Saturday, June 23, 2007

American Express Business Card

American Express Business Gold Rewards Credit Card is currently running a limited promotion for 25,000 Rewards points after first purchase. The 25,000 points can be exchanged for a free-round trip airline ticket anywhere in the U.S or $250 rewards gift certificate. You can choose the $250 gift certificate from stores such as Home Depot, Gap, Blockbuster, Barnes & Noble, Banana Republic, and so on.

Whether you have a home-based business or that you have sold something on Ebay, you can apply for a business credit card. You can put your name as the business name and your social security number as the tax id. Your business is called sole proprietorship and it's perfectly legal with the IRS.

There will be a hard pull, but business credit cards will not show on your personal credit report. Hence you can open and close accounts, open more new accounts, and max your credit limit without worrying about your credit report. The $250 bonus is worth a hard pull in my opinion.

Business Gold Rewards Card from OPEN(SM) the small business team

The $125 annual fee is waived for the first year. If you don't find the card worth keeping, keep in mind that you can always cancel the credit card without paying any fees.

Here's the fine print from American Express:
Apply for the Business Gold Rewards Card and make a purchase by 12/31/07. Upon the Basic Cardmember's first purchase, a one time bonus of 25,000 points can be earned toward the Basic Business Gold Rewards Cardmember's Membership Rewards® account and may appear as separate credits of 5,000 and 20,000 bonus points. The maximum 25,000 bonus points are available to first–time Basic Business Gold Rewards Cardmembers only; they are not available if you transfer an existing account. Welcome bonus points will be credited to your Membership Rewards account 6 to 8 weeks after your first purchase appears on your monthly billing statement. The bonus 25,000 Membership Rewards points may be redeemed for one domestic round–trip airline ticket.

The 25000 points bonus is a limited time offer. Just like the $250 Chase bonus, take advantage of this offer and apply right away.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Free Bird Food...Illegal Aliens!

Took this from my other Blog. Wanted to make sure that all three of my readers saw this one. America needs to stand up and do what is right and legal. Not what is politically correct.

I put a bird feeder on my back porch a while back. It was a great event. I filled it with food and made sure that there was a bird bath and plenty of fresh water nearby.

In a short time a few birds came. I enjoyed watching these few birds as they flittered around the back yard enjoying the free food and provided water. Soon it was fun to watch as these few birds built a nest in the tree in the backyard.

After several more weeks, it appeared that a communication had gone out advertising the free food and water. Soon the few birds that were enjoyable to watch and who had set up housekeeping in the tree out back, were joined by hundreds of other birds.

Soon there begin to be massive amounts of bird litter on my back porch. My swing was covered with litter. My outdoor furniture was such that it had to be hosed off and cleaned everyday to be used.

It began to go from a few dollars a week for bird food to being very expensive and a huge job to keep the bird feeder full. Some of the birds began to get very aggressive when the bird feeder was empty and would dive at me as I stepped into my backyard.

Life in my backyard had become somewhat like an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

The birds were taking over.

Sometimes I feel like this is somewhat how America is with "Illegal Aliens" . And I stress illegal. We are a melting pot and most descended from somewhere else. But I am here legally and believe that anyone that is not needs to do what it takes to be legal or go home.

But back to my point. As we try to be a socially correct society, we have become a "free food" society. We have embraced those that are illegal by possibly granting amnesty, by providing free medical services, free food, allowing them to infiltrate our schools and having all of the freedoms that legal inhabitants have.

Yes we have put out the birdfeeder on the back porch.. and they did come.

Maybe it is time for America to embrace the idea that they are "Illegal" and we should take in the birdfeeders and do what it takes to get this thing right.

Just my thoughts.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Daisy Airgun Museum - Rogers Arkansas

Daisy Airgun Museum

Walking into the Daisy Airgun Museum earlier this year, I immediately began to smile when I saw the fishnet stocking-covered leg lamp that can only make a person think of one thing, the movie “A Christmas Story.” It’s a fabulous and funny classic about a kid who wants, more than anything, a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Why would that, along with a poster of the movie, be inside an airgun museum?

Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo and accessories. One gun, more than any other, played a major role in making Daisy the household name it is today. Introduced in 1939, the Daisy Red Ryder has sold more than 9 million units, easily making it the most famous BB gun ever built.

