Saturday, December 31, 2011

"So Long" People and things we lost in 2010

2010 was an interesting year. As the saying goes, It was the best of times and it was the worst of times for all of us, especially me.

In 2010 we said goodbye to...
Air America, radio
Bob Guccione, Founder of Penthouse
Liz Claiborne outlets
GM's Pontiac Automobile
Ford Mercury
The Hummer
U.S. News and World Report Magazine
Fred Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee
Mr Goodwrench
The Sony Walkman
Microsoft Windows XP
B. Dalton Bookstores
Movie Gallery
John Shephard-Barron, inventor of the ATM
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Live! with Regis and Kelly
All My Children
Brothers and Sisters
Elizabeth Taylor
Osama Bin Laden
Kim Jong Ill
Jack Kevorkian
Betty Ford
Geraldine Ferraro
Warren Christopher
R. Sargent Shriver
Amy Winehouse
Steve Jobs
Moammar Gaddafi
John Forsythe
Dennis Hopper
Lynn Redgrave
Gary Coleman
Lena Horne
Golden Girl Rue McClanahan
Patricia Neal
My 2004 Toyota Avalon
Tom Bosley
Leslie Nealson
Lucy Kitty Arnold-Holmes
Beau Kitty Arnold
Don Harmon, WDAF-Fox 4 Kansas City Meteorologist
Peter Falk
Jane Russell
Clarence Clemons
Harry Morgan
Jack Lalane
Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's Mother
Andy Rooney, CBS News
Bryan Nichols


Happy New Year!
Let's hope that it will be better.
Because, when we know better
we do better!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

R.I.P Beau Kitty, I will always love you!

The loss of Beau has been so very hard. The pain that I feel I can't describe. One minute I am fine and all of a sudden I start to think about Beau and I break down again into the ugly cry. One minute I feel that I can go on and live then next minute I feel that I can't. I have quilt. I have remorse. Part of me feels that I did the right thing but the other part feels like a bad owner. I wonder if he knew how much I loved him. I hope that it gets better. I have on picture of him in a frame and it's not his best. My printer has been locked up in storage for over a year and a half so the ink is dry. I would like to get some other pictures of him. I want to get this done soon.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Saying goodbye to my best friend!

Beau Kitty Arnold, 14, Mission, KS died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at Mission Animal Clinic, Mission, KS. He was born Spring 1998 west of Hays, KS to a homeless mother and stray father. He was rescued by Shawna Petterson who took good care of him until he was old enough to venture out into the world and explore. Beau moved to his new home in Roeland Park, KS, the fall of 1998 with his life long owner. He was an active member of the window watchers outdoors club, believed strongly in helping with the dishes, enjoyed long lazy naps under the covers and was sometimes shy to strangers but once he got to know you, he would let you scratch the fur. Survivors include owner, Jay Arnold and Betty Jo Kitty Arnold of the home. A privte family services was conducted.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It must be in the air!

I am looking forward to the holidays this year! I have not been able to say that for a very long time. First Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Dam that Hallmark Channel!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's called KARMA!

Panel recommends Kline be suspended from practicing law!The Kansas City Star

Driven by dishonesty and selfishness, Kline attached confidential or sealed documents to public court filings and lied or tried deceiving the courts and even the disciplinary panel, the report said.

KC Metro says
If you were to put Kline on a pendulum it would have to be with Fred Phelps!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Yes Jay, their is a Santa Claus!


Last Tuesday, I was on my was home from a job that I love in a car that I love when someone went through a red light and hit my car on the passenger side. It is a total loss. Went shopping for a new car Saturday and now I am now the proud owner of a 2011 Toyota Camry thanks to 0% financing!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Whatever will be will be!

For some reason, this song popped into my head tonight! So, I had to look it up on YouTube. Ah, yes..whatever will be will be!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Change begins with a whisper!

"Eat my shit!" What an awesome movie! I highly recommend it to all! A must see movie of the summer.

Friday, August 12, 2011

We won't forget you!

