tries to calm Nora's fears.

It is eventually revealed that Annabelle, in league with one of the guests, Dr. Trent (Alan Marshal), faked her death in an attempt to frighten Nora so badly that she will be compelled to shoot Frederick. After being driven into a fit of hysteria by the repeated frights she has experienced during the night, Nora, seeing Frederick walking toward her in the basement with a gun in his hand, does indeed shoot him. After she flees the room, Dr. Trent slips in and tries to get rid of Frederick's body by pushing it into a vat of acid there, but the lights go out, and the sounds of a struggle and splash are heard. Hearing the gunshot, Annabelle rushes down to the basement to confirm that her husband is dead, but finds the room empty. Suddenly, a skeleton rises from the acid accompanied by Frederick's disembodied voice. As the animated spectre approaches her, a screaming Annabelle recoils in horror, accidentally falling into the acid herself. The real Frederick then emerges from the shadows, holding the contraption that he used to manipulate the skeleton. Triumphant, he watches Annabelle dissolve in the acid.

Nora tells the other guests that she has shot Loren in the basement, but when they all arrive there they find him alive. He tells Nora that the gun she fired at him had been loaded with blanks, and explains to his guests that his wife and Dr. Trent had been trying to kill him and that they have each met their end in the vat of acid, adding solemnly that he is "ready for justice to decide" his guilt or innocence. Watson Pritchard, still an avid believer in the supernatural, looks into the acid and declares that Annabelle and Dr. Trent have now joined the ranks of the house's many ghosts. With a terrified expression on his face, he announces that the ghosts are now coming for him, then, breaking the fourth wall, he turns toward the camera and adds, "and then they'll come for you."


Directed by William Castle, prodced by William Castle, Robb White, written by Robb White, starring Vincent Price, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook, Carol Ohmart, Alan Marshal, Julie Mitchum and Richard Long.

Source: "House on Haunted Hill" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc..

(Note:  This movie is listed as being in the Public Domain,  If proven otherwise, we will remove the download copies to this movie.)
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Governor McDonnell Announces Administration and Board Appointments

English: Governor of Virginia at CPAC in .
English: Governor of Virginia at CPAC in . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced additional appointments to his administration under the Health and Human Resources Secretariat and Press Office. Governor McDonnell also announced appointments to five boards of visitors: College of William & Mary, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also announced appointments to 13 other Virginia boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Karin Addison, Deputy Secretary for Education and Children’s Services

Appointed by Governor McDonnell in October 2010, Karin Talbert Addison serves as a policy advisor to the Secretary of Education as well as the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters affecting early childhood education and children’s health. 

Prior to joining the McDonnell Administration, Mrs. Addison specialized in legislative lobbying and grassroots organization.  She owned her own consulting firm and represented clients primarily interested in health care and education policy.  She has extensive experience in both legislative and budget advocacy.  Mrs. Addison began her career in public policy as a legislative assistant to several members of the General Assembly. 

Mrs. Addison graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Government.  She serves on the Saint Gertrude High School Alumnae Association Board and lives in Richmond’s Ginter Park with her husband and their two sons.

Press Office

Taylor Thornley Keeney, Press Secretary

Taylor Thornley Keeney has returned to work for Governor Bob McDonnell after leaving the McDonnell Administration in August 2012 to serve as Communications Director for Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s campaign for governor.  Before leaving the administration, she served as McDonnell’s deputy director of communications, where she worked closely with members of the media and helped to oversee the communications office’s daily operations including events, interviews, and messaging.  Keeney began working for McDonnell during his 2009 campaign for governor as his deputy press secretary and press assistant.  Keeney got her start in politics working as Cindy McCain’s press assistant on Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.  Keeney graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a degree in corporate communications and public affairs.

