I laughed when I read this on Linda’s site (lindaintennessee) and had to share it.
PERKS OF BEING OVER 50
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run–anywhere.
4. People call at 9 pm and ask, ‘Did I wake you???’
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 pm.
9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won’t get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can’t remember who sent you this list!
*And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
You should forward this to anyone you can remember!!
I disagree with #9. And I changed the large type so it doesn’t take up as much room. Get your magnifying glasses.
And I got this from the Family Research Council:
On Hate Crimes, No Love Lost
After weeks of political wrangling, the Senate finally cried uncle on an unpopular plan to attach “hate crimes” legislation to the Defense Authorization bill. By pulling the proposal before members could even vote on it, Democrats demonstrated just how little real support the legislation enjoyed–even among the party faithful. With Congress a month out from primary season and our troops in desperate need of resources, one Democratic aide told reporters that “hate crimes” had nowhere near the backing it needed to pass. “We’re about 40 votes short, not four or six,” he said. “Fed up” with the sheer volume of emails they received (which is how one office described your overwhelming response to FRC’s alert), the leadership made a wise decision to drop the provision. Had they not, it would have likely caused serious PR problems–not only for them but for a number of their Democratic colleagues running in the presidential primaries next month. For our military, however, the damage may have already been done. The months of delay may not have affected Congress, which operates within the safety and comfort our troops provide, but it has certainly affected the ability of our brave men and women to do their jobs. This should be an embarrassment to the majority. We congratulate Senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Reps. Roy Blunt (Mo.) and John Boehner (Ohio), who were instrumental in the provision’s defeat–as were those of you who took the time to make your opinions known. Together, we continue to make a major difference!