Chief Warranr Office Byran J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan. Nichols graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian in 1998.
Bryan Nichols always wanted to be a solider. His father was in the Army and fought in Vietnam, his ex-wife Jessica Nichols said. Bryan and Jessica met in sixth grade, and she said he enlisted in the military before they had graduated high school. Nichols worked his way up through the ranks, and eventually piloted a helicopter with which he’d had a boyhood fascination. “He came across the Chinook …” she recalled. “His father flew Chinooks.” During the years Bryan and Jessica were married, he did three deployments. She had their son, Braydon, who is now 10. Bryan and Jessica’s marriage ended amicably, and he remarried.
Together with Bryan’s new wife, the three helped raised Braydon. The little boy dreamed also of flying one day, alongside his father, Jessica Nichols said. The boy, instead, posted an iReport on CNN.COM on Saturday about his fallen father, in the hopes that the world would never forget him.

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo. is a 1982 graduate of Hays High School.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.
The National Guardsman had dreamed of being a pilot since his high school days in Kansas. He was a chief warrant officer at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. “He was flying our nation’s elite forces into combat and, as an aviator, for him that is what he wanted to do,” Col. Chris Petty, a fellow pilot and Carter’s friend, said. Carter’s family friend Yolanda Levesque spoke at a news conference in Centennial, Colorado, on a hilltop selected because its view of the surrounding hills was one of Carter’s favorites, “He was an outstanding husband and father, son, brother and soldier,” Levesque said. “He was a friend to all who met him ... quick with a smile and always with a twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes.”

Secretary Sebelius wants to cut Home and Community Based Services

August 8, 2011 

     Bruce Darling, 585-370-6690
     Dawn Russell, 303-884-1471

Disability Rights Group Outraged and Demands to Meet with Secretary Sebelius after CMS Issues Guidance on Cutting Home and Community Based Services.

ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights organization, is outraged by a Dear State Medicaid Director letter issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday, August 5th.  That letter
explained how states can cut Medicaid home and community based services, which provide alternatives to institutionalization, and not run afoul of the maintenance of effort requirement in the Affordable Care Act.

The organization is particularly upset because Secretary Sebelius spoke before national disability rights groups in July, highlighting how the Affordable Care Act benefits people with disabilities, including the
potential to improve access to home and community based services.  While the Secretary gave rousing speeches and was applauded by our community, her staff were crafting guidance to states on cutting our services, said Rahnee Patrick, an ADAPT Organizer from Chicago, IL.  This is reprehensible.

The national advocacy group has other concerns about the federal agency. Although the United States Department of Justice has taken action to assure that Americans with Disabilities are not forced into institutions as mandated in the Supreme Courts Olmstead decision, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has done little to address Olmstead concerns identified in the states.  Though talking tough about the need for states to comply with the Olmstead decision, CMS has not developed any accountability criteria to monitor states to assess if states are really complying with the decision" said Bruce Darling, an ADAPT Organizer from Rochester, NY.

Additionally, the group is frustrated by inconsistency within the federal agency.  The guidance issued Friday was developed in response to concerns by states which face increasing costs as Medicaid enrollment increases because more Americans are eligible for the program due to lost income and expansions mandated in the Affordable Care Act.  This same federal agency misinterpreted statutory language establishing the Community First Choice Option and developed proposed rules that would require states to provide more expansive services beyond what the statutory language would require. Ultimately that means fewer states would select the option and fewer Americans will have the opportunity to live in freedom, said Ms. Patrick. 
The fact that the federal agency took this action despite being told directly by the provisions sponsors that this was not Congress's intent is particularly upsetting to advocates.

The only thing these policy directions have in common is that they negatively impact Americans with disabilities and older Americans who want to stay in their own homes, said Darling who indicated that ADAPT is seeking to meet with the Secretary.  We intend to take our concerns directly to the Secretary, one way or another.

 For more information about ADAPT, please visit 
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Shame on you Sebelius! Shame on you!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cats and Kittens!

I thought that I would post some of my cat and kitten pics.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trader Joe's

I adventured out today with a friend to Trader Joe's. It's just a grocery store. So, I don't see what the big deal is about Trader Joe's. Besides being a haven for those who are looking for gluten free items.

Put your money where your mouth is Kevin Yoder!

$15,000.00 in Debt
(As reported by CNN)

Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder (R) said "Washington needs to cut up the credit cards and stop spending money we don't have." Really Mr Yoder? Really???? How can you be serious when you can't manage your own debt? Really!

