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“Top 5” Activities That Keep Baby Boomers in Shape…

March 31st, 2010

Here is my “Top 5” list of activities that will keep us Baby Boomers in shape for the rest of our lives. Baby Boomers need to stay in shape… we still have a lot to do. We must help our children and grandchildren take over this country (and keep the riff raff out). Hey, they need our experience, right? Of course they do.

On a more serious note, we owe them what we know. We need to help them avoid our mistakes. We should want our children to do better than we did because we always want what’s best for our offspring. Nothing would touch my heart more than knowing my sons, daughters-in-law, and future grandchildren have benefited in life from those things they learn from Kathy and me.

So, what is our challenge? We need to stay in shape… we need to keep the well oiled machine running smoothly. We need to impress the babes, right guys? And you girls need to keep us guys looking when you walk by.

Do these activities to become a “flat belly”…

1. walk, walk, walk (no stress on the knees) –
Walking is something all of us can do anytime, anywhere. My wife and I walk around our neighborhood or we head to downtown Omaha and walk the riverfront. Talking with your spouse or partner is a nice side benefit.

2. walk up and down stairways
This is a great conditioner. It’s good for your knees, good for your heart.

3. riding a bicycle
Helps you get in shape while having a lot of fun.

4. The Total Gym
You see it on TV all the time. This will keep you toned without causing too much physical stress. Done in 15-20 minutes.

5. Treadmill
Again, easy to do and no stress on the knees. Great over all conditioner for your entire body.

Kathy and I do four of these activities (three of them are free!) and they have become regular healthy habits in our week. Try to do these 4 or 5 times per week for very good results. If you cannot, 3 times a week will still be a big help to your “well oiled machine.” We do the Total Gym and the treadmill 4 times a week, and then fit in 2 or 3 walks as well.

Do it for your children, grandchildren, and other loved ones. But do it mainly for yourself. Live long and prosper.

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Things that George Carlin Left Behind…

March 31st, 2010

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Could it be that all those trick-or-treaters wearing sheets aren’t going as ghosts but as mattresses?

Is there another word for synonym?

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice?”

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?

Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.

The older you get, the better you realize you were.

Women like silent men; they think they’re listening.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?

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Boomer Celebrity Photos… Days Gone By

March 31st, 2010

Dennis Hopper

Rare Celebrity Photos

Sean Connery

Rare Celebrity Photos

John Travolta

Rare Celebrity Photos

John Voight and Angelina Jolie

Rare Celebrity Photos

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Eddie Van Halen and the “Blue Angels”…

March 31st, 2010

Van Halen video shows excellent routines by the famous “Blue Angels” as the group sings “Dreams.” Fun to watch…

Watch This Video

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I Think These Customers Have a Problem…

March 30th, 2010

Now this is a liquid diet…

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Spring Has Sprung (Yeah!)…

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Baby Boomers Pay Too Much in Taxes… (Really, Phil?)

March 29th, 2010

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Baby Boomers pay too much in taxes. I really think this is an immoral situation in our culture. We do have to admit that things are considerably different from the period in history when we paid no income tax in this country. But this current situation is ridiculous.

I do think it’s safe to say that things have gotten out of hand as our government reaches into our pockets constantly to take more and more of our financial resources. The government passes go and collects $200 from us way too often.

Is this what the Founding Fathers had in mind? I don’t think they were comedians… this is a serious matter. This country of ours has provided opportunities for hard working Americans to become successful beyond the dreams of our ancestors. As we mature as a nation, we have learned to share the wealth with less fortunate citizens and we have always helped the people of other countries around the world (even the citizens of our enemies).

The United States is the standard bearer around the globe for “helping our fellow man.” Now I wonder if we have gone too far here in our own country. We can never go to far with our own individual resources since our Creator encourages that. But I do think our government taxing policies crossed the line a long time ago.

Is my government collected taxes supposed to pay for abortions? Uhhh, no. Should any of us help pay for a bridge to nowhere? How about illegal immigrants? Have you ever looked at a list of government expenditures? Appalling.

So, how did this get started?

Congress started a federal income tax in 1862 to support the Civil War. The average wage earner paid roughly 3% of income to the government. Soon to follow came a sales tax and excise taxes. The race was on!

We now see in this country that taxes of 50% or more (federal, state, and local) have become common for good income earners as well as the rich. How did we get here?

Misguided support…

One of our earlier presidents was asked about providing aid to a foreign country and he said that was the job of churches and support organizations. In other words, let the citizens freely decide what they wanted to offer for aid of any type. Don’t confiscate money from them through income taxes. It’s an individual choice.

Somewhere along the line our government jumped in with both feet to take over foreign and domestic aid. That decision is becoming a disaster for all of us. Our debt will soon be over $10 trillion in the good old USA. How do we take care of this staggering figure?

There is no question that God has blessed our nation over the years because of our desire to help others. But now we have taken Bible study out of our schools (formerly part of public school curriculum), we have taken the 10 Commandments out of public buildings, and anyone that prays to God is a right wing nut. Nice, huh?

What if God decides to leave us alone to stew in our problems? I have no magic number in mind, but it seems almost criminal that government taxing bodies take more than 25% of the income of any citizen. If we citizens decide to give another 25% to aid our fellow man, our churches, our communities then let us make that choice on who to help.

Do you agree? Let me know.

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Noah Might Have Been Smarter Than We Originally Thought…

March 29th, 2010

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Boomer Quotes, Boomer Birthdays…

March 29th, 2010


“To be successful, love what you do. The money will come, success will follow.” Michael Campbell, CEO (age 52)

“Look at what You have been given. It is not about You, it is about what You can do to make the world a better place…using your Talent, Background, Networks, Money, Freedom.”
Rick Warren, Pastor (age 56)

Elton John (63) singer songwriter
Vicki Lawrence (61) Carol Burnett Show
Marcus Allen (50) pro football player
Steven Tyler (62) Aerosmith
Reba McIntyre (55) singer
Diane Weist (62) actress
Eric Idle (67) Monty Python

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Well, One out of Two Ain’t Bad… (Almost a “Meatloaf”)

March 29th, 2010


One handshake, one glance. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, huh?

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