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October Surprise
Author: Raine    Date: 10/01/2007 10:55:05

Yes, This is the bright and shiny new 4F Blog. Welcome! Take a look around, make yourself at home... I had a few fainting couches in the storage room, that I brought over, but we bought a new coffee maker, espresso machine and we've got donuts that still have trans fats in them...
Yes, there is an open bar for those that need it. (Raintini's are the specialty... I know, shocking! ) Everything is on the house... (we qualified for a NGO grant! :rofl:)

We have a few nice things here that you don't see on a lot of blogs, including the capability to post pictures and youtuberey in your comments... tres chic I think!

Anyway, this is our first weekday blog here, and instead of delving into all the things that may get our blood boiling, I thought we should return to a speech from one of my favorite presidents. It's From FDR's annual address to congress on January 6, 1941. not quite 67 years ago... pretty darn close to 2/3 of a century...

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor--anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

To that new order we oppose the greater conception--the moral order. A good society is able to face schemes of world domination and foreign revolutions alike without fear.

Since the beginning of our American history, we have been engaged in change -- in a perpetual peaceful revolution -- a revolution which goes on steadily, quietly adjusting itself to changing conditions--without the concentration camp or the quick-lime in the ditch. The world order which we seek is the cooperation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.
This speech inspired some of the most beloved paintings of the century.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/FourFreedoms.jpg

We can still do this. We must not make it a distant millennium... It is more topical now than ever before, and possibly for reasons now that would have Roosevelt spinning in his grave, I think.


I myself, this morning, will be listening to The Stephanie Miller Show. (aka as "Momma and the Mooks") She makes me laugh, and I always can use a good laugh -- especially on a monday mornings. Most mornings that is where you can find me. If you would like to listen, and blog along... we have her web page linked up there on the blog.

:peace:
Raine

PS: I forget to mention! We also have a few varieties of tea as well!

77 comments (Latest Comment: 10/02/2007 01:59:56 by livingonli)
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Comment by BobR on 10/01/2007 12:10:50
morning folks...

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 12:56:16
Good morning...

Comment by BobR on 10/01/2007 13:18:45
Can't listen to Momma and the Mooks © - my headphone's are on the fritz. :(

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2007 13:20:29
Howdy folks! *sniffffffff*



Ah, it's that new blog smell!



:peace:



Comment by Batcivic on 10/01/2007 13:22:29
A return to reason.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 13:26:35
So I am eagerly awaiting to here the big announcement from Momma about Ms. Goldwater...

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 13:44:10
Well hello everyone!

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 13:44:51
I hope you all enjoyed les blog opening today... and let me be the first to wish you all a heppy October...

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2007 14:00:59
Oh, I forgot how much I enjoyed those bizarre breast-feeding ads....





Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:20:03
Are you listenign to the steph stream Tri? I myself have my iTunes loaded up with the Pheonix stream... I am waiting to be tempted by a coffeetini...

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:22:50
Good morning everyone. You can add images to this one. Cool. Mgm would love that.



Raine, did you see the Giants game last night? I was at work.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:26:47
:rofl: yup, I had my first giggle of the morning... Momma is gonna be jims special kitty!

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:27:57
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:22:50: Good morning everyone. You can add images to this one. Cool. Mgm would love that. Raine, did you see the Giants game last night? I was at work.
Heya Liv! Yeah, images and youtubery. Welcome!

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2007 14:29:45
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:22:50:

Good morning everyone. You can add images to this one. Cool. Mgm would love that.



Raine, did you see the Giants game last night? I was at work.




Howdy livin! Great to see you aboard!



Now, if we could get some other old friends to come visit....





Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:30:52
Let's see if we get more new stragglers.

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:31:51
Quote by TriSec on 10/01/2007 14:29:45:

Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:22:50:

Good morning everyone. You can add images to this one. Cool. Mgm would love that.



Raine, did you see the Giants game last night? I was at work.




Howdy livin! Great to see you aboard!



Now, if we could get some other old friends to come visit....





Hey Tri. Well, at least the Red Sox didn't do what the Mets did. Now, that's a choke.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:31:56
oh and yeah I saw some of the game last night... I was busy bottling another batch of beer and a new batch of White wine... They are looking a little bit better than the first game I saw...

Comment by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33
Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



I was wondering where you all went! Yay!!



ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:34:48
Quote by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:31:56:

oh and yeah I saw some of the game last night... I was busy bottling another batch of beer and a new batch of White wine... They are looking a little bit better than the first game I saw...