Friday, July 22, 2011


I have been craving watermelon lately! I have not given into the urge yet but I just may. This hot weather really makes me want some! This little guy at the zoo has the right idea!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Take the bus in Johnson County?

From FOX 4 Kansas City:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Got Milk?

Women shoots her breast milk at Police!

(Newser) – An Ohio woman warned police that she was a breastfeeding mom—and then she opened fire with her right breast, NBC4i reports. Drunk at a wedding reception, Stephanie Robinette got into an argument with her husband, who told police that she repeatedly hit him. She locked herself in her car before someone contacted police. When they arrived, she shouted profanities and wouldn’t exit the vehicle.
She "proceeded to remove her right breast from her dress and began spraying deputies and the vehicle with her breast milk," the sheriff said. "This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do." Her charges include domestic violence and disorderly conduct, the New York Daily News reports.

Who knew that breast milk could be used a lethal weapon?

Enough said!

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Friday. Nighttime heat indices only fall to the upper 70s to middle 80s with the warmest readings in urban areas. * Impacts... this prolonged heat wave is expected to last a week... and will have potentially life-threatening impacts. During the early to mid afternoon... the dangerously high heat and humidity... combined with full sunshine and light winds... will lead to a high potential for heat exhaustion or heat stroke for persons without adequate cooling and shelter. Longer- term cumulative effects are also expected for those most susceptible to the heat... especially the elderly. In addition... higher concentrations of ozone will further increase the potential for respiratory illness for some people.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Foundry rocks!

The Wallet Pop reports that JCPenney has rolled out a chain of menswear stores, catering to the growing plus-size market. Called The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. (I had the opportunity to experience this awesome store this past weekend! I got a free beer to drink while I shopped! It gets my A+ rating!)"With big and tall customers making up over 50% of the male population and spending nearly $6 billion on apparel, footwear and accessories, we saw an opportunity to serve the fashionable and professional big and tall customer who is often frustrated by the lack of sizes and fits, availability of brands and the overall lack of customer service in their category," said Mike Ullman, JCPenney's chairman and CEO, in a statement. The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. will offer "an upscale environment and extensive assortments of apparel, footwear and furnishings created with them in mind."
Kansas City Area Metro Stores

Overland Park, KS
Oak Park Mall
11745 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS, 66214

South Overland Park
W. 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66202

Kansas City, Mo
Tiffany Springs Market Center
8922 NW. Skyview Ave.
Kansas City, MO, 64154

Independence, MO
Independence Center
18801 E. 39th St. S.
Independence, MO, 64057

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The new kitty!

Here is Ms. Betty Rose Pennington-Arnold. She is a big girl now at almost 4 months old. She is all black with some light stripes on the bottom half. She enjoys long days hanging out in her own kitty yard with such amenities as food, water, litter box, a cozy bed and all the kitty toys that an active kitty could have. Ms Arnold has figured out how to enjoy a long nap in the sun of the big sliding glass door. When she is not basking in the sun, she also enjoys biting her owners toes. Dam, they are sharp! Ms. Betty Rose Pennington-Arnold has a sister that is looking for a wonderful home too. Her name is Ms. Ruby Pennington.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Don't drink the water

The Golden Ghetto's WaterOne's entire service area (Including Mission, KS where I reside) is under a boil water advisory due to a water main break that caused a significant drop in pressure.  Rumor has it that it was a raccoon! What? A raccoon? Get the gun pa! A boil water advisory was issued as a "precautionary" measure for all homes and businesses within WaterOne's service area. Just what we need when the temp is over 100!

Because of the extended loss of pressure, WaterOne cannot assure the safety of water until testing is completed, which takes a minimum of....well uh hmmm...18 hours! All residential and commercial establishments were advised to boil water for a minimum of two minutes before consuming, or use bottled water for drinking until the advisory is lifted. However, the water is safe for bathing. The boil advisory is in effect until at least....5 p.m. Saturday, July 2nd! Oh the joy!

Bachman and Palin throwing off the curve again...

{From Gothamist} On Monday America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks and barbecues and beer, but according to a new Marist Poll one in four Americans don't even know what country America declared its independence from. And only 58 percent of residents know that the U.S. broke off in 1776. U.S.A.!