While I don’t recall that I owned a Red Ryder, I grew up on a farm and did have a Daisy BB gun when I was just a youngster. Like in “A Christmas Story,” it was given to me by my father. I sold it in 1987 during a garage sale I had with some girlfriends. We were all trying to make money for our senior year Spring Break trip to Florida. I remember a reluctance to sell it at the time. But by then, I was a city dweller and less of a tomboy. I figured I’d never use it again.

Looking back, I wish I had chosen to keep the gun, preserving in some way the memories associated with it - the connection to my farm-girl youth and my father, who died last year in September. The $15 asking price and the $10 I agreed to take for it at the sale wouldn’t have made a difference in my Spring Break. Now I have two sons that I could have passed it on to.

I can’t imagine the number of kids that have had many an adventure with a Daisy BB gun. Of course, the Daisy Airgun Museum preserves a lot more than just the Red Ryder. The museum has on display more than 150 antique airguns dating from the 1600s to the present. It’s quite impressive to see the array of styles Daisy has manufactured over time. You can also walk through the company’s timeline and view old packaging and advertising.

The museum attracts more than 1,700 visitors each year from almost every state in the continental U.S. and several foreign countries. It includes a gift shop, collectibles and information on the current line of Daisy products. The museum is a non-profit organization, mostly staffed by Daisy retirees.

Located in historic downtown Rogers at 202 W. Walnut, it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, phone (479) 986-6873 or visit

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Greers Ferry Lake- Great Place to Play!

Greers Ferry Lake in the Arkansas Ozarks

One of the Arkansas Ozarks favorite watery playgrounds is Greers Ferry Lake, located in the north central portion of the state. With 40,000 acres of lake surface to accommodate both boaters and fishermen, the fishing at the lake is superb throughout the year. Every game fish native to the state has been stocked in the clear waters of the lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The lake was formed by Greers Ferry Dam that was completed in July 1964 at a cost of approximately $46,500,000. The lake and dam were dedicated in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, his last public appearance before the fateful trip to Dallas.

A trout hatchery is in operation and furnishes the rainbow trout for stocking and fishing in the lake and below the dam in the Little Red River. Record fish catches are a common occurrence at Greers Ferry which abounds in walleye, bream, crappie, channel catfish, rainbow trout, and largemouth and white bass.

Other sporting activities include boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, scuba diving, water skiing. There is a developed nature trail winding up Sugar Loaf Mountain, an island in the lake, which affords a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding countryside from its summit.

The William Carl Garner Visitors Center, located a short distance north of Heber Springs on Ark. 25, explains the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the exploration and development of the Little Red River area through interpretive exhibits and an audio-visual presentation.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Small Town Weekly Social!

It’s about 1:00 pm Thursday afternoon, small town Arkansas. The Social Event of the Week for an elite group is about to begin. They begin to gather early. Ages ranged from about 10 years old to close to 90. The gathering was mostly men, but a few women graced the building and were comfortable being there.

The group discussed the weather. They gossiped some about the things that have gone on around town this week. Most are carrying their coke in their hand when they enter. They yell short quips or jabs jokingly at each other. There are two or three around the building that seem to be the ring leaders. If nothing is being said, they began to stir it up.

The chatter seems to lessen a little as the side door opens and the emcee for the event enters the room—carrying his microphone. He steps up behind the counter, plugs in his microphone and announces that the event is ready to begin. He immediately makes a few announcements. It is obvious that he is a mix between a DJ, a comedian, a local politician and a businessman.

The emcee immediately quips with two or three around the room between announcements.

“Where you been Alex. You weren’t here last week.” “That’s right you been out of town”

“Captain, you got your dog with you this week. If I send my kids over would you train them to mind like your dog”

“Watch out everyone! If you haven’t noticed there’s a banker in the room. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want him to see” (I Was the Banker)

Things settled down and the party began. It became obvious that of the 60 to 80 people that were there, only about 10 to 12 were there for the true reason behind the social gathering.

You see, I was at the small town "country livestock auction". The "emcee" was the auctioneer.

Yes many were there for the enjoyment and the banter. A few were there for the business of buying and selling. All had a good time.

Check out the Auction Below!