Certainly better than the Jets.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:36:40
Does Fred Thomson recall anything? This man truly is the laziest candidate I have EVER seen.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:37:49
Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33: Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward: I was wondering where you all went! Yay!! ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:
HEYA!!! Nice to read you!!! So what do you think of the new digs?

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:38:51
Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33: Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward: I was wondering where you all went! Yay!! ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:
Oh hell... I promise that Symbol will be there in the 3rd hour. HEYA Bobber!!!

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:40:39
So, Steph's credit card bounced.



Momma needs the big bag of cash with the dollar sign on it.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:41:47
Wow... The republicans truly are a wreck... And for the record, I found one hillary supporter this weekend... My first.

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2007 14:42:37
Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33:

Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



I was wondering where you all went! Yay!!



ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:








You made it!!!!!





Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:43:49
Quote by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:41:47:

Wow... The republicans truly are a wreck...





And for the record, I found one hillary supporter this weekend... My first.


I really want to find who shows up in these polls that say she's ahead. The Republicans hate her, and most of the left is alienated from her by her positions.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:45:55
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:40:39: So, Steph's credit card bounced. Momma needs the big bag of cash with the dollar sign on it.
:steph's Mom: Oh Dear BTW, this weekend I saw a billboard This weekend for Shaun fathead... and it said "STOP HILLARY NOW"

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:47:34
I sent an e-mail to mgm just in case he didn't see the PM.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:50:43
I must say, and have not been able to as of late, that I am very worried about Momma. It's not good when a box of wine doesn't put you to sleep.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:51:53
I had a great uncle or something along those lines... that was a carny back in the 40's... he was from italy.

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2007 14:52:01
*snort*



"Chris, could you take out your organ?" Gets me every time!



And now he's got three?? What are you Chris, Klingon? Because they have three in the ol' pouch....





Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:53:16
Producerchris now has three organs. Doesn't it get cluttered?

Comment by BobR on 10/01/2007 14:54:08
Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33:

Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



I was wondering where you all went! Yay!!



ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:




Gotcha taken care of:



The management apologizes for the oversight...

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:55:07
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:53:16: Producerchris now has three organs. Doesn't it get cluttered?
Not if he's a boxer guy... :P

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:55:27
Quote by BobR on 10/01/2007 14:54:08:

Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33:

Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward:



I was wondering where you all went! Yay!!



ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:




Gotcha taken care of:



The management apologizes for the oversight...


He didn't have to wait for the third hour.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:56:28
Novacula... :shudder:

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:56:32
Sounds like Darth Cheney doesn't want a paper trail.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 14:57:39
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:55:27:
Quote by BobR on 10/01/2007 14:54:08:
Quote by producerchris on 10/01/2007 14:32:33: Good morning, everyone! :waves eastward: I was wondering where you all went! Yay!! ProducerChris :no producerchris symbol:
Gotcha taken care of: The management apologizes for the oversight...
He didn't have to wait for the third hour.
How's that for service? :martini:

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:58:26
Another day, another rational. It seems like they just pull them out of their asses as they go along.



Where's the butt emoticon?

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:59:26
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:58:26:

Another day, another rational. It seems like they just pull them out of their asses as they go along.



Where's the butt emoticon?


Never mind. Found it.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:05:58
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:59:26: Never mind. Found it.
HEY! Did ou notice this: it baaaack!!!

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:12:14
Ahhh... I feel much better... Fart news. Fart news from Cleveland... oh batcivic must be so proud...

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:15:08
Joe pesci? What do I amuse you? DO I amuse you like a clown?

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:17:38
Now that is a lot of mutherf*%&ing beer!!!

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 15:27:52
Quote by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:05:58:

Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 14:59:26:



Never mind. Found it.
HEY! Did ou notice this:









it baaaack!!!


Yay, it's working.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:33:49
So you think Momma is running for president? What could it be? I have been teased adn taunted for weeks now... WEEEEEKS I tell you... ok. Not weeks... but I am eager beaver...

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:36:01
WOW!!!!! a presidential ANnoucement!!!!

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:38:58
And... we will post every youtube video right here!!! We would like to be the official Goldwater/Miller 08 blog... What do you think???

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2007 15:39:16
Steph's mom: "Oh, dear."



It's the boob party.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2007 15:41:36
Quote by livingonli on 10/01/2007 08:42:16: Steph's mom: "Oh, dear." It's the boob party.
I can manage the Georgia Boob Party, but I need a handler...