The survey of 1,003 adults was taken earlier this month and found that younger Americans were the least likely to know when America broke away from Great Britain. Only 31 percent of adults younger than 30 said 1776 when asked while 59 percent of residents between 30 and 44 got the question right. Americans 45 to 59 were most likely to know the year, with 75 percent getting it right. 65 percent of men got the answer right while only 52 percent of women did.

Meanwhile somehow the fact that nine percent of college graduates were not sure what country America declared independence from while two percent mentioned countries other than Great Britain is what disturbed us the most. You can see a full breakdown of the survey here [PDF].


Why is a birthday cake the only food
you can blow on and spit on
and everybody rushes to get a piece?

I value our friendship, your honesty and humor.
Your are awesome!
Happy Birthday Brian!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lame ass excuses from NBC!


It is obvious that NBC intentionally left out the phrase “under God, indivisible” from the Pledge. Their apology was so lame. Not only did they do it once, but twice! Ironically the U.S. Open was played in our nation’s capital at the Congressional Country Club. Go figure!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Salute to the Cleverlys

I Gotta Feelin' (Black-Eyed Peas)
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On it)
I Kissed A Girl
Viva Viagra!
Walk Like An Egyptian

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who Am I Meant to Be?

Note: I took this little test to answer the question: Who Am I Meant to Be? This is what it revealed.

You are an artist:
You came out of the womb with a paintbrush in your hand. Or maybe it was a flute or a castanet or a fountain pen to go with your poet's imagination. The point is, you're an original, and you know it. Even if you don't have a singular gift, you're drawn to the arts—anything creative, for that matter—and you have a unique way of looking at the world. Your need for depth and authenticity in relationships can lead to both great joy and profound sorrow, depending on whether others reciprocate. You don't care so much about adapting to group or societal expectations; your independence and sharp intuition propel you on your own path.

What to watch out for: When fear of conformity overrides your creativity, you can assume the role of "outsider" or "orphan" and end up feeling alienated. You may even go so far as refusing to vote or pay taxes. This lone-wolf stance might be a defense against feeling vulnerable. Try to be aware that blaming others for your banishment, or pushing away those who want to get close, only makes things worse. Also, dramatizing your emotions can interfere with your creativity.

Looking ahead: As long as you genuinely express yourself, you feel like the person you were meant to be. How you do it is irrelevant. A chef or architect can be as much of an artist as a painter or sculptor. Many advertising and public relations executives are also highly imaginative. Beyond work, there are opportunities everywhere you look to coax out your inner artist: Design your own jewelry line, create an innovative blog, dream up a comic strip. Relationships are another avenue for self-expression.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Movie - A Summer Place

I just saw the movie A Summer Place with Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee. It's the age old story of boy meets girl and girl gets knocked up. A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples. Happens all the time! Thanks TCM!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Some music videos i like!

Ricky Martin - The Best Thing About Me is You
La Roux - Bulletproof

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song

Today I don't feel like doing anything. I just want to lay in my bed. Don't feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone. 'Cause to to day I swear I'm not doing anything. - Bruno Mars

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Flag Day!

To cut for congress!

Republican congressman Aaron Schock poses for Men's Health magazine
They want to cut cut cut! They want to argue over raising the debt sealing. They want to get rid of federal employees. They want to reign in spending. They want to make Obama a 1 term president. However I wish that I could go to the gym for $20 a month and enjoy a pool, sauna, weights, etc like members of the US Congress do. They won't share how much that it costs us, the tax payers. I loose more and more respect for our elected leaders every day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Clara Luper Civil Rights Activist and Educator Passes

(CNN) -- Oklahoma civil rights activist and educator Clara Luper -- was best known for organizing a 1958 sit-in at a segregated Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City -- died Wednesday night at her home in Oklahoma City. She was 88. Luper, who was celebrated as a pioneer of civil rights in Oklahoma, organzied a protest that lasted several days and ultimately resulted in the integration of 38 Katz Drug Stores in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.