Board of Visitors:

The College of William & Mary Board of Visitors
·         Lynn R. Dillon of McLean, President of ARCS Foundation – Metropolitan Washington Chapter
·         DeRonda Miniard Short of Williamsburg, Attorney
·         The Honorable John Charles Thomas* of Richmond, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and Senior Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP
·         H. Thomas Watkins of Lake Forest, Illinois

George Mason University Board of Visitors
·         Kelly McNamara Corley of Winnetka, Illinois, Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Discover Financial Services
·         The Honorable Tom Davis of Vienna, Director of Federal Government Affairs at Deloitte, LLP
·         Anne C. Gruner of McLean, Vice President of J.K. Gruner Associates
·         John M. Jacquemin* of McLean, President and CEO of Mooring Financial Services

Old Dominion University Board of Visitors
·         Richard T. Cheng of Virginia Beach, CEO of JRC, LLC
·         Jodi S. Gidley of Virginia Beach, President of Virginia Natural Gas, AGL Resources Company
·         Robert M. Tata of Virginia Beach, Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP
·         Dr. Mary Maniscalco-Theberge of Reston, Deputy Medical Inspector Professional Services, Office of the Medical Inspector for the Veterans Health Administration

University of Virginia Board of Visitors
·         Kevin J. Fay of McLean, President of Alcalde & Fay
·         Frank E. Genovese of Midlothian, President of The Rothbury Corporation
·         William H. Goodwin, Jr.* of Richmond, President and Chairman of CCA Industries, Inc.
·         John A. Griffin of New York, New York, Founder & President of Blue Ridge Capital

Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors
·         Nancy C. Everett of Richmond, Managing Director for BlackRock
·         John W. Snow of Richmond
·         G. Richard “Rick” Wagoner, Jr. of Birmingham, Michigan
·         Steve Worley of Harahan, Louisiana, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Additional Board Appointments:

Board for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
·         Gretta B. Doering*of Winchester, Former Special Education Teacher, Mom and Primary Caregiver for 21 year old son with CP
·         Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond of Virginia Beach, Director of Service Learning and Distinguished Professor, Civics Engagement with Norfolk State University and Council Member for the City of Virginia Beach

Board of Dentistry
·         A. Rizkalla of Falls Church, Dentist with A. Rizkalla, DDS
·         Bruce S. Wyman, DMD of Vienna, Periodontist in private practice in Springfield, VA and Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics with University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Board of Nursing
·         Louise E. Hershkowitz, CRNA, MSHA of Reston, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with FOAA Anesthesia Services
·         Kelly S. McDonough, DNP RN of Fredericksburg, employed with MW Healthcare
·         William Traynham* of Glen Allen, retired

Board of Physical Therapy
·         Dixie H. Bowman, PT, DPT, EdD of Chesterfield, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
·         Melissa Wolff-Burke* of Winchester, Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University

Board of Social Work
·         John M. Salay, LCSW of Midlothian, Vice President of Development, Performance and Quality Improvement for Dominion Youth Services

Board of Veterinary Medicine
·         Bayard A. Rucker of Lebanon, self-employed veterinarian

Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Advisory Board
·         Rosemary Rawlins of Glen Allen, Author, Speaker and Blogger for and self-employed with Rare Compositions, LLC

Milk Commission
·         Ken Smith* of Remington, full-time Dairy Producer

Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital Authority
·         Greta B. Peters of Richmond, Community Volunteer

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
·         W. Heywood Fralin of Roanoke, Chairman of the Board for Medical Facilities of America
·         G. Gilmer Minor, III* of Richmond, Chairman Emeritus of Owens & Minor

State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
·         James E. Parks of Richmond, Director of Offender Management Services for the Virginia Department of Corrections
·         Brian R. Swann, Sr. of Midlothian, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Fire Services Board
·         Dawn E. Brown, CPCU, ChFC, CLU of Earlysville, Underwriting Section Manager for State Farm Insurance Company
·         James R. Dawson of Smithfield, Assistant Fire Chief and Director of Community Risk Reduction for Chesterfield County
·         Steven DeLuca of Richmond, Volunteer Firefighter, Hanover County Fire and EMS
·         The Honorable William B. Kyger, Jr.* of Bridgewater, Member of the Board of Supervisors for Rockingham County
·         Felix Sarfo-Kantanka, Jr.* of Richmond, Assistant Vice President of State Government Relations for McGuireWoods Consulting

Virginia Workforce Council
·         Danny Hunley of Mathews, Vice President, Operations at Newport News Shipbuilding

*Denotes re-appointment
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