Woman claims her firing violates disabilities act

A Eudora, Kansas woman is suing the city of Overland Park, Kansas contending the Police Department improperly fired her because of bipolar disorder. Kimberly Ashley’s lawsuit, filed this month in federal court, alleges the city violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. Overland Park, Kansas contends she was dismissed in December 2009 because police thought the disorder kept her from performing essential job functions. Read more about here!

Olathe is cutting of their nose in spite their face!

Unemployment is high. The number of people loosing their homes has increased beyond imagination. The number of homeless has increased. The need for basic needs such as food and utilities have more then doubled. So, let's build a $22.5 Million dollar community center and raise water, sewer and solid waste bills for everyone in Olathe to pay for it. That is what the City of Olathe wants to do! Idiots.

14 year old sets her dog on fire!

Jackson County, MO juvenile authorities have charged a 14-year-old girl with animal abuse for allegedly setting her family’s dog on fire. See the KCTV5 story here: KCTV 5 News
 Let's set her on fire and see how she likes it, the little bitch!

A dip in the pool on a hot summer day!

I used to live here and this is not the first shooting at this complex! It happened 2 other times while I was there! Roeland Park police have released the name of a teenager who was killed Sunday at the Boulevard Apartments. The teenager was fatally shot near the apartment complex’s pool shortly before 7 p.m. in the 4800 block of Skyline Drive, police said. A witness followed two suspects from the scene and told police where they were. Officers arrested those men near Chouteau Trafficway and Gardner Avenue in Kansas City. No charges have been announced yet in Cotom’s slaying.

Kansas casino employees investigated

Out in Dodge City, the Wild Wild West is still pretty wild! Casino employees investigated for illegal off site poker games!
Kansas casino employees investigated -

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Where have you been all my life?

Maude Findlay
I have found Maude! Yes, and then there's Maude. Time Warner Cable Antenna TV Cable Channel 970 shows reruns of the is awesome show. I laugh my ass off! Where I have been, up a tree??

He is such a weiner!

I have a policy initiative for you Mr. Weiner! Honesty is the best policy!
I really don't care what you do on the internet, facebook, twitter, myspace, in a bar or in your bedroom but don't LIE about it when you get caught.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Until we meet again...

Thanks Oprah!

On September 8, 1986, the first national episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast into homes across America. I remember that day. I was a Sophomore at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. I came home and turned on the TV because I wanted to see this lady on TV they called Oprah. I remember my own mother saying that she was going to like watching her. As the years went on, I would continue to tune in when I could and catch episodes as I could, especially when she had someone on that I wanted to see or a topic I was interested. It was because of Oprah and a adaption reunion show that I decided to find my own biological mother.  Now, 25 years later, Oprah steps onto the stage for the last time to share her greatest lessons and hopes for her viewers and to say so long.

Thank you Oprah for 25 years and wish you many more now on your OWN network!

Happy Memorial Day!

Every day I get to thank a veteran for their service to their country. So, on this Memorial Day again I say Thanks for your service to this great country that we live in and remember them every day of the year!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fox, NBC unveil fall shows -

ABC's new fall shows dazzle in New York (VIDEO) -

'Titanic' to be re-released in 3-D next year -

Bishop regrets not asking police to investigate priest -

Bishop regrets not asking police to investigate priest -

I always thought that porn of any kind was a sin. Actually just thinking about sex is a sin. Then Father Shawn Ratigan was a huge sinner. Not only was he into porn, but child porn. Sick bastard! But what is worse is that the Bishop, a leader in the Catholic Church covered this up sense December and didn’t report it to the police. Have they not learned anything?

Modern Michaelangelos turn sand to works of art -

Sunday, May 15, 2011

IL VOLO comes to America!

I saw these guys on the talk a while back and I can't stop playing the video and singing the song in my head!
(From the Audio Perv)->More popular than pizza in their native Italy, the teenage tenor trio known as Il Volo is ready to take over the world. Produced by the legendary Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli) and the world renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis, their self-titled debut album has already been certified platinum in Italy. Piero Barone (17), Ignazio Boschetto (16 ), and Gianluca Ginoble (16) have been performing both new and traditional classically influenced pop songs for two years all around the world. Go to now to get a free download of “O Sole Mio” and check out their EPK below to get to know them better. Do it now so you can brag to your friends and family about knowing Il Volo before they become more popular than iPhones.